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Where’s Ben At? (Mini-sode) — SA122

Where’s Ben At? (Mini-sode) — SA122

I haven’t listened to this episode yet, although I think I’m in it. I think. Steve and Dr. Jayce recorded it on a night when I was just a little late. So these show notes are thin, because I’m going to listen to it AFTER I post it. I’m trusting in Steve. ~ Ben … Read entire article »

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Narcoleptic Monster Dodos Invade the Neptune Colony Part 3 (OTR?) — SA121

Narcoleptic Monster Dodos Invade the Neptune Colony Part 3 (OTR?) — SA121

In possibly the strangest Strangers and Aliens episode ever, Ben and Steve take up a challenge from Dr. Jayce. The challenge? Create a podcast episode with this title: “Narcoleptic Monster Dodo’s Invade the Neptune Colony part 3″ The result? Ben and Steve role-play? Or story-game? Or something . . . The result? Needs to be heard. And then, as if that wasn’t enough . … Read entire article »

Noah-counting for Taste — SA120

Noah-counting for Taste — SA120

Ben talks about Noah — the good, the bad, and the ugly. What did he like? What did he find to be of value? What did he not like? And what was the biggest problem he had with Darren Aronofsky’s Noah? … Read entire article »

“Lust” (Part Five of the Seven Deadly Sins) — SA119

“Lust” (Part Five of the Seven Deadly Sins) — SA119

In this, the fifth episode of our Seven Deadly sins, Ben, Steve, and Dr. Jayce talk about the concept of lust and how it appears in science fiction and fantasy, Biblical applications, and what lust looks like in our own lives. You can listen to the other episodes in the series here. What did we miss? Let us know! E-mail or call us … Read entire article »

Archer & Armstrong Vol. 1: The Michelangelo Code — THOUGHT CLOUDS #12

Archer & Armstrong Vol. 1: The Michelangelo Code — THOUGHT CLOUDS #12

Archer & Armostrong Vol. 1: The Michelangelo Code Valiant Entertainment; Fred Van Lente, writer; Clayton Henry and Matt Milla, artists As I said in the first Valiant Entertainment review, X-O Manowar Vol. 1, I’m new to the Valiant Universe. I like the Valiant Universe. And I am all in with the Valiant Universe. But when I pick up any of these books, I … Read entire article »

The Way of the Warrior, pt. 3: The Way of Submission (RED Church Sermon Series) — SA118

The Way of the Warrior, pt. 3: The Way of Submission (RED Church Sermon Series) — SA118

We are proud to present the third in our series of episodes featuring Dr. Jayce and his work at RED Church, part of his Way of the Warrior series focusing on living a life of spiritual depth. This episode is part 3 of 4 in the series that Dr. Jayce O’Neal presented at his church,  RED Church in Virginia Beach. Parts 4 … Read entire article »

Gilgamesh to Frankenstein: Important Moments in Sci-Fi History #0 — SA117

Gilgamesh to Frankenstein: Important Moments in Sci-Fi History #0 — SA117

The trio starts a new series, maybe, as they explore some of the earliest roots of science fiction. This episode covers fantasy and science fiction from antiquity to the late 1800s Gilgamesh to Frankenstein. Yes, it’s not sci-fi because science was not a part of some of this early material, but even these myths and fantastic tales contain elements that … Read entire article »

Video Gaming with Lucas Timmerman — SA116

Video Gaming with Lucas Timmerman — SA116

Video games…they’re not just for kids anymore! Steve and special co-host Lucas Timmerman dig deep to uncover the methods behind the madness, exploring themes, stories, and characters in this medium that are sometimes glossed over in the flashes of action a 30-second TV spot needs to sell it to the masses. … Read entire article »

Robocop: the Franchise and the Reboot — SA115

Robocop: the Franchise and the Reboot — SA115

It’s Ben and Steve vs. Robocop in this episode of the podcast that explores the Robocop franchise, from the first movie to the reboot! We also review the new Robocop movie, with a short section at the end with spoilers. Listen as we explore the themes, the strangeness of the franchise (from X-rating to Saturday morning cartoon in less than a … Read entire article »

X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By the Sword — THOUGHT CLOUDS #11

X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By the Sword — THOUGHT CLOUDS #11

X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By the Sword Valiant Entertainment; Robert Vendaetti, writer; Cary Nord, pencils; Stefano Gaudiano, inks So here’s the deal. I recently read a blog post by a friend, Nathan James Norman, about how he was ditching DC Comics and reading books from the recently re-built Valiant Entertainment. Back in the 90s, Valiant was one of the big publishers that wasn’t … Read entire article »