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A Conversation With Dan Starkey, AKA Strax
Posted on 08.21.14 by Rob Levy @ 9:44 pm

Dan Starkey in the TARDIS

With the return of Doctor Who this weekend there is a whirlwind of excitement about the debut of Peter Capaldi and the return of the Paternoster Gang of Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax.

Strax, a different sort of Sontaran, played by Dan Starkey, has become a fan favorite due in large part to his comedic antics and uncanny ability to misread every situation. Debuting in Season Six's "A Good Man Goes To War," Starkey's lovable Sontaran "nurse" became one of the highlights of the Matt Smith era. Subsequent appearances as Vastra and Jenny's "butler" in "The Crimson Horror," "The Snowmen" and "The Name of The Doctor" were brilliant and then brilliant again.

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Your Weekend Justice #221: Irkutsk Smith and the Temple of Doom
Posted on 08.18.14 by Widge @ 5:36 am

Roger Moore from Cannonball Run

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck, the podcast that must warn you: it's Weekend Justice.

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Today's Amazing Spam Harvest
Posted on 08.08.14 by Widge @ 1:03 pm

Everybodys Saying Spam

I truly appreciate the odd spam comment. I just do. Some of them are like haikus written by glue sniffers. Some are like zen koans carved in bananas.

Quality ones are like gold.

So I was very pleased to see this one today:

What a data of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable familiarity about unpredicted emotions.

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File Under: Stimuli
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The Sound Board #38: What We Did On Our Summer Vacation
Posted on 08.07.14 by Widge @ 4:55 pm

Boys Archery at Summer Camp

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month's episode is attended by Prof. Tuffley and Dr. Rob Levy with Widgett Walls in the chair, running the entire thing aground.

This episode's central topic is catchup mode on 2014 thus far, since we've been on unplanned hiatus for a bit. Our favorites thus far this year, along with surprises and disappointments. Also discussed: Weird Al's recent triumph, Panic at the Disco vs. nutcases, Tupac vs. Broadway, the Mystery of Casey Kasem, Duran Duran vs. their own fan club (only sorta), MTV and Spotify in bed together, the advent of Amazon Prime and more.

Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.
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Your Weekend Justice #220: A Thermos Full of Bees
Posted on 07.27.14 by Widge @ 3:16 am

Warning Not a Toy

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck, the podcast that wishes it had a novelty lunchbox designed in its honor. We're just saying.

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Your Weekend Goulash #2: Preparing for Conventions and, In Our Spare Time, Eating
Posted on 07.21.14 by Widge @ 2:24 am

Orphans of the Storm

Not a convention we plan to attend this year.

Random bits of things I wanted to share. Because I can. Coming to you post-weekend because the weekend was crazy. More on that shortly.

1) Sound engineer, philanthropist and friend to the animals Jon Boutelle has fired up 50 Days of DragonCon once more. Photos, info and scads of interviews with people associated with the Con. Recent entries have included a chat with: Grim, the video games track director and Dan Carroll, head of media relations. It is co-hosted by Leigh with guest appearances from many familiar voices and/or faces. Find it here. Enjoy.

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Wayhomer Review #178: Maleficent
Posted on 07.17.14 by Widge @ 4:47 am

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

It's Episode #178 for Maleficent, in which our protagonist is willing to turn the original story on its head, creates an extended metaphor about a cheese allergy and really wants to strangle some pixies.
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Widge's Favorite Music of 2012, Part 1: The Singles
Posted on 07.14.14 by Widge @ 9:02 am

Woodkid

Okay, first: what is this? Am I mental? Have I forgotten what year it is? Answer: sometimes, but not today. So. Here's something that's always bothered me.

Every time I compiled a list of "The Best" of some year, it nagged at me: well, I haven't seen every movie or listened to every song or read every book...how the hell can I honestly say this is what I consider to be the best, when it's really "the best of what I managed to consume"? And when you do that for a given year, you're screwing some stuff that came out in December, or some stuff that didn't rise high enough to make it on your radar.

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Your Weekend Justice #219: Don't Put Metal in the Science Oven!
Posted on 07.13.14 by Widge @ 10:46 pm

Green Arrow boxing glove

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck, the podcast that is microwave safe, machine washable and mostly biodegradable. Or at least biodegrading.

Note: For some reason, there's some weird distortion that comes and goes every so often. No idea. Sorry about that. I've already blamed myself, so join me.

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Wayhomer Review #177: Snowpiercer
Posted on 07.07.14 by Widge @ 12:15 pm

John Hurt, Chris Evans and Jamie Bell from Snowpiercer

It's Episode #177 for Snowpiercer, in which our protagonist has taken a ride on the crazy train, keeps thinking about just how well structured it is, and likens it all to a dystopian Jenga.
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File Under: Reviews and Video Podcasts and Wayhomers
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