Tag Archives: 2017

Signal Boost #31: Wrapping Up the Year

26 Dec

In our final podcast of the year, Shaun and Jen offer a quick wrap-up of all the things we loved about 2017. We share some of our favorite episodes, remind folks of our listener/reader survey, and offer up some last minute mini boosts to make 2017 just a little bit more joyful.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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344. Krampus: The Reckoning (2015) — A Special Holiday Torture Cinema “Adventure”

24 Dec Krampus: The Reckoning

Tang, overbites, and gratuitous boob shots, oh my! In this special Holiday edition of Torture Cinema, Shaun, Paul, Jen, Alex, and Becca mix too much alcohol with a really, truly terrible movie. This one definitely comes with some language and content warnings, because the team is just so very angry that they have to watch this. They discuss how a potentially interesting premise is utterly destroyed by an awful, convoluted script, terrible production values, and some of the worst acting that the state of Arizona has ever produced. The only reason we can come up with that anyone should ever watch this film is so they know how NOT to make a movie.

Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Signal Boost #30: Michelle Kan (No More Heroes) and Rachel Cordasco (SFinTranslation.com)

19 Dec

In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Becca talks to Michelle Kan about her book, No More Heroes. They discuss what it meant for Michelle to write an #OwnVoices gender-fluid aro-ace character that included her ethnic heritage, issues with anxiety, and parkour! They also talk about how Michelle wrote No More Heroes during NaNoWriMo and how her film-making education helps her write.

Then Rachel Cordasco, founder of SFinTranslation.com, joins Jen to talk about what she does at SF in Translation, what inspired her to create the site. They also discuss how much speculative fiction there really is in translation, what makes a good translation, and some of Rachel’s favorite translated works of 2017.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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Announcement: The 2017 Listener / Reader Survey

19 Dec

I know. We’re a bit late putting this message up on the blog. Still, better late than never, amaright?

Two years ago, we ran a survey primarily for listeners of the show. The intent was get a better sense of what was working and not working for our listeners, what listeners wanted us to do in the future, etc. Now it’s 2017, the year of trashfires, and we’re trying to end things on a high note with a bunch of fantastically geeky podcasts and a brand new survey for listeners AND blog readers. Continue reading

#65. Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

18 Dec

Space heroism, Porgs, and grumpy Jedi, oh my! In our last Shoot the WISB episode of the year, Shaun, Jen, Alex, Mike, and Daniel join forces for the most anticipated movie of the year, Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi. We talk about Rian Johnson’s direction, the film’s tribute to Carrie Fisher, the core themes of heroism and seeing the world for what it actually is, and much MUCH more. You won’t want to miss this one!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below): Continue reading

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