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  • The Other Worlds Austin 2018 preview Day 4
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on December 6, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Designed by tattoo & graphics artist David Poe Returning for a fifth exciting year, Other Worlds Austin, one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US, features some of the best and unheralded genre films. Beginning on Thursday December 6 at Flix … Continue reading […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2018 preview Day 3
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on December 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Returning for a fifth exciting year, Other Worlds Austin, one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US, features some of the best and unheralded genre films. Beginning on Thursday December 6 at Flix Brewhouse, the four day event includes 20 … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2018 preview Days 1 and 2
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on December 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Returning for a fifth exciting year, Other Worlds Austin, one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US, features some of the best and unheralded genre films. Beginning on Thursday December 6 at Flix Brewhouse, the four day event includes 20 … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Book Probe: Polaris Rising, Donald and the Golden...
    by joecrowe on November 10, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Book Probe knows you need new books. Here is a helpful list of such things, eliminating all that troublesome freedom of choice. Book Probe is your friend.  Donald and the Golden Crayon I’m all in for figuratively flipping the bird … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Book Probe: The Future is Female! 25 Classic...
    by joecrowe on November 5, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Book Probe presents things you need to buy, recommended by people who know what you need to buy. Book Probe is Your Friend.  The Future is Female! edited by Lisa Yaszek You need this book. Right now. I don’t say … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Haunting of Hill House SPOILERY
    by mattc on November 1, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    I really enjoyed this mini series. The most fun thing about it to me was trying to piece together the history of the house from the tidbits we were given episode by episode. With that in mind here are some … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Kaboul; Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and...
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on October 22, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    The French and so far only edition of Michael Moorcock’s Kaboul found it’s way, direct from Paris, into my happy hands. This gorgeous volume with magnificent illustrations by Miles Hyman collects six stories from the My Experiences in the Third World … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Sci-Fi Book Probe: Drizzt, Pathogen Protocol,...
    by joecrowe on October 1, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    RevolutionSF’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Probe provides you with new books, eliminating all that troublesome freedom of choice. Book Probe’s choices are best. Book Probe is your friend.  Timeless: A Drizzt Novel by R.A. Salvatore RA Salvatore has done more … Continue reading […]

  • Book Probe: The Wild Dead, Nuomenon Infinity,...
    by joecrowe on August 23, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    You need new geek-centric books. These are the books you need. Get them at the linkage. No thanks necessary. The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn The Wild Dead is another book set in the post-apocalyptic world of Carrie Vaughn’s “Bannerless,” … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Astroball by way of Lovecraft
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on July 12, 2018 at 3:12 am

      I was very excited to get my copy of Ben Reiter’s Astroball, which chronicles the Astros rise from the being the worst team baseball to the best. After all, Reiter was the brain child behind the prophetic June 13, … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Book Probe: Robots of Gotham, Spaceship Next...
    by joecrowe on June 17, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Book Probe is where new books come to get found. Your next enjoyable book is right here, without the hassle of having to pick one yourself. Trust Book Probe. Book Probe is your friend.  Robots of Gotham This is good … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • RevSF Review: Personal Space (2018 Series)
    by joecrowe on March 12, 2018 at 2:02 am

    Personal Space is just plain fun. It’s a sci-fi comedy-drama in 28 five-minute episodes, and it’s streaming on Amazon Prime right now. Five minutes is the kind of time investment that I can really get behind. Personal Space is about … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Movie Probe: Prodigy (2018)
    by joecrowe on March 9, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Movie Probe eliminates troublesome freedom of choice from your movie watching experience. Prodigy is good. Watch it now. See? Totally easy.  Prodigy (2018)  Prodigy is a thriller starring an analyst talking to a creepy kid. Well, that’s how it starts. … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Black Panther: 4-Word Movie Reviews
    by joecrowe on February 28, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Full-length movie reviews are the worst. Four words? We’ve got plenty of time for that. Especially when we’re talking about BLACK PANTHER.    When is Shuri’s movie? — Tegan Hendrickson, @artfulusername Representation that matters. Finally! — Jessa Phillips, […]

  • Book Probe: Indie Science Fiction Cinema Today:...
    by joecrowe on February 28, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Book Probe eliminates an issue that most humans must face constantly: freedom of choice. Book Probe eliminates freedom of choice, providing you only with options that are good for you. Obey Book Probe. Book Probe: Indie Science Fiction Cinema Today … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Book Probe: Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Tales of...
    by joecrowe on February 28, 2018 at 12:39 am

    Book Probe eliminates the petty concern that many humans have: what to buy. Book Probe tells you. Obey Book Probe.  Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Tales of Hope and Courage Of course, Star Wars fans should own this book, an … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Book Probe: Frankenstein: The 200th Anniversary...
    by joecrowe on February 1, 2018 at 3:18 am

    RevolutionSF’s Book Probe eliminates the troublesome freedom of choice from your book purchasing needs. Buy this book at the links provided hereafter. You deserve it. Frankenstein: The 200th Anniversary Edition Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the first science fiction novel, according […]

  • X-Files Season 10 (2016) — We Knew It Was a...
    by joecrowe on January 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    The X-Files came back with a six-episode new series. At RevolutionSF, we were in the trenches for the show’s last few seasons. We watched. We had to. Well, when we remembered to set the VCR. I believed that my outrage … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • American Sci-Fi Classics Track at Dragon Con...
    by joecrowe on January 2, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Every year, the American Sci-Fi Classics Track at DragonCon puts on panels, game shows, screenings, and geeky fun that provide more fun than humans should legally be allowed, directed by RevSF’s Gary Mitchel and Joe Crowe. Journey with us back to … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Fun Christmas Songs of Geeky Interest
    by joecrowe on December 22, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Children, people from a hundred years ago, and Vegas lounge singers and people at the “Christmas party hop” are not the only people who have performed and created delightful songs and performances tied to the holiday season. Enjoy this list … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi reviewed
    by joecrowe on December 18, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    By Stanley Clarke Star Wars: The Last Jedi shattered expectations with its epic drama, humor, acting, plot twists, and originality. The film starts where The Force Awakens ended with Rey seeking Luke’s guidance as a Jedi master and the Resistance … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2017 preview Day 4
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on December 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Design by tattoo and graphics artist David Poe Returning for a fourth exciting year, Other Worlds Austin, one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US, features some of the best and unheralded genre films. Beginning on Thursday December 7 at Flix … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2017 preview Day 3
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on December 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Returning for a fourth exciting year, Other Worlds Austin, one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US, features some of the best and unheralded genre films. Beginning on Thursday December 7 at Flix Brewhouse, the four day event includes 16 … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2017 preview Days 1 and 2
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on December 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Returning for a fourth exciting year, Other Worlds Austin, one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US, features some of the best and unheralded genre films. Beginning on Thursday December 7 at Flix Brewhouse, the four day event includes 16 … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The newly discovered Tapanuli orangutan of Sumatra
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on November 9, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    To the surprise to almost no one, I found this very interesting. New Species of Orangutan Is Rarest Great Ape on Earth On November 20, 2013, the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme got a call about an injured orangutan found in the mountainous region of … Continue […]

RevCast The podcast of RevolutionSF.com! Commentary, criticism and comedy about movies, TV and all corners of geeky genres and culture. A sci-fi convention in your pocket.

  • RevCast Special - LIVE Superman 80th Anniversary...
    by RevolutionSF.com on April 29, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Recorded live at midnight the Tuesday before the release of Action Comics number 1,000 -- Joe Crowe hosted Superman trivia at Kingdom Comics in Birmingham, Alabama.  Delve into the archives of Superman lore with questions everyone totally knows the answers to, about Titano! Flamebird! Jax-Ur! […]

  • RevCast Presents: Lost Episode: Manimal Saves...
    by RevolutionSF.com on December 24, 2017 at 5:17 am

    As the cultured folks and learned listeners of RevolutionSF's Revcast, we can all agree on two things.  1. Very special holiday episodes are a delightful part of TV history that allow us to celebrate the season while also pondering meaningful questions such as: How did Skeletor turn good even […]

  • RevCast Special: Osiris Child & Rogue Warrior...
    by RevolutionSF.com on November 7, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    RevolutionSF interviewed the creators of two awesome sci-fi movies that you need to see as soon as possible. Preferably right after you listen to the podcast.  First up: Shane Abbess, the director of the movie with the best subtitle, Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume 1.    […]

  • RevCast Special: TV Guidance Counselor Ken Reid:...
    by RevCast on October 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Joe Crowe interviewed comedian and podcaster Ken Reid, host of the TV Guidance Counselor podcast.  On the TV Guidance Counselor podcast, Ken and a guest pick a classic issue of TV Guide and go through what they would have watched, or what they were watching, during the week from that issue. […]

  • RevCast Special LIVE: Epic Failures of Sci-Fi...
    by RevolutionSF.com on September 1, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Live from the Hoover Public Library in Birmingham, Alabama, Joe Crowe hosted a discussion of sci-fi and fantasy shows that came and went too soon.  Spoiler warning: He mentioned Manimal. (Because it's the greatest show, that's why.)  We also talked about how peanuts temporarily saved a TV […]

  • RevCast Special: Harry Potter vs Star Wars 2017
    by RevolutionSF.com on August 26, 2017 at 5:12 am

    RevSF's Joe Crowe hosted a debate between fans of Star Wars and fans of Harry Potter.  Then it turned into a game of Family Feud, with Potter fans on one side and Star Wars fans on the other.Listen live to hear Joe totally lose his breath running up and down the theater stairs to give audience […]

  • RevCast Special: Hoover Library Sci-Fi &...
    by RevolutionSF.com on August 25, 2017 at 2:13 am

    At the Hoover Public Library's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fest 2017 in Hoover, Alabama, we answered the most pressing question of our time.  Which one is better: Star Trek or Star Wars?  Our august panel of learned individuals -- Joe Crowe, local Starfleet captain Mark Adam Miller, and Kingdom […]

  • RevCast Special: LIVE From DragonCon: Challenge...
    by RevolutionSF.com on April 30, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Recorded LIVE from Dragon Con 2016, Challenge of the Super Nerds is a goofy live game show that takes place ever year on American Sci-Fi Classics Track, hosted by RevolutionSF's own Gary Mitchel and Joe Crowe.  Challenge of the Super Nerds is a trivia game, and it's also a […]

  • RevolutionSF RevCast Special: Dominion of Giants...
    by RevolutionSF.com on April 18, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Coloring books, we can all agree, were the most fun you could have when you were not bodyslamming your little brother on the driveway. Today, coloring books that aren't exclusively for the young folks are a big thing -- and we've got artist Eric Messinger to talk about his latest -- Dominion of […]

  • RevCast Special: LIVE Escape From the Planet of...
    by RevolutionSF.com on March 24, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Live from DragonCon 2016: On the American Sci-Fi Classic track, RevSF's Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel put on a weekend of ape-tastic fun, even when they are not talking about Planet of the Apes.  But in this case, they are! Take a deep dive into the third Planet of the Apes movie from 1971 (and […]

  • RevolutionSF RevCast Special: Neverending Story...
    by RevolutionSF.com on March 8, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    In this special edition of the RevCast, Joe Crowe interviews Tami Stronach, the Childlike Empress from the 1984 classic fantasy flick, The Neverending Story.  I know! Falcor! Atreyu! That movie is the best.  Joe called her the "Childlike Princess" in the intro. Smooth move, Ex-Lax. […]

  • RevNews - Drowned in Moonlight - Remembering...
    by RevolutionSF.com on January 11, 2017 at 2:10 am

    2016 was a rough year for all of us, even here are the RevCast/RevNews. Deanna, Tegan and Gary have been away for a while, but now they're back! Although we wish it was under better circumstances. First up, our crew covers why they've been away, and then our hosts for this RevNews are […]

  • RevCast Special: SCI FIGHTERS: Harry Potter vs....
    by RevolutionSF.com on November 19, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    We assembled two Star Wars fans and two Harry Potter fans at the Hoover Library in Birmingham, Alabama's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fest in front of a live audience for a panel called "Harry Potter vs Star Wars."  Some panels such as this would host an intelligent discussion about the […]

  • RevCast Special: Sci Fighters LIVE: Star Trek vs...
    by RevolutionSF.com on September 29, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Live in front of a fabulous studio audience at Magic City Con 2016 -- RevSF's Joe Crowe along with the Cosmic Potato podcast presented the most important discussion anyone can have.  Who would win between Star Trek and Star Wars characters?  We held a tournament where they fought it out, […]

  • RevNews - Star Trek Beyond - Treking the Verb!
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 23, 2016 at 2:56 am

    The adventures in the new Star Trek universe continue! But this time, without JJ at the helm, and with a script by fan favorite Simon Pegg! Will a story by one of our favorite geeks get classic Trek fans back on board? Or will the action focus of new director Justin Lin just make them furious? […]

  • RevCast Special: Horror / Sci-Fi Movie Actor...
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 22, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    RevSF's Joe Crowe talks to horror and sci-fi actor and filmmaker Serge Levin about his work in the horror and sci-fi genres, as well as must-see movies Welcome to Willits and Abysm.  He talks about doing martial arts with Dolph Lundgren on Welcome to Willits, being in awe of Michael […]

  • RevNews: Daredevil on Netflix, Season 1 - Happy...
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Greetings, RevFans. We present to you another one of our RevNews podcasts that was thought to be lost in the midst of Gary's cross-country move! We found it in the box with the good silverware. Season two may be streaming (and awesome), but please join us for a look back! It's time to listen to the […]

  • REVNEWS: Rebirthing Pains - DC Universe Rebooting...
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 7, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    In 1985, DC Comics published the epic series CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, and ever since the repercussions have reverberated down over the years, inside and out of their published universe. Characters and worlds lived and died! A cycle of yearly mega-crossover events have became the norm. And what […]

  • RevCast Special: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 30th...
    by RevolutionSF.com on June 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Every year, RevCast cohost Gary Mitchel and RevolutionSF co-founder Joe Crowe set up shop at the con's American Sci-Fi Classics Track, where they present panels on movies, TV, and other geeky things from more than 10 years ago, alongside fine folks you've heard on the RevCast and our network, […]

  • RevNews – Captain America: Civil War –...
    by RevolutionSF.com on May 22, 2016 at 1:53 am

    The RevNews coverage of all things Captain America: Civil War concludes! We came, we saw, we laughed and we cried! Oh, did our group of podcasters cry as the movie hit them hard, as the internet says, right in the feels. RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel & Tegan Hendrickson have […]

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