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Show 61: The Map of the Verse and Browncoats Redemption!

Hi there!

We had a great time recorded this show, as we always do in fact, but maybe even more so as we had two great interviews for you!

We managed to talk to Ben Mund from QMX about the Atlas of the Verse and he kindly offered a nice giveaway! If you want a file of your own planet, looking like it would belong to the map of the verse then you need to listen carefully to the podcast as 6 of our lucky listeners will get the chance to receive this superb prize! Just to give you an idea of what you would get Ben kindly made the one below for me.

The planet Karode with its 5 moons: Hoban and Kaylee (my 2 dogs) and Willow, Oakland and Rihana (my 3 cats) :-)

We also caught up with Mike Dougherty and Steven Fisher from Browncoats Redemption giving us and update on how the film is going.

In our news section we discussed a few things coming up such as the couple of Dark Horse Comics  the Dr. Horrible iPhone comic which was about to come out very soon after our recording session (I have bought it since then, as thankfully it was released on the UK iTunes as well as the US one and I loved it: it’s a nice little story giving us some background on how Billy becomes Dr. Horrible, so if you have a iPhone or iTouch, I would say it is well worth purchasing!) we also discussed the next chapter in the Serenity comics: Serenity: Float out and I personally can’t wait for that one!

We have also mentioned “Courage: the series” and I am happy to report that since recording episode 61 we have been in touch with them and we will interview them very soon, until then, check them out and their awesome trailer and get more info here!

Well, as you can see it is a packed episode, with goodies for you to win, so buckle up and enoy the ride!

As usual you can find us on iTunes or listen to us here!

Stay shiny and catch you next month!


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Wow, er, yeah, been a while …

Yes – it has been a while, so moving on …

As many of you know, I was in the the US in November attending Creation Entertainment’s “Salute to Firefly and Serenity” event.  It was fabulous to catch up with our friends from the SoCal Browncoats, Austin Browncoats, QMx, KNTR and “Browncoats: Redemption”.  I can assure you that there was much conversation and merry-making.

The day I returned to the UK, it was the Starfury event, “Cylon Attack” at Heathrow (how handy!) which included Morena Baccarin, Jonathan Woodward and Sean Maher (returning to the UK after an absence of 3 years!) as guests.  Odile also attended “Cylon Attack”, she and I recorded our next two forthcoming shows there and I’m going to write about both conventions in a separate entry.

I know that this is late news, but the Producers Guild of America announced in late November that Joss Whedon is the latest recipient of their Vanguard Award.  This award recognizes achievements in new media and technology and will be presented at the Guild’s annual awards ceremony on 24 January 2010.  Joss is in more than excellent company with this award as past recipients include George Lucas, James Cameron and John Lasseter to name just three.

Also in November, we were contacted by a new listener, Michael Hudson, who told us about a new audio drama called “Miranda: A Survivor’s Story”.  Unfortunately, since coming back from the US, I’ve been so busy I haven’t had an opportunity to listen to it yet, but as I have been very overdue in sharing this, please go to their website here to listen.

Prior to the conventions, Martin Firrell exhibited his long-awaited “H E R O” which featured Nathan Fillion in early November.  For all who couldn’t travel to London to see it, Martin has posted two pieces on YouTube (here and here).  The work was exhibited at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks in central London and was made more poignant that particular week due to the deaths of British serviceman, one of whom was stationed at the barracks.

Lastly and I make no apologies for this being completely un-“Firefly/SERENITY” related – there is going to be a feature film of classic British SF TV series, “UFO”.  For those of you not in the know, “UFO” was the first live-action TV series from legendary producer, Gerry Anderson (“Thunderbirds”, “Joe 90″ and “Captain Scarlet” puppet shows).  I’m going to unfurl my flag – I am an unashamed “UFO” fan!  I love this show AND was the subject of my very first 2-page “what I did at the weekend” essay when I was 6, so as you can understand that I have a particular interest in this project.  The film is to be directed by Matthew Gratzner and written by Ryan Gaudet and Joseph Kanarek.  It has already been announced that Joshua Jackson has been cast as “Paul Foster” and recent news has Ali Larter in talks for “Virginia Lake” (you want strong female SF characters?  Start watching “UFO”!); no news on casting the lead character, “Ed Straker”.  As always, unfortunately when non-Brits deal with quintessential British TV, one can’t help but feel apprehensive, but it’s happening and we’ll judge when it’s ready.  If this interests you, there’s an interview with Matthew Gratzner here.


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KNTR’s Twitter challenge

If you have listened to our last show, you will know that Odile made her bid for the QMx’s prize of Inara’s shuttle.  Personally, I think how better an effort can one get, but then again I’m biased … 

KNTRToday into my email inbox is another fab effort: a UK KNTR supporter has offered to donate £100 to KNTR if QMx gets their 1,500 followers by Friday.  You can find QMx on Twitter as @QMxInsider – go on!  Give Odile a fighting chance and KNTR another £100.

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Almost ultimate seal of approval for Qmx’s Serenity Artisan Replica

C’mon peeps – you know that the ultimate seal of approval would be Joss, but this is one of those “as good as dammit!” moments and the things some people the-kiss-1will do to get a discount …  If you want to see some more photos of Nathan with the model and a short blog, you can find them here.  Also this is a link to Qmx’s “Firefly Ship Works” site where they have been detailing the build of this replica

Andy Gore and Ben Mund unveiled this model at 2008’s “Salute to Serenity” convention and it was pretty fantastic then.  Qmx have now opened their waiting list for those who are interested in this piece and you can find all the info you need here.

But that’s not all on the Qmx front.  They have also now opened their pre-order list on the latest of Adam Levermore-Rich’s “Little Damn Heroes” maquette: Jayne Cobb, complete with his cunning hat and announced the latest of their travel posters.  Phew!

For those of you who couldn’t get to Burbank in 2008 or San Diego for Comic Con, the good news is that Qmx will be at Dragon*Con, Atlanta,  in September and hopefully they will bring Serenity with them.

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Good News Sunday and The Bellflower

Dearly beloved, we gather here today to witness the renewal of US TV shows; to bask in the glory that is the correct decisions by the US networks:

Fox has renewed “Dollhouse”.  UK’s Sci-Fi Channel begins to air this week (if memory serves Tuesday 19 May) so program your hard drive recorders and Sky+ boxes.

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that ABC has renewed “Castle”.  However, before we open that second bottle of champagne, the network has not officially confirmed this and will not be doing so until Tuesday, when it formally announces it’s Autumn schedule.

ABC has c0nfirmed that the “V” remake/re-imagining/re-whatever has had it’s initial episode order increased to the basic 13.  

Lastly, our friends at The Bellflower have both revamped their website and also have space on QMx’s “Shipworks” area.  If you haven’t found either of these, they are very much worth checking out.

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QMx’s Crimbo Winner!

Browncoats have a Crimbo 2008 favourite.  sold1QMx’s “I Aim To Misbehave” maquette of Mal by Adam Levermore-Rich which is the second of the “Little Damn Heroes” range to be released went on pre-sale on Saturday 20th December PST; QMx announced that by midnight PST, over half of the stock had been pre-ordered.  If you haven’t ordered yours, be quick, you might just get the last few.

The fabulous thing about this maquette is that for every one sold, a donation will be made to “Kids Need To Read”, which regular listeners will know is a literacy charity foundered by Nathan Fillion and PJ Haarsma.

I kept saying to Andy and the QMx guys and gals that it was a shame that


they didn’t open the pre-order for Mal at Creation – looks like it was a good thing they didn’t, not sure if there would have been any left …

Congratulations to Andy, Adam and the rest of QMx and to Denise and everyone at KNTR what a cracking end to 2008 and start to 2009!

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“Salute to Serenity” Creation convention 2008

I have recently returned from Los Angeles where I attended the 2008 “Salute to Serenity” held by Creation Entertainment 22 – 23 November.

I had a very good time, enjoyed the convention, and it was wonderful to be able to catch up with James, Lynn, Scott and Colleen from the SoCal Browncoats and KNTR, Andy and Ben: the Qmx lads, Jason Palmer, Marian Call, Bentley and Sean from the “Bellflower” fan film and finally, meeting Beth Nelson – the outgoing CSTS 2008 Global Organiser.

As always, it was fabulous to see our BDH’s Ron Glass, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin and Gina Torres. To everyone who agreed to speak with me – thank you and also to Gary Berman, Adam Malin and their team for running such a professional event.  Although, given the current economic climate, Heaven knows what the next 12 months has in store for us all, but if the opportunity arises, I’d certainly like to attend a second ti

You’ll be able to hear some of the fan reactions and the start of the interviews I was able to conduct in our December and January shows.

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