The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Scifi News for 11/11/15

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For this week, the Big 3 topics are:

  • MST3K is making a comeback and you can help
  • New Star Wars Experience coming to the Disney parks but at a cost
  • Xbox One updates on November 12 and what to expect

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The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – James Bond Songs


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At last, this James Bong Song podcast has been completed. I’ve included snippets of every single James Bond song including the latest song from Spectre – Writing’s On The Wall by Sam Smith.

I was joined by my lovely wife Mrs. Monster who helped to make this podcast happen. This was a labor of love for the amount of editing work involved. If you are a James Bond fan, I think you will enjoy listening to this podcast. Below, I’ve included a list of musical artist that performed James Bond Songs through the years.


Best Male – Pop

Tom Jones – Thunderball

Chris Cornell – You Know My Name

Best Female – Pop

Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger

Lulu – The Man with the Golden Gun

Tina Turner – Goldeneye

Sheryl Crow – Tomorrow Never Dies

Madonna – Die Another Day

Best Male – Ballad

Matt Munro – From Russia With Love

Louis Armstrong – We Have All the Time in the World

Sam Smith – Writing’s on the Wall

Best Female – Ballad

Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice

Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Beter

Shirley Bassey – Moonraker

Shirley Bassey – Diamonds are Forever

Rita Collidge – All Time High

Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only

Gladys Knight – License to Kill

Adele – Skyfall

Best duo/group

Paul McCartney and Wings – Live and Let Die

Duran Duran – A View to a Kill

A-ha – The Living Daylights

Garbage – World is not Enough

Alicia Keys/Jack White – Another Way to Die

Fans May Have To Wait Years For New DC Comics Shows To Hit Netflix, Hulu – Comic Book Resources


Source: Fans May Have To Wait Years For New DC Comics Shows To Hit Netflix, Hulu – Comic Book Resources

According to comments made by Time Warner Inc. chief executive Jeff Bewkes during a conference call with analysts on Wednesday, Time Warner may begin releasing DC-based series to Netflix and Hulu several years after they first air, rather than one year. In the intervening years, already-aired episodes might be available on-demand to fans with traditional cable.

*****Spoiler Alert*****

Those who have watched the latest episode of The Flash, Cisco delivered a great line, “You know, our Dr. Wells may have been evil, but you’re just a dick.” We know corporations are in the market to make money. Some may look at them as a form of evil but I would defend them. However, in a free market, companies have the right to make a product or service that consumers want and charge whatever rate to be compensated. If the price is too high and the demand is low, the invisible hand theory will come along and lower that price. On the other hand, if demand is high, the cost of that product will go up. However, what Jeff Bewkes is planning on doing is a very dick move.

There is no disputing the popularity of these shows. Some fans will watch the show week to week on traditional tv or cable or buy the complete season on dvd/blu ray. Or in other cases, catch up via streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. For me, it’s all the above. In all the different options I have to watch, one way or another, I will see my shows. What I gave up years ago was cable because of the high cost that was involved and plus the economic downturn other alternatives came up to fill the need of cable. Like many others, people are living without the need to watch cable tv and that is what is worrying companies’ bottom dollar like WB.

Cable tv is not dead but the domination it once had will never be again provided moves like Bewkes is considering does not happen. Delaying these shows can be dangerous game that the WB is playing. I mentioned on a earlier entry about CBS creating a new Star Trek series but only making it for their All Access streaming service. Sure, some fans will you their money and I believe that the majority of fans will not be supporting the show behind a paywall. Again, I understand their decision but what if Star Trek Beyond sucks? Will fans care about a new series on the small screen? When it comes to Arrow and The Flash, if delay or restricted early seasons, you may not capitalize on the buzz factor the show is generation because you’re just want the show only for those who have cable. The writing’s on the wall and I believe Bewkes/WB refuse to read it or maybe they can’t read it at all.


New ‘Star Trek’ series to blast off on CBS streaming service

The new “Star Trek” series is heading to CBS’ All Access streaming service.

Source: New ‘Star Trek’ series to blast off on CBS streaming service – Nov. 2, 2015

A day after the news broke about a new Star Trek series, I am… I am Nomad. I am perfect except this news tries to spin this next chapter of this beloved franchise. In trying to do so, we are left with questions that hamper the excitement. 1)Where will this series take place: on a starship, space station or some other exotic locale? 2)When will this series take place during TOS, TNG, VOY, ENT or 3)With Abrams reboot of the franchise, does this universe still exist? Those are pressing questions but for now have to be put the back burner. Now the real question that needs to be asked, why does CBS think that they can strong arm viewers to watch this new show by making them pay for it? Like Spock pondering, I was wondering myself as to why CBS was doing dramatic move.

We can look towards Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and other streaming services which are leading this new way to watch television for some answers. I’ve recently decided to not renew my HBO Now subscription. I was ready on day one, when the app came out, to pay my $15 because I wanted to see Game of Thrones this way and not some other venue. Now that the season is over, there are a few shows that I enjoy like Last Week with John Oliver, Ballers, Entourage but as far as movies, I thought their selection was very poor; hence why I quit the service. When I look at CBS and with the new Star Trek series, the same thing is going to happen. Fans will plunk down their money to watch the series but I will bet you once that first season is over, there will be no reason for fans to stick around until the next season… if that will happen. What will CBS have to do to succeed?

Let’s look at Netflix and Amazon. Netflix was one of the first (streaming wise – not talking about cable) into creating one its own content and that series was House of Cards. Mind you, $7.99 a month to watch lots of movies and tv shows is a perfect price plus the added value is original programming; Netflix is giving you a reason to come back often. With Amazon, if you become a Prime Member, you do have a great deal of perks such access to Kindle Books, Music, Free Shipping, and Video Streaming. They too have moved in to producing original content like the award-winning Transparent and the upcoming Man in the High Castle series. While $99 a year may be a high price initally, the cost per month is only slightly more than Netflix. In both cases, they are very attractive products. On the other hand CBS, which has a great deal of shows and the $5.99 monthly fee is fair, I’m still not sold on the exclusivity of Star Trek.

Here’s the rub with CBS All Access, I bought the All Access for a month and that’s when I didn’t need to pay for CBS All Access on a new show. I started to watch Limitless and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert through the app via my Chromecast and the experience was fine. I chose this option as I would not be able to watch the show live and it was flexible. However, that’s when I discovered, as long I watch the show the next day or two online, I’m still able to see it. If I wait for several weeks after the première then CBS would lock it for its subscribers which is only fair. Now, if CBS is not making Star Trek available on tv and only CBS All Access, I would say, SCREW THAT!!!

“This new series will première to the national CBS audience, then boldly go where no first-run ‘Star Trek’ series has gone before — directly to its millions of fans through CBS All Access,” Marc DeBevoise, executive vice president of CBS Digital Media said in a statement. “We’ve experienced terrific growth for CBS All Access… We now have an incredible opportunity to accelerate this growth with the iconic ‘Star Trek,’ and its devoted and passionate fan base, as our first original series.”

Well, Marc. Remember that line the Princess Leia said to Governor Tarkin on the Death Star, “The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.” One of the ways to combat piracy to make your product better than free.  Fans who want to see the show should not have to be forced to pay to see it. Be smart CBS and don’t try to take our money. We are more than willing to give you our money when we see something we love and I don’t love this. Fans will find away to watch the show without the CBS All Access app. I will find a way.

So far, Arrow Season 4 is not winning me over.

arrow_season4_posterd1Watching Arrow for the past couple of years is like being in a relationship. The first couple of years are great as you’re madly in love. You love the stunt work, the clever use of the island flashback to add background to the characters and their desires, and the continuing growth of Oliver Queen.  However, then by the third year, things start to make a dramatic turn for the worse.

You’re no longer dealing with Ollie being on the island anymore in the flashbacks and 1/2 the season your hero is “killed” and your Black Canary is dead too. Let’s us not forget to include Ollie’s sister Thea is being trained by her father Malcolm Meryln. Our big bad for Season 3, Ra’s al Ghul wanted our hero to take over the league of assassins which would make him the ‘bad guy.” All the while, I keep wondering, how does everyone get to Nanda Parbat from Starling City so damn easy? I can’t take this any more. Nothing feels right. The show tries to push my emotions and force me to care but it rings hollow. This is when your eye starts to roam.  ‘I wonder what The Flash is doing?” Then you realize, I can’t do this, The Flash is the younger sister to the Arrow but DAMN The Flash is better and hotter. No, no, no, no, no.

By year four, you’re struggling to stay faithful with Arrow but you find yourself wanting to be entertained like you used to; you really miss those times. We are back to the island on the flashback with Ollie but it’s not as interesting. The Scooby gang is managing to make do without Ollie guiding and working alongside them but that does not last for very long. Mr. Queen happiness is put on the back burner to help them combat Damien Darhk. Sure on the surface it make seem like the love you experience from earlier in your relationship but then you bring back your dead Canary Sarah, Captain Lance seems to be in with Damien, and we get Diggle with a stupid helmet. Now find yourself texting The Flash, “U up?”

Can there be redemption for Season 4? This fall season has way too many quality shows and so far, I’m only watching it out of loyalty.