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Another SPECTACULAR week has come and gone. This FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD podcast will get you caught up in a web on some great scifi news if you missed them. I have my “BIG” 3 topics ready to go because they are AMAZING. Do you see what I did there??? 




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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

The Monster Scifi Show Podcast - Scifi News for 10/03/15

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Let me begin that I had no plans start off the podcast about Helen Mirren but I did. I love me some Mirren.

This week, I’m talking about:

  • Watchman TV series? Who would watch the Watchmen?
  • Terminator Genisys might have terminated the franchise.
  • Sam Smith released new James Bond song “Writings On The Wall.” What did I think of it?

James Bond Poll – Cast you vote for your favorite James Bond song


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This week in Scifi News, I get to talk about John Diggle from Arrow and his new costume for season 4, Idris Elba and James Bond once again, and Star Wars Force Friday ie toys, toys and more toys.

Here’s the picture of Mr. Gene’s Star Wars figures from the Disney Store.

mr gene - force awaken figures


What is old is new again as SPECTRE is being brought back into the Bond family. While I loved Skyfall, Bond’s last movie, I am quite pleased with this move to bring back this classic foil for Bond. If  S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division) or the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement) are a mouthful to say then S.P.E.C.T.R.E. ranks high on that list as it known as (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). The person who headed this organization was Blofeld.

In the early Bond movie, he was seen the faceless enemy. The camera only focused on him stroking his white cat on his lap while talking from the shoulders down. Later, we see Blofeld as a bald man with a large scar running down the right side of his face. Back in the old days, he really but the evil in evil genius but his last appearance was a bit campy. The last appearance of the character Blofeld was seen in the movie called For Your Eyes Only. Roger Moore was the current Bond and he had just visited his wife’s grave. (If you wanted to see how the marriage played out, watch On Her Majesty’s Secret Service with Bond being played by George Lanzby and Mrs. Bond Dianna Rigg. Blofeld had a hand in her demise.) Bond was notified that a helicopter was coming to pick him up due to an emergency. Shortly then, flying in copter, the pilot was killed remotely by Blofeld. As with Bond, he was able to regain control of the copter and found Blofeld in a wheelchair. With one of the copter’s land legs, Bond nabs Blofled and dumps him in a tall, really tall smokestack. It was unlikely the he survived the fall but Blofeld was not been seen since.

As with many classic hero vs villain stories, Bond has lacked this for sometime. We’ve seen reboot of the franchise with Craig with a transition on a new M, Q, and Ms. Moneypenny. The time is right to have SPECTRE to be a nemesis to round out this series. Personally, it’s hard to have a villain that can not only match wits with Bond but be persistent. With many past villains, each one of them try do their bit to take over something in the world and Bond not only stops them but kills them. If Batman has his Joker, Superman has Luthor, Sherlock crosses wits Moriarty, then Bond needs Blofeld. Though in the press release, it seems that it may not happen or just simply kept under wraps. I just don’t want to have a repeat of Cumberbatch’s Kahn, from Star Trek Into Darkness, where we were told there was no Kahn. I don’t want that shitty experience again.