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Season 2, Episode 5—”The Holiday Extravaganza pt. 1 = TV, Books, Comics”


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Star Wars Holiday Special, behind the scenes

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The Vault of Horror

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Justice Tree of America

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Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

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This is part 1 of our holiday special to be broadcast on December 11th, 2021.

This episode looks at speculative TV, books, and comics.

[Please listen to Part 2, which is season 2 episode 6, if you want to listen to David and Troy talk about holiday movies. Episode 6 is set to be broadcast on December 25th, 2021]

The holiday season is replete with references to the holidays, in TV and books and comics.

From the annual Dr. Who Christmas Specials, to the Star Wars Holiday Special. The holidays are no stranger to science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

The Twilight Zone visited the holidays, as well.
Night of the Meek is one such episode.

Wonder Woman (the series starring Lynda Carter) also had a holiday episode.

It seemed that comics in December seemed to have some tie-in to Christmas, especially superheroes like Superman or Spiderman. Perhaps they thought parents would put some in their children’s stockings?

Action Comics
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Connie Willis put together a collection of her science fiction and fantasy short stories called “A Lot Like Christmas.”

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Troy Harkin and David Clink will talk about the holidays, in genre TV, genre books (briefly), and genre comics.

There is no special guest for this episode.



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Season 1, Episode 5—”The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”


Season 1
Episode 5
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
May 29, 2021

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is many things, but most of all, it is Douglas Adams. It was a radio play, a book, a series of books, a stage show, a TV series, a comic book series, a video game, and a movie, among other things. This international multi-media phenomenon has sparked legions of fans to devour all things Hitchhiker, fans who are aware of the importance of the number forty-two, and the phrase: “DON’T PANIC.” Fans also celebrate National Towel Day, which occurs on the 25th of May, each year.

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Troy Harkin and David Clink will do a deep dive on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, with special guest Ira Nayman (see author bio below).

Ira Nayman


Ira Nayman writes speculative humour. His seventh novel, Bad Actors: The Alien Refugees Trilogy: Second Pi in the Face, will be published later in 2021 by Elsewhen Press. He will also be self-publishing his 12th original Alternate Reality News Service collection, Welcome to the Insurrection (The Inconvenience IS the Point), and the second ARNS omnibus, Advanced Idiotocracy for Dummies. For two and a half years, Ira was the editor of Amazing Stories magazine. Yes, that Amazing Stories magazine.

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