There are those who believe… that the rebooted Battlestar Galactica is TV’s greatest ever space opera. We hear the sound of Cylons as we set coordinates for classic episode “33”, in this, the latest episode of Robby The Robot’s Waiting.
Your regular podcast crew is joined by Sari Cohen, a journalist based in LA. She covers music and live entertainment for AXS, writes for InLove Magazine, and is an on-air correspondent/associate producer for Hollywood First Look Features. Sari and regular hosts Tanavi, Richard and Dave, discuss the 21st-century version Battlestar Galactica. Is it as good as its reputation? (Hint: yes.)
While preparing for this episode, we learned that Michael Hogan – who plays Saul Tigh in the series – is very unwell following an accident at a fan convention. Kind supporters are raising money now for his treatment, and you can contribute at https://www.gofundme.com/f/michael-hogan-fund
As Watchmen becomes the big winner at this years Emmys, we ask if the major awards are finally taking sci-fi seriously – or is it just a blip? And with the news that The Walking Dead is actually coming to an end, we ponder whether this is the right time for TV’s biggest zombie invasion to shamble off into the sunset.
Elsewhere, The Mandalorian season 2 takes us back to a galaxy far, far away, while – theorising that a podcast could travel within its own lifetime – we get nostalgic for Quantum Leap. We also give our verdicts on new Ghosts, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and Away. And that’s before we’ve got to She-Hulk, The Dark Crystal and WandaVision, in Robby The Robot’s Waiting, the podcast leading a ragtag fugitive fleet. So say we all!
0:00:58 – What we’ve been watching: Ghosts, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Away.
0:09:25 – The Emmys and the Oscars: sci-fi’s relationship with awards.
0:23:16 – Oh boy! Quantum Leap remembered. Should it be rebooted?
0:27:25 – Our regular Rewind section: talking of leaping, how about every 33 minutes? We’ve been (re)watching Battlestar Galactica’s tense first season opener.
0:49:52 – The news! The Walking Dead, Marvel’s She-Hulk and WandaVision, The Mandalorian, The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance and more.
1:07:23 - Does the recent Radio Times Doctor Who poll rank the 13 Time Lords in the right order?
Doing the talking:
Richard Edwards: film and TV journalist and former editor of SFX magazine
Tanavi Patel: entertainment reporter for SFX and Digital Spy, panel moderator for MCM, FanExpo and more
Dave Bradley: writer, gamer, book reviewer and another former editor of SFX magazine
SPECIAL GUEST! InLove Magazine entertainment journalist Sari Cohen began her career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedy writer/performer and over the years has developed scripts for both the stage and screen. She’s also penned funny stuff for popular sites such as Cracked and Screen Rant. You can check out more on Twitter at @ask_sari or follow her adventures on Instagram under @thesavvyscribbler.