Anomaly: Sci-Fi / Fantasy Geek Chats
Fun, conversational episodes since 2007 on Sci-fi / Fantasy and geek culture. We cover: fan conventions, sci fi fantasy TV, book, movies and more. In addition to the 50 episodes available here, you'll find many, many more at

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In this edition of Anomaly, Jen and Angela discussed:

  • How the Tests are used
  • How they can help you with your friendships and work
  • Introverts and Extroverts explained
  • Whether or not the test is accurate and how the results can be improved
  • Which personality types Jen and Angela are and which famous people and fictional characters they compare to
  • The Myers-Briggs personality types of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Mass Effect characters
  • Myers-Briggs personality types of Stranger Things and Star Trek Discovery characters.
  • Jen and Angela also ask listeners to help determine the personality types of Wheel of Time characters
  • Which personality type are you?

Here's a break down of Star Trek Discovery episode 7 and 8 Review:

  • Do you want Anomaly to continue covering Star Trek Discovery?
  • Theories of who Ash really is
  • Is the romance being forced?
  • Yay! Character development!
  • Can Klingons dance?
  • What the heck happened to Admiral Cornell?
  • What's the deal with Harry Mudd? Is he being shoehorned in?
  • Drunk Tilly
  • Time loops and the “Star Trek formula”
  • Which episode is more Star Trek-y?

Visit our booth at Wizard World Austin Comic Con!

Jen and Angela always have so much fun at Wizard World Austin Comic Con. They often have the coolest celebrities, the crowds aren't bad, the cosplay is fun, and they love getting to visit with fellow Anomalies in the wild. If you're going, please swing by our booth and say "hi". 

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Anomaly sometimes records what we call a "mini-skirt" 'cast. This is a podcast we publish outside of our regular schedule and is usually a little shorter than a full show. And you can expect several in the next few weeks discussing Start Trek Discovery!

We need to talk about the obvious. One of the hardest things about Star Trek Discovery as a devoted fan of Star Trek is balancing your desire for some new stories from your favorite world and the fact that SciFi as a genre has come a long way in 50 years so of course, they have to change it up. I guess it comes down to - What do you enjoy about Star Trek or any SciFi, and is Discovery presenting a good story?

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Category:Star Trek -- posted at: 11:25pm CST

SPOILER ALERT! Please be aware that this episode contains spoilers for episodes one and two of Star Trek Discovery. 

Angela and Jen were included in a roundtable discussion about Star Trek Discovery’s first two episodes: "The Vulcan Hello", and "Battle at the Binary Stars". It was a diverse group of men and women from all over the US who weighed in on the new show. And we are proud of the balance of criticisim and positive comments on everything from CBS All Access Streaming to Rebooting Klingons...again.

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Special thanks to Rico Dostie from Treks In SciFi for sharing this Skype call with us.


CBS All Access Controversy

The Art in Star Trek Discovery’s Opening Sequence

What’s up with the new Klingons in Star Trek Discovery?

The Art in Star Trek Discovery’s Opening Sequence

Star Trek Discovery Criticism and Positive Reactions


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Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm CST

Do you have what it takes to graduate from these highly competitive sci fi fantasy schools? Would you survive the rigorous training and dangerous tests?  Talk about a serious education! In this installment of Anomaly, Jen and Angela list eleven academies that teach powerful magic, superior science, sneaky spying, and super soldiering. It’s a fun, light-hearted look at our favorite academies from sci fi fantasy television, movies, and literature.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:27am CST

The ultimate woe, the epitome of nerd rage, the most taboo of all topics is the very one that Angela and Jen set forth to conquer in this episode: Star Wars or Star Trek. Join us as we bring back this golden oldie from the Anomaly vault all the way back in 2011 where Jen and Angela approached this age-old question, not from a ‘which franchise is better’ standpoint, but instead, they looked within and asked what the preference of one franchise over the other says about a person.

So...which do you prefer and why?

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:03pm CST

Did you love Wonder Woman or REALLY LOVE Wonder Woman? Angela and Jen discuss how expectations were met for a character they have been waiting to see on the big screen for almost 40 years!

After all this time we finally get a big budget - silver screen version of Wonder Woman. Is it worth seeing multiple times in the theater or should you wait for the TNT premier in 2019?

Visit the show notes at for links to episodes discussed in this edition of Anomaly

So what did you think of the movie? Send us your thoughts! 


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Category:Movie -- posted at: 7:44pm CST

A "mini-skirt" review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The first five minutes are spoiler free; Jen and Angela give their overall impressions about the acting, the story, and the music before playing the Anomaly Spoiler Red Alert and talking in-depth about the latest Marvel film.

Discussed in this Review

  • The background of Pom Klementieff, the actress who played Mantis
  • Sean Gunn, who played who played Karolin Obfonteri
  • Elizabeth Debicki who played Ayesha
  • Whether or not the story spent enough time explaining...Ego (spoiler free show notes, folks) ;)
  • Is Baby Groot an offspring/offshoot or is he THE Groot? Inquiring minds and all that.

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Thank you so much for listening to our review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! If you enjoyed this episode, try the related ones we've listed in the show notes at Several were mentioned in this episode. 


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Category:Movie -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

Lwaxana Troi can read your dirty thoughts, don't try to hide them from her... In this episode, Jen and Angela talk about Counselor Troi's mom and her evolution over two Star Trek series. They also talk about their moms and being nerdy moms themselves.

Check out the official show notes for this episode at, for links to related episodes mentioned in this installment of Anomaly.

A Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 review is coming in a couple of days!

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Category:Star Trek -- posted at: 6:19am CST

Can a beautiful woman in a tight, skimpy suit represent all women? We ask this question and talk about the feminist history behind Wonder Woman. Please see the show notes for links to The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lapore as well as links to the podcasts and blogs that contributed to our episode. The notes can be found here 

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Category:Commentary -- posted at: 7:35pm CST