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

A few months ago, Sue and KC asked listeners to vote on their next topic and the winner was 1971's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate" starring Gene Wilder versus 2005's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" starring Johnny Depp. For the sake of title length, we have called this episode The Chocolate Factory Debate, but as Sue mentions at the beginning, this discussion may not be much of a "debate" after all. Topics range from the original book by Roald Dahl, the performances of Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, the musical aspects of both films, the controversial Fizzy Lifting drink scene, and more. And so, as one Mr. Wonka said to his group of visitors: "Are we ready? Yes. Good. In we go!"

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Direct download: AS_ChocolateFactoryDebate.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 3:36pm CDT

This past Sunday (July 14, 2013), I sat down at the virtual table with Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel, the co-directors of the American Sci-Fi Classics Track at Dragon Con. We talk about their history with Dragon Con, how they wound up track directors, guest and fan panels coming up this year, and share some stories about Dragon Cons past. Also, Joe and Gary confirm one of my panels, discuss a right of passage for this track, and identify what is possibly the greatest sci-fi show to have ever graced the television screen.

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Theme music, "The Nerd Anthem," is used by permission of Marian Call, who is currently on tour - so check out her site to see when she'll be near you. "Last Dragon Con" (a parody of Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night") was written and performed by Deena Roth.

Direct download: DCAmericanSciFiClassics2013.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 11:28am CDT

SPOILER ALERT! Jen and Angela chat about one of their favorite sci-fi comedies: Galaxy Quest. This episoded was previously released in 2008. Follow us @AnomalyPodcast, Join our Facebook Group, please rate us on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Show Notes. Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Direct download: AnomalyClassicGalaxyQuestReRelease.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 1:00am CDT