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 anomalypodcast.com.
Anomaly | Best of Trek: Lower Decks

The ladies of Anomaly AND Anomaly Supplemental join together to cover one of Sue's favorite episodes of TNG from the 7th season. The unconventional look at the Lower Decks. We explore this episode that shoes the Enterprise from the junior officer's perspective.

SPOILERS!! WATCH THE EPISODE FIRST! There is a major plot point that will affect your enjoyment of the episode if you listen first.

If you detect a disturbance in the force, Angela edited this episode so she could enjoy her birthday weekend, and we recorded a four-way Skype. Please forgive any hiccups in sound quality and editing, Angela hasn't edited in 7 years!

Also the very end of the episode is an outtake which features 1 colorful word. Listener descretion is advised.

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Direct download: AnomalyofLowerDecks083015.mp3
Category:Star Trek -- posted at: 12:13pm CDT

This week's Anomaly Supplemental is an interview Kayla LaFrance, winner of Season 2 of TBS's King of the Nerds!  We, of course, talk about her experiences on the show and what she's been doing since then, as well as Star Trek, real-life and fictional inspirations, growing up geek, women in science and fandom, NASA history, and the current state of space exploration and hopes for the future.

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Direct download: AS-KaylaLaFrance.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 6:53pm CDT

In this episode of Anomaly, Jen is joined by “Sith Jen” as they crash a 501st armor building party at the TechShop in Round Rock, Texas. See the show notes for photos galore!

The 501st Legion is an international Star Wars costuming club, started in 1997 by Albin Johnson (Member designation TK-210). It is an all volunteer charity organization whose primary purpose is to raise money for a multitude of charities.

While armor party crashing they get a chance glimpse into the process of costume building a Republic Commando (thats a special Clone Trooper) They also scored an interview with Boba Fett, AKA Josh Powers, (BH 15173), one of the legions “Infamous” level Boba Fetts. He tells them everything they need to know about the organization and how to get in. In addition to all this, he tells the Jens how the 501st Legion lead him to his true love—Niki Powers (BH-14019), AKA: Boushh the Bounty Hunter/ Princess Leia.

Direct download: Anomaly_501stJoshPowersInterview.mp3
Category:Costuming -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

In this episode of Anomaly Supplemental, Angela joins KC and Sue to discuss Disney's Into the Woods feature film.  Well, not so much "discuss" as "critique."  Well, not so much "critique" as "complain about."

All three hosts have very long and deep history with the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical, and the film version created...  feelings.  Not great ones, for the most part.  As usual, we start of attempting to point out the things we thought were good about the film, acknowledge that our on personal histories with the property make us pretty harsh judges, and then the gloves come off.

PLEASE NOTE:  This episode was recorded just one day before it's release - because schedules - so it has undergone minimal editing.  Also, this episode carries an "explicit" tag in iTunes for both language and content.  Yes, there's cursing, and we talk about sex.  So use your headphones and/or ask the kiddies to leave the room.

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Direct download: AS-IntoTheWoodsMovie.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 12:33pm CDT