Anomaly Podcast
Fun but deep episodes on Sci-fi / Fantasy and geek culture. Covering Star Trek, Star Wars, and other sci-fi fantasy TV, book, and movies. In addition to the episodes available here, you'll find many, many more at anomalypodcast.com.

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Star Wars Fandom is split on The Last Jedi. What do Jen and Angela think about the movie? Don't worry, they'll tell you. A SPOILER ALERT is played after they give a non-spoiler mini-review. 

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Direct download: Anomaly_LastJediReview.mp3
Category:Star Wars Episodes -- posted at: 2:42pm CDT
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Subscribe to Anomaly via OverCast, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, or visit AnomalyPodcast.com for more subscription options. This episode features a recording from our seats in the Wizard World 2017 audience during the Felicia Day Panel. Umm, that's Felicia Day of The Guild, Supernatural, and MSTK3 if you didn't recognize the name. She talks about the characters she plays, her career, Austin, being a geek mom and more!

Visit a Wizard World near you! They're a lot of fun.

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Direct download: AnomalyFeliciaDayPanel2017.mp3
Category:Convention Panel -- posted at: 10:41am CDT
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SPOILER ALERT! This episode is all about the fall finale of Star Trek Discovery, including episodes 8: Si Vis Pacem, Para Vellum, and 9: Into the Forest. It was recorded at Wizard World Austin, with Rico Dosti from Treks in Sci-Fi. You can find him at TrekSF.com

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Direct download: DiscoveryFallFinale2017_Anomaly.mp3
Category:Star Trek -- posted at: 6:27pm CDT
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I hope you’re enjoying our Wizard World Austin booth chats (DAY ONE and DAY TWO). If you haven’t already listened to Day ONE and TWO, be sure to check those out first. You don’t want to miss them, lots of fun things happened.

As I mentioned before, we recorded reports each day at our booth, along with a few mini skirt topics like “what real life super powers do you have?”, and a Star Trek Discovery Fall Finale discussion. All three of the reports are available now in our feed. This is the last of the live reports.  The Star Trek Discovery Chat will be uploaded tomorrow and a Felicia Day’s panel will be added next week.

We also have a recap video coming in the next week or two that will feature photos and video of all the experiences we talked about in this report, as well as commentary from me and Angela describing everything that took place. Subscribe to our YouTube channel or to our website so you know when it’s ready to watch.

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Additional Topics Discussed

2:03 Wizard World Austin 2017 After Party

3:50 Tagging Gandalf's wizard staff

4:40 Jason Momoa, Angela, Rico, and Noah—photo ops and chance encounters

Direct download: DAY3_AnomalyAustinComicConBoothChat.mp3
Category:Report -- posted at: 10:36am CDT
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I hope you enjoyed DAY ONE of our Wizard World Austin 2017 booth chats. If you haven’t listened yet, move one episode up in the feed.

Additional Topics Discussed

3:10 Meeting Felicia Day & Nichelle Nichols at Wizard World Austin 2017

4:10 Felicia Day's Panel

5:41 Photo ops at Wizard World are always great and totally worth it

6:21 The crowd reaction when Jason Momoa enters the building

6:50 Stargate talk

8:32 Jason Momoa's hat—is it too "Johnny Depp"?

10:05 A LIFE SIZE SNOW SPEEDER, YOU GUYS!

10:18 Meeting the guys from Clerks / Jay and Silent Bob

11:41 Jen's question for Felicia Day at her Wizard World Austin 2017 panel

12:58 Our real-life superpowers (Miniskirt Topic)

22:20 What we're looking forward to at Wizard World Austin 2017

26:22 Contact info and close

Direct download: DAY2_AnomalyAustinComicConBoothChat2017.mp3
Category:Report -- posted at: 10:00am CDT
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Possible SPOILER for Star Trek Discovery's Season Finale located at (21:23-23:00). 

Angela and I made it home yesterday evening, after an exciting three day weekend at Wizard World Austin 2017. SO MUCH happened and we can’t wait to share it all with you so you’re getting a bunch of episodes all at once! Yay, you!

All three of the booth chats are available now in our feed now, so once you finish this one, move on to the next.

The Star Trek Discovery Chat will be uploaded tomorrow and a Felicia Day’s panel will be added next week.

We also have a video coming soon that will feature photos and video of all the experiences we talked about in this report as well as commentary from me and Angela, describing all that you’re watching. Subscribe to our YouTube channel or to our website so you know when it’s ready to watch.

Additional Topics Discussed

3:28 Celebrity Sightings

4:00 What we're looking forward to at Wizard World Austin 2017

4:30 How Delta Airlines lost Rico's bag

5:20 Felicia Day

6:00 Nichelle Nichols

6:10 Jason Momoa

9:80 Which Superpowers do you want? (Miniskirt topic)

18:33 Which tertiary character from any sci-fi/fantasy franchise would you like to base a spin-off series on? (Miniskirt Topic)

21:23-23:00 Possible Star Trek Discovery Fall Finale Spoiler (not plot revealing, but gives away a scene)

23:20 Christopher Tolkien's retirement and what it may mean for the Tolkien Franchise (Miniskirt topic)

27:42 Celebrity sightings while recording (Michael Rooker)

31:22 Spin-offs / Tolkien universe

33:45 The Wheel of Time TV series

35:00 Did some fans dislike the Star Wars Prequels immediately or did their dislike develop over time?

39:00 Don't judge The Hobbit films against Lord of the Rings. Judge it on its own merits.

44:25 Contact information and close

Direct download: DAY1_AnomalyAustinComicConBoothChat.mp3
Category:Report -- posted at: 9:12am CDT
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Come visit us at our media booth at Wizard World Austin, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for live coverage of the con.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm CDT
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Show notes for this episode can be found here:

http://www.anomalypodcast.com/shownotes/personality-type…n-sci-fi-fantasy/

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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Direct download: SciFiFantasyCharactersMyersBriggsPersonalityTypes_Anomaly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm CDT
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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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Direct download: StarTrekDiscoveryLetheEp6_AnomalyPodcast.mp3
Category:Star Trek -- posted at: 11:25pm CDT
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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.

Please listen and share it with your friends.

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

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

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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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.

If you enjoyed this episode, share it with a friend. :)

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:27am CDT
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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 CDT
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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?

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Direct download: Anomaly_Of_Wonder_Woman_Movie_2017.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 7:44pm CDT

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.

If you have opinions, contact us at AnomalyPodcast.com! And please subscribe to the show, so you never miss an episode and share with your friends. We're available on iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, Zune, PlayerFM, and via our RSS found at AnomalyPodcast.com

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 AnomalyPodcast.com. Several were mentioned in this episode. 

I am GROOT!

Direct download: GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2_AnomalyReview.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 2:26pm CDT

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 AnomalyPodcast.com, 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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Direct download: LwaxanaTroiMothersDay_Anomaly2.mp3
Category:Star Trek -- posted at: 6:19am CDT

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 anomalypodcast.com/shownotes/can-wonder-woman-be-every-woman/ 

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

Jen and Angela celebrate Anomaly's 10th anniversary by answering the question "what is an Anomaly?" Are YOU an Anomaly?

See the show notes for links to all the episodes discussed!

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Category:Commentary -- posted at: 12:44am CDT

In this episode, Jen and Angela return with a tribute to Carrie Fisher—a woman who was the ultimate Anomaly and someone they held a ton of respect for. They waited for a month to talk about her passing on Anomaly, because, quite frankly, the two of them couldn't record an episode without getting choked up. After they had time to digest what happened, reflect on why she meant so much to them, and re-watch her films and the Bright Lights documentary, they gave it another try. Please visit the show notes for links to related episodes and more.

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Direct download: Anomaly_CarrieFisherTribute_Ep.mp3
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