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.

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.

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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Direct download: StarTrekDiscovery1and2Review.mp3
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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.

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Direct download: Anomaly_SciFiFantasyAcademies.mp3
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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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Direct download: TheTabooOfStarTrekVsStarWars.mp3
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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?

Visit the show notes at AnomalyPodcast.com 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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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.

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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 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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Direct download: CanWonderWomanBeEveryWoman_Anomaly1.mp3
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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Direct download: WhatIsAnAnomalyAndIsItContagious.mp3
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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