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Binary System #50 – Fifty Episodes. Still no plan.

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Binary System #50 – Fifty Episodes. Still no plan.

It’s the 50th episode of Binary System Podcast! What do we have planned? Absolutely nothing! Seriously, are you surprised? After 50 episodes if you think we’ve got a game plan we’d like to talk to you about this section of prime real estate in the Everglades, lovely spot, we’ll just need your credit card number…

Seriously though, we tackled this episode with all the randomness we could put behind it, and jumped from Penny Dreadful to Stranger Things, Mr. Robot, the Foreigner Series, Game of Thrones, the Craft Sequence, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, prom night, Civil War 2, time travel, the Thessaliad, Sins of the Wreckers, Transformers that break, and being surprisingly girly about it. Don’t judge.

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Gallery: Carolina Renaissance Festival 2015

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Gallery: Carolina Renaissance Festival 2015

Ren Fests are technically Geek conventions too, especially when they have theme days like “Time Travelers Weekend”. Festival attendees of the Carolina Renaissance Festival on the weekend of November 14-15 were invited to attend dressed as their favorite time traveling character inspired by movies, TV, comic books, science fiction and/or fantasy. Kathryn was able to go (dressed rather conservatively as a Scottish Highland lass with Steampunk accessories), and staff photographer Nathan Adams along with guest photographer Randy Kalaf captured a sample of the fandoms who traveled back to the 16th century for the weekend.

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Review: Terminator Genisys

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Review: Terminator Genisys

This Fourth of July weekend you have many movie choices. You could take the family to enjoy Inside Out, or run from dinosaurs again with Jurassic World. Hell, get your girls or guys together and go watch Channing shake his ass once again in Magic Mike XXL. Or, what you should do, is go fight for the future once more with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys. The new trend is the reboot-quel, the awkward new movie creature that resembles the movies we’ve loved. Resurrecting characters, catchphrases, and plots to lure us in. This new iteration annihilates all previous story threads with a bit (or a bunch) of time travel, so it can weave its own stories, unencumbered, and adding younger, sexier stars. Some are good, most are really bad, but for Terminator Genisys, it is a great welcome back to the franchise, giving it new life, kicking ass, and blowing everything up along the way.

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Review: Timebound (The Chronos Files #1)

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Review: Timebound (The Chronos Files #1)

I’m a big Doctor Who fan, and that’s either caused by, or the cause of, how much I enjoy time travel stories. Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, I love the games that writers can play with time travel, messing around with history, jumping forward and backward (sometimes by just a few minutes) trying to keep someone from taking just the wrong action at just the wrong time, and occasionally seeing the effect of a change before the time-traveler can even think of making the change in the first place.

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Review: 11/22/63

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Review: 11/22/63

The date doesn’t cause the instant recall for me that it does for my parents’ generation, but the Kennedy assassination (and an idea of how to stop it) has obviously been on Stephen King’s mind for a long while. King started researching this book back in the 1970’s, but had to put the project on hold when he realized he wouldn’t have time to do the research it would need and hold down a full-time job. After a forty-year writing career he has the time and the skill for it now, and it shows. He’s also come up with the oddest time-travel method I’ve seen; an accidental portal, hidden in the back of a diner, leading to 1958. If that sounds a little simplistic, think of everything you could do with a door to 1958. Now think about the fact that each and every time you step through that portal it’s 1958.  The same day in 1958. I spent the rest of the book waiting to see just how that was going to mess with the characters. No spoilers, but the answer is: badly.

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Movie Issues: About Time

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Movie Issues: About Time

About Time is the new movie from writer/director Richard Curtis, whose work has been wildly successful, gaining him much praise over the last few decades. His previous films include Four Wedding and a Funeral, Love Actually, and Notting Hill. He knows how to make a hit romantic comedy. For his new movie, he tries something a bit different. By mixing a standard romantic comedy with the added new element of science fiction and time travel.

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Doctor Who Press Conference with Steven Moffat

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Doctor Who Press Conference with Steven Moffat

Doctor Who returned to the BBC this past Saturday with a brand new episode, The Bells of Saint John, and a brand new companion, Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Last week the BBC held a press conference with writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, to answer questions about Doctor Who in general and this new season in particular. Moffat was, as usual, very witty and engaging, giving reporters little tidbits about future episodes, without giving too much away about the upcoming adventures of the Eleventh Doctor and his mysterious new companion.

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Movie Issues: Time After Time

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Movie Issues: Time After Time

Ever wondered what would happen if H.G. Wells came to the future to battle it out with Jack the Ripper? Nither did we. But the 1979s film Time After Time did for us!

Yes, you read that right. H.G. travels to the future in hot pursuit of The Ripper in San Francisco. Along the way there’s some lovemaking, some killing, and a whole lot of time spent doing nothing. The guys also break down some time travel favorites and decide where they go….or should I say when?

Join us as we bum around in the past, present and future with this weeks film, Time After Time.

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Weekly Geek Question!

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Weekly Geek Question!

Ah, another week and another question pertaining to all things geek.

In fact, the “Geek Question” will be coming up on its year anniversary soon. That’s 260 questions that we’ve come up with in an effort to talk more with you. Some of our geeky questions have become topics on the podcast with your answers helping us keep our conversation going.  Other answers have delighted us with their creativity and humor.

Last week we had some fun activity as the battle for Time and Space raged on. One’s the final frontier and the other just shows you that your kids grow up to be jerks.

Geek Question! You are given the choice to have the power of time travel OR space travel. You can not have both in any way, so which do you choose?

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