Friday, September 12, 2008

Just a little update ...

Just wanted to let you guys know the status of the podcast. I am on a temporary hiatus right now due to all the traveling I've done in the last couple of months and the computer issues I am currently dealing with. I will try my best to get the second part of Episode 9 edited and up on the feed over the weekend, and I hope to be getting a new laptop in the next few weeks and will be able to resume recording and producing episodes (and hopefully at a faster rate) when that happens.

Thanks for bearing with me - hopefully I'll be able to get back on a regular podcasting schedule in October!

~ Lisa T.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Playing For Keeps

Yay! More of my favorite podcast fiction is being released in print!

Yet again, we're gonna show Amazon how the small press does it, this time hero-style. Please go to on August 25 and purchase Playing For Keeps. If everyone does it on the same day, strange and wonderful things can happen! Please show your support for small press and podcast fiction on August 25!

August 25 Release Date for Mur Lafferty’s Playing for Keeps

Swarm Press is pleased to announce the upcoming release of breakthrough podcaster and author Mur Lafferty’s newest novel of superheroic action Playing for Keeps. Originally a self-released “podiobook,” this new printed version of Lafferty’s novel is due to hit shelves on August 25, 2008.

Playing for Keeps by Mur Lafferty.
Welcome to Seventh City, the birthplace of super powers. The First Wave heroes are jerks, but they have the best gifts: flight, super strength, telepathy, genius, fire. The Third Wavers, like bar-owner Keepsie Branson and her friends, are stuck with the leftovers: the ability to instantly make someone sober, the power to smell the past, absolute control… over elevators. They just aren’t powerful enough to make a difference… at least that’s what they’ve always been told. But when the villain Doodad slips Keepsie a mysterious metal sphere, the Third Wavers become caught in the middle of a battle between egotistical heroes and manipulative villains.

“Playing for Keeps grabbed me and kept me reading straight through when I should have been plotting a new fantasy series for Tor Books. Mur, thank you. Tor, however, does not thank you.” – David Drake, author, Hammer’s Slammers.

Mur Lafferty is an American podcaster and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a degree in English. Her nonfiction work has appeared at, as well as in the magazines Knights of the Dinner Table, PC Gamer, Computer Games, Scrye, and SciFi Magazine. Her short fiction has appeared in Hub, Escape Pod, and Scrybe. She was, until July, 2007, the host and co-editor of Pseudopod, and is currently the host and creator of the podcasts Geek Fu Action Grip and I Should be Writing. Visit Mur online at

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Once again I'm asking you guys to support the publication of podcasted fiction!

The sequals to two award-nominated podcasted novels of which I am a HUGE fan have been published and are currently available on Amazon and from booksellers everywhere. The novels are: Tee Morris's Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Pitcher's Pendent, the sequal to his awesome podcasted novel Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword, and Philippa Ballantine's Digital Magic, the sequal to her recently-concluded, amazing podcasted novel Chasing the Bard.

To make the biggest impact, Tee and Pip are asking everyone to storm tomorrow, August 8, 2008 (08-08-08) on or after 11:00 AM (U.S. Eastern Time - 8:00 AM U.S. Pacific Time) to buy your copy (or copies!) of their books!

For more details, and for the Amazon links to use to help further support this effort, please visit

And thanks again for helping support podcasted fiction. I promise both of these books are worth it!

~ Lisa T.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Couch Surfing While You Wait

Hey, guys! While you're waiting for Part B of Hypersensitive Episode #9 (which should hopefully be up later tonight), go check out my mad co-hosting skillz on Couch Surfing Episode #19!! John and I talk in-depth about the two most awesome things EVER - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and The Dark Knight, with some other random things thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Episode 009: Bigger, Longer and um … Cut, Part A

Finally, the once again LONG overdue next episode of Hypersensitive. This one was so long that I actually had to divide it up into sections so you don’t have to endure my voice for 2 1/2 hours straight through. Here’s the first part, and I should have the second part up in the next day or 2. Enjoy!

Shownotes will be up soon!

[00:01:18] Intro:
"The Guild" Comic-Con Schedule
Sofadogs Video of Tim Minear Q&A Before Dallas CSTS Event
Google Reader
Big Fish Games
Hypersensitive's Amazon Store

Hypersensitive Comment Contest: Comment on this episode or leave an iTunes review and email me at hypersensitive_dot_podcast_at_gmail_dot_com for your chance to win a free game download from Big Fish Games!

[00:16:05] TV Show Recaps:
Lost - ""There's No Place Like Home" Part 1; "There's No Place Like Home" Parts 2 & 3
The Middleman "Pilot"
In Plain Sight

[00:29:11] TV News:
"The Unusuals" ABC Pilot Info
Alan Tudyk ABC Pilot Info
Casting Info for Alan Tudyk ABC Pilot
Joss'd Review of Alan Tudyk pilot taping
"The Emancipation of Ernesto" FOX Pilot Info
"Virtuality" FOX Pilot Info
Tricia Helfer FOX Pilot "Inseparable" Info
"Lie To Me" FOX Pilot Info
"Easy Money" CW Pilot Info
"Sensitive Skin" HBO Pilot Info
"True Blood" HBO Pilot Info
"True Blood" on IMDB
"True Blood"'s viral marketing True Beverage website
"The End of Steve" SHO Pilot Info
"Exterminators" SHO Pilot Info
"Crash" STARZ Pilot Info
"The Beast" A&E Pilot Info
"Raising The Bar" TNT Pilot Info
"The Prisoner" BBC Mini-Series
Shannen Doherty may be headed back to the 90210 while Luke Perry is not
Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson and "All My Children"'s Leven Rambin cast in S2 of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Charisma Carpenter back on "Greek"
Jon Voight, Sprague Grayden and Carlo Rota on the upcoming season of "24"
Francis Capra and William Katt on "Heroes" S3
Heroes "Going Postal" webisodes
"Heroes" S2 available for pre-order at Amazon
Journeyman Kevin McKidd on new season of "Grey's Anatomy"
Madchen Amick on S2 of "Gossip Girl"
"Gossip Girl" possible spinoff info
Kevin Sorbo on "The Middleman"
Michael Badalucco cast in new season of "Bones"
Sam Witwer on new season of "Smallville"
Get ready for the return of the Justice League on "Smallville"
Michael Imperioli in "Life on Mars"
Amy Ryan returns to "The Office"
Aziz Ansari to appear in "The Office" spinoff
Jay Mohr out and Jamie Kennedy in for the new season of "Ghost Whisperer"
Jimmy Smits joins "Dexter" cast
Zachary Levi dishes about "Chuck" season 2
Tony Hale joins "Chuck" cast
Nicole Richie to guest star on "Chuck"
Michaela McManus joins "Law & Order: SVU" cast
Chris Noth to leave "Law & Order: CI" to be replaced by Jeff Goldblum
Paul Campbell joins "Knight Rider" cast
Sarah Paulson in "Cupid" reboot
Luke Perry on "Criminal Minds"
Info on potential "Criminal Minds" spinoff series
Molly Ringwald joins "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Eliza Dushku on "Ugly Betty"

~ Lisa T.
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Friday, July 11, 2008

SPOILER WARNING: EW Ausiello TV Is Up! Five Reasons You Must Watch…

1) Because the Katherine Heigl/Grey’s Anatomy kerfuffle has taken a juicy new turn, and the exclusive scoop is included in this week’s inaugural ATV!
2) Because there’s something for everyone — particularly fans of Ugly Betty, Gilmore Girls, Smallville and The Closer.
3) Because there are surprises galore, and if you don’t watch now, someone’s bound to spoil them for you.
4) Because just when you think it’s over, there’s more!
5) Because it’s Friday — what the frak else do you have to do? Work?

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Brave Men Run - Book Release

Matthew Wayne Selznick's amazing podcasted novel "Brave Men Run" will be released in paperback from Swarm Press on Sunday, July 13, 2008! If everyone buys the book on Sunday, July 13 from, we can push it to the top of the charts and make an explosive impact for "Brave Men Run," Swarm Press, and the power you, the user, has over new media!

And ...

Starting at 10:00 AM Eastern / 7:00 AM Pacific time on Sunday, July 13, join Matthew Wayne Selznick at the top of every hour via live streaming video! He will have updates on the book’s success on the Amazon charts, chat with viewers, and will even have very special Sovereign Era content to share with us: every hour on the hour he will read a new, original work of short fiction set in the Sovereign Era universe and written by some of the biggest names in podcast fiction!

"Brave Men Run" is the story of Nate Charters. Born different, unsure of his origins, he’s an outcast at Abbeque Valley High School, a self-proclaimed "boy freak" with few friends and low self-esteem. When the Sovereign Era dramatically dawns, Nate finds himself in a quest to discover the truth: is he more than he seems, a misfit in a miraculous and powerful new minority… or something else entirely?

You can listen to the full podcast presentation of "Brave Men Run" at

Monday, June 30, 2008

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog News! SQUEE!!!!

Just in case anyone might have missed the BIG NEWS ...


The TEASER TRAILER is up and the air dates have been announced.

Part 1 will be available Tuesday, July 15

Part 2 will be available Thursday, July 17


Part 3 will be available Saturday, July 19.

All three parts will be available exclusively at and will stay up only through July 20, but it will be available for downloading shortly thereafter and will ultimately be available on DVD with lots of awesome extras planned!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Child rapists can't be executed, Supreme Court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that child rapists cannot be executed, concluding capital punishment is reserved for murderers.
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I'm not sure how I feel about this. Intellectually, I agree that capital punishment should be reserved for murderers - the whole, eye for an eye thing and upholding the Constitutional prohibition against cruel & unusual punishment. However, instinctively, it is hard for me to believe that, short of executing child rapists (or pretty much rapists in general) there is really no way to guarantee that they will never be released into society *at some point*, and a release into society will certainly lead to repeated attacks because I am a firm believer that there is no rehabilitation for just plain *evil* people like that.

I can also understand the argument that having the same consequence of the death penalty for both rape and murder removes any incentive for an attacker to leave a rape victim alive. But, seriously, how many rapists are really thinking about that during an attack? "Well, if I leave her alive she might be able to identify me but, hey, at least I can't get the death penalty for this."

Wow, I can't believe I might actually be in support of an Alioto/Scalia/Thomas/Roberts opinion. The world MUST be coming to an end ...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Episode 008 - The Episode That Didn't Want To Be Aired

Okay, folks. Here it is. The next (once again) long overdue episode of Hypersensitive! I had a lot of problems with this episode - I lost the edited version of the episode not once but TWO times thanks to the combination of Audacity and my craptop computer, and then had problems uploading to my FTP once the episode was finally "in the can." It's really long (about 1:45:00 or so), but I guess I just had a lot of stuff I wanted to tell you guys about. Since it's so long, I've included the time stamps for the beginning of each segment so you can feel free to skip ahead if you want. Here's to hoping I have less problems producing the next episode. Ah, well, enjoy!

[0:1:00] Intro:; Race Fantastique; Vacation Pics

[0:4:54] TV Show Recaps: Grey's Anatomy - "Losing My Mind" and "Freedom"

[0:18:01] TV News: Bruce Boxleitner added to Heroes cast; Allan Arkush talks new season of Heroes; House casting news; Paula Malcolmson, Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz and Alessandra Toressani join the Caprica cast; The Hills will be back for a fourth season; Watch past eps of The Hills at; HBO Tackles the Reality of the Dallas Cowboys; Will Life on Mars end for David E. Kelley?; CW has officially ordered 90210 to series; Rob Estes added to 90210 cast; Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling to appear in new 90210; CW's 90210 Trailer; Megan Mullally added to Bad Mother's Handbook cast; Chloe will be back on Smallville next season; Green Arrow may be returning to Smallville; 24 TV-movie has an airdate; 24 TV-movie adds to cast; Scrubs casting news; TV Fall TV Viewing Grid ; CBS Fall Schedule; ABC Fall Schedule; CW Fall Schedule; CW may be in trouble; FOX Fall Schedule; Zap2it Script reviews for Fringe and Dollhouse; FOX Dollhouse Trailer; Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku talk Dollhouse; FOX's "Remote-Free TV" initiative; CSI finds their Sara Sidle replacement; Jorja Fox to guest star on CSI new season premiere; Kelly Preston added to HBO's Suburban Shootout; Katee Sackhoff moves to Nip/Tuck

[0:55:57] Movies/DVDs: Speed Racer; Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; The Gate; The Mist; Battlestar Galactica, Season 3; 27 Dresses; The Nanny Diaries; Running With Scissors; Disturbia; The Curve; Georgia Rule; Elizabeth: The Golden Age

[1:01:52] Movie News: Fraggle Rock Live Action Musical; 4th Beverly Hills Cop Movie in the works; Michael Bay/Hasbro to make Ouija Board movie; Witchboard (1986)

[1:08:55] Podcast Pimping: Parsec Awards; Can't Stop The Serenity; 7th Son Obsidian; Max Quick Book 2: The Two Travelers; The Geologic Podcast;; Astral Audio Experience; Geek By Night; 10th Wonder Podcast; Wormwood; MuggleCast; Metamor City; Joss'd; Buffy Between The Lines; Chasing The Bard; Couch Surfing; Onthepodcast; Official Lost Podcast; Two Geeks, A Mic And A Podcast; Murder At Avedon Hill; Grey's Anatomy Official Podcast; Smodcast; PodCulture; The Geek Spin; Podcast Junky; The Signal

[1:31:08] Music: Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head; The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing; Julianne Hough - Julianne Hough; Usher - Here I Stand; Various Artists - Sex And The City [original soundtrack]; Weezer - Weezer (Red Album Deluxe); Gavin Rossdale - Wanderlust; Radiohead - The Best Of (Special Edition); Chris Brown - Exclusive - The Forever Edition


(1) "I Wish I Was In New Orleans" - Scarlett Johansson
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(2) "Violet Hill" - Coldplay
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(3) "Mercy" - Duffy
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(4) "Heavy Eyes" - The Rosewood Thieves
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(5) "Dream" - Priscilla Ahn
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(6) "Giving Up" - Ingrid Michaelson
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(7) "The Cure For Pain" - Jon Foreman
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(8) "Hometown Glory" - Adele
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(9) "The Quest" - Bryn Christopher

(10) "Keep Me Warm" - Ida Maria

[1:41:42] Outtro: The Dark Knight Trailer

~ Lisa T.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Murder at Avedon Hill - Live Streaming Event

P.G. Holyfield, author of one of my favorite podcast novels, Murder at Avedon Hill, will be performing a live reading of the next chapter of the book (Ch. 23) at 10:00 PM (EST) Sunday, June 15th, which you can view via live streaming video on the Murder at Avedon Hill website or via the MaAH page at UStream Video.

Even if you’ve never listened to Murder at Avedon Hill before, I highly suggest you check out this event. P.G. will have an awesome summary of the story so far to get you up to speed so that you can enjoy the chapter as he reads it live.

Listen to the promo below and then visit for full details.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Couch Surfing

If you want to hear more of me while you eagerly await the (hopefully soon!) release of Episode 8 of Hypersensitive, go check out the most recent episode (Ep 16) of John Pavlich's Couch Surfing. I co-hosted this episode and had the honor of being the first female Couch Surfing co-host - so, Go Go Girl Power!

If you haven't checked it out, Couch Surfing is an awesome podcast similar to Hypersensitive except that it's more of a discussion of pop culture rather than just me talking to myself. It's one of my favorite podcasts out there right now, and I highly recommend it. If you do give it a listen, leave a comment over there to let John know what you think - and, of course, leave a comment here to let ME know what you think. Enjoy!

Spoiler Nation

Entertainment has a really good article about how the prevalance of spoilers is changing the way movies and TV shows get made. Very interesting read. You can find it HERE.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Podcast Peer Awards

It's time for the Podcast Peer Summer Awards, and the super-awesome Tabz has nominated Hypersensitive in the Arts/Entertainment category! Yay! Also, several of my favorite podcasts such as The Geek Spin, Murder at Avedon Hill, Couch Surfing, Strangely Literal, Short Cummings Audio, TruthSeekers and Scott Sigler's Nocturnal have been nominated. So, if you're a fellow podcaster who has been podcasting for at least 3 months and have released at least 6 episodes of your podcast, head over to and register and vote!

Dreams Really Do Come True

Thanks to Felicia Day for posting this link on Twitter!

This story actually made me tear up - all hail the power of the internet!!

Boston Needed Lead Singer, Found One Online
Plucked From Obscurity, Man Joins Favorite Band After Karaoke Wows Founder

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Vacation Pics

For anyone interested, the pics of my recent cruise to Progreso and Cozumel can be seen here:

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Episode 007 - Pre-Vacation Delay

Yay - laptop issues resolved (for the time being anyway)!! As I mentioned, this episode was recorded about 2 weeks ago, so the news and stuff is kind of old - but I wanted to get it up on the feed. Enjoy!

Shownotes will be up shortly.

ETA: Shownotes


TV Show Recaps: Grey's Anatomy - "Piece Of My Heart" and "The Becoming;" Lost - "Something Nice Back Home" and "Cabin Fever."

TV News: Rob Thomas ceding reins of new 90210; Shenae Grimes (and possibly Hillary Duff), Dustin Milligan, Lori Loughlin, Jessica Walter, Michael Steger, and Tristan Wilds join the cast of the new 90210; Michael Rosenbaum will not be a series regular on Smallville next season; Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester will be back on Entourage next season to reprise her season 1 role of Justine Chapin; Alyssa Milano and Nathan Fillion have two ABC pilots; Gale Harold on Desperate Housewives; Mike O'Malley on Christian Slater's NBC spy drama My Own Worst Enemy; Katee Sackoff didn't get new CSI role; Lindsay Lohan has new recurring role on Ugly Betty; Jimmy Fallon to replace Conan O'Brien on Late Night; Nick Lachey gets new series on MTV; "Legally Blond" reality show on MTV; ABC has cancelled Men In Trees; Renee Zellweger's new Lifetime TV Movie; Catherine O'Hara to head up Good Behavior family; Brea Grant added to Heroes cast

Movies: Iron Man

Movie News: Iron Man 2 and other upcoming superhero movies announced;

DVD News: Birds of Prey: The Complete Series coming out on DVD (It will be available on on July 15th - check it out HERE)!

Podcasts: P.G. Holyfield/Murder at Avedon Hill; Podcast Junky; Mannerscast; The Geek Spin; PodCulture; Metamor City Podcast; Official Lost Podcast; Geek By Night; Chasing The Bard; Smodcast; Wormwood; Onthepodcast; Two Geeks A Mic And A Podcast; Joss'd; Let's Talk Joss

ETC: Can't Stop The Serenity screenings

Music: New Release Albums; song from Apple's new iPod commercial; Joaquin Phoenix to cut a new album; The Cure to release a single each month leading up to new Album in September


(1) "Dirty City" - Steve Winwood featuring Eric Clapton
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(2) "I Would" - Phil Vasser
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(3) "If You Leave" - OMD
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(4) "Watermelon Time" - Marcia Ball
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(5) "Outside Chance" - Heavy Trash
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(6) "That For Me" - Forever The Sickest Kids
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(7) "Better Off Alone" - Marie Digby
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(8) "That 70's Song" - Cab
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(9) "In Love With A Girl" - Gavin DeGraw
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(10) "The Age of the Understatement" - The Last Shadow Puppets
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~ Lisa T.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Podcast Delays

Sorry for the delay with episodes 7 & 8. I recorded Episode 7 about a week and a half ago and was hoping to get it uploaded to the podcast feed before I left on vacation last Friday (May 16th). Unfortunately, I've been having laptop problems and my upload attempts all day last Thursday were unsuccessful. I am now back from vacation and am still having laptop issues that I hope to resolve this weekend. I will be uploading Episode 7 as soon as I can and will record and upload Episode 8 soon thereafter. Again, I apologize for the delay and hope you'll stick with me while I try to sort out my crazy laptop issues! Thanks!

~ Lisa T.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Social Media World

Awesome blog post by Tabz about the power of social media!!


Monday, May 12, 2008

Speed Racer = Fun

I feel really bad that Speed Racer didn't do very well at the box office this weekend. I stopped by the Movie Tavern near my apartment on my way home from work last night on a whim to see Speed Racer and I actually enjoyed it. Although some of the plot elements were a little hard to follow (mostly because the pace of the movie is so fast), it was very visually appealing and I thought it did justice to the cartoon that was one of my favorite TV staples as a child. If you're looking for a "fun" movie, I highly recommend checking out Speed Racer.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A Geek's Guide to Summer Movies

Entertainment Weekly has posted "A Geek's Guide to Summer Movies" and I had to share!

1. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (May 22) - I'm not even gonna describe this one. If you don't know the deal, and don't already have a less-gainfully-employed friend holding your space on line, then you're not a real geek, and we can't even go any further.

2. THE MOTHER OF TEARS (June 6) - No, I don't know what this is about, and I'm a little too lazy to look it up (hey, my eyes are sleepy from GTA IV), but it's directed by Italian horror maestro Dario Argento — which automatically makes it worth investigating.

3. THE HAPPENING (June 13) - M. Night Shyamalan has a lot to answer for, after the floater that was Lady in the Water. The trailer for this Mark Wahlberg ''eco-thriller'' looks like he may be ready to make amends.

4. THE INCREDIBLE HULK (June 13) - Yes, from what we've seen in the most recent trailer, this looks like The Banner Identity. And the CG Hulk still looks a little rubbery. But I'll give Edward Norton the benefit of the doubt and check it out. (It's gotta be better than the last Hulk movie...right?)

5. GET SMART (June 20) - Could be drop-dead hysterical. Could be another stillborn TV-show revamp. Either way, it gives us another chance to gaze on the brunette wonder that is Anne Hathaway, so we're all good.

6. WANTED (June 27) - Okay, I didn't understand a blessed thing that was happening in director Timur Bekmambetov's Nightwatch Russian sci-fi flicks. But they looked marvelous, and I'm hoping that look — layered over a story, about bad-ass assassins, that makes sense — will make this Angelina Jolie-James McAvoy-Morgan Freeman flick a comic-based film to reckon with.

7. HANCOCK (July 2) - Will Smith as a homeless superhero trying to get his crap together? Sold.

8. HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (July 11) - Guillermo del Toro is an honest-to-goodness artiste who just happens to really dig comics. I remember talking to The O.G. himself, Owen Gleiberman, about the first Hellboy movie and he said something to the effect of, ''Say what you will about what the movie's about, it's abundantly clear that del Toro is a real filmmaker.'' So, yes, go see.

9. THE DARK KNIGHT (July 18) - Yes, please.

10. SPACE CHIMPS (July 18) - On the title alone. But only after seeing The Dark Knight.

11. THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (July 25) - I really, really want to believe that this David Duchovny-Gillian Anderson sequel is better than the title.

12. THE ROCKER (August 1) - Rainn Wilson can do no wrong. Okay, that ''home skillet'' line in Juno was almost a criminal offense, but not his fault. Here, he's playing a middle-aged dude who becomes the drummer of a high-school band. Which sounds like the makings of a fine night of comedy.

13. THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (August 1) - I think we can admit to ourselves that this one probably won't be very good. But Brendan Fraser does have a certain goofy charm, and Jet Li's the bad guy (probably, unless they make him the misunderstood antagonist — which is just lame enough to probably be what's going on). **Note - I am, however, a bit disappointed that Rachel Weisz isn't reprising her role as Evelyn. I mean, I adore Maria Bello but it will be weird to see a different person in the role.

14. PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (August 8) - Seth Rogen + James Franco + pot-ty humor = the awesome.

15. TROPIC THUNDER (August 15) - While my tolerance for Ben Stiller can run hot and cold, a couple of people here have already seen this one, and we're singing its hosannas. Plus: Robert Downey Jr. as a black dude!

16. STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (August 15) - One can only hope that this CG sequel isn't another opportunity for fond Star Wars memories to be dashed by the Lucasfilm machine. We can dream, can't we?

17. BABYLON A.D. (August 29) - Here's the thing: As a geek, there are just some movies you're honor-bound to see. And Vin Diesel as a post-apocalyptic courier transporting a hot diseased lady through the danger zone? Yes, you must go, or we take away your membership card.

So, what do you guys think? Did they leave any essential summer Geek movies out? Which ones are you excited to see?

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Iron Man - RDJ is my new imaginary celebrity boyfriend

So, I went to go see Iron Man last night. By myself, I might add, because apparently my roommate and his friends went to see it yesterday afternoon without inviting me. But, whatever ...

LOVED it! I'm not going to say anything more about it other than I think the casting was amazing and Jon Favreau did an awesome job directing a comic book superhero movie. Who knew? I mean, don't get me wrong - i adore Jon Favreau - but wasn't so sure he could pull off the superhero thing. And, oh yeah, it made me remember once again how much I am in love with Robert Downey, Jr. - something I seem to have forgotten since the last time I watched Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang or Good Night, and Good Luck. You people need to keep reminding me of these things - that's what I pay you for isn't it? *cough*

I also followed the advice of all my Twitter friends and stayed through the (amazingly long - or was it just me?) end credits to watch the additional scene (which my roommate and his friends didn't know about and, consequently, missed - HA!), but I have to admit I'm probably going to lose some Geek Cred because I didn't understand what it meant. I mean, it was cool and everything - but I was totally confused as to why it was so important. So, I had to come home and Google it. So, yeah, I'm sure I just totally lost a lot of my Geek Cred (if I even had any to begin with). It's just that I don't really know anything about comics. Anyway, thanks to my best friends Google and Wikipedia, I found the answer HERE. **SPOILER WARNING - the end of this Wikipedia entry is a SPOILER for the post-credits Iron Man scene, so DO NOT CLICK IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE SPOILED!!!

And a big "YAY" to me finally getting to see a movie in the theater!! I think the last movie I saw in the theater was Jumper - so it's been a while. Hopefully, it won't be quite so long before my next trip to the theater ...

ETA: Actually, I rememberd that I saw Vantage Point in March, so it's only been 2 months since I last saw a movie in the theater ...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Hypersensitive Episode 006 - Mo' Pimpin'

Finally - Episode 006 is finished! Sorry for the delay. Shownotes will be up soon. Feedback is greatly appreciated. It's a long one, folks, so I hope y'all enjoy!

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ETA: Episode Shownotes:

Intro: Nebulae; Astral Audio Experience; Joss'd; Geek By Night

TV: Gossip Girl; Grey's Anatomy; Lost; Dirty Sexy Money will be down a Darling next season; CSI's Grissom returns for at least 1 more season but Warrick is leaving (or was he fired?); 90210 spinoff pilot info; AnnaLynne McCord joins the cast of the new 90210; Outrageous Fortune info; Cupid casting info; NBC's 2008-09 TV Schedule; Caprica character summaries; Olivia Williams, Harry Lennix, Miracle Laurie and Amy Acker join Joss Whedon's Dollhouse; new animated pilot from the creator of Arrested Development; TV on DVD release dates

Lost season finale spoilers

Movies/DVD: Southland Tales; Sweeney Todd; Battlestar Galactica S3; new Muppet Movie info

Podcasts: Playing For Keeps; Chasing the Bard; Geek By Night; Buffy Between the Lines fanfic contest; Murder at Avedon Hill; MaAH print copy on

Playlist of the Week: [**Note, you can listen to full versions of the songs on the playlist using the playlist player below; also Email me if you would like info on getting a playlist CD with full versions of all 10 playlist songs]

(1)(a) "No More" - Heidi Montag from The Hills --> Buy from
(1)(b) "Supernatural Superserious" - R.E.M. --> Buy from
(2) "I'm Not A Loser" - Nerf Herder [Geek By Night Theme Song] --> Buy from
(3) "Your Hometown" - Finest Dearest --> Download for FREE from
(4) "Asking For Flowers" - Kathleen Edwards --> Download for FREE from
(5) "Talkin To You Eye To Eye" - Roomful of Blues --> Download for FREE from
(6) "Two Times" - The Blakes --> Download for FREE from
(7) "A Mile Above A Small Town" - Christian Brown --> Download for FREE from
(8) "Hard Feelings" - The Constantines --> Download for FREE from
(9) "Matador" - Claire Guerreso --> Buy from Amie Street Music
(10) "Almost Lover" - A Fine Frenzy --> Buy from


Outtro: Sex and the City Trailer

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Monday, April 28, 2008

'Office Space': 15 Quotable Lines

From Entertainment Weekly:

In honor of National Cubicle Day, here are some of our favorite moments from Mike Judge's 1999 cult-classic tribute to the wage-slave ...

1. "Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say, in a given week I probably only do about 15 minutes of real, actual, work." —Peter (Ron Livingston)

2. "There was nothing wrong with it...until I was about 12 years old and that no-talent ass-clown became famous and started winning Grammys." —Michael Bolton (David Herman)

3. "No, not again. I...Why does it say paper jam when there is no paper jam? I swear to God, one of these days, I just kick this piece of &@#% out the window." —Samir (Ajay Naidu)

4. "Oh, and remember: Next Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans." —Lumbergh (Gary Cole)

5. "I'm thinking I might take that new chick from Logistics. If things go well I might be showing her my O-face. 'Oh...Oh...Oh!' You know what I'm talkin' about." —Drew (Greg Pitts)

6. "Well, see, they wrote all this bank software, and, uh, to save space, they used two digits for the date instead of four. So, like, 98 instead of 1998? Uh, so I go through these thousands of lines of code and, doesn't really matter. I, uh, I don't like my job, and, uh, I don't think I'm gonna go anymore." —Peter

7. "You know what, Stan. If you want me to wear 37 pieces of flair, like your pretty boy over there, Brian, why don't you just make the minimum 37 pieces of flair?" —Joanna (Jennifer Aniston)

8. "You know, the Nazis had pieces of flair that they made the Jews wear." —Peter

9. "And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don, too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire...." —Milton (Stephen Root)

10. "I can't believe what a bunch of nerds we are. We're looking up money laundering in a dictionary." —Peter

11. "We get caught laundering money, we're not going to white-collar resort prison. No, no, no. We're going to federal pound me in the ass prison." —Michael Bolton

12. " out for your cornhole, bud." —Lawrence (Diedrich Bader)

13. "It's not just about me and my dream of doing nothing. It's about all of us. I don't know what happened to me at that hypnotherapist and, I don't know, maybe it was just shock and it's wearing off now, but when I saw that fat man keel over and die — Michael, we don't have a lot of time on this earth! We weren't meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements." —Peter

14. "Well, well, look. I already told you: I deal with the goddamn customers so the engineers don't have to. I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people. Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?" —Tom (Richard Reihle)

15. "So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life." —Peter

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Working on it ...

Seriously! I am currently working on Episode 006 and hope to have it recorded and up on the feed tomorrow night. And, yay, my new USB mic arrived today (well, technically yesterday, but I didn't actually get it in my hands until today) - so I'll take that as a good sign that I will get this episode posted soon!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Get your Buffy fix via podcast

If you named your dog Spike, dream of vacationing in Sunnydale, and never quite got over what happened to Jenny Calendar, then you'll love the gem of a podcast we've uncovered for you. Buffy Between the Lines is original fan fic written and produced by a group of volunteers who probably know more about Xander, Willow, and Buffy than Joss Whedon himself.

For the rest of the story, go here:

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Podcast Fiction: Reviews of some authors and their works

Check out this awesome article on podcasted fiction!

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Woo to the Hoo!

Thanks to Sarah, I am going to THIS on Saturday!! Wow, my Saturday is going to be packed - afternoon at the zoo with my sister and her godchildren and their mom (my sister's best friend), evening with old friends at Adam and Jen's wedding, and then the night with Oprah, Faith Hill, Jessica Alba, Ali Larter, Jennifer Hudson, Salma Hayek, Glenn Close and more!!

Yeah, life is pretty good this week - even without meds ...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Buffy Between the Lines Contest!!

And for my awesome readers/listeners who write fanfic ...


Hi guys! Between Season 1 and Season 2 of Buffy Between the Lines we have a couple months off, but we didn't want our fans to be wanting so we've devised the first Buffy Between the Lines fanfic contest! All accepted submissions will be recorded and featured on the Buffy Between the Lines podcast and the winner will receive a SIGNED copy of "Infected" by Scott Sigler, as well as a limited edition SugarShock poster and some other goodies we have tucked away in the Between the Lines Studios vault.

If you're interested in participating here's the rules:

  1. Fanfic must be based on Buffy Between the Lines Season 1 and remain true to the TV and audio drama (this rules out non-canonical pairings and AU, we'll save that for the April Fool's episodes)

  2. Fanfic must not be posted elsewhere until after the contest.

  3. Fanfic must be between 1,500 - 3,000 words and must have a clear story (beginning, middle/climax, end)

  4. Entries must be received by May 10th, 2008. Winner will be announced at the start of Season 2 (in August).

  5. Please email your entry to buffybetweenthelines[at] with "Fanfic Contest Submission" as the subject line. Entries can be within the email or attached text/Word files. Please no .docx files.

Winner will be judged on originality, writing skills, capturing the voices of the characters and general "awesomeness". Please make sure your entry has been proofed before submitting. If you need a beta reader check out:

Because you can never be *TOO* obsessed with Buffy ...

One of my favorite podcasts is the podcasted audio drama Buffy Between the Lines, which is a serialized audio drama depicting what might have happened between the seasons of my favorite TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I've never really been into fanfiction, so I was a little hesitant to listen to this podcast at first but, once I did actually listen to it, I was hooked. The writing and acting are so amazing, listening to it always gives me chills. It's the next best thing to having new episodes of BtVS on TV!!

Anyway, several weeks ago I answered the Buffy Between the Lines season 2 casting call and submitted auditions for a few of the season 2 characters and -- guess what? I found out this weekend that I will be playing one of my absolutely favorite characters in season 2, Cordelia Chase. Hence my new shiny LiveJournal icon. :)


Season 1 of Buffy Between the Lines is still ongoing (they are on episode 9 and there are 12 episodes in the season), and there will be a short hiatus between seasons 1 and 2 to give the S1 crew a bit of a break, so it will be a few months before you get to hear my years-in-the-making Cordelia impression. But, that gives those of you who may not yet have listened to this fabulous podcast the chance to catch up on season 1.

I'm really really excited to have the opportunity to work on this podcast and hope that I can do justice to the wonderful character of Cordelia! Yay!!!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Episode 005: The Vacation Episode

Well, I'm only a week and a half behind on getting this episode up. This episode was recorded during the last week of March but, due to some major problems my laptop had with Audacity during my vacation, I was not able to edit and publish it until this weekend. Still, better late than never, right?

Shownotes will be up soon.

ETA: Episode Shownotes:

Intro: Nebulae

TV: CBS Cancels Jericho (again); SciFi Wire reports on Jericho cancellation;Dollhouse casting news; Buffy Alums Circling Whedon's Doll House;Fox Cancels The Return of Jezebel James; Rob Thomas gets third new season pilot deal; Review of Paley Fest Gossip Girl Panel; New season of "The Hills" begins

Movies/DVD: Torchwood; Torchwood info

Podcasts: Buffy Between the Lines has been INFECTED!; Buffy Between the Lines wins the 2008 Podcast Peer Award for Best Audio Drama Podcast!; Scott Sigler's INFECTED Trailer on YouTube;

Playlist of the Week: [**Note, Email me if you would like info on getting a playlist CD with full versions of all 10 playlist songs]

(1) “4 Minutes” - Madonna & Justin Timberlake --> Buy From
(2) “Be Giving” - Nico Vega
(3) “Someday Somewhere” - That Girl Alley
(4) “9:45” - Mieka Pauley --> Buy From
(5) “The Kelley Affair” - Be Your Own Pet --> Buy From
(6) “Just Let Go” - Mae --> Buy From
(7) “A Little Time” - Jonathan Clay --> Buy From
(8) “When I Get There” - Exit 4
(9) “Let Me Tell You Something” - 3rd Echo
(10) “Just This Way” - Bomshel

Outtro: Forgetting Sarah Marshall