Science Fiction

Radio Daze: Some “X-Minus One” For Your Old Radio Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some classic old radio in the form of “X-Minus One” and old radio science fiction program from the fifties featuring adapations of works from the finest science fiction authors of the day as well as some original stories as well. Good production values and fine voice work marked this series and I think you’ll find these two episodes to be a lot of fun. Enjoy! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Radio Daze: Some “X-Minus One” For Your Old Radio Listening Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another edition of Radio Daze! In honor of the new sci-fi epic “Dune: Part 2” I thought it would be fun to include a couple of classic radio episodes of “X-Minus One” an old radio show that ran for a few years in the 1950s. Using stories from Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick and others, “X-Minus One” was a truly entertaining and well-written series that’s perfect for the theater of the mind. Enjoy these shows! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Dog’s Movie House: “Dune: Part 2″ Delivers. . .And Then Some!”

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. It’s Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part 2” the second half of the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel. The first film, simply titled “Dune” released in 2021 during the pandemic and did remarkably well considering the circumstances. The first film was incredible to look at and very engrossing, but most of it was a set up for the characters and the rest of the story. I’m happy to say that “Dune: Part 2” delivers the good in every sense of the word, making it one of the best films of the year so far.

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Dog’s Movie House: Latest “Hunger Games” film skillfully done but lacking something!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the latest chapter in the Hunger Games franchise. It’s called “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” and takes place 64 years before the events of the first film. Here we see the rise of the young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), the struggling son of the inventor of the Hunger Games. Now living on his late father’s name, Snow attempts to win the big monetary prize at the University by taking advantage of the new rules for the 10th Annual Hunger Games and sponsoring one of the “tributes.” He catches the attention of of the Games lead designer Dr. Gaul (Viola Davis) and the ire of the dean of the university (a great Peter Dinklage). His ideas on glamorizing the tributes and enhancing the watchability of the Games conflicts with the feelings he has for his tribute, a fiery young singer Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler). His feelings for Baird threaten to ruin his rise to the top of the capital.

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The Dogcast: Some “X-Minus One” For Your Old Radio Listening Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more Old Radio fun. “X-Minus One” was a 1950s science fiction radio show that featured some of the finest stories in radio. Author such as Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, and Isaac Asimov found their classic stories adapted to radio with thrilling results. “X-Minus One” is also great fun to hear because of it’s somewhat outdated concepts of how the future would look. “X-Minus One” has a polished sheen to it that makes it a fun listen on a Saturday afternoon. Enjoy these two stories and stay tuned for more on the way! So Sayeth The Kendog!