Episode 42: Turkeys in New YorkCreepy Family Photo of Danish Royal family here.
Episode 20: Star Weighs A Thin HopeRumors of Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher being told to lose weight is here.
Harrison Ford's character Quinn Harris flies a helicopter in the movie Six Days Seven Nights.
Another similarity between Star Wars A New Hope and Star Trek 2009 is that Luke/Kirk grew up as a farm boy and hooks up with mentor Kenobi/Pike to go to space.
Check out the Brewster Rockit web comic here.
Pigeon Street View
Daniel Jackson was a character on Star Gate who is known as a really smart archeologist.
The song from The Stand that Mister Pold likes is called "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House.
The Tom Clancy movie with Ben Affleck is loosely based on the novel "The Sum of All Fears".
Willem DaFoe played the Goblin in Spider-Man and Mister Clark in most of the Tom Clancy novels.
"Methinks thou dost protest too much" is a common misquote from Shakespeare's Hamlet in which Queen Gertrude says “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
Jim Carrey is married to Jenny McCarthy.
Episode 19: Pigs Under the DomeStephen King's novel "Under the Dome" was released in July of 2010.
Episode 18: La-Vader-toryBrisco County, Jr. aired from 1993 to 1994. Quantum Leap aired from 1989 to 1993. Sliders aired from 1995 to 2000. Time Trax aired from 1993 to 1994. Stargate SG-1 aired from 1997 to 2007. Stargate Atlantis aired from 2004 to 2009. Stargate Universe aired from 2009 to 2011.
No More Kings's self titled album was released in 2007. The music video for "Sweep the Leg" features original actors from the movie Karate Kid.
The capital of Gambia is Banjul
Power generating asphalt
Turbines for the roof
The Nike+ FuelBand; allows users to set goals for fitness and tracks your progress through the day.
Episode 17: ET Coverup
The company planning to conduct the dig for E.T. is called Fuel Industries and has offices in California and Ontario, Canada. The article explaining the coverup is here.
The video game "E.T." was released in 1982 for the Atari 2600.
"Superman" was released in 1978 and "Adventure" in 1979.
Scott Adams talks about open source housing here. Read more about open source housing here.
The gaming headset is talked about here.
The Kinect game sensor described by Mister Pold is here.
Kids kicked off plane
What we're watching/reading/listening to
Canadian Bacon was released in 1995. It was produced by Michael Moore through Propoganda Films studio. It was the last released film to star John Candy.
Rhea Perlman was in the television show Cheers.
Basic Instructions can be found here.
Fast and Furious 6
LeVar Burton played Georgi LaForge and Brent Spiner played Data in Star Trek the Next Generation.
Reading Rainbow was hosted by Geordi LaForge from 1983 through 2006.
David Prowse was an imposing figure in the Darth Vader outfit, but his voice not so much.
James Earl Jones talks about being Darth Vader's voice here.
The Weird Al song that mentions Arsenio Hall is called "I Can't Watch This" with the lyrics: "Or that guy with the real flat hair that goes "woof woof woof" and waves his fist in the air."
Vanilla Ice was punched by members of the Straight Edge gang in Salt Lake City Utah during his concert.
Jim Carey as Vanilla Ice.
In responose to being dissed by Jay Z, MC Hammer released a response video in 2010. The song starts at 1:20.
Episode 15: Space Mom
The fake sponsor Dung Beetle Delights is based on the previous episode’s Technerdigy segment about eating bugs to stay environmentally green.
Patrick Stewart was born in 1940, he is 72 as of this recording. He was 47 when Star Trek The Next Generation first aired.
Scott Bakula known for his role as Sam Beckett in Quantum Leap also played Captain Archer in Star Trek Enterprise. He was born in 1954, which makes him 58 as of this recording. He was 46 when Star Trek Enterprise aired.
Kate Mulgrew was born in 1955, which makes her 58 as of this recording. She was 40 when Star Trek Voyager first aired.
Arsenio Hall was a late-night talk show that aired from 1989 through 1994.
D Viddy often hears music that no one else does.
The Eurythmics were a musical group featuring Annie Lennox as the lead singer. Although their song Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) was released in 1984, they played the song live on the Arsenio Hall show in 1989.
Mister Pold’s personal blog is at mindofmisterpold.wordpress.com
James Earl Jones (Darth Vader) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) were in Star Wars, both were in Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger as Admiral Greer and Jack Ryan.
Notable James Earl Jones characters to die in movies are Darth Vader (Star Wars), Admiral Greer (Clear and Present Danger) and Mufasa (Lion King).
Walter Koenig played Chekov in the original Star Trek series and Bester in Babylon 5.
Samuel L Jackson (Mace Windu) was in Star Wars and played Jack Ryan’s best friend Robbie in Patriot Games. Gates McFadden (Dr. Caroline Ryan) was in Hunt for Red October as Jack Ryan’s wife, she was also Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
James Earl Jones (Darth Vader) was Admiral Greer in Hunt for Red October with Gates McFadden as Dr. Caroline Ryan.
Ian McDiarmid played the Emperor in the original Star Wars trilogy and Senator Palpatine in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy.
Frank Oz played the voice of Yoda in Star Wars.
Anthony Daniels was C3P0 in Star Wars.
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure => (Ted) Keanu Reeves (Neo) => Matrix => (Agent Smith) Hugo Weaving (Elrond) => Lord of the Rings //// L Ron Hubbard => Scientology => Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt) => Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol => (Benji Dunn) Simon Pegg (Scotty) => Star Trek
Robin Hood Men In Tights => (King Richard) Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) => Star Trek Generations => (Captain Kirk) William Shatner => Star Trek VI => (Comm Officer) Christian Slater (Will Scarlett) => Robin Hood Prince of Thieves => (Robin hood) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner (Dunbar)=> Dances with Wolves => (Stands With a Fist) Mary McDonnell (President Roslyn) => Battlestar Gallactica => (Boomer) Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua) => Hawaii 5.0 => (Chin Ho Kelly) Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) => Lost => (Juliet) Elizabeth Mitchell (Carol Newman) => Santa Clause II => (Sandman) Michael Dorn (Worf) => Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine
Santa Clause II => (Scott Calvin) Tim Allen (Tim Taylor) =>Home Improvement => (Randy Taylor) Jonathan Taylor Thomas (young Simba) => Lion King => (hyena) Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan) => Star Trek The Next Generation
Lion King => (Mufasa) James Earl Jones (Darth Vader) => Star Wars
Lion King => (older Simba) Matthew Broderick (Steve Kovacs) => Cable Guy (cable guy) Jim Carey (Riddler) => Batman Forever => (Batman/Bruce Wayne) Val Kilmer (Iceman) => Top Gun => (Maverick) Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt) => Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol => (Benji Dunn) Simon Pegg (Scotty) => Star Trek
Star Trek => (Worf) Michael Dorn (Sandman) => Santa Clause II => (Carol Newman) Elizabeth Mitchell (Erica Evans) V => (Anna) Morena Baccarin (Inara) => Firefly
Heroes => (Kaito Nakamura) George Takei (Sulu) => Star Trek
Heroes => (President) Michael Dorn (Worf) => Star Trek
Heroes => (Sylar) Zachary Quinto (Spock) => Star Trek
Heroes => (Hiro) Masi Oka (Bruce) => Get Smart => (Agent 99) Anne Hathaway (Mia) Princess Diaries II => (Nicholas) Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) => Star Trek
Kevin Costner (Robin Hood) => Robin Hood Prince of Thieves => (Sheriff of Nottingham) Alan Rickman (Snape) => Harry Potter
Civilization II (or Civ 2) is the sequel to the Sid Meier’s Civilization game. It was released in 1996. There have been five Civilization games in the series with the latest being released in 2010.
There is a Civ II forum at www.civfanatics.com
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Drunk man directing traffic
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Science…Sort Of (podcast)
Jim Gaffagin (comedian)
Fringe (television series)
Mark Hamill played Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.
Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) played a Pendari Champion in the Star Trek Voyager episode “Tsunkatse” in which he battles Seven of Nine in an arena. Johnson’s character beats her.
Betazed (Star Trek) weddings are unique in that all participating parties are traditionally nude.
Gates Mcfadden was born in 1949 and so is 64 as of this recording, she was 38 when Star Trek The Next Generation first aired.
Picard was born in 2305 which means he was 74 in Star Trek Nemesis.
Beverly Crusher did take command of the Enterprise during Next Generation Episodes “Descent” and “Descent Part II” while the other senior officers were searching for Data on a Borg planet. While in command she fought a Borg vessel and destroyed it. She commanded her own ship, the Pasteur, in an alternate timeline future in the episode “All Good Things…”
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