Join Kim, Tabz and Andrew as they talk about how awesome Felicia Day is (still) and how to win all of your enemies over by buying a copy of The Guild on DVD. Liane gives us some sweet trivia. Heidi brings us a Guild “Character of the Episode” for Clara. Thanks to David for our awesome panel recording of Felicia Day from the Farpoint Convention! The Mars Effect gets pimped out (and Tabz makes a HIMYM reference). Tabz gets boxed in and forgot about “Big Bang Theory”. Andrew reads some Joss’d fanmail (thanks Hammond!) and Kim & Tabz answer it after dissolving into giggles.
Tabz and Kim discuss (non-spoilerly) the last episode of Dollhouse and the lack of fandom excitement. Liane like totally lays down some awesome trivia. Tabz schools Kim in Buffy the movie (okay not really) and Heidi introduces us to Pike (no, not Spike). Wrapping it up with some podcasty news, Tabz totally gets the email address for the show wrong, but Liane saves the day with the answer to her trivia question!
A Review In Which I Utterly Fail To Express How Truly Awesome This Novel Is
I have on occasion expressed my fascination with the Victorian era and works of steampunk before. Furthermore, my predilection for tales of all things undead is renowned. So you can imagine my delight when I heard about a new novel that blended these two great tastes together. That novel is SOULLESS by Gail Carriger and I have to say it does not disappoint.
Not only does Ms. Carriger bring to life a believable Victorian landscape populated by vampires, werewolves, and ghosts (oh my!) but it is witty, funny, action-packed, romantic, and sexy. I could probably toss in more adjectives like dramatic, suspenseful, and glamorous, but I don’t want to over do it, even though those are still wholly accurate.
Without spoiling too much, the story begins when Miss Alexia Tarabotti, a spinster of Italian heritage, finds herself quite rudely accosted by a vampire of questionable breeding while she was attending a soiree. Honestly, she was only looking for something to eat, and apparently she wasn’t the only one. Not only was the unexpected vampire quite uncouth (how dare he attack her when they hadn’t even been properly introduced), but he was unaware of Alexia’s preternatural ability to negate the supernatural, thus rendering said vampire, um, how shall I say it, impotent? Yes, that’ll do.
After she dispatches her attacker with her trusty parasol and hair stakes, agents of Queen Victoria’s Bureau of Unnatural Registry arrive to investigate. BUR agents Lord Connall Maccon and Professor Randolph Lyall, who happen to be werewolves of high social standing, are well aware of her abilities and her frustrating habit of getting into trouble. Thus begins the mystery she finds herself in, which only gets more intricate and interesting as it progesses.
Along the way we meet her mother and step-family, her best friend Ivy Hisselpenny, the flamboyant vampire Lord Akeldama, and a cast of other incredible characters. The story also has the standard accoutrements associated with steampunk, like dirigibles, steam engines, multi-purpose goggles/spectacles, and diabolical machines built for nefarious scientific experiments. These are not merely scattered throughout as fashionable props, but are expertly woven into an exciting tale.
I will definitely not spoil the ending, but I found it to be a satisfying conclusion to a fantasic first look at the life of an extraordinary woman. I am eagerly awaiting the next two books in the trilogy, both of which arrive this year. CHANGELESS hits shelves on March 30, 2010. (I’ve already pre-ordered it.) The third book, BLAMELESS, is due in September.
Tabz and Kim discuss short people and how Hollywood is fake (it’s all related we promise). Dollhouse discussion (we are about a week behind.. hence the talk about there being episodes in December). Joss is online more! Tabz is happy that Joss loves Tinkerbell movie. We discuss Buffy alumns on Castle and why we love This American Life. The news girls sound almost sweet and normal (for a good 15 seconds). Don’t worry, it doesn’t last. But they do make some great New Year’s Resolutions! Liane has some great Christmas-y trivia! Tabz and Kim discuss their Christmas wishes for Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible and Dollhouse. Heidi shares her character of the episode! If you missed Felicia Day on Lie to Me – you need to go see it now! Felicia sings! We’re very happy to say that Mark Shepard is going to be on an upcoming episode of Chuck (which returns on 1/10). Buffy repeats are going to be starting on LOGO and MTV in January (get your friends addicted). Alexis Denisioff has a reoccurring role on the new ABC Family show Pretty Little Liars. And Tabz and Kim let you know that Joss’d is gonna be on hiatus till February (so stay tuned)!
In this episode Tabz and Kim comment on the sad news, but give you a lot of happy news to balance out the pain. Tabz mispronounces another Whedonverse actor’s name, Kim comments on which Whedonverse actor’s show she enjoys watching, and the show notes get vaguer by the minute. Kim and Tabz almost burst into song over Joss directing an episode of Glee (almost). We also discuss how Felicia Day must sign our Penny maquettes from QMx. Zack Whedon is writing, and we want hm to write more. Emma is trapped in a freezer with ex-trivia… uh, medicinal carrots… something. She reviews some fanfic (which was supposed to be Halloween times, but we were lame and didn’t come out with an episode then). Laura sings, Cliss demands they undo it, and mourn Dollhouse’s cancellation. There’s new Dr. Horrible merch (not just the QMx stuff), and turkeys. Laura and Cliss prove what happens when you don’t have a written outro (and it’s so not right). Erm. Happy Thanksgiving! Liane appears to help us all regain our sanity, since we just celebrated our 2nd podcast anniversary it’s complicated (okay not really). Kim and Tabz discuss Thanksgiving Whedon-y shows, including How I Met Your Mother, Buffy and Gilmore Girls! Heidi talks about Hus, the Chumash warrior from Pangs. Kim and Tabz give you some more fun Whedon tidbit-y news, including what Tabz thinks of V, when Chuck & Lost are coming back, why it’s fun to watch the actor’s twitter feeds, Jack the kitten joins the discussion and Happy Thanksgiving (again)!
This episode was edited by John N.
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and it just has a lot going for it. I for one am glad for more vamps on TV, especially a show that doesn’t take itself too seriously. I don’t think I could fit this into a “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Joss” segment.
But it isn’t just that this fills the void left by “True Blood”. It has a tight story, which varies from its source material, sure, but in my mind, it’s for the better. TV’s Elena is just an awesome young woman and I can see there’s plenty of drama still in store with Stefan and Damon. If you haven’t tuned in because of “Vampire Overload”, take a deep breath, and give this show a try.
Tabz and Kim spoil a bit of Castle awesomeness. Also the Whedonverse actors who’ve appeared on Lie to Me and apologize to all of you international viewers who can’t watch Hulu. The news girls discuss squirrels and bones (don’t ask). And they remind everyone there is no Dollhouse this week (Oct 16, 2009) for baseball. Heidi discusses our favorite man of the cloth – Shephard Book. Tabz and Kim turn into the news girls while discussing Halloween in the Whedonverse (and the extended Whedonverse) [send us candy]. Kim interviews Hayden about his new web series – The Occulters (which will feature the amazing James C. Leary and Camden Toy). Kim and Tabz return to discuss good news and bad news and everything inbetween. Cabin in the Woods delayed (but it’s a good thing) and Dollhouse needs your support (but it seems to be doing better). We also read some feedback. In case you were ever wondering Tabz and Kim explain what “Joss’d” is. And don’t forget Angel Between the Lines….
Clay Joins Tabz and Kim to talk Emmys and Dollhouse, Ryan helps out the news gals while Cliss and Laura are “occupied,” and Liane tantalizes us with some great Dollhouse-related trivia. Heidi takes a closer look at Sierra and Clay proposes many frightening things while Tabz and Kim go over yet more feedback!
Tabz is back! She and Kim discuss Contropussy, how to find your favorite TV show’s date/time slot (sorry, US only) and why the US is moving towards international TV schedules. The news ladies are invaded by the little people (special thanks to Cliss’ nephew for appearing) and discuss Nathan Fillion. A lot. The news girls also discuss why you should buy your own set of Buffy DVDs and how you put together a great team of bad guys to help solve your problems. Liane puzzles us all with some great trivia about Leverage. Tabz and Kim return to talk about Fall TV shows (the Whedon related ones of course). Tabz makes a plea to keep intelligent drama on TV. Learn why Tabz can never say Marc Blucas and what show Tabz and Kim are dying to see. Heidi talks about our favorite dark slayer and friend Melissa tells us why Wicked would be great for Joss fans. Tabz and Kim come back to close out the episode and, apparently, polar bears. Kim talks about “High Plains Invaders” and why you should watch cheesy movies. Feedback is read, Tabz and Kim explain why you should always listen to the most recent episode and why we don’t endorse unicorn eating. Tabz and Emma are writing a movie script and, of course, Liane gives the answer to her trivia.