Radio vs. the Martians!

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Mike Gillis and Casey Doran are joined by a rotating panel of their friends for a warts-and-all look at popular culture. We look at the highs and lows of movies, science fiction, video games, horror, comic books, and everything in between. Think of us as "the McLaughlin Group" for nerds!

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We're like 'the McLaughlin Group' for Nerds!
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-09-20 04:56
last episode published
2019-09-19 12:42
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18.14 days
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19.09.2019

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 20 – Red Sonja

A woman and a warrior that became a legend. This month, we’re back in the Hyborean Age to battle wizards and monsters with Tobiah Panshin of the House of Jack and Stan to test our mettle against the third and … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
25.08.2019

Fun Size Episode 39 – How Could We Forget Odo?

In the aftermath of our Deep Space Nine panel, we rejoin Michael Warbington and Siskoid to talk a little about the stuff we wish we had gotten a chance to mention. We talk holographic club owner, Vic Fontaine. Is he … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
17.08.2019

Black Ops Episode 16 – An Infinite Loop of a Second Act [CLIP]

In our new episode, exclusive to our Patreon supporters, we talking about endings! First, we want your opinion on a very important Patreon crowdfunding question! We chat a bit about Henry Cavill taking on the lead role in a Netflix … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
8.08.2019

Episode 41 – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

At the edge of the Final Frontier, the Universe’s greatest mystery is about to unfold! This month, we’re strolling the promenade and enjoying a hasperat with camp director for Camp Quest NorthWest, Michael Warbington, and Michel “Siskoid” Albert of the...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
24.07.2019

Ask Us Anything Right Here!

In the month of December, Mike and Casey will participate in the first Ask Us Anything episode of Radio vs. the Martians!, exclusive to Patreon! We will answer (nearly) anything you ask us about any topic, even stuff that we … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
25.06.2019

Fun Size Episode 38 – The H.H. Holmes of Minecraft

We sit back down with Sam Mulvey to learn that Keanu Reeves is now in a video game, and that he remains the best human. And we ponder… Are there places on the internet, and in online gaming, where people … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
20.06.2019

Episode 40 – Columbo: Murder By the Book

“Just one more thing…” In this month’s Single Serving Selection, we join Ask an Atheist‘s Sam Mulvey to snoop around the first episode of the beloved inverted-mystery series, starring Peter Falk’s rumbled detective: 1971’s Columbo: Murder By the Book. ...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
10.06.2019

Black Ops Episode 15 – What Do You Think Alan Moore Did? [CLIP]

In our new episode, exclusive to our Patreon supporters, Greg Hatcher rejoins us for a free range conversation. We chat a bit about Trek, the character of Captain Kirk and why it can be a gift when fictional characters age … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
21.05.2019

Fun Size Episode 37 – Skoodenfroodie

We continue our chat with Joe Preti, as things get a little bit loud. In a discussion of recent adaptations, sequels and reboots, we look a bit at the then-impending end of HBO’s Game of Thrones, its prose origins and … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
13.05.2019

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 19 – Sabotage

Leave no loose ends. This month, we get scorpion neck tattoos and stock up on Axe body spray with returning guest Joe Preti of the House of Jack and Stan, to work through the needlessly ugly and mean-spirited crime ensemble: … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
27.04.2019

Fun Size Episode 36 – Peak Clown

In our latest fun-sized chat with Tobiah Panshin, we dig into the topics that really matter to working people, like the media depiction of Clowns, and how it’s affected their public perception. Is the happy clown character now a totally … Continue read...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
20.04.2019

Episode 39 – Spider-Man

“Spins a web, any size. Catches thieves, just like flies.” This month, we’re web-slinging through New York with the Fire and Water Network‘s Ryan Daly and Tobiah Panshin of the House of Jack and Stan podcast. We’re climbing the wall … Continue reading ...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
3.04.2019

Black Ops Episode 14 – More Stuff in the Basement [CLIP]

In our new episode, exclusive to our Patreon supporters, there’s some more stuff to clean out the basement. Casey loves science fiction, but has grown tired of the ubiquity of sci-fi that treats dystopia, calamity and apocalypse as inevitability.  What...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
19.03.2019

Fun Size Episode 35 – My Boss is Trying to Kill Matt Damon

We’re back with a Frankensteinian Fun Size double feature! First, we continue our chat with Kit DeForge, where a discussion about Lords of Chaos, the recent semi-fictional Norwegian death metal movie, leads into a talk about how music biopics in … Cont...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
12.03.2019

Episode 38 – Return to Oz

An all-new adventure down the yellow brick road. In our latest Single Serving Selection, we return to the Emerald City and dig into some nostalgic childhood nightmare fuel with librarian and friend of the show, Kit DeForge. This month’s topic … Continu...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
6.03.2019

Black Ops Episode 13 – Some Stuff in the Basement [CLIP]

Mike has been a dedicated, lifelong comics book and superhero fan. And he’s been thrilled to see these characters and stories play out on the big screen… or he did.So he sits down with Casey to talk about how superhero … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
27.02.2019

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 18 – Eraser

He will erase your past to protect your future. This month, we burn our drivers’ licenses and take refuge in the City Zoo with returning guest Greg Hatcher of the Atomic Junk Shop blog, to dig into the mid-90s high … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
13.02.2019

Fun Size Episode 34 – The Unanimous Whipping Boy of Big Budget Cinema

We’re back! For this month’s off-topic dive, we look at the tale of two recent franchise spin-offs: Bumblebee and Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald. Why does the former succeed out of the wreckage of a totally maligned series, while … Continu...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
29.01.2019

Fun Size Episode 33 – Give Rob Kelly Some Money!

In the afterglow of WrestleMania, we rejoin Morgan Lambert to talk about the mixed results of professional wrestlers becoming Hollywood actors, and wonder why it’s so hard for Dwayne Johnson to get a movie project worthy of his charisma. Plus, … Contin...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
16.01.2019

Episode 37 – WrestleMania XIX

Dare to Dream. We’re back! And in our first double-sized Single Serving Selection of the new year, we’re diving our way back into the world of sleeper holds and suplexes with the program director for RadioTacoma 101.9, Morgan Lambert!  This … Continue ...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
25.12.2018

Black Ops Episode 12 – Spoiler Alert: Ghosts Don’t Exist. [CLIP]

In our latest episode, exclusive to our Patreon supporters, it’s Halloween for Christmas! Recorded back in October, we dip into the horror genre, as Casey was watching one scary movie a day, often for the first time. As a horror … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
19.12.2018

Black Ops Episode 11 – A Bacterial Infection That Helps You Fight Crime [CLIP]

In our latest episode, exclusive to our Patreon supporters, we join Sam Mulvey to dig into the question of adapting properties that we care about, and whether it’s important to even attempt fidelity to the source material. From Watchmen to … Continue r...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
28.11.2018

Fun Size Episode 32 – Mistakes Were Made

We continue our talk with Sam Mulvey and dig into the questions that try men’s souls. We ponder the repeated use of various firearms in movies, and why laser weapons aren’t nearly as numerous these days. We dive into the … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
22.11.2018

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 17 – Total Recall

They stole his mind, now he wants it back. It’s time to get our asses to Mars and regain our buried identities with returning guest Sam Mulvey of the Ask an Atheist radio show. This month, we’re plunging into the … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
10.11.2018

Black Ops Episode 10 – Meet Your Parents. Make Money. Kill Hitler. [CLIP]

In our latest episode, exclusive to our Patreon supporters, a trip to a computer museum prompts a mind-breaking discussion about the mechanics of time travel in the Back to the Future movies. When we return to a present that we’ve … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
31.10.2018

Join Us for the Third Annual Captain Picard Day Celebration!

It’s Back! So Tug down your on shirts and put your party shoes on! Join Mike and Casey for our third annual Holiday Season gathering! We’ll be at the Poodle Dog restaurant in Fife, in their Board Room for good … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
30.10.2018

Episode 36 – Uzumaki by Junji Ito

“Spirals…This town is contaminated with Spirals…” In our latest Single Serving Selection, we descend into a mind-bending and stomach-churning modern classic of Japanese manga horror with librarian and friend of the show, Kit DeForge, but perhaps you’ll...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
22.10.2018

Fun Size Episode 31 – Beauty and Meaning in the Wreckage of Late Stage Capitalism

We sit down with Tom Satwicz to muse on how various fictional interpretations of New York City and New Yorkers have shaped our perceptions of the place and its people. And does Detroit get a bad rap in fiction, or … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
22.09.2018

Fun Size Episode 30 – That’s My Kind of Garbage!

We’re back to dive into an overstuffed grab bag of off-topic nonsense with Roz Townsend, and we grapple with the important questions that keep us up at night. Is Colonel Sanders the closest thing we have to an American Time … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
13.09.2018

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 16 – Last Action Hero

This isn’t the movies anymore. We’re back. This time we’re traveling to the world behind the silver screen with artist Roz Townsend to dissect the meta-fictional cult action/comedy movie that many at the time considered Arnold’s first box office flop, ...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
1.09.2018

Fun Size Episode 29 – Fighting the Adam West Fight

We jump back into the fray with Greg Hatcher, to talk debate the merits of Star Trek Discovery, the future of the franchise and what we want from a Trek property. We also look at the trailer for the new … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
28.08.2018

Episode 35 – Highlander

“There can be only one.” This month, we feel an irresistible pull towards a far away land to test our blades against those of Atomic Junk Shop‘s Greg Hatcher and David “Ace” Gutiérrez of Emmys.com. The field of battle, the Highlander … Continue reading...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
30.06.2018

Fun Size Episode 28 – The Wilhelm Scream of Star Wars Movies

We continue our chat with Patrick Johnson, and finally give our mixed opinions on the latest Disney opus, Solo: A Star Wars Story. We go over the promise and the pitfalls of the prequel concept and ask ourselves what we … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
22.06.2018

Episode 34 – American Movie

“There’s no excuses, Paul. No one has ever, ever paid admission to see an excuse. No one has ever faced a black screen that says: “Well, if we had these set of circumstances, we would’ve shot this scene… so please … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
27.05.2018

Fun Size Episode 27 – Not My Luke Skywalker!

Who truly owns a piece of art, a character or a media franchise? The artist, or the audience? We sit down with Sean Duncan to seek the answer to that and many other questions. We (finally) talk about Star Wars: … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
23.05.2018

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 15 – Conan the Destroyer

The most powerful legend of all is back in a new adventure. Know, o listener, that we return to an age undreamed of, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under our sandalled feet with returning guest and musician, … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
29.04.2018

Fun Size Episode 26 – A Continuity Gumbo of Nonsense

While Casey has to run upstairs and be a dad, Mike continues his talk with Joe Preti and Tobiah Panshin for a full-throated bitch-sesh about the state of the comic book industry. From Marvel and DC’s refusal to change its … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
20.04.2018

Episode 33 – Akira

“KANEDAAAAAA!!!” “TESTUOOOO!!!” We’ve returned with a long-awaited panel episode! This time, we’re popping some capsules and tearing our motorcycles through the ruins of Neo-Tokyo with Tobiah Panshin and Joe Preti of the View from the Gutters comic boo...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
31.03.2018

Fun Size Episode 25 – Fuck You, It’s Hitler!

We continue our chat with friend Patrick Johnson to chat about some actor faces’ leave them with little choice but to be cast as villains, and how sometimes playing against type can be great. We debate the merits of the … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
24.03.2018

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 14 – Red Heat

Moscow’s toughest detective. Chicago’s craziest cop. There’s only one thing worse than making them mad. Making them partners. It’s time to feed our parakeet and reacquaint ourselves with Miranda laws — even if the Soviet method is more economical — … C...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
24.02.2018

Fun Size Episode 24 – By the Way, I Have a Plan to Kill You

We’re joined again by Tobiah Panshin for a stream-of-consciousness style talk about swearing on cable television, the portrayal of violence and smoking in Marvel Comics, and how the hell we’re supposed to pronounce Ra’s Al Ghul’s name. We also try … Co...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
17.02.2018

Episode 32 – The Flintstones by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh

Yabba Dabba Doo. In another one of our Single Serving Selections, it’s time to pull on the little bird’s tail and slide down the brontosaurus’ neck for a chat with Tobiah Panshin of the View from the Gutters comic book … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
28.01.2018

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 13 – Terminator: Genisys

The rules have been reset. We close out Terminator Month with Week Four, where we jump into our homemade time displacement machine with Sam Mulvey of Ask an Atheist  to break our brains trying to sort out the continuity of … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
21.01.2018

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 12 – Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Judgment Day is inevitable. In Week Three of Terminator Month, we arrive in the post-James Cameron era of the franchise to rob a veterinary clinic and destroy downtown Los Angeles with Dave Brouillette of the Hands Free Football podcast. Our … Continue...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
14.01.2018

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 11 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Same Make. Same Model. New Mission. We’re back! In Week Two of Terminator Month, we kidnap Joe Preti of the View from the Gutters podcast, and force him to help us break into Cyberdyne Systems headquarters. Our mission this time, … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
7.01.2018

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 10 – The Terminator

That Terminator is out there! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop… ever, until you are dead! Welcome to Terminator Month, where every … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
23.11.2017

Fun Size Episode 23 – Whacking Off to the ’80s

In which, we join Matthew Amster-Burton to circle the dead horses of popular culture with clubs and go to town. We sift through the dirt shoveled over the recently aborted attempt at a Universal monsters cinematic universe. Did it have … Continue readi...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
15.11.2017

Episode 31 – Consummate Snowball Artists

We’re Ready To Believe You. It’s the premiere episode of our Single Serving Selection series where we dissect a smaller helping of popular culture for you. In our first selection, we get kicked out of the university, and break out … Continue reading →
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
28.10.2017

Fun Size Episode 22 – Practical Porgs: It’s Not a Sex Thing, Yet

We sit down with our friend Todd Maxfield-Matsumoto to drill into pop culture ephemera and random nonsense. Mike revels in the schadenfreude of having a movie theater rewards card and we all wonder when Johnny Depp became box office poison for … Contin...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author
15.10.2017

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 9 – Escape Plan

Breaking out is an inside job. After nearly forty years of waiting, it’s finally happened. It’s time to inject ourselves with tracking devices and ready our homemade sextants.  This month, we sit down with our good friend Todd Maxfield-Matsumoto to … C...
Mike Gillis and Casey Doran author