Category: The Starlost

  • “Mr. Smith of Manchester”: The Starlost Ep. 10 – UFTA 011

    “Mr. Smith of Manchester”: The Starlost Ep. 10 – UFTA 011

    Join Ben Avery and guest host John Harju as they talk about an hour of television that’s . . . actually not bad??? Social commentary and pathos and character development are actually present??? What’s this? In this episode we talk about:* Envoronmentalism* The Cold War* The Vietnam War* The benefits of a Ben Bova* Monty…

  • “Gallery of Fear”: The Starlost Ep. 9 – UFTA 010

    “Gallery of Fear”: The Starlost Ep. 9 – UFTA 010

    Join Ben Avery and guest host Kerry Nietz, author of AMISH VAMPIRES IN SPACE, as they talk about a rogue computer that wants to use our trio of heroes to become a “real boy”. This unusual episode of THE STARLOST has some interesting ideas and some poor execution . . . which perhaps means it’s…

  • “Circuit of Death”: THE STARLOST Ep. 8 – UFTA 009

    “Circuit of Death”: THE STARLOST Ep. 8 – UFTA 009

    Join Ben Avery and gust host Dave Goulet, a screenwriter friend of Ben’s from Toronto, as they talk about psychic shrinking and telekinesis so our heroes can fix a computer. Because that’s truly the only way to fix a computer. Right? Right??? They also take some tiem to chat about Canadian children’s television . .…

  • “The Alien Oro”: THE STARLOST Ep. 7 – UFTA 008

    “The Alien Oro”: THE STARLOST Ep. 7 – UFTA 008

    Join Ben Avery and returning guest host Nathan Marchand for a conversation about the seventh episode of THE STARLOST, in which our heroes meet Checkov! Or is it Spock? It’s Walter Koenig, anyway, Harlan Ellison’s first choice to play Devon! He’s the alien. The alien Oro. In this episode we talk about:* Casablanca* The only…

  • “And Only Man Is Vile”: THE STARLOST Ep. 6 – UFTA 007

    “And Only Man Is Vile”: THE STARLOST Ep. 6 – UFTA 007

    On October 12, 1973, THE STARLOST’s 5th episode hit the airwaves. In it, our intripid heroes come across a group of centuries-old children who seem to be piloting the ark? Can they pilot he ark to safety? It’s only the 5th episode, so probably not. But can they learn about life from Devon, Garth, and…

  • “Children of Methuselah”: THE STARLOST Ep. 5 – UFTA 006

    “Children of Methuselah”: THE STARLOST Ep. 5 – UFTA 006

    On October 12, 1973, THE STARLOST’s 5th episode hit the airwaves. In it, our intripid heroes come across a group of centuries-old children who seem to be piloting the ark? Can they pilot he ark to safety? It’s only the 5th episode, so probably not. But can they learn about life from Devon, Garth, and…

  • “The Pisces”: THE STARLOST Ep. 4 – UFTA 005

    “The Pisces”: THE STARLOST Ep. 4 – UFTA 005

    On October 5, 1973, THE STARLOST’s 4th episode hit the airwaves. In it, our intripid heroes witness the return of a lost shuttle, The Pisces. But does the Pisces bring help? Or does it bring a trio of space-sick people who think they’ve been gone for ten years only to find they’ve been gone for…

  • “The Goddess Calabra”: THE STARLOST Ep. 3 – UFTA 004

    “The Goddess Calabra”: THE STARLOST Ep. 3 – UFTA 004

    This week, Ben is joined by Parker J. Cole ( http://parkerjcole.com ), a prolific historical romance fiction writer who has also dabbled in science fiction on occasion, to talk about “The Goddess Calabra”. As our trio of heroes continue their exploration of the Earthship Ark, they come across a dome of people who have experienced…

  • “Lazarus from the Mist”: THE STARLOST Ep. 2 – UFTA 003

    “Lazarus from the Mist”: THE STARLOST Ep. 2 – UFTA 003

    Join Ben Avery and special guest host Nathan Marchand for a conversation about the second episode of THE STARLOST, in which our heroes wake up someone from a 500-year-long sleep. He’s from the days when they built the ship, but can he help? And why do they need to put him back? In this episode…

  • “Voyage of Discovery” THE STARLOST Ep. 1 – UFTA 002

    “Voyage of Discovery” THE STARLOST Ep. 1 – UFTA 002

    Ben is joined by sci-fi novelist and podcaster Adam David Collings to talk about the pilot episode of THE STARLOST, “Voyage of Discovery” by Cordwainer Bird (which was intended to be called “Pheonix Without Ashes” by Harlan Ellison). Along the way, they chat about Robert Heinlein’s book UNIVERSE, Red Dwarf, some Star Trek, and a…