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An Open Letter to Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg: Dear sirs, I want to make you aware of the tremendous opportunity that lays dormant right in front of you. As you break the script for the upcoming Transformers movie I hope you will give a moment of consideration to including the greatest Transformer ever (except […]


Save Eureka #47: Colin Ferguson Interview

Colin Ferguson joins us for an upbeat and thought-provoking discussion about Life, Eureka, and Everything. We enjoy discussion of Ferguson’s days as a standup comic and improv artist, the importance of listening skills and supporting fellow players, and confirmation that one can, indeed, make it as an actor while still being a Nice Guy. We […]


Save Eureka #43: S05E10 The Honeymooners

We sympathize with Carter’s sweet-but-crappy honeymoon plans to renovate a dilapidated love shack/death trap and explore the questions sci-fi raises about humanity with the separation of a person’s “essence” from a corporeal state. We discuss the show’s interestingly humanist view that existing in some physical form really does make you more whole, marvel at Felicia […]


GWC #300: Live Callers, FSL Special, Dr. Wichelns

This week’s special 300th episode of Galactic Watercooler was recorded live in front of a (remote) studio audience. We take a number of live callers. We bring you a special version of Fantasy Sci-Fi League in which our audience-selected team of heroes saves the holiday. We bring back the Reverend Dr. Wichelns (one of GWC’s […]


GWC GWC Podcast #116

We wrap up our month-long Matrix arc with a discussion of the Animatrix and the tiny Matrix EU. Highlights: we explore the dark nature of the Animatrix, discuss humanity’s culpability in starting the war with AI, ponder the results of man “playing God,” question whether man learns primarily through pain and suffering, debate whether free […]


Matrix Re-watch: Animatrix

“In the beginning, there was man. And for a time, it was good. But humanity’s so-called civil societies soon fell victim to vanity and corruption. Then man made the machine in his own likeness. Thus did man become the architect of his own demise” We’ve finally reached the end of the Matrix road, and what […]


GWC GWC Podcast #115

Up this week: Matrix Revolutions. Highlights: we get down on the concept of man and machine living together, considering Neo as Christ figure (complete with choir), talk religion vs. spirituality, discuss programmatic “limitations” (like Lionel Ritchie in the coat room) and what makes them important, note the tremendous bravery of soldiers who volunteer to enter […]


Matrix Trilogy Re-watch: Revolutions

“Why, Mr. Anderson? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you’re fighting for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Yes? No? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries […]


GWC GWC Podcast #114

The GWC crew spends some time this week with Matrix Reloaded. Highlights: we discuss Matrix diversity and the struggle against conformity, marvel at how love, spirituality, and sexuality blend into one amazing life-affirming rave (and why, therefore, humanity is worth more than a good steak), ponder the architect’s very important speech, enjoy seeing the “humanity” […]


GWC GWC Podcast #113

Time to dive into the Matrix with the GWC crew! Highlights: we take a few last-minute Star Wars calls, discuss the “reality” of the Matrix, learn that Chuck (and a caller) would totally throw humanity under the bus for a good steak, marvel at Matrix cookies that crisp instantly without turning into hockey pucks, recognize […]


Matrix Trilogy Re-watch

“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” Time to dust off your DVD and get ready for the Watercooler crüe to […]


GWC Bonus Podcast: The Very Jerry Talks Matrix (#23)

After we stopped recording podcast #23, our guest, the Very Rev. Dr. Jerome B. Wichelns mentioned in passing that he was a big fan of the Matrix movies. Thankfully, we fired up the gear and recorded the ensuing (very fun) discussion, which we’re realeasing here as a bonus ‘cast. Note: This ‘cast contains no Battlestar […]


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