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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Music and Audio News

Bear Make Bonk

by Ken Newquist / August 21, 2006

If you've ever wanted to know what ol'Uncle Bear sounds like, now you can. Berin Kinsman co-hosts Dice Make Bonk #20 with Cameron Goble. They discuss ditching a few thousand feats as part of an effort to reduce d20 to its fundemental core.

Visitors to Uncle Bear will have read much of this before, as it tracks with our conversations over the last few months (particularly since the dire shark jump), but you've never heard it before.

CNET: Podcasts Popular in the Holodeck

by Ken Newquist / July 13, 2006

A new report by Nielsen/NetRatings looks at the online behavior of podcast and vlog consumers. It's got some interesting statistics: the most popular web site for podcast listeners is (not the most popular podcast; they didn't report that information) while vlog viewers like to hit, which surprised me since Star Trek has been in the doldrums for the last few years.

Silent Universe Podcast Promises Scifi Thrills, Interactivity

by Ken Newquist / February 9, 2006

The following was submitted as a press release

On February 15th, the Silent Universe--an edgy science fiction drama with a "choose your own adventure" twist--will premiere on and iTunes. In the series of monthly episodes, agents of the secret counter-terrorist organization "SERENDIPITY" will fight to undermine the deadly efforts of dictators, assassins, warlords and political extremists. But what makes this dramatic podcast truly unique is that its audience will be able to guide the storyline by giving ideas and feeback through a dedicated set of internet forums.