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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

Nuketown Radio Active

Radio Active #10: Parenting and the Late Game, The Tomb, A Maze of Minotaurs

by Ken Newquist / July 5, 2005

Radio Active takes a turn into the supernatural with #10, offering a review of the F. Paul Wilson's supernatural detective novel The Tomb as well as a review of the D&D-compatible monster source book A Maze of Minotaurs by Behemoth4. I also talk about staying up late (or rather, getting up early) with a moody two-year-old and playing World of Warcraft at 3 a.m.

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Radio Active #9: Ender's Shadow, Libris Mortis, Toddlers & Star Wars

by Ken Newquist / June 30, 2005

I make good on my book review promise, and take a look at Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow. There's also some thoughts on toddlers and Star Wars, news about the extension of the Atomic Swindlers CD giveaway, and a plug for the new scifi magazine podcast, Escape Pod.

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Radio Active #7: The Cold Lingers, Game FAQs, Gardens of the Moon

by Ken Newquist / May 28, 2005

It's been too long between podcasts -- thanks to a nasty cold that hit back at the beginning of May -- but with Radio Active #7, we're back on track. The podcast opens up with some updates about the show itself, and my plans for the future. I then go into a bit of a rant on game FAQs ... or rather, the lack there of. And then finally, I've got a review of Steven Erikson's Garden of the Moon, a dark fantasy novel with a militaristic edge.

Radio Active #6: Dads, Baseball and Sci-Fi, Paul of Cthulhu, The Amityville Horror

by Ken Newquist / May 2, 2005

Spring is here, and with it comes baseball. Watching the Mets with my daughter inspires an admittedly somewhat non-geeky discussion of fatherhood and baseball, but I bring it back to sci-fi with some thoughts on the movie Frequency. The show also has comments from Paul of Cthulhu, thoughts on The Amityville Horror, and an Amityvilleparody skit by Coyote Radio Theatre.

Radio Active #5: WiFi Wackiness, Bug Comes Home, Unfinished Games, Wheel of Time, Ring/Ring 2 Soundtrack

by Ken Newquist / April 17, 2005

Show #5 starts off with some Windows and Mac tales before settling down into its more traditional science fiction and fantasy fare. This time around I talk about The Greatest Games I Never Finished (Diablo II, A Fool's Errand, Legend of Zelda: Orcina of Time), the appeal of the Wheel of Time series, and offer some thoughts on The Ring/Ring 2 soundtrack, as well as getting permission to review music in the podcast.

Radio Active #4: Dreamcatcher, Finding Serenity, KODT #100 and a Geek Dad on the Xbox

by Ken Newquist / April 14, 2005

Radio Active #4 reviews Stephen King's alien invasion novel Dreamcatcher and the movie adaptation, discusses the new essay collection Finding Serenity, about Joss Whedon's Firefly series, talks about Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine #100 and finally offers some thoughts on gaming when you're a geek dad.

Radio Active #3: Comic Book Geekdom, The Salsa Incident, Podcasts, Geezer Gamers

by Ken Newquist / March 28, 2005

Radio Active #3 is finally available for download. I'd finished most of the production last week, and foolishly thought I'd be able to work on it over the weekend. Why I thought this--given that my daughter's birthday party was Saturday, and Easter was Sunday--I have no idea.