Galaxy Side Quest: Oscars 2018 and Cheap Red Wine

February 13, 2018

In this special Galaxy Side Quest the crew of By Grabthar's Hammer What A Podcast sits down with a bottle of Target's finest bottle of red wine to chat about the 2018 Academy Award nominees. We're also discussing a few favorite movies from the past year that were inexplicably not nominated for any awards. What -- no love for Baywatch OR Mother!?!?

Note: this is the 90th consecutive Academy Awards in which Tim Allen is NOT nominated in any category.

And please welcome our returning special guest Mariel Bayona, a San Francisco-based artist and fellow Galaxy Quest fan! Check out Mariel Bayona's work at www.marielbayona.com/ and follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/bymaba/

For an even more in-depth conversation about Dunkirk, be sure to check out Austin and Alex as guests on a recent episode of The Chalkboard Podcast via iTunes or Stitcher!

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What An Amazon Online Streaming Series

December 18, 2017

The crew of By Grabthar's Hammer, What A Podcast is back with the exclusive breaking news of the upcoming Amazon streaming service serialized version of Galaxy Quest written by comedian/podcaster/actor Paul Scheer. Yeah, we know the news was actually announced back in August 2017, but due to a clerical error our August episode was accidentally deleted by Austin. It took us nearly 4 months to reconvene, but our disappointment is your gain as we're returning with many new developments in the progress of the Galaxy Quest TV series. Plus, we're recapping an entire year of exciting sci-fi film and TV including Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Orville, Star Trek Discovery, and much more!

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Galaxy Side Quest: Oscars 2017 and Margaritas

February 23, 2017

In this special Galaxy Side Quest the crew of By Grabthar's Hammer What A Podcast sit down with a bottle of tequila and attempt to discuss the 2017 Academy Award nominees. Note: this is the 89th consecutive Academy Awards in which Tim Allen is NOT nominated in any category. We also look back at the movies of 1999 (the year Galaxy Quest premiered) to see which movies remain relevant. The Matrix was fine, but what about those visual effects in The Cider House Rules?

And please welcome special guest Mariel Bayona, a San Francisco-based artist and fellow Galaxy Quest fan! Check out Mariel Bayona's work at http://www.marielbayona.com/ and follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bymaba/

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What, More Galaxy Quest References???

February 15, 2017

By Grabthar's Hammer What A Podcast, the only podcast dedicated to the 1999 epic space-adventure comedy, Galaxy Quest. In this episode the crew uncovers recent Galaxy Quest references in pop culture, Alex digs up a Galaxy Quest movie review from his high school newspaper, and the team welcomes an all-star cast for another reading of the Galaxy Quest movie script.

Please rate and review us over on iTunes because apparently that's good for us, and check us out at www.twitter.com/bghpod www.bghpodcast.podbean.com www.facebook.com/bghpodcast www.bghpodcast.tumblr.com and www.instagram.com/bghpodcast

Never give up, never surrender!

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What A Script

January 17, 2017

By Grabthar's Hammer What A Podcast, the only episode dedicated to the 1999 epic space-adventure comedy, Galaxy Quest. We're back with the debut episode of season 2! We're catching up on all the latest Galaxy Quest news, talking about Justin Long's new commercial campaign for a cell phone company we're unable to pronounce, and reading excerpts from a recently acquired copy of the complete, unedited Galaxy Quest movie script!

Please be sure to check us out at www.twitter.com/bghpod www.bghpodcast.podbean.com www.facebook.com/bghpodcast www.bghpodcast.tumblr.com and www.instagram.com/bghpodcast

Never give up, never surrender!

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What A Nerdy November

December 8, 2016

We are excited to announce that season 2 of By Grabthar's Hammer, What A Podcast will begin soon!

In the meantime, here's a recap of our recent screening of Galaxy Quest at The Logan Theatre in Chicago as part of the annual Nerdy November series. Thanks to all of the guests who stopped by our table to share their thoughts on Galaxy Quest.

Never give up, never surrender!

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What Bonus Features

June 2, 2016

The crew of By Grabthar's Hammer digs into every nook and cranny of the Galaxy Quest Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Disc™for an in-depth review of bonus features. That's right -- we're watching all the extras so you don't have to! Special features include "Historical Documents: The Story Of Galaxy Quest", "By Grabthar's Hammer, What Amazing Effects", "Actors In Space", and a video of Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell rapping.

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What A SciFi Spectacular

May 18, 2016

The BGH crew reunites after a long break to catch up on Galaxy Quest news and recap the Sci Fi Spectacular 2016 where they hosted a screening of Galaxy Quest in the beautiful, rustic, and quite frigid Patio Theater. To the disappointment of many audience members, Tim Allen did NOT make a surprise appearance at the festival. But spirits remained high. BONUS: Listen to interviews conducted at the screening with Galaxy Quest fans and first time viewers of the movie!

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What Actors Playing Actors

March 24, 2016

By Grabthar's Hammer, What Actors, in which the crew discusses actors playing actors in Galaxy Quest and beyond. Special guest Barry "The Kid" Kidd, bassist of The Noise FM and the only actor we know, chimes in from the 2nd row bench as we cruise down I-35 in a van rapidly falling apart en route to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. We're talking acting archetypes, movies with actors playing actors, and just now realizing that Galaxy Quest and Three Amigos are the same movie.

Had we edited this episode sooner, it would have been a great promotional tool for SXSW concert appearances by our bands The Noise FM and Archie Powell & The Exports. Ah well, better late than never.

Mark your calendars for Sci-Fi Spectacular 2016 at Patio Theater in Chicago! We're sponsoring a screening of Galaxy Quest and will be recording a live podcast! Galaxy Quest, Big Trouble in Little China, Westworld, Blade Runner and more!

Presale tickets are only $20 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2493984

Tickets are also available at:

Laurie's Planet of Sound (4639 N. Lincoln Ave.) 
Perkolator (6032 W. Irving Park Rd.) 
Thrift & Thrive (6025 W. Irving Park Rd.) 
AlleyCat Comics (5304 N. Clark) 
Bucket of Blood Books and Records (3182 N. Elston) 
Horrorbles (6729 Stanley Ave., Berwyn)

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What Galaxy Questions

February 23, 2016

By Grabthar's Hammer, What Galaxy Questions, in which the crew sits down to answer our listeners' most important questions. We're talking Beryllium Spheres (who knew they were a real thing?), alien technology and weaponry, Tony Shalhoub's Tarantino-esque character arc, and whether Galaxy Quest and The Fifth Element exist in the same universe.

Ask us YOUR questions via twitter, email, Instagram or Facebook and we'll be sure to answer them in an upcoming episode!
Get tickets NOW for the Sci-Fi Spectacular 2016 taking place Saturday, April 9 at Patio Theater in Chicago. By Grabthar's Hammer, What A Podcast will be introducing a Galaxy Quest screening and conducting a LIVE podcast taping! And stick around for screenings of Blade Runner, Big Trouble In Little China, Westworld, and more!
Pre-sell tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2493984
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