Happy Independence Day and welcome to the Pre-Weekend Recap for the week of July 4, 2014! Not only are we marking America’s break from the tyrannical grip of George III, we also have to celebrate the resounding success of last week’s Pod-A-Thon. Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $3,100 for One Of Us’ SDCC meetup and an end of summer bash to celebrate the site’s first anniversary! Thank you to all who watched, contributed, and supported us!
But that’s not all! There’s another huge announcement here, not to mention a fine selection of posts that debuted this week, with descriptions and links leading you directly to the content.
Jason Neulander’s Salt Coming to One Of Us!
For those of you who missed the news during Pod-A-Thon, a new show is coming to One Of Us, courtesy of The Intergalactic Nemesis’ Jason Neulander! Salt chronicles the adventures of character from Nemesis named Jean-Pierre Desperois, a Haitian salt smuggler who has the ability to travel through space and time. Jason describes Salt as “sci-fi meets pulp meets noir in an epic thriller that spans centuries.” Starting on July 7th, you’ll be able to find Jean-Pierre’s adventures right here on One Of Us on a bi-weekly basis! For more information about Salt, The Intergalactic Nemesis, and Jason Neulander, click on the image above!
Big Finishing Move – Doctor Who: Destroy the Infinite
John Eckes’ Big Finishing Move, the feature where he reviews Big Finish’s Doctor Who audio dramas, returns with Destory the Infinite, another tale in the line of Fourth Doctor stories. As usual, the Doctor stops at a seemingly peaceful planet, only to discover that a menacing creature is ruining everything. This time, an evil entity known as the Eminence has seized control of the planet and is about to start the maiden voyage of a massive warship called the Infinite. Can the Doctor and Leela sink this sucker like the Titanic? Should you even bother listening to it? John’s here to tell you what’s what.
Ash & Fern: Our Very Own Amazing Race
Our favorite geeky duo has returned from their two-week adventure in Brazil to support the U.S. Men’s National Team in the 2014 World Cup, and do they have stories to tell. In this post, Fern recounts the struggle to get to Brazil, the hectic nature of traveling around the country, and the thrill of attending a game of the most important tournament in the world’s most popular sport. And still, after all this, they want to go to Russia in 2018 and do it all again! You don’t get to hear about such a crazy experience directly from the source often, so check out this great article.
SMARK Country: Money in the Bank 2014 Was Monet Indeed
If you’ve been following SMARK Country, One Of Us’ wrestling commentary blog, you know that Eugene Selassie hasn’t been fond of WWE’s pay-per-view events lately. However, Money in the Bank 2014 finally broke the streak of mediocrity. Who impressed him and who left him wanting? Find out which matches put this event in Eugene’s good graces and which ones he could’ve done without in this article.
Highly Suspect Reviews!
The Usual Suspects are back once again with more Highly Suspect Reviews! This week saw the release of three more reviews. Are any of them worth seeing? Let the crew help you make that decision! First, Mark Ruffalo plays a record executive on the decline who falls in love with an emerging talent played by Keira Knightly in Begin Again. Next, Melissa McCarthy stars in Tammy as a loser on the long road trip of self-discovery. Finally, a group of kids discovery aliens in their neighborhood in Earth to Echo, a found-footage throwback to films such as E.T. and The Goonies. Give ’em a listen!
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