The Official Ballot for the End of the Year Listener Appreciation Jubilee Award Show!

December 12, 2013

The Sci-Fi Christian End of the Year Listener Appreciation Jubilee is being recorded in one week, and we need your help! The final polls are now open, so please vote by Wednesday, December 18th. Please let us know what your picks are for each of the following categories, and feel free to write in your own opinions if your favorite moments are not listed below. To make your picks, you can (1) comment below, or (2) email us at feedback@thescifichristian.com.

1. Episode of the Year
Episode 116: The Fandom Menace
Episode 124: The Lost World of Genesis
Episode 176: Spelunking with Socrates
Episode 189: Heaven on Earth
Episode 195: Breaking Open Breaking Bad

2. Top 5 of the Year
Episode 108: Top 5 Sci-Fi Geniuses Gone Bad
Episode 127: Top 5 Sci-Fi Things We’re Not Into, But Wish We Were
Episode 170: Top 5 Things I’m Nostalgic For
Episode 196: Top 5 Episodes of Breaking Bad
Episode 210: The Man-isode

3. Movie Review Episode of the Year
Episode 141: G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Review
Episode 151: Iron Man 3 Movie Review
Episode 163: Star Trek Roundtable Discussion
Episode 166: The Superman Symposium
Episode 207: Revisiting the Rocketeer

4. Funniest Episode of the Year
Episode 140: What If Tolkien and Lewis Wrote Together?
Episode 155: What’s In the Batcave?
Episode 159: 2001: A Space Odyssey Review
Episode 187: Heroes Season One Rant
Episode 204: The LOST-Off: A LOST Trivia Challenge

5. Guest of the Year
-Michael D. Sellers:  Episode 119: Interview with Michael D. Sellers, Author of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood
-Brad Jorde & Erick Klein:  Episode 121: You Say You Want a Revolution? and Episode 210: The Man-isode
-Rick Lee James:  Episode 131: Interview with Rick Lee James, Sci-Fi Worship Leader and Episode 166: The Superman Symposium
-Desiree Anderson:  Episode 168: Marriage Advice For Matt
-Wayne Henderson:  Episode 204: The LOST-Off: A LOST Trivia Challenge

6. Time Loop Episode of the Year
-Episode 125: The SFC Time Loop – Is the Existence of Aliens Compatible with a Biblical Worldview?
Episode 149: The SFC Time Loop – Our First Episode
Episode 178: The SFC Timeloop – Bigfoot, Dinos, and Dragons
Episode 193: The SFC Time Loop – It’s the End of the World As We Know It
Episode 201: The SFC Time Loop – Hauntings and Holiness

7. Lack of Follow-Through Award
-Matt Anderson finishing the book, Flight of the Angels
-Our promised Alan Moore episode

8. Most Shocking Sci-Fi News of 2013
-Ben Affleck announced as the next Batman
-Announcement of the Man of Steel sequel being a Superman/Batman film
-Announcement that Disney is planning to release a new Star Wars movie every single year
-Marvel’s upcoming TV shows on Netflix
-Silver Chair as the next Narnia movie

9. Biggest Sci-Fi Disappointment of 2013
-The film, Iron Man 3
-The film, Star Trek Into Darkness
-LucasArts shutting down
-The second half of the film, Man of Steel
-The TV show, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

10. Sci-Fi Movie of the Year
-Gravity
-Man of Steel
-Monsters University
-Star Trek Into Darkness
-Thor: The Dark World

11. Sci-Fi TV Show of the Year
-Arrow
-Breaking Bad
-Doctor Who
-Sleepy Hollow
-Warehouse 13

12.  Sci-Fi Book of the Year
-The Abominable by Dan Simmons:  http://youtu.be/Z0f2EOJuAN0
-Doctor Sleep by Stephen King:  http://youtu.be/WKBtT0Kv1Vs
-The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnid5c_E-dM
-Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond by John Joseph Adams
-UnSouled by Neal Shusterman

13.  Sci-Fi Video Game of the Year
-Batman: Arkham Origins:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Moa-LI_0G0
-Bioshock Infinite:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvjKQyaIg6c
-Disney Infinity:  http://www.betweendisney.com/2013/08/dreaming-disney-disney-infinitys-summer.html
-Injustice: God Among Us:  Episode 165: Injustice: Gods Among Us
-The Last of Us:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DmZdBRcfqk

14.  The Topic That The Sci-Fi Christian Should Have Covered In 2013, But Didn’t
-Babylon 5
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel
-Gravity Movie Review
-Top Five, Non-stereotypical Female Sci-fi Characters
-Video Games

15.  Video of the Year
-The Dark Knight Returns Review (available on request! Email ben@thescifichristian.com)
-Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkOyEVTb1E4
-Man of Steel Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ZlFa4jKA4
-Star Trek Into Darkness Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsZhHH0qq7Y
-Trivia Challenge Review: Deep Space Nine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U2MKrNai5I

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13 comments on “The Official Ballot for the End of the Year Listener Appreciation Jubilee Award Show!

  1. 1. Episode of the Year
    Episode 124: The Lost World of Genesis

    2. Top 5 of the Year
    Episode 196: Top 5 Episodes of Breaking Bad

    3. Movie Review Episode of the Year
    Episode 207: Revisiting the Rocketeer

    4. Funniest Episode of the Year
    Episode 187: Heroes Season One Rant

    5. Guest of the Year
    Michael D. Sellers: Episode 119: Interview with Michael D. Sellers, Author of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood

    6. Time Loop Episode of the Year
    Episode 193: The SFC Time Loop – It’s the End of the World As We Know It

    7. Lack of Follow-Through Award
    Matt Anderson finishing the book, Flight of the Angels

    8. Most Shocking Sci-Fi News of 2013
    Ben Affleck announced as the next Batman

    9. Biggest Sci-Fi Disappointment of 2013
    The second half of the film, Man of Steel

    10. Sci-Fi Movie of the Year
    Gravity

    11. Sci-Fi TV Show of the Year
    Breaking Bad

    13. Sci-Fi Video Game of the Year
    Bioshock Infinite

    14. The Topic That The Sci-Fi Christian Should Have Covered In 2013, But Didn’t
    Gravity Movie Review

    15. Video of the Year
    The Dark Knight Returns Review (available on request! Email ben@thescifichristian.com)

  2. 1. Episode of the Year
    Me

    2. Top 5 of the Year
    Me

    3. Movie Review Episode of the Year
    Me

    4. Funniest Episode of the Year
    Me

    5. Guest of the Year
    Me

    6. Time Loop Episode of the Year
    Why does this catagory exist

    7. Lack of Follow-Through Award
    Matt

    8. Most Shocking Sci-Fi News of 2013
    Ben

    9. Biggest Sci-Fi Disappointment of 2013
    MLP FIM Season 3 Episode 13

    10. Sci-Fi Movie of the Year
    Star Trek Into Darkness was pretty good despite some flaws and provided we ignore the “KHAAAAAAANNNNNN” moment.

    11. Sci-Fi TV Show of the Year
    Ponies

    12. Sci-Fi Book of the Year
    I am illiterate

    13. Sci-Fi Video Game of the Year
    Bioshock Infinite (I bought it based on Ben’s review and now that finals are over I’ll be able to play it)

    14. The Topic That The Sci-Fi Christian Should Have Covered In 2013, But Didn’t
    Ponies

    15. Video of the Year
    The Dark Knight Returns Review

    • I didn’t actually read the categories or the entries, but upon listening to the episode 211, I have to change my game of the year vote to The Last of Us.
      That game is amazing.

      • Wow. Holy crap I didn’t read any of the categories or entries. Thinking back to it I have to confess that I just copy-pasted Aaron Reini’s and changed some things, the entire process taking no more 20 seconds.

        But as the SFC contributor equivalent of that one guy at your party that no one really knows who just kind of eats your food and then leaves, I feel it’s time for me to step up my game and actually submit accurate votes.

        Ignore everything else, still catching up and the most informed decisions I can currently make are as follows:

        1. Episode of the Year
        -Episode 176: Spelunking with Socrates

        2. Top 5 of the Year
        -Episode 127: Top 5 Sci-Fi Things We’re Not Into, But Wish We Were

        3. Movie Review Episode of the Year
        -Episode 207: Revisiting the Rocketeer

        4. Funniest Episode of the Year
        -Episode 187: Heroes Season One Rant

        5. Guest of the Year
        -Desiree Anderson: Episode 168: Marriage Advice For Matt
        She was like an adorable anime character.

        6. Time Loop Episode of the Year
        -Episode 201: The SFC Time Loop – Hauntings and Holiness

        7. Lack of Follow-Through Award
        -That Alan Moore episode. Lookin’ forward to it. 😛

        8. Most Shocking Sci-Fi News of 2013
        -Announcement of the Man of Steel sequel being a Superman/Batman film

        9. Biggest Sci-Fi Disappointment of 2013
        -LucasArts shutting down

        10. Sci-Fi Movie of the Year
        -Star Trek Into Darkness

        11. Sci-Fi TV Show of the Year
        -Doctor Who

        12. Sci-Fi Book of the Year
        -The Abominable by Dan Simmons

        13. Sci-Fi Video Game of the Year
        -The Last of Us

        14. The Topic That The Sci-Fi Christian Should Have Covered In 2013, But Didn’t
        -Video Games

        15. Video of the Year
        -The Dark Knight Returns Review

        • Ben De Bono Dec 18, 2013

          Wait, you’re saying you didn’t put any thought into your initial ballot?!? I never would have guessed

  3. 1. Episode of the Year
    -Episode 176: Spelunking with Socrates (I felt smarter, just listening)
    Darn, lost world of Genesis was super as well. Honorable Mention. (and tiebreaker?)

    2. Top 5 of the Year
    -Episode 108: Top 5 Sci-Fi Geniuses Gone Bad

    3. Movie Review Episode of the Year
    -Episode 207: Revisiting the Rocketeer

    4. Funniest Episode of the Year
    -Episode 204: The LOST-Off: A LOST Trivia Challenge (All choices were funny, but I nearly drove off the road when Ben started getting nauseous.)

    5. Guest of the Year
    -Michael D. Sellers: Episode 119: Interview with Michael D. Sellers, Author of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood

    6. Time Loop Episode of the Year
    -Episode 178: The SFC Timeloop – Bigfoot, Dinos, and Dragons
    (Wasn’t Kobe in this one?)

    7. Lack of Follow-Through Award
    -Matt Anderson finishing the book, Flight of the Angels

    8. Most Shocking Sci-Fi News of 2013
    -Ben Affleck announced as the next Batman

    9. Biggest Sci-Fi Disappointment of 2013
    -The film, Iron Man 3

    10. Sci-Fi Movie of the Year
    -Gravity (Yay! Hooray!)

    11. Sci-Fi TV Show of the Year
    -Breaking Bad

    12. Sci-Fi Book of the Year
    Note to self: Stop checking grantland.com every night and start reading BOOKS.

    13. Sci-Fi Video Game of the Year
    -Injustice: God Among Us: Episode 165: Injustice: Gods Among Us
    Downloaded the demo, then found out it doesn’t play on my 1st-gen iPad. So it’s sitting on the Blond’s iPad, unplayed. Being an early adopter is harsh. (So I based this on Ben and Matt’s review)

    14. The Topic That The Sci-Fi Christian Should Have Covered In 2013, But Didn’t
    -Gravity Movie Review (Glad I didn’t have to vote for the nomination I suggested. That was terrible.)

    15. Video of the Year
    -Trivia Challenge Review: Deep Space Nine: (Man, this one was close with DKR, but you gotta love that pipe! More than Ben’s bare midriff.)

  4. After listening to the latest episode, I’d like to change my Lack of Follow-Through vote to the SFC Network stopping the Bible Trivia Podcast. I really liked those! (Or that one?)

  5. 1. Episode of the Year
    -Episode 124: The Lost World of Genesis

    2. Top 5 of the Year
    -Episode 170: Top 5 Things I’m Nostalgic For

    3. Movie Review Episode of the Year
    -Episode 163: Star Trek Roundtable Discussion

    4. Funniest Episode of the Year
    -Episode 204: The LOST-Off: A LOST Trivia Challenge

    5. Guest of the Year
    -Wayne Henderson: Episode 204: The LOST-Off: A LOST Trivia Challenge

    6. Time Loop Episode of the Year
    -Episode 125: The SFC Time Loop – Is the Existence of Aliens Compatible with a Biblical Worldview?

    7. Lack of Follow-Through Award
    -Matt Anderson finishing the book, Flight of the Angels

    8. Most Shocking Sci-Fi News of 2013
    -Announcement that Disney is planning to release a new Star Wars movie every single year

    9. Biggest Sci-Fi Disappointment of 2013
    -The second half of the film, Man of Steel

    10. Sci-Fi Movie of the Year
    -Star Trek Into Darkness

    11. Sci-Fi TV Show of the Year
    -Doctor Who

    14. The Topic That The Sci-Fi Christian Should Have Covered In 2013, But Didn’t
    -Top Five, Non-stereotypical Female Sci-fi Characters

    15. Video of the Year
    -Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkOyEVTb1E4

  6. 1. Episode of the Year
    -Episode 124: The Lost World of Genesis

    2. Top 5 of the Year
    -Episode 210: The Man-isode

    3. Movie Review Episode of the Year
    -Episode 207: Revisiting the Rocketeer

    4. Funniest Episode of the Year
    -Episode 204: The LOST-Off: A LOST Trivia Challenge

    5. Guest of the Year
    -Desiree Anderson: Episode 168: Marriage Advice For Matt

    6. Time Loop Episode of the Year
    -Episode 125: The SFC Time Loop – Is the Existence of Aliens Compatible with a Biblical Worldview?

    7. Lack of Follow-Through Award
    -Matt Anderson finishing the book, Flight of the Angels

    8. Most Shocking Sci-Fi News of 2013
    -Ben Affleck announced as the next Batman

    9. Biggest Sci-Fi Disappointment of 2013
    -The TV show, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    10. Sci-Fi Movie of the Year
    -Monsters University

    11. Sci-Fi TV Show of the Year
    -Doctor Who

    12. Sci-Fi Book of the Year
    -The Abominable by Dan Simmons: http://youtu.be/Z0f2EOJuAN0

    13. Sci-Fi Video Game of the Year
    -Disney Infinity: http://www.betweendisney.com/2013/08/dreaming-disney-disney-infinitys-summer.html

    14. The Topic That The Sci-Fi Christian Should Have Covered In 2013, But Didn’t
    -Babylon 5

    15. Video of the Year

  7. savannah Dec 17, 2013

    1. Episode of the Year
    -Episode 124: The Lost World of Genesis
    2. Top 5 of the Year
    -Episode 170: Top 5 Things I’m Nostalgic For
    3. Movie Review Episode of the Year
    -Episode 207: Revisiting the Rocketeer
    4. Funniest Episode of the Year
    -Episode 187: Heroes Season One Rant
    5. Guest of the Year
    -Brad Jorde & Erick Klein: Episode 121: You Say You Want a Revolution? and Episode 210: The Man-isode
    6. Time Loop Episode of the Year
    -Episode 201: The SFC Time Loop – Hauntings and Holiness
    7. Lack of Follow-Through Award
    -Our promised Alan Moore episode
    8. Most Shocking Sci-Fi News of 2013
    -Announcement that Disney is planning to release a new Star Wars movie every single year
    9. Biggest Sci-Fi Disappointment of 2013
    -LucasArts shutting down
    11. Sci-Fi TV Show of the Year
    -Doctor Who
    14. The Topic That The Sci-Fi Christian Should Have Covered In 2013, But Didn’t
    -Top Five, Non-stereotypical Female Sci-fi Characters
    15. Video of the Year
    -The Dark Knight Returns Review (available on request! Email ben@thescifichristian.com)

  8. 3. Movie Review Episode of the Year
    -Episode 141: G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Review
    Best episode ever…of all time…so so so so good.

    5. Guest of the Year
    -Michael D. Sellers: Episode 119: Interview with Michael D. Sellers, Author of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood

  9. 1. EP116 The Fandom Menace

    2. EP108 Geniuses Gone Bad

    3. EP151 Iron Man 3 (Thoughtful criticism of fannish films seems to have disappeared from the mainstream, This episode filled the void admirably.)

    4. EP187 Heroes Rant!

    5. Sellers

    6. EP178 Bigfoot, Dinos and Dragons

    7. Alan Moore (I don’t even know who he is and am waiting for you guys to tell me.)

    8. Affeck, I guess.

    9. Lucas Arts ( Lucas Arts had a chance of producing something interesting. I can’t say the same for the other nominees,)

    10. no award (I don’t think speculative fiction on film has ever been worse than right now. Hopefully the prohibitive costs attached to genre films fall to a point where new voices and fresh perspectives can be heard. It is sad because film lovers who look outside of Hollywood have never been more richly rewarded, but Hollywood seems to have a firm grip on genre movies and the results are pathetic.)

    11.no award (I still need to see Breaking Bad,)

    12. no award ( I read a slew of books this year, including a couple by Gaiman and Simmons, but none of the nominees).

    13. no award

    14. Top Five, Non-stereotypical Female Sci-fi Characters (This might spur some more book talk, so I voted for this.)

    15. The Dark Knight Returns review

  10. Palindrome Dec 20, 2013

    Episode of the Year: Ep.189: Heaven on Earth

    Top Five: Ep.127 Things We’re Not into but Wish We Were

    Movie Review Episode: Erm, can I vote the Heroes rants here?

    Funniest Episode: Definitely the Heroes Rant. But the funniest moment this year was the answer to the sleeping bag question.

    Best Guest Host: Desiree! She was so cute! But if I can vote for two I also want to vote for Wayne.

    Time Loop: The Existance of Aliens.

    Lack of Follow Through: Our Promised Alan Moore episode.

    Most Shocking Scifi News: None of those were surprising to me, I’m going to go with Hannibal’s renewal for a second season. Bryan Fuller has the worst luck. I highly doubt that it will make it past three seasons, especially on a network like NBC. It was suggested by fans that if it was dropped by NBC it should have been picked up by the Food Network instead.

    Biggest Dissapointment: Star Trek Into Darkness. I wasn’t disappointed so much as extremely irked. I wanted to punch that movie while watching it.

    Sci-Fi Movie of the Year: Favorite: Pacific Rim (not a good movie, but a fantastic time), Best: The World’s End.

    Sci-Fi TV Show of the Year: I’m going to have to go with Hannibal. If Breaking Bad counts as sci-fi then so does Hannibal. Besides, the mental disorders the two main characters have are fictionalized versions of actual mental disorders, so it’s supposal/fictional science. But the show I newly discovered and enjoyed the most this year was Supernatural.

    Sci-Fi Book of the Year: I didn’t read any books that came out this year. But my vote goes to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Any book that significantly changes your expectations of storytelling and story-structure is worthwhile IMHO, even if it takes forever to get there.

    Sci-Fi Video Game of the Year: Minesweeper!

    The Topic That The Sci-Fi Christian Should Have Covered In 2013, But Didn’t: Top Five, Non-stereotypical Female Sci-fi Characters. This would be an interesting episode.

    Video of the Year: Man of Steel Review. because when Matt starts to reveal his superman shirt Ben goes “Uh oh, he’s taking off his clothes. I’m gonna put a dollar bill in your…” and then he actually starts to pull out some money. Too funny. Runner up: Chronicles of Narnia book review. Ellie is so cute!

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