Jesse Mercury

SciFi Synthpop Artist and Podcast Host

SciFi #48: To Boldly Gay…

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After the announcement that Sulu will be openly gay in the new film Star Trek Beyond, Jesse and his friends sat down to share their thoughts on the news and discuss LGBT representation in Star Trek. Featuring Kevin Hope, Sarah Lehman, Rachel McCabe and our first report from international correspondent Laura Bee.

SciFi #47: Independence Day Resurgence

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Jesse and Dan break down everything they loved about Independence Day Resurgence while drinking whisky out of wine glasses (spoiler alert, it had good legs). They also revisit Bill Pullman’s immortal speech from the first film, to see if it has the same emotional impact when delivered in different accents.

Featured Guest: Stephen Manley

StephenStephen Manley is a veteran actor of over 40 years, who’s impressive SciFi credentials include his portrayal of young Spock in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Although four actors portrayed the role at different stages of development as Spock rapidly aged, Stephen’s scenes as young Spock are the most prominent in the film and include the infamous Pon Farr moment.

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He wrote, directed and produced the short film ‘Greasepaint,’ which was a finalist in the Houston International Film Festival and shown on Bravo TV. It features soldiers during World War II experiencing surrealistic moments that blur the lines between life and death in the back of a strange cabaret.

Stephen has recently experienced a renaissance in his career, with leading roles in films such as ‘Ghosthunters’ and ‘Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter’.

He can be heard in SciFi with Jesse Mercury episode #46 discussing his storied career, expounding in glorious detail upon his experiences as young Spock.

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Featured Guest: Hana Hatae

Hana 1 Hana Hatae is immortalized for her portrayal of Molly O’Brien in the Star Trek franchise, daughter of Miles and Keiko O’Brien. She made her debut in The Next Generation episode ‘Rascals’ in 1992, and continued to play the character on Deep Space Nine until the end of the series in 1999. She recently made her return to acting, starring in ‘5th Passenger’ and ‘Renegades.’

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She can be heard discussing her acting experiences and life after Trek on SciFi with Jesse Mercury episode 21. 

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SciFi #46: The Search for Stephen

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To celebrate a year of podcasting, Jesse chats with the man who played young Spock from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stephen Manley. He shares stories of working with Leonard Nimoy, Robin Curtis and Christopher Lloyd on set, and discusses the infamous Pon Farr scene. He fills us in on his recent work as a leading man, including the soon to be released Ghosthunters and Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter.

Howard the Duck on Trial!

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In 1986 Howard the Duck waddled onto the big screen, and the multiverse has never been the same. Considered to be one of the biggest flops of all time, this film has become synonymous with bad writing, box office failure, and an egregious bounty of duck jokes. 30 years later, SciFi on Trial takes a second look to determine if this film is remembered fairly. Jesse Mercury hosts a panel discussion with Anica Cihla, Ryan Casey, Maddie Downs and Johnny Unicorn to dissect the film’s reputation. Featuring an interview with Sarah Lehman, and a special message from the cast of Dead Drift.

Check it out at scifiontrial.com!

Duck Duck Scissors

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Duck Duck Scissors delivers Armando-style improv inspired by the real-life stories, songs, and stylings of Seattle’s most endearing and amazing artists. With just a touch of bullshit for good measure. Comedians, singers, dancers, clowns, and anyone in between take the stage to regale you with real tales from their life inspired by suggestions from you. Then Duck Duck Scissors performs fast and furious improv inspired by those stories.

This month features the jaw-dropping Jesse Mercury performing future-techno-scifi songs to amaze!

He’s a cosmic entity flung out of time from the year 3000 who has become Seattle’s favorite Synthpop Superstar and Scifi Podcast Host. He sends musical love waves into the universe to signal help from the timestream to get himself back home at shows like Tiny Baby Talk Show, Super Famous, and The Johnny Unicorn Jam Unit. Now he’ll face his greatest challenge yet: Duck Duck Scissors.

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Improvisers: Cory Guebels, Zak Nelson, Randy Cleveland.
Special Guest Monologist: Jesse Murcury

SciFi #45: The Enterprise Has a Very Sexy Badonkadonk

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It’s Jesse’s first solo podcast outing, as a special tribute to his Dad for Father’s Day. Topics include positive developments in the Axanar legal drama, Star Trek Beyond, Trekonomics, Doctor Who season 3 and The Walking Dead season 6. He also discusses the loss of Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away on the day this was recorded.

SciFi #44: Does Daniel Dream of Electric Guitars?

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Daniel Timothy Desrosiers discusses his EP Dial 888, based off the seminal novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick. Jesse and Dan examine the creative impulse and how it effects their lives.

SciFi #43: Dead Drift

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Jesse is joined by Jason, Ken and Matty from Dead Drift, a SciFi comedy webseries about the uptight captain of a decrepit ship and his bumbling mechanic traversing the galaxy. They discuss the inception, writing, production and inspiration behind their show.

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