Jesse Mercury

SciFi Synthpop Artist and Podcast Host

Month: December 2015

The Future of Fan Films is in Jeopardy

This morning it was announced that CBS has filed a lawsuit against the Star Trek fan film Axanar, trying to force them to cease production. Up until this point, CBS has always turned a blind eye to fan productions, as they are usually produced via crowd funding and released for free. Fan films have become a thriving creative outlet, and it is extremely important that CBS not be allowed to curtail the artistic output of passionate individuals. This lawsuit has enormous implications for the future of fan films as a whole. I encourage you to sign this petition, showing our solidarity for fan films and ensuring they are not blasted into oblivion. axanar

SciFi #25: I Believe in Idris Elba

PetePete GeeKay and Jesse discuss the current state of sexism and racism in SciFi and across modern culture. Jesse bubbles with excitement for the casting of Idris Elba as Roland Deschain in the upcoming Dark Tower film series, and plays a live version of his song ‘Oh, Susannah’ based upon the books. This episode also includes an update on Aron Eisenberg, and an impassioned diatribe on the importance of supporting Star Trek Axanar. Next week will be all about The Force Awakens, but this episode is spoiler free!


SciFi #24: Of Time Travel and Cave Aged Cheese

SciFiwithJesseMercuryMan of the written word Pete GeeKay stops by to chat with Jesse about the rules of time travel in different universes. They wax philosophical about their last days in a world where only 6 Star Wars films exist, and battle the ghosts of audio droids from the future. Also included is a message about Aron Eisenberg (Nog from DS9), and how you can help fund his kidney transplant by going to Follow Pete on Twitter @PeteGeeKay.

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SciFi #23: Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play

2015-12-09_21.27.01-04Jesse’s guest is Andrew Lee Creech, who was part of the incredible ensemble cast of ‘Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play’ at the ACT Theater in downtown Seattle. They discuss the post-cultural world in which the play takes place, and ponder whether our society can avoid an apocalyptic event.

SciFi #22: The Race to Hamunaptra

2015-12-02_17.49.52-01Actor, writer and musician Andrew Lee Creech stops by to discuss his recent run in Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play at the Act Theater in downtown Seattle. In part one of this discussion, Jesse and Andrew get sidetracked by Austin Powers, Ace Ventura, Brendan Fraser, and the best way to eat a banana. Featuring Jesse’s recent acoustic performance at the Tiny Baby Talk Show two year anniversary show.

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