Jesse Mercury

SciFi Synthpop Artist and Podcast Host

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Featured Guest: Sarah Lehman

 Sarah Lehman is a lifelong SciFi nerd, lover of astronomy and OG Mario super star. She is currently co-writing the upcoming SciFi comedy webseries “Strange Love” with Jesse Mercury. Since moving back to Seattle she has become a mainstay on the podcast, returning frequently to discuss her favorite SciFi.

Sarah can be heard in the following episodes:

SciFi #40: A Pulsar Map to My Heart

SciFi #41: Tre(x) Files

SciFi #42: The World is So Exquisite

SciFi #48: To Boldly Gay…

SciFi #57: Contact

SciFi #63: Cocoon

SciFi #77: Searching for a Star Trek Future

SciFi #78: My Stepmother is an Alien


Maybe He’s Born With It, Maybe It’s Lyme Disease (the full story)

Thank you all so much for the support I have received after sharing my Lyme story. On days where it hurts too much to move, it is heartening to know that something positive is coming from my experiences. To make sharing this simpler, I am re-posting both episodes in a single blog entry. Over the course of these two podcast episodes I detail 23 years of diagnostic confusion before discovering Lyme, the difficulty in receiving treatment, the controversy surrounding Lyme tests and what it is like to live with chronic pain.

Part 1

Part 2

SciFi #76: Joey in Space

Jesse embarks on a quest to introduce his girlfriend Andi to the world of SciFi, starting with the 1998 reboot of Lost in Space.

You can hear more of Jesse and Andi’s conversation (including Andi’s experience singing the national anthem at a major league baseball game) on the premium SciFi Project Podcast, available on Patreon.


The Phantom Menace on Trial: The Epic Conclusion


The epic trial of The Phantom Menace reaches its glorious yet inevitable conclusion! Our panel dives deep into the murky waters of racial overtones, the film’s legacy, and fantasizes about what they would have done differently before reaching a verdict. Hosted by Jesse Mercury, co-hosted by Daniel O’Connell and featuring Ryan Casey, Jennie Krantz and Johnny Unicorn. Includes testimony from Pete GeeKay, Andrew Lee Creech, Bobby Boughner, Justin Minich and Kyle Kennedy. Head over to to listen.

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

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It’s time to vote!

The epic conclusion to the trial of Phantom Menace will soon be upon us, and it’s time to decide what comes next! Help us make up our minds by answering this Twitter poll.

The Phantom Menace on Trial (Part 2)

The trial of Phantom Menace continues! The debate gets heated as our fearless panel debates midi-chlorians, cinematic immersion, visual style and much more, with a drunken Toydarian thrown in for good measure. Hosted by Jesse Mercury, co-hosted by Daniel O’Connell and featuring Ryan Casey, Jennie Krantz and Johnny Unicorn. Includes testimony from Pete GeeKay, Lindsey Leonard, Albert Kirchner, Justin Minich, Brian Johnson and Daniel Desrosiers. Visit the SciFi on Trial website to take a listen!

SciFi on Trial – The Debate Begins!

Here it is, folks! I’ve been working on this for months and I’m super pumped to bring you the first episode of SciFi on Trial. We are putting fan reaction to poorly received films on trial, to see if the hatred is justified. It features a panel discussion of whether Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace is a garbage movie or an unsung pioneer of cinema, hosted by myself, co-hosted by Daniel O’Connell, with Johnny Unicorn, Ryan Casey and Jennifer Krantz. This episode also features witness testimony to the quality of the film from Pete GeeKay, Lindsey Leonard, Albert Kirchner, Kyle Kennedy, Justin Minich, and a featured interview with Joshua Smith. This is only part one of this epic debate, as we try to determine if the film has been remembered fairly. I would love for you to check it out, and if you enjoy the show please subscribe and share. Check us out on our new website, or subscribe on iTunes. Click the image to go straight to the first episode!


Thrill Night!

thrill night

I’ll be performing a very special synthtastic piece at this event! Don’t miss it!

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