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LIVE on Talkshoe.com at 1030 pm est, The Film List podcast in association with Donald Chavis’ Re-Opening the X-files podcast will participate in X-Files : Season 3 Review.  Agents Donald and Shadow will join AD Solo in re-opening the season 3 X-Files.

Participate in the chat :  the X-Files Roundtable 




This is my weekly update for to where you can find Heath Solo in the podcasting world.  All podcasts can be found on iTunes.  If not an iTunes person, just go to www.talkshoe.com and type in the podcast name in the search engine.  All podcasts this week are on both iTunes and talkshoe.

10/4/09 – I joined Axel Foley on The Lost Mythos Theory Cast.  We talked about the show Flash Forward and Lost.  You can find this podcast “This is not a FlashForward podcast” on iTunes on both The Lost Revisited Now and the Lost Mythos feed. 

10/5/09 – I joined the “Lostahlics rewatching Lost” podcast.  This week we discussed Season 3 episodes : “DOC, The Brig, and The Man Behind the Curtain.”

10/6/09 – On “The Film List” podcast I continued my countdown of my Top 100 favorite films of all-time.  This week I went through numbers 90 to 81.

10/9/09 – Ms Wendy and I will be recording our “Flash Forward podcast Live.”   We will give our thoughts on episode 3 that airs Thursday night.  But we will be recording on Gizmo.  It will be posted via talkshoe Friday night.

10/9/09 – Also on Friday, we will be recording a podcast for “The Lost Revisited Now.”   This week we are giving out the bunny awards to our favorite moments of the season 3 finale : “Through the Looking Glass.”  We will be joined by Nancy Drew (Lostaholics), Glen (Everyone’s favorite star wars/Hawthorne fan), and Donald from Donald is Lost/Re-opening the X-Files)  this podcast will be live on talkshoe at 930pm est.

Heath Solo is back!

September 3, 2009-It’s been a few weeks.  Summer is ending and life has been crazy for me .  Like most of you know, we get involved in projects that push our commitments to the fullest. We take on tasks that we feel we can accomplish, but sometimes time is our worst enemy. 

I haven’t blogged much in the last month : vacation, podcasting, finishing my script, etc.  I have posted weekly blu-ray releases and some TV info, but I have yet to actually start my daily blog.  I wanted to blog each day about random topics.  Anything on my mind that happens in “Heath’s World.”  Ok, one more time, “Party time, excellent.”  Got to love it Nancy Drew.  So I’m going to do my best to put out a daily blog.  I’m shooting for every day but there may be one to 2 days a week that we don’t get a daily blog.  But I want to be able to release something everyday whether it is Lost related, Film List related, life, TV or film related.  So I will do my best to keep it going. 

Finishing up my latest script has taken up all my time this summer.  I have taken a break from podcasting and blogging.  It’s important that I finish my screenplay by late September.  I’m on my 4th draft and it’s almost there.  This draft has made some leaps and bounds, so I see the 5th and final draft just being a “cross the T’s and dotting the I’s” draft.  So I will have the latest draft done this weekend, have a meeting, then work on the last and final draft over two weeks there after.  I’m also in the middle of another screen play that I’m developing for a network that I can’t say at this time.  It’s a less complicated script, so I’m giving myself a bit of latitude to get it finished.  But I do want to have a solid draft by October.

With that said, the tough part is over.  Time is becoming mine again and it’s perfect because I want to get on a more frequent podcasting schedule.  Next Monday, September 7th, 2009,  Ms. Wendy and I will be doing our first Flash Forward podcast.  It will be an introduction to this new show.  We are excited as it is our most anticipated new show we want to examine.

We will also be doing one  Lost podcast a month.  We will tackle the season finales we have yet to cover and do a few podcasts previewing the final Lost  season coming in 2010.  As we get closer to the season 6 premiere, we may add 2-3 extra podcasts to our plate.  The anticipation of the new season will get our motors running for putting out Lost content.

The Film List podcast  will resume also.  I have been trying to schedule a date with Donald and Agent Shadow to discuss season 2 of the X-files.  But we haven’t been able to nail down a date yet.  Plus as I have almost completed my rewatch of season 2, the slim set I have doesn’t have the finale on the last disc.  Donald told me that there was some problems with the season 2 slim set not having the finale.  So I wasn’t the only one who this happened to.  How can they forget to put the finale on these sets?  Are you kidding me?     I am so pissed that I payed money for a product that wasn’t complete.  Guess I am netflixing the last disc.

So with that said, Heath’s World  is back in full force.  Podcasts will be in full effect starting on September 7th, and I am excited.  Plus the much promised Heath’s Top 100 favorite films of all-time is on it’s way.  In September, I will be putting out numbers 100-91 on the Film List.  Also, I will be adding to Heath’s World : a Lost alums page, more fans top 10’s, and some new ideas from listener Tom Wilson.  Tom contacted me on doing a podcastof my experiences with auditioning for television and  the process.  Such a great idea Tom.  That will definitely be on the horizon for October.

So I’m back, ready to rock, thank you for checking out the blog and listening to the podcast.  Talk to you soon.


Heath Solo

On June 8th, 2009 I recorded my Top 10 favorite TV shows of all-time on the podcast :

The Film List : Episode 8

I read off the synopsis of each show, taked about some of my favorite scenes and episodes, and those personal experiences that go a long with it.  My criteria for selecting my Top 10 TV shows ;

1.   The Series must be finished.  Their run has to be over.  Unfinished shows that would have made my top 10 as of now : Lost, 24, and Law and Order.

2.   I had to have seen every episode.

3.   The series finale plays a strong part in the Top 10 process.

However, since the  podcast airdate, there was a show that I just totally forgot.  The show’s name is : Alias by JJ Abrams.  I just had one of those brain freezes and totally forgot to include it.  I can’t believe I forgot.  So here is what I’m going to do.  I will do a podcast in the near future.  I will count down my Top 20 TV shows of all time for my 20th episode of The Film List.  But i will change the criteria.  I will include shows that haven’t finished.  There are a few shows that no matter what happens, they will be in.  So look for this podcast to premiere in September 2009.  SO, as of June 8th, 2009 here is my  Top 10 shows of all-time as told on The Film list.

Heath Solo’s Top 10 TV shows : The 1st Draft :

10.    The Twilight Zone :  debuted on Oct 2, 1959.    5 seasons – 156 episodes, one movie – Twilight Zone : The Movie.  Also a reboot of the series in the late 80s.

  9.     Three’s Company :  debuted March 15, 1977   8 seasons – 174 episodes and 2 spin-offs : Three’s A Crowd and The Ropers.  Based on the British series Man of the House.

Hanging at the Regal Beagle...

Hanging at the Regal Beagle...

   8.    Magnum P.I.: debuted on December 11, 1980.  8 seasons – 162 episodes.

   7.    21 Jumpstreet :  debuted on April 12, 1987.   5  seasons – 105 episodes.  one spin-off : Booker with Richard Grieco.

   6.    Cheers:  debuted on September 20 1982.  11 seasons – 270 episodes.  Passed 21 Jumpstreet in this slot because of the strength of  the finale.

   5.    Spenser : For Hire :  debuted on September 20, 1985   3 seasons – 65 episodes.   5 TV movies.  One spin-off :  A Man Called Hawk.

Hawk and Spenser

Hawk and Spenser

   4.    The X-Files :  debuted on  September 10, 1993.   9 seasons – 200 episodes and 2 films : Fight The Future  and  I Want To Believe.   One spin-off : The Lone Gunmen.  The series Millennium wrapped up it’s series on an episode of the X-files and Richard Belzer reprised his role of Detective Munch (Homicide and Law and Order : SVU) on an episode.

   3.   Family Ties :  debuted on September 22 1982.  7 seasons  – 176 episodes.  One spin-off :  The Art of Being Nick.

Ties of the Family

Ties of the Family

   2.    Batman : debuted on January 12, 1966.   3 seasons – 120 episodes.  Aired 2 episodes on back to back nights per week.   One Movie : Batman : The Movie was a summer blockbuster after season 1.

   #1 show of all-time (soon to be replaced by Lost once it’s finished :

     THE WIRE :  debuted on  June 2, 2002.   5 seasons – 60 episodes.  Probably the best TV show ever made.  The series finale was the best finale I have ever seen.

They put the actor in acting.

They put the actor in acting.

HEAT in November!

The long awaited release of Heat on blu-ray.  It’s finally here.   It is one of my favorite films of all-time.  It officially will be announced in my top 20 on a future episode of The Film List.  Now I just need Seven, Snatch  and Fight Club released on blu-ray and I will feel complete.  Here are the details as told by Henning Molbaek from www.dvdtown.com



By Henning Molbaek
First published Jul 20, 2009

Warner Bros. has announced that they will release Michael Mann’s Heat on Blu-ray.

Director Michael Mann supervised an all-new transfer and will contain the following special features:

· Commentary by Writer/Producer/Director Michael Mann
· 11 Additional Scenes
· 5 Revealing Documentaries
· True Crime: Recalling the Real-Life Chicago Cop and Criminal Whose Exploits Inspired the Movie
· Crime Stories: The Screenplay´s 20-Year History and How the Movie Finally Got Greenlit
· Into the Fire: Filming in L.A., Cast Training, Shooting the Climactic Downtown Heist and Post-Production.
· Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation: Anatomy of This Historic On-Screen Showdown.
· Return to the Scene of the Crime: Revisiting the Film´s Real-Life L.A. Locations Years Later.
· Theatrical Trailers

An L.A. cop (Al Pacino) becomes fixated on a deadly thief (Robert De Niro) and his crew (Val Kilmer, Jon Voight) who are wreaking havoc on the streets of the city. This crime drama features one of the most spectacular shootouts in film history as De Niro and Kilmer rip through downtown Los Angeles with both guns blazing.

Finally this film gets to be seen in 1080p.

Finally this film gets to be seen in 1080p.


X-Files season 1 episode guide and ratings :

Currently I’ve started an X-File rewatch.  I’m starting with season 1 and I’m going to continue to the end of the series.  I will also watch the 2 X-Files films : Fight the Future and I Want to Believe. After I’ve completed watching a season, I’m going to talk about that particular season on THE FILM LIST podcast.   AGENT DONALD from Re-opening the X-files podcast, Anna In Indiana,  Agent Shadow and Agent JD Man  join me on The Film List podcast on Thursday July 2nd 4pm est on talk shoe to talk  about season 1.   Dowloaded the episode on itunes or click here to listen : X-Files season 1 podcast.

I will also give each episode my rating out of 10.  I will save my discussion of why for the podcast.  Here are the ratings so far :

episode 01 : “Pilot”   rating (9.6 out of 10) 
First episode of this amazing 9 year run premiered on September 10, 1993.    Special Agent Dana Scully is partnered with Special Agent Fox “Spooky” Mulder to validate his work on a special project called The X-Files. While he is a believer in the paranormal, fueled by a lost memory where his sister was abducted by aliens; she is a scientist and prefers to look for rational, logical explanations. Their first case takes them to Oregon, to investigate the unsolved deaths of several high school classmates, which Mulder believes are linked to an alien abduction. 
episode 02 : “Deep Throat” (9.6)
Mulder and Scully head to Ellens Air Force Base to investigate the mysterious case of a military test pilot who disappeared after experiencing strange psychotic behavior. While on the case, Mulder meets a mysterious man dubbed ‘Deep Throat’, who claims to have classified information about his investigations into the paranormal.
Deep Throat, great episode.

episode 03 : “Squeeze” (9.1)

One of Scully’s friends from the FBI academy, now working in the Violent Crimes Unit, asks her to assist him on a homicide investigation involving no clear point of entry. Mulder realizes that this is similar to a series of X-Files case that have occurred every thirty years, and joins in the investigation to stop the latest cycle.

episode 04 : “Conduit” (8.6) 

As Section Chief Blevins expresses his concern with the direction of the X-Files department, Mulder becomes obsessed with solving a case that closely parallels an ‘encounter’ he experienced as a child… the abduction of his kid sister, Samantha.

episode 05 : “The Jersey Devil” (9.2)

Mulder’s trip to Atlantic City doesn’t take him to the glittering casinos or luxury hotels. Instead, he plays a dangerous game of hunter-and-hunted with the maneater that haunts the back alleys and woods surrounding the city. However, it’s not long before even Scully, the eternal skeptic, is lured back by the mounting evidence Mulder manages to drag out of tourist-wary local law enforcement agencies.

episode 06 : “Shadows” (8.1)

When an unseen force commits several murders where a young woman is present, Mulder suspects that it is the spirit of the woman’s former boss protecting her, while Scully believes the boss merely faked his own death.

episode 07 : “Ghost In The Machine” (8.3)

A new intelligence gropes its way to life in the depths of wires and circuit boards – only to find itself perched on the edge of immediate extinction. When it fights back, killing Mulder’s former partner in the process, he and Scully must find a way past its considerable defences.

X-Files episode "Ghost In The Machine" 

episode 08 : “ICE” (9.8)

When an Arctic research team mysteriously kills each other and themselves only days after drilling deeper into the ice than ever before, Mulder and Scully accompany a team of doctors and scientists to investigate. They discover an organism which infects living creatures and amplifies the host’s feeling of anger and paranoia, and the new team starts to deteriorate as they wonder who among them are killers.

episode 09 : “Space” (7.5)

Mulder and Scully are contacted by a communications specialist from NASA who shows them evidence of sabotage in the space programme. Mulder’s youthful hero-worship is shaken by the apparent involvement of a high-ranking astronaut.

episode 10 : “Fallen Angel” (9.3)

When a tract of lonely woodland is cordoned off between laser fences, and rapidly changing explanations are rampant, Mulder’s curiosity carries him beyond the bounds of official jurisdiction-and into the middle of a UFO cleanup. Scully’s attempts to protect Mulder from himself are only marginally successful, and neither agents seem capable of protecting the one innocent on the scene- Max Fenig.

episode 11 : “EVE” (9.3)

When two fathers on opposite sides of the country are unexplainably murdered at the exact same time in the exact same way, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate. When they discover that both of the fathers eight-year-old daughters are identical twins, they realize that something even stranger is going on.

episode 12: “Fire” (8.7)

When an old Oxford girlfriend of Mulder’s asks for his help in an international case concerning the unexplainable execution of several British dignitaries they encounter an assassin who can produce fire from his bare hands.

episode 13 : “Beyond The Sea” (9.5)

Scully has a brush with the paranormal when her recently deceased father appears to her in a vision. Meanwhile, Mulder becomes a skeptic when a death row inmate he helped send to prison claims to be a psychic and offers to lead the agents to a serial killer.

episode 14 : “Gender Bender” (9.2)

Mulder and Scully investigate a series of murders where the suspect seems to be both male and female. Their investigation leads them to the small town of Stevenston, Massachusetts, where a group called the Kindred have set up a village back in the woods.

episode 15 : “Lazarus” (9.1)

When FBI Agent Jack Willis is shot during a bank robbery, Agent Scully takes drastic steps to resuscitate him while the bank robber, Warren Dupre dies on the operating table. Afterward, Agent Willis begins to exhibit behavior strangely reminiscent of Dupre.

episode 16 : “Young at Heart” (9.4)

Mulder becomes the target of someone from his past, John Barnett, a jewelry store robber with an itchy trigger finger that Mulder sent to prison when he first joined the Bureau. The only problem is that Barnett died four years ago.

episode 17 : “E.B.E.” (9.4)

A dramatic increase in UFO sightings and a bizarre attack on a transport truck convince Mulder that he’s on the trail of a live alien being covertly transported cross-country. For her part, Scully, equally wary of the involvement of the Lone Gunmen as she is of Deep Throat, suspects a rather more earthly explanation.

episode 18 : “Miracle Man” (7.9)

A rash of deaths under the Miracle Ministry’s traveling tent brings Scully and Mulder into the realm of miracles and shysters. When Samuel, reputed raiser of the dead and healer of the sick, indicates he has some knowledge of Mulder’s long lost sister, Scully’s convinced the young man is setting them up. Mulder isn’t so sure.

episode 19 : “Shapes” (9.1)

Mulder and Scully travel to an American Indian reservation to investigate the death of an Indian man who was mistaken for a wild animal and may have been the legendary Manitou, a man who can shapeshift into a beast.

episode 20 : “Darkness Falls” (9.7)

When a group of loggers in the Washington State National Forest disappear in the same way that another group disappeared 50 years ago, Mulder and Scully go along to investigate and find themselves trapped in a cabin surrounded by flesh eating insects that only attack at night.

Great episode with 'Losts' Titus Welliver 

episode 21 : “Tooms” (9.4)

Eugene Tooms, the genetic mutant, is released from the sanitarium and Mulder becomes personally involved to ensure that he is caught in the act of getting the last human liver he needs to go into hibernation for another 30 years.

episode 22 : “Born Again” (8.0)

After a detective and his former partner die in unexplained circumstances, the accidents are linked to a little girl who witnessed both deaths and Mulder believes that she may be the reincarnation of a policeman murdered by his colleagues.

episode 23 : “Roland” (7.4)

When a series of murders occur among a group of scientists working on advanced propulsion technology, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate. All evidence seems to point to the janitor Roland, who is mentally handicapped.

episode 24 : Season 1 Finale : “The Erlenmeyer Flask”  (9.6)

When Deep Throat points out a news story about a fugitive who apparently drowned, Mulder and Scully cannot see what makes the case special but they follow it up anyway. With Deep Throat’s insistence, they discover evidence of secret government project code-named Purity Control, which uses human test subjects and infects them with extraterrestrial DNA. However, the evidence and everyone who has seen it is quickly being eliminated.

Season 1 Total ranking out of 10 :   9.0   A-


**special thanks to TV.com


Our good friend Tiny the Bodyguard joined my on The Film List  and gave us his Top 10 favorite films of all-time.  Tiny is the official bodyguard forall Lost podcasters, so if you try anything, Tiny will get in your way.  Tiny has been a long time TLRNow entourage member and has appeared multiple times on the Lost Ramble On podcasts.  There has even been a Lost Ramble On named after Tiny.  TLRNow podcast from May 1st, 2009 :  Episode 48 : “Not Tiny’s Boat!”    Thanks again Tiny, really appreciate having you on.  You are the best brotha! 


10.   The Green Mile

Tom Hanks, Tiny the Bodyguard, David Morse.

Tom Hanks, Tiny the Bodyguard, David Morse.

 9.    The Matrix

 8.   Clerks

 7.   The Big Lebowski

 6.   The Godfather

Not Tiny's chair....

Not Tiny's chair....

 5.   Lord of the Rings : Return of the King

 4.   Superman

Tiny, you the man!

Tiny, you the man!

 3.   Raiders of the Lost Ark

 2.   The Empire Strikes Back

and Tiny the Bodyguard’s all-time favorite film :

                                      #1.   GOODFELLAS




To listen to Tiny’s Film List, subscribe to the Film List on iTunes or click here (Appologies for first 2 minutes of podcast, sound has an echo but it’s corrected right away) :

MP3 File : episode 15 “Not Tiny’s List”

Also on episode 15,  Heath Solo read Jessica’s Top 10 :

Jessica (Phoenix, AZ) Top 10 Favorite Films :

10.   The Fifth Element

 9.   Resident evil : Extinction

 8.   Monsters, INC.

 7.   Monty Python and the Holy Grail

 6.   A Nightmare on Elmstreet

 5.   Fight Club

 4.   The Lost Boys

 3.   Transformers

 2.   Braveheart

                  1.   Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Jessica Rabbitt....

Jessica Rabbitt....


McQueen and Newman

McQueen and Newman

DVD Releases :

Bewitched : Season 8

Mad Men : Season 2

The State : MTV complete series

ER : Season 11

11 seasons in the ER

11 seasons in the ER


The Edge of Love,  REC,  12,  Beach Kings,   The Color of Magic,  Menage,  Dakota Skye,  

At home, hardened police detective Aidan Breslin (Dennis Quaid) has grown increasingly distant from his two young sons, Alex (Lou Taylor Pucci) and Sean (Liam James), since the death of his wife. At work, he finds himself thrust into an investigation of perverse serial killings rooted in the Biblical prophecy of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The White Horseman, a master of deception and the unexpected leader hell-bent on conquest; The Red Horseman, a sharp-witted warrior intent on turning man against man, with an innocence that hides a burning rage within; The Black Horseman, a manipulative and dark tyrant, unbalanced but always one step ahead; and The Pale Horseman, an executioner with disarming strength, determined to spread death through surgical precision. Buy Horsemen on DVD.


Special Thanks to IMDB and High-Def Digest.

Chad in Indiana’s Top 10 Favorite Films  as told by Chad :

The Film List BABY!!! I love your show … it gets me through my workday.
10. Heavyweights – I am not a huge fan of slapstick comedy, but this film just gets me. It is what I think to be Ben Stiller’s best comedic role, as the crazy fitness instructor.
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Really great acting from Jim Carey & Kate Winslett plus a great thought provoking story … almost trippy.
8. Swingers – What a fun, cool, funny guys movie. I like the laid back feel it has, and it feels very realistic.

You're money baby...

You're money baby...

7. The Royal Tenenbaums – Awesome surreal world that Anderson builds with a great all-star cast. It has a great dreamy feel to it that I like and has great dry humor.
6. The Virgin Suicides – This movie is all about the haunting and surreal feel to the film. The whole thing almost feels like a dream. It also has great music that adds to the flavor. It is chilling story that really puts you into the character of the young boys … who ended up knowing nothing about the girls … just like we as viewers feel at the end … why did they do it?
5. The Big Lebowski – This movie is just cool. It has awesome humor, and it is very quotable. The character of The Dude is amazing, John Goodman is great in this, and you can’t forget about the Nihilists … WE BELIEVE IN NOSSSSTHHING, LEBOOOWWWSKI  .. ha
4. Snatch – Cool, stylized film … cool characters …  funny …one of the best opening sequences to any film I have see.
3. Rushmore – Smart, funny film with a great soundtrack. Bill Murray is awesome … Jason Schwartzman is fantastic and is very believable in his role. The film is so maticulous, you can tell that everything in the film has been thought through with the greatest detail. I love that this old business man and young student can strike up a friendship … but they are both ruthless .. ha
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark – It’s really hard to think of a more enjoyable movie to watch … great action and comedy … you can’t ask for more .. perfection.
1. Bottle Rocket – This is the film that introduced me to the dry humor in movies that I have come to love. It basically shaped my sense of humor. The characters and dialogue in this film are so funny. Every time I watch it, new things jump out and crack me up … the subtle things are great. EVeryone needs to give this film a try … It’s the Wilson bros. jump off and also Wes Andersons

Chad's #1 Favorite Film!

Chad's #1 Favorite Film!

Thanks for the show,
~ Chad in Indiana

Here is Chad Kubley’s Top 10 TV shows as read on The Film List podcast : Episode 8 June 8th, 2009.

Chad Kubly Top 10 All-Time Favorite TV Shows :

10. Parker Lewis Can’t Lose – Weird, quirky humor with a great collection of different characters.

9. The Muppet Show – Classic and always funny. Beaker is the best, dude.

8. Gilmore Girls – My guilty pleasure … I always had a crush of Alexis Bledel, but it’s Lauren Graham that steals the show. Great dialogue too.

7. Curb Your Enthusiasm – A whole series about George Costanza … haha … Larry David is genius.

Oh that Larry David...

Oh that Larry David...

 6. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – The characters are all despicable … but that’s what makes them so funny. Such a wicked comedy that doesn’t hold back …. I believe it is the best comedy still being made.

5. Arrested Development – The characters are so funny … I find myself having a new favorite character every time I watch. I can’t wait till the movie!! I need my Bluths!

4. Seinfeld – Not much I can say … a masterpiece of comedy ….

3. The Wonder Years – What an amazing, touching show. I can’t believe how well it is made, and the music in it is great. The characters are so real. This is the show that has pushed me to tears more than any other.

What would you do if I sang out of tune?

What would you do if I sang out of tune?

2. Lost – This changed the way I believed a TV show could be made. The mystery, character development, music …. so great. This is the only show I watched marathon style when I first got the dvds … like 8 episodes in a row at a time, heh … so good.

CK’s Number 1 TV Show of all-time is…………………

Numero uno!

Numero uno!

1. The Adventures of Pete and Pete – This show is amazing … Nickelodeon was so cool back then … but this show was the best. It’s twisted humor mixed with remembering things from my childhood was awesome. This was an adult show masked as a kid’s show. The humor is weird and has gone a long way in shaping my sense of humor. All the characters were great too … the song at the start of the show is my ringtone : )