Fanboy News Network Episode 45

“Better Late then Never”

Technical difficulties delayed the release of this episode thus the title and why some subjects may seem out of date.

Dainel Talks about Suicide Squad.

RIP Gene Wilder

The failure of Star Trek Beyond’s ad campaign.

The boys growing excitement for Rogue One.

Jeff has commentary on theme park rides and park events.

Daniel comments on Kubo and the Two Strings.

Discussion about the Labor day geek events, including Pax, Burning Man, and Dragon Con.

Daniel is finally watching Penny Dreadful. Jeff goes out of his way not to crush Daniel’s hope for the characters with spoilers.

Jeff finally got around to seeing Stranger Things and shares his thoughts.

The boys speculate about the Luke Cage and Tick series coming to streaming, as well as Superman being included on Supergirl.

Jeff talks about playing No Man’s Sky.

On Book’s Jeff can’t decide if he wants to read Sandman Slim next or go to the latest Wild Cards book.

Daniel has read 7 Eves by Neil Stephenson, the First Expanse book, and I am Providence.

A quick recap of the Hugo Awards.

Jeff updates on several Podcasts including a progress update on Family Skeletons and Daniel talks about why he likes the resurgence of Sci-Fi and Horror in the medium.

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 44

 

“When Trailers Attack”

Jeff welcomes guest co-host Ian Crowfeather.

R.I.P. David Huddleston.

Jeff’s review of the new Ghostbusters.

A discussion of the new crop of trailers to come out of San Diego Comic Con.

Hopes for the new season of the CW Superhero shows.

Jeff and Ian reminisce about the Ghostbusters role-playing game.

Talk of No Man’s Sky, We Happy Few, and the coming of procedurally generated games.

Jeff talks about the first day of recording on Family Skeletons.

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 43

“The calm before the comic con”

A discussion of the success of Ghostbusters and the man baby backlash.

Jeff reviews the Horror Movies Green Room and the Invitation.

Talk about making the final Divergent book as a tv series.

the anticipation of the American Gods Series and the Wee Free Men movie.

The coming of Batman characters on the CW DC shows.

Jeff’s take on the current course of DC comics.

Why the Wonder Woman coloring book is a disappointment.

Jeff explains Avengers Academy to Daniel.

How Wolf 359 continues to inspire.

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 42

 

“For the love of the pastiche”

Jeff reviews Jungle Book.

a discussion about the new Tarzan movie leads to another talk about being able to like things with problematic aspects.

Jeff finally saw The Conjuring and liked it, but finds trouble with the real life nature of it’s subject.

Why Game of Thrones is being delayed and why the boys can’t wait for American Gods.

The follow up on Captain America, agent of Hydra and why Tom Bevoort has no credibility any longer.

A discussion of pastiche characters and their use in legitimate story telling from Watchmen to Sexton Blake.

Daniel talks about Sir Ian McKellen’s movie Mr. Holmes, leading to a discussion on the longevity of some characters.

Talking about great comics coming out that are not from DC or Marvel.

Fanboy News Network Episode 41

“My Nerd Game is Strong”

RIP Anton Yelchin
Discussion of what went wrong at Space City comic con
Jeff and Daniel discuss the film the Martian.
Jeff and Daniel debate the mertis of Roland Emmarich movies.
Discussion of the merits of the careers of Oscar Issac, John Boyega, and Domhnall Gleeson
Discussion of the good and bad of recent indie horror.
The merits of seeing Henry Rollins live.
Jeff’s reaction to the final episode of Penny Dreadful.
Daniel’s method of watching Game of Thrones.
What Supergirl’s move to CW could mean.
Jeff proves the level of his comic book nerdom.
Even having stopped watching it, Gotham still haunts Jeff.
Examining Preacher as an exercise on how you adapt a comicbook to a new medium.
Looking at what effect 1.6 millon doller loss to Diamond Distributing will have on the comics industry.
A recap of DC Rebirth and the coming of the new old Superman.
Daniel addresses his feelings about the current Captain America storyline.
Jeff talks about old DC comic based Fanfiction Podcasts.
On the book front Daniel talks about his recent and future reads.
Jeff talks about his current reading material Ghostlight, which leads to a discussion about Jack Parsons.

Fanboy News Network Episode 40

Fanboy News Network Episode 40

“Dawn of the Spoilers”

Jeff is joined this week by guest co-host Jim Cartwright of Fire When Ready.

A discussion of legal issues facing Emerald City Comicon.

A review of Captain America: Civil War that also comparses it to Batman V Superman

Spoiler for both movies start at time code 4:58
Spoilers end at time code 31:16

A discussion of the DC tv shows, especially with Supergirl moving to the CW.

The debate over whether Nathan Fillion would be a good choice for the new Star Trek Series.

Speculation on the underlying reason that led to Paramont dropping the lawsuit against the Star Trek Fan Film.

A discussion of the benefits of a comic book series that ends.

A discussion of DC Rebirth, with yet more spoilers

Spoilers begin at Time code 48:55
Spoilers end at time code 57:51

Fanboy News Network Episode 39

Fanboy News Network Episode 39

“What is seen can’t be unseen”

Jeff finally goes to see Batman V Superman to give it an honest review.

The conversation naturally turns to Marverl’s upcoming movies.

Discussion of events that occured when PAX East let a sixteen year old run an inclusivity panel.

Jeff endevors to convince Daniel to watch IZombie.

A discussion of the controversy surrounding DC Editorial.

Jeff talks about his theory of podcast cast size vs how many episodes it can make in a year.

A look at this year’s Hugo nomination announcement.

Fanboy News Network Episode 38

Fanboy News Network Episode 38

“A tale of two conventions”

Jeff and Daniel talk about their adventures at Norwescon and Emerald City Comicon

A discussion about Melissa McCarthy and why the new Ghostbusters is going to be a good companion to the original.

What Jeff and Daniel hope is their last discussion of Batman v Superman.

A talk about the way Warner Bros make films vs how Disney handles it.

Why Jeff has hope for some DC movies but not the entire franchise.

How diversity is being played out in geek films, and how white washing is still a problem.

Touching on being able to like something and still call out it’s problematic aspects.

A quick review of the Supergirl/Flash crossover.

A look at the current state of comic based TV shows.

Daniel gives a spoiler free shout out to the Game of Thrones fans.

A look at what may be coming up with DC Rebirth.

A look at the Wolf 359 live episode.

And Jeff talks about the podcast Children’s Hour of Knowledge.

Fanboy News Network Episode 37

Episode 37

“If I may indulge for a moment”

Jeff and Daniel give a shout out to two fans who reached out and let them know they have listeners.

Daniel makes good on an apology to the cast of Wolf 359

An announcement is made about a new podcast project that Jeff has created with Jillian Ventures.

Daniel explains why he had not started listening to the new season of Wolf 359. Jeff talks about his following behind the scenes information in order to get ideas for his own show.

Jeff talks about a new podcast he found called Limetown.

Jeff talks about his attending Norwescon as a panelist.

Jeff and Daniel talk about why so many conventions are on Easter. Daniel explains how the date of Easter is determined.

Jeff and Daniel talk about gate keeping behavior and why it personally annoys them.

A discussion about the films Ex Machina and Kingsmen.

Discussion of the appearance of Spider-Man in the Captain America: Civil War Trailer.

The renewal of almost all the comic book based TV shows. Also why Supernatural will not die.

Jeff admits to his reading sins, and Daniel reports his latest attempt at Neal Stephenson.

Fanboy News Network Episode 36

Fanboy News Network Episode 36

“The Triumph of Diversity”

Jeff and Daniel discuss dealing with convention attendees whose behavior can endanger a convention.

Jeff tells the tale of Courageous/Necro Con, the mixed Star Trek/Vampire: The Masqurade convention. Includes a brief history of the creation of The Camarilla.

Quick talk about upcoming Pacific Northwest conventions and how they handle issues.

A look at Deadpool and why it worked, and how Hollywood will miss the whole point.

The anticipation of the up coming Marvel and DC movies.

Jeff explains why Iron Fist is problematic, but not due to white washing. (It’s good to be percise about these things)

This leads to discussion of white wash casting.

A comparison of Netfilx Marvel series and the Broadcast TV superhero shows.

All roads lead to a discussion of diversity in Geek Culture.

New books Ghostlight by Marrion Zimmer Bradley and Reamde by Neal Stephenson.

Podcast talk includes the new seasons of Wolf 359 and the Black Tapes Podcast. (including a correction from last time)

(we apologize for the clicks. These were an artifact that we could not get rid of completely)