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)

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 35

Fanboy News Network Episode 35

“Twas the Night Before Deadpool”
Discussing January as the Dump Month for movies.

This leads to talking about Ready Player One.

The plan for seeing (or not) Batman V Superman

Jeff’s anticipation of Deadpool (because the episode was recorded before it was released)

What the future holds for the X-Men movies

What Civil War can mean to the MCU

What other films Jeff and Daniel are looking forward to

Why you should be watching Galavant

An admission to hate watching Gotham

Why Jeff can’t bring him self to watch Lucifer, but American Gods and the new Star Trek Series makes both Jeff and Daniel happy.

Why the message of Star Trek is important

Daniel talks about Ex Machina

DC Rebirth and the question of is it another reboot.

As a Disney Nerd Jeff takes the time to explain where Disneyland is putting the new Star Wars land

Jeff and Daniel talk scripted podcasts, including why they haven’t named the new podcast they are working on, the coming of the new season of Wolf 359, and the new season of The Black Tapes Podcast

Fanboy News Network Episode 34

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 34

“2015 in Review”

Before starting the 2015 review Jeff and Daniel talk about the recent loss of David Bowie and Alan Rickman.

Jeff and Daniel tackle the question which was better: Mad Max: Fury Road or Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

They also discuss the contributions of Margaret Sixel to Fury Road and Marcia Lucas to Star Wars.

Jeff talks about Kathleen Kennedy, her legacy, and why she is the perfect choice to now run Lucasfilm.

The boys talk about the other films they like this year.

Jeff talks about the best horror films. For more, listen to Don’t Read the Latin Ep. 35

The rise of Netflix as a major player in original programming.

Talk about the super hero series and what is going well and what needs to be better.

A look back at the year that was in conventions.

Jeff wants to know why Greg Land still gets work.

Looking at the comics industry and why Marvel is eating DC’s lunch.

Daniel gives a shout out to his favorite podcasts.

Daniel explains why he likes doing the podcast.

Fanboy News Network Episode 33

“Hello From the Past”

So Jeff and Daniel recorded this before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So they talk about their anticipation of the movie.

Dicussion of other upcoming movies including X-Men:Apocalypse, and Star Trek: Beyond,

Talking about white washing in upcoming movies, Including Gods Of Eygpt and the Forest.

Jeff and Daniel talk about their anticipation of He Never Died and their love of its star Henry Rollins.

Jeff talks about the big reveal on Supergirl and how it made his nerd heart soar. (Two Weeks later after the TV reveal, so spoilers abound)

Back to Star Wars and the state of the Expanded Universe.

Talk of the state of the comic industry and the current market share and why this is not the best news for DC.

Jeff and Daniel discuss what they are reading as usual.

Another discussion of Wolf 359 now that Jeff has listened to the whole series.