Fanboy News Network Episode 61

“Year of the Justifiably Defensive Lobster”

Jeff and Daniel are looking forward to the Good Omens TV show.

Discussion of the recent fatal Swatting incident and the Logan Paul suicide forest video.

Jeff and Daniel talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Jeff reviews the last movie he saw of 2017: Dave Made a Maze. He also reviews the first movie he saw in 2018: The Shape of Water.

Jeff’s favorite movie of 2017 Get Out and its cultural impact.

Daniel’s favorite movie of 2017 is the documentary Kedi.

A look back at the geek culture movies of 2017.

Jeff talk’s about how Wolf 359 had a wonderful final episode vs the botched job of the final Black Tapes Podcast.

What Jeff and Daniel are looking forward to in 2018.

The final Doctor Who of the Moffet era and the handoff from the 12th to 13th Doctor.

Daniel reviews the series the Expanse.

The unexpected joy of the Orville and keeping the spirit of Star Trek alive.

Fanboy News Network Episode 60

“Let’s get through another 10”

Daniel managed to be present for a milestone episode.

Discussion of the Disney/Fox purchase and the shakeup of the DC Extended Universe producers in charge.

Jeff reviews Justice League.

Daniel Reviews Atomic Blonde.

Jeff Reviews Murder on the Orient Express.

The Grand CW DC crossover Crisis on Earth X.

Jeff is part way through watching the Punisher and the Runaways.

Daniel finishes watching the West Wing.

Jeff talks about the Snagglepuss and Flintstones comics.

Daniel talks about listening to the Podcast EOS 10,

Jeff talks about the new Wolverine podcast, listening to the Incomparable Radio Theater, and the culture of scripted podcasts.

Jeff gives his impressions of the Novel Sandman Slim.

Daniel talks about reading “The Wrong Stars” and “All those Explosions were Someone Else’s Fault.”

Fanboy News Network Episode 59

“Less than fresh”

The boys carry on podcasting despite technical difficulties.

The firing of Eddie Berganza at DC Comics and the culture of harassment in the comics industry.

Anticipation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Carrie Fisher’s last performance, and what happen at Disneyland on Star Tours.

Jeff’s review of Thor: Ragnorak.

The plan to see Justice League (Episode was recorded before it came out).

Daniel’s plan to see Atomic Blonde.

Jeff and Daniel discuss Patton Oswalt’s recent Netflix comedy special annihilation and Netflix stand up overall.

The return of Agents of SHIELD and the enjoyment of less than stellar shows.

The relationship between the release of media and current events.

Jeff has finally started playing Injustice 2.

The disappointing finale of the Black Tapes Podcast.

Daniel explains why we have been watching the original Superman movie wrong.

Daniel talks about the Book “Fight Monks and Burning Mountains.” by Paul Barach.

Fanboy News Network Episode 58

“Setting expectations”

Expectations on movie performance and why a #1 box office movie can be considered a flop. Also, how properly setting expectations can improve a movies reception.

For Halloween Jeff watched the original Halloween and Prince of Darkness.

Plans to see Thor: Ragnarok and the last trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Why Jeff stopped watching Disjointed.

A quick review of the CW superhero shows.

The surprise that is the Orville.

Why Jeff tapped out on watching the Inhumans, but is staying with Agents of SHEILD. Also, the great West Wing/SHEILD fan cannon.

A spoiler free look at Stranger Things 2.

Why Streaming is pushing the Networks to step up their game.

Praise for Shout Factory (and Scream Factory)

In comics news the boys cover the DC reboot of the Jetsons, with a digression to Harvey Birdman and Batman ’66.

Discussion of Halloween costumes of the rich and famous.

Looking at the podcast Limetown and how it shows that even a podcast that hasn’t updated in years can still be a going effort.

The last run of Wolf 359 and why it should be adapted as a streaming service.

Fanboy News Network Episode 57

“Manufactured Milestone”

Why Jeff cares that this is the 57th episode.

Also why there will be a month gap until the next episode.

Jeff talks about seeing the Disney Classic Horror Film Watcher in the Woods.

The boys review Kingsmen: The Golden Circle.

Talk about the new Jackie Chan film, The Foreigner.

Daniel talks about the Bruce Lee exhibit at the Wing Luke museum in Seattle.

Jeff and Daniel talk about why Star Wars is not having as aggressive an ad campaign (The new trailer hadn’t been announced when we recorded.)

Talking about Streaming media, and specifically The Crown, and Disjointed. Jeff also reviews the new Ducktales.

A look at two new Marvel based shows: Gifted and Inhumans. Also speculation as to why Disney would not Let ABC cancel Agents of SHEILD.

Daniel has discovered the West Wing and with it it’s MCU connection

Jeff talks about the horror computer game Dead by Daylight.

Anticipation for Red Dead Redemption 2.

 

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 56

“Jeff makes poor choices”

Daniel finally sees Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Jeff talks about seeing the Riff Trax “Five Doctors”, 7 Witches, and Colossal.

Why directors shouldn’t always get to make their childhood favorites.

Jeff makes the choice to finally watch Suicide Squad to review it for the podcast.

Praise for Ed Skrein’s decision on White Washing and Chole Bennent’s comments on race in Hollywood.

Jeff binged the Defenders and the Tick.

Daniel talks Game of Thrones, and what the producers want to do next.

Bringing the Watchmen into the main DC Universe.

Marvel brings the Nazi Captain America story to a poorly executed conclusion.

The casting of Good Omens.

Daniel talks about reading the Secret History of Wonder Woman and Jeff talks about reading Sandman Slim.

Fanboy News Network Episode 55

 

“The yearly San Diego Episode”

RIP Martin Landau and George Romero

Daniel finally has seen Wonder Woman and adds his take.

Jeff talks about Spider Man: Homecoming.

Jeff talks about anticipation of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Daniel tries to, again, explain why Blackface Cosplay is not okay.

The loss of Mile High Comics at San Diego Comic Con.

The Trailers of San Diego Comic Con.

The casting of Jodie Whittacker as the 13th Doctor and the Seattle history of a female Doctor.

Attack the Block as a future classic.

Jeff explains why he will not be returning to watch the second seasons of Riverdale and Preacher.

Jeff talks about catching up on Legion and Jeff and Daniel talk about their love of Glow.

Anticipation of The Defenders and The Tick.

Why Star Trek Discovery has Jeff worried while anticipating the series.

A talk about the history of Wonder Woman’s creation and the media covering it.

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 54

“Too much time on his hands”

Daniel returns from his epic road trip, so he and Jeff get back into the swing of things.

The question of weapons at conventions brought on by the incident at Phoenix comicon.

The lawsuit over the use of the name comic-con.

Jeff gives his impression of the films Wonder Woman, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.

The boys talk about the trailers for Black Panther, Jamanji, Thor: Ragnarok, and the Defenders.

Jeff talks about shows he caught up on recently, Riverdale, Lucifer and American Gods. Daniel sings the praises of Wynonna Earp.

How Diamond Distributing is slowing choking the comics industry.

The difference between how Marvel and DC think they are innovating comics, and how they are both failing at leveraging the success of the movies to drive book sales.

Jeff talks about PodCon, a podcasting convention in Seattle in December.

The unique position Welcome to Night Vale holds amongst narrative podcasts.

What the boys are currently reading.

Fanboy News Network Episode 53

“Happy Haunts Materialize”

Jeff is joined by guest co-host and full-time sibling Jillian Venters of Gothic Charm School.

The subject of this episode is their recent trip to Bats Day in the Fun Park 19 at Disneyland.

A review of their experiences staying at the Disney on site hotel Paradise Pier and joy of adding concierge suite to their package.

How Jeff and Jill have melded their Disneyland traditions.

How Jill’s pre-planning makes life easier for Bats Day.

The various adventures in the Haunted Mansion.

The Disney Magic Moments and the cast members dedication to making guests happy.

What happened on Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise.

How the construction of Star Wars Land disrupted normal park going procedures.

What it was like being in Disneyland on May the 4th (Star Wars Day)

Encounters with Disney Bounding.

Why going for a multiday trip is a good idea.

Bats day traditions.

The Goth Spectrum and where Jeff sites on it.

The advantages of being Disneyland veterans.

The meal at Blue Bayou and afternoon tea at the Disneyland hotel.

Fanboy News Network Episode 52

“Caught between a con and a bats day.”

This episode was plagued by tech issues, weird sounds, and special spouse appearances.

The boys sadly must talk about Cons behaving badly, specifically Odyssey Con

Marvel Comic’s problematic relationship to diversity and not understanding why people are upset they made Captain America a Nazi.

Jeff’s adventures at the Norwescon 40

Mystery Theater 3000 returns and Jeff explains why he is happy and his special relationship with the show.

Daniel talks about discovering Into the Badlands.

Jeff explains Riverdale to Daniel. Daniel is not convinced Jeff isn’t lying.

The boy’s talk about recent trailers that have dropped, Specifically the New Thor, Star Wars, and Guardians of the Galaxy trailers.

Congratulations to Wolf 359 on their Webby nomination.

Jeff previews his upcoming trip to Disneyland to participate in Bat’s day at the fun park with Jillian Venters, which Jeff and Jillian will podcast about afterwards.

This leads to a discussion of what constitutes goth the brings in Jeff’s wife from the other room.

A shout out to Scarecrow video, a significant film library and video store.

Jeff is getting ready to read The wonder wizard of futher-mucking Oz by Matt Youngmark. Daniel is getting ready to read The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley.