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.

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 51

“Life’s too short to hate watch anything”

Jeff talks about his upcoming trip to Disneyland to attend Bat’s Day.

Daniel talks about seeing Arrival and the Magnificent Seven Remake, while Jeff talks about Get Out and Logan.

Jeff talks about the movies shown recently as part of Don’t Read the Latin host Jennifer Lovely’s weekly horror movie night.

The boys talk about their excitement about the upcoming American Gods TV series.

Jeff saw Iron Fist. He talks about it.

In light of the coming of the New MST3K to Netflix, Jeff talks about original MST3K episodes on Netflix and along with it Lucha Underground.

Jeff reports his feelings about where the DC comics shows are right now.

In comics, DC is finally explaining how they ended up with two Supermen.

Also the current state of Wolverine in the comics.

Jeff and Daniel talk about what they are reading.

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 50

“Two Milestones for the price of One.”

It’s our 50th Episode, and Jeff and Daniel take this time to look back at the events of 2016.

Discussion of those lost during 2016.

The boys talk about what they felt was the best in film in 2016.

A look at how Fox may have actually learned the right lessons from the success of Deadpool.

The best of genre tv in 2016.

The reversal of fortunes between DC and Marvel comics in 2016.

How the Flintstones became the most talked about comic of the year.

Looking at Podcasts and how Wolf 359 is moving the bar, and what over podcasts are doing well.

Jeff and Daniel talk about why they love podcasting.

Fanboy News Network Episode 49

“You’re Welcome”

An explanation of why a light snow can shut down the city.

R.I.P. John Glenn.

The boys thoughts on Moana.

Jeff covers the trippy experiences that was Dr. Strange and Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome.

A discussion of the CW superhero shows big crossover.

Once again we ask if this is Agents of SHIELD’s last year and the conflict between Marvel Movies and TV.

Jeff talks about finally playing Witcher 3 and his giving up on No Man’s Sky.

Daniel talks about his excitement for the Lego Batman Movie and how far the entire Lego brand has gone.

Jeff talks about the Billy West Podcast and the upcoming season finally of Wolf 359.

Daniel talks about all the people we have lost in the last year and what that means for all of us.

Fanboy News Network Episode 48

“Send in the Clowns”

A quick discussion of scary clowns because why not.

Jeff talks about going to see Puddles Pity Party on Halloween.

Daniel tells about performing in the rock opera “Rite of Jupiter”

Another look at large convention growth patterns.

Daniel talks about his mother’s plan to attend Emerald City Comicon with him next year.

Why Daniel will not go see Doctor Strange but is looking forward to Moana.

Just talks about going to go see Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome edition.

Jeff talks about seeing Lights Out.

Daniel talks about his love of the movie Hero starring Jet Li.

The release of the new Wonder Woman trailer.

Traditional vs Non-traditional media.

The strength of representation in geek media.

A quick state of comic book tv shows.

Why Jeff is glad he never got into Walking Dead.

on to Books where Jeff read Imprudence and Daniel talks about the Everything Box.