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.

 

Wishing you a geeky Christmas

Christmas tardis

It’s Christmas time again. Every year we get all worked up as the need to buy gifts and arrange schedules overtakes us.

We make time for family, the ones we were born to and then ones we have forged for ourselves. We watch the traditional specials. We make travel plans.  We hear all the different sources try to tell us what the meaning of the season is.

On that last one, I think we have gotten a pretty good summation from a unique and very geeky source: Doctor Who. It’s become one of my favorite quotes about the season, and it came from the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special, A Christmas Carol.

“On every world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact midpoint, everybody stops, and turns, and hugs, as if to say ‘Well done. Well done, everyone! We’re halfway out of the dark.’”

And this, to me, is the heart of the season. There is a reason that all the Winter Solstice celebrations deal with light. It is the darkest time of the year, and then just when it feels that nothing will ever grow or be bright again, on December 21st everything turns around. The days slowly get longer and, even though it is still cold and dark, there is the return of hope as things inch back towards spring.

We huddle together in our tribes, be they of blood, friendship, work, or shared experience. We stave off the cold and look forward to the world coming alive again.

So as I publish this on the day of the lights return, I, Jeffrey Robert Harris (aka Caliban), on behalf of myself and all of my friends and loved ones who help produce this little corner of geek culture, wish you and yours well during this time and look forward to the brighter future.

Well done everyone, we’re halfway out of the dark.