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 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 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 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 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.

Fanboy News Network Episode 32

“When Movie Trailers attack”

Jeff and Daniel dissect the new Batman v Superman trailer.
Discussion about their hopes for Star Wars VII
Jeff talks about Jessica Jones and Daniel explains why it is not for him.
Discussion of the current crop of comic related shows and where they are at this point of the season. This includes Agents of SHEILD, Gotham, Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl.
Why female led genre shows are not a zero some game.
Jeff’s mad scheme to promote more female superhero toys.
Daniel talks about the Podcast Wolf 359
The regular book update.
the MST3K revival