Sunday, January 22, 2017

Villains Wincast

On the heels of a dour inauguration and an uplifting Women's March, Jon and Steven discuss the warnings comic writers have tried to give us over the years. Lex Luthor as president. Norman Osborn as Iron Patriot. Spider-Man villains replaced by identical Spider-Man villains. It gets political immediately and stays that way. No apologies.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Theme Parkcast

Steven's back from Orlando! He discusses the updates to Disney World and Universal Studios, including a new reliance on 3D, a renewed dedication to Star Wars and Harry Potter and which theme park will ultimately hold Marvel characters. Plus, Fantastic Beasts, Suicide Squad and both hosts have colds.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

1966cast

Live from Chicago TARDIS! Jon talks with Jan Fennick about the turning point of the 20th century. From the immortal debuts of Batman and Star Trek to the legacy of James Bond to the peak of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's to the total takeover of popular music, this was the moment the baby boomers conquered pop culture.

Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Wrapupcast

It's over. Jon and Steven dig deep to find anything good about 2016, from "Captain America: Civil War" to Dan Slott's "Amazing Spider-Man". Then they look forward to 2017 and whether it will shake off the stink of 2016 or just follow its path. Also, many, many celebrity deaths.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Is It Too Muchcast

Live from Chicago TARDIS! Jon moderates a panel with Nathan Laws and Nathan Skreslet to discuss the ever expanding universe of Doctor Who! How critical are the novels, audio dramas and comics to understanding the Who universe? Where do you start? What about contradictions of canon between media? And how many action figures can you have in your office?

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Star Wars Rogue One

The Star Wars story is here! Jon, Steven and Elliott Serrano discuss SPOILERS on the fine line between stand alone story and prequel, whether the new characters hold up to old favorites and how this latest chapter compares not only to the 1977 original but the new established feel of "The Force Awakens". Plus, member berries!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Spider-Man: Homecoming trailercast

It's a big trailer week! Jon, Steven and Joe discuss the new "Spider-Man: Homecoming" trailer and how the MCU related film will distinguish itself from both the earlier Spidey films and the rest of Marvel Studios. then they cover the trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" with its reintroduction to familiar characters without a hint of plot. Also, the franchise which hides under the radar resurfaces with the "War for the Planet of the Apes" trailer. All this and "Thor: Ragnarok"!