Sunday, April 23, 2017

C2E2 Prepcast

It's time for the 2017 Chicago convention! Steven tells Jon how a retailer prepares for a show, from budgeting the man-hours to stocking the shelves. Also, what's it's like to be on the other side of the table at a big con.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

MST3K The Returncast

After 18 years and one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in history, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back! Jon and Bill Monroe talk what made the show important to geek comedy in the 90's and how the Netflix series captures a tone that even Rifftrax couldn't. Plus, Doctor Who comes back after 18 months and more Star Wars trailers!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Comics Are Boringcast

Why don't we talk about comics more? Jon and Steven talk about the state of geek where movies and television steal all the spotlight from the source material. After decades of superhero stories, is any change permanent or a surprise? Plus, why we'll never quit monthlies.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

State of the X-Mencast

Joss Whedon on Batgirl! Justice League trailer! Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer! Jon loves Legion and hates Iron Fist! Steven loves Kong: Skull Island! And just how can you read a man X book anymore?

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Remembering Berni Wrightson

A comics legend has passed. Jon and and Steven talk about the impact Berni made to both horror and superheroes, his influence on modern artists and how he stayed relevant through the decades. Plus, Jon tells a story about how his own comics work in the '90's led to an unlikely friendship with the master.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sean Ryan

The writer of "Prowler" is here! Sean Ryan discusses his tie-in series with Amazing Spider-Man's "Clone Conspiracy", his run on "Nova" and his run on "Suicide Squad" that led to the movie. Plus, how to pitch a comic, why British writers are still the greatest and the passing of the legendary Berni Wrightson.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Indiana Jonescast

It's official! Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford have signed on for a new Indiana Jones movie. Will this be the grand send-off for the beloved character? Or will it fall victim to the same problems of the last three sequels? Plus, Samurai Jack returns and Aliens never really goes away.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Logan

Hugh Jackman says goodbye to Wolverine in a film tonally different from the rest of the X-Men franchise. But is it better? Jon and Steven welcome Elliott Serrano to talk Jackman's tenure, where the other two Wolverine film went wrong and just how hard it is to write a superhero movie's third act.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Oscar 2017cast

There are nine nominees for Best Picture and Davis Miller has seen eight of them! He gives his thoughts on each choice with personal pros and cons. Is "La La Land" unstoppable? How can the Oscars stand the rise of streaming and the dominance of superheroes? Plus, Batman movies.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Toy Fair 2017cast

Toy Fair is happening in New York this week! Jon and Steven go through the announcements form Hasbro's Marvel Legends and Star Wars Black to DCC and Mattel sharing custody of DC to NECA doing whatever the hell they want.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Lego Batman Movie

The latest Batman movie that isn't really a Batman movie is here! Jon and Steven welcome 9 year old Ben to get a real kid's perspective on the franchise. Is it a Lego movie or a Batman movie? A parody or an homage? Should Will Arnett get his own live action Batman movie? And does this Lego's success darken the chances of Affleck's attempt?

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Quittercast

Peter Capaldi leaves Doctor Who! Ben Affleck quits directing Batman! Bryan Fuller is gone form Star Trek Discovery which begins shooting this week. Good thing Jon and Bill Monroe are lifelong friends or you couldn't trust nobody.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Battle of the Network Superheroescast

With "Legion" and "Powerless" premiering this week, there are a LOT of comic book series on networks right now. Jon and Steven discuss whether Marvel's focus on "Agents of SHIELD" places it behind DC's interconnected "Flash", "Arrow", "Legends of Tomorrow" and"Supergirl" or whether the commitment of four hours a week keeps many DC's fan away. Plus the standalone "Gotham", AMC's "Preacher" and whether "The Walking Dead" ever needed a spin-off. Plus, Jon's stunned by "The Good Place"!

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.