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2019 Science Fiction Film Wrap Up - 273

2019 Science Fiction Film Wrap Up - 273

December 29, 2019

A run down of all the sci-fi films released in 2019. What did we see? What did we enjoy or hate? Which ones didn't even make our radar?

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Shawn saw the film, but Josh and Kitty have not. We have our non-spoiler take on the film.

Avatar will be re-released in theatres. James Cameron is hoping to take back the top spot at the box office. We also have some sequel news.

Spider-Ham issue number 1 is now in comic book stores. Kitty has some information about this book.

Lost In Space season 2 is out. Shawn binged it all in 2 days. Hear what he thinks.

Picard tv spot trailer. It's 30 seconds. We can't wait.

2019 science fiction films. There were quite a few.

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station Who

Wonder Woman and the Steve/Chris Dynamic - 272

Wonder Woman and the Steve/Chris Dynamic - 272

December 15, 2019

Ghostbusters, Wonder Woman, Water on Mars, Batman, Spider-Man and more!

There's a Keanu Reeves movie showdown in the works. John Wick 4 and the Matrix 4 both starring Keanu are set to be released on the same day in 2021.

NASA finds water ice on Mars that you can dig up with a shovel. But will Elon Musk's SpaceX beat NASA to the prize?

Stargirl is coming to the CW this Spring. We have the trailer!

Ghostbusters Afterlife reveals the first trailer. It has Paul Rudd so it can't be bad!

Wonder Woman 1984 finally has a trailer. How is Chris Pine back as Steve Trevor? We wonder why only a Chris can play a Steve and somehow survivie for 70ish years.

Batman the White Knight comic presents the Von Freeze one shot. Ghost Spider and the entire universe of Spider-Man comics are discussed.

Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels have been translated to the movie screen starring Tom Cruise. Cruise is definitely not Jack Reacher.

We're also talking about the health concerns of vaping as opposed to smoking. And we have some wonderful feedback. What's the difference between a theory and a hypothesis? We have the answer!

Carol Spinney 1933 - 2019

Rene Auberjonois 1940 - 2019

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One

The Hype Is Real - 271

The Hype Is Real - 271

December 8, 2019

Star Wars, Apes, Star Trek, Mr. Rogers, Black Widow, James Bond and more!

The hype is real when it comes to The Mandalorian. Both Josh and Shawn have seen all the episodes that have been released. Shawn was late to the party but now he has jumped on board the baby Yoda bandwagon. An engaging discussion follows in which the hosts debate the merits of the show, and the controversy surrounding baby Yoda and Rey.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood movie review. While the film is pretty decent, it is not what you would expect based on the trailers. Tom Hanks does a good job portraying Fred Rogers, but he never transcends the role.

The Boys releases the first teaser trailer for season 2. It looks like a great deal of fun. There will be drinking and blood, and fighting and chases.

No Time To Die is the latest film in the Bond series. This could be Daniel Craig's last outing as Bond. The trailer is not very coherent.

Black Widow is coming to theatres in the Spring. Looks to be a passable film for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will it be good? Have to wait and see.

The Watchmen is on HBO. Josh has seen it. He is not sure what he is supposed to take from these first few episodes.

Planet of the Apes may be coming back to theatres. Now that Disney has acquired 20th Century Fox, they want to start using the properties. Will it be a continuation or a reboot? No one is saying.

Viacom and CBS finalize their merger. All the Star Trek properties are under one roof again. It's exciting.


Robert Walker Jr. 1940 - 2019

Dorothy D.C. Fontana 1939 - 2019

This week's podcast promo: Double Edged, Double Bill

Baby Yoda in the Space Western - 270

Baby Yoda in the Space Western - 270

December 1, 2019

Star Wars, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, Star Trek, TMNT!

Baby Yoda is here. The memes are everywhere. Werner Herzog is in love with the Yoda puppet. The Mandalorian is a space western. The merchandise is about to invade and everyone wants a baby Yoda plushie!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The film will be here in a few weeks. The latest teaser clip shows us flying stormtroopers. Yes, they can fly now!

Star Trek's latest comic book is Picard Countdown. The first issue is out now and we know where Geordi Laforge has been. Section 31 has assembled its writer's room. We talk terrible plot points in Trek movies, Josh complains about Section 31 and the ideals of the Federation. We contrast Star Trek with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The humpback whales are making a great recovery. Thank you Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home!

A Play On Nerds podcast is changing its format. A great shout out to Steve and Jarman!

This week's podcast promo: Cigar Nerds Podcast

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