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TV, movies, video games and comic books - The Mothership tackles all the news in nerdy entertainment with USA TODAY's entertainment journalists Kelly Lawler, Carly Mallenbaum, Brian Truitt and Tech reporter Brett Molina every Friday.

TV, movies, video games and comic books - The Mothership tackles all the news in nerdy entertainment with USA TODAY's entertainment journalists Kelly Lawler, Carly Mallenbaum, Brian Truitt and Tech reporter Brett Molina every Friday.
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TV, movies, video games and comic books - The Mothership tackles all the news in nerdy entertainment with USA TODAY's entertainment journalists Kelly Lawler, Carly Mallenbaum, Brian Truitt and Tech reporter Brett Molina every Friday.

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Episodes

Is 'Captain Marvel' ready for liftoff?

9/21/2018
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The "Captain Marvel" trailer starring Brie Larson as the super-powerful Carol Danvers dropped this week and the Mothership crew has a lot of thoughts on that as well as on the news Loki and Scarlet Witch might be getting their own Marvel shows.

Duration:00:27:00

Why we love Nicolas Cage

9/14/2018
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Previous generations had Orson Welles. We have the almighty Nicolas Cage. His new movie, Mandy, is in theaters Friday, and The Mothership crew is here to dish on all things Cage. Why is he so beloved? Is Mandy possibly his best work? And what are the most essential Nicolas Cage films?

Duration:00:28:02

It's fall TV time!

9/7/2018
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September is here, which means our television calendars are about to quickly fill up. Brett, Kelly and Brian navigate everything coming to networks, cable and streaming TV to break down the must-see shows of fall.

Duration:00:44:34

Fans vs. Critics

8/31/2018
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The Mothership crew is tackling a very public divide in the pop culture world: Fans vs. critics. We hear about diverging scores on Rotten Tomatoes, rave reviews for movies that flunk at the box office and filmmakers who claim badly-reviewed films were made "for the fans." So what gives? USA TODAY's Kelly Lawler, Brett Molina and Brian Truitt on why critics and fans are divided.

Duration:00:21:28

The fall movie preview

8/24/2018
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We break down the biggest films hitting theaters in September and October. What nerdy films are we eager to watch? What other non-nerdy picks caught our eye? Plus, we talk about the one film that has The Mothership crew worried.

Duration:00:21:07

There's a lot to love about pro wrestling (you should love it, too!)

8/17/2018
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With Ronda Rousey's new action movie 'Mile 22' in theaters and 'SummerSlam' Sunday, the geek culture podcast discusses why pro wrestling is great.

Duration:18:13:02

Sinking our teeth into 'The Meg' and other shark movies

8/10/2018
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In this week's episode of The Mothership, the geek culture podcast of the USA TODAY NETWORK, the crew offers biting commentary on "The Meg," starring Jason Statham and a prehistoric megalodon, plus discuss where it fits into the pantheon of shark movies alongside "Jaws" and "Deep Blue Sea."

Duration:00:21:48

Disney now owns our childhood after merger with Fox

8/3/2018
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The crew breaks down the $71 billion deal and what it could mean for the pop-culture landscape. When will the X-Men meet the Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What happens to the X-films that haven't come out yet? How does Deadpool fit in? And when are we getting a "Die Hard" ride at Disney World?!

Duration:00:24:32

The very best (and worst) TV series finales

6/1/2018
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In honor of 'The Americans' closing out its run on FX, The Mothership crew is talking TV series finales — fondly remembering the best, ripping apart the worst and debating what makes a perfect closer for your favorite show.

Duration:00:42:20

Time to go ‘Solo’ (No spoilers!)

5/25/2018
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The Mothership welcomes special guest Mike Ryan, senior entertainment writer from Uproxx, to break down 'Solo: A Star Wars Story.' Is it a worthy spinoff? Does Lando really steal the show? Can Brett successfully pronounce “Alden Ehrenreich?” Plus, we update our personal Star Wars movie rankings! (Photo: Jonathan Olley, AP)

Duration:01:01:26

'Deadpool 2' and the state of modern superhero films

5/18/2018
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In a post-'Avengers: Infinity War' world, are we experiencing superhero fatigue? Absolutely not. USA TODAY's Kelly Lawler, Brett Molina and Brian Truitt take stock of the superhero genre, including this weekend's great 'Deadpool 2' and what's working and what's not. (Photo: 20TH CENTURY FOX)

Duration:00:38:29

The super spectacular summer 2018 pop culture preview

5/11/2018
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It's getting hot out there but thankfully there's plenty of pop culture goodness to should look forward to this summer, from 'Ant Man and the Wasp' to 'Luke Cage' Season 2.

Duration:00:28:24

The 'Avengers: Infinity War' spoilercast

5/4/2018
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Beware, spoilers await! The Mothership crew is back to talk 'Avengers: Infinity War' and we are leaving no Infinity Stone unturned. We talk about all the big moments from the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what it means for the future. (Photo: Marvel Studios)

Duration:00:37:02

Is 'Avengers: Infinity War' truly marvelous? (No spoilers!)

4/27/2018
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Kelly and Brian tackle the humongous Marvel crossover epic 'Avengers: Infinity War" in a spoiler-free discussion, breaking down positives and negatives, favorite heroes and ranking the new film among the 18 previous projects. (Photo: MARVEL STUDIOS)

Duration:00:21:42

Celebrating 80 years of Superman with Brian Michael Bendis

4/20/2018
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The Man of Steel has been kicking around comics, movies and TV for 80 years this week. So this week we're talking all things Clark Kent, from his origins to his future. We're joined by renowned comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis, who recently made the jump from Marvel Comics to DC Comics, and made his debut with Action Comics No. 1000, a loving tribute to 80 years of Superman. (Photo: Metropolis Collectibles via AP)

Duration:00:31:13

Revisiting the Marvel movies before 'Infinity War'

4/13/2018
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It's been a decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies — 18 of 'em — leading to 'Avengers: Infinity War.' The crew breaks down the good, the bad and the Loki of it all, plus predicts what they want to happen in the superheroes' near future. (Photo: Disney/Marvel Studios 2018)

Duration:00:48:17

Which professional wrestlers are box office champs?

4/6/2018
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In honor of John Cena's new movie 'Blockers' hitting theaters Friday and WrestleMania on Sunday, it's time to debate which wrestling stars have made the best and worst transitions from the ring to the big (and small) screen. (Photo: Quantrell D. Colbert)

Duration:00:20:47

Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' and why toxic fandoms suck

3/30/2018
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The release of "Ready Player One" has stoked discussions about fandom and when it crosses into toxic territory through trolling or harassment. The crew breaks down the Spielberg flick, what toxic fandom looks like, and what can be done to prevent it. (Photo: Jaap Buitendijk)

Duration:00:28:25

'Tomb Raider' and the do's and don'ts of reboots

3/16/2018
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'Tomb Raider' is just the latest in a long string of reboots, revivals and remakes, Hollywood's favorite way to lure you into theaters or in front of your TV screens these days. Since we're stuck with them, the crew of The Mothership offers a few tips and tricks for a successful reboot. (Photo: Ilze Kitshoff)

Duration:00:28:53

Our favorite pop culture escapes (feat. Brad Meltzer)

3/9/2018
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Which pop culture destinations do we travel to most often when we just need to get away? The Mothership crew chats with Brad Meltzer, author of the new novel 'The Escape Artist,' about his book and our favorite — and greatest — escapes. (Photo: Nintendo)

Duration:00:33:31