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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

‘Frozen 2,’ blue Will Smith, and the return of James Cameron

2/15/2019
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Pull up a seat for a Mothership news stew, featuring our thoughts on the new trailer for Frozen 2, Will Smith as the genie in Aladdin, Lego Movie 2, and James Cameron’s latest project.

Duration:00:34:34

We honor Valentine's Day with our favorite rom-coms

2/8/2019
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Time for a little romance. The Mothership crew celebrates Valentine’s Day by sharing our favorite romantic comedies.

Duration:00:25:54

Super Bowl special: Our favorite football flicks

2/1/2019
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Break out the buffalo wings and nachos. In honor of Super Bowl LIII, the Mothership crew is here to break down our favorite football films.

Duration:00:34:14

What the heck is going to happen to TV in 2019?

1/25/2019
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From new shows to the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ to Disney getting into the streaming game, the crew of “The Mothership” discuss the monumental and potentially industry-altering changes that are coming to TV in 2019. Get your popcorn ready.

Duration:00:36:28

The ‘Unbreakable’ M. Night Shyamalan

1/18/2019
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This week the crew of “The Mothership” is seeing dead people and “Signs” while discussing the unconventional and controversial career of director M. Night Shyamalan, in honor of his new film, “Glass.”

Duration:00:32:04

Our 2019 Movie Preview

1/11/2019
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It’s a big year for movies, between a new Star Wars and the ‘Endgame’ for The Avengers. This week, we discuss the films we’re most excited to watch in 2019.

Duration:00:40:31

We play a round of 'Bandersnatch'

1/4/2019
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On our first episode of 2019, the crew breaks down the latest chapter in the Netflix series Black Mirror: an interactive film called Bandersnatch. Was it worth our time, and what’s the future for interactive movies or TV shows like this?

Duration:00:26:41

It’s our final podcast of 2018!

12/21/2018
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The crew closes out 2018 by talking about our favorite TV shows, movies, video games (and mascots?) of the year.

Duration:00:22:02

We go under the sea with 'Aquaman'

12/14/2018
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It’s a big year for Arthur Curry. The movie Aquaman starring Jason Momoa dives into theaters next week. Plus, a new story arc arrives next week featuring the DC superhero from Captain Marvel writer Kelly Sue Deconnick, who joins the crew to talk about why Aquaman is more than a guy who talks to fish.

Duration:00:30:42

Let's go to DC's 'Elseworlds'!

12/7/2018
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Special guest Alex Zalben of Decider.com comes aboard to talk about the CW's newest TV superhero crossover starring Flash, Green Arrow and Supergirl, plus we dig into what's up with the cancellation of the popular "Daredevil" show on Netflix.

Duration:00:29:20

’Tis The Season For New Video Games

11/30/2018
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The holiday season is here, which is the best time to be a fan of video games. Tech reporter Mike Snider joins the crew to talk about ‘Red Dead Redemption 2,’ ‘Fallout 76’ and more of the big titles out this fall.

Duration:00:31:04

Actor Sean Bean talks ‘Hitman 2,’ why his characters die so often

11/23/2018
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One does not simply interview Ned Stark. This week, the Mothership crew is joined by Sean Bean, the actor best know for his roles in Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings. He’s here to chat about his latest project, the video game Hitman 2. Plus, we tried the game for ourselves and have thoughts.

Duration:00:21:33

Remembering the one and only Stan Lee

11/16/2018
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Marvel comics legend Stan Lee died this week at the age of 95. In tribute to a man who has shaped the world of comics, film and television so deeply, the crew of The Mothership spends this week’s episode honoring Lee, and remembering all he’s done for us.

Duration:00:23:45

From the archives: When is it time to break up with your favorite pop culture?

11/9/2018
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From the archives: When is it time to break up with your favorite pop culture? by USA TODAY

Duration:00:31:34

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and the best/worst music biopics

11/2/2018
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Is this the real life? The story of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is coming to the big screen this weekend in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek. In honor of the so-so film, we run down the best and worst music biopics ever, and whether or not we want the genre to continue at all.

Duration:00:29:19

Why 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' is a devilishly good reboot

10/26/2018
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The teenage witch is back, but you may not recognize her. Netflix's new take on Sabrina Spellman is a dark, horror-laced drama that doesn't resemble the 90s sitcom at all. In this week's episode The Mothership crew discusses why 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' is so good, and why going Satanic works for it.

Duration:00:22:58

‘Halloween’ is back from the dead

10/19/2018
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Lock your doors: Michael Myers is back! The crew is joined by Birth Movies Death news editor Scott Wampler to discuss the return of Halloween, a direct sequel to the 1978 classic. Is Michael Myers still scary after all these years? Was he ever scary? Tell us what you think - tweet us @MothershipPod.

Duration:00:26:09

'First Man' how Hollywood travels to space

10/12/2018
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The crew of the Mothership is taking one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind in this week's episode. Hosts Kelly Lawler and Brian Truitt talk new Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man," and how successful "light sci-fi" space movies like "Gravity" and "Interstellar" are in Hollywood and with audiences.

Duration:00:24:46

Doctor Who is back, and she's finally a woman

10/5/2018
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The next season of Doctor Who is an important one for fans of the long-running sci-fi TV series. For the first time ever, Doctor Who will be played by a woman, actress Jodie Whitaker. Brett and Kelly are joined by Jill Pantozzi, deputy editor of io9 at Gizmodo to talk about why having a female Doctor is such a big deal, and share favorite moments from the Whoniverse.

Duration:00:25:54

The big J.J. Abrams episode

9/28/2018
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In honor of the 20th anniversary of his breakout TV show, "Felicity," the crew of the Mothership talks the life and times of J.J. Abrams. What does the writer and director do right? What does he do wrong? And what do we want to see next?

Duration:00:25:15