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We’re fans of fans. The Fandom Files is an exploration of different fandoms, featuring conversations with hardcore geeks and members of fan communities, to discuss their nerd origin stories and the inner workings of their chosen worlds.

We’re fans of fans. The Fandom Files is an exploration of different fandoms, featuring conversations with hardcore geeks and members of fan communities, to discuss their nerd origin stories and the inner workings of their chosen worlds.
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We’re fans of fans. The Fandom Files is an exploration of different fandoms, featuring conversations with hardcore geeks and members of fan communities, to discuss their nerd origin stories and the inner workings of their chosen worlds.

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English


Episodes

Veep & Seinfeld's David Mandel has an all-time comics and props collection

6/18/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by David Mandel, the showrunner on Veep and alum of SNL, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and more! David is also one of the most prolific geek collectors out there, with a huge collection of comic art and movie props. He tells us about how he got started, his prized possessions, hiring a private eye to find move posters and other great anecdotes. Plus, we talk Veep and Trump! All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter:...

Duration:01:15:19

Rifftrax and MST3K's Kevin Murphy riffs on his favorite bad movies

6/11/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Kevin Murphy, one of the stars of the original Mystery Science Theater 3000 and now one of the brilliant minds behind its spiritual successor, RiffTrax. Kevin tells us all about his favorite awful movies, his least-favorite awful movies, and RiffTrax's upcoming live special on Space Mutiny. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:00:45:26

Jeff Goldblum's distinctive scent, Jodie Foster's accent and other Hotel Artemis facts

6/6/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Drew Pearce, the writer and director of the new sci-fi crime thriller/comedy Hotel Artemis! The filmmaker swung by our 30 Rock studio to talk with us about making his directorial debut, working with Jeff Goldblum (spoiler: he smells great and gives even better hugs), Jodie Foster and Dave Bautista. Plus, he regales us with tales of working with Shane Black on Iron Man III and does a pretty solid impression of the elder filmmaker. Hotel Artemis hits theaters on...

Duration:00:44:37

Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan on killing the Merc, Analog and Chewbacca

6/4/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Gerry Duggan, the prolific comic book and TV writer! Duggan talks to us about his epic run on Deadpool, which he just finished in grand, very Deadpool fashion after six years on the book. Duggan also talks about writing for Chewbacca and Groot, as well as discussing his new indie comic book Analog, which was optioned for a movie the very day we spoke to him. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:01:01:06

How official Star Wars stories get written, with Lucasfilm fan/author Jason Fry

5/25/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Jason Fry, a New York Times best-selling author who is living the ultimate dream: getting paid to write about Star Wars and baseball. Fry, a lifelong fan of both sci-fi and the New York Mets, outlines his unique path to working for Lucasfilm and goes into detail about telling some of the most popular stories in the galaxy. We discuss his Last Jedi novelization, Solo, Star Wars geography, and why we Mets fans are such masochists. All this and more in this...

Duration:00:50:20

Inside the Marvel Museum: Explore the rarest comic books and sweetest MCU props

5/21/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Brooks Peck and Ann Nocenti, who talk to us about the Museum of Pop Culture's new exhibit, Marvel: Universe of Superheroes! This is the biggest single exhibit of archival material from Marvel comics and props from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and enshrines the company as an important cultural institution (as if we didn't know that already). Ann tells us all about working at Marvel in the '80s, editing X-Men, and killing characters. All this and more in this...

Duration:01:03:35

Inside the biggest comic book collection in the world (as certified by Guinness Book of World Records!)

5/14/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Bob Bretell, who owns the biggest private comic book collection in the world, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records! Bob tells us about how he got started collecting comic books, how his collection got so damn big, his favorite superheroes and other characters, and how he got certified for that world record (it sounds exhausting!). He also talks about his favorite new books and why he loves Riri Williams. All this and more in this episode of The...

Duration:01:09:12

Titmouse founder Chris Prynoski lives the Dungeons & Dragons player's dream

5/7/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Titmouse Animation Studio co-founder Chris Prynoski, who talks to us about his long abiding love for Dungeons & Dragons. OK, there was that brief period in high school when he painted denim jackets instead of rolling die, but let's ignore that. He also tells us about Titmouse's fine body of work, including collaborations with T-Pain (huge animation fan) and Dreamworks' Turbo, which no one really cared about. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom...

Duration:00:43:45

Avengers: Infinity War, Game of Thrones and the TV/movie deaths that make us cry IRL

5/3/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by a number of friends and internet buddies to talk about death! OK, so it's not actually that morbid — after a discussion about the highs and lows of Avengers: Infinity War, we bring on guest callers to talk about the TV and movie deaths that moved them to tears. We talk about the death of [spoiler] and [spoiler] in Infinity War, as well as stunning losses in Game of Thrones, Cowboy Bebop and other favorites. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom...

Duration:01:04:18

A Doctor Who star goes serial killer and why MoviePass could save cinema

4/30/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by filmmaker Dean Devlin, the writer/producer of films like "Independence Day" and shows like "The Librarians." He tells us about how incredible (and terrifying) it was to work with David Tennant on his new movie, "Bad Samaritan," plus looks back on the infamous 1998 American Godzilla movie, which he wrote and produced. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:00:25:32

Inside the anime club in the New England Patriots' locker room

4/23/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Lawrence Guy, who pulls double duty for the New England Patriots as a defensive tackle and ring-leader of the locker room anime club! Guy tells us about his beloved Pokemon cards, which of his teammates love anime, whether Tom Brady and Bill Belichick qualify as otaku, and how much he still digs "A Goofy Movie." All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:00:44:35

Wil Wheaton on the state of geek fandom in 2018 and his new books

4/19/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Wil Wheaton, the iconic actor/director/author/blogger/voiceover artist! Wheaton talks to us about how fandom has changed over the course of his 30 year career, from the start of Star Trek: The Next Generation to today. He also talks about John Scalzi's new book "Head On," for which he reads the audiobook, and how its genderless protagonist points to changes in sci-fi representation. Plus, exclusive info about his own next novel! All this and more in this...

Duration:00:28:28

Superman's legacy & what superheroes mean to culture, with Glen Weldon

4/16/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Glen Weldon, the author, NPR contributor and all-around geek expert. Weldon talks to us about the history of Superman — it's the Man of Steel's 80th birthday! — and what Zach Snyder got wrong. Plus, we talk about Batman, Star Wars, and the highs and lows of geek culture as pop culture. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY! (Photo from Batman/Superman #14, 2014)

Duration:01:07:07

Creator of Rampage reveals game Easter eggs & gushes about The Rock

4/9/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Brian Colin, the video game legend who created the Rampage franchise. With the movie adaptation rumbling toward the big screen, Colin looks back on his most popular creation. He tells us all about how the game was made, the monsters he loves and hates, his secret cameo in the game, and getting to work on the set of the movie. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:01:06:37

Jesus Pwns: Can Gamechurch bring god to the gamer?

4/1/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by Mikee Bridges, the founder of Gamechurch. After years in the Christian rock scene, Bridges founded Gamechurch, which seeks to evangelize through video games. Members travel from convention to convention, handing out copies of their bible — "Jesus FTW" — and trying to convince gamers to let Christ into their multiplayer sessions. Bridges talks to us about the group's mission, where they get their money, why he's bothered by most Christians, and how to reconcile...

Duration:00:55:38

Want to break into writing comic books? Marc Bernardin has some advice for you

3/26/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by renowned journalist, comic book creator, TV writer and podcast co-host Marc Bernardin! The prolific writer outlines walks us through how he went from being a young geek in the Bronx to writing for leading sci-fi magazines, the major comic book publishers, and TV shows! Plus, he discusses working with Kevin Smith on Fatman on Batman and gives an update on the legend's swift recovery. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter:...

Duration:00:56:47

NFL star Mike Daniels on his love of anime and football's huge anime fandom

3/19/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by the Green Bay Packers' Pro Bowl defensive lineman, Mike Daniels, who is a major anime fan! In our conversation, he talks about how Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z turned him into an otaku at a young age, his experience cosplaying at Comic-Con, nerding out at the Anime Awards, and the NFL's growing number of anime geeks. (The New England Patriots even have an anime club, run by defensive end Lawrence Guy.) All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow...

Duration:00:38:15

Fan Theory Extravaganza! Star Wars, Doctor Who, Avengers and more!

3/12/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by hardcore fans (and a comedian) who list out their most outlandish, fantastical, well-researched and occasionally convincing fan theories! We hear from fans of Star Wars, Avengers, Doctor Who, Power Rangers, and Rick and Morty.... and then Emily tears apart the Sailor Moon fan theory she hates the most. That and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:01:09:43

My Little Pony: Fandom is Magic — Inside the Pony fandom

3/5/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined LIVE on stage by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comics artist Andy Price! The conversation, recorded at Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con as our very first live show, dives deep into the famously intense fandom. We discuss the passions and predilections of the My Little Pony fan base: why kids and grown adults love the show and comics, what kind of original characters they create, and what Price thinks of the term "brony." Plus, Price talks about his long...

Duration:00:52:12

OG Otaku: Loving Godzilla, tokusatsu and anime before they were cool

2/26/2018
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The Fandom Files is joined by best-selling author August Ragone to talk about all things Godzilla, kaiju and early fandom. Ragone is the author of the book "Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters," about the legendary father of the Japanese special effects industry, as well as a renowned expert on Japanese pop culture, horror flicks, and more. Long before CrunchyRoll and Netflix, Ragone was catching old monster movies on late night TV in the 70s and trading anime VHS tapes in the early '80s....

Duration:01:04:30