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Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the SLC Fanboys are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things 'geek', but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of TV shows. Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas and Tysen Webb live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the SLC Fanboys are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things 'geek', but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of TV shows. Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas and Tysen Webb live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
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Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the SLC Fanboys are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things 'geek', but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of TV shows. Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas and Tysen Webb live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.




Five Things That Make a Great and Memorable Villain

Darth Vader, Joker, Voldemort, Thanos, Moriarty. Their names alone immediately conjure up in you strong feelings... for good or bad. Roger Ebert once said that a film is only as good as its villain, so Andy Farnsworth, Natalie Mollinet and Herb Scribner break down what makes a villain great and memorable, and discuss some of the best villains from all the fandoms...and laugh at some of the forgettable ones (Condiment King, anyone?) Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music,...


How does The Addams Family compare to its predecessors? (Short form Spoiler Review)

Andy Farnsworth's review of the new animated feature " The Addams Family" asks the question, " how does it compare to the previous versions of the film?" In all, they have their strengths and weaknesses and that is what andy goes over. However, it may all come down to personal preference.


Going Inside the Mind of "JOKER"...Whether We Want To Or Not

Joker, perhaps the most iconic comic book villain of all time, has his own movie now... made by director Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix. The movie has drawn both praise and criticism for its grounded portrayal of a character who is an unapologetic, psychopathic murderer in the source material. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth welcomes back former podcast partner Tysen Webb, DC Comics superfan and KSL NewsRadio Movie Show producer KellieAnn Halvorsen, and first-time guest Herb...


The "Between Two Ferns" film was made, but should it have been? (Spoilers)

Join Ryan Meeks and Keenan Panti as they review "Between Two Ferns" the film. After they try to parody the format of the film; Ryan and Keenan discuss the good, the bad the weird and the funny parts of this film. The film seems to have a very specific style to it in all aspects leading one to wonder that maybe its shortcomings are there on purpose.


Why "Downton Abbey" Continues to Charm Fans Even After the Series' End

All it takes is the soft tinkling of piano keys starting the familiar theme to "Downton Abbey" and millions of fans are immediately transported to 1920's England once more. Now with a new hit movie in theaters, fans have another chance to revisit the Crawley family and their beloved servants. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by KSL NewsRadio reporters and huge "Downton Abbey" fans Mary Richards and Heather Kelly to discuss the new movie and how both fans and non-fans will react,...


"Ad Astra"...Where SPACE = Slow + Pace

Brad Pitt's newest movie, Ad Astra, is a throwback to the more deliberately-paced movies in space and is getting the actor some Oscar buzz for his performance. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by former movie critic and KSL Digital Content producer Matthew Jacobsen for a SPOILER-FILLED deep dive into the film, which tries to explore complex father-son issues, hero worship, and the effort to create the most realistic space scenes in movie history. They also argue whether it the...


Author/Screenwriter Edward Savio on his best-selling "The Battle For Forever" series of novels

"Who would you be...if you had lived forever?" That's the question asked by the hot new book series The Battle For Forever by Edward Savio that tells the story of a 1500-year-old trapped in a teenager’s body. Modern technology makes it difficult for him to remain anonymous and that’s a problem for him and others like him--which makes it a problem for the rest of us. The novels have already shown their captivating reach as the first two audiobooks in the series “Alexander X” and “Ancient...


John Rhys-Davies Interview - FanX 2019

Actor John Rhys-Davies of "Lord of the Rings" and "Indiana Jones" movie fame joins Andy Farnsworth for an interview during FanX 2019 in Salt Lake City. Rhys-Davies spent time with patients at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake, playing with them (occasionally in-character as Gimli!), cheering them up and giving them advice before chatting with Andy, then heading off to the main convention. Rhys-Davies talks about why it's important to engage with children, things he admires about the...


Getting You Ready For FanX Salt Lake with FanExec Jarrod Phillips (and a surprise guest)

With apologies to the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner, the *true* Nerd Prom takes place this weekend at FanX Salt Lake. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth talks with "FanXec" Jarrod Phillips (director of business development for FanX, as well as a film actor & producer) to get you ready for the big event, whether it's your first time or you've never missed one--including strategies & information for first-time attendees, new features & items of interest at this year's...


Recapping All the Big News From D23 Fan Expo -- Star Wars! Marvel! Disney Plus! Mild Spoilers!

Disney captured the spotlight for a whole weekend with several big announcements on upcoming projects in film, TV, streaming and theme parks. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by a couple of guys who were there: writer and One Minute Critic Kristian Odland and Disney shareholder, superfan and Fan Effect contributor Matthew Hansen. They discuss (with some spoilers for those who are avoiding them) the "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" footage and other announcments from...


Actor Sebastian Roché on "Supernatural," "Vampire Diaries" and Why He'd Like to be King Arthur

Actor Sebastian Roché joins host Andy Farnsworth for an interview ahead of Roché's appearance at FanX Salt Lake in September. Roché is known for playing the angel Balthazar on Supernatural, vampire king Mikael on The Vampire Diaries & The Originals, Jerry Jacks on General Hospital, as well as other roles on Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Odyssey 5, Beowulf and The Man in the High Castle. In this episode, Sebastian talks about why it's fun to play the villain, which of his roles frightens...


"Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark" Tries to Bring Your Childhood Fears to Life

They were the stories that freaked you out as a kid. Now they're coming to life on the big screen in SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK from writer/producer Guillermo Del Toro & director Andre Ovredal. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by award-winning critic & horror movie aficionado Matthew Jacobson to talk about the film and the book series on which it's based... what the film got right in its adaptation and where it was weak... what was the scariest part... and why we are...


Why "Hobbs & Shaw" Might Be the Best "Fast & Furious" Movie of All

The first spinoff from Universal Studios' "Fast & Furious" movie franchise might be the most enjoyable of the whole series. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham are back in "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw", a ridiculous and highly enjoyable summer flick. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by Nerdist and GeekTyrant writer Kristian Odland to discuss their thoughts on "Hobbs & Shaw", (WARNING: SPOILERS after 13:50 mark), how it will affect the larger "Fast & Furious"...


"The Lion King" Remake Doesn't Quite Make a Full Roar

One of Disney's iconic animated cartoon movies gets a photo-realistic remake in "The Lion King," this time with an all-new voice cast and state-of-the-art computer animation. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by KellieAnn Halvorsen of KSL's "Movie Show" and YouTuber, FanX host and Disney superfan Chris Provost to talk about whether or not "Lion King" should even have been re-made in the first place, the strengths and weaknesses of the new version, and where it ranks among Disney's...


Spider-Man: Far From Home - Our Transition to MCU Phase 4

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" gives fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe their first chance at catharsis after the events of "Avengers: Endgame". In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by GeekTyrant and Nerdist writer Kristian Odland, as well as returning guest and Marvel superfan Natalie Mollinet for reaction to and deep, SPOILER-FILLED discussion about Spidey's second solo film in the MCU--especially those game altering post-credits scenes!


Toy Story 4 & Why Disney/Pixar Should Keep It Going

Nearly 25 years after the original "Toy Story" movie changed the standard for animated films...we've got "Toy Story 4". In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by guests KellieAnn Halvorsen (KSL's "Movie Show") and Chris Provost (actor, FanX host, & Disney superfan) to discuss this latest--or is last?--entry in the Pixar franchise that started it all, including how it makes them feel about the ending of "Toy Story 3," thoughts about the new characters introduced, which ones got...


Talking Spoilers and Pop Culture With Author Richard V. Greene

There's no bigger sin in pop culture right now than spoiling details of a mega-popular movie or TV show before someone else can see it. Reports have come out about people being physically assaulted after giving away details of a major Hollywood blockbuster. Yet as recently as 30 years ago the concept of spoiling something wasn't a concern for most people. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth and guest host KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by Richard V. Greene, philosophy professor and author of...


"Dark Phoenix" and 19 Years of "X-Men" Movies (SPOILERS)

Two eras come to an end with "X-Men: Dark Phoenix"... 20th Century Fox as a film distributor and their rights to Marvel's mutants. Andy Farnsworth is joined in this episode by Nerdist and Geektyrant writer (as well as Instagram & YouTube's "One Minute Critic") Kristian Odland to talk--WITH SPOILERS--about this last effort to tell one of the X-Men's greatest storylines, this time brought to life by Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, James...


"Cobra Kai" Season 2 Continues to Kick the Competition (SPOILERS)

The most popular TV series in streaming has returned on YouTube as "Cobra Kai" is back with a second season that continues the story of Johnny Lawrence, Daniel LaRusso and other characters from "The Karate Kid". In this episode Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks have a SPOILER-FILLED recap of and discussion about season 2, including their favorite moments, their complaints, their speculation as to what will happen in (the now-confirmed) season 3 and what other characters from the Karate Kid...


Disney's Imperfect "Aladdin" Remake Has Its Moments

In this episode, Andy Farnsworth, Ryan Meeks and KellieAnn Halvorsen are talking Disney's live-action "Aladdin" remake (WITH SPOILERS). Disney hopes this new movie from director Guy Ritchie puts people in the seats like "Beauty and the Beast" and "Cinderella" did, but fans seem more apprehensive than usual about this remake of the 1992 animated classic. Andy, Ryan and KellieAnn didn't find this new "Aladdin" to be quite to the level of the best Disney remakes, but really liked some of...