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Episode 33: Thor Ragnarok Review

11/3/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 33. Positively tiny compared to most of our episodes, this one is a quick review of Marvel’s new Thor: Ragnarok. Nathan and Chris jump into a non-spoiler discussion of what you can expect from this latest jaunt into the world of Norse mythology and comic world-building. And there’s Goldblum, y’all! Phantom Galaxy is a genre podcast that releases every week. If you’d like to support the cast please subscribe free in iTunes, and leave a review for the...

Duration: 00:24:07


Episode 32: Overlooked Horror Movies Part 2

10/31/2017
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Happy Halloween! Nathan, Chris and Seth bring you fifteen horror movies that may be considered underrated or maybe just overlooked. Across all subgenres and languages, we seek to bring you movies that will spook you, creep you out or just plain scare you. Check out this shivery episode and let us know which movies you think are underrated gems of the genre!

Duration: 01:28:17


Stephen King Goes to Hollywood: The Short Stories Part 1

10/25/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 31. Nathan, Seth and Chris continue the Stephen King series with new guest, Jason Swam, who drops some impressive King knowledge along the way. This is the first part of a 3 part series dedicated to King’s short stories and their adaptations. Tonight, we look at the Children of the Corn saga, The Mangler, Sometimes they Come Back, Cat’s Eye, The Lawnmower Man, Battleground, The Woman in the Room and, of course, Maximum Overdrive. This discussion was too...

Duration: 01:24:29


Episode 30: This Movie is a Hot Mess

10/9/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 30. Ever had that movie that was a certified clunker by everyone you meet, that resembles the inside of the microwave after an unfortunate burrito accident, but….you like it anyway? In this episode, Nathan, Chris and Seth discuss the ultimate ‘hot mess’ movies; films that aren’t ‘ so good they’re bad’ or eccentric cult items, but films that were heading somewhere but got lost somewhere in translation. There is no denying their failure in a conventional...

Duration: 01:27:48


Episode 29: Stephen King Goes to Hollywood– IT Part 1

9/29/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 29. Nathan and Seth continue the Stephen King series with som help from Chris as they examine the new blockbuster film IT and the book that inspired it. We discuss what we liked about the new movie, and what we think of the changes. We’ll begin with a review, and then Seth and Nathan dive into the merits of the book, why some of the changes were necessary, and where others may lead as the sequel shapes up. Don’t worry about putting on your galoshes,...

Duration: 01:42:44


Episode 28: Stephen King Goes to Hollywood–Carrie

9/7/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 28. This is the start of our long awaited ‘Stephen King Goes to Hollywood’ series. Stephen King is one of those undisputed masters of pop horror, and his work has saturated so many aspects of our culture. This series will look at all King’s film and television adaptations, while comparing and contrasting them with the original works that inspired them. For this first episode Nathan and Seth go back to the beginning, to find a struggling writer hitting it...

Duration: 01:53:07


Phantom Galaxy Episode 27: Wicked Little Dolls

8/31/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 27. They sit there, they stare with their unblinking eyes, tiny artificial hands and painted mocking smiles, planning your doom. Nathan, Chris and Seth open up the pop culture attic and go looking for creepy evill dolls and demonic teddy bears. Here you’ll find Chucky, Annabelle, Talky Tina, and others. Join us for a march down the toy aisle of terror! Open PS to Slappy the Dummy: Yes, we forgot to mention you. Please don’t throttle us in our...

Duration: 01:37:00


Phantom Galaxy 25: Between Two Lodges–Twin Peaks Episodes 9 through 12

8/6/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 25. Seth and Nathan continue their journey through David Lynch’s strange country of Twin Peaks: The Return. It’s been several episodes since the mind-bending, myth-busting epsidode 8, and fans of the original Peaks have been given much to rejoice over and even more to fluster over. This episode we delve into where Lynch really seems to be going with the overall arc of the show, teasing out the mysteries and guessing at what comes next. And of course,...

Duration: 01:50:24


Episode 23 Streaming Edition: Okja, The Bad Batch, The Blackcoat’s Daughter and more

7/12/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 23. This week we begin a regular feature on what’s available on streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. We also present our second submitted Phantom Rant, and we get to use our censor noise for the first time on the podcast. Chris and Nathan are joined by Jason Kuppler as they take a look at Netflix’s Okja, The Bad Batch, and more. There’s a distinctly female theme running through this week’s films, especially in the horror arena. The...

Duration: 01:07:57


Phantom Galaxy Episode 22: War for the Planet of the Apes, Preacher, The Mist, Transformers: The Last Knight and Despicable Me 3

7/1/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 22. In this episode we get down to reviewing a handful of new summer movies and tv shows, including a special early review of Matt Reeves War for the Planet of the Apes. We’ll also take a look at the latest season premiere of AMC’s Preacher and Spike TV’s launch of The Mist. Chris laments the twisted desire to finish film franchises he’s already started with Transformers: The Last Knight and Nathan wearily explains what you can expect from Despicable Me...

Duration: 01:37:23


Phantom Galaxy Episode 21: Between Two Lodges: Twin Peaks Episode 3.08

6/28/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 21, an impromtu Twin Peaks cast to commemorate the moment David Lynch broke cable television on June 25th, 2017. This episode is so strange, so out there Seth and Nathan had to sit down and talk it out. Don’t worry, we both need a break from Lynch….we’ll return you to your regularly scheduled programming soon… Note: This is complete spoiler territory. We discuss in detail events that occur in these five epsiodes as well as our theories about what’s...

Duration: 01:12:49


Phantom Galaxy 20: Between Two Lodges: Twin Peaks Part 2

6/24/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 20. True friends and false imposters are uncovered as Nathan and Seth continue to follow the Lynch bread crumbs making their way back to Twin Peaks: The Return. This time around we focus in on epsiodes 3 through 7, and explore the themes of behavior, identity and sweeping a floor for a really, really long time. Note: This is complete spoiler territory. We discuss in detail events that occur in these five epsiodes as well as our theories about what’s...

Duration: 01:24:10


Phantom Galaxy 19: Twin Peaks–Between Two Lodges

6/17/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 19. Time and space, good and evil, are turned upside down and topsy turvy as Nathan and Seth start their journey into Twin Peaks: The Return. In keeping with David Lynch and the nature of this fascinating and often bewildering experience, our series will be more of a stream-of-conciousness discussion as we consider and wrestle with the ideas, imagery and themes that form the bubbling surreal stew that is Twin Peaks. Note: This is complete spoiler...

Duration: 01:49:10


Phantom Galaxy Episode 18: Don’t Be Afraid of the Shark

6/16/2017
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Welcome to Phantom Galaxy Episode 18, where Nathan and Chris sink below the waves to observe a world of gliding monsters and chum the depths of shark movies. We begin the episode with a new feature on the cast, ‘Phantom Rants’, where we hear from you about trends in sci-fi, fantasy and horror that really irk you. Tonight’s rant comes from Brian, who has cast an ‘ill eye’ on possession movies. Then, we review the new summer shark bait, 47 Meters Down with Mandy Moore and Clair Hoult. We...

Duration: 01:04:23


Phantom Galaxy Episode 17: Monster Mash

6/9/2017
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Nathan, Chris and Seth dig up the classic Universal Monsters in tonight’s episode, looking at the studio’s glorious past and their dubious future in the business of monsters. All the greats are here–Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Gorilla Girl even drops by. Nathan and Chris also review It Comes At Night and Universal’s first trip to the Dark Universe, The Mummy. Come children of the night, join us! SHOW NOTES: Running Time:...

Duration: 01:21:41


Phantom Galaxy Episode 16: Wonder Woman and Captain Underpants

6/1/2017
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Tonight’s episode is a shorter, experimental review episode as we look up in the sky and gaze at the two new superhero movies releasing this weekend. Nathan and Chris bring you a review of Wonder Woman directly after the screening, and Nathan’s son joins his dad to talk Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES: Running Time: 35:12 Introduction[ 00:55] Captain Underpants Review [ 00:7:40 ] Wonder Woman Review

Duration: 00:35:12


Phantom Galaxy Episode 15: A Pirate’s Life

5/26/2017
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Nathan and Chris are joined by Nathan Bell to sail the high seas and tilt their spyglass down through the past of pirate films. Sure, there’s One-Eyed Willie, The Dread Pirate Roberts and a bounty of Long John Silvers, but you’ll also find such The Ice Pirates, Geena Davis’ pirate captain and Blackbeard’s ghost. The boys also take some time out to sample some grog, including a few offerings from Heavy Seas and Dogfish Head. We’ll also take a trip back through the Pirates of the Caribbean...

Duration: 01:51:36


Phantom Galaxy Episode 14: Desperately Adapting Lovecraft

5/20/2017
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“That is not dead which can eternal lie”. And that which is in the public domain may beget many adaptations. On this first jaunt into the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Nathan is joined by Seth Dombach as they look more closely at Lovecraft’s background and the quality of the many adapted films and other work out there. Sure, we’ll look at Re-Animator, but what about the ill-fated Innsmouth movie Stuart Gordon planned to direct in the 90s? There’s room here for schlocky B-movies, passionate...

Duration: 01:26:10


Phantom Galaxy Episode 13: Alienated–The Alien Franchise Review

5/17/2017
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This episode, we’ll ask that age-old question. ‘In space, can anyone hear you pontificate?’ Nathan and Chris look back over the wild and wacky ride that has been the Alien series, delving into each of the previous five movies (Alien Vs Predator wisely excluded). Then, hear them debate two different sides in a review of Alien Covenant, one with spoilers and one without. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES: [ 00:00:50 ] Introduction [ 00:2:20 ]Mini-Review: Injustice 2 [ 0:7:52 ] Alien (1979) [...

Duration: 01:26:51


Phantom Galaxy Episode 12: Girls, Guardians and Graphic Novels

5/6/2017
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It’s Free Comic Book Day! Nathan and Chris get the gang back together with Nathan Bell for an episode about female comic-book characters, great graphic novels and a new movie review. Hear them wax poetic about Squirrel Girl, ponder the new Dark Tower Trailer and try out New Belgium’s Voodoo Ranger! Then, Nathan and Chris delve into Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. It’s Showtime, A ….er, Amigos! Enjoy! SHOW NOTES: Introduction[ 00:01:35 ] Free Comic Book Day [ 00:4:05 ] New Belgium...

Duration: 01:46:23

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