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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.




We dissect the latest ‘Last Jedi’ trailer

Monday Night Football presented nerds a glorious gift during halftime: a new trailer for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' in theaters on December 15. What happens to Luke? Does Kylo really reach out to Rey? Where do we stand on Porgs? USA TODAY’s Brett Molina and Brian Truitt break it all down. Plus, we complain about the journey to get opening weekend tickets. (Photo: Lucasfilm)

Duration: 00:30:06

Let's talk 'Blade Runner 2049'! (spoiler alert)

Mashable entertainment editor Josh Dickey comes aboard to talk about the new sci-fi sequel 'Blade Runner 2049' first for a spoiler-free discussion and then later for a "post-credits" chat about the big secrets and reveals (warning for those who haven't seen it yet!). But before that in the Nerd Alert, things are moving forward in James Cameron's 'Avatar' sequels but does anyone care?

Duration: 00:48:53

Rediscovering 'Star Trek'

The Final Frontier is beckoning once again. The crew of 'The Mothership' is joined by Jordan Hoffman, host of 'Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast' to talk all things 'Star Trek: Discovery.' How does it stack up in the 'Star Trek' canon? Plus, we dish on two other nerdy fall shows: 'The Gifted' and 'Inhumans.' (Photo: James Dimmock, CBS)

Duration: 00:44:26

Is the 'Kingsman' sequel a royal bust?

Brett and Brian are joined by special guest Erik Davis of to review the super spy sequel 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and discuss how the franchise fits with other secret agent series. Plus in the Nerd Alert, we talk about the new 'Tomb Raider' trailer plus some intriguing 'Terminator' casting news. (Photo: Giles Keyte)

Duration: 00:28:24

Neil Gaiman wishes us a happy birthday

What better way for The Mothership to honor its third birthday than with special guest and award-winning author Neil Gaiman? He joins to talk 'Good Omens,' 'American Gods,' 'Doctor Who' and more. In the Nerd Alert, the crew shares their favorite pop culture from the last three years with the help of someone very special who longtime fans will remember. (Photo: Jason LaVeris, FilmMagic)

Duration: 00:45:29

All about 'It'

Look out for clowns. In this week's episode the crew of 'The Mothership' is joined by Birth.Movies.Death News Editor and all-around Stephen King expert Scott Wampler to talk the newest adaptation of King's 'It.' In our Nerd Alert segment, we dig into the 'Star Wars' franchise's big director problem. (Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Duration: 00:28:05

Fall movies, TV and games we can't wait for

In our fall preview episode, USA TODAY's Brian Truitt, Kelly Lawler and Brett Molina dish on the the three best films, TV series and video games heading your way this fall, and why they're worth your time. Plus in our Nerd Alert segment, we discuss actor Ed Skrein's decision to leave the new 'Hellboy.' (Photo: Ron Batzdorff, NBC)

Duration: 00:36:50

The best, worst and most mediocre of summer 2017

There were some good movies and TV the past few months — plus some stinkers, too — and we're breaking down what was great and what really wasn't. Plus in the Nerd Alert, the crew weighs in on the possibility of a Joker origin movie. (Photo: Erica Parise/Netflix)

Duration: 00:33:10

We review 'The Defenders'

Marvel heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist finally team up in Netflix series 'The Defenders.' Was it worth the wait? Plus, we discuss the return of Daniel Craig to the next James Bond film.

Duration: 00:26:49

Bobby Moynihan talks 'DuckTales,' 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Star Wars'

Actor/comedian/new dad extraordinaire Bobby Moynihan climbs aboard The Mothership to talk about Disney's 'DuckTales' reboot, life after Saturday Night Live and his new CBS show 'Me, Myself and I.' Later on in the Nerd Alert, Brian and Brett tackle the latest 'Star Wars' debate: Porgs. (Photo: Charles Sykes, Invision/AP)

Duration: 00:27:59

The best (and worst) of Stephen King adaptions

Hollywood loves to adapt Stephen King's novels for film and TV. Most recently: 'The Dark Tower,' which hits theaters Friday. Brian Truitt and Brett Molina break down the best and worst King adaptation. And in the Nerd Alert, there's almost too much nerdy news to cover — from 'Deadpool' to 'Star Wars' and more! (Photo: Ilze Kitshoff)

Duration: 00:30:48

What you missed during Comic-Con

The Mothership crew recaps highlights from the San Diego Comic-Con, including trailers for 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Justice League.' Plus, we review Charlize Theron's latest action flick 'Atomic Blonde.' (Photo: Marvel)

Duration: 00:33:01

The most exciting prospects at Comic-Con 2017

It's most wonderful time of the year -- for nerds. San Diego Comic-Con 2017 kicked off this week, and USA TODAY's Brian Truitt, Brett Molina and Kelly Lawler dig into what you need to know and can expect to find out from the annual fest. Plus in our Nerd Alert we talk 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.' Photo Credit: AFP

Duration: 00:40:33

'Game of Thrones' is (almost) back!

This Sunday, we return to Westeros for Season 7 of HBO series 'Game of Thrones.' USA TODAY entertainment reporter and Straight Up Hollywood co-host Bill Keveney joins us to catch up on the first 6 seasons, what to expect Sunday, and highlights from the “blue” carpet. (Photo: HBO)

Duration: 00:15:18

We review 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Spidey is back, in his first full movie as a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Brian, Brett and Kelly break it down. Was it worth the wait? Can Brett survive 5 minutes without saying Aunt Bae? Plus, in the Nerd Alert, we try not to laugh at the bad Inhumans trailer.

Duration: 00:34:37

The early summer winners (and losers)of geeky pop culture

Summer is here! And there’s already stuff we hate (and love too)! Kelly, Brett and Brian share our best (and worst) of summer so far. Plus, we catch up with write Paul Allor on his new comic book series based on the board game Clue. (Photo: Alex Bailey, Warner Bros.)

Duration: 00:38:50

Getting in the ring with 'GLOW'

Are you ready to rumble? Special guest Britney Young, a cast member of Netflix's retro wrestling comedy, comes aboard The Mothership to chat about the new show. (Photo: Netflix)

Duration: 00:21:11

A tribute to the best (and worst) dads in pop culture

The Mothership ditched its name for the week and is going by the "Fathership" for this very special Father's Day episode of the podcast, dedicated to dads and pop culture. Kelly Lawler is joined by the hosts of USA TODAY entertainment podcast 'Straight Up Hollywood,' Andrea Mandell, Carly Mallenbaum and Bill Keveney, to talk about our dads — real and fictional. (Photo: NBC)

Duration: 00:27:27

Unwrapping 'The Mummy'

So long, Brendan Fraser. Hello, Tom Cruise. 'The Mummy' gets yet another reboot, but is it any good? We break it down. Plus, big personal news for Batman! (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Duration: 00:29:04

'Wonder Woman' ditches old superhero format in fresh, genuine way

USA TODAY's nerds (Kelly Lawler, Brett Molina and Brian Truitt) enjoyed Wonder Woman, for not falling into old habits with this old story line, out in theaters Friday.

Duration: 00:38:54

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