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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

'Black Mirror' and the art of anthology

1/19/2018
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The crew digs into the renewed popularity of anthology series like Black Mirror and Electric Dreams, what makes them unique in an era of Peak TV and which ones best utilize the format. (Photo: Elizabeth Sisson, Amazon)

Duration: 00:24:28


Get excited for 2018

1/12/2018
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We leave 2017 in the dust (good riddance) and break down the nerdy pop culture delights we’re most eager to consume in 2018. Plus, we share some of our bold predictions for the New Year. (Photo: Marvel Studios)

Duration: 00:29:02


Our favorite pop culture of 2017

1/1/2018
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We close the door on 2017. The Mothership crew shares their favorite TV, movies and video games in our last podcast of the year.

Duration: 00:47:31


‘The Last Jedi’ spoilercast

12/22/2017
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One week after Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters, we’re ready to talk spoilers. Did we learn any key answers about Rey’s parents, or who is Snoke? We break it all down.

Duration: 00:28:41


Dissecting the Last Jedi with absolutely no big spoilers!

12/15/2017
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The nerds have all seen 'The Last Jedi.' Most and least favorite characters? Where do we stand on Porgs? USA TODAY’s Brett Molina, Kelly Lawler and Brian Truitt break it all down. Photo Credit: AP

Duration: 00:33:16


A 'Game of Thrones' guest, and our best 'bad' movies

12/8/2017
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John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly on the hit HBO series 'Game of Thrones' joins the crew this week to revisit Season 7 (out on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday), which wrapped up earlier this year. Plus, in honor of 'The Disaster Artist,' which recounts the making of worst-movie-ever favorite 'The Room,' we share our favorite awful but amazing flicks. (Photo: Helen Sloan, HBO)

Duration: 00:30:16


We tag along with ‘Runaways’

12/1/2017
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Freelance comics and TV writer Oliver Sava joins host Kelly Lawler to talk "Runaways," the latest Marvel TV series premiering on Hulu. Does it live up to the hype? Plus, we dissect the hairy goodness of the "Avengers: Infinity War" trailer. You can read our review of "Runaways" here: https://usat.ly/2iyocK0 (Photo: Paul Sarkis, Hulu)

Duration: 00:40:05


We're all in for 'Justice League' (spoiler alert)

11/17/2017
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Brett and Brian discuss the much awaited 'Justice League' movie featuring DC's A-list superheroes, 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, we talk about the first 'Deadpool 2' teaser. Photo Credit: Clay Enos

Duration: 00:34:13


Janina Gavankar talks ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’

11/9/2017
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The Mothership hosts the newest member of The Empire: actress Janina Gavankar who plays Imperial badass Iden Versio in the video game Star Wars Battlefront II. We talk about her role, her favorite video games, and more! Plus, we dissect a big move in the comic book world.

Duration: 00:33:24


It’s Hammer time with ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

11/3/2017
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The crew breaks down the latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Is this the Thor/Hulk buddy film of our dreams? Is Hela the best Marvel movie villain ever? How confused will we get over Infinity Stones? Plus, in the Nerd Alert, we discuss whether Adam Driver just dropped a big spoiler about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Photo Credit: AP

Duration: 00:35:13


'Stranger Things 2': The good, the bad and the strange

10/27/2017
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Things are getting stranger all over again. The Mothership's Kelly Lawler is joined by GQ writer Joshua Rivera to discuss the second season of Netflix phenomenon 'Stranger Things,' without and later with spoilers. (Photo: Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix)

Duration: 00:35:53


Freddy Krueger pays a visit to The Mothership

10/20/2017
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A Nightmare on The Mothership? Actor Robert Englund joins the crew to talk about his new movie, 'Nightworld,' playing one of the most important horror villains ever, and his brief life as Luke Skywalker’s roommate. Later in the Nerd Alert, we break down the latest news on 'Black Panther' and Han Solo. (Photo: New Line Cinema)

Duration: 00:47:06


We dissect the latest ‘Last Jedi’ trailer

10/13/2017
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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)

10/6/2017
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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'

9/29/2017
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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?

9/22/2017
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Brett and Brian are joined by special guest Erik Davis of Fandango.com 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

9/15/2017
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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'

9/8/2017
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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

9/1/2017
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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

8/25/2017
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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

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