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BC30: Alphabet Squadron, San Diego Comic-Con 2019 News

On this month’s episode of Blaster Canon, our Star Wars tie-in experts tackle news from San Diego Comic-Con. The biggest announcement: the comic ministries The Rise of Kylo Ren. We talk about why Charles Soule is the perfect writer for this tale of the dark side. And in what ways is Kylo Ren’s story particularly suited to comics? A The Rise of Skywalker prequel comic, Allegiance, was also announced. However, we’re tired of prequel comics that manage not to add anything to canon. In other...


SFF66: Before They Were Famous

Thanks to listeners Mo and Richard for this discussion topic idea! The concept is we looked into the earlier acting history of stars of our favorite sci-fi and supernatural shows to see if they had ever been in genre television content before they were famous. For example, did you know that before Peter Dinklage was in Game of Thrones, he was in a science fiction one-season wonder called Threshold? We each share three examples as usual, and our listeners join in the game, and for the first...


SFF65: Stranger Things Season 3

Stranger Things clearly has no intention of resting on its laurels as season 3 has not only improved on its Halloween-themed predecessor; it has also returned to the horror elements that made the original run such a creepy 80's romp while refusing to back off on its nostalgic notes. It would have been a crime had our genre television podcast hosts not taken on this Netflix juggernaut once again. This time around we're focusing on the first two episodes and the premise of the season as we've...


G! News 025 - SDCC 2019 Highlights (Part 2)

Saturday was a big day at San Diego Comic Con, and Den of Geek editor-in-chief Mike Cecchini joins us to talk about the huge news coming from Marvel in Hall H and from DC in Ballroom 20. The biggest surprises came from casting announcements, specifically the last minute lead role for Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the double whammy of Blade coming to the MCU and the casting of two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the title role, and of course the shocking...


G! News 024 - SDCC 2019 Highlights (Part 1)

Movies Editor David Crow joins us to talk about a couple of highlights from his first day at San Diego Comic Con this year including a couple of amazing panels. We start off discussing New Line's popular ScareDiego horror event, which this year was devoted entirely to IT: Chapter Two, directed by Andy Muschietti, who was in attendance. David breaks down some favorite anecdotal moments from the panel as well as what we learned from the trailer. We then move on to our magazine cover story,...


SFF64: Clark Gregg Interview - Agents of SHIELD

Given what's been going on with Sarge in Agents of SHIELD season 6, we had to find out from Clark Gregg what he thinks of his new character after playing fan favorite Agent Phillip J. Coulson for ten years, both on TV and in the MCU. When did he know that his beloved role would be coming to an end? What would Coulson think of what's been going on in his absence? These questions and more are answered in this interview, coming on the heels of Agents of SHIELD's presence at San Diego Comic Con...


SFF63: Dark Season 2

It's like we never left the town of Winden! Dark season 2 builds on the remarkably complex, intricately woven story of the first season in which four families' lives are wrapped up in the twists and turns of time travel and a disaster that has befallen their town and will likely visit it again. Our podcast discussion tackles the first two episodes only, but spoiler-free impressions of the overall season are also shared. Dark season 2 returned to Netflix on June 21, 2019, which for those who...


SFF62: Black Mirror

Black Mirror season 5 has been available on Netflix for awhile now, and opinions have certainly been mixed. With anthology shows, there are always going to be some episodes that are better than others, but we make the argument on this edition of the Sci Fi Fidelity podcast that all three episodes of this latest offering were better, and specifically more thematically rich, than most critics give them credit for. We each picked our own representative episode to discuss, talking about the many...


SFF61: World Building

Although we wouldn't necessarily want to live in some of the worlds imagined by some of our favorite science fiction, fantasy, and supernatural television shows, there are certain settings that amaze us with how deeply cultural they are. On the latest Sci Fi Fidelity podcast, we bring up six exemplary worlds, three from Mike and three from Dave, that contain details such as language, religion, and history that really make watching an immersive experience. We also share the listener...


BC29: Dooku: Jedi Lost, Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm

With Celebration 2020 dates announced, our Star Wars experts sit down to talk about the show and the latest new canon content. First, we chat about the difference between attending as press and attending as a fan. What is it going to be like going to Celebration after The Rise of Skywalker is out and the cultural conversation has sparked? And are conventions too expensive? In behind-the-camera news, Michelle Rejwan was named Senior Vice President of Live Action Development & Production at...


SFF60: Good Omens

Good Omens will go down in history as one of the most faithful novel adaptations ever to grace the small screen (in some cases, maybe a little TOO faithful). David Tennant and Michael Sheen are brilliant as the demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale respectively, and the two characters anchor the show even more than they did the story in the book. We break down the first two episodes in the spoiler-free first half of the podcast, and then we do a deep dive with overall impressions in the...


G! News 023 - E3 2019 Conference Highlights

Den of Geek Games Editor John Saavedra is joined by contributor Bernard Boo to break down the highs and lows of E3 2019, including favorite conferences, theater demos, and hands-on gameplay experiences. Among the games discussed are Wolfenstein Youngblood, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Doom Eternal, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 3, Psychonauts 2, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, and much more.


SFF59: Patrick Macmanus Interview - Happy!, Slaughterhouse Five

Before we knew about the cancellation of Happy!, we had a chance to talk to executive producer of the madcap Syfy series, Patrick Macmanus. Although we mourn the loss of this unique series, which was adapted from a Grant Morrison comic in the same humorous-but-violent style as Preacher, we're happy to report that Macmanus has signed an overall deal with UCP to produce more shows to shop around. He spoke to us about two upcoming adaptations he has in the works: one for Kurt Vonnegut's...


SFF58: Lucifer Season 4

Lucifer is one of those rare shows that saw itself resurrected from cancellation as it made the move from FOX to Netflix for season 4. We talk a little bit about the changes we noticed resulting from its new home, and then we break down the major storylines of the recently concluded season. With plenty of story left surrounding the prophecy, the angel baby, and Chloe's new knowledge, we're left wondering -- will there be a season 5?


BC28: Master & Apprentice, Vanity Fair, Dooku: Jedi Lost

The latest addition to the Star Wars galaxy brings Den of Geek’s Star Wars experts back to the Prequel Trilogy with the novel Master & Apprentice, by Claudia Gray. The main topic for this episode, a review of the novel, covers whether or not the hosts liked it (a wide variety of opinions) as well as what it tried—successfully or unsuccessfully—to say about the fall of the Old Republic Jedi. Anakin’s turn to the dark side, Qui-Gon’s belief in the prophecy, and the role of the Republic in...


SFF57: Agents of SHIELD Interview

Just before the Agents of SHIELD season 6 premiere, we spoke with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, and Jeff Bell about the story to come. By now, a few episodes have aired, so we know that the show, like much of Marvel TV, has severed its ties with the MCU. The showrunners explain why that's the case and also foreshadow some of the storylines to come, including Mack's stint as director of SHIELD, Clark Gregg's new character, and the adventures in deep space. We also spend...


SFF56: Game of Thrones Season 8

When we decided to discuss Game of Thrones before season 8 began, we thought we would be talking about its grand exit, but as it turns out, we find ourselves having to defend the series against an onslaught of fan backlash. Where does the controversy come from, which aspects do we agree with, and which do we feel are unjustified? Join us as we parse the highs and the lows of the epic final season of HBO's juggernaut flagship fantasy series, Game of Thrones.


SFF55: What We Do in the Shadows

We are absolutely loving the vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows on FX based on the award-winning New Zealand film of the same name, and we couldn't wait to break down the different characters and story arcs at the start of the season. With four vampires living in a Staten Island home together trying to navigate the modern world with a new mandate to conquer America, there is a wealth of episodic content as well as underlying mythology to discuss. And yes, the show has been renewed for...


SFF54: Deborah Ann Woll Interview - Daredevil, Relics and Rarities

Deborah Ann Woll actually came on the podcast at Sony's behest to promote the home entertainment release of her horror movie, Escape Room, but this is a genre television podcast! So we snuck in a few questions about her time as Karen Page in Marvel's Daredevil and about the topic we really wanted to discuss with her: her D&D campaign show for Geek & Sundry, Relics and Rarities. We think that, like us, you'll find her enthusiasm for tabletop gaming infectious, and since it ties in nicely with...


SFF53: Resurrected Characters

In genre television, dead isn't always dead. We took an article from the Den of Geek website and turned it into a discussion topic for our podcast, but it turns out that a lot of TV shows over the years have resurrrected characters who viewers thought had shuffled off this mortal coil. In addition to the six choices we make, we share the multitude of equally valid examples from the portion of our listening audience that belongs to our Facebook group. Thanks to everyone who participated!