Today's episode sets the tone with a classic Star Wars spot promoting collector's cups. From those archives, we turn our attention to classic comics. Specifically, we take a look at the 1992 graphic novel about the death of Superman and discuss whether or not it should be turned into a movie. Would it be better than Batman vs. Superman? Would it be the big box office splash that DC and Warner Brothers would like to see? We attempt to answer those questions.
Some of the most anticipated movies of 2014 are finally hitting theaters and more will be here soon. So, we stop to gauge the level of enthusiasm on some of the geek films that are up next.
Merchman, a big Muppet fan, has already seen Muppets Most Wanted. So, Ryan Dosier of the Muppet Mindset Blog joins the Assembly to discuss it and the future of the Muppets in TV and film.
In the news, we discuss digging up E.T. video games out of a landfill, more movies coming to IMAX, Game of Thrones continuing its story in theaters and the chances of a Pacific Rim sequel.
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Scott's interviews with Austin Pendleton (The Muppet Movie), Charles Grodin (The Great Muppet Caper) and Juliana Donald (The Muppets Take Manhattan)
Today's podcast is all about the land of make believe and fairy tales. On the make believe side, you'll find Merchman and Admiral 80s trying to make Star Wars action figure movies with a new iPad app. On the fairy tale side, you'll hear a conversation with Grumpy (Lee Arenberg from Once Upon a Time). Lee talks about the show, Pirates of the Caribbean, his love of video games and his career.
We'll discuss the future of Once Upon a Time and take a look at TV shows that are renewed, cancelled or on the bubble.
The geek news reports include stories like an announcement made about the Lego Movie sequel, the upcoming battle between Batman, Superman & Captain America, the appearance of Glenn Talbot on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a potentially cool Mocking Jay opportunity (depending on how you read the fine print) that raises money for charity.
We also ponder what we would say to George Lucas if we ever get the chance to meet him.
Listen to get all of this and great phrases like "Flip my Whopper" and "Talbot's Moustache".
Clone Wars is on Netflix? EXCELLENT! *Air guitar riff*
As Star Wars fans indulge in The Lost Missions, the Assembly gathers to celebrate...until Merchman makes a shocking Clone Wars revelation. The only thing that could distract everyone from that is a time traveling phone booth! Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure turns 25 and as a result, a lot of geeks feel old. However, that doesn't stop us from revisiting four other geek films that are also celebrating the anniversary.
With Clone Wars on everyone's mind, we look back on what a most triumphant character Ahsoka Tano has been for Star Wars and how the series impacted the Star Wars universe as a whole. We'll also discuss reactions to the latest Gotham casting and the new Transformers 4 trailer.
Finally, as opposed to discussing the Oscars we hand out our own Geek Oscar awards to Best Geek Character, Best Geek Sequel, Biggest Geek Disappointment & Best Geek Movie.
Join the adventure and remember...Joan of Arc is still not Noah's wife.
In this geek assembly, we remember the late, great Harold Ramis, who brought us so much laughter over the years. Not to mention, Egon Spengler was a supergeek and it's only fitting that we honor him.
Egon would have definitely enjoyed the discussion we have today about a Toy Story theory regarding the Andy's Mom. He also would appreciate the analysis we infuse into the Star Wars vs. Star Trek rivalry. Is there even such a thing anymore? Or is it just an excuse to decide who would win in a fight between Worf and Chewie.
Also discussed in today's assembly...the future of Ghostbusters 3, thereturn of Heroes and the announcement about anEpisode VII villain.
Join us...and bring your unlicensed nuclear accelerator.
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