Darkness is the theme of the day at the Fantastic Fortress (and not just because Merchman is about to see Deathly Hallows Part 2). It is Halloween week and we've filled the podcast with talk of death and darkness.
First Taylor Lymbery (The 8-bit kid) joins us to remember the days of Saturday Morning Cartoons after they all officially died on October 4th. Later, Dan Zehr of Coffee With Kenobi joins the Geek Assembly to discuss those moments when darkness falls on our favorite heroes and characters.
When do the darker stories work best? When does darkness seem meaningless or unnecessary? How do character deaths positively/negatively impact a story? We discuss those questions and more.
We'll also react to the news of a new Harry Potter story that's coming out this Halloween & find out where the infamous Scream mask came from.
Aboard the Geek Seeker, Merchman shares some of the best scenes from Assembly of Geeks this past year - including battles between GANNIN and Admiral Eighties, monsters like the one that attacked us, and explosions caused by experiments gone awry. If you've never listened to an episode of Assembly of Geeks before, this is a great way to find out why this show is truly a geeky podcast experience.
Our special guest host is Jessica Mederson of the Legal Geeks. She helps us understand how she and Josh Gilliland tackle the legalities surrounding some of our geek characters, including Batman, Superman, Darth Vader, Godzilla & more.
Fangirl sends in a transmission from Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios and shares what she has experienced there.
Other geek topics discussed on the program include new Star Wars rumors surrounding a new original trilogy Blu-Ray release, a cool opportunity to support charity and get some cool Episode VII stuff, looking over some positive memories of Episode I: The Phantom Menace and the new Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer.
And Merchman has finally seen Godzilla and shares his thoughts on the film.
In today's geek assembly meeting, we find out how the military would take on Godzilla and attempt to survive a giant monster attack of our own.
With our favorite TV shows coming to a close for the season, we discuss what we thought about the finales for Once Upon a Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Castle and other programs.
We'll talk about the decision to let a first time director helm the next Star Trek movie, why we won't see Wedge in Episode 7, where we might see Zac Efron in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Channing Tatum's new role, Jesse Eisenberg's approach to Lex Luthor and the first images of Ben Affleck as Batman.
We'll also take a look at the The Flash trailer and the upcoming fantasy/LARP/reality series, The Quest.
Proceed with caution (and maybe wear a hard hat) as you enter the fortress today.
Batman is coming back to TV (as a kid) in the new series, Gotham. We've now had a chance to view the first trailer and we react to what's in it.
Speaking of reactions, there was an uncomfortable one at a recent panel at Wondercon after DC Comics reps were asked about Bill Finger's contribution to the creation of Batman. We examineAthena Finger's response to what was said.
Now that official cast announcements have been made for Star Wars Episode VII, the attention looks to now be on the title of the film. The Ancient Fear is rumored to be a working title and everyone seems to have an opinion. We not only discuss that, but we'll also ponder how important a movie title really is and look back on some really bad (and smelly) ones. We also get a review of GODZILLA!
Other topic's discussed in this episode include an odd reaction to an offer to be in Avengers 2, the possibility of The Muppets coming back to television, the confirmation of three more Star Wars movies and the creation of X-Men Twinkies. It's another assembly meeting filled with geeky goodness!
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