We've talked about the Batman documentary, Legends of the Knight & now we've seen it! In today's episode we review the film and discuss how heroes like Batman inspire people to do wonderful things. In today's geek assembly meeting, we take a look at this long list of cancelled Star Wars projects and react to some of the games and TV shows listed.
Other topics discussed include female stuff in The Lego Movie sequel, memories of Carol Ann Susi and Spiderman's big paycheck.
All of this, plus reaction to the Avengers trailer and GANNIN tries to be Ultron!
The Fantastic Fortress is a place for all geeks to assemble and that's why we don't like to get reports of bullying of any kind. In today's geek assembly, we take a closer look at kids that have been bullied because of their fandom.
Not long ago, we learned about Katie Goldman getting bullied for her Star Wars fandom, only to see other fans & members of the Star Wars family rally around her - inlcuding the 501st providing her with her own Stormtrooper armor.
Recently Katie's mom was made aware of a 7-year-old girl named Allison who was getting bullied for her Star Wars and Spiderman fandom. Once again, some great people in the Star Wars community and Katie herself stepped in to show some much needed support. We take a deeper look into her story and discuss the problems and challenges related to bullying.
We'll take a look at a new movie trailer about Video Games and remind Admiral 80s about a certain movie with a certain theme song that recently came out on Blu-ray.
We'll also cover geek topics such aswhich stories help kids tell the truth, the latest Disney Star Wars racer, a new name attached to Star Wars: Episode VIII , some new details on the third season of Arrow, a new DC standalone movie and which comic book character Daniel Radcliffe would like to play.
All of this and FANGIRL is back!
It's an episode about finding new geek movie interests, talking about classic toys and taking your OS to the movies. Our special geek assembly guest is Brian Stillman, the director and producer of Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys. He'll join us to discuss our mutual interest in toy fandom and some of the great moments of the film. We might even get him to tell us his favorite Star Wars toy of all time. It's a great geek chat that you won't want to miss.
Also, we share our knee-jerk reactions to the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. Plus, an artificial intelligence expert gives his take on the movie Her, plans for more Lego movies, a new Fantastic Four reboot, when we might actually be getting Marty's shoes and a little controversy surrounding the Star Wars Rebels toy reveal.
Finally, how will GANNIN take ALISS to the movies?
Captain Kirk didn't need Valentine's Day to generate some chemistry with the women he met. Catherine Hicks knows all about that and she tells us about her experience in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
With that in mind, we discuss what geek stories we'd like to jump into so that we can be somebody's romantic interest. In doing so, Merchman chooses a popular geek TV show, Fangirl chooses a book and Admiral 80s gets a little overwhelmed trying to make his choice.
We also discuss ideas to put some geek into Valentine's Day, including finding reasons to go out and get those cool geek Valentine cards that we bought for school parties, a popular gift from Her Universe and thinking about what geeky things we LOVE most this year. In fact there is so much love in the air, GANNIN is unusually nice to Admiral 80s in this episode.
Other news and topics discussed include Gary Oldman in Star Wars, JK Rowling's second thoughts, some insights on the new Flash TV show and what Mocking Jay will do about Phillip Seymour Hoffman's final scene.
Also, Merchman gives his review on The Lego Movie and the first issue in the post-Serenity comic book series.
Other show links - The Plastic Galaxy Documentary, Harry Potter Bombshell & True Love
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