This week we look back on summer movies and pick our favorites, surprises and disappointments. In today's Geek Assembly meeting, we discuss Suicide Squad, the reviews, theproduction drama, the petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes and the tradition of critic/audience disagreements.
Other topics in this week's podcast include talk of a new Star Wars live-action series, a Jimmy Smits cameo in Rogue One, and ABC's consideration of new Marvel TV ideas.
GANNIN continues to work on his teleportation system.
Author Troy Benjamin visits the Geek Assembly to discuss Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Declassified. We discuss the exciting revelations the books provide for fans of the series, as well as what was like putting the book together.
GANNIN attempts to understand the point of movie ratings as we discuss the good and not-so-good movies we saw this year. Plus, Lauren Gallaway shares her thoughts on the new Fantastic Four movie.
Other topics in this episode include the new Agent Carter villain, a popular Star Wars baby name and an early reaction to Batman vs. Superman.
Chris Evans joins The Geek Assembly to discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron. Jordan Maison of Cinelinx gives us a report on a possible Star Wars live-action TV series and we look into the rumors about a Star Trek TV series. We'll look ahead to Age of Ultron and some of the other geeky summer movies of 2015!
Other topics include Simon Pegg's thoughts on writing Star Trek 3, Hiro returning to Heroes and the future plans for the Transformers frachise.
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)
You would think Admiral Kirk was trying to lure Klingons into a trap once Merchman attempts to re-route some wiring to the Epic Assembly Hall. After the accident, he gets his share of ridicule from Admiral 80s and GANNIN.
Hoping to make everyone forget all about it, Merchman shares some news stories about The Big Bang Theory potentially ruining Raiders of the Lost Ark for everyone, the indefinite shelving of Star Wars: Detours, a group of guys harassing female cosplayers at New York Comic Con and Marvel's plan for more TV shows.
However, Admiral 80s figures out a way to make Merchman's epic fail into a theme for the day. He decides they should do some top five countdown lists - summer blockbusters, geek movie villains and favorite Star Wars characters that are not in the main cast.
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The doors of the Fantastic Fortress open for the first time and after a very important discussion on lunchboxes, GANNIN surprises everyone by proclaiming his love for a popular TV series.
At GANNIN'S command center, Jeremiah Stewart of the Bombad Radio podcast gets the assembly up to speed on the latest Episode VII rumors.
Justin Cavender of Geek Legacy gives his take on recent comments from Marvel about a possible leading female super hero and Katie Sackhoff's potential role in it.
We learned more about the new Transformers movie.
And we discuss David Hasselhoff's comments about playing Nick Fury (instead of Samuel L. Jackson), which leads Fangirl to create a controversy about a certain Jedi Master.
The assembly meeting begins with Merchman, Fangril & Admiral 80s discussing their views on Star Trek Into Darkness and sharing their top three movies of the past summer. GANNIN plays Merchman's interview with Star Wars: Kenobi author John Jackson Miller.
Today's central issue deals with the casting of Ben Affleck as the next Batman. While there has been plenty of nerdrage about the casting, there have also been compelling arguments made for us to take a step back and consider why Ben Affleck as Batman could work.
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