In which I remind people…READ THE BOOKS!
I have an article over on Fanbase Press today talking about Stephen King’s depiction of technology in The Dark Tower series. Cyborgs, killer trains, and weapons of mass destruction…oh, my!
Also…just a little over 24 hours before I get to go see the movie!
“To commemorate the cinematic premiere of The Dark Tower in theaters today, Fanbase Press is excited to celebrate its fandom through an editorial series that focuses on aspects of Stephen King’s series of books, collectively known as The Dark Tower series.”
In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding the recently released Doctor Strange, focusing on topics including the themes and values inherent to the film, Marvel’s approach to diversity, how the filmmakers transition the MCU to include magic, and more!
Cast members: Bryant Dillon, Barbra Dillon, Claire Thorne, Drew Siragusa, Phillip Kelly, Chris Spicer, and Michele Brittany
In which we extol the virtures of an R-Rated Logan (more Hugh Jackman tushie?!), get excited about Good Trolls, ponder a dystopian future where Game of Thrones is just another VR experience for the rich and the spoiled, and dive into the world of the PFAE (trademark pending).
Special guest Aaron Waltke (Netflix’s Trollhunters).
I listen to a handful of podcasts via iTunes and Overcast every week. Of course, I’ve discussed “My Dad Wrote a Porno” before in this blog. My fondness for MDWAP is due primarily to the Everest levels of insane hilarity it causes (seriously, I’ve nearly injured myself laughing will listening to MDWAP). Most of the other podcasts I listen to are Geek / Pop Culture oriented, which should come as no surprise.
Tread Perilously marries up the hilarity with the geekness with the pop culture and throws in a hefty measure of intelligent critical thinking for good measure. And it’s a brand new addition to the Fanbase Press podcast network, home of Fanbase Weekly, which I co-host along with Bryant and Barbra Dillon, and Drew Siragusa.
Tread Perilously is a weekly “worst of TV” podcast.
Watching the worst episodes of popular shows, hosts Erik Amaya and Justin Robinson attempt to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on its most off-key moments. TV shows regularly tread upon include Doctor Who, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and 7th Heaven.
From family dramas to well-loved but brief sci-fi series, Tread Perilously examines how a show sustains itself even in its worst moments.
In which we discuss a celebration at Cape Canaveral, a possible cause for optimism in the DC cinematic universe, the insatiable geek appetites for MORE, and our never-ending love for boldly going where we’ll probably never actually get to go.
In which we discuss Lois Lane’s terminal case of Prosopagnosia, the very bad weekend Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are sharing, our total lack of shock at the can of sexual-harassment-worms to be found in yet another convention circuit, and the death of comics…again.
In which we find we can’t stop talking about Jared Leto. Also, we revisit our appreciate of dinosaur CG effects, geek out about women doing math the hard way, and admit that some of us (me, specifically) are no longer on the X-Files bandwagon.
Special guests: Gregory Crafts and Jenn Scuderi Crafts (Theatre Unleashed)