In which we use science to prove that Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal were actually running around on Mars with John Carter in The Day After Tomorrow

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Stefano Terry (The Gamma Gals) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Warner Bros.’ Joker problem, the snowfall on Mars, Marvel’s issue with Lenticular variant covers, and Patty Jenkins’ response to James Cameron on Wonder Woman.  


Wonder Woman on the Super Big Screen

I saw Wonder Woman this last weekend with my husband, 11-year-old son, and sister-in-law at a sold-out screening in Hollywood, CA.  It’s being sold-out was significant partly because we’d screwed up getting enough tickets for our group, and my husband literally ending up getting the last seat in the theater, but also because this particular screening was in the Arclight Cinema historic Cinerama Dome which boasts an 800+ person seating capacity.

Most delightfully, the theater complex was packed with people, old and young, male and female, who were clearly super excited to see Diana Prince take her place in the superhero blockbuster pantheon.  Tiaras, bracelets, and themed T-Shirts abounded…on men and women.

The crowd carried no hint of the various debates surrounding this landmark female-lead, female-directed, female-centric production.  The mix of male to female viewers seemed notably even, to the extend that my son (again, 11-years-old and clearly a little sponge for all of the discussions about feminism he’s exposed to) expressed his surprise that there was such a strong male turnout.  He then capped off his relieved observation with a sardonic, “Men these days.”

Oh, how I love my little feminist.

Anyway, it was certainly one of happier and more emotional theater experiences I’ve had in a long while.  Hundreds of people from all walks of live oohing and aahing, laughing and crying, clapping and cheering for a long overdue cultural milestone.


(Oh…and when you’re ready for a spoilery discussion, remind me to give you my Steve Trevor / James T. Kirk theory.  It’s ludicrous, and I stand by it 1000%.)

(Also, stay tuned to Fanbase Press and Fanbase Weekly for the release of our in-depth panel discussion about the movie.)



In which we discuss Wonder Woman’s underwear, sending Matt Damon to Mars again, British porn podcasts, and the testosterone content of the MCU.

Join me and the rest of the Fanbase Weekly panel, along with guests Steven L. Sears (Writer/Co-Executive Producer of Xena) and Joan Ford (Writer for Nerdist and Devastator Press, Killing It: The Action Girl’s Guide to Saving the World), for the latest Fanbase Weekly podcast.

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Oh, and don’t forget last week’s episode, which I don’t think I’ve posted here yet.  I was away on vacation and missed out on great discussions about Juno’s entry into Jupiter’s orbit, changes to Sulu’s character in the latest Star Trek movie, and the latest Pokemon craze to overtake the world.

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