The 42cast Episode 11: Train to Nowhere

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about snakes on a plane Captain America upset with getting put in coach on a train? On the eleventh episode of the 42cast! Pull up a chair and grab some gummy worms for a tasty treat as you listen in:

It’s a French comic book adapted by a Korean director and American writer, produced in Korea, and starring a multi-cultural cast. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the Earth has frozen over, and the last remnants of humanity live in a train that must keep moving to keep the people inside warm. It’s a crazy ride as we talk about the unique direction, the acting, the symbolism, and what the ending means for the characters. Is it really the train to nowhere?

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Wonder Woman Demeans Women!”

Or… Geek Stranger Comes Dangerously Close to Mansplaining in Addressing a Minor Criticism of the Movie.

You know the baby thing in Wonder Woman? Quick recap- Diana sees a baby in the streets of London and gets excited. It’s a nice little touch lasting about five seconds. I mentioned it in my review (subliminal plug).

Some people believe this scene may be demeaning toward women because it implies that all women have to love babies. It’s an intriguing thought, but I think the logic is flawed here for two reasons.

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Wonder Woman

The poorly named War to End All War ravaged Europe and changed the world in ways we still feel to this day. It turned idyllic landscapes dotted with picturesque villages and family orchards into a carnage strewn churning pile of mud, blood, death and destruction. Imagine in this context a vision of beauty, angelic in appearance, and armed with only sword and shield, climbing out of a trench to do battle with machine guns and toxic gas .

The moment is iconic. The birth of this hero resonates. It’s the scene in all the trailers, and it makes the point clear; in the world ruined by man, Wonder Woman has arrived. Hope has returned. And that narrative works in so many ways.

This is an important movie. Let me type that in a different way to get the point across- this movie is important!

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The 42cast Episode 9: The Age of Nostalgia

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about the ever evolving, or is it recycling? nature of genre? On the ninth episode of the 42cast! Can you count how many times we say “get off my lawn!”? Hint: It’s between 0 and 86. :

You can’t scroll through the channels anymore without finding a reboot or continuation of a show from years ago. This week we look at the nostalgia culture and discuss why it’s happening. What are the benefits and the pitfalls. Along the way we get to talking about Star Trek: Discovery and diverse casting. We also ask the eternal question “Is it possible to destroy your childhood?” It’s all that plus talking about our favorite and least favorite reboots and continuations.

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The 42cast Episode 5: Charming to the Last

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about Disney princesses and villains on TV (see, I have a sensitive side)? On the fifth episode of the 42cast! I can’t promise not to do Iago impressions. :

The mid-season break is over and new episodes of Once Upon a Time come back to our screens tonight. In honor of that event, Ryan and Anji join the cast to talk about the first half of the season. It’s a conversation about Aladdin, Jasmine, the Land of Untold Stories, the Evil Queen, whether or not we care about The Charmings, and so much more.

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The 42cast Episode 4: Berlanti Maxiverse The New 52 Part Two

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about the two newest additions to the ever growing Berlantiverse? On the spin off of the third episode of the 42cast, also known as the fourth episode! They’ve started laying out traps, but so far I’ve managed to avoid them without losing too many limbs…:

It’s the second part of our two-part examination of the Berlanti maxiverse. This week I’m rejoined by Ryan and Sam to talk about the first half of the current seasons of Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow. Then we talk about the 3.1 part Invasion crossover that went through all four shows.

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The 42cast Episode 3: Berlanti Maxiverse The New 52 Part One

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about all that is the magical and angst ridden intersection of the CW Network and the DC Universe? On the third episode of the 42cast! So far I’ve still managed to ignore their hints to leave… :

In this episode Ryan and Sam sit down with me to talk about the four DC television series produced by Greg Berlanti for the CW. Because we recorded so much epic material, we had to split this one into two episodes, so this time we’re talking about The Flash and Arrow. We talk about what we think the highlights and downfalls of each half season have been and where we think each series is going from here.

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The 42cast Episode 2: The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Sublimation

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about the arrival of Marvel’s most flaming biker matching wits and sins with Coulson and his wayward protege Skye? Daisy? Quake? Why in the second episode of the 42 Cast! Still with new-podcast-smell!.:

In this episode Ryan and Eric sit down with me to talk about the first half of the fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. We also talk about Marvel’s The Inhumans as well as how what’s going on with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may impact the Netflix series and the rest of the MCU. It’s all that plus another Five Questions.

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The 42 Cast Episode 1: Press Start to Continue

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds in a no holds barred topic-palooza? Why in the inaugural episode of the 42 Cast! Duh.:

For our first episode Sam, Ryan, Rachele, and myself sit down to ask each other questions and give you some insight into just who this cast of crazy characters is. This conversation covers lots of geeky subjects and will be a great example of the type of topics that will be covered in the show.

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Geek Stranger Won’t Shut Up during the movie: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition)

In which rather than write up a nice neat review, I indulge in a stream of consciousness/brain vomit post while watching Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) at home. These were originally just notes, but no; you deserve to read my impressions as pure as they were as they happened.   Cleaned up for clarity and grammar. So maybe they’re not so pure anymore, but then, is anyone pure involved in this movie? These are the deep questions we ask here. 

There’s a paragraph or two surmising the whole movie versus the theatrical at the bottom, along with the Geek Stranger Score, but I’m going to make you scroll all the way down to it, because I’ve earned that. (Or you can chicken out and click here, we won’t judge.)

Also, spoilers for the Ultimate Edition. And, I guess, by default, the theatrical, too. So for those brave and bold enough… onward!

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