The original Guardians of the Galaxy was Marvel Studios’s biggest gamble, and it paid off big-time. How does the sequel measure up? Blake, Jason, Kenny, and Erin give their thoughts in this At the Movies episode!
And what’s cool this week? Jason runs through several TV shows he hopes aren’t cancelled, while Blake points the Trekkers in the audience to the Star Trek: The Next Conversation podcast.
Is it true? Can it be? Are Blake and Erin back on the microphone, talking about the big summer movie releases for 2017? Join us as we walk through the next few months at the cinema, as well as explain where they’ve been for so long.
And what’s cool this week? Erin is still in the midst of a Dark Tower re-read, and Blake throws his support behind the relaunch of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the Batman/Flash crossover The Button!
The first weekend of the year brings with it the first convention of the year: Wizard World New Orleans! Blake, Erin, and Kenny stop in to this year’s convention and talk about the panels, the shopping, the meteoric rise of Pop Vinyls and Mystery Boxes, and the cosplay that seems to have overtaken even Harley Quinn and Deadpool… 2017 is the Year of Negan.
And what’s cool this week? Blake loved Superman #14, Kenny is a fan of the world’s most annoying video game, and Erin just wants some King Cake.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Carolers are singing, gifts are being wrapped, and there’s a new Star Wars movie in theaters! This week, Blake, Erin and Jason take a look at the first standalone movie in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
And what’s cool this week? Jason has enjoyed the first season of Designated Survivor, while Blake was charmed by the DC Rebirth Holiday Special.
It’s a little early for new year’s resolutions, and I don’t really do those anyway, but I’ve already determined to spend 2017 (the Showcase’s 10th anniversary year) trying to get the show back onto a more regular schedule. 2016 was a fiasco for many reasons, and real life constantly got in the way of recording no matter how often I wanted to. But even the desire to record isn’t quite enough, I need new ways to generate conversation, I need stuff to talk about. That’s where you guys come in. I’ve decided to bring back the ol’ Ultimate Top Ten List episodes (and in fact, may even expand beyond ten) by letting you guys chime in on some topics near and dear to our geeky hearts, then getting together with my co-hosts to discuss your choices, and our own.
I don’t intend to start recording these episodes until January, but in the meantime, I want to start the voting on the first topic. And that first topic is…
…who needs a Rebirth?
It can’t be denied that DC Rebirth is one of 2016’s real success stories, edging out the Chicago Cubs as the best comeback of the year. For all the new Rebirth titles, though, there are a lot of other characters, teams, and franchises that have lost their way. So for the first of our new Ultimate Top Tens, I want you guys to tell me the top ten franchises that need a rebirth. What are the once-great properties most in need of a fresh start, and a return to what made them great in the first place?
The task is simple: send me your top ten list. Here’s all you have to do:
Make a list of your choices. Choices are NOT limited to DC characters, not even limited to comic books, but to ANY pop culture character, team, or franchise that you think was great once that needs a Rebirth-style reboot to get back on track.
Lists MUST be ranked, with your #10 being the one you feel least passionate about and #1 being the one you want Rebirthed the most. The rankings will be used to determine points to create the final top ten list.
You don’t need to justify or explain your choices for your vote to count — all you need to do is send the list — but if you have additional comments, we may read some of them on the show.
Send your choices to me in a Facebook message or email AllNewShowcase@gmail.com. Feel free to discuss choices here in the comments, but your choices aren’t official and your votes aren’t counted until I get a private message.
There’s a little time here — get your choices in by January 7. Plenty of time, but get ’em in.
And you know what? What the hell, let’s make it a little more fun… One randomly-chosen entrant will win an autographed copy of any of my books in-print!
So not only do you get to wax poetic about nerd stuff, but you have a chance of some free stuff. Can’t beat that, right? Join me, my friends, in bringing the Showcase back to life.
After a long (and unplanned) hiatus, Blake, Erin, and Kenny are back to review the latest Marvel film, Doctor Strange. How does Scott Derrickson’s film live up to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s second-most-famous creation? Does Benedict Cumberbatch earn a place among the MCU’s greats? And will Blake ever learn to pronounce Chiwetel Ejiofor?
And what’s cool this week? Kenny is all about The Flash Season 3, Erin is reading Stephen King’s The Dark Tower and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, and Blake’s unabashed love for DC Rebirth continues with Flash #9.