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Geekville Radio 181: Disney vs. Netflix

Disney has a much publicized split with Netflix, as Disney plans on starting their own streaming service in 2019. Disney had the following to say in their own press release.

“The new Disney-branded service will become the exclusive home in the U.S. for subscription-video-on-demand viewing of the newest live action and animated movies from Disney and Pixar, beginning with the 2019 theatrical slate, which includes Toy Story 4, the sequel to Frozen, and The Lion King from Disney live-action, along with other highly anticipated movies. Disney will also make a significant investment in an annual slate of original movies, TV shows, short-form content and other Disney-branded exclusives for the service. Additionally, the service will feature a vast collection of library content, including Disney and Pixar movies and Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD television programming.”

The Marvel Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, etc…) are still safe on Netflix. But what does this mean for Star Wars movies? the Marvel MCU?

In Deadpool news, we got our first glimpse of Josh Brolin as Cable, and Zazie Beets as Domino. What are the initial reactions?

The middle portion of the show looks at the Flarrowverse and the much anticipated four-way crossover between Supergirl, Arrow, Flash, and Legends Of Tomorrow. CW president Mark Pedotiz had this to say about the premise of the mega event.

 “I do not want to give it away, I don’t want to give any spoiler alerts but let me just say, romance is in the air.”

So what does this mean? Are Barry and Iris finally tying the not? Ollicity reborn? Alex and Maggie? With all the ‘ships in the Flarrowverse this could be just one big CW Prom Night that could double as the Musical Episode.

In Arrow news, Marc Guggenheim has revealed they have plans for a Season 7 already.

“We’ve already started talking about ooh, we have a shape for season seven already.  This is the earliest we’ve ever had an idea for a season that far ahead, but it’s come out of our conversations about season six.”

“I think we’ve always had an endpoint in mind.  We’ve always known how we want to end the show. That end point doesn’t require X number of seasons. If we had to, we could work towards it as long as we knew with enough leeway, we could work towards the moment we’ve been talking about since day one.”

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“Certainly the whole idea behind the cliffhanger is that there are consequences to the explosions on the island that affect Oliver and affect the surviving members of his team,” Gugenheim said. “Spoiler alert, we didn’t kill off everyone except for Oliver and one person. He still will have a team. The question is what is the composition of that team and how are they all affected by the trauma of what happened at the end of last year. For us, it’s more than a binary thing of who lives and who dies. There are consequences that we’re also playing around with as a result.”

It’s also confirmed that Tom Felton will be leaving in Season 4 of Flash, but Hartley Sawyer will be joining the cast

Lots of news on Legends of Tomorrow Season 3. We’re getting Gorilla Grodd back, and more info on Damien Darkh. Plus hints that this will be a much mor mystical and magic oriented season. Ummm, Constantine anyone?

Judge Dredd fans may rejoice, as Karl Urban has confirmed talks with the producers of Mega City One, the Dredd TV show in pre-production

Finally, Seth and Train pay tribute to the memory of the late great Glen Campbell. How does Glen Campbell fit in with geekery? Well, you’ll understand if you’ve seen Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

All this, plus Cop Rock references and more in another fun-filled Geekville Radio!

 

 

Examining The Dead: All-Star Zombie Apocalypse Survival Team

It’s back to the regular Examining The Dead format this month. Here are the show notes so you can follow along while listening to Episode 15. Hosts Crazy Train and Seeth welcome the debuting Clint from The Geekdig Podcast to talk all things horror in TV, movies, and video gaming.

THE CORONER’S REPORT

Gun Media, the publisher of the Friday The 13th video game, have officially announced a free Single Player Story Mode DLC expansion. This means you can play the game without any multiplyer necessary. What kind of scenario could it be?? And who woulld you play as, Jason or a Counselor?

Netflix has announced an August 25th premiere date for their original horror project Death Note.

In other video game news, rumors persist that Valve may be working on a Left 4 Dead 3 game with an updated version of the classic No Mercy Map. While there have been no official statements, that hasn’t stopped the rumors from picking up steam. (See what we did there?). What could a third Left For Dead game bring to the table?

Also in TV news, Train gives a preview of the second season of Preacher. Not only has the setting changed from Texas to New Orleans, but we’re getting a lot of character development with Jesse, Tulip, and The Saind Of Killers

Back in the video game world, the classic horror game Splatterhouse has been released for Nintendo Switch as part of a multigame bundle.

Finally, Train, Clint and Seth talk The Dark Tower movie, which will be in theaters by the time you hear this.

THE GRUESOME TWOSOME

First up, Clint and Train give a long form review of The Friday The 13th Game, and air their grievances about the server issues in the opening weeks of play. Thankfully, IllFonic and Gun Media were very proactive when trying to fix the connection issues for players.

As far as the game goes, it’s an awesome game when it’s working. Train and Clint share stories about fun moments in the game. And how there are cool subtle elements to it, like the inability to communicate with other players unless you are in close proximity within the game. And of course there’s the kills.

The other entry in The Gruesome Twosome is horror talk coming out of San Diego Comic Con.

INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL

Into The Crystal Ball has a fun “geek out” discussion where Train, Clint, and Seth help assemble an All Star Zombie Apocalypse Survival Team, starring characters from movies, TV, and video games alike.

There were two main qualifiactions for team selection. The characters had to be directly part of a zombie related title, so no Terminator or Batman. And of course, the character had to have actual experience fighting zombies. Aslo, only one character from each title. So no Rick Grimes AND Daryl Dixon.

This is the type of fun geek-centric talk podcasting was seemingly made for.

WARNING: Examining The Dead is Geekville Radio’s only Explicit Rated show. Content is intended for mature audiences.

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Geekville Radio #180: San Diego Comic Con Coverage

 

Justice League Trailer

The Flash standalone movie will be an adaption of Flashpoint, which is funny because that was the gist of Season 3 of The Flash TV show. Could this mean we see Jeffrey Dean Morgan?

Also discussed during the show: A Green Lantern Corps. Movie, Justice League Dark, Shazam, and Aquaman.

Speaking of Aquaman, Seth reminisces about this scene from Justice League Unlimited, which Jason Momoa would absolutely kill it doing.

 

Over in the DC TV Realm, we got trailers for all the Flarrowverse titles

Arrow Season 6 Trailer

The Flash Season 4 Trailer

Legends Of Tomorrow Season 3 Trailer

Supergirl Season 3 Trailer

Also announced for TV, Young Justice Season 3: Outsiders. Which sadly will not star Scott Hall and Kevin Nash– Oh wait… wrong Outsiders.

And finally, some notes about the Black Lightning panel.

In Marvel news, there was an Avengers Infinity War trailer shown, but it hasn’t been released to the public. Thus we are limited to knowledge on what was actually shown. How many faces were actually seen in the trailer? And who’s left to be seen?

Thor Ragnarok Trailer

Black Panther Trailer

It was revealed that the Captain Marvel movie will be set in the 1990’s with Skrulls as the villains.

Over in Marvel TV, we got a new Defenders Trailer, complete with a wonderfully evil Sigourney Weaver

Defenders Trailer

In Iron Fist news, Misty Knight is officially coming to Iron Fist Season 2. And as we’ve said before, this is integral to the Iron Fist story.

The Gifted trailer has revealed all the major players

The Gifted Trailer

As you can see from the trailer, Thunderbird, Polaris, Blink, Eclipse, Andy Strucker & Lauren Strucker are the main characters of the story.

Inhumans Comic-Con Trailer

In non-comic news, the Ready Player One trailer took the world by storm. Seth and Train loved the trailer, but hear some of the immediate differences noticed between the book and the movie

Ready Player One Trailer

Plus there was discussion about Blade Runner 2049, and the whole immersive experience given at the Con next to Hall H.

And we of course can’t forget the Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer, starring John Boyega.

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Is there anything that sparked your interest about Comic Con? Anything you want us to go over? Anything cool you want discussed in the future? Sound off below. Like and Share to get the word out!

Examining The Dead: Tribute To George Romero

The Horror Genre lost a true pioneer this week with the passing of George A. Romero, widely regarded as the father of the modern zombie horror genre. Join host “Crazy Train” Jonathan Bolick, Seth “Zandrax” Zillmann, and “Uncle” Greg Ochaba as they pay tribute to the man who started it all with Night Of The Living Dead, and had a hand in so many “______ Of The Dead” movies and stories. Plus, hear some of the projects he had outside of horror including the many sports documentaries he directed in the 1970s.

This is great stuff for Horror fans, especially for those who want to know about the origins of the Zombie Apocalypse niche.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Review, New Doctor Who, RIP George Romero

Geekville Radio is back after a one week hiatus. Join Seth and special guest Clint from The GeekDig Podcast as they discuss several topics in the world of geekery.

The producers of Supergirl have recast one of their main recurring characters in Alura, the birth mother of Kara/Supergirl. Erica Durance, another legacy superhero actress, is taking over the role from Laura Benanti. This continues the tradition of brining legacy superhero actors into the Flarrowverse fold.

Unfortunately Laura, who Greg [Berlanti] and I have worked with for years going back to Eli Stone, was unable to continue in the role due to work commitments in New York,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “But we are so blessed that Erica has come aboard to offer her own interpretation of Kara’s mother. We had tremendous success with a former Lois Lane last season with Teri Hatcher. We know Erica will continue the proud tradition of legacy actors joining our shows and creating new and exciting takes on classic DC characters.

In Marvel news, Squirrel Girl is making her way t TV as part of the New Warriors TV show. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the show will be a comedy that will air on Disney’s Freeform channel.

The duo lead the ensemble cast in the 10-episode series about six young people learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates. Joining Vayntrub and Theler are Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii.

Over in Doctor Who news, The BBC announced the casting of Broadchurch’s Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor.

Seth and Clint also briefly talk the late George Romero, whose passing was announced a few hours before recording.

The latter half of the show is dedicated to a belated review of Spider-Man Homecoming. Naturally this means major spoilers. However, if you’re still basking in the glow of such an awesome movie, hear the duo discuss the movie, and how you can never go wrong with Evil Michael Keaton.

All this and more in another fun-filled Geekville Radio!

Geekville Radio: Spider-Man Homecoming Preview, Inhumans Trailer, More Han Solo News

Happy 4th Of July and Happy Belated Canada Day everybody!

The first four minutes of Spider-Man Homecoming has been accidentally on purpose released. What are your initial reactions?

Plus we get a trailer for the Inhumans TV series which will be both in theaters and on TV.

On top of that we have the trailer for The Orville, which nobody seems to care about.

And in Star Wars new, we have more info on the Han Solo Movie on what it could have been vs. what it will probably be under Ron Howard. All this and more in another fun filled episode of Geekville Radio!

Geekville Radio: Ron Howard Directing Han Solo, Dazzler in Dark Phoenix, Spider-Man Homecoming Reviews

Following last week’s departure of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the Han Solo standalone film, LucasFilm announced Ron Howard will be taking over the project. What changes could be in store for the film? And what does the Academy Award winning director bring to the table? Crazy Train returns to the show to discuss all things Han Solo and Ron Howard with host Seth.

In Marvel news, Dazzler will be the latest mutant to make a big screen debut when X-Men: Dark Phoenix is released. Are there other iconic X-Men stories that cold be brought to the big screen?

And finally, early reviews are overwhelmingly positive for Spider-Man Homecoming. Hear what some critics are tweeting about Tom Holland and Michael Keaton’s performances.

All this and more in another fun-filled Geekville Radio!

Geekville Radio 176

An abbreviated show this week as Seth flies solo on a light news week.

The top story is that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go from The Han Solo movie. What does this mean for the future? And who could be the replacement?

In other news, Joss Whedon is apparently making heavy changes to the Justice League film. Could we finally get the Hall Of Justice?

In sadder news, the toxicology report for Carrie Fisher’s death has been released, and there were in fact bad substances in her system.

The final story is about character actor Stephen Furst, who passed away at the age of 63.

Geekville Radio: Black Panther Trailer

Geekville Radio is back on the air!

The Black Panther trailer has arrived, and fans arounf the world are reacting. Seth and Crazy Train are back to dissect the trailer and discuss what’s to come from the latest Marvel MCU movie.

In DC news, the latest seasons of the Arrowverse are now on Netflix. In case you missed the finales, or still want to speculate about them, the they’re ranked and discussed. What are the big takeaways? And what can we expect in the next seasons?

In a solo segment, Seth runs down the Wonder Woman movie.

Finally, Seth and Train discuss the life and career of the late great Adam West, who gave geeks so much joy for half a century.

All this and more in another fun filled Geekville Radio!

Examining The Doctor: Logopolis Part Four

It is the end, but the moment has been prepared for. Logopolis was the historic final story for The Fourth Doctor, as well as the first story to fully feature Anthony Ainley’s incarnation of The Master. Join Mark and Seth as they bring their signature blend of knowledge and humor to the finale of The Tom Baker Era.

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