Darkness is the theme of the day at the Fantastic Fortress (and not just because Merchman is about to see Deathly Hallows Part 2). It is Halloween week and we've filled the podcast with talk of death and darkness.
First Taylor Lymbery (The 8-bit kid) joins us to remember the days of Saturday Morning Cartoons after they all officially died on October 4th. Later, Dan Zehr of Coffee With Kenobi joins the Geek Assembly to discuss those moments when darkness falls on our favorite heroes and characters.
When do the darker stories work best? When does darkness seem meaningless or unnecessary? How do character deaths positively/negatively impact a story? We discuss those questions and more.
We'll also react to the news of a new Harry Potter story that's coming out this Halloween & find out where the infamous Scream mask came from.
Today's Geek Assembly meeting is very Star Wars focused again. This time, Justin Bolger from The ForceCast joins us to discussEmperor Palpatine's first name and other good/not-so-good names in the franchise. We'll also look back at some of the crazy rumors surrounding the prequel movies.
Fangirl is back and we get her all caught up on some of the latest Marvel and DC news - including DC's movie line-up, the Captain America 3 storyline, a female Robin rumor and the latest on the Doctor Strange casting.
Other topics include Brandon Routh talking Arrow, Movies getting adapted into TV shows, and another IT Crowd series.
Oh and this...
Why is Dr. Doom fighting the Muppets? Clearly, you have to hear the episode to find out. It would definitely be one of the weirdest crossovers of all time (or maybe there's something weirder).
After hearing about some Jim Henson movie sequels, we take time to discuss whether or not other 1980's sequels and reboots can work - including a new Ghostbusters movie and Bill & Ted 3.
We also get a report from Fangirl's trip to Geek Girl Con and we take a look at some of the news and events from New York Comic Con.
Other geeky topics in this episode include Michael Keaton's fondess for his Batman movies, Joel Schumacher's shock about the fan reaction to Bat nipples, a newly announced Batman movie and a very interesting comic book battle.
Charli Armstrong (Mystic Maven) fills in for Tricia this week as we discuss Harry Potter, Rebels, The Dark Crystal, Boba Fett and more. It all starts as Scott shares his thoughts on the first four Harry Potter movies as he attempts to expand his geek cred in the franchise.
Dan Zehr of Coffee With Kenobi joins our Star Wars-heavy assembly meeting as we review Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, react to StarWars.com's Top 10 Villains list and breakdown the theory that Boba Fett Killed Uncle Owen & Aunt Beru.
Other topics include the first issues of the female Thor comic series, theGuardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray, Howard Stark's confirmation in the upcoming Agent Carter series and Ed Dolista (The Indycast) talks about the latest Indy 5 rumors.
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