This week, we review Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We'll also discuss a fan theory about the film being a Voldemort prequel and another about Ariana Dumbledore's condition.
Other topics this week include remembering Ron Glass, Parker Posey's role in the Lost in Space Reboot, all of the superhero movies coming out in 2017 and actors who could play a young Dumbledore.
All this, and Emily shows off her wand skills.
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.
Jeff & Scott are joined by Kay (Fangirl Blog), Emily (Wrong Button Blog) and Cory (Coffee With Kenobi) to discuss geek TV and the state of geek culture in movies/television.
We review the premieres of shows like Gotham and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and decide what geek shows we would put on the air.
We also discuss whether or not geek themes is over-saturating pop culture and share thoughts on aMarvel movie college course.
In the Assembly Hall, the topic of conversation is all about the SFX Magazine's 250 greatest moments in sci-fi, fantasy & horror. With only some of the list getting teased, the conversation branches out into other geek talk about Wash's death in Serenity, great moments from Firefly, what doesn't belong in the top 10 and moments we hope made the list.
In today's episode, Dan Zehr of the Coffee With Kenobi podcast sits down to talk with Scott about how the Assembly of Geeks podcast is produced. As part of that discussion, they share favorite moments, podcasting advice, and of course, geek talk. Podcast resources shared on the show include:
Samson QU2 Mic
Podcast Answer Man
Entrepreneur on Fire
Captain Kirk didn't need Valentine's Day to generate some chemistry with the women he met. Catherine Hicks knows all about that and she tells us about her experience in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
With that in mind, we discuss what geek stories we'd like to jump into so that we can be somebody's romantic interest. In doing so, Merchman chooses a popular geek TV show, Fangirl chooses a book and Admiral 80s gets a little overwhelmed trying to make his choice.
We also discuss ideas to put some geek into Valentine's Day, including finding reasons to go out and get those cool geek Valentine cards that we bought for school parties, a popular gift from Her Universe and thinking about what geeky things we LOVE most this year. In fact there is so much love in the air, GANNIN is unusually nice to Admiral 80s in this episode.
Other news and topics discussed include Gary Oldman in Star Wars, JK Rowling's second thoughts, some insights on the new Flash TV show and what Mocking Jay will do about Phillip Seymour Hoffman's final scene.
Also, Merchman gives his review on The Lego Movie and the first issue in the post-Serenity comic book series.
Other show links - The Plastic Galaxy Documentary, Harry Potter Bombshell & True Love
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Well, after all of the hype, we've now seen the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and we'll discuss what we thought. Now that ABC smashed the ratings like the Hulk with that show, we get news of new comic book shows on Fox and NBC.
We discuss some sequel news as Star Wars Episode VII might include some IMAX scenes and Jude Law talks about the next Sherlock Holmes movie. Admiral Eighties tries to convince everyone that when you grow a goatee, you might as well declare yourself a villain.
GANNIN opens the assembly meeting with thought-provoking questions for the geeks about travel on Tatooine, the most trustworthy smuggler and sequels that aren't as popular with geek audiences.
Finally, the assembly votes on who is the best Starfleet Captain.
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