It's 2016, and we can finally discuss The Force Awakens without a spoiler warning. We share our in-depth thoughts on the film and talk about some of the negative reactions. We also take a close look at the controversy surrounding Rey and Star Wars merchandise.
Other topics in this episode include details about the second season of Agent Carter, a Voltron reboot and an Indiana Jones documentary that's coming out this summer.
Plus, The Troll attacks the narrator and GANNIN scrambles to save the day!
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Dan Zehr of Coffee With Kenobi joins the Geek Assembly to discuss the second season of Star Wars Rebels. We look over some of the news and merchandise that was unveiled at this year's New York Comic-Con.
Also, Richard and Sarah from Skywalking Through Neveralnd visit our Halloween party to discuss Star Wars Halloween costumes and their prize pack giveaway.
Other topics in this episode include new Agent Carter Season 2 announcements, a possible Time Bandits television series, a possible R rating for The Killing Joke and reactions to DC Superhero Girls.
All this and Jeff attempts to confront Zack Snyder about his movies.
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Review of Jessica Jones (Episode 1)
New figures for The Force Awakens
Just look at that picture! How does it make you feel? In this episode, we take a look at some of the funny and questionable responses that it recently generated on the internet. We also react to the new trailers for the classic Batman series Blu-ray and the latest from Guardians of the Galaxy.
With San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner, we discuss some of the recent announcements about panels, TV shows, pilots and exclusives.
Other news discussed includes whether we'll see Sylar in Heroes Reborn, Brandon Routh's return to being a superhero, Kevin Smith's reaction to visiting the Episode VII set and the rumor about Billie Lourd's role in the movie.
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The 2nd Annual Rancho Obi-Wan Gala
This episode opens up with Merchman's wife setting off an alarm at The Fantastic Fortress, costing Admiral 80s a very important Jenga victory. Once inside, she gets her superhero name and steps in for Fangirl. She also brought Merchman's D-Tech Me X-Wing Fighter Pilot figure he made at Star Wars Weekends.
And speaking of of Star Wars Weekends, Aaron Harris from Coffee With Kenobi attended all five weekends. He joins us to discuss the memories, the fandom and the best moments from his time there.
Justin Cavender (JustInCredible) from Geek Legacy shares his biggest takeaways from this year's E3.
Other geek news and topic in this episode include, gamers foiling a home burglary, unique facts about the movie Gremlins, the backstory behind the Ghostbusters song and music video, details about a new Transformers animated series, storylines from the proposed live-action Star Wars: Underworld series, the release date for the Phineas and Ferb Star Wars special, a proposed Sci-Fi Museum, the possible DC Universe movie line-up and the casting of Aquaman.
We also announce the winner of our Star Wars Rebels drawing!
All this plus Merchman is launching another podcast!
Superman, Spiderman, Batman and a rebellion are the focus of today's episode. It all starts with geeky reactions to the newly released Star Wars: Rebels trailer and the Episode VII casting announcement.
Today's Geek Assembly meeting is all about Superman as we discuss Joe Quesada's recent comments about Superman playing the villain in Man of Steel and Zach Snyder's comments about people's attachment to Christopher Reeve's Superman. All of this is happening as plans move forward for a Justice League movie.
We'll also discuss Batman Day, a new Spiderman character, Marvel's Netflix shows and a Halo TV series. Bobby Blakey, the Mighty Movie Master, gives us his review of The Amazing Spiderman 2.
Our special guest, Dr. Travis Langley, is a Superherologist and author of Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight. He shares his insight on what's happening in the minds of Batman and his enemies.
Meanwhile, we share what's going on in our heads after seeing the new teaser trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. GANNIN gets into Admiral Eighties mind by creatively reminding him what day it is.
Other news and topics include the idea for a TV series surrounding The Huntress, the passing of a Batman legend and a whole list of Star Wars news and stuff.
Finally, we share your thoughts on an Indiana Jones rumor and discuss whether or not any character is untouchable.
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Chris Evans on retiring from acting
Robert Downey, Jr. on being replaced by younger actors
Today's episode sets the tone with a classic Star Wars spot promoting collector's cups. From those archives, we turn our attention to classic comics. Specifically, we take a look at the 1992 graphic novel about the death of Superman and discuss whether or not it should be turned into a movie. Would it be better than Batman vs. Superman? Would it be the big box office splash that DC and Warner Brothers would like to see? We attempt to answer those questions.
Some of the most anticipated movies of 2014 are finally hitting theaters and more will be here soon. So, we stop to gauge the level of enthusiasm on some of the geek films that are up next.
Merchman, a big Muppet fan, has already seen Muppets Most Wanted. So, Ryan Dosier of the Muppet Mindset Blog joins the Assembly to discuss it and the future of the Muppets in TV and film.
In the news, we discuss digging up E.T. video games out of a landfill, more movies coming to IMAX, Game of Thrones continuing its story in theaters and the chances of a Pacific Rim sequel.
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