This is our News roundup for the Second week of February. Which means this is your last chance to enter to win the Star Wars Rebels Funko Pop. We have a lot of news this week so be sure to check out the show notes for links to all of the stories. What won’t be in the show notes are Nik’s ideas for ESPN’s new streaming service, their people can call his people. Be sure to pay attention to the Announcements because we are resurrecting the Random Fandom and want you guys to participate. This time it will be more book club style than a short 15ish minute talk about a random fandom. The media that we’re focusing on this month is Artemis by Andy Weir. Be sure to let us know what you think.
- We will be at Wizarding Dayz February 23rd & 24th
- Wasatch Comic Con will be happening April 27th & 28th
- Random Fandom! This month we are talking about Artemis on February 25th so let us know what you think about it before then.
- Early high score for Black Panther https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/black-panther-rotten-tomatoes-score-perfect-at-100-percent-1082554
- ESPN streaming service https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-espns-streaming-service-will-cost-499-a/f-8ac25a4223%2Ftechcrunch.com
- Disney streaming service exclusives will include live action sword in the stone https://io9.gizmodo.com/disneys-streaming-service-exclusives-will-include-the-l-1822846019
- Comcast can screw up disney’s fox deal http://www.slashfilm.com/comcast-fox-deal/
- Invincible comic coming to an end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWmButZsFDU
- Joaquin Phoenix in talks to play the joker http://variety.com/2018/film/news/joaquin-phoenix-the-joker-origin-movie-todd-phillips-1202692188/
- Venom Teaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzxFdtWmjto
- Deadpool 2 trailer and poster Meet Cable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZNBFcwd7zc
- Shazam Plot details https://nerdist.com/shazam-movie-plot-details-dc-comics/
- Parks and rec share a universe with the good place https://nerdist.com/good-place-parks-and-rec-same-universe/
- Power rangers comics are doing a cross over http://www.ign.com/videos/2018/02/06/jason-david-frank-narrates-power-rangers-shattered-grid-trailer-as-lord-drakkon
- Jessica jones season 2 trailer https://nerdist.com/jessica-jones-season-2-trailer-2/
- 9th doctor possibilities in the day of the doctor (script leak) https://nerdist.com/doctor-who-50th-anniversary-ninth-doctor-excerpt/
- Advice on playing Han Solo https://nerdist.com/harrison-ford-advice-han-solo-alden-ehrenreich/
- Tom Hardy did Bane lines to his dog with a “cup” on his face https://nerdist.com/tom-hardy-bane-dog-jock-strap-on-his-face/
- Jenny Slate will narrate new muppet babies https://nerdist.com/muppet-babies-nanny-jenny-slate/
Jef (in the #outakes) is now complaining that I listened to him and provided context for the Outros I submitted?? Boy I just can’t win with this guy.
Ok so I’ve written notes to comment on what y’all have said and just not sent them in and at this point I have no idea what some of these notes are in reference to, but here they are anyway:
I totally understand calling yourself out in a friendly game. I’ve called myself out any number of times. But I was rooting for you Nik and I wanted to see you CRUSH the competition. 😁
You’ve mentioned once or twice before that you’re looking for a name for your Fandomites. I like the name Fandomites, but I know you don’t.
Fickle Fans of the Fandomverse (Tri-F’s)
Brandon, you mentioned how important it was to see yourself as the hero in some of the movies in . However, in an earlier podcast you complained about people who saw themselves as Luke and are upset about where his character has gone. That he’s become a unkempt hermit who has given up on life. You specifically said “screw you” to those fans. You then showed off your daughter who looks at Rey and says, “that’s me”.
In 35 years will you be telling your daughter, “screw you” (as you said to the Luke fans?), if she complains that Star Wars: The Newest Jedi (episode 20) stars a robot who can use the Force, while Rey has become an unwashed recluse living in a box on Coruscant? Why is it not okay for people who grew up seeing themselves as Luke to be upset with how he lives now?
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Artemis by Andy Wier