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Posts related to the X-Men comics, movies, and television shows.

A Bunch of Empty Sound

A Bunch of Empty Sound

TO ME, MY X-MEN: Our hosts are joined by the show’s resident on-the-ground-Marvel correspondent, Kyrun Silva (of Taurus Comics) to talk about the first the episodes of the highly anticipated Disney+ animated series, X-Men ’97. WARNING: spoilers, hot takes, and deep lore dives abound in this episode.

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The Full Kyrun

The Full Kyrun

THE STROMAN ARGUMENT: Kyrun Silva of Taurus Comics and the 4 Tales Podcast joins D. Bethel for this week’s show and they talk a bit about some recent guests Kyrun has had on his podcast.

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Kyrun dives into Alan Moore’s celebrated run on DC Comics’ Swamp Thing while D. Bethel is awestruck by Godzilla Minus One (though, technically, he watched Godzilla Minus One Minus Color).

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(00:00) Intro – Welcome, Kyrun Silva!
(11:20) Kyrun’s Week in Geek: Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing
(21:10) D. Bethel’s Week in Geek: Godzilla Minus One Minus Color
(42:46) Outro – A Mini Con Artists
(46:25) Outtakes

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  • Godzilla Fhtagn“: an essay about the 2014 American production, Godzilla, and its Lovecraftian overtones by D. Bethel.

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Waiting for Helicopter

Waiting for Helicopter

HEALING FACTOR: This week, our hosts talk about the surprising news dropped by Ryan Reynolds about Deadpool 3.

BAD BUSINESS: Our hosts then dive into the strange and unfortunate decisions made by the corporate bigwigs at the newly combined Warner Bros. Discovery and how its CEO is making a lot of artistic decisions based on economic benefits…it’s strange, but mostly sad.

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  • A tweet from @The_GM_Is_God who posited the casting of Matt Berry as Hank McCoy aka “Beast” of the X-Men (the entire thread is great):

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Magic Gas

Magic Gas

THE EMBIGGENING: Now that the series is complete, our hosts talk about the most recent MCU show on Disney+, the incredibly charming––and narratively impactful––Ms. Marvel.

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  • (00:00) Intro
  • (01:28) The relatability, the continuity, and the pleasurability that is Disney+’s Ms. Marvel.
  • (36:43) Outro – Dan’s Summer Highlander Adventure continues.
  • (39:25) Outtakes

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  • Crutch Talk” (29 March 2019): Where our hosts discuss the movie, Captain Marvel.
  • Listeners in the Woodwork” (18 October 2019): Where Andrew guides us through the legal dispute regarding who actually wrote the theme song from X-Men: The Animated Series.

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  • “Theme from X-Men: The Animated Series” by Ron Wasserman
Ninja Zoom

Ninja Zoom

DOCTOR STRANGER THINGS: Our hosts reflect on one of the most divisive and interesting entries into the current phase of the MCU, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

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  • (00:00) Intro – Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers talk
  • (01:50) Doctor Strange & the Multiverse of Madness
  • (37:18) Outro – This week’s poll
  • (38:18) Outtakes

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  • Spock’s Screams” (23 September 2016): Where our hosts weave their way through the idea of legacy characters in comic books.
  • Unpop That Cork” (18 March 2022): Where Andrew talks about the three Sam Raimi-led Spider-Man movies.
  • Multiverse Averse” (20 May 2022): Where our hosts talk about the previous MCU-related multiverse adventure, Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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Unpop That Cork

Unpop That Cork

A NEW MARVEL: Our hosts quickly discuss the recently dropped trailer for the new Marvel Studios’ Disney+ show, Ms. Marvel.

IT’S GOBLIN TIME: Motivated by his recent re-watch of the three Sam Raimi-directed, Tobey Maguire-starring Spider-Man movies, our hosts discuss the impact, legacy, and shortcomings of these incredibly influential films.

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  • The trailer for the new MCU Disney+ show, Ms. Marvel:

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  • Rewind Yourself” (04 August 2017): Where Andrew finally saw Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Televisionatic

Televisionatic

STAR TREK CORNER: D. Bethel is still getting excited about Star Trek: The Next Generation, so our hosts spend some time discussing the end of TNG‘s season 3 and the start of season 4.

NEWS CRUISE: With all the news coming out in the last few weeks, our hosts decide to skim over a handful over them, including Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard; an indie developer complaining about there being too many indie games; and comics writer, Tom Taylor, taking on Comics Gate head-on.

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The Nature of the Gutter

The Nature of the Gutter

TAYLORVISION: [SPOILER WARNING] With the divisive (but generally well-received) season of the Disney+ original, WandaVision, all wrapped up, D. Bethel brings friend-of-the-show and on-the-ground DC correspondent, Taylor Katcher, on to talk with Andrew about the twists and turns of this wonderfully unique entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spoilers about WandaVision are talked about consistently and thoroughly throughout the episode. You have been warned.

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Weekend Ramboing

Weekend Ramboing

WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew befriends dogs and murders zealots in Far Cry 5 while D. Bethel finally gathers his thoughts (now that he’s seen it both at the drive-in and now at home) on the final X-based release from 20th Century Fox (albeit after Disney’s purchase), The New Mutants, directed by Josh Boone.

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  • Episode 136 – Make It So” (02 June 2017): Where D. Bethel and Andrew discuss the controversy surrounding the release of Far Cry 5.
  • We Still Don’t Know $#!&” (31 May 2019): Where Andrew first enters the Far Cry universe with Far Cry Primal.
  • Arias In Embers” (21 June 2019): Where D. Bethel discusses––and defends––the second-to-last Fox X-film, Dark Phoenix.
  • Playing the Menu” (20 March 2020): Where D. Bethel discusses playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a game that seemingly had something important to say about colonization, but crumbled underneath the weight of a AAA budget and the expectations that brings with it.

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Something About Werewolves

Something About Werewolves

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew watches the recent Netflix-made video game documentary series, High Score, and gets inspired to finally check out the very strange––and controversial?––game, Night Trap. D. Bethel finds serenity as the ferryman of the dead while playing Thunder Lotus Games’ Spiritfarer, a game that is a far cry from their previous games.

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