On the verge of her new NBC show, 'Midnight, Texas' showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen joins us on the podcast! We talk about what it was like to reunite with her old 'Alias' family at the 2017 ATX Television Festival, how it felt to write on that show, as well as many others (Lost, Fringe, Charmed, Revolution, Agents of SHIELD), and what it's like to be the showrunner for her own show. She also geeks out about JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon, and talks about the process of creating a show based off of the books by Charlaine Harris and what drew her to the world of 'Midnight, Texas'. It was an AMAZING conversation!
Catch the premiere of 'Midnight, Texas' July 24th at 10pm/9CT on NBC!
It's another day at the movies for the Geekdom Fancast boys, and hanging out in our backseat is our favorite Burger Lord, Greg Mucino! We all just saw 'Baby Driver' and wind through our thoughts of the movie, occasionally drifting off course, but all at a steady rhythm! If you still haven't seen it, the first hour or so is SPOILER FREE, and when we do talk about the end, we'll let you know and you can turn off the episode from there. Then obviously see the movie, and come back!
Derek brings you even more goodness from the ATX Television Festival! This time in the form of a roundtable interview he got to be a part of with the cast and showrunner of AMC's 'Fear of the Walking Dead'. Listen to cast members Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Colman Domingo, Dayton Callie and Creator Dave Erickson and Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd talk about the show up until now, the future of the show, and the differences in making this show and their flagship show 'The Walking Dead'
Last week Derek took his annual summer pilgrimage to Austin and met up with friend of the show Dominick to attend the 2017 ATX Television Festival! Listen to them recap this year's ATX from Austin, TX. Derek also got to speak with Alison Brie and Betty Gilipin from the new GLOW Netflix series, as well as the creator Liz Flahive. Derek also sat down with actress, and future Supergirl villain, Odette Annable and one of the festival's co-founders Emily Gipson! It's a jam-packed episode about the most underrated geek celebration in the country!
Damsels do it their damn selves on this episode. Well, other than the fact that we couldn't book a female guest to save our lives. We'll just leave that up to Diana! In our hosts-only episode we talk all about Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman'! It's a full on spoiler review, so make sure you've seen the movie first!
Derek also talks about all the nerd events that he's been attending recently, and does a mini review of 'Band-Aid' - which you should definitely check out!
If you listened to our beginning of the year movie preview, you got to admit we know our stuff. Okay, at least 75% of it. We're here again with our look into the next three months of movies, the 2017 summer film slate. This time joining us is two different God Hates Geeks writers, friends of the pod, and past guests Lance Paul, "The Traveling Nerd" and, the captain at God Hates Geeks himself, Travis Moody. With our GHG brethren we'll break down the release schedule, month to month, and talk about who the big winners are going to be financially and critically, and who'll end up in the Wal-Mart $5 dollar Blu-Ray bin by year's end.
It's already that time, a-holes. The SECOND Guardians of the Galaxy is already upon us. In order to commemorate the gang getting back together, we had a crossover episode with 'Marvel-less Marian' to talk about the now TWO time galaxy savers. We go into FULL SPOILER mode, so do not listen to ANYTHING without watching the movie yet, if for some reason you haven't seen it yet.
We're already getting into 2017's con and festival season! Doesn't time fly when you're geeking out? To commemorate the special occasion we had to call in Dominick to talk about this year's Paleyfest AND Wondercon. He and Derek go through all their expectations, experiences, surprises, and how they generally stack up compared to the Paleys and Wondercons of the past! If you've been before, and went this year, you can see what we thought about it! If you've never been before, you can hear what it's all about!
**UPDATE** We're bringing you some bonus episodes this week, along with our new episode to get you hyped for this year's ATX! **UPDATE**
After a two week break... We're BAAAAAAACKKK!!! Friend of the podcast, Greg Mucino, joins us this week to talk about Burger Week. WARNING: DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. Then Derek talks about his trip to Austin, Texas and the ATX Television Festival. We're coming back with guns blazing!
It's another music episode! This time we geek out about the process of writing and making music with rapper, producer, entrepreneur Reime Scheme. We go into what got him into wanting to become a music artist, how his history in the military has helped him in a more creative industry, and what it's like to tour and meet fans from all over the globe! It's a great conversation for anyone that's wanted to express themselves and had to reconcile being creative with making money - and the actual hard work that goes into it!
You can find Reime Scheme at RhymeSchemeMusic.com!
Before we get into all the geek events and summer movies and upcoming TV shows we had a chance to geek out in an area we never really talk about all too much on the podcast - music, with a focus on hip-hop specifically. Justin Muzack from Syndicate Radio, Organized Threat, and much more has joined us to talk about his time doing live radio, interviewing celebrities and heroes, producing music, selling beats to production companies for TV and movies, and he even geeks out with us about music in general and, last but not least, the upcoming POWER RANGERS movie. Get into it!
It's a just hosts podcast this week with Derek and Myke already starting the summer season, not only temperature-wise in California, but movie wise with two BIG movies to come out in March (that maybe could have come out in June). We review 'Logan' and 'Kong: Skull Island'. Spoilers abound!
What better way to recap an historic Oscar night that to have Eva and Sherice on our panel? We don't just talk about the shocking end to the night (but we do talk a lot about the shocking end to the night) but we run through what we thought of this year's batch of Academy nominated movies, how the ceremony was, entertainment politics, and Derek's time working as press at the actual ceremony! There's just as many fun surprises in our actual episode as there were at the Oscars!
Karolin Luna joins us once again, but this time in the guest co-hosting chair as we welcome Ryan O'Nan to the podcast! There are so many things you may have seen him in, including his recent stint on Season 2 of Fargo and in Ray Donovan. Ryan talks to us about going from being in front of the camera on Fargo to working in the writer's room of the critically-acclaimed debut of the TV side of the X-Men Universe: Legion. We also discuss how he feels as a writer vs being an actor, how directing made him more sympathetic on the sets of other directors, and how Legion is doing it's own thing separate from Marvel's mutant movie franchises. It was a fun, amazing conversation that's a must listen for upcoming artists or even just fans!
Catch him on the new season of Queen of the South, and check out the movie he wrote coming to Netflix - Albion: The Enchanted Stallion.
Legion airs every Wednesday night on FX at 10 pm.
Since we're out of the always terrible January season of movies, it's time to start getting ready to head back to the theaters again. To help us kick off what looks to be a very promising year for movies we brought the big guns. MovieWeb writer, and dear friend, Ryan Scott joins us with some well-informed box office predictions and behind-the-scenes goings-on while the ever vigilant Dana Keels keeps our excitement in check (in the best way). We go through all the major releases we're looking forward to up until the end of May to get you up to speed before you start getting those advanced tickets!
Check out Ryan at MovieWeb.com and @ryanscottwrites and follow Dana Keels @hatandwand on Twitter and Instagram!
Joshua Malina belongs to a special class of actors who can deliver a standout dramatic performance one minute then nail a great comedic punchline the next. It's no wonder that some of his most notable roles were written for him specifically by the great Aaron Sorkin. We had the chance to talk to Josh at length about his blockbuster podcast 'The West Wing Weekly', how it feels to watch the show after an historic election, and how it's going to feel for him when he and his co-host Hrishikesh Hirway have to discuss his own performance as Will Bailey when they get to season four. Josh also spoke to us about his time both on 'The Thrilling Adventure Hour' and 'Sports Night' and how those projects scratched both his comedy itch, and his desire to get back to performing on stage again. We also talked about how he once saved Aaron Sorkin's life, his work with Mazon, playing poker, pranking Bradley Whitford, and whether or not he'd want to do a musical episode of 'Scandal'.
Scandal returns Thursday, January 26th at 9 p.m. on ABC and you can find 'The West Wing Weekly' on iTunes, or your podcatcher of choice - new episodes release every Wednesday.
Follow Josh on twitter @JoshMalina
Ever wanted to know what a TV and movie award show would be like in 'The Man in the High Castle' universe? Welcome to the Golden Globes 2017! I'm only joking (kinda) but we're still here, and we're still taking it for serious. Srsly. How could we not with Greg Mucino returning to the podcast?! Even if it was really the 'La La Land' awards, we still had opinions. Very belligerent, uncut ones - you know, the ones that really matter.
What'd you think of the awards? We'd love to hear from you @GeekdomFancast on twitter or facebook.com/TheGeekdomFancast!
For a whole host of reasons, 2016 wasn't quite the best year that we've collectively gone through in recent memory. Which is why it's important that we not deny you our annual 'Best of Last Year' list! It's just Myke and Derek, as per tradition, getting back to basics and geeking out over what our favorites in film and television for the past year.
Another year, another Star War! Former guests Lance Paul and Robert Bexar II join us to review the VERY FIRST ever theatrical release of a Star Wars Anthology film - you know, that Rogue One movie that you and everyone you know just saw this weekend? Lance and Robert are some of the biggest Star Wars geeks that we know so we just had to have them on to talk about Jyn Erso and her ragtag group of Magnificent Rebels. How does this hold up to last years The Force Awakens? Can this beat Return of the Jedi in Derek's eyes? What are some of the nerdy Easter eggs you may have missed? Tune in and find out!
When we initially invited Dana Keels to be on our podcast for his first solo guest episode, we figured we would talk to him about movies in general - but since he's one of the biggest Doctor Strange fans we know, we had to talk about the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We ended up doing a full on review of Marvel's 'Doctor Strange', and Dana spits some knowledge about how the film compares to its comic book source material.
Then, being the nerds we are, we go into superhero movies in general. How do we feel about the MCU now? What about the DCCU?
Lastly, Dana pitches his awesome idea for a Guardians of the Galaxy / Thor -esque movie that DC can make from their properties. It's a return to geek form from us.
How many time have you said this in your life, "you haven't seen [insert whatever classic movie here]"? Well it turns out past guest, and friend of the show, Gabe hears it almost every time he hangs out with his friends. So much so that they had to make a podcast about it. Enter Jamesflix. Gabe, DJ (from the GREAT 'Gamesters Pair of Dice' podcast) and the titular James join us on the show to talk about all the movies we've missed in our lives, the overrated 'classics' and their show - Jamesflix! Check out Jamesflix, Gamesters Pair of Dice, and Comics Booze N' Profanity through iTunes on your favorite podcast app!
If you missed our crossover with God Hates Geeks earlier this week, here it is - just in time for episode 3 of 'The Walking Dead'. On this episode, Travis Moody and Richard Zom join us as we talk to Karl Makinen, or for anyone caught up with the show - Richard from the Kingdom! Karl talks with us about getting his start in acting, his thoughts on the episode, and what it was like being on set! SPOILERS for up to episode 2 of the Walking Dead!
Also, if you missed this episode, you must not be subscribed to the GodHatesGeeks podcast feed! Find it on whatever podcast app you use - almost every episode is produced and edited by Myke and frequently co-stars Myke and Derek!
Friend, comedienne, writer, and fellow geek, Eva Ceja joins us for another fun conversation about being a working creator and performer. We get into it about Second City, working on a network show, learning the heroes journey through Dan Harmon, with a whole lotta silliness in between. Eva's one of our funniest friends, and we're sure you'll have as much of a blast listening to her riff as we had riffing with her!
This is the kind of episode that we imagined The Geekdom Fancast to be from the jump - a conversation with a friend who is doing creative things that slowly segue's into a nerdy conversation about anything and everything. This week it's Robert Bexar II turn to join us IN PERSON to talk about his short film, turned pilot, 'Geek Haven'. He discusses the inspiration for the comedy, his process, and then basically about everything that he loves. Don't worry, we love it too. From comic book heroes to sitcoms of yesteryear, we had a blast just old fashion nerding out - and you will too!
Unofficial third and fourth chairs, Greg and Sherice, join us to talk about this year's Emmy Awards! We celebrate all of the surprise, first time winners. We get into the difference in the voting procedure for this year's awards. Observations are had, and side-eyed judgments are made. Also, Derek goes on one of his longest rants in podcast history.