Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Mandalorian: First Look at Celebration 2019

As Phantastic Geek launches another pop culture podcast, we look at the Mandalorian's debut at Celebration 2019 in Chicago. Our podcast talks the genesis of the series, the stars of the show, and we even discuss some of clips shown.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

God Friended Me: 120 "Que Sera Sera"

Miles, Cara and Rakesh are all out of jobs. But the Juliet Code could be rebuilt. And the elusive Henry Chase has at last appeared. Matt and Pete bring you the season 1 finale, episode 120, “Que Sera Sera.”

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Cloak and Dagger: 203 "Shadow Selves"

The secret history of Mayhem is detailed as Mina Hess has unlocked the cause. Father Delgado struggles with faith while Tandy and Ty try to track down the trafficked girls. Matt and Pete double up on episode 203 “Shadows Selves.”

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 213 "Such Sweet Sorrow"

Time is running out and the Enterprise has come to Discovery’s aid. Both ships enlist the help of a strategic planet’s monarch to work around the threat to all sentient life, but sacrifice is always part of the plan. Matt and Pete console you about episode 213, “Such Sweet Sorrow.”

We reference TrekMovie's article on the Enterprise bridge, found here.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

TWIST: "Replay" Finds Raw Truth in the Twilight Zone

Submitted for your approval: an episode entirely without metaphor.


The statement itself is a bold one for The Twilight Zone, considering the original series had some of its best episodes with you-can’t-say-that-on-television masked by way of the tropes of science fiction, horror, and westerns.


Yet “Replay” succeeds without metaphor, and eminently so. Indeed, in so far as commercials can spoil a story (hint: they can, exceedingly so), the shape of “Replay” was tipped loud and clear: racial profiling, and more, received by African-American mother Nina (Sanaa Lathan) and son Dorian (Damson Idris) at the hands of the droll and decidedly white Officer Lasky (Glenn Fleshler). As for what was shown in previews, the episode is just that: a ponderance on American racism, casual and powerful and sometimes both.


However, the episode, directed by Gerard McMurray, is also very much more. As someone who likely will never be pulled over by a profiling police officer, the episode was for me a vivid, immediate, jarring, resounding transportation into world that I can hardly imagine. The gut-wrenching result of watching the first half, with its repeated cycles of sighing, sneering, easy racism perpetuated by Lasky, came with the realization that, for millions of Americans and others, this was not “something out of the Twilight Zone.” Instead, this was a story about very real life, yet a tale nonetheless augmented by the gimmick of a magical camcorder that can rewind time.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Shazam!

With Earth's Mightiest Mortal taking off in the City of Brotherly Love, how does the latest offering of the DCEU stack up? Pete and Matt bring the thunder and lightning in talking Shazam!

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Cloak and Dagger: 201 "Restless Energy" and 202 "White Lines"

Tandy’s working the program with her mom and Ty’s trying to make life better on the streets. But domestic abuse and human trafficking rear they ugly heads in New Orleans. Also, Mayhem is here. Matt and Pete bring you the two-hour season 2 premiere for episode 201 “Restless Energy" and episode 202 “White Lines.”

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