Sunday, November 19, 2017

Justice League

Look, up in the sky! It's a $300 million movie ten years in the making, so what do Pete and Matt make of it? Set your super hearing to Phantastic Geek.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Punisher: 101 "3AM"

We catch up with Frank Castle having concluded his revenge spree and facing the ghosts of his past... but can this antihero keep to the shadows? Pete and Matt analyze episode 101, "3AM."

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Inhumans: Season One Wrap-Up

With the Inhumans staying put on Earth, Pete and Matt look back at Marvel's curious IMAX/ABC TV hybrid.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- 109 "Into the Forest I Go"

As the Discovery prepares to face down the Klingon Ship of the Dead and defend Pahvo, her crew concocts a desperate plan to potentially end the war. But not all is what it seems when held up to a mirror. Pete and Matt reflect upon the Star Trek: Discovery Chapter 1 finale, episode 109 “Into the Forest I Go.”

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Inhumans: 108 "And Finally: Black Bolt"

As the dome around Attilan weakens, our Inhumans look to one another for strength. Matt and Pete recap the season (series?) finale, episode 108, “And Finally: Black Bolt.”

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Why we're still podcasting the Punisher

Marvel's The Punisher arrives on Netflix next week, and Pete and Matt discuss why we're still podcasting the series.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- 108 "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"

 While the Klingons use their cloaking technology to wrest the upper hand in the war, Discovery’s away team plans a partnership on Pahvo. Pete and Matt interpret episode 108 “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum.”


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Inhumans: 107 "Havoc in the Hidden Land"

Alas, poor Gorgon, we knew ye well. Or did we? A trio of characters come back, and Pete and Matt investigate episode 107, "Havoc in the Hidden Land."

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

Asgard's let its guard down and Thor's no more, but can there still be a Hela good time on Hulk Planet? Pete and Matt have a smash-ing good time chatting up Thor: Ragnaraok.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- 107 "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad"

It’s time to blow off some steam aboard the Discovery, but the return of Harcourt Fenton Mudd gets in the way of the festivities. Matt and Pete take a gander at the gormagander that is episode 107 “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.”


Friday, October 27, 2017

Inhumans: 106 "The Gentleman's Name is Gorgon"


Maximus grows increasingly paranoid while the Royal family plans its next moves. But not without a price. Pete and Matt light a candle for Inhumans’ episode 106 “The Gentleman’s Name is Gorgon.”

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- 106 "Lethe"

Tables are turned as Sarek calls out to Burnham for help. Lt. Tyler settles into Discovery while Lorca may be a lothario. Pete and Matt won’t soon forget Star Trek: Discovery episode 106 “Lethe.”

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Inhumans: 105 "Something Inhuman This Way Comes..."

Karnak's in love, Medusa and Black Bolt have been reunited and Lockjaw's on the mend, but Maximus is prepared to ratchet up his search for the rogue royal family. Pete and Matt explore Inhumans' episode 105, "Something Inhuman This Way Comes..."


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- 105 "Choose Your Pain"

The Tardigrade's in pain, but the Klingons won't relent. Lorca gets pulled behind enemy lines and into a world of... Mudd! And just who IS Lt. Ash Tyler anyway? Pete and Matt embrace Star Trek: Discovery episode 105, "Choose Your Pain."


Friday, October 13, 2017

Inhumans: 104 "Make Way For... Medusa"

Our Inhuman royal court remains spit, but is a reunion in sight? Pete and Matt dig deep into episode 104, "Make Way For... Medusa."

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- NYCC 2017

The stars aligned for the massive Star Trek: Discovery panel in the Theater at Madison Square Garden... and Phantastic Geek was there!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Agents of SHIELD: NYCC 2017

SHIELD saw its triumphant return to the convention where it was born... but what footage did they show? And who kissed whom?

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New York Comic Con 2017

With ReedPOP having pulled off another successful New York Comic Con, we look back at the days spent in professional development meetings, pop culture panels, standing in a few lines, and seeing some amazing cosplay!

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Inhumans: 103 "Divide and Conquer"

With our Inhumans heroes and villains spread across the moon and Oahu, a new player enters the game. Pete and Matt transport across the whole story for episode 103, "Divde and Conquer."

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- 104 "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry"

You'll believe that a spore drive can fly, but is the beastie actually a beauty? Pete and Matt jump into episode 104, "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry."

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- 103 "Context Is for Kings"

The Discovery arrives, but how will everyone look at mutineer Michael Burnham? Pete and Matt analyze every spore for episode 103, "Context Is for Kings."

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Inhumans: 101 & 102 "Pilot Parts 1 & 2"

The Inhumans have finally arrived... but do they make the grade?  Pete and Matt go to the moon and back to find out.


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Thursday, September 28, 2017

RERUN: Dinner with the Inhumans in IMAX

With Inhumans about to hit our television screens, we take you back to a special time.... Moments after seeing Inhumans in IMAX, what did Pete and Matt think? You're about to find out!

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- 102 "Battle at the Binary Stars"

With the showdown between Starfleet and the Klingons about to boil over, will a hero emerge? Pete and Matt analyze this shocking episode, "Battle at the Binary Stars."


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Star Trek: Discovery -- 101 "The Vulcan Hello"

The wait is over, and Star Trek: Discovery has arrived! PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt break down the pilot episode, share theories about Burnham's past, and hear from listeners.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

In Praise of Mira

In the last few days, there was a sigh of relief at Phantastic Geek: the host of the Star Trek: Discovery after show, entitled After Trek, was announced to be Matt Mira. Formerly of both Nerdist and writing for @midnight, and current writer for ABC's The Goldbergs, Mira may seem to be a Hollywood inside man. He is the perfect choice, however, to represent the fan discussion after each of the the latest Discovery episodes has ended.

While we at Phantastic Geek make podcasts (lots of podcasts), we also listen to them. Matt Mira is oftentimes at the top of the listening list. His James Bonding podcast is de rigueur for a look back at 007, his Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure is an honest look at his and his wife's journey with in vitro fertilization, and his Star Trek: The Next Conversation is a loving return voyage to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Indeed, game recognizes game, as the cool kids say: there are plenty of weeks when we have worked our full daytime jobs, dealt with our individual home lives, and still recorded hours of Phantastic Geek podcasts... yet Mira has recorded even more hours for his audio flagships.

Of Mira's entire resume, it is worth noting that the vast majority of his very successful podcasting has been, as Captain Sisko might put it, for the love of the sport. James Bonding, five years old, has only in the last few months debuted with advertising, and The Next Conversation is, like Phantastic Geek, financially supported by fans. For the most part, why does Mira sit down weekly at a microphone (with co-hosts like Matt Gourley (James Bonding), his wife Dorree Shafrir (Eggcellent Adventure) and the beloved Andrew Secunda (The Next Conversation))? He does so for the love of the content, the joy of diving into the topic, the unabashed love for his geeky passions -- and the desire to share that passion.

Heading into the (Mutara) Nebula-ous formation of the Discovery after show, we were concerned that another Star Trek podcaster would get the gig -- a gentleman who shall remain unnamed here, but one who seems quite connected to the Trek convention circuit -- yet one who repeatedly had guest resume and names wrong at a Trek convention last year; one who, errors aside, quarterbacked some of the worst panels we've ever seen.

But no: the fans, and the current chief petty officer of the fans, in Matt Mira, were all justly rewarded. Mira is an excellent choice because he bring his passion first and will bring his loyal listeners with him. Indeed, we've gone from lukewarm on watching the aftershow to excited to watch it... once our own weekly podcast on Star Trek: Discovery is uploaded, of course!

The bottom line is that this time, the good guy won. Bravo, Matt Mira!


Friday, September 22, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- Season 1 Preview

With mere days until Star Trek: Discovery hits televisions worldwide, PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt look ahead to new Star Trek!


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Punisher: Trailers, Viral Marketing, and More

Two Punisher trailers have dropped... but when will the series arrive? Pete and Matt break it all down.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

The Defenders: Looking Back at Season 1

On the one month anniversary of The Defenders hitting Netflix, Pete and Matt look back at the ambitious miniseries unlike any other!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- Main Theme and More

In our penultimate preview episode, we talk Star Trek: Discovery's recently-revealed theme, details surrounding its press screening, and the road ahead.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

The Defenders: 107 "Fish in a Jailhouse"

As Matt, Jessica, and Luke head out on a desperate search, Colleen and Claire debate heroism. But can Elektra turn Iron Fist into a key? Pete and the other Matt unlock episode 107, "Fish in the Jailhouse."

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Defenders: 106 "Ashes, Ashes"

Though Stick provides a theory, and Danny finds himself sidelined, how will Alexandra learns that it's not easy being the leader? Pete and Matt stab into episode 106, "Ashes, Ashes."

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Friday, September 1, 2017

The Defenders: 105 "Take Shelter"

The Defenders may be battling the Hand, but where do loyalties lie for Elektra--and the fingers of the Hand? Pete and Matt explore episode 105, "Take Shelter."


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Dinner with the Inhumans in IMAX

Moments after seeing Inhumans in IMAX, what did Pete and Matt think? You're about to find out!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Defenders: 104 "Royal Dragon"

Who wants the last dumpling? And as the Defenders finally assemble, will they last long enough to defend? Pete and Matt sit down to episode 104, "Royal Dragon."

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Friday, August 25, 2017

The Defenders: 103 "Worst Behavior"

Midland Circle keeps drawing its curved line around our Defenders; will the team finally come together? Pete and Matt square the circle for episode 103, "Worst Behavior."

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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Defenders: 102 "Mean Right Hook"

As the Defenders of New York City slowly start to make their way together, what exactly is Alexandra's plan? Pete and Matt discuss that--and rejoice in the reappearance Rob Morgan's Turk Barrett in episode 102, "Mean Right Hook."

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Defenders: 101 "The H Word"

At long last, the Defenders miniseries is here... but how will our heroes start to come together? Pete and Matt drill down into episode 101, "The H Word."

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Friday, August 11, 2017

The Road to the Defenders

With Jessica Jones about to join in on the Defenders miniseries, Pete and Matt look at what its taken to get here. We hope you'll join us for the Defenders Podcast by Phantastic Geek, or the Pop Culture Podcast by Phantastic Geek!

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Inhumans at SDCC

After two appearances by the Inhumans cast and crew at San Diego Comic Con, what's the buzz? Pete and Matt break it all down as they await the IMAX premiere in less than a month. 

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- the Entertainment Weekly article

On the continuing adventures of Star Trek: Discovery's countdown, Pete and Matt look at the bevy of jewels contained in Entertainment Weekly for August 4th, 2017, as well as the corresponding video the EW website. Also discussed: who is #TeamTilly and who is #TeamSaru!

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Marvel's The Defenders at SDCC

Netflix, Marvel TV, and the Defenders made a huge splash at San Diego Comic Con; Pete and Matt are ready to analyze it all as we count down to the Defenders coming to the small screen.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SDCC 2017

The panels! The television! The movies! Pete and Matt cover all... well, most... of the goings on from the most recent San Diego Comic Con.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- SDCC Panel & New Trailer

On the heels of Star Trek: Discovery's successful bow at SDCC, Pete and Matt discuss the panel's best and the newest series trailer.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

D23 Expo 2017

With Disney's biannual exposition having concluded, Pete and Matt break down all the news about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Avengers: Infinity War, animated sequels, Disney Legends, and exciting parks news... concluding with the mysterious Star Wars hotel....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Emmy Nominations: 2017

Emmy nominations have been announced, and Pete and Matt summarize the big races, big names, and big awards.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Agents of SHIELD: Slingshot Omnibus (Episodes 1-6)

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Fresh of Slingshot's Emmy nomination, here's our Slingshot episodes edited into one super powered pack of goodness!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

With Spider-Man swinging back into theaters, it's time for Pete and Matt see how this high school hero matches up against the competition.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Previewing the Punisher Series

PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt are back to dig deep and search for clues about the upcoming Netflix and Marvel collaboration, The Punisher.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

The Inhumans: Trailer Reaction

The Inhumans trailer has dropped, and Pete and Matt are ready to break down every angle....

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Defenders: Previewing Season One

With Marvel's The Defenders hitting Netflix on August 18th, it's time for Pete and Matt of PhantasticGeek.com to take a look at the genesis of the miniseries!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery -- June 2017 Update (Crew, Uniforms, Theories)

As Star Trek: Discovery continues its information rollout, Pete and Matt discuss Michael Burnham's past, float a Captain Lorca theory, and analyze the uniforms from literal top to bottom.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Remembering Adam West



With beloved Batman actor Adam West having passed away, Pete and Matt look back over the life and legacy of the Bright Knight.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wonder Woman

A critical and box office smash, how does Wonder Woman stack up with Phantastic Geek? It flies high as Pete and Matt look back over the film.

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