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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