Saturday, March 23, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 210 "The Red Angel"

A farewell and a hello. The heartfelt goodbye to a character taken too soon sets up the unexpected identity of a time-traveling do-gooder. Starfleet and Section 31 join forces to build a better mousetrap. Matt and Pete reveal episode 210, “The Red Angel.”

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Agents of SHIELD update, Captain Marvel mailbag, and more MCU

Our Agents have updated us--with a very worthy cause, and a great charity to help. Pete and Matt take it all in, then talk about Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a whole lot more!

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Monday, March 18, 2019

God Friended Me: 117 "The Dragon Slayer"

Miles and Cara may be taking the next step, but there are already obstacles. For him, podcast politics. For her, journalistic ethics. But that doesn’t stop them from helping homeless veteran Ben and his flag-waving son Max. Matt and Pete behold episode 117, “The Dragon Slayer.”

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 209 "Project Daedalus"

Suspect: Section 31. Admiral Cornwell boards Discovery to lead an assault on Starfleet’s super-secret rogue branch, but everything is not as it seems. A background member of the crew steps forward in this highly-emotional episode. Matt and Pete hang with episode 209, “Project Daedalus.”

We covered the latest casting news on the Picard series. 

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Monday, March 11, 2019

God Friended Me: 116 "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant"

The big first date between Miles and Cara goes down, but did you really think the God account would sit that out? Rakesh is given unfettered access to Simon Hayes’ servers and seems to be closing in on a suspect. Ali is worried Pastor Andrew is moving against the Rev. Finer. Matt and Pete serve up episode 116, “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant.”

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Captain Marvel

With Carol Danvers taking flight in her solo adventure, Pete and Matt break down this cinematic celebration of female power and a rollicking good time at the movies!

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 208 "If Memory Serves"

Destination: Talos IV! “Discovery” reaches all the way back into “Star Trek” lore for a mind-bending touchstone that deepens the Red Angel mystery. Culber continues to try to adjust while Tyler becomes further subject to scrutiny. Matt and Pete share their thoughts on episode 208, “If Memory Serves.”

We referenced the casting of two actors in the Picard series.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

God Friended Me: 115 "Two Guys, a Girl and a Thai Food Place"

This week’s friend suggestion is… in a coma?! Simon Hayes is in the house and he has big plans for Rakesh, but could those plans take him far from the recently-returned Jaya. And what’s up on the Miles and Cara front? Matt and Pete deliver episode 115, “Two Guys, a Girl and a Thai Food Place.”


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 207 "Light and Shadows"

Burnham requests leave to go to Vulcan and track down Spock while Discovery hangs out around Kaminar investigating the Red Angel’s residual signal. Pike and Tyler get swept up in a temporal argument. The numbers are ba… backwards and we have to go back! Matt and Pete have a rollicking good time with episode 207, “Light and Shadows.”

We reference an article noting the Picard pilot's director, Hanelle Culpepper, here; and as well as another article about Jonathan Frakes directing an episode of that series as well.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

God Friended Me: Paley Center Panel

Cast and creators alike were at New York City's Paley Center for Media to talk God Friended me... and so were Pete and Matt. With a panel that covered faith to characterization, diversity to the show's future, we take a look back.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 206 "The Sound of Thunder"

The third mysterious Red Angel signal brings the Discovery to Saru’s home world of Kaminar, where the truth about the relationship between the Kelpiens and the secretive Baul is revealed. Matt and Pete keep an ear out for episode 206, “The Sound of Thunder.”

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Jessica Jones: Cancellation Ahead of Season 3

Though season three's release date has yet to be announced, Netflix has decided that the upcoming season will be the end of Marvel Netflix. How will Jessica's story end? Pete and Matt prognosticate.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Punisher: Season 2 Wrap & Series Cancellation

As we wrap up season three and share the news that Netflix has cancelled The Punisher, Pete and Matt look back at the many adventures of Frank Castle.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

God Friended Me: 114 "The Trouble with the Curve"

A friend suggestion for a talented high school baseball pitcher has Miles reconnect with an old teammate and friend. The Reverend Finer gets some help at the church, but could it ultimately prove to be a hinderance? Matt and Pete clock episode 114, "The Trouble with the Curve."

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 205 "Saints of Imperfection"

In the middle of the search for Spock there’s a side quest for Tilly. Section 31 gets all up in Discovery’s Starfleet business with the mycelial plane. Matt and Pete genuflect for episode 205, “Saints of Imperfection.”

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Punisher: 213 "The Whirlwind"

Frank has David Schultz and his billionaire parents want him back. But a Pilgrim will have something to say about that. Billy’s still in play as well. Matt and Pete get swept up in episode 213 “The Whirlwind.”

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Punisher: 212 "Collision Course"

Looking for leads, Frank pays a visit to none other than United States Sen. David Schultz, but not before surviving some Pilgrim road rage with Mahoney. Madani and Dumont have tea. Matt and Pete brace for episode 212 “Collision Course.”

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Punisher: 211 "The Abyss"

A forlorn Frank Castle is in police custody, but it’s up to Karen Page, formerly of the New York Bulletin and back with the law firm of Nelson & Murdock, to clear his name. From the bad news department, things just keep getting worse for John Pilgrim. Matt and Pete stare into episode 211 “The Abyss.”

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 204 "An Obol For Charon"

An old friend passes Capt. Pike information critical to finding Spock before an ancient sphere menaces Discovery. Saru gets more than he bargained for. Tilly and Stamets learn more about May. Matt and Pete don’t pay the ferryman for episode 204, “An Obol For Charon.”

We discuss a great article on the Mary Sue about captains' quarters over the years.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Punisher: 210 "The Dark Hearts of Men"

As Madani and Krista debate who's worth saving, Frank prepares to storm Russo's territory. However, a brutal encounter pushes Pilgrim back into old habits. Pete and Matt enter the debate for episode 210, "The Dark Hearts of Men."

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Punisher: 209 "Flustercluck"

Billy’s murderous spree is juxtaposed by Krista’s discussion of their future. A $5 million bounty has sordid characters of all sorts sizing up Frank and Amy. And Pilgrim runs into an old pal. Matt and Pete step into an episode 209 “Flustercluck.”


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Punisher: 208 "My Brother's Keeper"

Frank and Billy are on a collision course. But Curtis and Amy are collateral damage. And Dr. Dumont still believes she can heal the unhinged Russo. Matt and Pete spend quality time with episode 208 “My Brother’s Keeper.”


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 203 "Point of Light"

A mysterious visitor illuminates Burnham’s investigation of the seven red signals. Tilly’s new old friend is confronted. All this while hair-raising Klingon intrigue unfolds. Matt and Pete are drawn to episode 203, “Point of Light.”

We updated theories on the number of decks on Discovery, based on this Reddit post. We also hit the highlights of Alex Kurtzman speaking at the TCA press tour; all the details were covered by Deadline.


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Friday, February 1, 2019

Punisher: 207 "One Bad Day"

Madani reaches a crossroads in her crusade to bring Billy to justice. Frank does what he must to attempt to put his former best friend down. Matt and Pete experience episode 207, “One Bad Day.”

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Punisher: 206 "Nakazat"

Frank and Amy shake down a Russian billionaire with a link to the Schultzes. Curtis takes precautions to protect himself and those closest to him. But Billy’s changed his tactics. Matt and Pete translate episode 206, “Nakazat.”


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Punisher: 205 "One-Eyed Jacks"

With the help of everyone’s favorite New York City scallywag, Frank takes the fight to the Russians who initially recruited Amy. A fragile Billy makes an even more-fragile buddy. Matt and Pete stare down episode 205, “One-Eyed Jacks.”

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 202 "New Eden"

A second mysterious signal has revealed itself and Discovery treks to a far-flung community. Meanwhile, Tilly’s dissection of an asteroid leads her to make a new, old friend. Matt and Pete visit episode 202, “New Eden.”
We reference Deadline's interview with Jonathan Frakes.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Punisher: 204 "Scar Tissue"

Special Agent in Charge Madani is a loose cannon, lying to her boss and harboring Frank from other authorities. But as Billy’s manhunt continues, he looks to right wrongs in his past. Matt and Pete examine episode 204, “Scar Tissue.”

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Punisher: 203 "Trouble the Water"

The Larkville County Sheriff’s Department peels back the layers of the mysterious trio it has arrested. This as Pilgrim’s past begins to come into view. Matt and Pete demystify episode 203, “Trouble the Water.”


Monday, January 21, 2019

Runaways: Looking Back at Season 2

Season two might be in the rear view mirror, but PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt take one more look back at the epic second season of Runaways!

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Punisher: 202 "Fight or Flight"

As Billy Russo tries to put the missing pieces of his past together, Pilgrim ramps up his pursuit of Pete Castiglione. All this while Frank and Rachel lay low at Debbie’s dodgy motor inn. Matt and Pete choose episode 202, “Fight or Flight.”

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- 201 "Brother"

Capt. Christopher Pike takes command of the U.S.S. Discovery slingshotting the season 2 premiere into the mystery of seven red bursts spread throughout the galaxy. But the intimate mystery behind Burnham and the Enterprise’s science officer lingers. Matt and Pete bond with episode 201, “Brother.”


Friday, January 18, 2019

Punisher: 201 "Roadhouse Blues"

Frank makes a pair of friends on the road in Michigan, but doesn’t it always seem like when he finds companionship that the bad people find him? Matt and Pete contract a case of episode 201, “Roadhouse Blues.”

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Runaways: 213 "Split Up"

Xavin downloads the details of her connection with Karolina. Chase tries one more time to get the rest of the Runaways to come home before all-out war. Matt and Pete reunite for episode 213, “Split Up.”

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Runaways: 212 "Earth Angel"

Leslie’s in trouble at the Crater and her daughter leads a rescue team. Chase readjusts to life at home and gets a glimpse of a potential future. Matt and Pete commune with episode 212, “Earth Angel.”

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Monday, January 14, 2019

God Friended Me: 113 "Miracle on 123rd Street"

IdentitySeal has a new owner and Rakesh is under scrutiny. Meanwhile, the God Account makes a whopping 76 friend suggestions. Matt and Pete behold episode 113, “Miracle on 123rd Street.”


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Runaways: 211 "Last Waltz"

Molly’s birthday has come and gone, but the Runaways aren’t going to let that go without a party. Meanwhile the Yorkses have plans for Chase and Old Lace. Matt and Pete tango with episode 211, “Last Waltz.”

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Punisher: Season 2 Preview

How fast a year has gone--and with the second season of the Punisher hitting Netflix next week, it's time for PhantasticGeek.com's Pete and Matt to anticipate the return of Frank Castle!

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Runaways: 210 "Hostile Takeover"

The hostel is under siege and Gert and Old Lace are in trouble. Meanwhile PRIDE prepares its plan to get the Runaways home. Matt and Pete commit to episode 210, “Hostile Takeover.”

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Runaways: 209 "Big Shot"


In the wake of Molly’s capture, the kids spring into action. But strange behavior among two members of PRIDE complicate the power struggle between their crooked cops. Matt and Pete size up episode 209, “Big Shot.”

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Monday, January 7, 2019

God Friended Me: 112 "Ready Player Two"

The mystery around Pria deepens as the God account has Miles looking into an adopted hearing aid inventor. And Cara’s got a birthday coming up, but isn’t excited. Matt and Pete load episode 112, “Ready Player Two.”

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Runaways: 208 "Past Life"

Flashbacks inform just how long aliens have lived among us. The Runaways embark on a mission to ensnare Geoffrey for the murder of Darius, but they discover more than anticipated. Matt and Pete delve into episode 208, “Past Life.”

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Runaways: 207 "Last Rites"

It's the showdown to end all showdowns... in the middle of the season? Pete and Matt jump on in to Runaways episode 207, "Last Rites."

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery -- Short Trek 4: "The Escape Artist"

It ain’t easy being Mudd! Our favorite intergalactic scallywag is embroiled in a snare so sinister it would even make a Betazoid blush. Matt and Pete can’t shake loose from the fourth and final Short Trek, “The Escape Artist.”

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Runaways: 206 "Bury Another"

Jonah has announced his intention to leave and given PRIDE duties to perform. But the fractured Runaways are prepared to counterattack to prevent a cataclysm. Matt and Pete uncover episode 206, “Bury Another.”

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