Pop Culture Download: February 4, 2018

Pop Culture Download: February 4, 2018


On the Docket
(In order of discovery this week)

Tom Hanks will play Fred Rogers in the upcoming biographical film You Are My Friend – [THR]

Fuller House gets a fourth season on Netflix. – [Variety]

Carrie Fisher earned a posthumous Grammy for the year’s best spoken word album. – [EW]

A new trailer was released for Ant-Man and the Wasp. – [YouTube]

DC greenlit a Metropolis-based prequel series from the team behind Gotham. – [THR]

Hasbro has created a “cheater’s edition” of Monopoly. – [Business Insider]

Keith DeCandido continues 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with a look at Generation X (1996) and Justice League of America (1997). – [Tor.com]

Michael Jan Friedman is trying to fund Empty Space, a new and mysterious space adventure. The Kickstarter campaign ends on February 16. – [Kickstarter]

Into The Chronic Rift

The Chronic Rift – Episode 004 – The Herbie J Pilato Affair
Author, TV host, writer/producer Herbie J Pilato joins John to chat about his upcoming television show “Then Again with Herbie J Pilato” (premiering in 2018 on the Decades TV Network). We also discuss his creation of the Classic TV Preservation Society, his numerous written works on classic TV shows and actors, and his love for Elizabeth Montgomery and the television series, “Bewitched”. Plus, Daniel Persons reviews Stephen King’s It 2017 and Have a Nice Day HD movie and John suggests a unique Valentine’s Day gift.

Presenting the Transcription Feature – Life with Luigi & Information, Please
It’s February, and that means Valentines Day – or at least couples. First up, it’s “Life With Luigi,” the adventures of a recent Italian immigrant in Chicago. Luigi has a date for Valentine’s Day, and nothing could possibly go wrong. Then on “Information Please,” there are two female guest panelists and lots of questions about couples: separated couples, couples in literature, broken courtships, and even the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” are all covered.

The Weekly Podioplex: January 30, 2018


The Watchlist

Star Trek: Discovery
The Good Doctor
The Flash
Black Lightning
The Good Place
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

Waiting room
MacGyver (returns February 2)
Legends of Tomorrow
 (returns February 12)
Star Wars Rebels
(returns February 19)
Designated Survivor (returns February 28)
Timeless (Season Two premieres March 11)
The 100 (Season Five premieres April 24)
The Orville (Season Two premieres Fall 2018)
Doctor Who (Series Eleven premieres Fall 2018)
Game of Thrones (Season Eight premieres 2019)

Catching up
Taken – via Netflix

Marvel’s Inhumans – Episodes 5-8


Movie Night

This week

Feb 16 – Black Panther – (Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase III, Chapter 6)
Mar 9 – A Wrinkle in Time
May 4 – Avengers: Infinity War – (Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase III, Chapter 7)
May 11 – Life of the Party – (A close friend of mine was an extra with significant camera time on this project)
May 18 – Deadpool 2 – (X-Men series #11)
May 25 – Solo: A Star Wars Story
Jun 15 – The Incredibles 2
Jun 22 – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jul 6 – Ant-Man and the Wasp – (Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase III, Chapter 8)
Jul 27 – Mission: Impossible — Fallout – (M:I #6)
Oct 5 – Venom – (Sony Spider-Man Universe revival)
Nov 2 – X-Men: Dark Phoenix – (X-Men series #12)
Nov 2 – Mulan – (Disney live-action remake)
Nov 16 – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – (Fantastic Beasts #2, Harry Potter #10)
Nov 21 – Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 – 11/21
Dec 14 – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – (Sony Spider-Man multiverse)
Dec 21 – Aquaman – (DC Extended Universe #6)
Dec 25 – Mary Poppins Returns

Feb 2019 – The New Mutants – (X-Men series #13)
Mar 2019 – How to Train Your Dragon 3
Mar 2019 – Captain Marvel – (Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase III, Chapter 9)
Mar 2019 – Dumbo – (Disney live-action remake)
Apr 2019 – Shazam! – (DC Extended Universe #7)
May 2019 – Avengers #4 – (Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase III, Chapter 10)
May 2019 – Aladdin – (Disney live-action remake)
Jun 2019 – Gambit – (X-Men Series #14)
Jun 2019 – Men in Black Untitled – (Men in Black #4)
Jun 2019 – Toy Story 4
Jul 2019 – Spider-Man Homecoming #2 – (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Jul 2019 – Top Gun
Jul 2019 – The Lion King – (Disney live-action remake)
Jul 2019 – Terminator sequel – (Terminator #6)
Aug 2019 – Artemis Fowl
Nov 2019 – Wonder Woman #2 – (DC Extended Universe #8)
Nov 2019 – Frozen 2
Dec 2019 – Star Wars: Episode IX
Dec 2019 – Wicked
Jul 2020 – Indiana Jones #5
Jul 2020 – Minions #2


Night at the Theater

This week

Coming soon
Rent at The Fox Theater in Atlanta


Literary Pursuits

Currently reading
Captain America: Winter Soldier Volume 2 via Kindle Unlimited

Planet Hulk – 4/5
World War Hulk – 2/5
Star Wars #1: Skywalker Strikes – 5/5
Star Wars #2: Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon – 5/5
Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 – Vader – 5/5
Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 – Shadows and Secrets – 5/5
Captain America: Winter Soldier Volume 1 – 4/5


On the Virtual Air

I took a trip in the Geek Seat on the Earth Station One podcast. – [ESO]



Adventures in Creative Criticality

The Timestamps Project
This week’s review is The Two Doctors, and next week is Timelash. This depends on whether or not I get enough time to review the episodes. Last week was a bit hectic, but I might be able to squeak in 90 minutes of Doctor Who. If not, I can push it to next week.

Upcoming Podcasts
I have plans in motion for a visit to RetroBlasting HQ. There are also plans afoot with some long-time friends and science fiction classics.

Upcoming Appearances
Aug 30-Sep 3: Dragon Con 2018


Until next time, enjoy the journey.

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