Pop Culture Download: April 22, 2018

Pop Culture Download: April 22, 2018


On the Docket

Harry Anderson, probably best known as Judge Harry Stone on Night Court, has died at the age of 65. – [KCTV5]

Billy Mitchell, formerly known as the Donkey Kong world record holder, has been stripped of his title and scores after evidence of cheating surfaced. – [Variety]

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is being revived/remade on Amazon Prime. – [YouTube]

Asian-American theater pioneer Soon-Tek Oh has died at the age of 85. – [Variety]

A bitter court dispute is stopping any further films in the Mad Max series. – [Sydney Morning Herald]

Legendary NPR newscaster Carl Kassell has died at the age of 84. – [NPR]

Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. – [NYT]

Star Wars: Episode IX has hired Victoria Mahoney as the second unit director. She is the first woman in Star Wars film history to serve as second unit director and in a directing role. – [THR]

Verne Troyer, probably best known as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, has died at age 49. – [CNN]

Starz has canceled Ash vs. The Evil Dead after three seasons. – [Variety]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with the oft-maligned big budget debut of Daredevil. – [Tor]


Into The Chronic Rift

The Chronic Rift: Episode 15 – Colin Baker as Doctor Who
We pick up our look at the different eras of the cult British television series, Doctor Who with a discussion on the brief time of Colin Baker.  John is joined by author Julio Angel Ortiz to discuss why Colin Baker does not deserve the reputation of being a poor Doctor.  They break it down looking at the few episodes Baker appeared in from the perspective of those involved in the production. In addition, John also briefly Brings to the Table – a look at one of the oddest complaints about the new Netflix Lost in Space series – the “rabid feminist” approach.

The Chronic Rift Classic – Episode 39: Spider-Man
Andrea Lipinski and Keith DeCandido welcome editor Jim Salicrup and Spider-Man fan Mike Fichera to the studio to discuss everything Spider-Man. Plus, Andrea and Keith offer holiday gift suggestions, Keith reviews “Captain Confederacy” by Will Shetterly and Vince Stone and Marc Macagnone reviews “Land of Karas” for PBMs in Review.

Originally Aired: December 9, 1991

The Chronic Rift Classic: Episode 40 – Holiday Episode 1991
Andrea Lipinski and Keith DeCandido welcome a number of guests to the studio to celebrate the holidays. First up, Keith interview Marion Zimmer Bradley. Next, John Ordover and Don Keller debate “Story vs. Style”. The Memorable Moment is from one of the first pieces of animation – “Gertie the Dinosaur”. This is followed by an interview with Chris Claremont. We also offer a retrospective of The Chronic Rift from its first 40 episodes and Margaret Wander Bonanno helps choose the winners in our giant grab bag competition.

Originally Aired: December 16, 1991

The Weekly Podioplex: April 17, 2018


The Watchlist

The Flash
Black Lightning
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
Legends of Tomorrow
Designated Survivor
The Crossing

Waiting room
Jessica Jones: Season Two
The 100 (Season Five premieres April 24)
The Orville (Season Two premieres Fall 2018)
Doctor Who (Series Eleven premieres Fall 2018)
The Good Doctor (Season Two premieres 2018/2019)
The Good Place (Season Three premieres 2018/2019)
Game of Thrones (Season Eight premieres 2019)
Star Trek: Discovery (Season Two premieres 2019)
Lost in Space (Season Two premiere unknown)

Catching up
Madam Secretary (via CBS All Access)
The Punisher (via Netflix)

Marvel’s Inhumans – Episodes 5-8


Movie Night

This week
Apr 27 – 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
Hamilton at The Fox Theater in Atlanta.


Literary Pursuits

Currently reading
Diving into the works of H.P. Lovecraft
Duel in the Dark (Blood on the Stars Book One) by Jay Allan

Podcasting for Dummies (3rd Edition) by Tee Morris and Chuck Tomasi – 5/5. A must read for podcasting newbies and veterans alike.


On the Virtual Air




Adventures in Creative Criticality

The Timestamps Project
This week was the debut of the Seventh Doctor with Time and the Rani. Next up: Paradise Towers.

Other Musings

Upcoming Podcasts

Upcoming Appearances
May 5-7: WHOLanta 2018 – My schedule can be found here.
Aug 30-Sep 3: Dragon Con 2018


Until next time, enjoy the journey.

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