Pop Culture Download: May 20, 2018

Pop Culture Download: May 20, 2018


On the Docket

Margot Kidder, Lois Lane from Superman: The Movie (1978), has died at the age of 69. – [Variety]

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has won the legal battle over podcast patents. – [EFF]

Speculation says we might get a Willow sequel. – [Movieweb]

Lost in Space is getting a second season on Netflix. – [THR]

Star Wars Celebration 2019 will be held in Chicago from April 11-15. – [StarWars.com]

Network TV 2018-19: ABC has given Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD a sixth season. – [Marvel]

The Six Billion Dollar Man is now sans director. – [THR]

The X-Files are closed once again. – [TVLine]

Season Two of The Orville will premiere in December 2018. – [TrekMovie]

Offering a glimpse into the future beyond next year’s Infinity War sequel, Marvel is setting up The Eternals. – [THR]

Keith DeCandido continues the 4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch with Witchblade. – [Tor]


Into The Chronic Rift

The Chronic Rift Classic: Episode 44 – The Prisoner
Andrea Lipinski and Keith DeCandido welcome writer and artist of the DC Comics’ “The Prisoner” mini-series Dean Motter, critic Don Keller and writer John Peel to the studio to discuss mysteries behind the cult television series, “The Prisoner”. Plus, Keith reviews “Flies on the Ceiling – the Complete Love and Rockets, Volume 9” by Los Bros Hernandez and the Memorable Moment is from the television series, “Alien Nation”.

Originally aired: February 17, 1992

Presenting the Transcription Feature: The Fred Allen Show & Information, Please
This month marks the 124th birthday of radio legend Fred Allen.  Though best known for his “feuds” with fellow comedian Jack Benny, Allen had a long and prolific career.  We present tonight a classic episode of “The Fred Allen Show.” First, Fred takes us on a walk down Allen’s Alley to meet the colorful characters who live there, then Frank Sinatra drops by songs and laughs.  Then, on “Information Please,” Fred starts out as a contestant and ends up as host.

The Weekly Podioplex: May 15, 2018


The Watchlist

Currently Watching
The Flash
Taken (Final Season)
The Crossing (Final Season)
The 100

Waiting Room
Jessica Jones: Season Two
Luke Cage: Season Three

The Orville (Season Two premieres December 2018)
Doctor Who (Series Eleven premieres Fall 2018)
MacGyver (Season Three premieres Fall 2018)
The Good Doctor (Season Two premieres 2018/2019)
The Good Place (Season Three premieres 2018/2019)
Black Lightning (Season Two premieres 2018/2019)
Legends of Tomorrow (Season Four premieres 2018/2019)
Game of Thrones (Season Eight premieres 2019)
Star Trek: Discovery (Season Two premieres 2019)
Lost in Space (Season Two premiere unknown)
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (Season Six premieres 2018/2019)
Blindspot (Season Four premieres Fall 2018)
Westworld (not started yet)
Timeless (awaiting series renewal for Season Three)

Playing Catch Up
Madam Secretary (via CBS All Access)
The Punisher (via Netflix)

Marvel’s Inhumans – Episodes 5-8


Movie Night

This week

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
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline



On the Virtual Air




Adventures in Creative Criticality

The Timestamps Project
This week was the Season Twenty-Four Summary. Next week I start the twenty-fifth season.

Other Musings

Upcoming Podcasts

Upcoming Appearances
Aug 30-Sep 3: Dragon Con 2018


Until next time, enjoy the journey.


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