Pop Culture Download: July 8, 2018

Pop Culture Download: July 8, 2018

 

On the Docket

Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has died at the age of 90. – [THR]

Netflix is going to make an anime series based on the Ingress mobile game. – [THR]

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

 

Into The Chronic Rift

The Chronic Rift: Episode 022 – Tying it All Together: A Chat with Author Greg Cox
Longtime friend of the Rift (we’re talking all the way back to 1990 and the first season of the public access show) Greg Cox returns to the podcast to talk about his career writing tie-in media fiction which has lead to his receiving the Faust Award (a lifetime achievement award) from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.  Greg points out the long history of media tie-in fiction (going back to the silent film era) and tells us about the various elements a media tie-in writer has to juggle in order to make an adaptation happen.

Generations Geek: Episode 48 – The Doctor is the Monster
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson talks with urban fantasy author Melissa F. Olson about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in part one of a two-part interview. Then his daughter Ella pops in for, among other things, a spoilery mini review of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

 

The Watchlist

Currently Watching
Taken (Final Season)
The 100
Reverie

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 Flash (Season Five 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)
Timeless (awaiting series renewal for Season Three)
Arrow (Season Seven premieres Fall 2018)
Westworld (Season Three ordered)
Supergirl (Season Four premieres Fall 2018)

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

Backlog
Marvel’s Inhumans – Episodes 5-8

 

Movie Night

This week
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – 7/10
Ant-Man and the Wasp – 7.5/10

Upcoming
Jun 15 – The Incredibles 2
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

Future
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
None

Coming soon
None

 

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
Beta read for an undisclosed author

Reviews
None

 

On the Virtual Air

Notes
None

Spotlight
None

 

Adventures in Creative Criticality

The Timestamps Project
Recently, I have published Ghost Light. Up next is Curse of Fenric.

Other Musings
None

Upcoming Podcasts
I’m in discussion with RetroBlasting for a future long-term project. Also, The Weekly Podioplex will return. Stay tuned.

Upcoming Appearances
Aug 30-Sep 3: Dragon Con 2018

 

Until next time, enjoy the journey.

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