We've known about the Marvel television shows on Disney+ for some time. However, when fans got to see trailers for WandaVision, Loki and Falcon & Winter Solider last month, there was some confusion - especially from fans who haven't read a lot of comic books.
How are Scarlet Witch and Vision living in a sitcom reality?
What is happening to Loki, and who took him captive?
What are Falcon and Winter Soldier doing after the events of Endgame?
Comic book experts and FTN contributors Matt Moore and Regina Davis are here to provide some context.
Also, Scott share his thoughts on the drama and emotions following Luke Skywalker's appearance on The Mandalorian.
In the last episode of 2021, Scott talks about some notable stories and interviews from his podcast experience. Then Lou Mongello (WDW Radio) joins the show to discuss his new book The Disney Interviews: Volume 1 and how his passion for Disney led to some amazing opportunities to speak with some big Disney names. Lou also shares advice for aspiring interviewers and podcasters.
You can find more from Lou at WDW Radio
This week, Scott talks about toy collecting from childhood to adulthood. Then, FTN contributor Anita Castellar (FanGirl Consulting and Brand Management), James Zahn (Toy Insider, Pop Insider, The Toy Book) and Jennifer Lynch (The Toy Association) discuss some notable toy trends and some unique toys to find this holiday season.
The Toy Association
The Toy Book
Fangirl Licensing and Brand Management
Panda Mony Toys
If all goes well, we'll get a lot from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2021, including Shang-Chi and The Eternals. How could they fit into the MCU, and can audiences get invested in them like they did The Infinity Saga? FTN contributor Matt Moore has some thoughts on the matter.
Also, Scott shares three of his favorite holiday movies (that aren't A Christmas Story and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation).
Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Paul Watson talks about his book Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition - the historical story behind AMC's The Terror (Season 1).
Scott shares his thoughts about Season 2 of The Mandalorian. This week's special guest is artist Luke Flowers, whose career includes providing artwork for several children's books and popular characters (Mister Rogers, The Muppets, etc.). His latest book, Labyrinth: The ABC Storybook re-tells the story of the iconic Jim Henson movie through the letters in the alphabet. It's a book that should please fans of all ages.
Check out Luke's website - Luke Flowers Creative
Get the book on Amazon -The Labyrinth ABC Storybook
Scott shares some pros and cons about every Star Wars trilogy. Then, Dan Zehr and Cole Horton join the show to discuss the exciting and challenging process of creating an in-depth, comprehensive publication focused on the entire Star Wars Universe in The Star Wars Book: Expand your knowledge of a galaxy far, far away.
Today's episode features a new format and new guests!
First, Scott talks about his skepticism when it comes to viral and reaction videos. Then, the band Hyperspace join the show to discuss nerdy songs like "The Ghost of Carrie Fisher", "Ramona" and "Do or Do Not" as part of their album Emulator. They'll also discuss the creative process, nerdy passions and copyright challenges that have gone into producing their music.
Check out lead singer Jason Kochis's cool art project - Rock Solider Book
Today's nerd talk is centered around Halloween! First FTN contributor Chris Clews joins the show to discuss Halloween memories, costumes and classic movie recommendations. Then, FTN contributors Matt Moore and Regina Davis share some fun, scary and intense comic book recommendations for all ages.
Have you always wanted to dive into your first Dungeons and Dragons game? Have you ever wondered if someone can teach you how to do it? Colby Nichols is here to discuss how to play or organize your first D&D game and how he teaches people to play.
Are Bronies and other adult My Little Pony fans that different from people in other fandoms? What draws so many of them to the My Little Pony franchise? Dr. Daniel Chadborn lead an extensive research project on Bronies, and he has some answers.
Check out some of Colby's art on Instagram.
Get D&D resources at D&D and Beyond
Find out more about The Brony Study
Here's the book - Meet the Bronies
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