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
FTN Contributor Elise Baughman (Anime Adventures) joins us to discuss her life as an anime voice actor and talk show host, as well as how the industry has changed during the pandemic. Also, psychologist and author Dr. Travis Langley and Seth Everett (Hall of Justice podcast) join the show to talk about the "Does Batman Kill" debate. We announce the winner of our Sesame Street-themed drawing.
In the second part of our Jim Henson Legacy show, Stacey Gordon (Julia from Sesame Street) joins us to discuss her journey from puppeteer and autism habilitator to autism mom and the Muppeteer who brought the first autistic character to life on Sesame Street.
Check out Stacey's fun business - Puppet Pie
Jim Henson's birthday is this week, so we're releasing two episodes to celebrate his life and legacy. It all starts today with special guest Joe Hennes of ToughPigs.com. He'll discuss his thoughts on growing up with Muppets and getting some unexpected opportunities after taking over the Tough Pigs website.
You'll also hear Austin Pendleton (The Muppet Movie), Charles Grodin (The Great Muppet Caper) and Juliana Donald (The Muppets Take Manhattan) discuss their memories of Jim and working with the Muppets.
Joe's day on a Muppet set
Scott's full interview Austin Pendleton
Scott's full interview Charles Grodin
Scott's full interview with Juliana Donald
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