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Friday, May 20, 2022

DRUNK CINEMA 028: "Big Trouble in Little China" Is Up!

 
"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that -- 'Have ya paid your dues, Jack?' 'Yes sir, the check is in the mail!'"
-- Jack Burton, Big Trouble in Little China

Hello again, movie fans!  My wonderful co-host Xan Sprouse and I are back with a new episode of Drunk Cinema! This time, we're joined by Christine Peruski as we watch Big Trouble in Little Chinathe 1986 martial arts action-comedy film directed by John Carpenter, featuring Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, Kim Cattrall as Gracie Law, Dennis Dun as Wang Chi, and James Hong as David Lo Pan!

In this episode, Xan, Christine and I discuss things like crotch-pot cooking from Good Morning, Vietnam, why Christine wanted to talk Big Trouble in Little China, Xan knowing the Dinks from Spaceballs before knowing Jawas, the Simpsons line "Can't sleep, clown will eat me", Xan being Simpsonspedia, Crow T. Robot's Kim Cattrall song from Mystery Science Theater 3000, James Hong finally getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the age of 93, Kate Burton being the daughter of Richard Burton, our love of the Tank Girl movie, Christine making the mistake of telling Xan and me that she has to drink whenever we make Ghostbusters references, the cameo from Deep Throat from X-Files, Kurt Russell wearing his costume from Used Cars, James Hong's career as The Asian Guy, young people today getting mullets on purpose, wondering why there was no Ramones song at the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home, what would happen if David Lo Pan had a dating app, Xan turning down Crispin Glover movies for other movies on Drunk Cinema, the cameo from the Ghostbusters' headquarters, The Blues Brothers being a legit musical, Wang being the hero and Jack Burton being the sidekick, Low Rent Chewbacca, Batman (1989) being our most downloaded episode, stealing the hubcaps off the cars outside the Gold Standard Theater, how Xan and I could've ended up calling our Ghostwood podcast "Next Stop Wendy's" instead, how Christine got into Star Wars, Xan needing to do her job pimping our podcast online, and more!

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Be sure to come back in two weeks for Episode 029, as Xan and I watch Star Wars, the 1977 epic space opera film directed by George Lucas, introducing Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, and Sir Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi!

Sunday, May 15, 2022

David Tennant & Catherine Tate to Return for DOCTOR WHO's 60th Anniversary in 2023

 
Your move, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

The BBC has announced that former Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate are returning as their respective characters the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble for the show's 60th anniversary in 2023.

This will be the first televised reunion of the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble since "The End of Time, Part Two" in 2010, the second part of Tennant's final story during his tenure as the Tenth Doctor. In their final encounter, the Tenth Doctor appeared after Donna's wedding and met up with Donna's grandfather Wilfred Mott and her mother Sylvia Noble. The Doctor gave Wilfred and Sylvia a wedding gift for Donna, an envelope with something purchased with a pound given to him by Sylvia's late husband. When Donna opened the envelope, she found a lottery ticket, to which both Wilf and Sylvia realized was a winning ticket which would solve all of Donna's financial problems. The Doctor then left with a final look at Wilfred, the man whose life he saved at the expense of his own. As he left, Wilfred saluted him and cried, realizing he would never see the Doctor again.

Tennant and Tate has since appeared together as their characters in the 2016 and 2019 Big Finish Productions audio adventures Technophobia, Time Reaver, Death and the Queen, No Place, One Mile Down, and The Creeping Death.

In a statement, returning Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies teased, "They're back! And it looks impossible -- first, we announce a new Doctor, and then an old Doctor, along with the wonderful Donna, what on earth is happening? Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback. The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime."

Tennant, 51, last appeared on Doctor Who as the Tenth Doctor in the 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor", where he met Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor and the late Sir John Hurt's War Doctor. In his final scene, before he stepping into his TARDIS, the Tenth Doctor expressed his desire to change the Eleventh Doctor's final destination of Trenzalore, saying: "I don't want to go." This echoed Tennant's final line in "The End of Time, Part Two" before the character regenerated into Smith's Doctor.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

THE FANDOM ZONE 243: "Gods and Monsters" Is Up!

 
"Why fight, knowing you will fail?"
"Because it is my choice, the very thing you take away!"
-- Ammit and Khonshu, Moon Knight: "Gods and Monsters"

Hello again, everyone! It's time for another new episode of The Fandom Zone Podcast!  This time, DJ Nik and I pay tribute to comics legend George Pérez and discuss "Gods and Monsters", the season finale of the Marvel series Moon Knight, featuring Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant/Marc Spector/Jake Lockley, Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, and May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly!

In this episode, DJ Nik and I talk about things like both of getting to see Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, desperately needing Moon Knight Season 2, the death of comics legend George Pérez, Nik's love of "The End" by Earl Grant, wondering where and how we'll see Moon Knight again, some comics background on the Scarlet Scarab, the post-credits psychiatric hospital being named after Moon Knight artist Bill Sienkiewicz, Egyptians not being down with worshipping Ammit, Marc and Steven finding balance with one another, Ammit telling Arthur Harrow that he's imbalanced, Marc and Steven still not being aware of Jake Lockley, Layla leveling up as the Scarlet Scarab, Tawaret talking with Layla through corpses, the juxtaposition of having Khonshu vs. Ammit with Marc and Steven vs. Arthur Harrow, our love of the British word "naff", the Lewis Carroll poem "The Crocodile", Khonshu turning down Ammit's offer to team up, the post-credits scene with the introduction of Jake Lockley, wondering what the ramifications are for Khonshu having Jake kill Ammit, our favorite quotes of the episode, new Fandom Zone Fanmail from Holly Mac, Christine Peruski, Jesse Jackson, and Dave Proctor, and Jesse Jackson, the Legion series finale, the rewatchability of M. Night Shyamalan movies, our recommendation that people watch WandaVision before seeing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, our taking a month off before discussing Ms. Marvel, and more!

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Be sure to come back next month for Episode 244 as DJ Nik and I discuss the first episode of the upcoming Marvel TV series Ms. Marvelright here on The Fandom Zone Podcast!

Monday, May 9, 2022

NEXT STOP EVERYWHERE 262: "Light the Flame" Is Up!

 
"If I actually use these instruments of death I’ve collected, it betrays them all. Everyone I ever was."
"You forget the Hand of Omega. You have struck at your enemies when you had no choice."
"I suppose...but only as a last resort."
"That is where we live now, in a universe with choice removed."
-- The War Doctor and Lithea, Doctor Who: "Light the Flame"

Hello again, everyone! My partner in time Jesse Jackson and I are back with a new episode of Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast! This time, we discuss "Light the Flame", the first audio drama from Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins -- Forged in Fire set from 2021, introducing Jonathon Carley as the War Doctor, Veronica Roberts as Ohila, and Adèle Anderson as Commodore Tamasan!

In this episode, Jesse and I discuss things like Jesse and I being eager to watch the season finale of Moon Knight, Jesse's thoughts on the Doctor Who: Redacted podcast, why Jonathon Carley's War Doctor voice works as a younger version of the late Sir John Hurt's War Doctor, the Doctor Who: Lockdown webcast Doctors Assemble!, Chris Jarman in "The Curse of the Black Spot", getting to hear what happened after the Eighth Doctor regenerated into the War Doctor, the return of Ohila and the Sisterhood of Karn, the Doctor's reluctant adjustment into a warrior, Ohila using Lithea to bring the War Doctor out of his moodiness, the friction between the Sisterhood of Karn and the High Council of the Time Lords, the War Doctor not being comfortable in his own new skin, "Genesis of the Daleks" being the opening salvo in the Time War, the War Doctor being reluctant to take on the burden of what he needs to do, the Doctor at this point thinking he only has thirteen lives, the Doctor being a counter-culture icon on Gallifrey, Rassilon being a divisive figure that inspires loyalty and also fanaticism, the Time Lords believing the War Doctor could turn the tide of the Time War, Jesse's concern for the TARDIS after Sanmar wanting to turn the Old Girl into a Battle TARDIS, Sanmar going full Far Right Time Lord, Lithea calling out Sanmar as another horrible Time Lord, Sanmar killing Lithea without any regard for the relations between the Time Lords and the Sisterhood of Karn, Sanmar's real mission of stealing Karn's heart to take it back to Gallifrey under the guise of protection for Karn, Tamasan throwing Sanmar under the bus the very moment when the conspiracy against Karn was exposed, the War Doctor bluffing Ohila and Tamasan by threatening to sacrifice Karn to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Daleks, our favorite quotes of the episode, my quick Reverse the Polarity segment, new feedback from Holly from Wisconsin, Xan and Christine returning to talk Torchwood, and more!

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Be sure to come back in two weeks for the next episode of Next Stop Everywhere as Jesse and I are joined by special guest companions Xan Sprouse and Christine Peruski to discuss "From Out of the Rain", the tenth episode from Torchwood Season 2 in 2008, featuring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, and Julian Bleach as the Ghostmaker!

Sunday, May 8, 2022

DOCTOR WHO: Ncuti Gatwa Announced as the Fourteenth Doctor!

 
"Well, here we go again..."
-- Brigadier Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Doctor Who: "Planet of the Spiders"

The BBC has officially announced that Ncuti Gatwa will be the new Fourteenth Doctor for Series Fourteen of Doctor Who, replacing the outgoing Jodie Whittaker. Gatwa will be the first black actor to portray the Doctor as the series lead and will make his debut at the end of the 2022 Centenary Special, Whittaker's final story, this fall.

Gatwa, 29, is a Rwandan-Scottish actor best known as Eric Effiong on the Netflix dramedy series Sex Education. For this role, he received the Best Actor Award at the Scottish BAFTAs in 2020 as well as numerous nominations including Best Male Performance in a comedy program at this year’s BAFTAs. He will appear in the upcoming 2023 movie Barbie and his other television appearances include episodes of Bob Servant and Stonemouth.

In a statement, Gatwa remarked, "There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. A mix of deeply honored, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared. This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavor my upmost to do the same. Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and being able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent and fizzing with danger. An actor’s metaphorical playground. The entire team have been so welcoming and truly give their hearts to the show. And so as much as it’s daunting, I’m aware I’m joining a really supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart but I am giving it all to this show."

Returning showrunner Russell T Davies added, "The future is here and it’s Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, I just stand back in awe and thank my lucky stars. Ncuti dazzled us, seized hold of the Doctor and owned those TARDIS keys in seconds. It’s an honor to work with him, and a hoot, I can’t wait to get started. I’m sure you’re dying to know more, but we’re rationing ourselves for now, with the wonderful Jodie’s epic finale yet to come. But I promise you, 2023 will be spectacular!"

Charlotte Moore, the BBC's Chief Content Officer stated, "Ncuti has an incredible dynamism, he’s a striking and fearless young actor whose talent and energy will set the world alight and take Doctor Who on extraordinary adventures under Russell T Davies’ new era."

Friday, May 6, 2022

DRUNK CINEMA 027: "The Blues Brothers" Is Up!

 
"There are 106 miles to Chicago — We have a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses."
"Hit it."
-- Elwood J. Blues and "Joliet" Jake Blues,
The Blues Brothers

Hello again, movie fans!  My wonderful co-host Xan Sprouse and I are back with a new episode of Drunk Cinema! This time, we watch The Blues Brothersthe 1980 musical comedy film directed by John Landis, featuring John Belushi as "Joliet" Jake Blues, Dan Aykroyd as Elwood J. Blues, Cab Calloway as Curtis, and Carrie Fisher as the Mystery Woman!

In this episode, Xan and I discuss things like my only being 11 when The Blues Brothers was in theaters, Xan's dad pretending to speed toward an open drawbridge to jump it, some gruesome trivia on John Landis' segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie, Vincent Price's rap in Michael Jackson's song "Thriller", Dan Aykroyd not knowing how to write a movie script, the Blues Brothers band being actual musicians, The Blues Brothers reversing some of the backlash against R&B artists, Elwood not being told that Jake is dead in Blues Brothers 2000, the orphans being traumatized every day by a terrifying Jesus statue, Kathleen Freeman as Sister Mary Stigmata, the SCMODS, the mall car chase, the Cheese Whiz Guy, the Chez Paul sequence, Steve Martin's song "King Tut", guitarist Steve Cropper, the theme from Rawhide, my uncle having a Winnebago just like The Good Ol' Boys, Elwood missing his chance to have sex with Twiggy, the two legitimately good Saturday Night Live character movies, The Blues Brothers setting the record for the most cars destroyed in a movie, the Illinois Nazis car needing a Certificate from the FAA to be dropped 1,200 feet, the death of the Bluesmobile, Steven Spielberg's cameo as the Cook County Assessor, the scene of Twiggy waiting for Elwood at the hotel needing to be a post-credit scene, Christine Peruski returning to the Drunk Cinema Theater, Xan shopping for Pez while we're recording, and more!

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Be sure to come back in two weeks for Episode 028, as Xan and I are joined by Christine Peruski as we watch Big Trouble in Little China, the 1986 martial arts action-comedy film directed by John Carpenter, featuring Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, Kim Cattrall as Gracie Law, Dennis Dun as Wang Chi, and James Hong as David Lo Pan!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

THE FANDOM ZONE 242: "Asylum" Is Up!

 
"Do you swear to protect the travelers of the night and bring my vengeance to those who would do them harm?"
"Yes."
"Then rise. Rise and live again...as my fist of vengeance...as my Moon Knight."
-- Khonshu and Marc Spector, Moon Knight: "Asylum"

Hello again, everyone! It's time for another new episode of The Fandom Zone Podcast!  This time, DJ Nik and I are joined by special guest Holly Mac as we discuss "Asylum", the fifth episode of the Marvel series Moon Knight, featuring Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant/Marc Spector, Ethan Hawke as Dr. Arthur Harrow, and Antonia Salib as Tawaret!

In this episode, DJ Nik, Holly and I talk about things like Nik trying to make his rabbis proud, Holly making her Fandom Zone debut, Moon Knight fans wanting to see more from the comics, my happiness at getting to see Moon Knight's origin, hoping for Moon Knight Season 2, some comics background on Bushman and Randall Spector, Nik providing some information on Jewish Shivas, Holly's reaction to Tawaret and the Egyptian underworld, Marc and Steven needing to figure out things to balance their hearts, the Field of Reeds and the Red Sea, Marc's big WandaVision moment, Moon Knight not being geared toward younger viewers, Tawaret being very nervous about her job, wondering if Marc went to a psychiatric facility after his mother's death, Marc blaming himself for his brother's death, Wendy Spector blaming Marc for Randall's death, Marc's father Elias allowing Wendy to continue her abuse of Marc, the first manifestation of the Steven Grant personality, wondering if Wendy's attitude toward Marc changed when Marc was Steven, wondering if we'll see Steven Grant again, all the things that need to be wrapped up in the sixth episode, Nik's rant about Elias being a horrible Jewish stereotype, our favorite quotes of the episode, new Fandom Zone Fanmail from Holly Mac (!), Dave Proctor, and Jesse Jackson, Holly on The Five-ish Fangirls Podcast, and more!

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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 243 as DJ Nik and I discuss "Gods and Monsters", the sixth episode of Moon Knight, right here on The Fandom Zone Podcast!