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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

THE FANDOM ZONE 255: "The Doll's House" Is Up!

 
"Why would the Corinthian even care about a copycat?"
"Well, I'd care. If someone was out there taking credit for my work, I'd find them, and then I'd make sure they never did it again."
"That's another good reason not to do it."
-- Fun Land and Nimrod, The Sandman -- "The Doll's House"

Hello again, everyone! It's time for another new episode of The Fandom Zone Podcast!  In this episode, DJ Nik and I discuss "The Doll's House", the seventh episode of The Sandman, introducing Donna Preston as Despair & Mark Hamill as Merv Pumpkinhead, and "Mean, Green, and Straight Poured Into These Jeans", the fifth episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, featuring the return of Jameela Jamil as Titania!

In this episode, DJ Nik and I talk about things like Nik finally getting caught up on The Sandman mythos, James McAvoy as Morpheus in The Sandman audio adaptations, the Fates name-checking "The Kindly Ones", the greatness of Stephen Fry, some comics background on Lyta and Hector Hall, Mike's Drinks 'N' Burgers being named for Sandman artist Mike Dringenberg, changes from The Sandman comics, the Dreaming preparing for the potential threat of Rose Walker being a vortex, Dream being steps ahead of Lucienne on Rose Walker, Matthew and Merv thinking that Lucienne should be running things in the Dreaming, Desire confiding to their sister Despair that they're causing problems for Dream, waiting for the missing member of the Endless, Nik getting ambulance sirens instead of light bulbs for ideas, Lyta having conversations with her dead husband Hector, Unity telling Rose that she's Rose's great-grandmother, the Fates trying to help Rose, the TV version of Rose saving herself from her attackers instead of Gilbert saving her, Jed's uncle and aunt being horrible people, the serial killer convention planning committee geeking out over the Corinthian, our favorite Sandman quotes, Titania being a dig at annoying influencers, She-Hulk's comedy being very hit or miss, Marvel digging up obscure comics character Luke Jacobson from the Dakota North limited series, Mallory Book defending Jen against Titania's lawsuit, Mallory's grudge against Jen, Nikki making a deal with Pug to contact his drop broker in exchange for a second pair of Iron Man 3 sneakers, learning about boba cafes, Nikki finally doing something besides reacting to whatever Jen does, Luke realizing the challenge of designing clothes and a super-suit for She-Hulk, the tease of Daredevil's helmet in a hat box, waiting for She-Hulk and Titania to finally throw down in the street, our favorite She-Hulk: Attorney at Law quotes, new Fandom Zone Fanmail from Holly Mac and Davia Archibald, Nik and I both reviewing movies from 1987, and more!

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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 256 as DJ Nik and I discuss "Playing House", the eighth episode of the Netflix series The Sandmanalong with the sixth episode of the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, right here on The Fandom Zone Podcast!

Monday, September 19, 2022

DRUNK CINEMA 032: "Spaceballs" Is Up!


"So, Lone Starr...Now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb."
-- Dark Helmet, Spaceballs

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 Spaceballsthe 1987 space opera comedy directed by Mel Brooks, featuring Bill Pullman as Lone Starr, John Candy as Barf, Daphne Zuniga as Princess Vespa, and Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet!

In this episode, Xan and I discuss things like Xan watching our movie from Independence, Ohio, Xan flipping the double-bird while shoving her butt in the camera, how we rank Spaceballs compared to other Mel Brooks films, Xan imprinting on To Be or Not to Be as a Mel Brooks fan, the greatness of Harvey Korman in Blazing Saddles, Bill Pullman in Ruthless People, SCTV veterans John Candy and Rick Moranis, Xan being fooled by the "Skroob" acronym, Xan's love of the movie Fatso starring Dom DeLuise, Sir John Hurt reprising his role of Kane in Alien, John Morris being Mel Brooks' go-to composer, Xan's internet service provider not providing during our previous attempt to record this episode, Mel Brooks not being afraid to play to the lowest common denominator, the Doublemint Twins, wondering why Barf continued to carry Vespa's empty trunk after dumping out her ginormous hair-dryer, Vespa wanting to know what love is and wanting Lone Starr to show her, why Mel Brooks gets to make black jokes in Blazing Saddles, Xan's most-quoted line from Spaceballs, Xan and I watching Batman (1989) together at the Ohio Theatre and doing synchronized Michael Keaton hand gestures, Xan wondering what the point is for building a ship to transform into Mega Maid, the chestburster alien singing and dancing to "Hello, My Baby" as Michigan J. Frog, some Twitter direct messages from Shalayne Johnson, the details on my upcoming story for DC Comics' DC's Terrors Through Time #1 Halloween anthology, Xan having such sights to show us in two weeks, and more!

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Be sure to come back in two weeks for Episode 033, as Xan and I watch Hellraiserthe 1987 supernatural horror film written & directed by Clive Barker, introducing Doug Bradley as Pinhead, Ashley Laurence as Kirsty Cotton, and Clare Higgins as Julia Cotton!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

THE FANDOM ZONE 254: "The Sound of Her Wings" Is Up!

 
"How do you do it?"
"Do what?"
"This. Be there, for all of them."
"I have a job to do, and I do it. When the first living thing existed, I was there. When the last living thing dies, I'll put the chairs on the table, turn out the lights, and lock the universe behind me when I leave."
-- Dream and Death, The Sandman -- "The Sound of Her Wings"

Hello again, everyone! It's time for another new episode of The Fandom Zone Podcast!  In this episode, DJ Nik and I discuss "The Sound of Her Wings", the sixth episode of The Sandman, introducing Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death & Ferdinand Kingsley as Hob Gadling, and "Is This Not Real Magic?", the fourth episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, featuring Benedict Wong as Wong!

In this episode, DJ Nik and I talk about things like Nik being given the nickname "Nikky", MSNBC declaring me king, Heather Bedor cosplaying as the Scarlet Witch, Nik's reaction to meeting Dream's older sister Death, Ferdinand Kingsley being the son of Ben Kingsley, Hob Gadling being inspired by British actor Bob Hoskins and Jethro Tull lead singer Ian Anderson, changes from the two Sandman comics, Dream brooding and feeding the pigeons, Dream being the audience's point-of-view character exploring Death's world, Kirby Howell-Baptiste making the Death character her own in a more subdued version of Death, Hob wasting away from hunger but still being unable to die, Hob still finding reasons to live after 600 years, Lady Johanna Constantine confronting Dream and Hob with her hired goons, that awkward moment when Hob suggests that Dream is lonely and needs a friend, our favorite Sandman quotes, shows with actors of color playing white characters being review-bombed, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law finally becoming the show it wanted to be, some background on the two episodes of The Sopranos that Madisynn spoils for Wong, Jen moving closer to staying in her She-Hulk form full-time, Jen setting up a dating profile as She-Hulk after failing to find anyone as herself, Madisynn King becoming a close friend of Wong, Madisynn appearing as a witness at Wong's hearing, girls who speak like everything is in the form of a question, Donny Blaze becoming Wong's arch-enemy, Wong interrupting She-Hulk getting busy with her date to get her help fending off a demon attack, how Donny Blaze could connect to Johnny Blaze as Ghost Rider, our favorite She-Hulk: Attorney at Law quotes, new Fandom Zone Fanmail from Holly Mac, Christine Peruski and Jesse Jackson, the upcoming introductions of Donna Preston as Despair and Razane Jammal as Lyta Halland more!

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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 255 as DJ Nik and I discuss "The Doll's House", the seventh episode of the Netflix series The Sandmanalong with the fifth episode of the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, right here on The Fandom Zone Podcast!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

GHOSTWOOD 116: "Electric Dreams" Is Up!

 
"Sweet dreams."
"What's a dream?"
"A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep."
-- Miles Harding and Edgar the Computer, Electric Dreams

It is happening again...My amazing co-host Xan Sprouse and I are back with a new episode of 
Ghostwood: The Twin Peaks Podcast!  This time, we continue our retrospective of Twin Peaks Actors in Other Films by discussing Electric Dreams, the 1984 science fiction romantic comedy film directed by Steve Barron, starring Lenny Von Dohlen as Miles Harding, Virginia Madsen as Madeline Robistat, and Bud Cort as the voice of Edgar!

LET'S ROCK

In this episode, Xan and I discuss things like Xan's cat having a health scare, the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Lenny Von Dohlen getting to be a lead actor, Lenny Von Dohlen as Harold Smith on Twin Peaks, Virginia Madsen as a hot geek girl, Virginia Madsen in Class, Xan inadvertently buying a copy of Soul Man on DVD and being stuck with it, Bud Cort as the voice of The Toyman on Superman: The Animated Series, Bud Cort reminding me of Jeffrey Combs, director Steve Barron as an important director of '80s music videos, composer Giorgio Moroder, Xan's love of The Human League, the movie's dedication to the memory of UNIVAC I, Virginia Madsen having a major crush on Lenny Von Dohlen, Steve Barron hiding Bud Cort from the other actors to get a different reaction when seeing Edgar the computer, the reference to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Edgar ripping off the CBS Television logo, '80s soundtracks featuring audio clips from the movie, Miles creating an '80s version of a smart home, Edgar becoming sentient from a bottle of champagne, '80s movies being afraid of computers taking over, Koo Stark appearing in the soap opera Edgar watches, the unusual love triangle of Miles, Madeline and Edgar, Edgar being jealous of Miles and registering him as a "armed and dangerous" criminal, that awkward moment when an elevator door closes on Madeline's cello and crushes it, my coining of the phrase "Once you've had geek, everything else looks bleak", the post-credits scene, waiting for the Lost Highway Criterion Collection release, finally scheduling our discussion of The Hudsucker Proxy, Xan eating Cheetos with chopsticks before it was referenced on She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, David Lynch giving Wendy's a shout-out on Twin Peaks, and more!

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Be sure to come back in two weeks, as Xan and I continue our retrospective of Twin Peaks Actors in Other Films by discussing The Hudsucker Proxy, the 1994 comedy film directed by Joel Coen, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh as Amy Archer, Tim Robbins as Norville Barnes, and Paul Newman as Sidney J. Mussburger!

Sunday, September 11, 2022

NEXT STOP EVERYWHERE 271: "Human Resources" Is Up!

 
"Must you always resort to sarcasm?"
"It's my superpower. I am Sarcasmo, Woman of Sarcasm. My enemies are struck down by my barbs of steel."
"Your what?"
"Barbs. Barbed comments."
-- The Eighth Doctor and Lucie Miller, Doctor Who: "Human Resources"

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're joined by Holly Mac to discuss "Human Resources", the sixth audio story from Series 1 of Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures range in 2007, featuring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller, Roy Marsden as Todd Hulbert, and the return of the Cybermen!

In this episode, Jesse, Holly and I discuss things like Holly sharing her birthday with us, Jesse's reaction to hearing this story for the first time, Lucie Miller giving off Donna Noble vibes, the double meaning of "Human Resources", Roy Marsden as Mr. Stoker in "Smith and Jones", "Human Resources" featuring the last regular use of David Arnold's theme arrangement from 2007 to 2012, season finale traditions in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range, the Eighth Doctor beginning to care for Lucie as a companion, Jesse's approaching this story from his business manager perspective, Lucie learning that the Time Lords messed with her timeline because she would've become a right-wing dictator, the Eighth Doctor and Lucie's spirited relationship dynamic, Bill Lumbergh in Office Space, Todd Hulbert rejecting the Doctor's offer to switch sides from the Cybermen, the Red Nose Day shoutout, the differing political agendas of Straxus representing Gallifrey's High Council against the Celestial Intervention Agency, understanding the Doctor's decision to leave Gallifrey because just about everyone in power on Gallifrey is terrible, the Cybermen coming from a point in time before the Second Doctor found them in their tomb on Telos, the Doctor offering the Cybermen a chance to surrender over the PA system, our favorite quotes of the episode, my Reverse the Polarity segment, Jesse appearing on a Hall & Oates podcast, Holly returning for our discussion of "Boom Town", 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 companion Holly Mac to discuss "Boom Town", the eleventh episode from Doctor Who Series One in 2005, featuring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, and the return of Annette Badland as Margaret Blaine!

Thursday, September 8, 2022

THE FANDOM ZONE 253: "24/7" Is Up!

 
"The truth is a cleansing fire which burns away the lies we've told each other and the lies we've told ourselves. So that love and hate, pleasure and pain, can all be expressed without shame. Where there is no good or bad...there is only the truth."
-- John Dee, The Sandman -- "24/7"

Hello again, everyone! It's time for another new episode of The Fandom Zone Podcast!  In this episode, DJ Nik and I joined by special guest Heather Bedor to discuss "24/7", the fifth episode of The Sandman, featuring David Thewlis as John Dee, and "The People Vs. Emil Blonsky", the third episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, featuring the return of Benedict Wong as Wong!

In this episode, DJ Nik, Heather and I talk about things like Nik being a wee bit grumpy, Heather's love of "24/7", Nik tormenting his baby sister, normal people not murdering people at random, more of the Sandman TV series withholding violence from the original comics and also some of the dark humor, David Thewlis' Ares being underwritten in the Wonder Woman movie, John Dee having very childlike tormenting behavior toward the diner patrons, "24/7" feeling like a Twilight Zone episode, David Thewlis deserving an Emmy nomination for his performance as John Dee, "24/7" being representative of the present problem of social etiquette norms being replaced with unfiltered aggression, why you should run if you see David Thewlis in a restaurant, knowing just enough about the diner patrons as characters to tell the story, that awkward moment when Bette finds out the guy she's interested in has been banging her adult son instead, creative types wanting the things they create to be appreciated by people, more of why Nik needs to finish watching The Sandman, Nik being a Greek mythology buff, Arkham Asylum being the Institution That Shall Not Be Named, my first reaction to Mason Alexander Park as Desire, our favorite Sandman quotes, why She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is a superhero version of Boston Legal, some comics background on the Wrecking Crew, that awkward moment when Wong admits to the crime of breaking the Abomination out of prison, the greatness of Benedict Wong as Wong, wondering what happens next to the Abomination, all of us hating the subplot with Dennis and Runa the Light Elf, the introduction of the Wrecking Crew into the MCU, my wondering if the Wrecking Crew are working for the Leader, Nik getting Episode 4 spoiled for him, our favorite She-Hulk quotes, new Fandom Zone Fanmail from Holly Mac, a quick reminder about my upcoming story for DC's Terror Through Time #1, wondering if Heather will be back next week, and more!

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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 254 as DJ Nik and I discuss "The Sound of Her Wings", the sixth episode of the Netflix series The Sandmanalong with "Is This Not Real Magic?", the fourth episode of the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, right here on The Fandom Zone Podcast!

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

THE FANDOM ZONE 252: "A Hope in Hell" is Up!

 
"Hey, boss. Listen to me. You know what can survive the Anti-Life? You. Dreams don't fucking die. Not if you believe in them. And I believe Dream of the Endless would never leave his raven here, alone, in Hell with Lucifer."
-- Matthew the Raven to Dream, The Sandman -- "A Hope in Hell"

Hello again, everyone! It's time for another new episode of The Fandom Zone Podcast!  In this episode, DJ Nik and I joined by special guest Heather Bedor to discuss "A Hope in Hell", the fourth episode of The Sandman, introducing Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar, and "Superhuman Law", the second episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, featuring the return of Tim Roth as The Abomination/Emil Blonsky!

In this episode, DJ Nik, Heather and I talk about things like Nik sharing his childhood traumas, Heather trying (and failing) to get Nik to watch the rest of The Sandman, Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Gwendoline Christie vs. Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Heather and I loving What We Do in the Shadows Season 3, the story of Nada and Kai'ckul, changes from The Sandman comics, Heather learning Italian through curse words, Rosemary being the embodiment of the Biblical Good Samaritan, Rosemary trying to warn the convenience store clerk about John Dee, Heather having hyperphantasia, Lucifer swearing vengeance on Morpheus after being humiliated in front of all the demons in Hell, our favorite Sandman quotes, Nik's love of the word "whore", my loving that Tim Roth was brought back as the Abomination, some comics and MCU background on the Abomination, who Jennifer's new law firm is named after, Bruce Banner's "literally a different person" in-joke, wondering if the Sakaaran ship being a potential setup for a film adaptation of World War Hulk, comic books as legal documents, nobody wanting to hire Jen after she's outed as She-Hulk, Nikki being supportive of Jen, Jen's awkward family dinner, Heather's love for Ched, Heather wondering if we'll see Holden Holliway's granddaughter Southpaw from the comics, Jen taking on the Abomination's case, our favorite She-Hulk quotes, new Fandom Zone Fanmail from Holly Mac, Heather popping her hip back into place during the podcast, and more!

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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 253 as DJ Nik, Heather and I discuss "24/7", the fifth episode of the Netflix series The Sandmanalong with the third episode of the Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, right here on The Fandom Zone Podcast!