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Friday, May 31, 2019

Robert Pattinson Officially Confirmed as THE BATMAN


It's the Michael Keaton casting all over again.

Variety is one of a number of news outlets reporting that Warner Bros. has officially selected Robert Pattinson as the new Batman/Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves' upcoming DC Extended Universe film The Batman, based on the classic DC Comics superhero.

Deadline also confirmed the news, reporting that "Pattinson had been considered a frontrunner because the filmmaker liked him, but the studio was torn between him and Nicholas Hoult, and wanted both of the actors on tape because this is such a big decision on a cornerstone Warner Bros.' DC franchise.  Those meetings happened yesterday."

They added that Warner Bros. still needs to "work out a deal that will clearly include options on at least two more films, but this is considered a formality in a drawn out process."

Reeves assumed the role of director on The Batman from Ben Affleck in January 2017, and will produce the film with his Planet of the Apes collaborator Dylan Clark.

Pattinson, 33, is an English actor best known as Edward Cullen in the Twilight film series and as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  His other films include Water for Elephants, Remember Me, Cosmopolis, The Lost City of Z, Damsel, and High Life.  He's also slated to appear in Christopher Nolan's upcoming film Tenet.

Pattinson will be the ninth actor to portray Batman/Bruce Wayne in film, after Lewis Wilson in the 1943 Batman movie serial, Robert Lowery in the 1949 Batman and Robin movie serial, Adam West in Batman (1966), Michael Keaton in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns, Val Kilmer in Batman Forever, George Clooney in Batman & Robin, Christian Bale in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, and Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League.

The Batman is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on June 25, 2021.

GHOSTWOOD 055: "The Endgame of Windom Earle" is Up!


"What are we doing here?"
"You and I have an appointment at the end of the world."
-- Annie Blackburn and Windom Earle, Twin Peaks: "Beyond Life and Death"

It is happening again...My co-host with the most Xan Sprouse and I are back with a new episode of Ghostwood: The Twin Peaks Podcast!  This time, we discuss the final episodes of the Windom Earle saga, including our commentary for "Beyond Life and Death", the original Twin Peaks series finale, featuring Kenneth Welsh as Windom Earle, Kyle MacLachlan as Dale Cooper, Heather Graham as Annie Blackburn, and Don S. Davis as Major Garland Briggs!

LET'S ROCK!

In our latest episode, Xan and I discuss things like Windom Earle being way over his head in the Black Lodge, the passing of Peggy Lipton, hoping that Big Ed and Norma aren't included in Twin Peaks Season 4 if it ever happens, Heidi's real life cancer battle, Windom Earle creeping on Donna at her home, Xan's dead-on impression of Shelly Johnson acting like an airhead beauty contestant, Cooper's first meeting with Annie, Kahn in King of the Hill, Windom Earle taking haloperidol to fake a mental illness, Windom Earle creeping on Audrey in the library, Xan's Log Lady symbol, Ted Raimi as Rusty Tomasky, Cooper taking Annie out on a nature study, Leo's only remotely decent thing, the "dart in your neck" line from Sealab 2021, Cooper and Annie's music during sex, Game of Thrones being the perfect metaphor for life, Windom Earle trying to kill Leo with tarantulas, Windom Earle figuring out fear is the key to the Black Lodge, Andy being like Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther movies, Windom Earle's Log Lady cosplay, Annie being announced as Miss Twin Peaks, Xan getting the spiffy new vinyl edition of the Twin Peaks Season 2 soundtrack, the Breaking Bad series finale, the grand theft auto of Pete's pickup truck, Windom Earle's creepy flashlight, Nadine and Mike's head injuries, that awkward moment when Nadine regains her memory, Ben telling everyone that Donna is his daughter, Cooper's strobelight stare, Jimmy Scott singing "Under the Sycamore" tree, Dell Mibbler in Twin Peaks Savings & Loan, Strong Bad techno, Sheryl Lee's incredible reversed screaming, that awkward moment when you're trying to take Dale Cooper's soul only to have BOB take yours instead, Cooper wasting toothpaste, the exact moment when Twin Peaks fans have their heart ripped out, and more!

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Be sure to come back in two weeks for Episode 056, as Xan and I review the new Criterion Collection blu-ray release of David Lynch's classic film Blue Velvet, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, and Laura Dern!  Look for more of Ghostwood: The Twin Peaks Podcast on iTunes, YouTube, Libsyn, and the official Southgate Media Group website!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

TITANTALK 035: "Ezekiel Patrol" is Up!


"So, my timing might be shit here, but I, for one, am grateful a disembodied Chumbawamba has brought us all back together."
-- Cliff Steele, Doom Patrol: "Ezekiel Patrol"

Hello again, Titans and Doom Patrol fans!  My fellow TitanTalker Jesse Jackson and I are back with another new episode of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast!  This time, we discuss "Ezekiel Patrol", the Season One finale of the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, featuring Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody, Curtis Armstrong as Ezekiel the Cockroach, Alimi Ballard as Joshua Clay, and the return of Admiral Whiskers!

In this episode, Jesse and I discuss things like Jesse's son Chris walking around in just his boxer shorts, The Painting That Ate Paris from Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol run, comic book TV shows needing to reach a larger audience than just comic book fans, being able to magnify digital comics, the Chief experimenting on the Doom Patrol to research immortality, wondering exactly why Mr. Nobody wanted revenge on The Chief, the (sort of) introduction of Dorothy Spinner, Dorothy's powers of imagination, Joshua Clay in the Ant Farm, my calling General Immortus as the Big Bad of Doom Patrol Season 2, wondering if The Chief is bothered that the Doom Patrol knows he's responsible for their respective accidents, Silas laying into the Chief about compassion, Larry and Rita getting their own place, Jane shooting up in the Doom Bus while Cliff watches over her, wondering if Cliff has an on/off switch to let him sleep, Rita getting trolled by a high-schooler in her drama class, Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping" bringing the team back together, the Brotherhood of Dangerous Animals, Mr. Nobody getting pwned by the Chief's daughter, Admiral Whiskers big makeout scene with Ezekiel the Cockroach, the teeny-tiny Doom Patrol, Cliff's love of F-bombs, our favorite quotes of the episode, the Chief losing at Monopoly, new Tell It to TitanTalk feedback from Holly in Wisconsin, and more!

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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 036 as Jesse and I are joined by none other than DJ Nik for our big Doom Patrol Season One wrap-up special!  Look for more of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, YouTube, Libsyn, and the official Southgate Media Group website!

Friday, May 24, 2019

TITANTALK 034: "Penultimate Patrol" is Up!


"We’ve all been working very hard on ourselves."
"Work?  You’ve sat around in a circle and whined like a C-team Breakfast Club.  Cliff stole a watch from an alligator.  Mr. Electricity here finally came out of the closet…at the tender age of 95.  Jane crawled as deep into herself as she could and almost committed mind suicide or some shit.  You call that work?  Please."
-- Rita Farr and Mr. Nobody, Doom Patrol: "Penultimate Patrol"

Hello again, Titans and Doom Patrol fans!  My fellow TitanTalker Jesse Jackson and I are back with another new episode of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast!  This time, we discuss "Penultimate Patrol", the fourteenth episode of the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, featuring Devan Chandler Long as Flex Mentallo, Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody, Tommy Snider as The Beard Hunter, and the return of Danny the Street!

In this episode, Jesse and I discuss things like Jesse's struggle with the word "penultimate", more of Arrow's Bruce Springsteen episode titles, more nods to the 1960s and Grant Morrison eras of Doom Patrol comics, Doom Patrol comics creators receiving Special Thanks from the TV series, Mr. Nobody carrying the Box of Shame and getting dumped by the Brotherhood of Evil and his girlfriend Millie, Brotherhood of Evil member Monsieur Mallah, Dr. Harrison psychoanalyzing Mr. Nobody, the Beard Hunter becoming a Dannyzen, Flex Mentallo accidentally giving the Doom Patrol and all the Dannyzens a collective orgasm, the White Space between comic book panels, how far Rita has come since the beginning of Season One, our big debate about whether Vic was justified being upset that Silas let him take all the blame for his mother's death, The Chief's horrible Groundhog Day experience reliving the Doom Patrol's death over and over, the Chief's big revelation that he was responsible for each of the Doom Patrol's accidents, our favorite quotes of the episode, some news about the upcoming Deathstroke animated series, new Tell It to TitanTalk feedback from Holly in Wisconsin, and more!

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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 035 as Jesse and I discuss "Ezekiel Patrol", the Season One finale of the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, featuring Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody, Curtis Armstrong as Ezekiel the Cockroach, Alimi Ballard as Joshua Clay, and the return of Admiral Whiskers!  Look for more of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, YouTube, Libsyn, and the official Southgate Media Group website!

Friday, May 17, 2019

TITANTALK 033: "Flex Patrol" is Up!


"I look incredible.  Kind of like that hunk on that cereal box."
"If he’d been stabbed in the face repeatedly."
-- Flex Mentallo and Cliff Steele, Doom Patrol: "Flex Patrol"

Hello again, Titans and Doom Patrol fans!  My fellow TitanTalker Jesse Jackson and I are back with another new episode of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast!  This time, we discuss "Flex Patrol", the thirteenth episode of the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, featuring Devan Chandler Long as Flex Mentallo, Haley Strode & Susan Williams as Dolores Watson, Ethan McDowell as Charles Forsythe, and Ed Asner as the Hospital Patient!

In this episode, Jesse and I discuss things like no one blinking an eye at everyone's immortality, Ed Asner as Lou Grant and Granny Goodness, another update on Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, more nods to Grant Morrison and Richard Case's Doom Patrol comic book run, Flex Mentallo's mysterious muscle powers, Cliff punching out another TV, Cliff's acting cameo on the soap opera Secret Hearts, Superman (1978) being my all-time favorite superhero movie, Flex rescuing a kitten from a tree, Flex's tragic reunion with Dolores, Jane using Cliff's talent for annoying people to get Flex to recover his memory, the Doom Patrol needing to get a DVR, Larry telling Flex there's no point in escaping the Ant Farm, Larry's 5-hour limit of surviving without the Negative Spirit, Rita finally telling the story of why babies upset her, Rita finally stepping up to the plate, Mr. Nobody rocking Doom Patrol merchandise, wondering why Mr. Nobody is trying to turn the Doom Patrol into better superheroes, my
 favorite quotes of the episode, Secret Hearts' Dr. Winslow marrying the Takumi-3000 Japanese sex robot, new Tell It to TitanTalk feedback from Holly in Wisconsin, the passing of Peggy Lipton, me wondering what Jesse wants to talk about after Doom Patrol ends, and more!

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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 034 as Jesse and I discuss "Penultimate Patrol", the fourteenth episode of the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, featuring Devan Chandler Long as Flex Mentallo, Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody, and the return of Danny the Street and Tommy Snider as The Beard Hunter!  Look for more of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, YouTube, Libsyn, and the official Southgate Media Group website!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

BATWOMAN First Look Trailer Introduces Alice, Jacob Kane & Luke Fox


Kate Kane isn't about to let a man take credit for a woman's work.

The CW has released a first look trailer for Batwoman, their upcoming series based on the DC Comics superhero, introducing Batwoman's arch-enemy Alice, Jacob Kane and Luke Fox.

Apparently set before last fall's "Elseworlds" crossover event, the two-minute, 55-second trailer opens in Gotham City at night, as we see a Crows Security vehicle and hear the voice of the security firm's commander, Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott).  "Crows represent order," he says to his team, "security, safety."

We then see Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), Kate's stepmother, delivering a speech at the Gotham Art Museum as the Bat Signal shines in the night sky.  "Batman gave up on us," she remarks as her daughter Mary Hamilton (Nicole Kang) records video on her phone.  "The Bat's not coming back."

We get a decent look at the Wayne Enterprises building, followed by Jacob, who is overseeing the event's security, speaking into his hand radio.  "Something's up.  Eyes everywhere," he tells his team.

On a rooftop, one Crows Security guard, Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy), catches sight of a man in a white rabbit mask running away and follows after him.

The pilot episode's big bad supervillain, Alice (Rachel Skarsten), cleans an ornate dagger with her handkerchief then addresses the crowd.  "'Hello', said Alice.  Shall we believe the Crows will protect us?"

Sophie gets into a fight with the man in the white rabbit mask, as Jacob radios, "Agent Moore, do you copy?  Do you copy?"

Mary calls Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), telling her.  "Sophie's missing.  I thought you should know."

Kate rides a motorcycle into Gotham, reuniting with her father.  "We're gonna find her," he tells Kate.

"Then let me help," she replies.

"Bad idea."

Later, Kate somehow obtains some video footage of the kidnapping, with her father asking her, "What happened to staying out of it?"

In a separate scene, Kate looks at a picture of Sophie as she receives a Crows Security certificate of achievement from Jacob.

We flashback to Kate and Sophie in a military academy, where the two fall in love despite regulations.  "Is there something you'd like to report to your squad?" their commander asks.

Kate does some investigating on her own and gets attacked by the White Rabbit.  "You ran in without proper backup," her father tells her in a separate scene.

"I do not want her getting in the way," Alice tells one of her henchmen as a bound and gagged Sophie is unloaded from a van.

We see Kate's impressive fighting skills, until she gets captured and brought before Alice.  "Curiouser and curiouser," says Alice as she studies Kate, who is hanging by her jacket from a hook.

"What do you want?" asks Kate.

"I need you to send your father a message," Alice remarks as she takes out a cricket bat and smashes Kate upside her head with it.

In a different scene, Jacob tells Kate, "You're all I have left, Kate, and I don't want to lose you too."

Kate goes to Wayne Enterprises and busts into Bruce Wayne's office, which has been vacant for some time.  Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), son of Lucius Fox, points a gun at her.  "Wayne Security," he says as she raises her hands.  "You owe my boss a new door."

"Your boss is my cousin," Kate tells him.

Kate finds a secret door by turning a display of Martha Wayne's pearl necklace.  "You...You don't want to go anywhere near that," Luke tells her as she heads towards an elevator.  "You are seriously not supposed to know what's down there."

"So I have this thing with rules," she replies, lowering herself down into the Batcave.  We see that the Batcave has come under considerable neglect as a colony of flying bats reveals the Batman costume.

"I need you to fix his suit," Kate tells Luke.

"The suit is literal perfection," he replies.

"It will be," Kate says with determination, "when it fits a woman."

We go to the rooftop of a building under construction, with Alice's henchmen being taking out one by one by ropes before Kate steps into view as Batwoman.  At this point, however, she doesn't have her long red wig or her traditional red-and-black uniform.  Alice throws a dagger at her.

Cutting back to the scene with Kate and Jacob, Jacob tells her, "You're a female Bruce Wayne."

Kate smiles at the thought.  "Awesome, hilarious, handsome."

We then see a glimpse of Batwoman alongside Sophie as she removes Sophie's gag and touches her finger to Sophie's lips.

Batwoman stands at the edge of the rooftop as a young girl tells out, "Look!  It's Batman!"

"They think I'm him," Kate tells Luke in the final scene.  "I'm not about to let a man take credit for a woman's work."

If you'd like to view the new trailer, you can check it out below thanks to the official CW Network account on YouTube...




Batwoman is expected to debut on The CW sometime in October 2019.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

TITANTALK 032: "Cyborg Patrol" is Up!


"Vic wouldn’t want us involving his father.  He doesn’t trust him."
"I agree.  Silas is a grade-A douchenozzle.  Is it possible this will just work itself out?  Vic’s not like us, he’s fucking Cyborg!  A real superhero.  He can use his computer thingie, bust himself free, I don’t know…send a text to Batman!"
-- Rita Farr and Cliff Steele, Doom Patrol: "Cyborg Patrol"

Hello again, Titans and Doom Patrol fans!  My fellow TitanTalker Jesse Jackson and I are back with another new episode of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast!  This time, we discuss "Cyborg Patrol", the twelfth episode of the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, introducing Devan Chandler Long as Flex Mentallo, and featuring Phil Morris as Silas Stone, Jon Briddell as Darren Jones, and Mac Wells as Dirk Ellis!

In this episode, Jesse and I discuss things like the passing of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, wrestler Mick Foley, more nods to the Grant Morrison and Richard Case Doom Patrol comics, the Doom Patrol not knowing if they can trust Silas, Mr. Nobody manipulating Vic into murdering his father, Rita being the linchpin to Silas' plan, Cliff being considered for scrap by Lab Tech Lee, Jane calling out Dirk Ellis for ripping off the Reservoir Dogs torture scene, Tracey Ullman's obscure Top 40 hit "They Don't Know", wondering if Lab Tech Lee was killed by Cliff's body landing on top of her, the introduction of Flex Mentallo as 722, the irony of the Bureau of Normalcy being into really weird shit, the Operators and the Ant Farm, 
our favorite quotes of the episode, new Tell It to TitanTalk feedback from Holly in Wisconsin, Jesse looking forward to the upcoming movie Blinded by the Light, and more!

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Be sure to come back next week for Episode 033 as Jesse and I discuss "Flex Patrol", the thirteenth episode of the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, featuring Devan Chandler Long as Flex Mentallo!  Look for more of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, YouTube, Libsyn, and the official Southgate Media Group website!

NEXT STOP EVERYWHERE 141: "The Girl Who Waited" is Up!


"I’m gonna pull time apart for you."
-- Older Amy Pond to Rory Williams, Doctor Who: "The Girl Who Waited"

Hello again, Whovians!  Special guest companion Lee Leonard returns to Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast to help me discuss "The Girl Who Waited", the tenth episode from Doctor Who Series Six in 2011, featuring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams, and Imelda Staunton as the voice of Interface! 

In this episode, Lee and I discuss things like time travel geek porn, Rory's horrible dilemma of having to choose which version of his wife he wants to save, director Nick Hurran making a complicated story flow smoothly, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rory waiting 2,000 years for Amy compared to Amy waited just 36 years, hearing Harry Potter villain Dolores Umbridge as Interface, Karen Gillan's Older Amy makeup prosthetics, Karen Gillan's lack of skill with a katana, Older Amy's resentment towards the Doctor, Older Amy getting the raw end of the deal not once but twice, Rory calling out the Doctor and question traveling with him, wondering what happened to the Blinovitch Limitation Effect, Lee's defense of Older Amy as the "real" Amy Pond, how Nebula could've changed the outcome of Avengers: Endgame, comparisons to the video game Portal, wondering who designed the Handbots to look so hostile and menacing, Tim Burton style sculpted hedges, our favorite quotes of the episode, my Reverse the Polarity segment, some feedback from Holly from Wisconsin, and more!

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Be sure to come back next week as special guest companion John Takacs returns to help me discuss "The Brain of Morbius", the fifth serial from Doctor Who Season 13 in 1976, featuring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Philip Madoc as Dr. Solon, and the introduction of the Sisterhood of Karn!  Look for more of Next Stop Everywhere on iTunes, Google Play Music, YouTube, Libsyn, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and the official Southgate Media Group website!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

GHOSTWOOD 054: "The Opening Moves of Windom Earle" is Up!


"Breathtaking wasn’t she?  A truly beautiful woman, Caroline.  Funny, isn’t it?  After all this time, after all that happened in Pittsburgh, I still love her and I know that you do too.  Now, Dale, listen carefully...It’s your move."
-- Recording from Windom Earle to Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks: "Slaves and Masters"

It is happening again...My co-host with the most Xan Sprouse and I are back with a new episode of Ghostwood: The Twin Peaks Podcast!  This time, we discuss the backstory of the villainous Windom Earle and his early appearances in Twin Peaks Season 2, featuring Kenneth Welsh as Windom Earle, Kyle MacLachlan as Dale Cooper, Eric Da Re as Leo Johnson, and Jack Nance as Pete Martell!

LET'S ROCK!

In our latest episode, Xan and I discuss things like my Basement of Solitude, Charles being filled with seeeecrets, teenage creeping in Twin Peaks, Xan's David Lynch-themed birthday, Xan's cat coming back in style on her chevron rug, Xan sucking at adulting, Xan and I not being able to share a Stranger Things-like childhood, Xan adjusting to the Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast show agenda, coming so close to feeling bad for Leo Johnson, Luke Perry in the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, Xan's issue with Pete Martell being described as a checkers player, the origins of Windom Earle's name, Windom Earle's backstory before meeting Dale Cooper, why Tammy Preston shouldn't hope for Twin Peaks Season 4, Windom Earle recruiting Cooper into the FBI, Cooper being more interested in the result than the process, Cooper and Caroline Earle having sweet lovin' down by the fire, Windom Earle pushing Cooper and Caroline together to fulfill his paranoid delusion, Windom Earle's obsession with finding the Black Lodge, "Institutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies, Xan missing the story concept of characters leaving messages for other characters in newspaper classified ads, defunct Columbus free newspaper The Other Paper, the movie The Birds, Windom Earle's fondness for disguises, the horrible security at the Great Northern Hotel, bad things happening to anyone in Cooper's proximity, some Ghostwood Mail feedback from Matt C., getting Dana Ashbrook to autograph a deflated football, the passing of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, and more!

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Be sure to come back in two weeks for Episode 055, as Xan and I finish our discussion of the Windom Earle saga, including our commentary for the original series finale, "Beyond Life and Death"!  Look for more of Ghostwood: The Twin Peaks Podcast on iTunes, YouTube, Libsyn, and the official Southgate Media Group website!

First WATCHMEN Teaser Trailer Introduces an Army of Rorschachs


None of you seem to understand.  They are not locked in here with you.  You are locked in here with them.

HBO has released the first teaser trailer for Damon Lindelof's new series Watchmen, based on the classic DC Comics limited series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, revealing an army of Rorschachs and older versions of some original Watchmen characters.

The one-minute, ten-second trailer opens with a man wearing a homemade mask similar to the one worn by Rorschach.  Looking directly at the camera, he says in a gruff Rorschach-like voice, "We are no one, we are everyone, and we are invisible."  A ticking clock can be heard as the camera pulls back to reveal a small army of men wearing similar masks, standing in a church in front of the faded words "Praise Waiteth for Thee, O God, in Zion" from Psalm 65:1 of the 21st Century King James Version of the Bible.

A man softly repeats the words "Tick tock, tick tock" over and over as Chief Judd (Don Johnson) steps up to a podium before an assembly of police officers wearing yellow masks and we hear him say, "We convinced ourselves that they were gone, but they were just hibernating."

As the first man's ticking continues, we see a member of the Rorschach Army cocking a shotgun as Chief Judd says in a voiceover, "They came for everybody.  All police."

We see a funeral for a fallen officer, with other officers in attendance wearing yellow masks there as well.

Cal Abraham (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) asks in a voiceover, "Are we safe?"

Angela Abraham (Regina King) opens up a cabinet door, revealing a hooded uniform costume inside.  We see her attaching a police badge to her belt, then see her wearing the hooded uniform and a grey half-mask, joining a man wearing a shiny silver mask at a police crime scene.

The ticking chant intensifies as a man says in a voiceover, "I guess we have ourselves a reckoning."

Next, we glimpse Agent Blake (Jean Smart) opening a silver briefcase, followed by dozens of bodies littering a neighborhood fun fair.

As an timer clock sounds, we see Ozymandias (Jeremy Irons) meditating, followed by Chief Judd being blinded by outdoor field lights being turned on.

We then see a scythe adorned with a pirate flag similar to the Tales of the Black Freighter comic within a comic from the limited series.  One of the Rorschach Army fires a machine gun turret as a family looks up into the sky outside their farmhouse.

Ozymandis pushes down a detonatation plunger as we quick-cut to the man in the shiny silver mask, who is seated before a set of large video screens displaying the 1969 moon landing, a cowboy on a horse, United States soldiers, and an atomic bomb explosion.  In the reflection of his mask, we can see Ozymandias facing him.

We cut back to the church, with the camera pulling back again and revealing even more of the army as they all chant "Tick tock, tick tock..."

The chanting abruptly stops, as we hear a woman ask, "What are you two talking about?"

"Oh, nothin'," replies Chief Judd.  "Just the end of the world.  Tick tock, tick tock, tick--"

If you'd like to check out the new teaser, you can view it below thanks to the official HBO account on YouTube...




Watchmen is scheduled to debut on HBO sometime in Fall 2019.

TITANTALK 031: "Frances Patrol" is Up!


"Or you could just talk to her!"
"And say what?  Everything I could possible say would be totally stupid as fuck!  'Hi, I’m your dad, but I died, and I’m a robot now.  I’m just a brain in a tin can, but hey, even though I’ve been robot non grata for thirty years, and I don’t expect you to like me, and you certainly don’t have to love me, but I just wanted to say, I’m sorry.'"
"Yes, that’s exactly what you would say!"
-- Rita Farr and Cliff Steele, Doom Patrol: "Frances Patrol"

Hello again, Titans and Doom Patrol fans!  My fellow TitanTalker Jesse Jackson and I are back with another new episode of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast!  This time, we discuss "Frances Patrol", the eleventh episode of the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, featuring Kyle Clements & Tom Fitzpatrick as John Bowers, Bethany Anne Lind as Clara Steele, and Jon Briddell as Darren Jones!

In this episode, Jesse and I discuss things like our unofficial crossover with Next Stop Everywhere 140, Jesse forgiving Doom Patrol, Jesse's wife Linda running in a half-marathon, Jesse wondering how Cliff and Rita get home from Florida, Rita explaining Cliff's robotic form as a Halloween costume that Bump made, Rita revealing her real name, Rita's weird bonding moment with Big D, my wife Lori rating sad movies using tissue boxes, Cliff getting a different impression of Bump after hearing his daughter Clara speak during his wake, Cliff's emotional breakthrough in the swamp, Frances the martial arts alligator, Larry's reunion with the older John Bowers, John calling Larry out for always wanting to hide his sexuality, Vic being horrified that the machine part of him is taking over, Vic's conversation with Grid using a DOS operating system, Jane suddenly wanting to look for The Chief, Vic and Jane on the Doom Bus, the Bureau of Normalcy kidnapping Vic, our favorite quotes of the episode, 
new Tell It to TitanTalk feedback from Holly in Wisconsin, Titans Season 2 filming, and more!

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Be sure to come back later today for Episode 032 as Jesse and I discuss "Cyborg Patrol", the twelfth episode of the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, introducing Devan Chandler Long as Flex Mentallo, and featuring Phil Morris as Silas Stone, Jon Briddell as Darren Jones, and Mac Wells as Dirk Ellis!  Look for more of TitanTalk: The Titans Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, YouTube, Libsyn, and the official Southgate Media Group website!

NEXT STOP EVERYWHERE 140: "Dalek" is Up!


"I demand orders!"
"Well, they're never gonna come!  Your race is dead!  You all burned, all of you.  Ten million ships on fire.  The entire Dalek race, wiped out in one second."
"You lie!"
"I watched it happen.  I made it happen!"
-- The Dalek and The Ninth Doctor, Doctor Who: "Dalek"

Hello again, my fellow Whovians!  My partner in time Jesse Jackson returns to Next Stop Everywhere and we discuss "Dalek", the sixth episode from Doctor Who Series One in 2005, featuring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, Bruno Langley as Adam Mitchell, and the first appearance of the Daleks in the modern era!

In this episode, Jesse and I discuss things like Jesse's first introduction to the Daleks, my reaction to the Daleks' reintroduction in the modern era, watching Doctor Who Series One 2005 via bootleg DVDs, Jesse wanting to watch the non-existent episodes with the Time War, Big Finish's Time War stories with the Eighth Doctor and the War Doctor, Christopher Eccleston being the perfect actor to bring the Doctor back, the Ninth Doctor burning with fire and rage, Rose being indirectly responsible for the murder of hundreds of soldiers by the Dalek, Adam Mitchell the failed companion, modern era upgrades to make the Daleks more threatening, Henry van Statten not caring about alien technology he can't exploit, Diana Goddard seizing power, our favorite quotes of the episode, my Reverse the Polarity segment, some feedback from Holly from Wisconsin and Tara in North Canton, Ohio, a quick update on Karen, and more!

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Be sure to come back later today as special guest companion Lee Leonard returns to help me discuss "The Girl Who Waited", the tenth episode from Doctor Who Series Six in 2011, featuring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams, and Imelda Staunton as the voice of Interface!  Look for more of Next Stop Everywhere on iTunes, Google Play Music, YouTube, Libsyn, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and the official Southgate Media Group website!