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Fanbase Press' flagship podcast discussing the top geek news stories of the week! Part of the Fanbase Press Podcast Network.
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Oct 7, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Gregory Crafts and Jenn Scuderi Crafts (Theatre Unleashed, Never Ever Land) and filmmaker Paul J. Salamoff (Encounter) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including whether we're ready for NASA to find life on Mars, Marvel's "End" to its popular characters, why The Twilight Zone is more relevant than ever, and our weekly trailer roundup with Birds of Prey, War of the Worlds, and Terminator: Dark Fate.

Sep 30, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Alexx Calise and Dennise Morehouse (Batfarm) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the speculation about Kevin Feige's Star Wars film, the new Spider-Man deal between Sony and Disney, whether we should purposefully contaminate Mars, and the controversy surrounding the Joker film and its impact on others.

Sep 27, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Moon (2009) in light of the film's 10th anniversary, with topics including the film's low-budget approach, the themes and messages of the film, actor Sam Rockwell's outstanding performance, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Moon abound in this panel discussion!)

Sep 25, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon chats with award-winning TV writer/produce Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia, Last Sons of America) regarding his upcoming fantasy series, The Last God, from DC Black Label, what he's cooking up for the new Marvel Zombies: Respawn series, his experiences writing from franchise titles like The Power of The Dark Crystal, his background as both a musician and a member of the U.S. military and how that has influenced his writing, and much more.

Sep 23, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Livio Ramondelli (IDW's Transformers, The Kill Lock) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the recent "raid" of Area 51, the backlash to a remake of The Princess Bride, why we need more near-future sci-fi movies, and remembering musician/artist Daniel Johnston.

Sep 20, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Galaxy Quest (1999) in light of the film's 20th anniversary, with topics including how well the film has aged, its cast of characters, if there should be a Galaxy Quest sequel, and more (Beware: SPOILERS for Galaxy Quest abound in this panel discussion!)

Sep 18, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with award-winning TV writer/producer Peter Murrieta (Wizards of Waverly Place, One Day at a Time, Greetings from Tuscon, Mr. Iglesias) regarding his path towards writing and producing for television, his incredible dedication to creating new pathways for Latinx creators in Hollywood both in front of and behind the camera, his advice for aspiring creators, and more.

Sep 16, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Russell Nohelty (founder/creator, Wannabe Press, Ichabod Jones) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the fallacy behind our "addiction" to technology, Jon Favreau's interest in uniting Star Wars canon with Star Wars Legends, what viewers should expect from the Battle at Big Rock, and our weekly trailer roundup with Little Monsters, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and Doctor Sleep.

Sep 9, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with comic book writer and Michigan State University professor Ryan Claytor and For Amusement Only, the E.M. and Bingo Pinball Podcast host Nick Baldridge regarding the release of Coin-Op Carnival, a 64-page print publication that is the only source for full-color, completely illustrated content documenting the history and stories surrounding electro-mechanical coin-operated amusement devices.

Sep 6, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, listen in as showrunner Malka Older (Infomocracy) discusses her work on Serial Box's continuation of Orphan Black, what fans can expect from The Next Chapter, the concept of speculative resistance, and more. (Also, stay tuned for a preview clip of Orphan Black: The Next Chapter at the end of the episode.)

Aug 28, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding The Mummy (1999) in light of the film's 20th anniversary, with topics including the film's cast of characters, it's authenticity in regards to Egyptian mythology, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for The Mummy abound in this panel discussion!)

Aug 26, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Clint and Dawn Wolf (co-creators, Zombie Ranch) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the stalled Spider-Man deal between Sony and Marvel Studios, the fires burning in the Amazon rainforest and the first glacier lost to climate change, the anticipated path for The Matrix 4, and Marvel's D23 announcements for its 3 new Disney+ shows.

Aug 21, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, listen in as actor Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Jungle Book) discusses his work on Shudder's Creepshow series, his experiences working on The Mandalorian with Jon Favreau, and more at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

Aug 12, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, listen in as showrunner Greg Nicotero (AMC's The Walking Dead) discusses his work on AMC's Creepshow series, his experiences working on the original film with George Romero, why the comic book element is so important to the series, and more.

Aug 12, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding The Matrix (1999) in light of the film's 20th anniversary, with topics including the film's philosophical themes, the introduction of "bullet time," the talented cast, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for The Matrix abound in this panel discussion!)

Aug 12, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Peter Murrieta (Emmy-winning writer/producer - Wizards of Waverly Place, One Day at a Time, Mr. Iglesias) and Giulie Speziani (writer - Cash and Carrie, Advance Death Saves) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including where DC Comics fits into AT&T's vision for WarnerMedia, Lord and Miller's new, live-action Marvel TV universe, the discovery of hidden galaxies, and whether the "Snyder Cut" of Justice League should be released.

Aug 5, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Jeffrey Bridges (Dreamnasium, Pendant Audio) and Geoffrey Thorne (Dreamnasium, The Librarians) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including whether Zemo is one of the best MCU villains, toxic tweets attempting to discredit Marvel writers, why this year's SDCC may have quieted down, and the impact of Amazon's The Boys in examining hero worship.

Jul 29, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Norm Harper and Bobby Timony (The Sequels) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including remembering Rutger Hauer, the "winners and losers" of SDCC 2019 according to io9, the possible ending of Star Wars: Episode IX, and what we took away from the new trailer of Star Trek: Picard.

Jul 15, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Going to the Chapel) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including io9's open letter to SDCC attendees, a retrospective of The Blair Witch Project, the controversy of Netflix's JINN, and Gizmodo's presidential climate summit.

Jul 15, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with writer Jason Inman (SCIENCE!, Jupiter Jet) regarding the release of his latest book, Super Soldiers: A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes and Villains Who Fought for Their Country, how his time serving in the military informed his view of comics and the writing of this book, and more.

Jul 12, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding director Tim Burton's Batman (1989) in light of the film's 30th anniversary, with topics including the film's gothic and horror elements, the depiction of the movie's female characters, the narcissism of Jack Nicholson's Joker, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Batman (1989) abound in this panel discussion!)

Jul 8, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Chris Thorne (sketch card artist - Marvel, Topps, Upper Deck) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including The Walking Dead comic book series' shocking finale, why DC Comics' booth at SDCC will shock attendees, why some feel that Spider-Man 2 is the best superhero film ever, and Netflix's upcoming adaptation of The Sandman.

Jul 8, 2019

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff participate in a thorough discussion regarding the newly released feature film, Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019), with topics including Peter's struggle with the legacy of Tony Stark, what the film's implications mean for the future of the MCU, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Spider-Man: Far from Home abound in this panel discussion!)

Jul 1, 2019

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Jeffrey and Susan Bridges (founders, Pendant Audio) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the comic book industry's reactions via Twitter to Vertigo's closure, NASA's new aerial drone being sent to Titan, when fandom is the problem, and Spider-Man's various iterations to come.

Jun 24, 2019

In the milestone episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes new and returning guests to The Fanbase Weekly to celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast!  Our guests and co-hosts join in #CelebratingFandoms to honor the momentous occasion.  On behalf of all of us at The Fanbase Weekly, we want to thank all of our listeners for their support over the years, as well as our incredible podcast team for their hard work, dedication, and time.  Here's to another 100 episodes and beyond!

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