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The Fanbase Weekly Podcast

Fanbase Press' flagship podcast discussing the top geek news stories of the week! Part of the Fanbase Press Podcast Network.
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May 16, 2022

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon is joined by special guests Scott Rubin (writer - Naming Your Little Geek), Phillip Kelly (The POPSKL Podcast Group), and Tilly Bridges (writer - Killswitch, the Star Trek Adventures RPG, Executive Producer of Pendant Productions) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding the first season of Marvel's Moon Knight (2022) in light of the series' recent release, with topics including the panelists' feelings on the series' darker tone as compared to previous Marvel Cinematic Universe content, the depiction of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), the depiction of modern Egyptian culture and civilians, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Moon Knight abound in this panel discussion!)

May 4, 2022

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon is joined by special guest Hannibal Tabu (co-writer of Humanoids' MPLS Sound, Bleeding Cool contributor) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) in light of the film's 20th anniversary, with topics including the thematic messages of the film, how the film changes the audience's view of Darth Vader, whether the Jedi and The Republic were already doomed to fall at this point in the story, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Attack of the Clones abound in this panel discussion!)

May 2, 2022

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guests Dawn Wolf (artist - Zombie Ranch) and Joshua Hauke (writer/artist - Doom's Day Camp) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including a look back at the life and career of comics artist Neal Adams, reactions to Elon Musk buying Twitter, the longevity of the Batman origin story, and how modern Star Trek gets Khan wrong.

Apr 29, 2022
In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts Bryant Dillon and Claire Thorne are joined by special guests Desirée Proctor (writer - Fanbase Press' Nuclear Power, Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne, Disney+'s Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion), Don Aguillo (artist - Scout Comics' Rise, Fanbase Press' The Sequels, Todd McFarlane's Spawn & King Spawn, co-founder of In Hiatus Studios), and David Pepose (writer - Savage Avengers, Spencer & Locke, Scout's Honor) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding The Avengers (2012) in light of the film's 10th anniversary, with topics including the thematic message of "family" in the film, standout moments, common criticism of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's musical themes, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Avengers abound in this panel discussion!)
Apr 26, 2022

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon is joined by special guest Phillip Kennedy Johnson (writer - Marvel Comics' Alien, DC's Action Comics, The Last God) to participate in an exciting discussion regarding the first two arcs of Marvel's Alien comic series, what readers can expect from the upcoming third arc, if Aliens vs. Predator lies in the future for Marvel, how Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, and Alien 3 have inspired the current comic series, and much more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Marvel's Alien comic are present in this interview!)

Apr 25, 2022

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guests Alix Catherine (Twitch streamer, podcast host) and Paul LaPlaca (professional musician) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Netflix's rough patch with subscribers, reactions to the new Thor: Love and Thunder trailer, whether actor Ke Huy Quan would return to the Indiana Jones franchise, and a trailer roundup featuring Camp Cretaceous, Prehistoric Planet, and Lightyear.

Apr 22, 2022
In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon is joined by special guests Amanda Donahue (artist - Fanbase Press' The Margins), David Accampo (writer - Fanbase Press' The Margins, Lost Angels), and Justin Robinson (writer - City of Devils, podcast host - Tread Perilously) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding The Thing (1982) in light of the film's 40th anniversary, with topics including the thematic messages of the film, the concept and execution of the film's iconic creature, what the panelists really believe is going on in that final scene, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Thing abound in this panel discussion!)
Apr 18, 2022

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guest Tess Huth (GM of Moon Harbor Heroes, Founder and Artistic Director of the Inkubator New Works Development Laboratory and the Inkubator On Air podcast) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Warner Bros. Discovery's overhaul of DC Entertainment, our thoughts on Jurassic World: Dominion, how scandal derailed the Fantastic Beasts franchise, and a trailer roundup featuring Tales of the Walking Dead, Crimes of the Future, and Interview with the Vampire.

Apr 11, 2022

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guests Cynthia Wang (professor - Cal State LA / founder - The Arqive) and Adam Rose (writer - Source Point Press' Corollary) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Morbius' less-than-stellar box office numbers, whether Warner Bros. has paused Ezra Miller's Flash movie, why creators leave comics for video games, and the importance of Egypt to Moon Knight.

Mar 31, 2022

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts Bryant Dillon and Claire Thorne are joined by special guest Raf Salazar (freelance artist / In Hiatus Studios co-founder) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding The Hunger Games (2012) in light of the film's 10th anniversary, with topics including how the political and social commentary has aged over the past decade, thoughts regarding violence in stories directed toward young adult demographics, what the upcoming prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, can learn from the original film, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Hunger Games abound in this panel discussion!)

Mar 25, 2022

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon and special guests Jordan Hart (writer - Terminarch, Fanbase Press' Ripple Effects) and Ashley V. Robinson (writer, Aurora and the Eagle / podcast host - Geek History Lesson) participate in a thorough discussion regarding Blade II (2002) in light of the film's 20th anniversary, with topics including what director Guillermo Del Toro brought to the franchise, what made the Reaper creatures so successfully creepy, what the Marvel Cinematic Universe can learn from Blade II, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Blade II abound in this panel discussion!)

Mar 21, 2022

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guest Nathaniel Osollo (writer/artist - Dark Mouse) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Marvel's new "Judgment Day" comic book event, the publishing exodus impacting the traditional book market, reactions to the new Ms. Marvel trailer, and responses to drawing fan fic and how it relates to Turning Red.

Mar 14, 2022

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guests Dr. Suzie Flores (clinical psychologist, author - Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel's Wolverine) and Mark D'Anna (writer - Blood on Sunset) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why it's a good thing for viewers to see Star Trek's heroes age, a trailer roundup featuring DMZ, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, why John Carpenter is open to making Escape from Earth, and Pixar's vocal outcry against Disney for its silence on the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

Mar 7, 2022

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guests Stephanie Cooke (writer/editor, Oh My Gods!) and Jennifer Brody (writer, Disney Chills) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why Warner Bros. pulled The Batman from its Russian release, why AMC Theatres is charging more for The Batman tickets, why writers from Gizmodo, Jezebel, Kotaku, and more are on strike, and a trailer roundup featuring Morbius, Bullet Train, and Fantastic Beasts 3.

Feb 22, 2022

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guests Janet Lee (Eisner Award-nominated artist, Return of the Dapper Men, Emma) and Gabe Cheng (writer, The Problem with Parallels, Finding Molly) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including looking back at the career of Ivan Reitman, Amazon's ComiXology overhaul and the backlash, Disnsey's "Storyliving," and the new story of Han and Leia's honeymoon.

Feb 18, 2022

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon and special guests David Accampo (writer - The Margins, Lost Angels), Hannibal Tabu (co-writer of Humanoids' MPLS Sound, Bleeding Cool contributor), and Tilly Bridges (writer - Killswitch, the Star Trek Adventures RPG, Executive Producer of Pendant Productions) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the first season of The Book of Boba Fett (2021) in light of the series recent release, with topics including the panelists' feelings on the previous iterations of the character of Boba Fett and reactions to his re-invention during the Disney-era of Star Wars, which "book" is being referred to in the title of the series, the debate over the episodes that featured characters from The Mandalorian and very little Boba Fett, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Book of Boba Fett: Season 1 abound in this panel discussion!)

Feb 14, 2022

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guest Natalie Plumley (filmmaker/writer) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including looking back at the career of Douglas Trumbull, what we know about The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the argument about "whether Pulp Fiction" could be made today, and a trailer roundup featuring Lightyear, Men, and Jurassic World: Dominion.

Feb 7, 2022

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guests Julia Lewald (co-creator/co-writer, X-Men: The Animated Series, X-Men: The Art and Making of The Animated Series) and Jason Inman (writer, Jupiter Jet, Super Best Friend) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the new dino-powered Jurassic League, the newly released trailer for the Halo TV series, the evolution of the CGI Luke Skywalker, and inside the breakup of Image Comics and Marvel Comics.

Jan 31, 2022

In the Season 7 premiere episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guests Rich Douek and Joe Mulvey (Happy Hill) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the return of Saga, the banning of Maus by a Tennessee school board, whether Spider-Man: No Way Home should be nominated for an Oscar, and the legacy and impact of the Star Wars special edition releases.

Jan 28, 2022
In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon and special guests Corinna Bechko (writer - Green Lantern: Earth One, The Expanse) and Livio Ramondelli (artist, IDW's Transformers / writer and artist - The Kill Lock) participate in a thorough discussion regarding Prometheus (2012) in light of the film's 10th anniversary, with topics including the theme of relationships between creators and their creations, the arguably illogical actions of some of the cast of characters, how the film effects sync with the alien mythology, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Prometheus abound in this panel discussion!)
Jan 14, 2022

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts Bryant Dillon and Claire Thorne participate in a thorough discussion regarding The Cabin in the Woods (2012) in light of the film's 10th anniversary, with topics including the memories of initial reactions to the film's mystery, the film's critique of the "torture porn" genre, if the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few when it comes to the film's plot point of human sacrifice, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Cabin in the Woods abound in this panel discussion!)

Jan 12, 2022

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founder Barbra Dillon interviews award-winning cartoonist (writer - Coin-Op Carnival) and professor of Comics Studies at Michigan State University Ryan Claytor about his new Kickstarter comic, A Hunter's Tale, the inspiration behind adapting the poem by his late grandfather, the incredible backer rewards available to supporters, and more.  As an added bonus, we also discuss Ryan's incredible talents in pancake design which you can find below!

Jan 5, 2022

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts Bryant Dillon and Barbra Dillon are joined by special guest Jon Armstrong (world famous magician, magic consultant and designer on Ant-Man & Spider-Man 3, creator - IDW's Smoke & Mirrors) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding the first season of Disney+'s Hawkeye (2021) in light of the series' recent release, with topics including the theme of the series, the return of the villainous Wilson Fisk, how the fallout of Natasha Romanoff's death impacts the series, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Hawkeye: Season 1 abound in this panel discussion!)

Jan 3, 2022

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon is joined by special guests Tilly Bridges (writer - Action Lab's Killswitch, Executive Producer of Pendant Productions) and Phillip Kelly (Fanbase Press Contributor, member of The POPSKL Podcast Group) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding The Matrix Resurrections (2021) in light of the film's recent release, with topics including whether the film's "meta" elements work, the trans allergory that runs throughout the entire Matrix franchise, the new cast members, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Matrix Resurrections abound in this panel discussion!)

Dec 22, 2021

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon is joined by special guests Amanda Donahue (artist - Fanbase Press' The Margins), Desirée Proctor (writer - Fanbase Press' Nuclear Power, Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne), and Stefano Terry (writer/artist - Fanbase Press' The Gamma Gals) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding Hook (1991) in light of the film's 30th anniversary, with topics including the Peter Pan character's enduring legacy, director Steven Spielberg's personal connection with Pan and thematic focus on troubled father/son relationships in his filmography, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Hook abound in this panel discussion!)

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