Pop Culture Cosmos Episode Twelve

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On this week’s episode Josh and Gerald locate some of the best deals to look out for on Black Friday weekend. What’s a good value, what to avoid and what retailers are going all out this holiday season. Douglas Houghaboo from Retro City Games shares his thoughts on the best gaming experiences in 2016 and what titles you may not be aware of that might just meet your gaming fancy. Johnathan Ducote and Hunter Vogt from tvratingsguide.com stop by again to let us know what shows they believe may get the ax and what programs they are looking forward to in 2017. All this plus we highlight our picks for movies this holiday season and give you a taste of Wine Women and Words as they ladies share their thoughts on the Harry Potter universe. It’s another packed week here so sit back and relax…as we delve into the pop culture cosmos!

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Movie review: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ returns to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world

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Harry Potter fans assumed we had seen the last of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world on the big screen after the release of “The Deathly Hallows: Part 2” in 2011. Harry Potter finally defeated the dark wizard Voldemort and found his happy ending. However, while Harry’s cinematic journey was done, Rowling still had wizarding stories to tell. She wrote a screenplay inspired by her fictional guide to the magical creatures of the Harry Potter universe, called “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The new movie serves as a prequel of sorts to the Harry Potter stories, taking place in 1920s New York instead of the modern-day United Kingdom.

Former Hogwarts student Newt Scamander lands in New York City with a case of magical creatures that he can’t quite keep contained. Of course, several of these creatures get loose, and he has to enlist the help of two sisters who also have wizarding powers, as well as a somewhat overwhelmed No-Maj (the American word for “Muggle”). Four friends chasing magical creatures around the city would be a rather thin plot for a movie, so of course there’s more going on behind the scenes. As they search for the creatures, Newt and his friends stumble across a darker threat to the wizarding community. An “Obscurus,” a dark force that is created when magical children try to hide their powers, has been committing terrible acts, destroying buildings and even killing No-Majs. A key figure within the Magical Congress of the United States may also be trying to use the child’s powers for their own purpose. Continue reading “Movie review: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ returns to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world” »

RevCast Special: SCI FIGHTERS LIVE: Harry Potter vs. Star Wars

We assembled two Star Wars fans and two Harry Potter fans at the Hoover Library in Birmingham, Alabama’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fest in front of a live audience for a panel called “Harry Potter vs Star Wars.”

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Some panels such as this would host an intelligent discussion about the differences and similarities in a reserved, intellectual atmosphere.
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Pop Culture Cosmos Episode Eleven

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On this week’s episode, Josh Pederson, author of Vendetta Dark and Gerald Glassford discuss  the upcoming Fantastic beasts and where to find them coming to theaters this week and ask if the series belongs within the Harry Potter universe. We get some early game of the year thoughts in as were talking some of the best in video gaming this year and what are some of the early ideas we have for pop culture gifts as we start to get ready for the holiday season. All this plus Gerald talks to Johnathan and Hunter with tvratingsguide.com as we change the channels on the current fall tv season. As Rob McCallum would say don’t touch that dial because it’s time to delve into…the pop culture cosmos! (1:01:52)

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Metal Geeks 114.5: Disney Vacation Audio Geekery

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In this special companion episode to Metal Geeks episode 114, we play some audio recorded on vacation in Orlando. First, Cary the Metal Geek and George recorded a live segment on the Peoplemover in the Magic Kingdom. The next piece of audio is Cary the Metal Geek and Mrs. Metal Geek’s discussion of the Food And Wine Festival from their Disney Resort, and lastly, our good friend, Brian Hogan, from the MSRcast digital team joins us for a discussion of our time at Universal Studios.

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Join us on our website at www.metalgeeks.net to keep up with all the geekery. Follow us on twitter, @metalgeeks, and @msrcast. You can now find us on Instagram, @metalgeeks. Find us on Facebook/MetalGeeks. Subscribe to Metal Geeks Podcast on iTunes, and please leave a 5-star review on itunes and a like us whilst you are there. You can also find us on Stitcher as well as on Google Play. Don’t forget to pay a visit to all of our affiliates including Houston Nerd-Casting Collective, Ultness.com, Nerdbong.com and ESOpodcast.com, and www.metalgeeks.net, your home for all of our Metal Geeks Shenanigans! You can now get some killer Metal Geeks merchandise over at redbubble.com/people/metalgeeks including tshirts and more! Catch you on the next episode, and Keep It Geeky!

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Wizards, westerns, and the return of an iconic Star Wars weapon (hint: it’s the Death Star!): Fall/winter 2016 movie preview

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If you found the summer blockbuster season to be a little lackluster this year, never fear! Hollywood’s line-up of fall/winter movies is almost here, and it’s packed full of must-see movies and some potential breakout hits. Although it was tough to narrow down the list, here are the seven movies I’m most looking forward to later this year. Continue reading “Wizards, westerns, and the return of an iconic Star Wars weapon (hint: it’s the Death Star!): Fall/winter 2016 movie preview” »

CasterQuest Ep 44: 4th of July Fan Fiction Extravaganza 2016

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**EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING, EXTREMELY NSFW and 18+ only**

It’s the return of our most infamously bad episode- the Fourth Of July Fan Fiction Extravaganza! Listen as we struggle to read three amazing, insane, and bizarre fan fics without dying. We cannot stress enough, this is some really, really, messed up stuff, and definitely NOT for kids. Come along with us Batman explores a new way to punish the Joker.. what happens when a HOT TOPIC loving vampire goth girl attends Hogwarts? And… speaking of Hogwarts, does the school ever get lonely over the summer when all the students are on break?
Find out in- Fan Fiction 4th of July!!

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Transmissions From Atlantis 100

Join JC and Rita as we celebrate our 100th episode of Transmissions From Atlantis. From Doctor Who to the Walking Dead to Manos the Hands of Fate, we’ve had awesome interviews, segments and a ton of fun for the past 100 episodes. Friends and colleagues join us in the celebration.

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Transmissions From Atlantis 99 – MistiCon 2015, Brazen Wench Productions and Tomorrowland

JC and Rita are back with another action packed episode. This week we tell you all about the amazing Harry Potter convention Misti-Con 2015. We also tell you  about our new roles with Brazen Wench Productions – what does it mean for the show? What does it mean for all the other projects we’ve talked about over the past  few episodes? What are we actually doing? We let you know. Rita and JC also have a rant…sorry review on Disney’s Tomorrowland.

In Doctor Who, we talk about Carol Ann Ford and John Barrowman’s potential return to the show, plus would Doctor Who work on Netflix? All this and more on  this week’s TFA!
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Transmissions From Atlantis 98 – The Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Everyone is talking this summer’s big blockbuster Avengers 2: Age of Ultron but JC and Rita take it one step further with Earth Station MCU’s Jennifer Hartshorn by talking all things Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Also, Doctor Geek tells us about Humpback Whale language in his latest Moment in Science and in Doctor Who, there’s a major character coming back to the show plus the return of Torchwood and who was the Doctor of the Decade?

All this and more on TFA 98!

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