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In part one of our Fall TV Preview, our co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Tegan Hendrickson and Nathan Laws to look at the good and the bad of what Hollywood has to offer. In this episode our team figures out the CW cancellation formula and Deanna speculates on the first Fox show to go. Gary reveals that he would watch a Zombie Shartopusnado movie, which leads Deanna to declare that Gary is what’s wrong with TV.
RevCast co-host Gary Mitchel corralled some of our favorite people into doing a LIVE episode of the RevCast! Joining him for this special event are Michael Falkner, Sue Kisenwether, Jessa Phillips and the one and only Tegan Hendrickson.
This year, instead of talking only about the con, Gary picked the first episode of Capaldi’s run of Doctor Who, “Deep Breath”! Listen in as they talk all about the plot, the characters, what they liked (Capaldi’s attack eyebrows), didn’t like (how Jenny is treated by Vastra); Sue’s excellent observation of The Doctor as the Audience vs Clara as the Audience; cries of “MOFFAT!!!”; their thoughts on pandering to the fans; Sue and Gary agreeing on a theory about “Time of the Doctor” their thoughts on all the modern companions; and how they feel about the future of the season.
It’s September, and there is literally NOTHING in the theaters for genre fans. These slim pickings lead to interesting recommnedations from our co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel and RevCast MVP Tegan Hendrickson. But it is not all gnashing of teeth. There is a discussion of Lord Grantham’s Ass and Tegan and Gary start naming the Starks as if they were Spice Girls. There is also a bankable idea about Expendables with actors.. So bankable, that Deanna volunteers for a special job on set to keep the costs down so the movie can get made.
From last year’s DragonCon, RevSF co-founder Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel present their annually goofy game show, taped live in front of a captive audience. His panel involves ridiculous questions, questionable prizes and assaults with Hulk cologne. There is a Greatest American Hero singalong, speculation about Mansquito vs. a taser and Jabba singing theme songs. You don’t know what you are missing!
It’s August and Hollywood blessed us with a popcorn bucket full of movies. So many that this episode has to be broken into two parts. In this part, our hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Tegan Hendrickson, Michael Falkner and Nathan Laws to discuss the movies in the first half of the month. There is a discussion of Ronan’s orbs and Deanna shows some serious hate of the Ninja Turtles.
This part reveals why women watched action movies in the 80s and Deanna freaks Gary out.
Robin Williams’s passing hit a lot of us hard. Gary Mitchel is joined by Tegan Hendrickson and Michael Falkner, then later by Dan Haight to talk about Robin’s career as well as which of his roles, performance and routines were their favorites. They also look at Robin’s influence and the fact that he was, apparently, a huge geek. Finally, they spend some time sharing some of the amazing stories about Robin’s generosity of spirit that have emerged since his passing.
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