WFTM Podcast Episode 20.2: Tom Hiddleston is Attractive in This Movie

Spoilers abound in this week’s television talk. Big things happened on The Walking Dead (spoilers 31:38 to 41:25) and Doctor Who finally explained one of the things that bothered Leslie about Peter Capauldi’s casting (spoilers 41:54 to 48:07). We also take some time to determine if Crimson Peak is a horror film or something else instead. Also there’s news of new shows in development (including a continuation of Gilmore Girls!), talk of Back to the Future Day and lots of Star Wars shenanigans this week.

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So what’s in Episode 20.2?

Where we just talk about television and movies!

News:

It’s Back to the Future Day! (or at least it was when we recorded this)

Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters television show

Cruel Intentions sequel for television – but on NBC?!

Gilmore Girls getting a limited series on Netflix

A lot of Star Wars things happened this week – crashing Fandango, a (mock?) boycott brought all the racists out, and a new trailer that Leslie is ignoring

What We’re Watching:

We have things to say about the second episode of The Walking Dead, the most reason episode of Doctor Who (with Maisie Williams!) and the recently released film Crimson Peak

Our Favorite Thing We Watched This Week:

Fernando: The Walking Dead

Leslie: American Horror Story and as a guilty pleasure, The Grinder


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Intro & Outro Music is “Robot Army” by Quiet Music for Tiny Robots, provided via freemusicarchive.org through a Creative Commons License

 

WFTM Podcast Episode 18.2: Suck It, Smallville!

It’s been a busy week and we’re late! But while we were busy, it didn’t stop us from watching loads of things! There was tons of news about lip sync battles, new Marvel television and movies, rumors about Doctor Who, and trailers. Also Captain Marvel’s movie has been postponed and Leslie isn’t happy. Then we discuss The Martian (spoilers 23:50 to 30:26) before checking into American Horror Story: Hotel (spoilers 35:43 to 44:15) and wrapping up with a whole lot of CW – Arrow, The Flash, iZombie (spoilers 52:30 to 55:41), and Supernatural.

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We’re now on Stitcher as well!! If Stitcher is your chosen app of podcasting choice, listen to the Working for the Mandroid podcast here

So what’s in Episode 18.2?

Where we just talk about television and movies!

News:

Hailey Atwell and Clark Gregg are doing a Lip Sync Battle

Marvel’s Damage Control possibly coming to television

Doctor Who could start having Sherlock type seasons?

Sherlock Christmas Special Trailer

What We’re Watching:

We’ve been watching a lot of television, but first we talk about The Martian. Then did we enjoy checking into American Horror Story: Hotel? Finally we finish with a gaggle of CW shows, checking in with Arrow, The Flash, iZombie and Supernatural (suck it, Smallville!)

What We’ll Be Watching This Week:

Fernando is excited about The Walking Dead coming back on Sunday, while Leslie might want to see Crimson Peak if it isn’t an all-out horror movie.


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Intro & Outro Music is “Robot Army” by Quiet Music for Tiny Robots, provided via freemusicarchive.org through a Creative Commons License

WFTM Podcast Episode 17.2: All the New Things!

And now for part 2 of this week’s podcast, where Fernando and Leslie jabber about television and all the new things they’re watching! Is The Muppets funny? Has Gotham figured out what it wants to be yet? How’s Trevor Noah doing as the new host of The Daily Show? These questions are answered, plus thoughts on Minority Report, Scream Queens, and the season three premiere of Agents of SHIELD.

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What We’re Watching:

All the New Things!! This week we talk about The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Muppets, Minority Report, Scream Queens, Agents of SHIELD and if Gotham is getting any better with season 2.

What We’ll Be Watching This Week:

The Martian and most of our favorite CW shows, including Arrow, The Flash and Supernatural come back next week along with the debut of American Horror Story: Hotel!


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Intro & Outro Music is “Robot Army” by Quiet Music for Tiny Robots, provided via freemusicarchive.org through a Creative Commons License

WFTM Podcast Episode 16: Riding in a R2-D2 Plane

In this week’s episode, Leslie and Fernando discuss changing the format of the podcast before reviewing all the things they’ve watched and the things that have been read, including the final volumes of Brian Azzarello’s run on Wonder Woman, the film version of The Scorch Trials, Doctor Who’s return, Typhoid Mary and much more.

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So what’s in Episode 16?

We’re changing the format of the show starting next week. Instead of one really long episode, there will be two more reasonably length episodes – one about books and comics at the first part of the week and a second about movies and television towards the end of the week. This way if you’re only interested in one subject or the other, you don’t have to search through an hour+ of us yammering to hear what you care about!

News:

Japanese Airline Debuts Star Wars Planes!

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The Martian Premieres on the International Space Station to Real Astronauts

What We’re Watching:

We finished season 1 of Empire

We grumble a bit about the first episode of season 9 of Doctor Who, “The Magician’s Apprentice”

Mix Feelings on Best Night Ever with Neil Patrick Harris

Was there anything surprising about the Emmy awards this year?

Should you see The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials?

What We’re Reading:

Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

Wonder Woman Volume 5: Flesh & Volume 6: Bones by Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang

Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

What We Predict For the Next Week:

Fernando: Still playing a lot of Madden and looking forward to television starting back up again. (Leslie predicts this is his prediction for the next few weeks)

Leslie: New shows! Also reading Uprooted by Naomi Novak and Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Myer 

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#5Fandom Friday: Crossovers That Would Make My Heart Explode

Welcome to my attempt at 5 Fandom Friday, where I try to contribute to a weekly meme but usually forget. This fun weekly postathon is hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. If you’re interested in joining up, check out future posting topics here.

This week’s topic is 5 Crossovers That Would Make My Heart Explode. It’s a classic topic of conversation in geekdom, deciding which shows or movie universes you want to smoosh together to create one epic world of insanity. I personally enjoy having my heart all in one piece inside my chest, but these are the five crossovers that would make me really happy if they were done (correctly).

The Boys of Supernatural Meet The Doctor – Supernatural Meets Doctor Who

Because I want to see Dean’s head explode when he learns not only are angels and demons real things, but so are aliens and giant space monsters. Plus he and Sam are good at running already, so they’d make handy companions to fight Cybermen.

Captain Mal and His Crew Run Across a Certain Space Rouge and Furry Co-Pilot – Firefly Meets Star Wars

I really just want to see Captain Mal and Han Solo get into a snark off while Wash stares at Chewbacca in total fear. It would be the best smugglers in space action comedy in all of existence!

The Massive Superhero Crossover No One Wants to Admit They Want – The Avengers Meets Justice League (on the big screen)

We haven’t seen Bat-fleck yet, but I think it could be fun to see Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark try to ruffle Ben Affleck’s stern-yet-cool Bruce Wayne while Superman and Captain America become besties in the background. Then Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman can swoop in and save the day because they are the best ones of all.

All the Leda Clones Run Across Two Dolls With Way Too Many Personalities – Orphan Black Meets Dollhouse

Honestly I would only want to see this if it was Dollhouse without Eliza Dushku. Can you image a half dozen Tatiana’s coming across various incarnations of Enver Gjokaj and Dichen Lachman only to find that they’re each just one person. It would be a new big bad corporation to take down and save all the dolls. It would have to retcon the end of Dollhouse, but that’s perfectly okay with me.

Agent Carter Falls Into the World of Alexia Taribotti’s Airships and Tea Parties – Agent Carter Meets The Parasol Protectorate series

For those of you not so into books, The Parasol Protectorate series is a series of books by Gail Carriger where a badass named Alexia Taribotti manages to fight monsters in a steampunk Victorian London while always making time for tea. I very much want a television series of it made right now. I also really want an Agent Carter steampunk series, so let’s just toss them together and have the most epic made-for-Leslie television show ever created.

Though if I'm completely honest, this artwork from the ever amazing Lord Mesa is all the crossover I really need. Luckily I have this print hanging by my desk every day to remind me of the potential awesomeness that could be.

So those are my five for this Fandom Friday. Which two pop culture things would you smash together to make one epic mega-awesome thing?

#5Fandom Friday: Favorite Geeky Phrases

Welcome to my attempt at 5 Fandom Friday, where I try to contribute to a weekly meme but usually forget. This fun weekly postathon is hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. If you’re interested in joining up, check out future posting topics here.

This week’s 5 Fandom Friday is a subject near and dear to my heart: Fandom Phrases. I’m taking this to mean quotes from things of which I’m in the fandom that make regular appearances in my life. I could easily fill this 5 Fandom Friday with quotes from Supernatural that I use on a near daily basis, but I’ll try to expand a little.

“It goes ding when there’s stuff.” – Doctor Who

This is a line from one of David Tennant’s Doctor Who episodes. He had a doodad that went “ding” when there was stuff going wrong with the timeline or something. This is a common phrase in our household, said most often whenever we use the toaster oven. It sometimes gets cut down to simply a joyful exclamation of “STUFF!” when the toaster dings.

“Confetti! It’s a parade!” – Supernatural

So this is kind of a cheat because it’s actually from the Supernatural gag reel of season 5. Misha Collins says it after a bunch of papers float around his head during a practical effects sequence. Now every time I make a mess involving paper, I exclaim “Confetti! It’s a parade!” My former office mate once looked at me like I’d grown a second head after I said this phrase following an unfortunate event with a paper hole puncher.

“You just threw your pager into the Pacific.” – Alias

This phrase has no use in day-to-day life and I probably haven’t ever uttered it except when reciting lines from Alias, but that scene was the moment I fell into the Alias fandom. It also happened to be my first fandom, so it opened a door to a whole need world for me.

One that I do use fairly regularly: “That sound that you’re… you know, that ‘boom’? That’s my mind blowing.”

“Guys… I know kung-fu.” – Chuck

I also don’t use this one that much in real life, but it’s a pivotal Chuck moment that can be used in awkward moments to lighten the situation. Rarely do people know what I’m referring to, but that’s okay.

And finally – of course – “We’re not working for the mandroid!” - Supernatural

Does it need much explanation? You have to have the right slight Texas inflection though because Jared’s Texan really comes out on that one.

Runner’s Up: “We don’t have time for your blah blah blah blah.” Or “Bring me some pie!” Or “Saving people, hunting things, the family business!” Or "I don't understand that reference." Or “What kind of house doesn’t have salt?!” Or “What do you want to do, poke her with a stick? Dude! You’re not going to poke her with a stick!” Or a million others from Supernatural

I speak Supernatural pretty fluently.


What are some of your favorite quotes that you find you use often in day-to-day life? Share them in the comments and I might add them to my repertoire!

#Fandom5: Five Fictional Pets I'd Like to Adopt

Welcome to my attempt at 5 Fandom Friday, where I try to contribute to a weekly meme but usually forget. This fun weekly postathon is hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. If you’re interested in joining up, check out future posting topics here.

Two weeks in a row, guys! I might be getting the hang of this whole “meme participant” thing. But oh man, this week’s 5 Fandom Friday is another difficult one. The topic is Fictional Pets I’d Like to Adopt. I keep thinking of robots I want to “adopt”, which aren’t really pets (but but but… BAYMAX!). And yet that’s what I’m going to start with and see if I can come up with some actual animals as I go along.

K-9 from Doctor Who

So he’s a robot, but at least he’s in the shape of an animal, so that’s got to count for something, right? I would love to have a pet dog that could essentially take care of itself and didn’t need to be fed. Plus he could help me out in tight jams with the lasers he shoots from his nose. And it’s like having a link to the internet at all times with me.

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Abu from Aladdin

Ever since I saw Aladdin for the first time, I wanted a pet monkey. Abu is the best. He can get snacks and be sneaky when necessary. Plus he looks pretty spiffy in his little vest and fez.

Appa from Avatar: The Last Airbender

I would never have to be stuck in traffic again!! I would just hope on Appa and fly to wherever my destination was. Plus he’s warm and cuddly in case I ever get stuck outside at night.

Gromit from Wallace & Gromit

If I were to have a real dog, I would want him to be a super smart inventor dog who could create things that would help me not have to do daily chores like washing the dishes. Gromit is the smartest of all smart animals and yet remains completely silent. We could compete on who has the best look of absolute disdain though…

Chewbacca from Star Wars

I don’t know how much he would appreciate being regulated to pet, but this was Fernando’s choice. It would be awesome to have a Wookie as my co-pilot in daily life, plus he would get the things off of tall shelves that even Fernando can’t reach on his own.

Runner Up: Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon

Apa bumped him from the main list because Apa can fly me around with a little more security than Toothless, but dude, a DRAGON! A FRIENDLY dragon too! Who doesn’t want a friendly dragon as a pet?

So those are my picks for fictional pets. Which ones would you love to have waiting for you at home each night? Are you more of a direwolf person or a dragon person?

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