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

 

WFTM Podcast Episode 14: There Be Spoilers Ahead!

SPOILERS! So many spoilers! For Mr. Robot (41:00-58:30) and Falling Skies (17:08-29:00) and maybe even The Whispers (29:44-36:44) if anyone even cares. Leslie also spoils Gotham Academy Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy (1:09:41-1:13:37) and the end of The Maze Runner by way of talking about The Scorch Trials. Spoilers, spoilers all over the place! Fernando and Leslie also talk about the first trailer for The 5th Wave film adaptation, a sneak peek at Hemlock Grove, exciting renewal news and Star Wars casting, and much more.

Download it from the iTunes store here!

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 14?

News:

Check out the first trailer for the film adaptation of The 5th Wave

Syfy Saves the Day! Renews Killjoys and Dark Matter for Second Seasons

Rumors say that three lovely ladies are up for a leading role in Star Wars Episode 8 – We vote Tatiana Maslany!

What We’re Watching:

Falling Skies is over and we have thoughts

The Whispers is over and Fernando is happy to say goodbye

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Mr. Robot is over and we loved every minute

What We’re Reading:

Gotham Academy Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher & Karl Kerschl (spoilers 1:09:41-1:13:37)

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

What We Predict For the Next Week:

Fernando: He’s going to be playing a lot of Madden 2016 and reading The Shadow Revolution by Susan and Clay Griffith

Leslie: She will be reading Lazarus volume 3, Little Robot for blog tour on Thursday, watching a lot of X-Files and Parks & Rec, maybe finally watch Boyhood finally


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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

Trailer Park Friday: The One Full of Book and Comic Adaptations

It's been a terrible week, so let's watch some trailers and eat some Girl Scout cookies.

Earlier today the trailer for season 5 of Game of Thrones got leaked. I'm not really seeing much to flail about in the trailer, just flashes of characters, but I know a lot of people are excited. Game of Thrones comes back to HBO on April 12.

I nearly had forgotten about iZombie, the new CW show based on the comic book series. The trailer doesn't make it look like much, but it's being done by the Veronica Mars people, so we'll give it a shot. It starts on March 17.

Earlier this week the first trailer for the return of Agents of SHIELD aired and it shows some interesting set up for when the show comes back on March 3.

Another Age of Ultron trailer has come out. I haven't watched it because I'm trying to stay away from any more information about that movie, but people seem to be excited about it. Age of Ultron comes out on May 1.

A lot of trailers will come out on Sunday, but this year, a lot of them are having "sneak peeks" online. Here is the new Super Bowl pre-game trailer for Insurgent. It comes out on March 20.

And finally the very first teaser of the film version of The 5th Wave, which will come out a year from now on January 29, 2016. This will hopefully be a worthy adaptation with Chloe Moretz starring.

 

And that's what I have for you guys this week. It's time for me to veg out on the couch and watch some stupid cartoons or something, purge this silly week from my mind. Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Trailer Park Friday: Adventuresome Robots, Space Shenanigans, Retellings & More

It's chilly and rainy here today, and it looks like it's going to be a wet weekend. But we just discovered that The Lego Movie is on HBO, so I have a feeling a lot of things are going to be awesome despite the weather. Let's watch some videos to get this weekend started.

Big Hero 6 is already out in theatres and I've already seen it, but this hand-drawn trailer from Japan makes me want to see it another half a dozen times. Oh Baymax...

Ascension is a mini series that will air on Syfy over three nights in December. It's supposed to be a space opera that could potentially become a series if the mini series does well. It has a bit of an Downton Abbey in space with the class war element to it. It starts December 15.

Pitch Perfect is one of those comfort movies that I will always watch when I find it on television. Now there's going to be a sequel and the first trailer has come out. I don't know how it could match up to the first one, but I still am excited to see it.

Yet another faerie tale live-action movie is being released, this time for Cinderella. Doesn't look like it has much special about it to me, but it's pretty. It comes out March 13.

A new trailer for Insurgent was recently released and it looks like the second movie in the Divergent series might be as exciting as the second book was. It's also going to be full of greenscreen CGI, which could turn out not so great. It comes out March 20.

We started with an adorable robot and we end with a less adorable, but just as entertaining robot. This is Chappie, by Neill Blomkept, the guy who made District 9. This could be a really entertaining robot film even if Hugh Jackman has bad hair. I'm also becoming very fond of Dev Patel. This film comes out March 6, so I think it's going to be my new "must see" movie to look forward to.

 

What videos have caught your eye this week? Any 2015 movies you're eager to see right now? Link them up in the comments!

Random Tuesday: Fancasting Parallel Worlds, Tom Hardy on TV, Guardians Dance Off & More

Let's pretend we don't have a million other things to do and check out some random things instead.

io9 started a discussion asking if you could travel to a parallel world and see your favorite fancasting actually happen, who would you choose to play what character? Personally my head canon will always be Jensen Ackles as Captain America no matter how good Chris Evans is as the character. Also Matt Bomer as Superman because he is my Superman, but he wouldn't be all broody.

Oh and Pedro Pascal as Doctor Strange. I love Benedict Cumberbatch as much as the next gal (if not more), but I want to see more of that Pascal guy after his bit on Game of Thrones.

So what do you think was the biggest missed opportunity on screen?

Speaking of Jensen Ackles, I had no idea that he was up for the part of Hawkeye in The Avengers. I... don't know what to do with this information.

What would have happened had Ronan accepted Starlord's dance off request? The outtakes from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy DVD show what would have happened. It's pretty silly. This is too good to wait until Friday.

Tamora Pierce talked to TheMarySue.com about why none of her books have ever been made into films or television.

Tom Hardy is coming to television in 2015 and I do believe I will have to watch it. Hopefully it won't require him to wear a Bane mask so I can understand what he says.

And finally I think someone is chopping onions in my kitchen. This little girl's mom made several costumes for her 3-year-old daughter to wear during their trip to Disney World. The particular with Peter Pan in particular is killing me a little.

 

I need to hunt down those onion chopping ninjas to help me make dinner. Share something random with me in the comments!

Trailer Park Friday: Mockingjay, Doctor Who, Panic! at the Disco Covers Queen & More

Happy Friday! We've been getting tons of rain here in Texas due to Hurrican Whatsitsname, so it looks like it's going to be a weekend of staying in and catching up on television. Perhaps I'll find some new videos for next week's Trailer Park, but for now, this is the batch I have for you.

I couldn't call myself a book blogger if I didn't include the trailer for Hungergames: Mockingjay Part 1 that came out earlier this week. The full movie comes out to theatres on November 21.

Peter Capaldi as The Doctor is starting to grow on me though the episodes are still pretty silly and often not very well plotted. Even so, I'm curious to know where all this stuff about Paradise and the crazy lady is going. The next episode is called "Time Heist" and airs tomorrow.

This next one for Dracula Untold could be campy bad entertaining or just horribly bad. I have a growing fondness for Dominic Cooper though, so I might test it out once it's on Netflix. It hits theatres on October 10.

I rarely read biographies, but Neil Patrick Harris is one of my favorite people in the world that I've never met. His memoir Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography comes out on October 14 from Crown Publishing Group. Here's the book trailer.

And this last one is a little unusual for Trailer Park Friday, but I love Panic! at the Disco. We recently saw them on their This is Gospel tour and they performed a cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody". Earlier this week they posted a video of them covering the same song at a different show. It makes me happy.

What videos have caught your eye around the internet over the last week? Any cool new book trailers? Post links in the comments!

Trailer Park Friday: MORE ROBOTS, Book Adaptations, Star Wars & More

Alrighty, no preamble this week. I got videos!

Now that Guardians of the Galaxy has been released, I thought I didn't really have a new movie to be excited about. Then I saw the first trailer for Big Hero 6 and now I want a big inflatable robot of my very own. Big Hero 6 comes out November 7.

And because one robot is never enough, here's a trailer for Automata. I don't know when it comes out, but I WANT IT NOW!

One of the new shows I'm most looking forward to this fall is The Flash. Here is the latest trailer for the companion show for Arrow. It will be on the CW starting on October 7.

Last week I posted a making of view of Star Wars: Rebels, the new cartoon that starts on October 13 on Disney XD. This looks like it will be a lot of fun, especially for anyone that enjoyed The Clone Wars.

At Comic Con last month, we got to see a sneak peek of Horns and hear Daniel Radcliffe talk about it. It looks hilarious and kind of creepy. I don't think I've see Radcliffe in anything other than Harry Potter, so I'm looking forward to seeing this on October 31. This is the UK trailer for this film based off of Joe Hill's book.

Christopher Nolan has never made a movie I didn't enjoy, so I'm eager to see his next film, Interstellar, even though the trailer hasn't really intrigued me. Here is the latest international trailer. Interstellar comes out November 7.

And finally the trailer for Gone Girl. I literally just picked up a copy of the book this afternoon, so no spoilers about plot. This doesn't look like my usual sort of read or movie, but I've heard amazing things about the book and the trailer is very intriguing. It comes out October 3.

Which one are you most excited about seeing? Do you love all the robots showing up in movies these days? Link up any videos that have caught your interest this week in the comments.