WFTM Episode 25.2: Sword Fights & The Not-So-Good Dino

Leslie and Fernando return to talk television and movies. Was The Good Dinosaur any good? Is Into the Badlands bad? Did season 2 of The Leftovers make Leslie want to lie on the couch and die like the first season did? And exactly how ridiculous was The Flash/Arrow crossover last week? All these questions are answered along with some more Star Wars talk, new development news and the latest Marvel MCU rumors.

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So what’s in Episode 25.2?

Where we just talk about television and movies!

News:

Joe Hill’s Nos4a2 getting developed by AMC

People already in line for Star Wars: Force Awakens

Marvel Netflix Characters Probably Won’t Be in MCU Because It’s Too Complicated?

What We’re Watching:

The Good Dinosaur

Into the Badlands

The Leftovers

Arrow/Flash crossover extravaganza!

Our Favorite Thing We Watched This Week:

Fernando: The Leftovers

Leslie: Into the Badlands


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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 22.2: Three Perfect Minutes

When did Leslie and Fernando get a life? They aren’t sure either, but they’re here with another podcast a few days late. We talk about slave Leia Star Wars merchandise (and whether it’s disappearing), John Constantine popping up on Arrow, new adaptations of books for television, a live action fan film of Metroid and much more. Plus Leslie gushes about what she thinks is the most perfect three minutes of television she’s seen in a long time.

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Star Wars: Rebels

The Walking Dead

Heroes: Reborn

John Constantine on Arrow

Our Favorite Thing We Watched This Week:

Fernando: Either Arrow or Heroes: Reborn

Leslie: The perfect three minutes that was Ravi and Blaine fighting for the vial of zombie death on iZombie


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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 18.1: Robots Hate Their Boss, Too

Robots! So many robots! This week Leslie and Fernando discuss some of the short stories from Robot Uprisings along with Last Song Before Night, a potential sequel to the original Civil War comic event, Locke & Key becoming a free audio play, Patrick Rothfuss’ Lionsgate deal, and another bizarre project from Mark Z Danielewski.

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So what’s in Episode 18.1?

Where we just talk about books and comics!

News:

Locke and Key has been turned into a radio showand it’s currently FREE!

Patrick Rothfuss signs deal to turn The Kingkiller Chronicles into a Movie, a TV Show and a video game

Mark Z Danielewski’s The Familiar - a 12 part serialize book, part 2 comes out on October 27 (read a review of part 1 on NPR here)

New Civil War comic event in Spring 2016?

What We’re Reading:

Robot Uprising edited by Daniel H Wilson

·         Complex God by Scott Sigler

·         Cycles by Charles Wu

·         Lullaby by Anna North

·         Eighty Miles an Hour all the Way to Paradise by Genevieve Valentine

Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Meyer

What We’re Reading This Week:

Fernando: Robot Uprisings

Leslie: Uprooted by Naomi Novak and Robot Uprisings

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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 Episode 9: ROBOT FIGHT!

There are a lot of robots in episode 9, including a battle between US and Japan mechs, Leslie losing all faith in humanity at the failed experiment of Hitchbot, and checking in on Mr. Robot in our summer television review. Fernando talks about how Jon Stewart changed news watching, Leslie squeals about Marissa Meyer and her Lunar Chronicles series, there is general love for Greg Rucka’s Lazarus comic series and much more. Don’t forget to enter to win boxes of Comic Con swag!!

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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 9?

News:

GIANT ROBOT BATTLE IS A REAL THING!

I hate people. Hitchbot was destroyed in Philadelphia.

First look at the new Shadowhunters television show on ABC Family

What We’re Watching:

It’s Jon Stewart’s last week on The Daily Show and we are sad.

Checking in on Summer Television:

-        Killjoys

-        Dark Matter

-        Defiance

-        Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

-        Humans

-        Mr. Robot

What We're Reading:

An update on A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Lazarus Volume 1: Family & Volume 2: Lift by Greg Rucka, Michael Lark & Santiago Arcas

Warm Up by VE Schwab (original Tor.com short story)

Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky by Marissa Meyer (short story in the Lunar Chronicles series)

We’re Still Hosting a Contest to Win SDCC Swag, Books & T-Shirts!

What’s Making Us Happy:

Fernando: looking forward to reading Volume 3 of Lazarus

Leslie: using Google Docs as weird IM software that feels more like passing notes in class and binging Parks & Rec on Netflix


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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 3: Clone Club, Star Wars Rebels & A Lot of Gods!

Three episodes! It’s officially a trend! In this episode we discuss the third season of Orphan Black, the one hour episode of Star Wars: Rebels, some Comic Con news, what Leslie is reading and much more.

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So what’s in Episode 3?

News:

If you live in Austin, come to Austin Books & Comics monthly comic book club next Tuesday, June 30th at 6:30PM! We’ll be discussing Batman: The Long Halloween with an awesome group of nice comic book geeks, both experienced and noobs. It’s a great group where everyone is welcome and all opinions are treated with respect. Learn more here.

American Gods might finally make it onto Starz!

That rumor about a Hawkgirl show is really just a rumor, guys. (But we still want it to happen)

Sony & Paramount pull out of Comic Con because they’re lame.

What We’re Watching:

Orphan Black is done for season 3, but was are we still in the Clone Club? (Spoilers end at 26:00)

Star Wars: Rebels returns with some familiar faces

What Leslie’s Reading:

The Wicked + the Divine volume 1 by Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett (for the Sword & Laser Book Club on Goodreads)

What’s Making Us Happy:

Fernando: The Women’s World Cup – USA USA USA USA!

Leslie: Slate’s Stranger Than Fiction Podcast

 

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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!

 

Random Tuesday: American Gods Is Back On, Lots of Batman Things & Good Books

No preamble today, just the best random thing I've heard this week - Starz has picked up the American Gods adaptation and Bryan Fuller has signed on to be co-showrunner. This thing just might happen after all.

Speaking of book to television adaptations, did anyone watch The Leftovers on Sunday? It felt really bland and empty to me, so I was wondering if anyone else had thoughts about it. Share in the comments if you watched it!

I haven't read this review of The Girl With All the Gifts because I'm currently reading the book, so I'm just going to leave this here for when I finish. I'm about half way done and all I can say is I do not recommend reading it while eating or right before bed. Even the author warned me! 

So first FOX picked up the Egyptian adventure series Hieroglyph and then they cancelled it months before it was even supposed to air. FOX business practices are weird.

Samantha over at I <3 YA Fiction is discussing bookish pet peeves. Go weigh in on insta-love, love triangles and more items that drive Samantha nuts. My worst pet peeve is probably asshat love interests that need to be punched in the face and yet are somehow desirable.

io9's compilation of many of the fantasy and science fiction books coming out in July. Because our TBR piles needed some new additions, right?

Because Gotham didn't already have enough comic series associated with it, DC is launching two more, including a YA-aimed series taking place in Gotham's most prestigeous boarding school. I rolled my eyes, then saw that Becky Cloonan is writing it and now... I'm probably going to have to read it.

Also in Batman, this is the cover for Batman Eternal #15, created by Dustin Nguyen. I want a big copy, so I hope he has prints for sale at SDCC. You can follow Dustin over on Tumblr.

Speaking of DC, the television branch associated with Warner Brothers announced yesterday that they are doing a MASSIVE panel at Comic Con that will cover Arrow, Constantine, Gotham and Flash. It will include screening both Gotham and The Flash, and I am already having panic attacks at the thought of what I will have to do to get into that panel. Comic Con doesn't start for more than three weeks.

 

I'm going to go lurk on some Comic Con news sites. What awesome random things have you found recently?