WFTM Podcast Episode 6: We Survived San Diego Comic Con 2015!

In episode 6, Fernando and Leslie just returned from San Diego Comic Con and after a solid 12 hours of sleep, they're discussing news, trailers and television pilots we saw, authors Leslie met, books they got, and all their favorite moment. They also air a few Comic Con grievances they hope to see fixed in 2016 and their favorite moments. It's two hours of Comic Con goodness. At some point during this recording, they decided to stop and have happy hour for dinner. Bonus points if you can tell when Leslie becomes tipsy and tries to hide it.

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So what’s in Episode 6?

News:

Once Upon a Time announces Merida's introduction to Storybrooke and gives us a first viewing of Black Swan/Dark Emma

Star Wars news included details about the upcoming filming of Rouge One

Heroes Reborn announced an app, a prequel series, and two video games in advance of their upcoming miniseries

Agents of SHIELD announced the introduce of Lash as a Secret Warrior

Trailer Review of:

Batman v. Superman: The Fight for Robin’s Soul (or Dawn of Justice, whatever)

X-Men Apocalypse (not online, sorry guys)

Deadpool (looks like it's been pulled from the internet for now)

Fantastic Four

Suicide Squad

What We're Watching

Pilot Reviews of:

Supergirl

Blindspot

Limitless

Lucifer

Minority Report

Containment

What We're Reading

Meeting Susan Dennard & Sarah J Maas

Autograph signings with Wesley Chu, Rae Carson, Clay & Susan Griffith, & Alan Gratz

Also mentioned getting an advance reader copy of The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher and an early copy of Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Comic Con Grievances

How the Hall H Next Day Line is Managed

Comic Con Being Three Weeks Early Leads to No News About TV

Figuring Out How to Avoid the Crush of Bodies Getting Into the Exhibit Hall in the Mornings

Funko Booth is a Madhouse

Favorite Moments of the Con

Fern: Star Wars, of course

Leslie: Supernatural Panel, Meeting Susan Dennard, the TV Guide Fan Favorite Panel and Matt Bomer saying Nightwing is His Favorite Superhero

Supernatural Panel

The Fan Favorite Panel


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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: Two Short Films, Inside Out, The Con Man & More

This week we don't have just trailers here at the Trailer Park. Thanks to so lurking around io9, there are a couple of short films along with a trailer for an upcoming web series and of course some movies.

First up is Sequence, a 20 minute short film that gets on the violent side of things. It's about that weird day when your girlfriend tells you she had a really messed up dream about you and then someone else you know says they dreamed about you too, and things just get a whole lot worse from there. It's by Carles Torrens and might have given me the hebbie jebbies.

The next one is this adorable claymation animated short about a man who search brought up a roommate a little different than expected. It's by Laerke Kromann and David Crisp, and it's called Roommate Wanted - Dead or Alive. It's only about 8 minutes long.

If you're a Firefly fan, you've probably already heard about Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's Indiegogo campaign for The Con Man, a new web series they're creating that has a premise a little too close to comfort. After starring on a short-lived, but cult loved sci-fi series, Alan's character can't seem to get his career off the ground, making his living from attending sci-fi conventions while his former co-star is now a hot movie star. You can support their campaign here. Here's the trailer they just released earlier today.

Pixar has released a new trailer for their upcoming release Inside Out, which is all about the feelings living inside your head. Something tells me that it will be difficult to not get the feels with this one. It comes out June 19.

I don't really know much about Torrowland, other than that it's a place at Disney World with old school future tech and robots (or it was when I was a kid). There is also someone named Myles that has a cartoon about him that my niece and nephew love. As for the up coming George Clooney movie, I don't know much about it. It comes out May 22.

And finally the newest trailer for a videogame that will stress me out too much to play it probably. Batman: Arkham Knight is the newest in ht eBatman game series and it looks vicious. It comes out on June 2.

What videos have caught your eye on the internet lately? Share the links in the comments and have a great weekend.

Random Tuesday: Meet The Local Strangers (And Some Other Stuff, But Mostly The Local Strangers)

It's been a dreary, rainy, foggy, Cloud City like day here, except without any visits from cool people like Han Solo or Lando Calrissian. I'm really not in a blogging mood, but I did want to share with you guys that today is a special day.

Today is the release date for Take What You Can Carry, the newest album by The Local Strangers. It's a 2 disc album where one disc is with a full band and the other is a stripped down acoustic version of all the same songs. I've first met Matt years and years ago when he was in a different band, and I met Aubrey the last time the pair were in Austin. These guys are the real amazing deal and you really should listen to some of there songs.

Here's a video for their song "Gasoline".

And you can learn more about Take What You Can Carry over at their Bandcamp page here.

 

How's that for random? We don't dive too much into music around here, though it's long been a passion right along with books and food. Here's a few more random things to peruse.

io9 has a great recap of all the Easter Eggs in Agent Carter now that the season is over. Hopefully we'll be getting a season 2 next year.

It's pilot season and I'm obsessed. EW has a list of all the currrent pilots in development at the usual network stations. Could your next favorite television show be on this list?

And if your TBR pile can take it, here's a list of many science fiction and fantasy titles coming out in March. My bookshelves are trembling in fear.

 

Now to curl back up on the couch and be a lump of unproductivity while listening to The Local Strangers.

Trailer Park Friday: Crimson Peak, Pitch Perfect 2, Orphan Black Season 3 & The Man from UNCLE

It's been another long week of unpleasantness. Let's watch some videos and forget about it, shall we?

I was really tempted to put this trailer for Crimson Peak and just walk away. I mean, it's a gothic Tim Hiddleston movie directed by Guillermo del Toro with Jessica Chastain and Bobby from Supernatural. What else do you need to get your weekend started off right? It looks creepy and will probably give me nightmares, but it will be awesome. It comes to theatres October 16.

Speaking of awesome, you know what's super awesome? Pitch Perfect. What's going to be me awesome? Pitch Perfect 2. Unlike the previous trailer, this one gives some bits of the plot away. It comes out May 15 and that makes me very happy.

I'm not exactly particularly invested in The Man from UNCLE due to the actors. I don't really have feelings one way or another for Henry Cavill or Arnie Hammer, but this trailer is pretty action packed and I like spy thrillers with gadgets. It's directed by Guy Ritchie, so it's probably going to have some cool stylistic elements to it as well. It comes out August 14.

Somehow the Big Hero 6 dvd came out and I don't own it yet. This makes me sad, so I will have to remedy that this weekend. This is an io9 exclusive, so I can't embed the video, but if you go here you will find a clip of some of the bonus features where Baymax shares some Easter eggs hidden in the film.

And finally have a very brief teaser for season 3 of Orphan Black. Because Tatiana Maslaney is awesome and can do no wrong. It comes back to BBC America on April 18.

 

So anyone planning to watch a good movie this weekend? We might finally go see The Theory of Everything or Birdman at the indie theatre. What will you be watching this weekend?

 

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: The Returned, Penny Dreadful, Robots Playing Soccer & More

It's been awhile since I shared some fun trailers with you guys. By now you've probably already seen the Antman trailer, which I'm completely meh indifferent to, and the Age of Ultron trailer, which freaked me out in the best ways. I've decided to avoid any future Age of Ultron trailers as best I can so that I can be surprised and amazed when the movie comes out.

So what trailers or videos might I have stumbled across in the last few weeks that would be new to you?

Well, there's the first trailer for The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which is a Netflix series created by Tina Fey. It's not the usual Mandroid fare, but we're fond of 30 Rock and Tina around here, so I'll be interested in checking out this series when it debuts its entire first season on March 6 on Netflix.

I didn't realize there was a Telltale Games version of Game of Thrones, and I'm really surprised that Fernando hasn't played it. Apparently it's a 6 part story type game with the second "episode" coming out on February 3 on downloadable platforms.

Here, have some robots playing soccer. They are still better at sports than I am.

A&E is remaking the French television show The Returned (or Les Revenants if you want to get technical). I can't imagine it will be as understatedly creepy as the original, but we'll give it a try. It starts on March 9 and will feature quite a few familiar fans to anyone who watches a lot of genre television.

And finally here's the trailer for season 2 of Penny Dreadful. I really enjoyed the first season and look forward to seeing what other twisted version of Victorian characters they manage to add in the second season. Plus Eva Green is just perfect in this show. It returns to Showtime on April 26.

 

And that's what I have this week. Hopefully I will return next week with more fun videos. What's caught your eye on the internet this week?

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!