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Action SitRep Podcast

Action SitRep Podcast

By Kelsey Nolen
Join hosts Kelsey and Deb as they review the latest action shows, chat with your favorite cast and crew, and dish on the best BTS moments
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Fast & Furious 9 with Jason Tobin
We chat with one of our favorite people, Jason Tobin, about his role in Fast and Furious 9. That's right, Earl's back! If you're asking yourself, "who the heck is Earl?" just know you aren't alone, Jason asked the same thing. We also dive into the future plans for Warrior season 3
June 21, 2021
Sweet Tooth and AFK with Dallas Barnett
We chat with Dallas Barnett about his involvement in Netflix's newest hit Sweet Tooth and the emerging power house that is New Zealand film. He fills us in on the web series AFK and what's coming next. 
June 15, 2021
SitRepUK - Innocent
In our newest segment, SitRepUK with hosts Jemma, Sophie, and Zoe chat about the compelling second season of Innocent, starring Strike Back alum Jamie Bamber
June 4, 2021
Endangered Species with MJ Bassett and Philip Winchester
We chat with two people well-loved by the action community, Director MJ Bassett and Philip Winchester. They share all about their new eco-action film Endangered Species, available now on Amazon. We talk about pushing into new complex characters, how to balance entertainment with message and more. 
May 31, 2021
Classic Action - The Dirty Dozen
In our first Classic Action segment, we invite Kim on to chat about the 1967 WWII film The Dirty Dozen. What was revolutionary, what holds up and what a 2021 lens finds shocking! 
May 29, 2021
Army of the Dead
We chat about Zack Snyder's newest film, Army of the Dead, now available on Netflix
May 24, 2021
SitRep Pandemic Watch
We've passed the year mark of our global shutdown and we wanted to catch up on what we've been watching to stay sane. We chat about some of our favorite shows from the past year, what we recommend and ask what you guys have been interested in! 
May 13, 2021
Mortal Kombat - Hit or Miss?
We chat about Mortal Kombat, now available in theaters and HBOMAX. Did the video game franchise finally land a hit, or will it join previous attempts in the junk pile. We do discuss the entire movie, SPOILERS ahead. 
April 27, 2021
Kung Fu Ep 2&3
We're just gonna call this our "we watched so you don't have to" review of CW's Kung Fu
April 23, 2021
Double Feature - Kung Fu and The Swordsman
*Spoilers in this episode* We chat about CW's new martial arts series Kung Fu, a shaky pilot with some promise. Then we cover The Swordsman, a Korean film starring Joe Taslim as yet another bad guy - he just does it so well!! Great action, beautifully shot and now available on Amazon Prime. 
April 13, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon
We chat about the newest Disney+ film, Raya and the Last Dragon. A little out of our typical wheelhouse, this animated feature is packed full of great action. Spoilers ahead! 
April 11, 2021
SitRep Rebranding
Things are changing as we get into 2021. After finally accepting the end of Strike Back, so is this podcast. Check out what's ahead for us! 
March 18, 2021
The Stars That Guide You Home - Jemma Robinson
Kelsey chats with our dear friend Jemma Robinson about her brand new novel, The Stars That Guide You Home, now available on Amazon 
March 8, 2021
Creating Complex Fights - Warrior's Brett Chan chats stunts
We talk to legendary fight and stunt coordinator Brett Chan about his work on Cinemax's Warrior (now available on HBOMax). He dishes on how to create a family environment on set, keeping the assholes at bay, and keeping emotional arcs in fight scenes. 
February 9, 2021
Chatting Warrior with Emily Child
We chat with Emily Child about portraying Big Bill's long-suffering wife Lucy and her indomitable Irish spirit. Emily tells us about jumping into action on Warrior and Syfy's Vagrant Queen. 
February 1, 2021
Chen Tang - Kicking Ass on Warrior
We chat our new favorite from season 2 of Warrior (now available on HBOMax), Chen Tang. Chen plays the incredibly hilarious, handsome and slightly sociopathic Hong. Chen fills us in on creating Hong's unique fighting style, blending in with the cast, and how he transitioned from Mulan to Warrior. 
January 26, 2021
Chatting Warrior with Director Loni Peristere
We talk with everyone's beloved director and uber-nerd, Loni Peristere, about his incredible experience over 2 seasons of HBOMax's Warrior. Loni shares the journey to make one of the best action shows on television, and even shares a few of his magic secrets! 
January 18, 2021
Talking Warrior Season 2 with Dianne Doan
We chat with Dianne Doan about portraying powerhouse Mai Ling for 2 seasons on Warrior. She tells us about her incredible journey from Disney star to Agents of Shield, and her hopes for season 3. There are spoilers for season 2, you've been warned!! 
January 11, 2021
Jonathan Tropper: Saving Cinemax's Warrior
We chat with showrunner, Executive Producer, and writer Jonathan Tropper about his incredible show Warrior. Previously on Cinemax, and now making new inroads on HBOMAX, Jonathan shares with us his journey over the past 2 seasons and what needs to happen to get a season 3. 
January 2, 2021
S2 of Warrior with Hoon Lee
We chat with action royalty, Hoon Lee about his breathtaking portrayal of Chao in Cinemax's hit show Warrior. Hoon takes us through Chao's heartbreaking arc in both seasons and how it feels to be a part of this monumental tv series. 
December 15, 2020
S2 Warrior Episode 10 with Andrew Koji
We share our thoughts on the season finale of Cinemax's Warrior and then break it all down with star Andrew Koji. Andrew tells us all about his incredible journey bringing Ah Sahm to life and the strain he underwent to produce incredible fight scenes day after day. 
December 7, 2020
S2 Warrior Episode 9 with Jason Tobin
We share our review of episode 9 of Cinemax's Warrior. From heartbreak to flying kicks and everything in between. Then our incredible guest Jason Tobin comes on to share his thoughts on Young Jun's arc this season. Father issues, growing up, and the Godfather. 
November 30, 2020
S2 Warrior Episode 8 with Langley Kirkwood
As Cinemax's Warrior draws near to the end of the season, it continues to pull no punches. Episode 8 was a startling and stressful turn in this already high stakes series. Check out our review and then hear from Langley Kirkwood about bringing evil genius Buckley to life. 
November 23, 2020
S2 Warrior Episode 7 with Jenny Umbhau
Cinemax's epic show Warrior continues to shock us with their brutal, game-changing episode 7. We talk about all the incredible fights and emotions of that intense hour, then break it down with Mini-Me herself, Jenny Umbhau. Jenny tells us about her transition from stunts to acting as Lai, and all about how she gets her kicks lighting herself on fire. 
November 16, 2020
S2 Warrior Episode 6 with Dustin Nguyen
Cinemax's Warrior kicked off it's 6th episode by heading south for a ferocious stand-alone story. We chat about what's sure to be one of our favorite episodes of the season, and then break it down with Director Dustin Nguyen. We hear about an insanely jam-packed filming schedule, building the evocative Western feel of the episode and what it's like to play the creepiest villain on Warrior, Zing. 
November 9, 2020
S2 Warrior Episode 5 with Joe Taslim
It's finally here, the day we can all die happy. That's right folks, we got to chat with the incredible Joe Taslim about bringing Li Yong to life, fighting his way through Hollywood, and showing his emotional range on screen. We chat all about that explosive episode 5 of Cinemax's Warrior and what it's like to fight your literal childhood inspiration on screen. 
November 2, 2020
S2 Warrior Episode 4 with Kieran Bew
We chat about the truly explosive 4th episode of Cinemax's Warrior with none other than Kieran Bew. He gives us the lowdown on Big Bill and why What The Fuck Bill is a totally understandable sentiment all season long. 
October 26, 2020
S2 Warrior Episode 3
We chat about the explosive 3rd episode of Cinemax's Warrior. A new character arrives chain fighting, rich playgirls, and some seriously brutal action. What else could we want?
October 19, 2020
S2 Warrior Episode 2
Warrior is steaming out the gate, kicking ass in another episode. We chat about this jam-packed episode, more new characters, emotional betrayal, and, as always, questions abound. 
October 12, 2020
S2 Warrior Episode 1
McHotty Pants is back! We are so excited to chat about the return of Cinemax's Warrior. New characters, huge fights, drugs, blood, and beautiful people returning to our screen. 
October 5, 2020
MJ Bassett's Rogue
We chat about the new film Rogue, written and directed by MJ Bassett and starring none other than Philip Winchester. Shot in South Africa this super fun action movie reunites the Strike Back veterans for a great summer flick. 
August 28, 2020
Paramount's Yellowstone
We chat about Paramount's Montana drama Yellowstone. Kevin Costner as the terrible and terribly handsome rancher taking on the world to protect his land. A family of sociopaths and a bunkhouse of rowdy cowboys. It's a trainwreck you can't look away from. 
August 17, 2020
Apple TV's Greyhound
We chat about the new Apple TV film Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks. Technicality and tension at it's best, this war film really hit the spot for us. A WWII film that shows how a smaller cast/space can be combined with phenomenal pacing and music to bring out the best in the story. 
August 4, 2020
The Old Guard
We chat about the new Netflix film The Old Guard and all it's inherent kickassness. First Black female director of a live-action comic film? Charlize Theron? All the yeses. 
July 20, 2020
Trackers Episode 6
We chat about the season finale of Cinemax's Trackers. Anyone else still questioning everything? 
July 14, 2020
Trackers Episode 5
We give our thoughts on the 5th episode of Cinemax's Trackers. Intertwining stories and unexplained relationships abound. 
July 6, 2020
Trackers Episode 4
We give our very confused thoughts on episode 4 of Cinemax's Trackers. So many questions, so few answers. 
June 29, 2020
Trackers Episode 3
We chat about Cinemax's Trackers fantastic episode 3 in which the shit really starts to hit the fan! 
June 23, 2020
Trackers Episode 2 with Sisanda Henna
We chat about episode 2 of Cinemax's Trackers, more complications, a few answers and some intriguing twists. Hear from baddie Sisanda Henna about being a part of this incredible action show and get some teasers about his upcoming film with Philip Winchester, Rogue. 
June 16, 2020
Trackers Episode 1
We share our thoughts on the premiere episode of Trackers, Cinemax's newest action show straight from South Africa. A heavy load of introductions kicked off this new series and we're intrigued and on board! 
June 8, 2020
Strike Back and Women in Film
We chat with the star of Strike Back, Alin Sumarwata, and Director Debs Patterson about their experience in the entertainment industry. They tell us about coming on board the incredible action show, as well as their career lessons for any woman heading into the industry. 
May 20, 2020
Strike Back Vendetta Meber Roundtable
We chat with Strike Back fans from around the US and UK all about the final season. Our favorite fights, most emotional moments and biggest shocks of the year. Plus a farewell message to the incredible cast and crew. 
May 2, 2020
Strike Back's Dan MacPherson and Warren Brown
We attempt to interview everyone's favorite duo, Dan MacPherson and Warren Brown about their time on Strike Back. This quickly devolved into wandering, rambling, and general laughs. Strike Back, quarantine, bum guns, and a special announcement from Dan! 
April 29, 2020
Vendetta Postseason chat with Jack Lothian
Deb, Kelsey and crib mate Kim chat with showrunner Jack Lothian about the series ending season of Strike Back Vendetta. Why did Chetters have to die and more. 
April 25, 2020
Vendetta's Ivana Milicevic
Kelsey and Deb chat with the ultimate Strike Back baddie, Ivana Milicevic about her role as Ariana DeMachi in the final season. Her view of Ariana's motivations, love for the cast and crew, and general fun shoot 'em up times. 
April 22, 2020
Vendetta Episode 10 with John Richards and Alin Sumarwata
Deb and Kelsey give their final Strike Back SitRep, share BTS facts from Jack Lothian and chat with Dan MacPherson one last time about why everything is Wyatt's fault. Hear from editor John Richards about his journey since Project Dawn, and of course, Novin herself, Alin Sumarwata
April 18, 2020
Vendetta Episode 9 with Varada Sethu
Kelsey and Deb give their slightly tear-filled review of episode 9, share Jack Lothian's BTS facts and talk about why this week, we're not blaming Wyatt with Dan MacPherson. Then the fabulous Chetters herself, Varada Sethu gives her interview. 
April 11, 2020
Vendetta Episode 8 with Nuala O'Leery and Fraser MacDonald
Deb and Kelsey share their thoughts on episode 8, BTS facts from Jack Lothian and chat with Dan MacPherson. Interviews with series producer Nuala O'Leery and Assistant Director Fraser MacDonald 
April 4, 2020
Vendetta Episode 7 with Paul Biddis and Dan MacPherson
Kelsey and Deb share their review of Vendetta's episode 7, BTS facts from showrunner Jack Lothian and chat with Dan MacPherson about why this week is Wyatt's Fault. Then an interview with military advisor Paul Biddis and an in-depth chat with Dan about his time on Strike Back. 
March 28, 2020
Vendetta Episode 6 with Michael Wood and Warren Brown
Deb and Kelsey give their tearful review of Strike Back's final episode 6, share BTS facts from Jack Lothian and attempt laughs with Dan MacPherson. Hear from Director of Photography Michael Wood about creating the episode, and then listen to the incredible Warren Brown about what a ride Strike Back has been. 
March 21, 2020
Vendetta Episode 5 with Jon Jones
Kelsey and Deb give their review of Vendetta's episode 5, share BTS facts from showrunner Jack Lothian and chat with star Dan MacPherson. Hear all about this devastating episode from director Jon Jones. 
March 14, 2020
Vendetta Episode 4 with Bill Eagles
Deb and Kelsey give their review of Strike Back: Vendetta's incredible episode 4, share BTS facts from showrunner Jack Lothian and hear from Dan MacPherson why this week is yet again, not Wyatt's fault. Hear from director Bill Eagles all about this block, including how they made that incredible one-shot happen. 
March 7, 2020
Vendetta Episode 3 with Yasemin Kay Allen
Kelsey and Deb give their review of episode 3 of Strike Back Vendetta, then chat with Dan MacPherson about how, once again, everything is *not* Wyatt's fault. Hear exclusive BTS content from showrunner Jack Lothian and an interview with Katrina Zarkova, Yasemin Kay Allen. 
February 29, 2020
Vendetta Episode 2 with Sjaan Gillings
Deb and Kelsey give their review of Vendetta's second episode as well as exclusive BTS content from showrunner Jack Lothian. Hear from Dan MacPherson on why, yet again, it's not Wyatt's fault. Stick around for an interview with Makeup and Hair designer Sjaan Gillings. 
February 22, 2020
Vendetta Episode 1 with Jamie Bamber
Kelsey and Deb give their review of the season premiere of Strike Back and share exclusive BTS content from Jack Lothian. Hear from Dan MacPherson on why this week's problems were NOT Wyatt's fault, and from Jamie Bamber about Col Coltrane's mindset going into the season. 
February 15, 2020
Vendetta Preseason with Jack Lothian
Deb and Kelsey chat with Showrunner, Writer and Executive Producer Jack Lothian to get a peek at the upcoming final season of Strike Back 
February 8, 2020
Revolution Overview with Fraser MacDonald
Kelsey and Deb chat with the extraordinary 2nd unit director Fraser MacDonald about his work on last season's final 3 blocks. As expected it involves explosions, improvisation, and excitement! Check out what he has to say as we head into the final season. 
January 9, 2020
Retribution Overview with Jack Lothian
Deb and Kelsey chat with the man behind the curtain, showrunner, Executive Producer and Writer Jack Lothian about his first season running Strike Back. New teams, big challenges and forging ahead! 
December 4, 2019
Legacy Overview
Kelsey and Deb chat about Legacy, our final Strike Back season with Scott and Stonebridge. Devious villains, SB style explosions and difficult goodbyes. 
November 24, 2019
Shadow Warfare Overview
Deb and Kelsey chat about Shadow Warfare, one of the best seasons of Strike Back period. From fantastic villains to naked fighting, we cover it all. 
October 15, 2019
Vengeance Overview
Kelsey and Deb chat about season 3, Strike Back Vengeance. Hear about why the same things that make it Deb's favorite season, make it Kelsey''s least favorite! Emotions, yuck! 
October 5, 2019
Project Dawn Overview
Deb and Kelsey chat about the first season with our beloved Scott and Stonebridge, Project Dawn. Setting the tone, shocks and stunts! 
September 19, 2019
Strike Back Origins Overview
Kelsey and Deb chat about the season that began it all, Strike Back Origins, starring Richard Armitage and Andrew Lincoln. 
September 3, 2019
VelociPastor with Brendan Steere
Deb and Kelsey give their review of the new viral hit VelociPastor and chat with writer/director Brendan Steere. Pimps, Ninjas, Dinosaurs and breathtaking hilarity combine into one genius film. Thankfully for you the brain behind the magic is just as funny!  
August 17, 2019
The Raid: Redemption SitRep
Kelsey and Deb chat about Joe Taslim's high octane action film The Raid: Redemption. Flying bodies, stabby things and blood galore! 
July 23, 2019
Rush Hour SitRep
Deb and Kelsey welcome guest Grainne to chat about the 1998 hit Rush Hour starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. What stands up, what's plain terrible, and more! 
July 10, 2019
Summer SitRep
Your first SitRep SitRep. Check out what's to come this summer!! 
June 25, 2019
Warrior Episode 10 with Kieran Bew
Deb, Kelsey and Kim chat about the season finale of Cinemax's Warrior and their hopes for next season. Kieran Bew stops by to chat about all things Big Bill and the joy of filming this groundbreaking show. 
June 11, 2019
Warrior Episode 9
Kelsey and Deb chat about episode 9 of Cinemax's Warrior. The fight to end all fights, broken bones and unending questions abound! 
June 4, 2019
Warrior Episode 8
Deb and Kelsey chat about episode 8 of Cinemax's Warrior. CGI blood, Flying kicks and a plea for more Ah Toy! 
May 29, 2019
Warrior Episode 7 with Rich Ting
Kelsey and Deb chat about episode 7 of Cinemax's Warrior and interview Rich Ting about playing Bolo. Unexpected deaths and huge fights ahead! 
May 21, 2019
Warrior Episode 6 with Jason Tobin
Deb and Kelsey chat about episode 6 of Cinemax's Warrior. Big explosions, beat downs and spiraling not-so-heroic cops. Jason Tobin tells all about playing Young Jun, fighting his way to the top and his thoughts on McHotty Pants. 
May 14, 2019
Warrior Episode 5
Kelsey and Deb share their thoughts on episode 5 of the Cinemax show Warrior. Falling in love with Young Jun, western shoot outs and riding off into the sunrise. 
May 7, 2019
Warrior Episode 4
Deb and Kelsey share their thoughts on episode 4 of the Cinemax show Warrior. It's really starting to roll, Dianne Doan as Mei Ling is a star and does Joe Taslim have competition for McHotty Pants? 
April 30, 2019
Warrior Episode 3
Kelsey and Deb share their thoughts on episode 3 of the Cinemax show Warrior. McHotty Pants continues to be hot, Ah Som gets interesting and we need more Ah Toy! 
April 23, 2019
Warrior Episode 2
Deb and Kelsey share all their thoughts on episode 2 of the new Cinemax show Warrior 
April 17, 2019
Warrior Episode 1
Deb and Kelsey give their review of the new Cinemax show Warrior 
April 10, 2019
Episode 12 - S7 Meber Roundtable
Kelsey and Deb gather up Mebers Kim, Jemma, David and Zoe to find out their favorite moments from Season 7. Strike Back gold! 
April 9, 2019
Episode 11 - The Blooper Reel
We know everyone loves a good blooper reel, so enjoy 4 minutes of Kelsey and Deb tripping over their tongues and laughing at themselves! 
April 2, 2019
Episode 10 with Dan MacPherson and Jack Lothian
Deb and Kelsey give their season finale review, share exclusive BTS from showrunner Jack Lothian and then chat to their 2 favorite guys, Dan MacPherson and Jack Lothian. Dan and Jack talk about the season as a whole and laugh A LOT. 
March 30, 2019
Episode 9 with Paul Biddis, Scott Shields and Paul Saunderson.
Kelsey and Deb bring you their episode 9 review of Strike Back and behind the scenes facts from showrunner Jack Lothian. We have 2 interviews for you starting with military advisor Paul Biddis talking all things guns, explosions and getting banned from Disneyland. Last we have Scott Shields and Paul Saunderson, the talented composers behind the heart swelling music in Strike Back. 
March 23, 2019
Episode 8 with Alec Newman
Deb and Kelsey share their episode 8 review, exclusive behind-the-scenes facts from Strike Back showrunner Jack Lothian and chat with Alec Newman. Alec tells all about playing Pavel and being part of the best show around. 
March 16, 2019
Episode 7 with Andy Morgan
Kelsey and Deb give their review of episode 7, exclusive BTS from showrunner Jack Lothian and chat with producer Andy Morgan. Andy tells us all about working on the beast that is Strike Back, and what it's like being a first time producer on such a huge show! 
March 9, 2019
Episode 7.5 with Alin Sumarwata
Deb, Kim and Kelsey chat with our favorite badass, Alin Sumarwata, about her time on Strike Back, playing Novin and messing with the Dickheads. 
March 9, 2019
Episode 6 with Paul Shapcott
Deb and Kelsey give you their review of episode 6 of Strike Back, exclusive BTS facts from showrunner/executive producer Jack Lothian and a fabulous interview with stunt coordinator Paul Shapcott. 
March 2, 2019
Episode 5 with Victoria Smurfit
Kelsey and Deb share their review of ep5, exclusive BTS stories from showrunner Jack Lothian and their hilarious interview with guest star Victoria Smurfit. All the Strike Back goodness you've been wanting. 
February 23, 2019
Episode 4 with Paul Wilmshurst and Jamie Bamber
Deb and Kelsey bring you their review of Strike Back's ep4, behind the scenes exclusives from showrunner Jack Lothian and TWO interviews! First off, long time Strike Back Director Paul Wilmshurst, and second is our brand new CO, Jamie Bamber. 
February 16, 2019
Episode 3 with Varada Seethu
Kelsey and Deb introduce you to the new Section 20 Comms guy, Varada Seethu, chatting about the difficulties of integrating into a new team, and the insanity of a Strike Back shoot. Review, and more exclusive BTS facts from showrunner Jack Lothian. 
February 9, 2019
Episode 2 with Bill Eagles
Deb and Kelsey chat with long-time Strike Back director Bill Eagles about his work on block 1 (eps 1&2) and some hints on what to expect for block 5 (eps 9&10). Bill talks about insane stunts, making your money stretch and building a rooftop in the middle of a field! #StrikeBack 
February 2, 2019
Episode 1 with Dan MacPherson
Kelsey and Deb chat about episode 1 of Strike Back, season 7! Hear exclusive behind the scenes info from showrunner Jack Lothian and top it off with an interview from star Dan MacPherson, SGT Wyatt himself. #StrikeBack Follow us on Twitter @StrikeBackCrib Kelsey - @nolenag03 Deb - @debfoster27
January 26, 2019
Preseason with Jack Lothian
Kelsey and Deb chat with Executive Producer, Showrunner and Writer Jack Lothian about what to expect in season 7 of Cinemax's explosive series Strike Back. 
January 21, 2019