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The 'Verse!

The 'Verse!

By Steven Prusakowski - The 'Verse!
On The 'Verse! is a fun and informative meta trip exploring your favorite cinematic universes - Marvel, Star Wars, DC, Star Trek & beyond. Entertaining enough for the casual viewers and in-depth enough for the hardcore fans. The 'Verse! Squad, Norm, Bridget, Lucas, Emilia are your guides. Oh yeah, let's not forget our robot sidekick Kronsworth (RIP) or he may hit the ship's self-destruct button. Re-visit the content you already love or be introduced to new ones. We're here to guide you through it all. Jump aboard for the ride and join us into The 'Verse! Follow on Twitter @TheVersecast
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Episode 52: Trailer Talk (She-Hulk & The Boys) + Star Trek Academy is Back in Session (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds episodes 2 & 3)
The Squad gears up for an exciting summer of film and TV premieres with a rousing round of 'T3' - Trailer: Trash, Treasure, or…Hey! THAT Looks Okay. We break down the trailers for Marvel’s upcoming series, She-Hulk, and for Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys season three. Did you catch any of these trailers? Tune in to see if you agree with our ratings. We delve back into the Star Trek classroom with another round of Star Trek Academy. Our Treksperts, Lucas and Norm walk our Trek-noobs Bridget and Emilia through episodes 2 and 3 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. As a fresh, modern property that retains the wondrous exploratory spirit of the original series, it’s the perfect entry point for curious fans. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits, you might hear about some slick cinematic universe threads…
01:14:35
May 26, 2022
Episode 51: Madness of Marvel! -- 'Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness' Review + Moon Knight Finale Discussion
Hang on tight because we’re headed directly into the heart of the Marvel multiverse with a discussion of both Moon Knight’s season finale and a review of Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness. Get ready for body horror, trauma exploration, and kaiju battles! Wait, is our navigator malfunctioning? No, but we’ve finally hit peak Marvel phase four. Remember, we don’t do standard film reviews here on The ‘Verse! Tune in for some poetic takes and diverse opinions and then tell us what you think on Twitter @TheVerseCast. Make sure to follow us as well because we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits, you might think it's a real scream.
01:14:25
May 18, 2022
Episode 50: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek Academy + Moon Knight Ep5
Grab a pencil and a communicator because it's time to blast off to Star Trek Academy! Squad Trekkies Lucas and Norm are in session and Cadets Bridget and Emilia are their newest students. Tune in as we begin our coverage of Paramount+'s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, an excellent jumping off point into the universe for newcomers and a fond homage for seasoned fans. We also cover a very emotional episode of Moon Knight, solidifying it as some of our favorite Marvel content in a long time. Agree? Disagree? Got Star Trek questions you want answered on the pod? Let us know on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we also post news and announcements. If you stick around after the credits you might
01:36:04
May 05, 2022
Episode 49: Spider-Verse Updates, Fast X talk, News, Jokes About Your Mummy, 'Moon Knight' Ep Breakdown,
Episode four of Marvel’s Moon Knight has many twists and turns. Lucky for you The ‘Verse! Squad is here to break down everyone of them. Okay, we have questions too. To sum it up without spoilers, the plot thickens. If you haven’t been keeping up with this show, we recommend you fix that RIGHT NOW. It’s one of our favorite Marvel shows to date and the action is heating up. Our news section has returned! We keep up the Marvel theme with the new trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, updates in the Spider-Verse, setbacks for the DCEU, and the unveiling of the title and logo of the next Fast and Furious installment: Fast X (no we’re not kidding). How do you feel about the usage of “Sweet  Child of Mine” in every trailer ever? Tell us about it on Twitter @TheVerseCast while Twitter’s still alive.
56:08
April 27, 2022
Episode 48: More 'Moon Knight' Eps 2/3 Discussed / A Batmanimated Look at Batman: The Animated Series
Never fear, BatApril is still here! We continue our reviews with a fond discussion of Batman: The Animated Series. We viewed a well rounded selection of episodes and are happy to confirm that this series holds up. We also rank the series alongside all the old school Batman movies. Stay tuned, we'll get through it all soon to determine the scientifically BEST Batman adaptations EVER. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. If you stick around after the credits, you might get to hear a super secret, super lunar discussion…Our only question for you is, are you Team Steven or Team Marc? After careful deliberation, we are Team Oscar!
02:11:33
April 20, 2022
Episode 47: 'Moon Knight' Discussion and Easter Eggs + the Infamous Schumacher Batman
The Squad digs into Joel Schumacher's famously polarizing Batman films: Batman Forever and Batman and Robin. We discuss the two Batmens in two films and weigh in on those Batnipples. Tune in for a discussion of the films' faults, strengths, and enduring legacy. We follow up with a review and breakdown of the latest and greatest Marvel series, Moon Knight. You can follow along with us on Disney+. How can you resist Oscar Isaac's date night face?? Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around past the credits, you might find an "ICE" surprise…
01:35:40
April 12, 2022
Episode 46: Revisiting Tim Burton’s Batman Films + 'The Boys Presents: Diabolical' Review
After Matt Reeves’s The Batman, the squad just can’t get enough Bats! We go back in time to review Tim Burton’s iconic Batman and Batman Returns, starring Michael Keaton as the titular vigilante. It’s a fond revisit for some of us, but a whole new world of gothic, camp, and wacky villains for others. Tune in for our takes on what was great, what did NOT age well, and a fond reflection on movie tropes from the 80s and 90s. We also cover season one of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys Presents: Diabolical, an animated anthology of shorts from different writers and animation studios all set in the world of Vought. If you’re like us and eagerly awaiting season three of The Boys, or you just have a twisted sense of humor, you gotta check it out. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits, you might meet a new coterie of villains… SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:05 - Tim Burton's "Batman" (1989) // 47:00 - "Batman Returns" (1989) // 73:30 - "The Boys: Diabolical" // 93:15 Contact Info & Closing // 96:25 - Post Credit Scene (Batman villain pitches to Tim Burton)
01:40:04
April 06, 2022
Episode 45: Vox Machina Season 1, A Delightfully Deadly Game of Trivia, + THE DOOR (Part 2),
The Squad enters the much discussed The Door to compete against all odds to win a game of cinematic universe trivia. (For a fuller experience we recommend you listen to episode 43 before jumping in here.) Will it be a battle of the wits or a battle of the twits? Tune in to find out who knows the most, and who will face the dastardly consequences of losing. We also review season one of Amazon Prime Video’s The Legend of Vox Machina, a bawdy but deeply dramatic fantasy adventure originally based on a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. This series holds a special place in our hearts as the inspiration for the squad’s own D&D game. Make sure you listen and share as this may be your last chance to hear from the squad with all their limbs intact. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits there's often something interesting awaiting you.
01:14:10
March 31, 2022
Extended ‘Verse! Interview 44b: the Oscar-nominated ‘SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME' VFX Chat with The 'Verse! Squad
The ‘Verse Squad chats with Academy Award-nominated behind ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home' Christopher Townsend,' Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein. The team had many secrets to keep as 'No Way Home' was one of the most guarded films in recent years. Their work had to recreate and emulate visual effects from films that were released as long as two decades before. The film was one of the biggest film in years and the visual effects were more than part of the fun, they were a crucial part of making this film possible at all. From the big eye-catching moments you could not miss to the finest detail you probably did not notice - this VFX team and the hundreds of artists they work with helped bring this Spider-man film swing onto screens and into fans hearts.
47:41
March 17, 2022
Extended ‘Verse! Interview 44a: the Oscar-nominated ‘SHANG-CHI' VFX Team Chat with The Squad!
The ‘Verse Squad chats with Academy Award-nominated behind ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,’ Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker, and Dan Oliver. This was an extra big deal for us because this was the only movie of 2021 (and 2022 so far!) that The 'Verse! gave top ratings to across the board. We know none of the elements we praised—the performances, the choreography, the story itself—would have landed without the film’s dedicated and talented visual effects team of Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker, and Dan Oliver. In addition to their VFX work delivering amazing visual for viewers' eyes, it helps set the mood for each scene, adds depth to characters, and much, much more. We chatted about their work on the film; novel opportunities afforded by an origins story for a lesser known hero, inspirations for going into film, and the unexpected challenges of tiny details. 
44:45
March 15, 2022
Episode 44: 'The Batman' Review and Reactions + Who Does the Best Bat Impression?
The Squad heads into Gotham in search of Matt Reeves’ The Batman starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz as the Bat and Cat opposite a star-studded cast including Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell and more. Will this three-hour saga go down in ‘Verse history as a fan favorite or just a bad, batty time? Tune in for a 360 review from Batman experts and noobs, plus a spot of poetry. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits, you might lose your voice.
01:20:07
March 09, 2022
Episode 43 - Entering THE DOOR (part 1), Star Wars: 'Revenge of the Sith' Blindspot, DC's 'Peacemaker' Season 1
We apologize about the delayed releases of this episode. Thanks for reaching out. But, when you enter THE DOOR, it changes you. We hope you enjoy this latest expansion of The 'Verse! The last Star Wars padawan has graduated to a Jedi Master in this Blindspot episode where we revisit Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Have we created a new Star Wars super fan to join the fray? Or did we just drag an innocent bystander through six movies they weren’t that into…? Both?? Tune in to find out! We also cover season one of HBO Max’s Peacemaker, a bawdy, darkly comedic romp through creator James Gunn’s beautifully twisted imagination. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. Stick around after Peacemaker you might hear THE DOOR slam behind you…
01:34:32
March 04, 2022
Episode 42: Closing 'The Book of Boba Fett,' News & What Would Your Bounty Hunter Name Be?
The Squad discusses the end of The Book of Boba Fett’s first season. Tune in for a mild roast of perhaps Star Wars’ most overhyped character, or for an appreciative discussion of The Mandalorian season 2.5, whichever you prefer! If you thought this episode was too short and sweet, come read more on our Twitter page @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. And next episode we WILL open THE DOOR!
55:37
February 19, 2022
Episode 41: The Book of Bobalorian Fett, Vox Machina-inspired D&D, and a New HALO Trailer-ific Segment
In this episode we continue our coverage of Disney+'s The Mandalorian. Sorry, we mean The Book of Boba Fett. There must be a cinematic universe leak somewhere on the ship. Where's the dang helper robot when you need him? We also continue discussing Amazon Prime Video's The Legend of Vox Machina and share a couple details about the squad's very own forthcoming campaign. We're new, we're confused, but it's going to be epic. Finally we introduce a new segment T3, 'Trailer: Trash, Treasure, or Hey! THAT Looks Okay,' with the trailer for Paramount+'s upcoming HALO series. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits and listen closely, you might hear a voice...
01:04:27
February 11, 2022
Episode 40: 'The Legend of Vox Machina' Early S1 Takes , Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers BlindSpot
We turn the Eye of Sauron on Bridget's Lord of the Rings Blindspot and break down The Two Towers. Did she love it or did she love it?? Most importantly, does she know her Dobbies from her Gollums now? We also introduce and break down Amazon Prime Video's The Legend of Vox Machina, a Dungeons and Dragons campaign turned web series turned big hit animated series. Fear not, D&D newbies, there's something here for everyone: comedy, drama, fantastical adventures, and...a very eye-catching codpiece? Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. If you stick around after the credits you might be peckish for three days worth of maggoty bread...
01:31:11
February 07, 2022
Episode 39: Meet 'Peacemaker' + more 'Boba Fett' talk, and Lucas Needs a Break
The Squad! continues their fearless trek across cinematic universe near and far with a discussion of The Book of Boba Fett Episode 4 and the first few episodes of HBO Max's Peacemaker. We have a lot of love for one series, and a lot of... something else for the other. Tune in to hear more! We also cover all the cinematic universe updates you need to know in our news section. As an added bonus we've added an extra helping of salt at Norm for mercilessly murdering one of our own... (yep, it's murder.) Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits you might hear a message from a missing squad member...
57:44
February 01, 2022
Episode #38 - What Cinematic Universe Would You Live In?, Boba Fett's Space Mopeds, And Someone Knows
In this episode we continue our coverage of Disney+'s Book of Boba Fett. The squad, minus Bridget who went on a robot rescue mission, share their thoughts, theories, and more. Ever wondered our thoughts about space jazzies? We also dust off the old 'Verse transmissions machine and take a question from Twitter. Tune in to hear our responses and be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast to share your own opinions. We also post news, announcements about the pod, and collect more listener questions.  If you stick around after the credits, for the Doctor's Log.
44:00
January 26, 2022
Episode 37: Best and Worst of 2021 - The Year in The 'Verse! Because it's never too late for a year end list show!
Join us for a polarizing discussion of each of The Squad’s favorite cinematic universe films, TV shows, performances, heroes, and villains. More importantly, tune in to hear what our biggest disappointments of the year were too… :( If you disagree or have more to add to the conversation, tell us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. If you stick around after the credits, things might get a little meta…
01:29:04
January 18, 2022
Episode 36: A Farewell to Robotic Arms, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Blind Spot + 'The Book of Boba Fett' Episodes 1 and 2 Discussion/Breakdown.
Did someone say MORE Star Wars? We plow ahead with filling in Emilia’s Star Wars blindspot with a spirited discussion on Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Soon we’ll have eliminated the last person on earth who hasn’t seen this iconic series, but in the meantime, tune in to hear a no-holds-barred review of this film from fresh eyes. We heard the best remedy for COVID woes is MORE STAR WARS so we follow up the blind spot section with both a spoiler-free and spoiler-filled discussion of episodes one and two of Disney+’s Book of Boba Fett. And in our news section we cover a rollercoaster of announcements including the release date of Season 3 of Prime Video’s The Boys, HBO’s Peacemaker series, exciting casting updates from MCU’s Ghost Rider, and delays in production for Star Trek: Picard and Morbius. Plus we lose a member of The ‘Verse Squad! in the most dramatic fashion. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
01:27:36
January 11, 2022
Episode 35: 'Spider-man: No Way Home' Review & 'Hawkeye' Finale - It’s all about the PAYOFF
The Squad unwraps the most hotly anticipated Spider-man film in years PLUS episodes 5 and 6 of Hawkeye. This episode is spoilers galore, hilarious banter, and more! Did our theories come true? How many Easter eggs did we find? Most importantly, how many spider legs out of 8 did we rate Spider-man: No Way Home?? Tune in to find out and if you disagree or have more to add to the conversation, tell us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions.  If you stick around after the credits, you might get stuck in a web of the great Spidey debate...
01:46:60
December 29, 2021
Episode 34: 'Hawkeye' Episodes 3 and 4 - Theories, Easter Eggs: It’s all about the Setup
The Squad continues their review of Disney+’s Marvel series, Hawkeye, with episodes three and four. We can safely say this series passes Norm’s three-episode rule and recommend you watch it if you enjoy, pizza, dogs, pizza dogs, and holiday cheer. In our news section, we provide our regularly scheduled Marvel updates with Secret Invasion and cover some other critical updates: a Harry Potter retrospective premiering New Year’s Day, Nick Offerman’s casting in HBO’s Last of Us series, a visually stunning trailer for Paramount+’s upcoming Halo series, and the release of The Witcher season two. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. If you listen all the way to the end…Christmas?
01:14:36
December 21, 2021
Episode 33: 'Hawkeye' Review, Discussion, Easter Eggs, Theories - Eps 1 & 2
We ring in the holiday season with a review of Disney+’s latest Marvel series, Hawkeye. Will this series strike a bullseye or will it miss the mark? Do any of The 'Verse! Squad members even like Hawkeye that much? The answer may surprise you. In our news section we cover the release of Amazon Prime’s hotly anticipated The Wheel of Time series, provide updates on the latest developments in the Marvel and Star Wars cinematic production universes, and appreciate the culinary delights of the Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. Finally, stick around for a brief, but ectoplasm-y glowing review of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!
01:10:35
December 02, 2021
Episode 32: Star Wars 'Phantom Menace' Through Fresh Eyes Blindspot + Disney Songs, News and Turkey Talk
The squad celebrates Thanksgiving by revisiting Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace - was this film a big fat turkey or a home run? Enough with the mixed metaphors - whatever you thought of this polarizing film, we got to uncover the first installment of Emilia’s Star Wars prequels blind spot. This is a must-listen for prequel apologists and haters alike! In our news section we cover another hotly anticipated Spiderman: No Way Home trailer, the premiere of Amazon Prime’s Wheel of Time series, and casting news for Disney+’s Ahsoka and Netflix’s upcoming live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender. And in classic Turkey Day tradition, we give thanks for those forms of media that got us through another year. What shows, movies, video games, or books are you most thankful for? Tell us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. If you stay tuned, you might be in for a scrumptious post-credit scene...
01:24:56
November 29, 2021
Episode 31: ETERNALS Review, STAR TREK: PRODIGY Takes, & Disney+ Day News
In this week’s episode we dive into multiple universes, kicking off with a very polarizing review of Marvel’s Eternals. One of Marvel’s most ambitious movies clocking in at nearly three hours, ten ensemble characters, and special effects up to our eyeballs. Did you love it? Hate it? Think it was just ok? Tune in for our takes! We follow that up with a deep dive into Paramount+’s new Star Trek: Prodigy series. Fear not Trekkies, we have not forgotten about you. Our resident “Treksperts” discuss how newcomers might break into this cinematic universe cornerstone. In our news section, we cover nearly everything announced on Disney+ Day. We got Marvel, Star Trek, Disney classics old and new, and...Cheaper by the Dozen? We have strong feelings about it all. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:20 - The 'Verse! News // 16:45 - spoiler-free ETERNALS Review // 29:00 - spoiler-filled ETERNALS conversation // 57:30 - STAR TREK: PRODIGY Discussion // 84:00 Contact Info // 85:30 - Post Credit Scene (Eternals Power)
01:31:02
November 17, 2021
Episode 30: 'Lord of the Rings' 20th Anniversary - Blindspot + Shazam! Retro Review & More Cowbell
The Squad! delivers a treat this week with a DOUBLE FEATURE SPECIAL. We erase one third of Bridget’s Lord of the Rings blindspot with a thorough discussion of Fellowship of the Ring. Listen as we traipse through Middle Earth with our LOTR noob dodging ringwraiths, slashing orcs, and getting Sean Astin confused with another Sean. Just when you think you can’t have any more fun, we jump into a review of the funnest DC film, Shazam! as we await the sequel, Fury of the Gods, with childlike excitement. In case that’s too much enjoyment for you, we get dark and depressing in the news segment with the passing away of an Indiana Jones crew member, the cancelation of Y: The Last Man, and the on and off beef between Fast and Furious stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
01:30:59
November 13, 2021
Episode 29: 'DUNE' Review: How you Dune (Doin')?? Ugh!
We review the epic and long awaited new film from director, Denis Villeneuve.
48:57
October 31, 2021
Episode 28: 'No Time to Die' REVIEW, Best/Worst Bond Themes - A ‘Bond’ Farewell to our Favorite 007
The squad reviews No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s fifth and final movie as James Bond. We read some poetry and cover our favorite moments, best performances, and even our least favorite moments. Tune in to get our takes on James Bond in love, the mustache-twirling evil portrayals of Starvro Blofeld by Christoph Waltz and Lyutsifer Safin by Rami Malek, and every heart-pounding action scene in between. In our news section we cover a slew of fresh trailer drops including HBO’s House of the Dragon and DC Fandome. We also discuss the announcement of Marvel’s new Agatha Harkness series, the Expanse season six release date, and Jodie Whittaker’s final Doctor Who season. Oh, and Harrison Ford’s shoulder is still messed up from Indiana Jones filming. Finally, it’s an extra fun-filled news section this week as we debrief on New York Comic Con! Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
01:42:32
October 22, 2021
Episode 27: James Bond Special before there’s... No Time to Die! & What If... Ultron Won?
The squad discusses their favorite (and least favorite) James Bond portrayals as they eagerly await Daniel Craig’s final movie as the iconic character in No Time to Die. It’s an all-star showdown between Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig, and spoiler alert, there are a LOT of disagreements in this episode. We also cover the penultimate installment of Marvel’s What If…? which asks what if Ultron won? In our news section we cover the revival of Daredevil and Punisher via Disney+, new Book of Boba Fett details, Zoolander’s alternate dark ending, and share a recommendation for the best Halloween movies and shows as we enter spooky season. If you listen to the very end, you might hear a very schpecial post-credit schene... Do you agree with our Bond rankings? Tell us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
01:32:09
October 07, 2021
Episode 26: 'Game of Thrones' - 'GOT Beef?' Airing out Grievances & Sins // a Thor 'What If...?'
Get your water ready because this episode is a salty one. The squad, all devoted fans of George RR Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire fantasy book series, digs into the HBO adaptation, Game of Thrones. We cover the good, the bad, and the rushed. It’s never too late to talk about that season finale. You know the one. We also cover the next installment of Marvel’s What If…? series which asks what if Thor grew up as an only child? Could this beautiful meathead become even more of a party boy? You’ll have to tune in to find out. Stick around to the end to get an inside look into our resident robot Kronsworth’s idea of hospitality... Got your own beefs, Game of Thrones or otherwise? Tell us about them on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:38 - The 'Verse News // 12:30 - What If... Thor was an only child? // 27:00 'GOT Beef?' - Game of Thrones Grievances and Sins // 99:09 - What We're Watching and Contact Info // 107:00 - Post Credit Scene (Dun duh du du Dun)
01:47:57
October 01, 2021
Episode 25: WHY watch "Y: The Last Man?" And "WHAT IF...Killmonger saved Tony Stark?
This week the squad sets out to answer the most pressing cinematic universe questions of the moment. What is Hulu’s new series, Y: The Last Man, about? And why is everyone sleeping on it?? We make our case for this post-apocalyptic series investigating what would happen if every mammal with a Y chromosome suddenly died...except for one man and his monkey. Next we hop into a time vortex back to 2008 to see what would happen if Black Panther villain Killmonger saved Tony Stark in the first Iron Man movie, preventing him from being captured and forced to build the Mark 1. It’s also never too early to get into the Halloween spirit. In The ‘Verse! News, we cover Elvira’s upcoming 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special, PLUS the trailer for V/H/S/94, the fourth installment in the cult favorite V/H/S anthology horror series. But if you’re more of a scaredy cat than a scaries seeker, we also cover Disney+’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Indiana Jones 5, and DC’s upcoming Injustice animated movie. If you stick around to the very end, you get to hear something “totally non-heinous, dudes...” Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 The 'Verse... News! //19:15 Y: The Last Man (Why?) Discussion // 39:20 "What If... Killmonger Saved Tony?" Discussed // 48:05 What We're Watching & Contact Info // 56:10 An Excellent Post Credit Scene
01:02:03
September 23, 2021
Episode 24: Doctor Strange Plays god AND...Zombies?! plus - Revelations on the Matrix
In this episode, the squad covers the 4th and 5th episodes of Marvel's 'What If...?" We ask what would happen if Doctor Strange lost the grounding presence of Rachel McAdams (truly devastating). We then ask what if our favorite superheroes no longer had a taste for justice, but for brains? Listen in for our thoughts, zombie survival strategies, and quibbles over Doctor Strange’s potential for EVIL. We also cover the raft of awesome trailers that came out this week including Matrix: Revelations, Dune, Wheel of Time, AND trailers for the new Spider Man and Wolverine games. There’s something here for everyone, and if that everyone doesn’t include you, don’t worry. We also covered the upcoming Halloween Lego Star Wars special, the Muppets Haunted Mansion movie, and a reminder about New York Comic Con. Did we get everyone? If not, complain to us on our Twitter page, @TheVerseCast! We also post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
01:03:56
September 16, 2021
Episode 23: 'Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings' Reviewed and Discussed. (But did we like it?)
We shift gears this week to review Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung. Simu plays Shang-Chi, a trained assassin and martial arts master trying to live his new life away from his father and the terrorist group he founded. But he’s in for the family reunion of a lifetime in an epic story of reluctant heritage, dragons, and darkness. Tune in to hear our poetic summaries of the story, our favorite (and least favorite) moments, and give our final grade so you know if it’s time to break out the popcorn and candy. Spoiler alert: we needed the entire episode to give this film the praise it deserves. And once you listen...do you agree or disagree with our ratings? How many rings out of ten would you rate this film? Tell us all about it on our Twitter page, @TheVerseCast where we also post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 Shang-Chi Description and Limericks //6:30 Shang-Chi Discussion // 56:40 Final Rating // 59:23 Contact Info // 61:12 - Post Credit Scene
01:02:09
September 11, 2021
An Important Message From The 'Verse!
If you have been dragging your feet about listening to us because of the time commitment, a fear of robots, technical difficulties or some other phenomenon - this aught to help. Just a taste of The 'Verse! (get it, like in universe?) where you meet the team and learn what we're about. If you like it, please subscribe. Maybe we're no Ron Popeil, but we think you'll enjoy this. Marvel, Star Wars, DC, Indiana Jones, Bond (James Bond) and much more only in The 'Verse!
02:15
September 10, 2021
Episode 22: 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' trailer breakdown, 'The Bad Batch' Season One Discussed, and What If the Avengers got REVENGED
In today's episode we delve into the third installment of Marvel's What If…? series which asks, what if we lost Earth's mightiest heroes? Listen for our takes of this creative, film-noir style episode. Then we web sling our way into the hotly anticipated Spiderman: No Way Home trailer for another multiversal conversation. Curious about all those juicy theories about Andrew Garfield and Mephisto? Yeah, neither are we. Finally we ditch Star Wars noob Emilia to talk about the first season of The Bad Batch. If you listen all the way to the end, you might just get to hear a recipe for the best scrambled eggs...so tune in, or else. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro Hijinks // 2:05 - The 'Verse! News // 24:11 - "What If...?" Episode 3 Discussion // 40:22 "Spiderman: No Way Home trailer" Breakdown // First season of "The Bad Batch" Discussed // 82:17 Contact Info, Shoutout to MikeyD 9478, What We're Watching // 88:00 - Post Credit Scene (Kronsworth Sees Another Side of Emilia)
01:31:17
September 01, 2021
Episode 21: The Avengers Draft! (Who drafted best?), Netflix's "He-Man" Season One, "What If...?" Episode 3 Boseman’s Final Marvel Performance
In this episode, the squad gets...READY TO DRAAAAFFTTT! That’s right, we’re putting together our own team of Avengers, but here’s the catch - no one can choose the same hero. Tune in to hear about which heroes are most powerful, whose team will fall apart at the first sign of danger, and a whole lot of hero stealing. Who would be on your Avengers team? Let us know on Twitter! Then we discuss the latest episode of Marvel’s What If…? where we explore how much better (or worse?) the universe would be if Yondu picked up T’Challa instead of Peter Quill. We reflect on femme fatale Nebula, good guy Thanos, and Chadwick Boseman’s legacy as the iconic Black Panther. If you stick around, you might get to hear about some of the less-appreciated characters of the MCU... Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:35 - The 'Verse! News // 14:50 - The 'Verse Squad! AVENGERS DRAFT // 42:55  "What If...?" Episode 3 Discussion // 55:00 "He-Man" Season 1 Discussed // 63:00 The Squad! Learns About THE DOOR (oooh mysterious) // 68:27 Contact Info // 70:25  - Post Credit Scene (A Surprise 6th Round Draft Pick - with a twist)
01:19:51
August 26, 2021
Extended ‘Verse! 20a: ‘The Boys’ Executive Producer/Writer, Rebecca Sonnenshine, discusses her Emmy-nominated Work
The ‘Verse Squad chats with The Boys executive producer Rebecca Sonnenshine who wrote the Emmy-nominated script for the series’ bloody season two finale. We delve into her origin story, how to deconstruct the real world into darkly comedic and insightful satire, and our favorite Supes and superpowers. As big fans of The Boys, we were diabolically delighted for this opportunity and can’t recommend it enough (WARNING: NOT for kids). The Boys is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
01:00:04
August 20, 2021
Episode 20: We Breakdown 'The Suicide Squad' and Marvel's 'What If...?'
The squad reviews James Gunn’s THE Suicide Squad with surprisingly mixed reactions, a poetry slam, and both spoiler-FREE and spoiler-FILLED discussions. Listen to hear our final grade of this violent, needle drop-filled successor to the much-maligned 2016 film. And of course let us know your thoughts on Twitter @TheVerseCast! Would you give this movie an A+ or an F? We follow up our review with a discussion of the first installment of Marvel’s What If…? series streaming on Disney+. Have you ever wondered how superhero history would change if Peggy Carter were the first Avenger instead of Steve Rodgers? How would the classic Stars and Bars suit look if it had a Union Jack across the front instead? As your one-stop shop for all the cinematic universe news you need to know, we cover Chloe Bennet’s exit from CW’s live-action Powerpuff Girls series, The Mandalorian’s season two announcement, Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk’s recovery, and Idris Elba’s new role as Knuckles in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog sequel. Our discussions take place in peace as Emilia’s locked our cheeky robot Kronsworth in a closet. Don’t mind the murderous beeps and whirs. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The 'Verse! News // 12:50 - 'The Suicide Squad' REVIEW and Limericks // 96:30 Our 'The Suicide Squad' Grades & Starfish Legs // 75:20 "What If...?" Episode 2 Discussion // 87:27 Contact Info // 88:50 - Post Credit Scene (Kronsworth Talks To His Creator and his Bad Self)
01:31:31
August 17, 2021
Episode 19: Star Wars Blindspot "The Return of the Jedi", Our Fave Pop Culture Vehicles, and More Less-than-Perfect Impressions
We did it guys. We finally removed Emilia’s OG Star Wars trilogy blindspot in...The 'Verse Squad! Blindspots! Kronsworth suggested we remove it surgically, but we opted for a must-hear conversation between Star Wars newbs and nerds instead (KW, put down that scalpel!). In our news section we cover our favorite crooked lawyer/action star’s health scare on the set of Better Call Saul (spoiler alert: he’s ok! Phew.), and why two alphas can’t work together even if they’re Furious family. Then we hop around to some other cinematic universes to discuss the unwarranted backlash to Netflix’s Masters of the Universe and some exciting leaked casting choices for Disney+’s upcoming Ahsoka Star Wars series. Finally we round things off with a no-holds-barred head-to-head discussion of the best vehicle in any cinematic universe. If you stayed tuned until the very end, you might just hear some out of this world impressions from the next generation of Oscar-winners. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 The 'Verse!... News  // 18:45 The 'Verse! Squad Blind Spots Star Wars Episode 6: The Jedi Returns // 57:15 What vehicle in pop culture would you want? // 63:09 - Contact Info // 65:15 - Post Credit Scene (Favorite Star Wars Trilogy "Impressions")
01:10:12
August 09, 2021
Episode 18: Not your Average 'BLACK WIDOW' Film Review - Poems, Predictions, and...Spider Legs? (With a New and Improved Post Credit Scene)
In this episode we dive straight in with our very first film review, and what better movie to review than Marvel’s long-awaited 'Black Widow' starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbor as an estranged family of Russian spies. They’re brought together after the events of Captain America: Civil War to discover the mind-control mysteries of the Red Room. Listen to find out our hot takes, cold takes, and poetic summaries of the highly anticipated backstory of one of the original Avengers. And once you listen...do you agree or disagree with our ratings? Did you think Black Widow was a smashing eight out of eight spider legs, or a mere stubby two legs? Tell us all about it on our Twitter page, @TheVerseCast where also post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The Squad Enters A Wormhole // 3:30 - 'Black Widow' Review - Limericks and Review// 78:30 Our 'Black Widow; Grades & Spider Legs // 83:30 Contact Info // 84:45 - Post Credit Scene (KW Gives Norm Cooking Lessons)
01:30:03
July 28, 2021
Episode 17: A 'Loki' Finale DOUBLE FEATURE!! Plus - Bridget and Kronsworth Lost In Space
The ‘Verse! Squad is back to guide you through every corner of pop culture and cinematic universes from Marvel, to Star Wars, to DC, and beyond! Your guides are a ragtag group of co-hosts: Norm, Bridget, Lucas, and Emilia, along with our robotic sidekick Kronsworth. Our mission is to entertain, inform, and provide an escape from the everyday grind so what are you waiting for? Hit that play button! This week we wrap up our coverage of Marvel’s Loki with a Double Feature covering the final two episodes of the Disney+ series. You read that right - a DOUBLE FEATURE! The Squad has been pondering our theories and predictions all season and now it’s time to see how on point or...off the mark we were. On our way back from vacation, the ship miiiight have floated through a wormhole, erasing Bridget and Kronsworth from existence! At least temporarily. No fear, they managed to send some emergency transmissions for us to discuss in their absence. Intrigued? Listen to the entire episode to find out if they’ll ever return… Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 Where in the universe Bridget & Kronsworth? //2:40 - The 'Verse!... News  // 19:50 - 'Loki' Episode 5 Discussion // 39:10 Ep 5 Easter eggs & Spoilers // 56:00 'Loki' Episode 6 Discussion // 82:00 - Ep 6 Easter Eggs, Theories, Spoilers // 92:30 Contact Info // 94:50 - Post Credit Scene (BB & KW Lost in Space... and meet a god?)
01:40:38
July 21, 2021
Episode 16: Emilia 'Strikes Back' Blindspot, 'Loki' Redemption (?) and LOTS of Fun!
In this episode we break down the emotional rollercoaster that was episode 4 of Disney+’s Loki. Flashbacks, big reveals, strong female characters, pruning, it’s got it all! Listen on for some Easter eggs, both musical and comic book related, as well as some major theories for the last two episodes of the season. In our news section, we cover the cancelation of HBO’s Lovecraft Country and their upcoming Last of Us series, spoiled Spidey-Suits, and TomDaya. We also cover our favorite Fourth of July traditions (hint: it’s all about family and natural disasters). If you stick around, you might hear another one woman show fit for a Jedi...pew pew. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:40 - The 'Verse!... News  // 23:20 - 'Loki' Episode 4 Discussion // 56:30 - Easter Eggs, Theories (A Spoiler Storm) // 77:15 - An on-ship injury - Dr. Bridget BS // 78:30 BlindSpot: Star Wars Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back // 103:03 - Contact Info // 105:15 - Post Credit Scene (Emilia Strikes Back)
01:46:58
July 08, 2021
Episode 15: The Most Polarizing 'Loki' Episode and the Most Painful Game of Mad Libs Ever Played
We discuss each of our very different reactions to the very contemplative and very Whovian episode 3 of Disney+’s Loki. Did you love or hate this episode? Either way we have some theories for you that’ll have you questioning everything. We also discuss the official Shang-Chi trailer drop and its reveal of the Hulk villain Abomination, Apple TV+’s upcoming Foundation TV series, goin’ back to “da moovies” with F9, and the unusual and mundane perils of acting on an Indiana Jones set. If you stick around, you might just get to hear the most difficult post-credits scene ever recorded... Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast to tell us what you thought of Loki and stick around to ask us questions, read up on the latest cinematic universe news, and stay up to date on the pod. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The 'Verse!... News  // 18:00 - 'Loki' Episode 3 Discussion // 45:40 - Easter Eggs, Theories (The SPOILER STORM) // 59:23 - Contact Info // 61:40 - Post Credit Scene (Avengers MadLibs)
01:08:54
June 30, 2021
Episode 14: Who’s the Real Bad Guy in Disney+’s Loki?, Our Sidekick Aspirations, De-aging Indy, and More
In this episode we continue our coverage with episode two of Disney+’s Loki and its shocking villain reveal. It’s prime time to start theorizing. Mephisto anyone? We also share our strong opinions on whether or not Harrison Ford should be de-aged for Indiana Jones, and take an exciting look ahead at developments in the Star Trek and John Wick cinematic universes. Tune in for listener mail in The ‘Verse Transmissions where we share our sidekick wishes and a bit of infinity stones trivia. Tell us, which superhero are you most interested in fighting beside? Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast to tell us! We also post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. Finally, if you stick around, you might catch a “Krons-worthy” post-credit scene… SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The 'Verse!... News  // 23:25 'Loki' Ep 2 Coverage  // 52:00 - 'Loki' Easter Eggs, Theories (This is SPOILER TERRITORY) // 65:15 - The 'Verse! Transmissions (aka Listener Mail Bag) The Squad Sidekick Goasl // 74:13 - Contact Info // 83:17 - Post Credit Scene (Bridget's Scooby Doo Conspiracy Theory)
01:20:46
June 25, 2021
Episode 13: Dissecting 'Loki,' a New Blindspot Discovered, and Our Owen Wilson Impressions
We begin our coverage of Disney+’s LOKI and explore how Marvel plans to set up the new generation of big bads after Thanos...with the help of our ever-charming God of Mischief. Tune in for some reviews that range from mixed to marvelous, and major theories and easter eggs. We also cover Star Trek, He-Man, Spiderman, AND Lord of the Rings in a news section that takes us from one end of the cinematic multiverse to the other. And if you stick around, you might get an earful of...something. Wow... Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The 'Verse!... News  // 17:00 - 'Loki' Episode 1 Discussion // 42:41 - Easter Eggs, Theories (This is SPOILER SCHOOL Sucka!) // 54:50 - Kronsworth Puts On a Multilingual Display // 56:03 - Contact Info // 58:07 - Post Credit Scene (Owen Wilson Impressions)
01:00:02
June 15, 2021
Extended 'Verse! 012a: 'Invincible' Breaking Down Amazon's Superhero Series w/ Showrunner Simon Racioppa
The ‘Verse Squad chats with Invincible showrunner Simon Racioppa about his early inspirations, partnership with Robert Kirkman, and his team’s dedication to creating a faithful adaptation. The squad reviewed Invincible in episode 12 and gave it five stars across the board, so we were thrilled to have this opportunity. Curious to hear who Simon thinks could take Omni-Man in a fight? Tune in! Invincible is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
38:19
June 15, 2021
Episode 12: Deep Dive Into Amazon's 'Invincible', Killing C-3PO(?), High-Tech Robot Message Decoding, and More
This week we dive headfirst into Amazon Prime’s Invincible. If you haven’t seen it yet, have no fear! We included both a spoiler-FREE and a spoiler-FILLED discussion of this incredible animated and action-packed series featuring a stacked voice cast that includes J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, and Steven Yeun AND Seth Rogen, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, and even Mark Hamill! Yes, THAT Mark Hamill! A friendly warning, though. Invincible is an animated series, but it is NOT for kids, like absatootinlootly NOT for kids! We also cover casting news for upcoming MCU projects, Chris Hemsworth’s ever-expanding arms, and how weird of a movie Borderlands is probably going to be. Stay tuned for the ‘Verse Transmissions (listener mail) to hear some Star Wars hot takes, an iconic Norm rant, and a very disappointing robotic display. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:10 - The 'Verse!... News  // 18:30 - 'Invincible' Series Discussion // 35:15 - WandaVision Ep 1 & 2 Recap  // 63:00 The 'Verse! Transmissions (aka Listener Mail Bag) // 77:03 - Contact Info // 79:15 - Post Credit Scene (shortest ever)
01:19:31
June 10, 2021
Episode 011: (First time listeners, start here) Robot Mayhem, Star Wars Blindspot: A New Hope Edition, Wrapping up 'WandaVision'
Time to step into The ‘Verse!, your destination for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps for all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We cover the MCU, Star Wars, DC, and more. This week we dive into the season finale of WandaVision (tissues, anyone?), share the Squad’s first impressions of the new Marvel Eternals trailer, and expose the first of many Star Wars blindspots for Emilia. Do you think there’s hope for our padawan? We also discuss the upcoming Netflix series based on Neil Gaiman's Sandman, and chat a little more with our VERY FRIENDLY and HIGHLY INTELLIGENT NEW FRIEND Kronsworth (he made us write that - send help!). And if you stick around, you might catch just catch our longest post-credits scene yet... BTW, you can follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. Run over there, click follow and we'll wait right here. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.  SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 Meet Kronsworth // 1:50 The 'Verse!... News  // 21:30 WandaVision Finale Recap  // 52:10 - Easter Eggs, Theories (This is SPOILER Zone) // 73:15 - The 'Verse! Squad Blind Spots Star Wars Episode 1 // 85:45 Kronsworth Disposes of M.O.D.O.K co-creator Jordan Blum// 87:03 - Contact Info // 86:40 - Post Credit Scene (Teddy Joke)
01:36:13
June 02, 2021
Extended 'Verse! 011a: 'Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.' Interview w/ Co-Creator Jordan Blum
The 'Verse Squad! sits down with Jordan Blum, co-creator of one of the funniest and freshest new series streaming right now. He, along with Patton Oswalt, created the hilarious "Marvel's M.O.D.O.K" for Hulu. Enjoy the conversation and check out the show!  All 10 episodes are available exclusively on Hulu. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
45:58
June 01, 2021
Episode 010: Someone (thing) Joins the Squad, 'WandaVision' Eps 7 & 8, Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.
Time to step into The ‘Verse!, your destination for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps for all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We cover the MCU, Star Wars, DC, and more. This week we dive into WandaVision episodes 7 & 8, share first impressions of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. on Hulu, dish out the squad’s thoughts on a Highlander Reboot starring Henry Cavill, gush over Dave Filoni and Kathryn Hahn, AND bring you a rock ‘n’ roll musical rendition of [REDACTED: SPOILERS]. Oops, you’ll just have to listen and find out. ‘Verselings, as you check out the first season of M.O.D.O.K. (which we highly recommend), stay tuned for a super special episode of the ‘Verse! headed your way with the show’s co-creator Jordan Blum.  And speaking of special guests, the ‘Verse Squad officially has a new member: Kronsworth, the (evil?) robot who delivers our mail, cleans the ship, and makes the occasional concerning quip. If you stick around after the credits, you might catch a little ‘Verse Squad band practice... Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. Run over there, click follow and we'll wait right here. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The 'Verse!... News  // 35:15 - WandaVision Ep 7 & 8 Recap  // 58:50 - Easter Eggs, Theories (This is SPOILER TERRITORY) // 71:10 - Birth of Kronsworth // 74:00 - Contact Info // 76:00 - Post Credit Scene (Happy Birthday hangups)
01:16:56
May 25, 2021
Extended 'Verse! 009a: Interview: 'WandaVision' VFX team - Lon Molnar & Anthony De Chellis of MARZ
The 'Verse! Squad sat down with the team from VFX studio MARZ (Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies) , who brought WandaVision to life. We had a great conversation with co-President Lon Molnar and CG Supervisor Anthony De Chellis , who gave us an inside look at the magic behind the popular series. Molnar and De Chellis talked about how they started their careers, secretive on-set environment, future projects, and  delved deep into the effects that really made WandaVision work. Some are obvious, and others are fine, but critical details that you’d never catch. Tune in to hear about them! Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies (MARZ) is a premium VFX studio delivering feature-film quality on TV timelines. Outside of WandaVision, you can see their work on critically acclaimed shows like Watchmen (HBO), The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), The Expanse (Amazon Prime), Living With Yourself (Netflix) and more. To stay up do date on their work, follow them @marzvfx on Twitter. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. Run over there, click follow and we'll wait right here.
43:35
May 24, 2021
Episode 009: A Mysterious Voice, WandaVision Eps 5 & 6, Loki and Chaos
Time to step into The ‘Verse!, your destination for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps for all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We cover the MCU, Star Wars, DC, and more. This week we dive into WandaVision episodes 5 & 6 for some more nostalgic sitcom magic. We also check Twitter for the latest #ReleaseThe___Cut (this week we’re rallying for the Schumacher Batman cut), check-in on Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobeard, and discuss the most hotly debated alternate MCU castings. Finally that mysterious voice from last week’s ‘Verse! Squad Transmissions is back and chattier than ever. Sounds like we’re not alone up here. And if you stick around after the credits, you might hear some inspiring affirmations to uplift your day... SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The 'Verse!... News  // 17:05 - WandaVision Ep 5 & 6 Recap  // 76:00 - Easter Eggs, Theories (This is SPOILER TERRITORY) // 90:50 - The 'Verse! Transmissions (aka Listener Mail) // 92:00 - Contact Info // 93:35 - Post Credit Scene (or is there?) Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. Run over there, click follow and we'll wait right here. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
01:33:53
May 19, 2021
Episode 008: Star Wars: The Bad Batch, WandaVision Ep 3 & 4, Listener Questions
Time to step into The ‘Verse!, your destination for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps for all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We cover the MCU, Star Wars, DC, and more. May the 4th is over, but we’re just getting started with our Star Wars coverage. Between Star Wars: The Bad Batch and an upcoming ‘Verse! Squad Blindspot, that galaxy far, far away feels a whole lot closer. In this episode we also cover episodes 3 and 4 of WandaVision and answer some Force-related listener questions in our most exciting ‘Verse! Transmissions yet. Could there be a new Squad member in the works? And if you stick around, you might just catch a very “trivial” post-credits scene... SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The 'Verse!... News  // 22:47 - Star Wars: The Bad Batch // 35:45 - WandaVision Ep 3 & 4 Recap  // 66:30 - Easter Eggs, Theories (This is SPOILER TERRITORY) // 78:05 - The 'Verse! Transmissions (aka Listener Mail) // 86:50 - Contact Info // 88:32 - Post Credit Scene (or is there?) Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions.  You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.
01:30:34
May 11, 2021
Episode 007: May the 4th Day /The Last Star Star Wars Padawan, WandaVision Ep 1 & 2, Venom 2 and Much More
Time to step into The ‘Verse!, your destination for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps for all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We cover the MCU, Star Wars, DC, and more. For May the 4th we have a huge staff reveal that may make you wonder if one of us will turn to the dark side. The ‘Verse! Squad is back this week to keep you up to date with the latest news you need to know. Today we cover the renewal of Amazon Prime’s ‘Invincible’, a ‘Justice League’ trailer drop that no one asked for, a missing ‘Venom 2’ trailer that EVERYONE asked for, George RR Martin’s broken promises, and how you really pronounce Shang-Chi. We follow that up with a blast from the past recap of Wandavision’s first two episodes. You’ll also want to tune in to listen to a fresh segment hot off the intergalactic presses where we dive into the Squad’s cinematic blind spots. Ever wonder if there’s a corner of the cinematic universes our hosts Bridget, Lucas, Emilia, and Norm DON’T know about? Wonder no more. And, if you stick around, you might catch a post-credits scene fit for a Jedi… SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The 'Verse!... News  // 24:47 - 'Verse! Squad Blindspot segment intro // 35:15 - WandaVision Ep 1 & 2 Recap  // 63:08 - Easter Eggs, Theories (This is SPOILER TERRITORY) // 73:15 - The 'Verse! Transmissions (aka Listener Mail Bag) // 81:03 - Contact Info // 83:17 - Post Credit Scene (maybe?) BTW, you can follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast. Run over there, click follow and we'll wait right here.  Also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram Song: Ivan Shpilevsky - The Time (No Copyright Music) Music provided by Tunetank. Free Download:  https://bit.ly/3e3sxiw Video Link: https://youtu.be/zeXd4dFB5cw
01:24:43
May 04, 2021
Episode 006: The Falcon & Winter Soldier Finale - Ep.6 (Will the Real Captain America, Please Fly Up)
Time to step into The 'Verse!, your destination for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps for all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We cover the MCU, Star Wars, DC, and more. Each episode starts with the latest cinematic universe news you need to know. Today our coverage includes the Marvel/Sony Spider-Man dispute, Mortal Kombat, and ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  We follow that with our breakdown of the finale of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' Our hosts Bridget, Lucas, Emilia, and Norm provide a recap, before diving in deep with some spoiler-ish theories, hidden Easter eggs, and comic book/cinematic universe connections.. Easy listening for everyone from newbs to long time superhero fans. And, if you stick around, you may just find a “meme-tastic” post-credit scene… or will you? SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The 'Verse!... News  // 21:47 - F&WS FINALE Recap // 25:45 - Episode Reactions and Highlights // 69:07 - Easter Eggs, Theories (This is SPOILER TERRITORY) // 80:12 Listener Mail Bag // 84:45 - Contact Info // 86:05 - Post Credit Scene (maybe?)     BTW, you can follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast. Run over there, click follow and we'll wait right here.  Also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram
01:29:38
April 25, 2021
Episode 005: The Falcon & Winter Soldier Ep. 5 (Down Home Therapy), Plus News Around The 'Verse!
Time to step into The 'Verse!, your destination for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps for all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We cover the MCU, Star Wars, DC and much more. Someone even suggested the 'Air Bud' cinematic universe. Does that even count? Let us know on Twitter @TheVerseCast! Each episode starts with the latest cinematic, universe news you need to know. Today we cover 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,' debate what exactly constitutes a cinematic universe, and go trekking with Star Trek news.  Next up is a marathon breakdown of the penultimate episode of the Disney+ series, 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' Our hosts Bridget, Lucas, Emilia, and Norm provide a fun recap, then dive in deep with some spoiler-ish theories, delicious Easter eggs, and comic book/cinematic universe connections. Easy listening for everyone from newbs to long time superhero fans.     And, if you stick around, you may find a post-credit scene about how Norm almost killed a certain nefarious Penguin. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - The 'Verse!... News  // 18:10 - F&WS ep 5 Recap // 22:45 - Episode Reactions and Highlights // 70:30 - Easter Eggs, Theories (Don't you hear the alarm? This is SPOILER TERRITORY) // 85:15 - Contact Info // 86:45 - Post Credit Scene (maybe?)    BTW, you can follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast. Run over there, click follow and we'll wait right here.  Also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram
01:29:20
April 20, 2021
Episode 004: The Falcon & Winter Soldier Ep. 4 (Fake Cap Goes Full-Jock) , Cinematic Universe News & A Special Guest Announcement
The 'Verse! is your go-to place for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps for all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We will be covering the MCU, Star Wars, and more. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast)   We start with the latest in cinematic, universe news including 'She-Hulk’ our interview with Marvel composer Henry Jackman, and Obi-Wan's beard (you read that right).  We follow up with our weekly breakdown of the Disney+ series, 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' Our hosts Bridget, Lucas, Emilia, and Norm provide a fun recap, then dive in deep with some spoiler-ish theories, delicious Easter eggs, and comic book/cinematic universe connections. Easy listening for everyone from newbs to long time superhero fans. And, riddle me this, Riddler. Do you listen to the very end? If you do, you might find a particularly puzzling post-credit scene. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - News Around The 'Verse (news about all your fave cinematic universes)  // 12:50 - F&WS ep 4 Recap // 10:40 - Squad Episode Reactions and Highlights // 44:30 - Easter Eggs, Theories (SPOILER TERRITORY) // 57:50 - Contact Info // 59:35 - Post Credit Scene (maybe?)       Be sure to also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram
01:01:02
April 14, 2021
Extended 'Verse! 003a: Interview: Marvel ("Captain America: The Winer Soldier") Composer HENRY JACKMAN
The 'Verse! Squad sat down with the one and only Henry Jackman, a composer, conductor, arranger, pianist, musician, and songwriter. Listeners would probably know him best for his unforgettable work in the MCU, composing music for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ and ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.’ As if that weren’t enough, he also scored Kick-Ass,’ ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ the ‘Kingsman’ films, most recently AppleTV+'s ‘Cherry, to name a few. We explore his career path, the MCU symphonic universe, how he develops his sound, and more. Mr. Jackman was an absolute pleasure to have on the show and he was incredibly generous with his time, even sitting down at the piano to play us through some of the superhero (and villain) themes he’s written. We really think you'll enjoy this one. We sure did. Grab some headphones and jump into The (Extended) 'Verse!
46:42
April 11, 2021
Episode 003: The Falcon & Winter Soldier Ep. 3 Breakdown & Theories, Godzilla vs Kong and Obi-Wan Series Talk, Plus a Sobriety Test(?)
The  'Verse! Squad is back with insights, reviews, theories and recaps of all your favorite cinematic universe series and films. We cover the MCU, Star Wars, and more. Keep up with the latest and joining the convo by following us on Twitter @TheVerseCast) We start with some cinematic universe news including the new 'Obi-Wan' series casting, ‘The Witcher,’ season two, and Godzilla vs Kong. We follow up with our weekly breakdown of the Disney+ series, 'The Falcon and the Winter  Soldier.' Our hosts Bridget, Lucas, Emilia, and Norm give an entertaining recap before diving in deep with some spoiler-ish theories, colorful Easter eggs, and comic book/cinematic universe connections. Easy listening for everyone from newbs to long time superhero fans. Plus, if you stick  around, you may just hear a “sobering” post-credit scene you won’t want to miss. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:20 - NEWS Around The 'Verse (news  about all your fave cinematic universes)  // 13:00 - F&WS ep 2 -  Spoiler-Free Recap // 15:55 - Episode Reactions and Highlights //  32:40 - Easter Eggs, Theories (SPOILER TERRITORY) // 49:15 - Contact  Info // 50:45 - Post Credit Scene // 52:15 - New closing sound effect (heck, you read this far, you deserve to know) Follow The 'Verse! Podcast on Twitter @TheVerseSquad for new episode updates, to write to us or just for some of the fun geek-centric tweets. Also, be sure to also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram for articles, reviews, more podcasts from The Verse! Squad and our fellow writers.
52:14
April 06, 2021
Episode 002: Emilia Almost Kills Norm w/ Her Skills, Geek News, Falcon & Winter Soldier Ep. 2 Dissected
The 'Verse! is your go-to place for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps for all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We will be covering the MCU, Star Wars, and more. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast) We start with some cinematic universe news covering the latest 'Black Widow' delay, the ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer, and Amazon's new and ultra-violent animated series, 'Invincible.'  We follow up with our weekly breakdown of the Disney+ series, 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' Our hosts Bridget, Lucas, Emilia, and Norm give a fun recap, then dive in deep with some spoiler-ish theories, delicious Easter eggs, and comic book/cinematic universe connections. Easy listening for everyone from newbs to long time superhero fans. Plus, if you stick around, you may just hear a post-credit scene where Emilia busts out some new skills that almost take Norm out (of his chair at least). SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - News Around The 'Verse (news about all your fave cinematic universes)  // 8:20 - F&WS ep 2 - Spoiler-Free Recap // 10:40 - Squad Episode Reactions and Highlights // 36:00 - Easter Eggs, Theories (SPOILER TERRITORY) // 61:00 - Contact Info // 63:15 - Post Credit Scene (maybe?)     Be sure to also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram
01:04:59
March 29, 2021
Episode 001: The 'Verse Squad Forms and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 1
The 'Verse! is your go-to place for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps for all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We will be covering the MCU, Star Wars, and more.  Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast) We start with our weekly breakdown of the new Disney+ series, 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' Our hosts Bridget, Lucas, Emilia, and Norm recap episode one and give some character backstory, then dive in deep with their hot takes, Easter eggs, and comic book/cinematic universe connections.    We wrap with some industry news, covering everything from the Snyder Cut of ‘Justice League’ and how Superman almost had a mullet, to a new Xbox commercial with some familiar MCU faces (and gamer tags) you might recognize. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:00 - F&WS ep 1 Recap // 3:00 - Spoiler-Free Episode Analysis // 7:00 - Character Backstory // 10:30 - Deeper Episode Breakdown // 29:30 - Easter Eggs, Theories (SPOILER TERRITORY) // 44:00 - News Around The 'Verse (news about all your fave cinematic universes) // 50:00 - Until Next Time // 51:50 - Post Credit Scene (maybe?) Be sure to also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram
52:07
March 22, 2021
Episode 000: Preview Episode: The ‘Verse! Squad Assemble
The 'Verse Squad will be your go-to team for insights, reviews, theories, and recaps of all your favorite cinematic universe shows and films. We will be covering the MCU, Star Wars, and more, starting with a weekly breakdown of the new Disney+ series, ‘the new The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. *** Please note. This was our first episode, we get MUCH better! :) ***
20:33
March 15, 2021