Roger Colby, science fiction novelist and Richard Kutz, pop culture expert and fanboy deluxe, take you on a raucous journey as they review current pop culture/science fiction topics. Join them for discussions about current science fiction books, shows and video games and laugh along with them as they review most everything fanboy. Each week they will also pick out the "Movie of the Week" for you to watch (or don't watch).
We reviewed Captain Marvel, discussed its many twists and turns and its handshake with the rest of the Marvel universe. We also saw "Captive State" which basically became our "Movie of the Week". Find out why by tuning in!
Richard and I went to Tulsa town to see Fred Armisten's "Comedy for Musicians but Everyone Else Is Welcome" show. We detail how we saw Fred Armisten on the sidewalk outside the venue and many of the funny things that Armisten talked about. Our retro pilot of the week is "Laser Vision and Jack" a failed Jack Black pilot co-starring Owen Wilson as a talking motorcycle.
On this episode, Richard reviews "Lego Movie 2" (because Roger didn't have time to see it due to stuff and things) and then we talk about the shows we are enjoying right now and why you should watch them. Also, our movie of the week is a lovely Blumhouse gem on Hulu called "New Year, New You". It's a twisty-turny horror film that just takes the premise of "Mean Girls" to it's logical conclusion... if it were directed by a horror director.
We devoted an entire episode to our Movie of the Week: "Wyvern" (2009). It was Don S. Davis's last performance in a film, but we are really scratching our heads over this one. Tune in and listen to us discuss this amazingly horrible dragon film. ... or is it a Drake? ... Or is it a Wyrm. Not sure because the CGI was so bad.
We finally finished "The Punisher" season 2 on Netflix. We provide (as always) a spoiler-free review of it. What we are more excited about is finding this week's "Retro Pilot Review". It's a little show that never made it past the pilot, but was written by Conan O'Brien and Robert Smeigel, starring none other than Adam West. 1991's gem of a comedy series pilot: "Lookwell!"
We provide a spoiler-free review of M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" and discuss the film's place in the trilogy and why it is worth seeing. GO SEE IT! Also, our movie of the week is "Space Raiders", a Roger Corman classic that may have inspired Joss Whedon's "Firefly".
We've been away for a while, mainly due to illness, but we've returned to finally review "Aquaman". We also talk for a bit about films and television that we loved and hated last year. We also discuss films and television that we are looking forward to viewing and reviewing this year.
Merry Christmas, true believers! On this episode we watched three of the worst Christmas specials ever so that you don't have to. We recommend one of them, though, for the sheer unintentional laugh-factor it produces. 'Cause after all, you need some Christmas cheer.
On this episode we review the newest Spiderman iteration: "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse". We also discuss the PS4 Spiderman game and why it might be the best game in years. It also brought a tear to Richard's eye.
On this special episode we discuss 10 of our favorite unsung horror classics for your Halloween viewing pleasure. Each of us have five and we count them down in no particular order. Also, the Retro-Pilot of the Week is the 90's version of "Dark Shadows". Blecch.
We went to see Venom with Tom Hardy, and even though it denies the existence of Spider-Man, we still managed to sit through it and give our surprising spoiler-free review. This week we watched the retro pilot of "Precinct 2040" and provide our summation of it's mid-90's-procedural-cop-drama-in-space goodness.
We have a lively discussion about Hulu's "Castle Rock", one from a viewer's perspective and one from a reader's perspective (Roger's read all the books). Movie of the week: "Battle Beyond the Stars" or as we like to call it: "John Boy plays at Luke Skywalker"
We just finished binge-ing "Jack Ryan" on Amazon and wow did we love it. We give a full spoiler-free review and encourage you to SEE IT! Also, we review Movie of the Week: "Dominion: The Last Star Warrior". Get your eagle feathers ready!
In this episode we talk about what might be the causes of toxic fandom and how we can combat this horrible plague. While we're at it, we also discuss a new segment "Retro Pilot Review" by reviewing a retro pilot: "Cop Rock".
Oh my goodness, we just sat through "Omega Doom" with Rutger Hauer, a post-apocalyptic robot film where every movement has foley of power drills being revved up. At least there was lots of footage of bald eagles for some reason.
We discuss all the interesting things that came out of the San Diego Comic Con (i.e. trailers and announcements), give a brief review of Hulu's "Castle Rock" and then discuss the movie of the week: "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter".
We just finished watching the Denzel Washington action film "The Equalizer 2" and Roger goes into his love of the original series upon which it is based. They provide a spoiler-free review, knowing that McCall might come to their house and exact vengeance if they don't. Movie of the week: "Otherlife", a Netflix stinker.
We provide a spoiler-free review of the latest Amblin Entertainment vehicle: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" for you... and we had such fun at the movies. We also discuss the Movie of the Week, a Netflix film entitled "Tau" with Gary Oldman as a spooky artificial intelligence voice.
We just finished watching Legion season 2 and we are completely blown away by it. Tune in as we talk about the series in a spoiler-free manner and try to convince you to watch it. We also talk about the crap-storm that is the Transformers franchise.
If you haven't seen "Upgrade", the newest science fiction film from the creators of "Saw", you need to. It's pretty great! We talk about why it's so great on this episode. Also, we discuss the movie of the week, a film starring Bill & Ted, "Freaked". (Even though Keanu Reeves isn't credited.
We provide a spoiler-free review of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" and that sends us down the rabbit hole about Star Wars movies in general. We also review the movie of the week, the most depressing vehicle for Arnold ever: "Aftermath".
In this episode we provide a spoiler-free review of "Deadpool 2" and then we discuss the movie of the week: HBO's "Fahrenheit 451". We spend a little extra time on the movie of the week because we really believe that the film should have been a miniseries. Tune in to find out why.
Richard is so tired of video game companies releasing games only to bait-and-switch us with game content you have to purchase after buying the game. Also Loot Boxes. Check out this episode for a rant on these topics. Also...Movie of the Week is "Demon Hole".
We saw "Avengers: Infinity War" but we know that some of you probably haven't seen it and some of you have. We decided to offer the best of both worlds so we will offer a spoiler-free review complete with a box office breakdown because this thing has broken some HUGE records. We then offer our Movie of the Week: "Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay" followed by our spoilery review where we discuss several aspects of the film and what they might mean.
In this episode we review the Netflix series treatment of "Lost In Space", where Dr. Smith is not the Dr. Smith you are used to. We also tell you about a horrific waste of celluloid called "2307: Winter Dreams".
We attended a local free convention ("Contempcon") which was a comic book and art convention here in Oklahoma City. Roger learned that he could network with some pretty talented people and Richard was just glad the thing was free. We hung out with artist Jerry Bennett and talked to Jeff Provine, editor of Okie Comics. Movie of the week: "Revolt".
On this special episode, we do a solid for a friend. "Kurt" is a Uygur from East Turkistan, a place where the Chinese are perpetrating atrocities of holocaust level on this noble people. "Kurt" gives us an eye-witness account of the horrors being committed by the Chinese government and also what you can do to help with the humanitarian effort. We know this show isn't about science-fiction or pop culture, but we love "Kurt" so much and want the world to know about what is not being reported in the news.
This week's show features our new special guest! "Kurt" is a refugee who became a citizen in 2011. He will be sharing his story next week and you need to tune in to listen to that for sure. He went to see "A Quiet Place" with us, and we also review a Turkish film (Movie of the Week) "G.O.R.A.". Be sure to tune in next week when "Kurt" tells us about the atrocities occurring in his home country and what you can do about it. Yeah, this isn't really science fiction or geek culture, but it's important to us because we love "Kurt!"
In this episode we review the latest Supernatural episode "Scoobynatural", the new Steven Spielberg film based on Ernest Cline's best selling novel "Ready Player One" and then a real Netflix stinker called "The Titan". Watch that one after you wake up from a nap and have to be somewhere in a few hours and just need something on for noise.
In this episode we talk about our new podcast host, the release of Roger's new book and website and the McDonald's and Burger King toys of old. (They don't make 'em like they used to). Movie of the week: Megaforce!
Who needs the Oscars? We don't. We don't care a lick about the Oscars. What we do care about are horribly made films, and the Comet network is about to have a marathon of horrible movies tomorrow night. We preview th
Touchy subject, but we are really tired of surprise porn being dropped into our television series without warning. It doesn't drive the story along, and we really don't like it. Dollar Rental of the Week: The Bronx War
Have you ever watched a great show only to see it cancelled after only one season? Well, we have, and we list some of the greatest of these series and discuss what made them great: the writing. If we missed any, be sur
The truth is out there, or at least in here, but we promise to tell the truth about the X-Files newest season. We discuss our favorite sci-fi drama both past and present and where we think it will go from here. Dollar
There is a Great War brewing, but we think we know who the winner might be. No, we're not talking about North Korea. We're talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Film Universe. What are each company do
If anyone loves Rod Serling's Twilight Zone it's us. We spend this episode talking about our favorite episodes, some insight into this classic series and generally honoring the career of Rod Serling. Dollar Rental of t
On our first Halloween episode, we discuss the little known anthology films created by the Amicus film company in the 60's and 70's. These films are worth your time this Halloween, serving up short stories of horror usi
With the expected release date of "Ready Player One" just a few months away, we thought we'd talk about all the books that would be great movies. Hopefully Hollywood is listening...probably not... but maybe YOU will! W
Have you ever watched an anticipated sequel to one of your favorite films only to slog through a horrific mess? Today's show discusses that very thing: horrific or unwanted sequels. ...and one of them is the Dollar Ren
We love good books, but when good books are turned into horrible films, it causes our ire to rise. We talk about some bad films here, bad films made about great books. Just read the book. Also, Dollar Rental of the We
Don't you hate trolls? No, not the troll dolls, but people who troll around the internet or conventions being a general jerk to everyone and giving all fanboys a bad name. We air our grievances. Also, Dollar Rental of
We were invited to the Deaconess Hospital Adoption Fund Raiser and the guest speaker was Ernie Hudson. On this episode we talk about our experience, meeting Ernie, and just how awesome he is. Also, the Dollar Rental of
In this episode we talk about one of our favorite creators: Mike Judge. We start with his humble beginnings creating the "Milton" short to his days creating one of the best cartoons around "King of the Hill". Dollar Re
Have you ever been steered wrong by Rotten Tomatoes? Sure you have! On this episode we discuss this problem and ways you can choose a good movie without using the Tomatometer so much. You can actually still use it, bu
Ever get an action figure and wish you didn't? How about Skunk-man, He-Man's minor nemesis? Or April's Boss from TMNT? ...Why??? On this show we discuss all the horrible action figures we remember from childhood. Al
We just saw "Dunkirk", but instead of spoiling it we decided to convince you to see it by talking about Christopher Nolan's film career. We also feature Roger's son, Conner, who has his own budding film career. You can
Hopefully you finished season 3 of "Better Call Saul" because we are going to talk about it...we just can't hold it in. We also discuss some theories about where the show is going and also Richard's amazing prediction w
We discuss the amazing film "Wonder Woman", namely what we liked about it, what made it work. We thought the ending needed a bit of work, and we will explain why. Dollar Rental of the Week: Bad Taste by Peter Jackson.
We recount our trip to SoonerCon 26 and how Roger used the opportunity to further his writing career and Richard helped the podcast get in touch with a bunch of other local podcasts just like us! We also talk about the
We talk "12 Monkeys" the series and how it stacks up against the Terry Gilliam film. We also discuss the film "Forsaken" where father and son Sutherland show us that the old west is still pretty cool. And Roger makes a
We discuss the film "Logan" and specifically the black and white version. What made it work? What were its flaws? We also discuss the Dollar Rental of the Week: "The Day After" - in all it's raw-horse-eating glory.
What made "Guardians 2" such a good film? Characters! We discuss the character driven story and specifically what Guardians 2 got right. We also mourn the passing of Chris Cornell by talking about the film "Singles"
We spend some considerable time in this episode ranting about Sony specifically, but basically we discuss the problems of executives side-lining writers on film projects. We also discuss the film "Hollows Grove", a film
We absolutely love "Into the Badlands", a show we like to call "Kung Fu & Farmers". We talk about what makes the show work and how the many cool plot twists have kept us coming back for more. Also, we discuss "Hunter/P
Today we enter the office and complete our final check out of the Bates Motel. We'll talk about all things Norman Bates (and Norma...aren't they one in the same?) and what we thought of the entire series. The Dollar Re
Why would someone exploit poor Carrie Fischer's dog? Wizard World will! We also talk about other dogs, namely the poor dog in Peter Cline's new book "The Fold". We also discuss the Dollar Rental of the Week: "The Incr
In this episode we talk about Stephen King's "11/22/63", both the novel and the Hulu series. We discuss the differences between the two and also Stephen King's unique take on time travel which allows him to avoid those
Ever buy a highly anticipated game only to be a select few who are not able to play it due to a factory error? Well, this podcast is for you. We discuss "Horizon Zero Dawn" and Roger's horrible ordeal with trying to pl
In this introductory episode, Roger Colby and Richard Kutz talk about what the podcast will be about (namely reviewing and discussing current pop culture and science fiction/fantasy shows, movies, books and video games)