Bonus Episode 2: How Much Is Too Much?

Star Wars theme park coming to Disneyland and Disneyworld

"We’ve been charged with telling new stories for a younger generation because they deserve what we all had — a mythology to call their own." Disney's announcement of new Star Wars films, theme parks, TV shows, and other goodies have us wondering — how much is too much? Do we need a new Spider-Man, a Fantastic Four reboot, more Star Trek, and another Avengers film? Where do artistic endeavors end and commercial franchises begin? Why do these stories keep repeating, despite our fatigue, and how do we keep them relevant? Special guest, geeky photographer and host of the On Taking Pictures podcast Bill Wadman.

Episode 65: Avengers: Age of Ultron, MCU Phase 1 VS. Phase 2, Top 3 Joss Whedon Moments

Avengers: Age of Ultron

“There is only one path to peace — your extinction.” We kickoff the summer blockbuster season by reviewing Avengers: Age of Ultron! Does Marvel Studios overcome its villain problem? What's the film saying about teamwork and artificial intelligence? Why is everyone so upset about Black Widow? How does Age of Ultron impact future Marvel films? In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER — phase one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe versus phase two. We assemble our top 3 Joss Whedon moments. Special guest Lowen Baumgarten.

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 - 16:13: Avengers: Age of Ultron (non-spoilers)
  • 16:14 - 52:49: Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoilers)
  • 52:50 - 1:01:56: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: MCU Phase 1 VS. MCU Phase 2
  • 1:01:56 - 1:21:03: Top 3 Whedon Moments

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Top 3 Whedon Moments

Lowen: 

  1. "Trash" (Firefly)
  2. Cabin in the Woods
  3. Epitaph One (Dollhouse)

Conrad: 

  1. Firefly
  2. Cabin in the Woods
  3. "The Body" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Ali:

  1. Serenity
  2. Dr. Horrible's sing along blog
  3. Buffy's writers room

Episode 20: X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men VS. Avengers, Top 5 Fixing the Future Movies

Artwork by  Ben Whitesell .

Artwork by Ben Whitesell.

"I don't want your future!" We geek out about our most anticipated movie of the summer - X-Men: Days of Future Past! Did the film live up to the beloved original comic? How does it handle the franchise's continuity? What's next for the X-Men? We throw Marvel's greatest superhero teams, Avengers and X-Men, into the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER to debate who has the greatest film franchise. Things get heavy as we countdown our top 5 fixing the future time travel movies.

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 – 39:04: X-Men: Days of Future Past

  • 39:05 – 56:10:  INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: X-Men VS. Avengers

  • 56:11 – 1:23:06: Top 5 fixing the future movies.

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Top 5 Fixing the Future Movies

Conrad: 

  1. Back to the Future
  2. Donnie Darko
  3. Run Lola Run
  4. Star Trek: First Contact
  5. Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Ali:

  1. Back to the Future
  2. Star Trek: First Contact
  3. Looper
  4. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  5. Source Code

Honorable Mentions:

  • Groundhog Day 
  • Happy Accidents
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Somewhere in Time
  • Timecop
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Safety Not Guaranteed