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Black Lightning 2x01 - The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies

Black Lightning returns with a special guest filled premiere episode. As Jennifer struggles with her ever-growing powers, Jefferson and Lynn try to regain their positions in the aftermath of the attack on the school and the reveal of the ASA's child experimentation. Anissa, always the activist, wants to help the families of the "greenlight babies" who need legal representation to fight the police brutality and the government who wants to sweep their experiments under the rug.

On this week's podcast we discuss these long titles (look there are two colons, that's just grammatically incorrect), green light babies vs. crack babies, the guest appearances of venerable Black actors like Bill Duke and Robert Townsend, and Anissa continuing to be the most extra superhero to walk the streets of Freeland.


 
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I know why you’re all here. Laughing at my pain is basically a pastime here at UDPod, but I’ve got to be honest: you’re gonna have to wait for it. Shanna is here this week, and as a non-sports fan she didn’t troll me like she could have. Instead, we talked Simone Biles, the homie Khabib, and Jimmy bleeping Butler.

Guest: Shanna - @shittybonmots

 


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Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

The Doctor is back!

Season 11 started off with a new, wittier, and more inclusive tone!  Twelve remains my favorite Doctor, but Jodie Whittaker's first outing as our favorite Gallifreyan is making me a believer in her as a potential runner up to my favorite.  She portrays the Doctor with a combination of Capaldi's wit and Smith's wonder, leading me to believe that she is the 13th version of those characters.   This episode is told from the perspective of Ryan Sinclair, a 19 year old who we see trying to learn to ride a bike.  We are quickly introduced to the Doctor's future companions, Yasmin Khan and Graham, Ryan's step grandfather.  The premiere gets dark (the villain wears the molars of his victims as trophies-IN HIS FACE), and we meet and lose quickly Ryan's amazing grandmother Grace, who spends the episode showing why we should always believe in and trust Black women. However, her fate is the one trope-filled decision we cold have done without.   Join us as we chat up episode 1.  Future episodes will come in three episode batches at least once a month until we reach the Christmas episode.

 


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Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

We're back discussing the UFC getting invested in the wrong things about their sport, the return (argue with yourself) of Tiger Woods, the creeping return of the NBA, questions about NFL players' leverage, and the good bad and ugly of college football. Oh yeah and Kriss is the guest. So you know.

Guest: Kriss - @insanityreport

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by Bacon from the ADDSpace Podcast. This episode starts off extremely nerdy and no apologies will be made.

Topics:

  • Seattle Weather
  • Kriss and Bacon stan for Captain Benjamin Sisko, the greatest TV Dad ever
  • The old Star Wars trilogy has a lot of holes in it
  • Boba Fett was a worthless character
  • Forced Diversity isn't a thing
  • Brett Kavanaugh pulls out a binder full of women
  • Reproductive rights go beyond cisgender women
  • Great Moments in White Privilege

Guest: Bacon


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Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by Karen (@SayDatAgain) from The Black Guy Who Tips. 

Topics:

Guest: Karen

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Kriss is joined by Tim (@Peoplescrtic) to review Operation Finale, the film about Israel's secret mission to capture the architect of the Final Solution, Adolf Eichmann, who had escaped to Argentina in 1960. The film stars Oscar Isaac as Peter Malkin, Ben Kingsley as Adolf Eichmann, Melanie Laurent as Hanna Elian and Nick Kroll as Rafi Eitan. It is directed by Chris Weitz.

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

 


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Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

PODCAST WEEK 2018 IS HERE! We're releasing a UDPod episode every day this week, and kicking things off with an in depth look at the UGA Football team's chances for 2018. Be sure to subscribe to the UDPod feed to ensure you get a full dose of audio greatness.

Guest: Chad Floyd - @Chad_Floyd

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by Justin from ThreeFifsPodcast. On this episode the main focus is, as white supremacists decide to have a sequel to "Bring a Nazi to the Park" Day, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey makes excuses for why Twitter won't shut down Alex Jones (and other disgusting human beings) Twitter account.

Topics:

  • It doesn't take much for White People to turn to Nazis & white nationalists
  • Jack says Alex Jones hasn't violated Twitter's Rules...he lied
  • What makes Jack a coward and why he's giving intolerance a platform
  • Trump & Pence watched Starship Troopers one too many times
  • Great Moments in White Privilege
    • Sexually assault a 14 year old girl and get no jail time? Of course
  • Do You Even Sci-Fi Bro?

Guest: Justin


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Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

Shanna, Parrish & The Doctor are back to discuss the season one finale of Marvel's Cloak & Dagger. They talk about Ty and Tandy's role reversal, a misstep in song choice and where we'll see O'Reilly next season now that "mayhem" has descended on New Orleans.

What did you think about the season finale? Comment below and let us know what you hope to see next season.


 
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It's the end of July so it's time for another Mailbag episode. Kriss and Dpalm go through listener emails, hot topics and discuss their Pull-List for the month. This month's episode is a bit longer than usual but that's because it's right after San Diego Comic-Con so we have a LOT to discuss.

Topics:

  • Emails
  • News
    • James Gunn fired
    • Titans trailer...wtf was that?
    • WB's Hall H Presentation
      • Wonder Woman 1984
      • Shazam
      • Aquaman
    • CW Show trailers: The Flash (the suit is in the ring finally) & Arrow 
    • Tom King needed bodyguards at SDCC
    • Uncanny X-Men is returning, is Hickman involved?
    • Gail Simone & Lion Forge
    • Grant Morrison on Green Lanterns is both great and scary
    • Comcast Drops Bid for Fox
  • Pull-List (Not the complete list)
    • DC
      • Green Arrow vol 4
      • Flash War
      • Batman #48-51
    • Marvel
      • Darth Vader #18
      • Captain America #1
      • Tony Stark: Iron Man
      • Marvel Two in One
    • Other
      • Lost Light

Kriss and Dpalm record the Mailbag at the end of every month. If you want to send in your own questions and thoughts, email us: Mailbag@MTRNetwork.Net


 
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We tried y'all.  We really did.  The series final episodes had a lot of filler, some great character moments, and set up something promising-and then wimped out in the end.  We discuss why 12 Monkeys did not live up to the promise of the first season, and the problem with comaparing apples and avocados.  We also discuss the problem with current fandom, particularly individuals being upset that not everyone likes the same thing, and how liking something doesn't make it good.  


 
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

We're continuing our Summer of Character Corner expansions with a new Character Corner/Comic Book Book Club hybrid. We're kicking off our discussion of Jonathan Hickman's Marvel run by discussing his wonderful Fantastic Four Run. Hickman fundamentally changed the Marvel Universe, starting in 2009 with Secret Warriors all the way through the 2015 Secret Wars. We'll be revisiting Secret Wars (And S.H.I.E.L.D.) next month and wrapping up with Avengers/New Avengers/Secret Wars. But we decided to start with Fantastic Four since the founding family of Marvel will be returning with their own solo book written by Dan Slott next month. Also, we've referenced this run a lot (From our Doctor Doom Part 3 to Black Panther to our Premium New Avengers/Secret Wars Comic Book Book Clubs) but we've never sat down and made it our focus. That changes now.

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Welcome back to Secret Sauce! On this episode Asa and I dive into topics like:

  • Calling black women superheroes
  • Supporting our LGBTQ fam
  • 'Civility'

If you have any questions, thoughts, concerns or a black woman you would like for me to interview for the show please contact me at latoya.foster@mtrnetwork.net

 

Guest: Asa - Twitter - Instagram - Website


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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Kriss, The Doctor, and Rod from The Black Guy Who Tips discuss season 1 of a show that was done criminally wrong by SyFy. The Doctor decided to rewatch the movie and tries (unsuccessfully) to make a case as to why the movie is not so bad in concert with the show. We also discuss the diversity of characters, including strong women characters, the complexity of the relationships, daddy issues, and why Dominion is the show that ruined Buffy's Giles for us. Take a listen and then watch the show if you haven't yet!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

This week, Shanna, Parrish and The Doctor discuss everything Cloak & Dagger from Ty having too much bass in his voice to whether there's enough space in that cop car for O'Reilly to be getting it on during her lunch break. 

 


 
 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

Hiroja and The Doctor are back for the series finale of 12 Monkeys.  This season picks up where the last one left off with our team fighting for their survival as Olivia, revealing herself as the true witness, attempts to eliminate them completely.  Using the technology that apparently was available in the facility the entire time, they splinter a portion of the facility to a new location.  Originally they think they've only moved in space, but it turns out they've created a T.A.R.D.I.S. and have also gone back in time to the very beginning of season 1.

Yes, it's just as ridiculous as it sounds.  This show is leaning in to the whole idea of "to hell with our own rules and mythology, let's just throw something at the wall and see if it sticks."  The first six episodes as reviewed here have some great moments.  After all, Cassie's face when Jennifer tells her and Cole to do "butt stuff only" is priceless.   The opening sequence of the first episode is well done, and the actors are wonderful in their roles.  In a show though where they keep breaking the rules they've made in the same episode and where there is nothing but a loop of time, it starts to get long and drawn out for no reason.  We discuss here what worked for the first half of the last season, what didn't work, and where the show appears to be heading next.  We also rant a bit about why SyFy refuses to embrace their heritage and allow their SCIENCE FICTION SHOWS TO BE GREAT! 

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**There as an issue with the audio volume, it's been fixed now**

What a difference a day makes! It feels like every 24 hours, the sports landscape changes, and we do our best to catch up with it all. From Bryan Colangelo's burner accounts to the NFL being reminded that you cannot placate a psychopath the past week has had it all. Serena Williams put her domination of Maria Sheradopa on a brief hiatus, and this reporting on Ole Miss and the NCAA is a must read: Crooked Letters, brought to you by SBNation.

 

 


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Category:general -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

Structurally, this is a good episode. The stakes were high and the action was good. But we can't help but wonder why all the sudden ARGUS's hands are tied because of red tape and how the Quadrant became so weak compared to Diaz. Also, while we appreciate Oliver's growth, it's getting a bit annoying that the problems with Diaz were literally caused by everyone else. 

Also, if you haven't read the Green Arrow Rebirth arc, you really should.

Diaz targets Team Arrow and their loved ones. Oliver struggles with Felicity putting herself in danger when she gets the chance to stop Diaz for good.

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Direct download: Arrow_Season_6x22_Review_-_The_Ties_that_Bind.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

This week Kriss is joined by Elise Bacon (@B4c0nzilla) and after a bit of early trolling (because Kriss is evil), they get into the topics for this week.

Topics:

  • The art of trolling your cohost
  • The empathy people have for Kanye's mental illness versus their own friends and families suffering from the same
  • So much is happening with Trump
  • Remembering how bad G W Bush was
  • Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast
  • When John McCain wasn't terrible
  • Do You Even Sci-Fi Bro?
  • Great Moments in White Privilege
    • Taking a Bear out for ice cream

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

Believe in Toronto?

For who?

For what?

Quick episode on the 2018 NBA playoffs as LeBronukah continues at the expense of the Toronto Raptors.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

Put Star City in rice folks. The entire city is corrupt. So much so we don't know if there are any solutions for Oliver in how he can fix this. I mean the entire police department (minus like 5 people), the DA and now even the City Council are all in Diaz's pocket. Maybe it's time for a Malcolm Merlyn style "undertaking" to just wipe out the entire city and start again.

This episode was pretty good. Ignoring the issue that both Arrow and The Flash have with season structure, this episode was able to have Oliver confront his choices and failings without having it feel like he's regressing. And even then, it showed that not all of the things that have happened have been his fault (Laurel & Renee ain't on Oliver). It still remains to be seen if they can stick the landing for the season.

In his darkest place yet, Oliver wonders if he has failed at everything; Oliver lashes out at Felicity and William; a surprising visit from an old friend has Oliver questioning his next move.

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Marvel and Stitcher Premium have released a 10-episode scripted series called Wolverine: The Long Night.  It’s Marvel’s first serious foray into podcasting. Just go to Stitcher.com/Premium and use the code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month of Stitcher Premium to enjoy not only Wolverine: The Long Night but also ad-free listening and bonus episodes from other podcasts. 

Direct download: Arrow_Season_6x18_Fundamentals_Review_-_Super_Tuesday_Recap.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

The NBA regular season is in the books, and the second season kicks off Saturday, April 14th. But playoffs mean paying the piper, and that means acknowledging that somehow, someway, I lost our Over/Under NBA Picks for the second year in a row. IN A ROW. But, I got to pitch a fix for next years picks that might make EVERYTHING a bit more interesting. Plus, we got to break down the forthcoming NBA awards, and pick our way to this years NBA Champion.

Topics:

Big Mike

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm EDT

Wrestlemania season is behind us, and with it, the gnashing and wailing of smark souls the world over. A not-so-quick recap of the weekend in WWE, from the Hall of Fame (Pain), to NXT Takeover: New Orleans setting the bar even higher for the black and yellow brand all the way to  Wrestlemania being taken over by the women - and deservedly so.

Topics:

  • NXT tears down the house AGAIN.
  • Wrestlemania news and notes!
  • Wrestlemania match times.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

*I read the wrong episode number/title/synopsis at the beginning of this episode. I read the one for 15 not 16*

Here's the scary thing about Agents of SHIELD right now: Since the team has come back into the present, despite everything that's happened, the end of the world is still on track here. Jemma and Elena might think they're invincible but the truth is, no one on the team has ever really sat down and talked about everything they know about the future. To be fair, there's been a lot going on and they've been going from one fire to another. But at some point, they need to brain dump everything they know. Because right now this rogue team, plus Daisy bringing Robin into the fold, is just keeping the clock ticking down for the end of the world.

Also, poor young Strucker is thinking with the wrong body part when it comes to Ruby, who seems to be a little too enthusiastic about being the "Destroyer of Worlds". 

Coulson is forced to team up with unlikely allies to save the world, while his team try to track him down and rescue him.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

Tis the season! That's right, no more waiting, not much more fantasy booking, the Super Bowl of Wrestling is upon us. PWTorch's Rich Fann joins us to break down the entire weekend -and put himself over as he calls in from WWE Axxess to preview the whole weekend. We talk NXT, we talk Hall of Fame, and because Rich is here, we also talk a good deal of indy wrestling for the weekend. Come for Rich stunting on us, stay to hear two nerds fantasy book the future of WWE.

Topics:

  • MANIA

Rich Fann - @rich_fann - The Deep Dive, presented by PWTorch

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

The trailer for Blockers doesn’t do the film justice. While the promos for this film make it seem like Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz are the focus and stars of the film, it’s really the young actresses (Kathyrn Newton, Gerladine Vsiwanathan and Gideon Adlon)who play their daughters who are the standouts. This film proves you can make a raunchy, edgy coming-of-age comedy without being super problematic or focused on dudebros. If Blockers was made 10 years ago, it would have been super white, super male and aged incredibly poorly like most comedies of this time. Instead, Kay Cannon’s film is pretty diverse, inclusive and turns most of the dudebro comedy tropes we’ve seen before on their head.

Think about it. We’ve seen plenty of films where young male high school students decided that “this is the night” they lose their virginity. But we’ve never seen it from a teen girl perspective. At least not done this well. In this film, the girls are all the aggressive ones with their dates for prom going along with their plan. While yes, the parents are frantically (and hilariously) trying to stop their daughters from going along with this pact, the focus is really about young girls exploring their own sexuality and forming their own decisions about what they want to do with their bodies. Gerladine Vsiwanathan is the standout star here. She's the "Tomboy" of the trio and makes most of the crass jokes but they're hilarious, well timed and she plays off of John Cena extremely well in their scenes together.

Even the parents buck some trends we normally see. Leslie Mann plays the overprotective single mom whose real issue is, she doesn’t want to let go of her daughter. This is typically the father role in most films. John Cena is the straight-laced sports dad, but he’s also a pushover and a stay-at-home dad whose wife is the breadwinner. Barinholtz is the “problematic” dad but even his character has a few progressive traits, like the fact that he’s figured out that his daughter is gay and just wants her to feel free enough live her truth.

Like I said, this is a film that from the trailers a lot of people might avoid but that would be a mistake. This is a smart, funny, progressive film that honestly probably makes a great case for why feminism and allowing women the ability to be free and open about their sexuality is good for everyone.

Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on Prom night.

Direct download: Blockers_Review_-_Movie_Trailer_Reviews.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

Steven Spielberg is back at it again! This time with Ready Player One, a really fun movie that embraces not just gaming and 80's pop culture but pop culture in general. Kriss and Phenom are joined by Joi to discuss the film, what worked and what didn't, the toxic nature of gaming culture  (and how that can affect your viewing experience). 

Direct download: Read_Player_One_Spoiler_Review.m4a
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Legends of Tomorrow handles it's ensemble cast so well. This episode basically breaks out into three separate stores: Zari teaching Mick how to use his Totem, Sara & Ray going to find Ava and Wally, Nate & Amaya dealing with saving Amaya's grand daughter and getting her totem back. All three storylines are fairly separate from each other but they work so well. It gives a great mix of fun, serious and relevant to the overall story. Oh and Mick Rory is still a national treasure.

Listen as Kriss & Dpalm discuss this latest episode, I Ava.

Sara and Ray set out to find Ava when she disappears and Time Bureau agent Gary reveals a disturbing truth about her.

Marvel and Stitcher Premium have released a 10-episode scripted series called Wolverine: The Long Night.  It’s Marvel’s first serious foray into podcasting. Just go to Stitcher.com/Premium and use the code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month of Stitcher Premium to enjoy not only Wolverine: The Long Night but also ad-free listening and bonus episodes from other podcasts. 

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Time for a new Insanity Check episodes and Kriss is joined by Joi whose new nickname might be "Destroyer of Worlds" since the world seems to go to shit whenever she's coming on the show. We cover a lot from SXSW to #MarchForOurLives to Killer Mike being an idiot. It's all here for you.

Topics

  • Films that screened at SXSW that you should check out
  • Black Panther becomes the highest grossing super hero film and why other studios are going to panic
  • Ava DuVernay getting tapped for DC's The New Gods 
  • What diversity and inclusion means in the film industry
  • #MarchForOurLives is a bitter pill for black and other non-white people to watch
    • Remember how Joe Scarborough felt about black activists and protesting police violence 
  • When adults lean on kids to do what adults need to do
  • Misdemeanor Mike is back at it again and it's pretty bad.
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

Kriss brings on fellow friends and podcasters Phenom from Where's My 40 Acres and Rod & Karen from The Black Guy Who Tips to celebrate 16th seed UMBC beating #1 seed UVA in the Men's NCAA Tournament...

Oh and they also talk about 600 episodes of the Insanity Check, being in the podcast game for 8-10 years and sharing their keys to success and other advice for those who are currently podcasting and those looking to get into it. They talk about what go them into podcasting, the biggest lessons they've learned, when they knew they were successful and what advice they think podcasters need to know.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

Last show before Black Panther drops and Kriss brings on a special guest, the host of Secret Sauce, Latoya. Kriss talks to Latoya about starting her business, the challenges she's faced and what the scariest thing of the whole thing has been. Then it's on to the topics of the week and let's just say, white moderates need to do better.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

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We're trying new things here at UDPod in 2018, and one of those new things is periodically, we'll be running an interview series on this feed, where I get to sit down and talk to the interesting people in my life. Up first is singer/songwriter Matt Palmer who's latest project Get Lost is both a love letter to pop music and a challenge to the form. Capitalizing on the visual album format, Get Lost has got two chapters in the books, and he's excited to share his journey to this ambitious project.

Twitter - @MattPalmerMusic - MattPalmerMusic.c0m - Two Gay Matts

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Every week this NFL season, UDPod will be putting out a micro episode breaking down the week's action as only we can. Week 4 is here! Make sure you subscribe to Unanimous Decision directly to make sure you don't miss an episode.

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After all these years it’s good to have Star Trek back on TV (well…sort of). On this Super Tuesday Recap episode we’re reviewing the first three episodes of Star Trek: Discovery (The Vulcan Hello, Battle at the Binary Stars, Context is for Kings). It’s a fun episode that you’re going to want to check out!

Topics

  • Our thoughts on the three episodes so far and the direction the series is going
  • The blend of action and staying true to the exploration/science aspect of Star Trek
  • The one nitpick: They gotta stop doing prequel Star Trek shows. The technology is way too advanced
  • How Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham takes aspects from both Kirk and Spock
  • Is Captain Lorca a sociopath? He seems to lack a care for the lives of his crew (and others). How will that play with Burnham who committed mutiny in order to save hers. How will Saru handle this?
  • Cadet 53% Tilly
  • The look of the Klingons and why maybe Star Fleet should have just left them alone
  • The stupid decisions CBS is making with Discovery being only available through CBS All Access in the states

We’ll be back in a few weeks to review the next 3 episodes of Star Trek: Discovery. Make sure you subscribe to Super Tuesday Recap on iTunes/Stitcher/Google so you don’t miss an episode.

 
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We’re back with another Character Corner and this time we’re covering the Inhumans. First off, let’s make it clear that we’re mainly focused on the Royal Family of the Inhumans. The “Nuhumans” or the Inhumans created on earth due to the Terrigen bomb that Black Bolt sets off during the events of Infinity are definitely a separate category. We might cover some of the more famous “Nuhumans” in a later episode. But for this, we’re focused mostly on the Royals

Issues:

  • Fantastic Four
    • Issue #36 - First Appearance of Medusa
    • Issue #44 - First Appearance of Gorgon
    • Issue #45 - 48 - The rest of the Royal Family & first "appearance" of Inhumans
    • Issue #150 - Crystal & Quicksilver wedding
  • Thor #146 - 153
  • Inhumans vol 1
  • Marvel Knights Inhumans (1998 - 1999)
  • Inhumans Vol 3 - Inhumans vs The Kree
  • World War Hulk
  • The Illuminati
  • Son of M
    • Quicksilver loses his powers and steals Terrigen Crystals to get them back. Leads to the kick off of Silent War
  • The Silent War
  • Secret Invasion: Inhumans
  • War of Kings
    • Entire reading list is here
  • Realm of Kings
  • Infinity
  • Inhuman
  • Uncanny Inhumans
  • Death of X
  • Inhumans vs X-Men
  • Inhumans Prime
  • Inhumans: Once and Future King
  • Royals

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

Topics:

  • How relationships change you
  • Black women save our lives
  • Finding a balance in Trump's America
  • DNC Chair Election
  • Moving forward for the Democratic Party
  • This Week in Trump
    • Betsy DeVos says Obama "overreached" with Transgender protections
    • Jeff Sessions brings back the Feds using Private Prisons
    • Laverne Cox on Trump order rescinding protections for Transgender citizens in bathrooms
  • Whiteness Project Roulete 
  • Black Woman Shoutout

Guests: 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

 

Kriss and Dpalm are back and Agents of SHIELD is still so good. It is at its best when it is being a spy show and the addition of LMDs really add to the spy elements. In Wake Up, we spend a lot of time trying to figure out who the other LMD is that Radcliffe created and it makes you suspicious of a lot of folks. And by the end of the episode, there are still questions as to who is real and who isn't. 

We also talk about the Batman/Flash Rebirth crossover that will deal with the Watchmen, The Flash movie being reset again, Coates and The Crew and why Marvel matters. 

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You all have been asking us to do a Super Tuesday to cover comic books again and it's been long overdue. So here it is. We cover all the books we're reading (and some that we aren't but want to be) from DC, Marvel and even Image/IDW. We cover a lot more books than the ones listed below. That's just scratching the surface.

Topics:

  • DC Rebirth
    • Green Arrow
    • Green Lanterns
    • Titans
    • Teen Titans
    • Justice League vs Suicide Squad
    • The Bat Books
  • Other Books Outside of Marvel & DC
    • Lost Light #1
    • Southern Bastards
    • Uber Invasion
  • Marvel
    • Darth Vader & the rest of the Star Wars books
    • Nick Spencer & the Captain America books
    • Spider-Man
    • Infamous Iron Man
    • Invincible Iron Man
    • Civil War II
    • X-Men books
    • Jason Aaron & Thor

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Time to review the final Comic Book Movie of 2016, Doctor Strange. We not only review this film but talk about some of the controversy surrounding it and how the film tries to address that. Some of it works, some of it doesn't. But there's a lot to work with here and visually, its one of the most stunning comic book films to date. Give our review a listen.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

Phenom & Kriss review The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgard & Margot Robbie. Ponder this: In 2016, someone approved doing a live action Tarzan movie and didn't think about the racial optics of the whole thing. They spent money on this. Probably could have spent the money on better things.

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The Flash is back from its break with a new episode, Trajectory. This episode was basically the D.A.R.E. episode of Flash but good. We also get some reveals about Zoom, Jesse settles into Earth-2 and Iris might get a new love interest?

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

Phenom and Kriss review the latest film starring Vin Diesel, The Last Witch Hunter.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT

This is the MTR Premium Preview of our last Hell No Cupid #9 with Leslie and Drew from The Interracial Jawn Podcast. Check it out. If you like it, make sure you sign up for an MTR Premium Account to get the whole episode at www.MovieTrailerReviews.net

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

Kriss & Shanna talk about Fox's upcoming show, Gotham, which focuses on a rookie cop Jim Gordan and will introduce us to the city of Gotham as well as the origins of some of its more well known villain before Batman

Shanna - inspirationcocoa.tumblr.com - @shittybonmots

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Kriss & Phenom review As Above, So Below

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This is an important message from Kriss and Movie Trailer Reviews about some important changes coming to the site/podcast and what it means for the future.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

Kriss, Phenom, Rod & Sterling discuss episode 3 of Season 2 of Telltale Game's the Walking Dead.  We discuss how much we dislike the adults in the episode, how strong Clementine is, how we feel about Sara & how we treated her as well as some of the new characters that were introduced.  We also discuss differences that happened based off decisions we made in the previous episode.  If  you made a different choice than us or had different characters due to choices you made in previous episodes or the 400 Days DLC, leave us a comment and we'll read it on the next episode of The Playing Dead.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT

Kriss, Kev & Phenom review the biggest dick tease movie of all time:  Godzilla

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

Kriss, Kev & Phenom review episode 3 of 24 Live Another Day

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

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