RevCast: from RevolutionSF.com
Commentary, criticism and comedy about movies, TV and all corners of geeky genres and culture. A sci-fi convention in your pocket.

Every year, RevCast cohost Gary Mitchel and RevolutionSF co-founder Joe Crowe set up shop at the con's American Sci-Fi Classics Track, where they present panels on movies, TV, and other geeky things from more than 10 years ago, alongside fine folks you've heard on the RevCast and our network, your home for all things geek, Earth Station One

In 2015, they celebrated the 30th anniversary of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.  

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The RevNews coverage of all things Captain America: Civil War concludes! We came, we saw, we laughed and we cried! Oh, did our group of podcasters cry as the movie hit them hard, as the internet says, right in the feels. RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel & Tegan Hendrickson have reconvened with registered fans Mike Nelson, Ryan Guthrie and, Jennifer Hartshorn to see if the movie met their previously discussed expectations, or if it needs to be sent to its room (that may be an exaggeration).

Listen in as they talk about why previous delays weren't Tegan's fault; their general reactions to the movie; the capable hands of the Russo Brothers; what predictions they got right (and wrong); their trouble believing that was Howard Stark's car; Tony's deep need for therapy; their quibbles and the feels; Zemo's plan and if Mike was happy that Zemo wasn't Cobra Commandered; the deaths, more feels and the many needs for hugs; how they felt about all the characters; Bucky's Legolas moment; Tony's need for therapy; the incredible cuteness of Vision & Wanda; the redemption of Clint Barton; their need for a Black Panther movie right now; what Spidey brought to Team Tony; Zemo's vicory and need for another hug; Tegan's use of "Hobbiting" as a verb; the big airport fight; how the Russo brothers used our expectations against us in a fantastic way; the intensity & deep feels of the final fight; Bucky putting on a smile for Steve’s sake; #TeamBladder; and where they ranks it amongst the MCU movies so far.

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The RevNews coverage of all things Captain America: Civil War continues! In this new episode, host Gary Mitchel calls in the world's foremost Flash fan and comics expert Shaun Rosado to discuss the epic comics event, and all its related series, which has inspired the movie!

Tune in as they explain why this movie may be the closest the MCU will come to the actual comics; a bit of history of The Avengers in comics along with everything going on in comics & the real world that influenced this epic event; the differences in how MARVEL handles a recalibration vs how DC does it; what started the Civil war & the two sides' arguments; what the series did to Tony Stark as a character & how Movie Tony and Comics Tony differ; how all the character moments seem to be in the side-books and the BIG moments are in the main book; which side Gary and Shaun are on; where Shaun thinks all the villains were while the heroes fought; the final fight that ended the war, the denouement, the lingering aftermath & how it affected the MAREL Comics Universe for the next few years; and what they consider to be essential (and NON-essential) reading for the event.

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The DC Cinematic Universe begins here! And it begins with the epic clash between their biggest heroes! Can Goyer and Snyder meet the challenge of making a movie that can not only face off against MARVEL, but fandom's mixed reactions to Man of Steel? RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel & Tegan Hendrickson call in Nathan Laws to round out their podcast league to discuss these issues and more, before and then after they watched the movie!

Tune in as the trinity discuss Snyder's strengths and weaknesses; who they wish had been cast as Batman (he'd done it before); if "fun" is a bad word to the DC/WB executives; the idea of DC as a movie & TV multiverse; the intrinsic qualities of Superman; how they like their Lex; and how Nathan takes Tegan's joy.

Then, after they've seen the movie, they cover what did work . . . and what didn't; the whole "Martha" thing; how this Batman was built & what was missing from him; Gary explains the glowy-guy who confused Tegan & Nathan; what they feel is the movie's fundamental flaw; Nathan discovers the movie's one moment of real depth; how this hardly speaking Superman is oddly fatalistic; Tegan's need to know why Perry doesn't fire Kent; why Moma deserves a good Aquaman movie; Luthor's lack of menace; the aftermath of the movie in both the fandom and financial areas; and how they ultimately feel about the movie.

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MARVEL's Phase Three begins here! And it begins with a story that we're sure is going to make us emotionally compromised! Best friend vs best friend over previous best friend! To discuss this movie, the comics that inspired it, and what to look forward in it, RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel & Tegan Hendrickson have called together a group of registered experts on the MCU: Mike Nelson, Ryan Guthrie and host of our ESO sister show, Earth Station MCU, Jennifer Hartshorn!

Tune in as our comic book heroes discuss if Tony is a supervillain now; Steve's character arc vs Tony's in the MCU; they try not to get Tegan started on the "Martha" thing again; what Spidey's role in all this is going to be; everyone's love of the Russo brothers; how we need Captain America branded tissues for the screening; the Team Cap and Team Tony lineups, with how Steve should have played some MMOs before this to better understand making a balanced team; a breakdown on known Infinity Gems so far; Mike's need for Zemo to be Cobra Commandered; Tegan's terrible Force Awakens joke and the greenhouse mystery.

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Hey Listeners

There were some technical difficulties this timeround. We thought this episode was lost.  But we rescued it, and although it's not February any more, we hope you will enjoy it.

February saw a lot of movies come out, and believe it or not, other movies aside from Deadpool coming out and Tegan Hendrickson joins our Podcast Queen, Deanna Toxopeus to discuss the February movies. Deanna proves she's Canadian by prounouncing words the French way. Tegan and Deanna come up with a movie proposal for a haunted amusement park movie  There is an on-going discussion about the quality of blurbs the studios have created and a vist to Muppet Game of Thrones.

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At long last, after many years and a movie reboot, Star Trek is finally returning to television! Well, sort of, as CBS reveals that the series will be part of their new streaming service. Not only that, it will be in the hands of one of our favorite show-runners, Bryan Fuller! We like this news because not only has Fuller brought us some of our favorite genre shows (Pushing Daises, Hannibal), but he got his start with Star Trek!

To discuss all this and more, RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel and Tegan Hendrickson gathered a federation of Star Trek experts: Michael Falkner, Ryan Guthrie and Sue Kisenwether. Listen in as they discuss when/where the new series might be set; a valiant but failed attempt to not discuss the J.J. movies; what they're expecting/hoping for in the new show – including what “essential” things it need to be “Star Trek”, and what past elements need to shore leave; should it be episodic or serial; Kirk as your Cool Uncle vs Picard as your Dad; Utopia vs Striving for Utopia; the attack of the poor Skype connection; and a bonus musical addition to the show from our favorite Goth Vulcan, Voltaire!

The USS Make Shit Up – Written and performed by Aurelio Voltaire, appears courtesy of Mars Needs Music. Www.voltaire.net Hear more from Voltaire at www.YouTube.com/voltairemusicpage!

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Back in December, RevNes co-hosts Gary Mitchel and Tegan Hendrickson gathered Michael Falkner and Nathan Laws together to dicuss Star Wars prior to the premier of the Force Awakens. The reminisce about when they first watched Star Wars (Hint: With the exception of Gary, they are all young), what should and should not be canon and their hopes and dreams for Episode 7.

Please note: This is another episode that fell victim to Gary's relocation to the East Coast. But it is still worth listening to.

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January 2016 brings a cornucopia of genre movies for Podcast Queen Deanna Toxopeus and her guest Tegan Hendrickson to examine. There is a wide ranging discussion about animated movies and teen distopias. But it is a baby radish that entrances both of the ladies. So come join them as they go through the January movies and tell you what to see in the theater.


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It is the month that we geeks have been waiting years for.  It's December 2015 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released in theaters. But there is so much more to see.  Podcast Queen, Deanna Toxopeus is joined by RevNews co-host Tegan Hendrickson to discuss the December offerings, and believe it or not they do not spend the whole podcast talking about Star Wars.

Because there are other movies coming out in December.

Honest.

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