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What is Star Trek V featured the Voyager crew?Some of you might have already started to roll your eyes, but you only need your ears to hear this amazing tale! We take the template of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and alter it to fit the Voyager crew. Who breaks Janeway, Chakotay, and Tuvok out of jail? Does Neelix need his pain? Listen to fin ...…
 
"Logopolis" FeatureThe Fourth Doctor's last adventure "Logopolis" was released in movie theaters around the U.S. to promote the release of the Season Seven Blu-ray. Jessica and Phillip watched this feature presentation, along with included interview extras from Tom Baker, Janet Fielding, and Sarah Sutton. From the introductions of new companion ...…
 
Lee Hutchison is joined by horror blogger Kim Morrision to discuss the legacy of the Scream movie series. We look at the casting, characters, iconic imagery, the rules and it's impact on the genre that made this such a breakout franchise.Check out Kim's writing at www.thatsnotcurrent.com/author/kim-morrison/ & https://screen-queens.com/2019/02/ ...…
 
"Project Daedalus" AnalysisThe trio is joined by Robyn from "Black Girls Create" to look at the rise and fall of Lt. Cmdr. Airiam. What questions does this episode raise about our favorite augmented human crewmember? We also examine sibling relationships, some needed self-reflection for Burnham, and Spock/Stamets fanfic. They also look at the d ...…
 
Dumbledore's Army.There has been very little happiness or joy for Harry this year but luckily, that is about to change. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the eighteenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We discuss some joy, suspicions, worried about Sirius ...…
 
A Pod and a Prayer.Matt and John take a close look at podracing, from the fun and silly to the serious considerations of how you'd regulate such a dangerous sport in a galaxy far, far away. Along the way, they uncover on some surprising considerations and unexpected complexities born from George Lucas' desire to have a visionary space race. Hos ...…
 
Mike and John continue walking through 1994 as they encounter the week that released Bitter Moon, Oh, Woe is Me, Monkey Trouble, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, The Paper, and Suture.
 
Mike and John revisit the week in 1994 that saw the release of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Guarding Tess, The Hudsucker Proxy, Lightning Jack, and The Ref.
 
Love, Death + Robots, Arrested Development, and Triple FrontierThis was a great weekend for Netflix releases. It felt like it was almost geared specifically for us. David Fincher produced an anthology series based mostly on animation all centered around love, death, and you guessed it, robots. Arrested Development limps to a finish with season ...…
 
First time Missing Framer Christine Rigby introduces Shawn to David Cronenberg's nightmarish cult classic Videodrome. To make things as meta as possible, Shawn and Christine decided to rent the film from Atlanta's magnificent video rental store Videodrome. Join the pair as they take a walk through Cronenberg's impressive filmography, discuss Vi ...…
 
What If Discovery's characters were transplanted to other shows?We love our "What If" scenarios but we've purposefully left out Discovery until now. We always felt like we need more episodes under our belt to get to know the characters better. Now that season 2 is more than half over, we felt we could pursue it. What would Michael look like on ...…
 
"If Memory Serves" AnalysisWe go back to Talos IV to uncover the truth of Spock's past. Join Darren, Daniel and Phillip as they determine what is real and what is connected to the Red Angle. What did you think of this story that seemed to link a lot of the beginning of season two with what is to come? And what did you think of Bernum' secret?…
 
Rogue One Wars.John and Matt continue their journey to Episode IX as they look back at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the second movie released by Lucasfilm after Disney's acquisition. In one of their most spirited debates in a while, they discuss what did work and what didn't, which characters were their favorites, what moments resonate, and wh ...…
 
Lee and Dallas discuss the latest but first Marvel Cinematic Universe romp to have a female lead as it continues to break records all around the world. We also review Fighting With My Family, Little Italy and Border.
 
Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four.Harry wakes up on Monday much happier than he has been in a long time, sadly it will not last long as a new sign in the Gryffindor common room will ruin his mood. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the first chapter of Harry Potter and the ...…
 
Dallas King and Lee Hutchison look at two very diverse A24 movies, Barely Lethal and Slow West. In A24 Hour News, Dallas speaks with Eighth Grade writer/director, Bo Burnham on the red carpet of the Scottish premiere. We also discuss the A24 presence at the Glasgow Film Festival, the Oscars and Independent Spirit awards and look ahead to Ari As ...…
 
Captain Marvel ReviewIn spite of the fanboy neckbeards trying to "review bomb" a film for having an outspoken female lead, Captain Marvel seems to be connecting and finding its audience. We had our reservations on seeing it in the theater because the trailers seemed uninteresting. However, we got to see it opening night and had a great theatric ...…
 
Shawn Eastridge and Matthew Schott had what they thought was a great idea for a Missing Frames episode. Why not celebrate the release of Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel by going back and watching the FIRST female-led superhero movie?Only they made a terrible, terrible mistake. Join Shawn and Matt as they break down Supergirl, examining the plot ...…
 
Almost everyone is excited about the new Picard show, but what comes after?We know that there are a few things on the docket, Lower Decks, Section 31, and maybe even a few more. But what shows would come out if we were pitching them to the studio?This week, we discuss what type of shows we would like to see produced on CBS All Access. Some are ...…
 
Char's Introduction to Doctor WhoJessica and Phillip met up with their fellow Nerd Party cohosts Charlynn Schmiedt (and her husband Patrick) in LA at the Gallifrey One fan convention - and talked "Doctor Who," of course! Char is just beginning her journey in the TARDIS with the Thirteenth Doctor - but is now starting to watch nuWho, beginning w ...…
 
After another year of record breaking attendances and an incredibly diverse selection of films, the 2019 Glasgow Film Festival came to an end on Sunday. Lee Hutchison and Dallas King review the films they watched at the festival, events attended and share their experiences. Dallas also interviews comedian and writer/director of Eighth Grade, Bo ...…
 
#RebelsRemembered.Matt and John reminisce about Star Wars: Rebels a year after it left the air, sharing what they saw as the show's impact, its strengths, and ways it challenged the larger Star Wars audience. Join them as they celebrate a show that was replete with turning points among the various projects launched in the Disney era, and what i ...…
 
In the Hog's Head.Hermione does not bother Harry about the idea of teaching for two whole weeks before she broaches the subject again. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the sixteenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We discuss two weeks passing, encouragi ...…
 
"Lights and Shadows" AnalysisWe found Spock! Mission accomplished! The trio is joined by Suky Khakh from "The Discovery Log" and "Progtor Who" podcast to talk Sarek family drama, mushroom time skills, and why we throw badges at Ash. What did you think of this story that seemed to link a lot of the beginning of season two with what is to come? A ...…
 
Oscar Reactions and the Spielberg/Netflix FightLast week we weren't able to record and discuss our Oscar reactions so we're making up for it this week. We also discuss Steven Spielberg's decision to try and implement rules that would disqualify streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, from competing for Academy Awards in their c ...…
 
Mike and John revisit this week in 1994, which saw the release of Angie, The Chase, China Moon, Greedy, Latcho Drom (Safe Journey), Sirens, and Where the Rivers Flow North.Which did they see? Which was promised as a forgotten awards contender? Which was a movie that one of the hosts refuses to see ever, ever again?…
 
Carley Cooper returns to Missing Frames to school Shawn in the ways of Marilyn Monroe. Some Like It Hot has been dubbed by many as the best comedy of all time, but will it live up to Shawn's expectations?HOSTSShawn EastridgeCarley Cooper
 
Gallifrey One Convention, Part TwoJessica and Phillip conclude the telling of their adventures in Los Angeles for the 2019 Gallifrey One "Doctor Who" fan convention. They discuss their favorite panels, interesting cosplays, and what their "after-dark" activities involved. Let us know any of your thoughts about Whovian cons and suggestions for o ...…
 
Lee Hutchison and Dallas King catch up with the rest of the film world and weigh in on their Academy Award hot takes and look at the diverse winners at the Independent Spirit Awards. Dallas also drops his theory on how Green Book came to win the Best Picture award on the night!
 
The Hogwarts High Inquisitor.It does not take long for Harry, Hermione and Ron to find the news Percy told them about since it's all over the front page of the Daily Prophet. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the fifteenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. ...…
 
Force Vision Casting.John and Matt look into the future, and discuss what they see as the best path forward for Star Wars as a franchise. They share their thoughts on what types of themes and time periods Star Wars could explore once freed of the Skywalkers, in the wake of Disney executive Alan Horn's recent comments. They debate whether there ...…
 
"The Sounds of Thunder" AnalysisThe trio dives into the sixth episode of "Star Trek: Discovery" season two. Sue joins them to learn everything the sphere has learned about the Kelpien race. Amazing technology, pillars of red light and a good look at the elusive Red Angle. This week's episode bends the redress of the transporter room but does it ...…
 
Dallas King and Lee Hutchison look at another two A24 films, Cut Bank a crime drama starring Liam Hemsworth and one of their most popular releases, Ex Machina.In A24 Hour News, we discuss the next movie from Ari 'Hereditary' Aster and more award success for Eighth Grade.
 
Mike and John's adventure through 1994 continues! This week their choices were Woyzeck, Deadfall, 8 Seconds, Savage Nights, and Sugar Hill. Which struck a chord, and which one is now legendarily ensconced as the most over-the-top Nicolas Cage performance they've ever seen? Spoliers: You've got to hear them talk about Deadfall.But there are some ...…
 
Part three of our Star Trek Voyager: The Next Generation movie trilogyThe last two episodes we have grafted the Kelvinverse movie framework onto the Voyager crew. What ended up happening was the next generation of Voyagers commanding the Voyager-A. We have already done Star Trek 09 and Star Trek Into Darkness. This week Star Trek Beyond is adde ...…
 
Gallifrey One Convention, Part OneJessica and Phillip are joined by the person who convinced them to journey to #gally1, Kat of the Verity! Podcast. They talk about their first few days at the fan-run Los Angeles-based Doctor Who convention. From panels to photos to future adventures, join them as they examine the fun of Gallifrey One.In their ...…
 
"Saints of Imperfection" AnalysisThe trio takes a trip to the magical mushroom kingdom with Tilley and May. This episode of Discovery focuses on Section 31, Empress Georgiou, a rescue mission that ends up rescuing a completely different lost crew member, and the addition of a new (well, old/new) bridge officer. What was your favorite part of th ...…
 
Dallas and Lee pick their favourite streaks of a director's work and review If Beale Street Could Talk
 
Percy and Padfoot.It has been one of the toughest weeks of Harry's life at Hogwarts and luckily Saturday morning is just what he needs, some peace and quiet so he can write a letter. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the fourteenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the ...…
 
Book Club: The Day of Reckoning.Matt and John return to the Jedi book club this week with Book 8 in Jude Watson's classic Jedi Apprentice series, The Day of Reckoning. This book brings to a close the first major arc with Xanatos, Qui-Gon's fallen first student, but also touches on themes and ideas Lucas would return to throughout the prequels a ...…
 
A24 movies are filled with amazing characters but few have been as iconic as Hereditary’s Charlie played by Milly Shapiro.Lee Hutchison speaks with Milly about what inspired her to pursue a career in acting at a young age.What brought her to Broadway to play Matilda, a role that would win her a Tony award and Grammy nomination.Her creative proc ...…
 
The Oscars are a week away and we have something to say about itSo many people have given up on the Oscars, let me rephrase, so many people have said they have given up on the Oscars but you know they still check. Even if you don't watch, you check the next day or keep track on Twitter.​ So that's what we're talking about this week. When did we ...…
 
Mike and John continue their tour through 1994 with a week celebrating the release of William Friedkin's Blue Chips, Steven Seagal's On Deadly Ground, and Gen-X darling Reality Bites.
 
Just in time to COMPLETELY miss Valentine's Day/Week, Shawn and his wife Sarah sit down to watch one of Sarah's favorite romantic comedies Sleepless in Seattle. Will Shawn be won over by the impeccable charms of Nora Ephron, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? Tune in to find out!HOSTSShawn EastridgeSarah Eastridge…
 
What if the Voyager crew was in Star Trek Into Darkness?Last week we did a "what if" with the Voyager crew and Star Trek 09. Long story short it ended up being a kick-ass Voyager: The Next Generation. Miral and Naomi are commanding the Voyager-A and Admiral Harry Kim is there instead of Pike. We won't spoil anything but you should listen to las ...…
 
Second Doctor February!Jessica and Phillip are here with their second installment of discussing Clever Dick Films profiles of the individual Doctors. The look at Pat Troughton, the Second Doctor era, and the use of the Cybermen. What made Troughton such a model for future actors in "Doctor Who"?In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple ...…
 
"An Obol For Charon" AnalysisThe trio dives into the fourth episode of "Star Trek: Discovery" season two. Lindsay joins them to shine light on giant spheres, UT breakdowns and spore aliens. How do these three storylines develop our 23rd century characters along season two? And where will it all lead? And what about Spock's shuttle?!…
 
Lee Hutchison and Jamie Mackay sit down to talk with writer/director Joe Cornish about his new film, The Kid Who Would Be King. Joe shares with us how the film went from an idea he had at age 11 to big screen adventure, shooting action scenes with child actors, the importance of the casting process, the legacy of Attack the Block and the challe ...…
 
Star Wars Monster Mash.One of the defining characteristics of Star Wars has been its enthusiastic use of monsters, an echo of the movies and books that defined Lucas' own formation as a film fan, and the artists who helped bring the galaxy to life. John and Matt take a look at those iconic beasties and share their thoughts on personal favorites ...…
 
Detention with Dolores.The pressure is mounting on Harry as a week of detention has made his already busy schedule that much worse. In this episode of Owl Post: A Harry Potter Podcast hosts Andrea Coffman and Matthew Rushing talk about the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We discuss whispers, another perspective, frus ...…
 
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