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Loren Lester, the voice of Robin & Nightwing talks about the new Batman & Harley Quinn animated film, how he broke into voice acting and his upcoming role on FOX’s The Orville.

Loren Lester The Orville Star

PLUS: We welcome Destiny NY creator Pat Shand in studio to discuss his successful Kickstarter and play OVER/UNDER on the upcoming Fall TV season!

ABOUT OUR GUEST(S):

PAT SHAND writes comics (Destiny NY, Vampire Emmy, Van Helsing) and novels (Iron Man, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy). He lives in New York with his wife Amy and their army of cats. Find him @PatShand pretty much everywhere.


LOREN LESTER, a native of Los Angeles, began his career as a teenager and has accumulated more than 30 years of film, stage and television credits. In his early years, he played the evil hall monitor “Fritz Hansel” in the cult classic film Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979) and he recurred for five seasons as “Roy” on The Facts of Life (1979) opposite ‘Nancy McKeon’.

Since then. Loren has appeared in more than 200 episodic including Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), The Closer (2005), Undercovers (2010), Greek (2007), Cold Case (2003), Criminal Minds (2005), Castle (2009), Two and a Half Men (2003), Notes from the Underbelly (2007) (directed by Barry Sonnenfeld), Side Order of Life (2007) (directed by David Paymer), and Las Vegas (2003) (directed by Timothy Busfield).

He is now recurring on the HBO hit comedy series Hung (2009), directed by Academy Award winner Alexander Payne, and the Nickelodeon series Victorious (2010).

Recent motion pictures include the 2010 releases The Green Hornet (2011) (starring Seth Rogen, directed by Michel Gondry), Hit List (2011) (starring Joey Lawrence) and “After the Wizard”, a new sequel to The Wizard of Oz (1939). Other films include 17 Again (2009) (starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry), the Wes Craven suspense thriller Red Eye (2005) starring Rachel McAdams) and Midnight Clear (2006) (starring Stephen Baldwin).

As a voice-over artist, Loren is best known for creating the roles of “Robin” and “Nightwing” on Batman: The Animated Series (1992) (aka Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures (1997) (aka The Adventures of Batman and Robin).

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NEXT WEEK: Secrets of the Sire goes Anime! We welcome voice actor Mike McFarland from Funimation and his co-producer Alexa Fox to talk about their new animated creation.

PLUS: Are you Jones’n or Dread’n the new Fall flicks including Kingsman, Thor, JLA and more!

We welcome Back to the Future’s Tom Wilson to the show and debate who was the bigger bully: Biff Tannen or Johnny from Karate Kid!

Biff Tannen from Back To The Future vs Johnny From Karate Kid

PLUS: Is it panic time for the Star Wars franchise with the dismissal of Colin Treverrow?

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Tom Wilson (Back To The Future)

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)
His breakthrough role was the bully Biff Tannen in the 1985 film Back to the Future. He returned in the sequels Back to the Future Part II and Part III to reprise not only his role as Biff, but also to play Biff’s grandson Griff Tannen and great-grandfather Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen. His famous catchphrases include: “Hello! Hello! Anybody home? Think, McFly, think!”,[2] “What are you looking at, Butthead?”, “Say hi to your mom for me”, and “Why don’t you make like a tree; and get outta here”. In every Back to the Future film, he always ended up in a pile of manure (in reality, a pile of decayed sphagnum and other plant matters) when trying to kill or hurt Michael J. Fox‘s character Marty McFly. He reprised his role as Biff and voiced various Tannen relatives in the animated series. Wilson did not reprise his role as Biff in the initial versions of Telltale‘s Back to the Future: The Game released in 2011, being replaced by Kid Beyond. When the game was ported to the PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2015 in commemoration of the original film’s 30th anniversary, Wilson returned to provide Biff’s voice in these newer versions.

PLUS: We talk Geek University with Rob and Cali

If you could schedule your Geek courses what would they be?

Humanities – English Literature, Modern Languages, History, and Philosophy

Courses: Back To The Future, Bill & Ted Excellent Adventure, Goonies

Social Sciences – Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, and Sociology

Courses: The Secret To My Success, Office Space, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones,

Creative Arts – Fine Art, Theatre, Speech, and Creative Writing

Courses: Clerks, Chasing Amy, Ghostbusters 2, Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, Apocalypse Now

Sciences – Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

Courses: Alien, Aliens, Terminator, Avatar, 2001 A Space Odyssey

Phys Ed

Courses: Matrix, Dodgeball

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NEXT WEEK: It’s Fall TV Preview time with guest co-host Pat Shand

PLUS: We welcome the voice of Robin and Nightwing and star of the new FOX hit The Orville, Lester Loren.

Secrets of the Sire welcomes very special Game of Thrones expert Christina Dolce – my wife! – to help dissect the incendiary Season 7 finale and look ahead to some Game of Thrones Season 8 Theories. Is Tyrion a Targaryan? Is Bran The Night King? Will Jon Bang His Aunt Again?

PLUS: Hawkman and Avengelyne writer Mark Poulton joins us to talk about his new All-Ages comic The Pizza Tree

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Writer Mark Poulton (Hawkman/Avengelyne)

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)

I am a professional comic book writer and children’s book author. I’ve written for DC Comics, Image Comics, and Arcana Studio. I produced the A Cat Named Haiku animated short for Top Buzz, and served as associate producer on Mythical Creatures, an animated pilot financed by the Canadian and New Zealand governments.

WHAT DO YOU GOT GOING ON THESE DAYS? (Shameless Plug Time)

My latest book is Pizza Tree, an all ages graphic novel that I co-wrote with my 7 year old son, Chase, based off an idea he had. It is published by Arcana Studio through my new creator-owned imprint, Artistacomics. The A Cat Named Haiku animated short was released earlier in the year and is doing well. It is currently being developed as a feature by Arcana Studio with Sean O’Reilly attached as screenwriter and director.

GOT A HOT TAKE? (Tell us the burning issues you’re dying to talk about)

Not sure if you discussed DC’s comment that the comic book industry is on the verge of collapse, but I think it’s just the opposite. I don’t think it’s ever been stronger. The level of quality from creators is at its highest. I was at the Arcana booth this year for SDCC and the two biggest draws were 10 year old Kiefer O’Reilly and my 7 year old son, Chase. The future of comics is in good hands. The talent pool has never been stronger. Readers now just have so many great choices to pick from. It’s almost like television complaining that ratings are down. That’s because there are so many ways to consume the product (cable, Netflix and other streaming services). Most readers don’t have an unlimited budget when it comes to comics. If an indie company is putting something great out that they want to start reading, chances are another book will get cut from the their pull list and I think you are beginning to see readers don’t need that Marvel or DC book they have been collecting for years anymore.


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NEXT WEEK: Biff Tanner himself, Tom Wilson joins us to talk about his iconic villain role in Back To The Future! PLUS: It’s our Back to School edition! We countdown the must see films to get your Geek diplomas with fellow TalkRadio.nyc hosts Rob and Cali joining us in-studio.

SPOON! We welcome special guest Barry Josephson, executive producer of THE TICK – now streaming on Amazon Video Prime – to talk about the new reboot!

PLUS: American Pie’s Thomas Ian Nicholas joined us to talk about his upcoming appearance at Wizard World Chicago, settle the great Prequel debate once and for all, and talk about his new YA novel Handbook For Mortals

We also talked about the Joss Whedon scandal that hit last week.

Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast via: http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/early-cut-justice-league-deemed-unwatchable-substantial-changes-made/#gallery-8

In a scathing essay published on Sunday for The Wrap, Cole, who recently divorced Whedon after 16 years of marriage, wrote that Whedon is a “hypocrite preaching feminist ideals.” Cole ― a producer and actress herself ― revealed that Whedon had both physical and emotional affairs with other women throughout their marriage, and blamed his actions on the pressures of the patriarchy.

Whedon has been lauded by the public as a feminist ally since he created the TV series “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” in 1997. Since then, Whedon has used his platform to talk about feminism and the importance of men getting involved in the movement.

According to Cole, Whedon had his first affair during their first year of marriage while he was on the set of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.”

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NEXT WEEK: Secrets of the Sire welcomes very special Game of Thrones expert Christina Dolce on to help dissect the sure-to-be incendiary Season 7 season finale

PLUS: Hawkman writer Mark Poulton joins us to talk about his new All-Ages Arcana comic The Pizza Tree

Our Justice League re-shoots discussion turned into a full-on debate: are you Pro or Anti Joss Whedon? Can he save the movie that’s reportedly “Unwatchable” in its current state? Or is he overrated as a writer and director?

PLUS: Is Defenders Marvel’s swan song from Netflix with the new Disney streaming service announced?

Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast via: http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/early-cut-justice-league-deemed-unwatchable-substantial-changes-made/#gallery-8

 

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Poor Justice League. No matter how much good Warner Bros. does, the upcoming pic just can’t catch a break. Even after the smashing success of Wonder Woman, and a thrilling Comic-Con trailer for Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon’s team-up film that was very promising, negative buzz continues to surround it. That doesn’t change today, either, with a follow-up report coming in that expands a bit on what we heard last night.

To recap, yesterday we learned that Warner Bros. was apparently unhappy with a few things in Justice League. Namely, the tone – which they felt was too dark – and the portrayal of Cyborg. Now, Batman-On-Film has added onto that, telling us that the situation is much worse than it appears. Here’s what they had to say:

These reshoots – which are still taking place – are not standard pick-ups/additional photography. Why? Apparently, an early cut of the film was deemed “unwatchable.” Thus, substantial changes to the film were ordered.

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NEXT WEEK: Secrets of the Sire welcomes special guest Barry Josephson, executive producer of new reboot of The Tick – coming to Amazon Prime this weekend! Will this be the version that finally puts the Tick in the mainstream?

We settle the biggest Geek debates of all time! Joker vs Joker! Nintendo vs Sega! Game of Thrones vs LOTR! Batman v Superman! Join the great Pop Culture debate with special in-studio guest: Adultish star Victoria Cheri Bennett and director Justin Morck!

PLUS: What we think of Josh Brolin’s Cable? Force to be reckoned with or needs more shoulder pads?

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast with guest Victoria Cheri Bennett:

Michael Dolce: So we’re going to start with Game of Thrones vs Lord of the Rings

Victoria Cheri Bennett: Lord of the Rings created WETA – this whole motion capture video. They changed cinema. It was unheard of to go to a studio and ask for funding for all three movies in one film.

MD: Hassan who are you going to choose?

Hassan: If we’re going by the books, Lord of the Rings wins out. IT was the second book to the bible. If we’re talking about the show, then Game of Thrones was bigger in depth and sheer enjoyment and comprehension of the story

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Victoria Cheri Bennett

WHAT DO YOU DO?
Victoria Cheri Bennett (Bevin/Creator of ADULTish) is a graduate from AMDA, an original founding member of The Orphans, Creator of the SAG Web Series ADULTish and co-creator of the musical group On The Rocks. She has been seen performing at 54 Below and the Duplex and recently can be seen as the on camera host for Den of Geek

WHAT DO YOU GOT GOING ON THESE DAYS? (Shameless Plug Time)
ADULTish is going to Seoul! We’ve been nominated for Best Web Series, Best comedy, Best ensemble Cast, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. ADULTish is working on Season 4 and aims to start shooting in October right after NYCC.

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NEXT WEEK: Marvel’s “Defenders” hits Netflix. But with Disney announcing it’s own streaming service is this the end of the Marvel Netflix Universe?

We welcome Dark Tower concept artist Dennis Calero to talk about the new Stephen King film!

PLUS: We take the new Thor: Ragnarok & Stranger Things 2 trailers to task in another round of ‘Trailer Truth or Trash’! Did they give away too much or are your appetite’s whetted properly?

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast with guest Dennis Calero:

Michael Dolce: We have to be a 100% honest here, Dark Tower is coming out and we don’t know much bout it. This is why were having you on.

Dennis Calero: I can break it down for you. For those of you familiar with Stephen King, he writes stories about when things go wrong. You have killer clowns from outer space, men in black that save the world from an apocalypse. So Dark Tower, the best way to think about it is the spindle about which, his multi verse revolves. It is the center of reality, both a place and every level of the towers is a dimension in the multi verse. One way to look at it is the reason Stephen King’s world has vampires, wolves, and killer clowns is because there’s something wrong at the Tower. There’s something wrong at the center of reality, its being attacked and our main character Roman the Gunslinger comes from a long line of a combination of cowboys, knights, and Jedi. It is his sworn duty to find the Tower and figure out whats wrong with it and fix it, thus saving all of time and space and reality.

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome the cast of Nerd-friendly web series ‘Adultish’ in studio to talk about hipsters, podcasts, superheroes and a trip to Korea.

We break down ComicCon 2017: Black Panther, Thor, Justice League & more with actress & producer Jordan Elizabeth Gelber of StarBaby Enterprises & ComicCon expert Victor Dandridge Jr.

PLUS: The mustache that could change EVERYTHING for Justice League

What Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s box office means for Marvel as ComicCon2017 begins!

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast with guest correspodent Victor Dandridge Jr.:

Michael Dolce: So you got to get in there, we want to know the Hall H, from all my expert analysis and studying the Twitter chatter, Thor: Ragnarok was the big buzz, am I correct? What was the feeling on the floor?

VD: Warner Brothers is in the morning. Marvel is in the evening, so its the last one to close it out. You got people in Hall H waiting all day for the Marvel Studio crowd, so you got the lasting impression and the thing you talk about the most. So while your in there, yeah you can tweet, but your trying to pay attention on whats happening or whats going to happen. It’s a genius move by Marvel and I do feel bad for Warner Bros because they do get overlooked. From my position and first time being there, Warner Bros gave a better presentation.

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NEXT WEEK: We pit all the ComicCon trailers against one another for another round of Trailer ‘Truth or Trash!

PLUS: We go inside the new Dark Tower movie with contributing artist on the film and comic book adaptions Dennis Calero

House of Cards actor Kevin Kilner comes to Secrets of the Sire! On the latest episode we go inside the hit Netflix show with Senator Michael Kern himself. He talks about his time on set with David Fincher and Kevin Spacey. His experience with Joss Whedon on ‘Dollhouse’ and the one movie he’s most remembered for.

PLUS: What Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s box office means for Marvel as ComicCon2017 begins!

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast with Kevin Kilner:

Michael Dolce: I would like to welcome our next guest, who’s resume is incredible. It includes Doll House, House of Cards, Quantico, starred in Home Alone 3, American Pie 2, and he was on the Cosby Show. Welcome Kevin Kilner, how are you doing?

Kevin Kilner: I’m good, Michael, how are you?

MD: Fantastic, I have got to tell you, I mentioned to my interns that you were going to be on the show today and one of the interns was like “he was in A Cinderella Story.” She was very blown away that we are having you on the show today.

KK: It’s interesting having being a dad in these movies because they stick around. I’m having all generations, all walks of life come up to me. People from sci-fi or fans of House of Cards or A Cinderella Story, it’s interesting how it turns over. I did like five or six episodes of One Tree Hill and I have mothers and daughters come up to me.

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NEXT WEEK: We get you through your post-ComicCon hangover with in-studio guest: actress and producer Jordan Gelber of Starbaby Enterprises.

Who were the big winners and losers? Get the latest buzz, the big announcements and more!

It’s Spider-Man: Homecoming review time! We give you OUR Spoiler-Free (mostly) take on the newest friendly neighborhood Spider-Movie.

PLUS: Winter in July? We break down the return of Game of Thrones with Den of Geek’s David Crow!

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast: David Crow Den of Geek:

Michael Dolce: Whats your favorite episode so far in the whole series?

David Crow: I would say season 2, which wasn’t my favorite season, but I loved black water. They did an entire episode around battle, which they have done several times since then, it did not have the budget or spectacle as the last battle. Reason why I love Black Water is the cinematic eye they had with it; they showed how each character reacted to the battle. It almost remind see of a play, in a sense there is this great violence and its showing how everyone is reacting to it in real time.

MD: A lot of people tell me season 2 wasn’t that good, but we are saying a type of pizza isn’t good, all pizza is good. Those first five episodes, not having read the books, was tough to get through. The first episode was intriguing, but then the next four were just a set up, but Season 2, I binged that in a weekend.

DC: I read the books, but only after the first season. I fell involve with the world, so by the time Season 2 came out, I was well rehearsed in it. I think they left out so much quality material in Season 2 because it was a good book. I think thats the reason why they broke the third book into Seasons 3 and 4.

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NEXT WEEK: It’s ComicCon season! And who better than ‘House of Cards’ actor Kevin Kilner to help us preview the 2017 festivities.