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We continue our 2018 Preview as we debate the future of the Star Wars universe with Just 2 Pal’s podcast host Johnny Wellens. We span everything from Rogue One to Last Jedi to episdoe II and rank the worst Star Wars Movie ever.

Why Last Jedi Might Be The Worst Star Wars Movie Ever

Listen in to find out more on this episode of Secrets of the Sire.
Segment 1
Michael and Hassan start discussing The Last Jedi, and debate whether those who disliked the movie should be called “haters”. Then, after discussing whether a podcast should have seasons or episodes, they talk about the movie’s impact on Star Wars fans and critics alike, discussing the polarizing differences in opinion surrounding the film, including the various agendas surrounding people’s love of the movie.

Segment 2
Our hosts discuss Rogue One, and whether it’s really as good a movie as people think it is, and what happens when you view the movie on its own merits away from Star Wars Episode 4. Then, they talk about the upcoming Han Solo movie, why it may save the franchise, and how it’ll give Star Wars fans another glimpse at the Star Wars universe pre-Episode 4. Michael and Hassan also go into what critics have to say about the Hans Solo movie’s lack of a marketing campaign and the movie’s unique appeal within the Star Wars franchise.

Solo: A Star Wars Movie

Segment 3
Special Guest Johnny Wellens, the host of the Just 2 Pals Podcast, calls in to talk about his reasons for liking the Last Jedi, including his expectations for the film based on The Force Awakens and how those expectations were turned on their head; Johnny also gives his own thoughts on the varying opinions surrounding the movie. Note that this segment has some spoilers for The Last Jedi! After Johnny finishes given his thoughts on The Last Jedi, he gives his opinion on how The Last Jedi will affect the Han Solo movie.

Segment 4
Michael and Hassan discuss the possibility of Disney devising a new strategy for the Star Wars franchise, and why the reception of The Last Jedi may make that necessary. Then, they go into recent accusations made against Stan Lee, the media’s deceptive headlines in reporting these accusations, and their thoughts on these accusations.

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Johnny Wellens

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)

Podcaster, amateur writer and Dad.

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

I am a member of the Atomic Geekdom podcast. I also do my own podcast with my pal Randy called Just 2 Pals.

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

So many issues I’m just burning to talk about! 2017 in film and television, comic book adaptations, cheesecake, The Flash, Logan and so much more. But I feel confident engaging in almost any topic, sometimes it’s fun to play devil’s advocate.

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES (Friend You?)

My Twitter is: @JohnnyWellens and my podcast is @Just2Pals. The website I’m a part of is atomicgeekdom.com.

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NEXT WEEK: Digital Trends’ Rick Marshall drops by to help us preview the year in Comic Book TV shows – with so much on the DVR what’s the one Comic Book TV show you HAVE to be watching?

Break out the bubbly and let’s look ahead to a jam-packed 2018! Is Infinity War the be-all-end-all of superhero flicks and shows this year? Or is there a sleeper that will take the crown as THE hit of 2018.

AMNY Senior Entertainment Editor Scott Rosenberg helps us break down all the contenders this year: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Black Panther, Solo: A Star Wars Movie, New Mutants, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Aquaman, Venom, Dark Phoenix and more!

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2018 Movies at a glance:

  • “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (2018) November 2, 2018
  • “Legion” (2017-)
  • Solo May 2018
  • “Ant-Man and the Wasp” July 6, 2018
  • “Aquaman” (2018) December 21, 2018
  • “Venom” (2018) October 5, 2018
  • Infinity War May 4, 2018
  • Black Panther February 16, 2018
  • New Mutants April 13, 2018
  • Deadpool 2 June 1, 2018

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Segment 4: Spinning the Racks: We Bring You The Most Fantastical Pop Culture News Out There

‘Bright’ Sequel Set at Netflix

http://variety.com/2018/film/news/bright-sequel-netflix-1202651949/

Following the success of “Bright,” Netflix is moving forward with a sequel. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are attached to reprise their roles, with David Ayer returning to write and direct the second installment.

Writer Max Landis won’t be back for the next film. Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless are set as producers.

Netflix teased the annocement with a video of orcs auditioning for the sequel. The characters have been a significant component of the film’s promotions.

‘It’s ruining viewing habits’: Jodie Foster slams superhero movies as cinematic equivalent of fracking

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5224211/Jodie-Foster-slams-superhero-movies.html#ixzz538lj8XlZ

‘It’s ruining viewing habits’: Jodie Foster slams superhero movies as cinematic equivalent of fracking uperheroes may have met their greatest adversary — Jodie Foster.

The 55-year-old has claimed Comic book movies are ruining cinema.

In an interview with Radio Times Magazine, the actor and director slammed the likes of Marvel and DC production as the cinematic equivalent of fracking.

‘Going to the movies has become like a theme park,’ she said.

‘Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking  — you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth.’

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Just 2 Pal’s Podcast host Johnny Wellens to debate the future of the Star Wars universe in 2018!

Recorded LIVE at NYCC 2017: Comic Book School’s own Buddy Scalera welcomes Marvel Editor Darren Sanchez, Valiant E-I-C Warren Simons and Dynamite Entertainment’s Joe Rybant to the podium to give you EXACT instructions on the “how-to’s” and “do-not’s” to breaking into comics.

Comic Book School

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Buddy’s Notes
“Have a thick skin.”
“Learn how to deal with rejection.”

These are the things you hear at panels and at workshops all over the country. If you plan to pursue a career in some form of the creative arts, you will meet rejection. It is inevitable.

Sometimes it’s you. Maybe your art isn’t quite “there” yet. Maybe your writing or illustration just needs a bit more practice.

Sometimes it’s them. They are looking for X and you are selling Y. You might be able to do XY and Z, but what they see now isn’t what they want.

Sometimes it’s just bad timing or bad luck or just a bad day for the person considering your work. Or a combination of all of the above. You’ll never really know.

I’ve been working professionally in comics for almost 25 years, and I’ve never seen the industry this fragmented. I try to keep up with the independent publishing landscape, but there are just too many publishers for me to even list them all on my Comic Publisher Submission Guidelines page.

NEXT WEEK: We’re back! We review Marvel’s Punisher Netflix show and look ahead to the year to come in pop culture!

Break out the party hats for a 2-hour celebration of…us! And you! And Star Wars: Last Jedi (well not really)! And mystery guest stars galore! Secrets of the Sire turns 100! And boy what a show!

Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza drops some exclusive Deadpool 2 updates including HIS recommendation for Cable (around the 1 hr mark)

Derek Becker of Comics Pros and Cons DEFENDS Star Wars: Last Jedi as our hosts tear it a new one (30 min mark)

Writer Pat Shand drops in to shame our producer Sam Leibowitz’ Star Wars prediction (45 min mark)

PLUS! DRUNK GALAXY! In studio patrons review Star Wars: The Last Jedi while consuming mass quantities of alcohol! And we’re gonna need it….

Star Wars: Last Jedi

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All the Star Wars movie ranked!…by our out of this world criteria

Best Doomed sequence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_OjTojCNm0&t=13s

  • A New Hope
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Honorable mention: Empire Strikes Back. C3POs weird infatuation with Carbonite

Best Headgear in a Star Wars film

  • Phantom Menace: Natalie Portman goes bonkos!
  • Empire Strikes Back: Lando’s assistant has the COOLEST headphones. THIS is the future
  • Return of the Jedi: The Ewok Leader
  • New Hope: Darth Vader or Leia’s hair

Best cat walk over seemingly bottomless pit with absolutely no guard rail at all! Or Best Bottomless Pit

Best I’ve got a bad feeling about this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S74rvpc6W60

Best Severed limb

Best group shot final scene

Gabe Fieramosco

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)

Social media For comic con revolutons.

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES (Friend You?) 

Twitter @ItsMeGabe

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NEXT WEEK: We release a very special podcast recorded live at New York Comic Con!

It’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi Time! We give you our Spoiler-Free Preview of Last Jedi! PLUS: We rank EVERY Star Wars movie in the canon…just NOT the way you’d expect. Which film boasts the best severed limb? Which film boasts the best “I’ve Got A Bad Feeling…” line? We’re joined by Comic-Con Revolution’s Gabe Fieramosco.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Preview

PLUS: Is there an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works??

Star Wars Last Jedi Rey Finn

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All the Star Wars movie ranked!…by our out of this world criteria

Best Doomed sequence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_OjTojCNm0&t=13s

  • A New Hope
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Honorable mention: Empire Strikes Back. C3POs weird infatuation with Carbonite

Best Headgear in a Star Wars film

  • Phantom Menace: Natalie Portman goes bonkos!
  • Empire Strikes Back: Lando’s assistant has the COOLEST headphones. THIS is the future
  • Return of the Jedi: The Ewok Leader
  • New Hope: Darth Vader or Leia’s hair

Best cat walk over seemingly bottomless pit with absolutely no guard rail at all! Or Best Bottomless Pit

Best I’ve got a bad feeling about this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S74rvpc6W60

Best Severed limb

Best group shot final scene

Gabe Fieramosco

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)

Social media For comic con revolutons.

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES (Friend You?) 

Twitter @ItsMeGabe

Download our Podcast:

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NEXT WEEK: It’s time to celebrate! Next week will be our gonzo Our 2-hour 100th Episode Extravaganza! We review #StarWarsTheLastJedi and welcome back guests past and present to celebrate the big 1-0-0.

We go “Spinning the Racks” to bring you the most fantastical pop culture news out there including the now confirmed R-Rated Quentin Tarantino  Star Trek project. Will he direct?

PLUS: Ryan Reynolds breaks the internet with the announcement he’ll play Pikachu in a live action Pokemon movie.

AND: We welcome Bleeding Cool’s Lauren Sisselman on to talk Riverdale and the BEST #Comicbook related TV Series on air today! Where does Punisher, Runaways, Riverdale, Arrow and more fit into our countdown?

Best ComicBook TV Shows

PLUS: Disney is about to buy FOX. What it means for Deadpool, X-Men, Fantastic Four and more!

Disney Buys FOX

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Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie In Development, May Direct

https://screenrant.com/quentin-tarantino-star-trek-film-direct/

Quentin Tarantino is developing a new Star Trek movie for Paramount alongside J.J. Abrams, and may wind up directing it. Abrams is responsible for the resurgence of Star Trek in film over the last decade after relaunching the franchise back in 2009. With an entirely new cast headlined by Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and Zachary Quinto, the reboot fared well during its first two outings. Unfortunately, Star Trek Beyond did not meet expectations last year at the box office despite critical praise, and the once-considered fourth film has been lost in space ever since.

The Star Trek name is too big of an IP to keep sitting dormant – even though it is still living on through Star Trek Discovery – from theaters. It is no surprise Paramount is looking for another way to bring the franchise back, but it may come from one of cinema’s most talented minds.

Deadline is reporting Quentin Tarantino recently pitched an idea for a new Star Trek film to Abrams and Paramount and it was very well received. Paramount is looking to assemble a writer’s room to flesh out Tarantino’s idea at the moment, and if all things go according to plan, Abrams will stick around as a producer. Depending on the rest of the development process and his schedule, it is also possible that Tarantino could direct the film.

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NEXT WEEK:  May the Force be with you! On the eve of Episode VIII we look ahead at the state of the Star Wars empire and the Last Jedi with Comic-Con Revolution’s own Gabe Fieramosco.

They’ve given their lives to the Holy Grail – we devote an entire show to reviewing it! Secrets of the Sire and HISTORY team up for this special review: HISTORY TV Series Knightfall. Is this the new Game of Thrones or is that the impossible quest?

PLUS: We welcome creator DaiQuan Cain on to talk about his Kickstarter ‘Silent Descendants and we play ‘Trailer Truth or Trash’ on Marvel’s Infinity War trailer.

Knightfall History Channel

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HISTORY TV Series Knightfall: What you need to know and our reaction to the show.

  • The Knights Templar were a powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages that existed for nearly two centuries following the official endorsement of the Roman Catholic Church in 1129. Templar knights were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades, while non-combatant members managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom. Support for the order faded following the loss of the Holy Land, and King Phillip IV of France – thought to be deeply indebted to the Knights – used this as an opportunity to disband the order. The swift and vicious disappearance of the Knights Templar created an allure of mystery that gave rise to the legends that keep their story alive today.
  • History channel is home to shows like Vikings and numerous documentaries about the Knights Templar so it fits right in with their brand
  • MY personal favorites right now are Ancient Aliens and Oak Island. Oak Island is possibly connected directly to the Templar legend. My wife and I are OBSESSED with this show
  • Action-Packed History—Blending fictional characters with complex storylines rooted in fact, this is the real, bloody, history of the mysterious Knights Templar – humanity’s original Jedi Knights.
  • Quest for the Holy Grail—The driving force behind Landry’s journey in S1 is his quest to recover the Holy Grail, believed to possess mystical powers. Everyone wants this power for their own benefit.
    • Blending new characters with real people and places, Knightfall tells the story of the beginning of the end of the Knights Templar. Opening at Siege of Acre in 1291, the show follows Landry, a warrior monk of the Crusades who has pledged his life to the order and the protection of Christian pilgrims, and his fellow knights, Tancrede and Gawain as they face the loss of the Holy Land and the Holy Grail. Landry’s faith in God and himself is tested as he becomes the leader of the Knights Templar and embarks on the quest to recover the legendary Holy Grail. As the Knights begin to clash with King Philip of France and Pope Boniface VIII, relationships are tested and loyalty is questioned in this epic battle of belief, desire, betrayal and revenge.
  • Knightfall Premeire is on Wednesday, December 6 at 10pm ET on HISTORY
  • visit HISTORY.com for more information about Knightfall

Knightfall Game of Thrones

The Real Quest: The Search for the next Game of Thrones

1.    One of the special characteristics of the show is the Twisted Medieval Intrigue much like Game of Thrones. And that’s the real quest isn’t it? HBO’s Game of Thrones breaks all the rules for what a successful drama should be: Medieval settings, slow narrative that builds over time, death of a major character in the first season. Yet that’s why it’s successful. Is KNIGHTFALL it’s successor? It’s what every major network is trying to achieve

2.    Game of Thrones vs Knightfall: How are they alike? How are they different/stand on its own. Can a show with no conceivable ending (the Holy Grail, to our knowledge has never been found and the Knights of the Templar fade into history) engage viewers on a weekly basis?

Knightfall Premeire is on Wednesday, December 6 at 10pm ET on HISTORY

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It’s Zack Snyder vs. Joss Whedon as we break down the Justice League that MIGHT have been. Did the reshoots and rewrites by Joss Whedon save the film or would Zack Snyder’s original cut be a classic? We use Superman’s bad upper lip CGI to tell you where Whedon stepped in vs Zack Snyder plus an article on Digital Spy to piece together this pieced together superhero flick.

PLUS: We rank every DC film of the past 4 years with Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer Critic Danielle Solzman

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Justice League: Our Review Notes

1.     The pivot to humor: very evident in this film saved it. There’s no question.

2.     Bad upper lip CGi

3.     The Trump of movies; either people loved it or hated it

4.     Superman: Vibrant colors. We actually get a real Superman: full of hope,

5.     Reminded me briefly of Season six of Buffy when he went dark.

6.     No real plot if you think about it

7.     What about that closing scene?Wonder Woman Ben Affleck

SNYDER VS Whedon:

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/justice-league/feature/a843529/justice-league-zack-snyder-cut/

The Russian family wouldn’t exist in Snyder’s version – the family are a Whedon addition and they don’t make a lot of sense. (Why that family? Where’s everyone else? Why don’t the Parademons break in and eat them? Are Parademons so weak they can’t get through a minor barricade?) But at least it leads to that funny gag involving The Flash pushing the car and Superman carrying a building, so it was worth it we guess?

The first proper meeting of the League appears to have been completely retooled by Whedon, and it’s the first sign that he completely changed the Superman narrative (pretty much every shot of Superman in this film has a wobbly lip, which means his dialogue was totally redone).

This is roughly the same as Snyder’s intended cut structurally, with significant reshoot changes. For instance, we assume we would have had Superman come back from the dead in the comic-referencing black suit we were promised on Henry Cavill’s Instagram in this scene.

Also, sources say a Cyborg premonition sequence – which would have played just before the team enacted the whole ‘bring Superman back from the dead’ plan – would have happened here.

It would have tied the plot more closely to the Knightmare sequence from BvS, suggesting that this is the evil Superman from that vision.

The subsequent fight between Superman and the League was all Snyder, but would have run longer, taken place at dusk, and would have involved more collateral damage. (Cyborg’s cut “You should probably move” line is from this scene.)

In Snyder’s version, we would have had more shots of the world reacting to the threat, as red skies cover everything. We would also have had far fewer lame quips from Batman.

There also would have been a resolution of a thread involving Aquaman’s trident, which Batman gives back to him in one of the trailers (the released film doesn’t tell us why he has it, or show us him handing it over).

Again, all the Superman stuff is Whedon’s, except for a couple of interactions between Superman and Cyborg – which presumably happen after this cut shot of Cyborg trying to deal with the Mother Box on his own (man, Cyborg was hard-done-by in the studio cut).

Also, Snyder wanted Wonder Woman to decapitate Steppenwolf, presumably because he killed so many of her people. Whedon changed it to that whole thing about the smell of fear (what is it with Joss and smells?) leading to his downfall at the hands of the Parademons, who won’t kill a terrified Russian family, but they will kill their boss (anti-climax much?).

The first post-credits sequence, in which Flash races Superman, is Whedon. The second post-credits sequence (aka the one that doesn’t look like it was shot on a VHS camcorder) is Snyder’s

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NEXT WEEK:  In partnership with the History Channel, we preview their new Knights of the Templar scripted series Knightfall! Is this the next Game of Thrones?

PLUS: We interview creator Dai Quan Cain who fulfills a lifelong dream with his new Kickstarter The Silent Descendants

We play “Would You Rather” with our guest Mariano Nicieza, co-creator of Stan Lee’s “Godwoke.” Would you rather…watch Justice League on opening night or binge watch Netflix Punisher? Would you rather…re-watch the Zack Snyder trilogy before going to see JL or re-watch the Star Wars prequels before Last Jedi? And more!

PLUS: Four Reasons the Justice League Movie Can Fail and Netflix Changes The Punisher’s Origin – does it matter?

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Would You Rather?

  1. Go see Justice League on opening night or binge watch The Punisher on Netflix?
  2. Go see either or re-watch Thor: Ragnarok?
  3. Re-watch the first two films from the Zack Snyder Trilogy before consuming JL or re-watch the Disney Star Wars films before Last Jedi?
  4. Binge the Marvel Netflix universe or the DC Arrow-verse?

 

Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ Totally Reboots His Marvel Origin Story

https://www.inverse.com/article/38383-marvel-netflix-punisher-origin-reboot-mcu-comics

As Marvel’s The Punisher heads to Netflix on November 17, it’s worth observing how much Frank Castle has evolved. On the surface, TV’s Jon Bernthal looks the same as Frank Castle does in the comics: Black clothes? Check. Leather trench? Check. White skull? Ammunition belts? Check, check. But behind the scary arsenal, and inside his actual skull, there lies a different Frank Castle than we’ve known since 1974. In short, the origin story of the character is now totally different from the comics.

 

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NEXT WEEK:  We preview the highly anticipated JLA movie. Will last minute re-writes and re-shoots sink this DC Vessel? Or can Joss Whedon help the film rise above the negative buzz?

PLUS: We welcome Phazer creator Mariano Nicieza to the show to talk about his new William Shatner/Stan Lee collaboration.

We go full #ThorRagnarok! Did it leave you feeling green? Is Loki the Best Marvel super-villain of all time? And what about that Valkyrie casting choice!

Mike & Hasan also pose the question: Did Thor ape the Guardians 2 formula?

PLUS: Brian Michael Bendis jumps the Marvel ship…which DC character should he tackle first?

Thor: Ragnarok Podcast Review

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Brian Michael Bendis Leaves Marvel, Signs Exclusive Deal With DC Comics

https://io9.gizmodo.com/brian-michael-bendis-leaves-marvel-signs-exclusive-dea-1820213198

For years, Brian Michael Bendis has been one of the biggest and best-known writers of Marvel Comics. The author helped create Miles Morales and Jessica Jones and has spent years writing them and other iconic Marvel characters like Iron Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, and more. And now he’s jumped ship to DC.

Brian Michael Bendis DC

‘Stranger Things’ unscripted kiss ‘stressed out’ Sadie Sink

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/stranger-unscripted-kiss-stressed-sadie-sink-article-1.3613248

Sadie Sink’s first kiss came as a surprise, and not a pleasant one.

The “Stranger Things” star, who joined the cast for the second season of the hit Netflix show, said that creators Matt and Ross Duffer added her character’s kiss at the Snow Ball last minute, despite her objections.

“The kiss was not written in the script,” Sink, 15, said.

“I get there, the first day of Snow Ball, me and Noah (Schnapp) are walking in seeing the decorations and stuff. One of you, I think it was you Ross, you say, ‘Oh, Sadie, you ready for the kiss?’ I’m like, ‘What! No! That’s not in the script. That’s not happening.’ So the whole day I was like stressed out, I was like ‘oh my god, wait, am I gonna have to…’”

Ross Duffer blamed Sink’s reactions for his insistence on the kiss.

“You reacted so strongly to this. I was just joking and you were so freaked out that I was like well, I gotta make her do it now,” he said on “Beyond Stranger Things.”

McLaughlin, 16, also said the kiss left him “feeling weird.”

The forced kiss comes with renewed interest amid a widespread Hollywood scandal of sexual harassment and assault.

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PLUS: We welcome Phazer creator Mariano Nicieza to the show to talk about his new William Shatner/Stan Lee collaboration.