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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!

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?

On the latest episode of Secrets of the Sire we put the definitive bow on the  #Oscars with New York Times bestselling author and super hero enthusiast Chris Brogan. From envelope malfunctions to Suicide Squad’s big win, we cover it all!

PLUS: We play “Hero of Zero” with Chris – can you guess which superhero is real and which one we cleverly made up?

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Chris Brogan provides strategy and skills for the modern business. He is CEO of Owner Media Group, a sought after public speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and working on his tenth. Ask him about it!

Learn more about him at chrisbrogan.com

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Marvel custom comics editor Darren Sanchez on to talk Logan!

On the latest episode of Secrets of the Sire, we welcome writer Justin Gray to talk about his new Kickstarter “Jail Bait & Trailer Trash”

PLUS:: Before Matt Reeves miraculously signed on for The Batman, we ran down YOUR picks for who you’d like to see direct the Caped Crusader

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Justin Gray is an author and graphic novelist. He’s worked for some of the largest North American comic book publishers (including DC Comics), media companies and content providers. He co-created The Monolith which is in development at LionsGate.

He just launched a Kickstarter for a Mature Readers collection of stories called “Jail Bait & Trailer Trash”

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome New York Times bestselling author and super hero enthusiast Chris Brogan on the show!

PLUS: Will Logan FINALLY deliver the Wolverine movie fans have demanded for years. We discuss.

This week we ask the question: LEGO Batman vs the DC Movie Universe…who got it right? Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez joins us to dish on this and more!

PLUS: Ben Affleck…Batman No More? What this means for the DCU going forward if its true.

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Jeff Gomez is an expert at transmedia storytelling, incubating new entertainment properties, strategic planning and production for cross-platform implementation.

As CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, an animation and live-action feature film production company and leading creator of highly successful fictional worlds, Jeff transforms intellectual properties into highly successful transmedia franchises. He also extends niche properties such as toys, animation or videogame titles across multiple platforms, evolving them into high quality persistent narratives, which in turn generate multiple revenue streams for his clients.

Jeff has worked on such blockbuster universes as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Persia and Tron, Microsoft’s Halo, James Cameron’s Avatar, Hasbro’s Transformers, Mattel’s Hot Wheels and Coca-Cola’s Happiness Factory.

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome DC writer Justin Grey. He’s got a new Kickstarter campaign running that he is thrilled to talk about. PLUS: How he stalked Joe Quesada into giving him his first break in comics.

On this week’s episode of Secrets of the Sire: We talk Entertainment Weekly’s #SuperHeroPowerList and how they got it all wrong!

PLUS: We welcome Walking Dead’s letterer Rus Wooton on to talk about working on the popular comic book series and the most anticipated upcoming season premiere on television! Who lives? Who dies? Find out HERE!

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NEXT WEEK: We’ll bring Rus BACK on next week to discuss all the Walking Dead stuff he WASN’T allowed to spill this week. PLUS: we gauge YOUR reaction to the brutal death. And we countdown the Top 10 most powerful deaths in comics and movies!

So Entertainment Weekly put out it’s list of “50 Most Powerful Superheroes.” And of course they got it all wrong. And they did it on purpose too.

Yes, I understand this list is meant to spur conversation. Putting Superman at the top of the list wouldn’t really spur debate  (or would it? Maybe considering how bad his films have been recently…) but did I expect any less from a magazine like Entertainment Weekly who continually pushes a PC agenda? No. So why am I up in arms? I think it’s because EW is the closest thing we have to a magazine about comics anymore. It’s filled the void once occupied by Wizard Magazine. And that’ what makes me sad.

See for yourself. Go check out the list and the criteria for their conclusion and tell me if you agree. Then tune in Wednesday 8pm ET TalkingAlternative.com for MY take on this mess.

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PLUS: We talk Walking Dead with the letterer for the comic book, Rus Wooten! Who bites the dust this weekend?

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Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books – the source material for these films?

Batman v Superman: Box Office Equals Comic Book Fans?

Plus, we announce the winner of the Comic Book Movie Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four!

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Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. And while fan and critic reaction was divided to say the least (see my article on Inquisitr for more on that), one thing is for certain: the comic book movie train continues to roll on!

But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books – the source material for these films?

Batman v Superman: Box Office Equals Comic Book Fans?

My take (and the take of the local retailer) by me is no. I am a vendor at about 5-7 conventions a year across the country (catch me in NJ, NY, CA and more this year alone). And while these pop culture gatherings have grown tremendously, I can’t say the retail side of things has seen any bump. In fact, I sell more sketches and custom prints than books these days. And that really defeats the purpose doesn’t it?

Tune in this Friday as we ask the curator of Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics himself, Larry Doherty, that very question and more. Plus, we give you OUR take on BvS and we wrap up our March Madness Franchise Final Four with the X-Men franchise this Friday 11am ET on TalkingAlternative.com

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