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Pixar’s Toy Story franchise - How Disney makes us care about toys

Pixar’s Toy Story franchise - How Disney makes us care about toys

August 20, 2019

Pixar's TOY STORY franchise might go down as one of the best franchises in film history. But, why do we care about toys? How does Pixar make us feel so strongly about inanimate objects? And how do they manage to put Woody through four distinct character arcs?

Daryl Smith and Jay Sherer are joined by Matt Parrish from WEDway Radio and the 3028 podcast to dig deeper into the TOY STORY franchise! 

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  • Week 1: Pixar's Toy Story Franchise

    • Guest: Matt Parrish (from WEDway Radio and the 3028 podcast)
  • Week 2: NERDFIGHT - Best Animated Disney Character
    • Guests: Jack Millicken (from No Midnight Media) & Josh Taylor (from Network 1901)
    • AFTERCAST: Jack's choice for Best Animated Disney Character and Josh yells at Daryl...
  • Week 3: Pixar's INSIDE OUT
    • Guests: TBD
    • AFTERCAST: TBD
  • Week 4: NERDFIGHT - Best Live-Action Remake
    • Guests: TBD
    • AFTERCAST: TBD

 

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Dark Phoenix - The End of an Era of X-Men Movies

Dark Phoenix - The End of an Era of X-Men Movies

August 6, 2019

DARK PHOENIX doesn't suck... but as the final movie in an era of X-Men movies, it sorta doesn't matter, either.

Daryl Smith and Jay Sherer are joined by Alan Ng from FilmThreat to dig deeper into DARK PHOENIX! We talk about what the X-Men franchise did to Charles Xavier, fridging and Mystique, and the characters who had the best arcs.

AFTERCAST: Alan, Daryl, and Jay re-cast the X-Men movie stars in new comic book movie roles! Support us for $2-a-month or more and gain access to all our Aftercasts!

 

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Timeslingers - Why Writer’s Digest called it “trailblazing”

Timeslingers - Why Writer’s Digest called it “trailblazing”

July 30, 2019

SPECIAL RELEASE! In this special edition of The Story Geeks podcast, we bring you to our TIMESLINGERS Launch Party live audience recording!

Daryl Smith and our live audience interview Jay Sherer, the co-writer (with Nathan Scheck) of TIMESLINGERS! They cover why a Writer's Digest judge considered the book "trailblazing," and how the story came about in the first place. Jay also talks about his behind-the-scenes tour of Los Alamos National Laboratories, how to find time to write, how to setup time travel as a gimmick, and then dives into some audience Q&A! The Story Geeks finally get to dig deeper into one of their own stories, TIMESLINGERS!

 

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Every X-Men Movie Ranked by NerdSync, Captain Midnight, and The Story Geeks!

Every X-Men Movie Ranked by NerdSync, Captain Midnight, and The Story Geeks!

July 23, 2019

You might be shocked at where Daryl and Jay put DARK PHOENIX... 

Daryl Smith and Jay Sherer are joined by Scott Niswander from NerdSync and Captain Midnight to rank EVERY X-Men movie! LOGAN, FIRST CLASS, X2: X-MEN UNITED, DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, DEADPOOL... so many good films, but which films will rise to the top? Listen in to find out!

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X-Men: Days of Future Past - Timelines, Hope, and Lee Harvey Oswald

X-Men: Days of Future Past - Timelines, Hope, and Lee Harvey Oswald

July 16, 2019

How important is hope? And why does everybody (including Jay) include JFK's assassination in their time travel stories? Daryl Smith and Jay Sherer are joined by Amon Warmann, freelance journalist and contributor to Empire Magazine, to dig deeper into X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST! Many consider this one of the best of the X-Men movies!

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X-Men: Apocalypse - NERDFIGHT! - Who will make it better?

X-Men: Apocalypse - NERDFIGHT! - Who will make it better?

July 9, 2019

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE! Let's make it better... in a NERDFIGHT!

Three rounds. Nine points available. Three competitors. And one moderator who will decide the winner. It's a NERDFIGHT! Here's the lineup for today's show (make sure you follow them on social media!):

Who will take the trophy home this week? It's the continuation of our X-Men series... Our NERDFIGHT! to try and make X-MEN: APOCALYPSE better!

 

AFTERCAST: The competition ends... but our ideas for the X-Men don't! Listen to Rod, Karen, Jay, and Sandra throw out MORE ideas to improve X-MEN: APOCALYPSE! $2-a-month supporters get access to ALL our Aftercasts

 

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  • Week 4: All the X-MEN Movies Ranked!
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Stranger Things: Season 1 & 2 - Good vs. Evil - SPECIAL RELEASE!

Stranger Things: Season 1 & 2 - Good vs. Evil - SPECIAL RELEASE!

July 4, 2019

STRANGER THINGS! We dig deeper into Seasons 1 & 2 on the day Season 3 is released! Brionna (one of our loyal Patreon supporters) and Anthony Holdier (The Story Geeks blogger and former host of The Story Cauldron podcast) join Jay Sherer (author of the time travel novel TIMESLINGERS) to discuss:

  • Which character has the best arc?
  • What does the show indicate is good and evil?
  • And what is the Upside Down a metaphor for? (Do NOT miss Brionna's theory on this!)

We can't wait to binge-watch Season 3 today... but why not make it a STRANGER THINGS 4th of July and reminisce about Seasons 1 & 2 with us! 

AFTERCAST: Brionna and Jay discuss subplots (#JusticeForBarb), the Upside Down, and more! $2-a-month supporters get access to ALL our Aftercasts

 

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X-Men: First Class - Mutant and Proud?

X-Men: First Class - Mutant and Proud?

July 2, 2019

Is X-MEN: FIRST CLASS one of the deepest comic book movies? Bobby Nash joins Daryl Smith and Jay Sherer to dig deeper into X-MEN: FIRST CLASS!

Be sure to check out our Facebook Group in order to enter Bobby's giveaway! #TheSummerOfSnow

AFTERCAST: More deep discussion (and laughs) about X-MEN: FIRST CLASS! $2-a-month supporters get access to ALL our Aftercasts

 

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    • Guests: Rod & Karen (from The Black Guy Who Tips podcast)
    • AFTERCAST: More ways to make X-MEN: APOCALYPSE better!
  • Week 3: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
  • Week 4: All the X-MEN Movies Ranked!
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The Future of DC Films - Battinson, The Joker, Tom King - With Bryant and Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press)

The Future of DC Films - Battinson, The Joker, Tom King - With Bryant and Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press)

June 11, 2019

Bryant and Barbra Dillon from Fanbase Press join Daryl Smith and Sandra Dimas to dream a little bit about where DC films are headed. Will Battinson (RBats??) be a hit or miss? A Batmanless The Joker? Suicide Squad? Ava DuVernay and Tom King's New Gods film?

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    • Guest: Markeia McCarty from DC Daily
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  • Week 3: AQUAMAN - Dig Deeper
    • Guests: Scott Niswander and Mike Roe
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Aquaman - DC’s Charming, Uneven Hero-King Story - with Mike Roe and Scott Niswander

Aquaman - DC’s Charming, Uneven Hero-King Story - with Mike Roe and Scott Niswander

June 4, 2019

Aquaman isn't perfect...but it sure is fun! Justin Weaver and Daryl Smith are joined by Mike Roe (from LAist) and Scott Niswander (from Nerdsync) to dig deeper into the AQUAMAN!

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  • Week 3: AQUAMAN - Dig Deeper
    • Guests: Scott Niswander and Mike Roe
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