Travel back to the Wizarding World with Academy Award Winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. Check out the trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!
December 14th, 2015
Episode 033 - “Walk This Way”
Episode Length: 1:17:56
Yes, we’re still alive! And this is our thirty-third episode! We start off with a little Fandom News and Kelly says goodbye to musical genius Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots. We congratulate Hunter Pence on his engagement, Nyle DiMarco on his America’s Next Top Model win, and have some personal congratulations, too. We share each of our favorite new shows of the fall and, as usual, share our current obsessions. Christina takes the floor to recap her first solo experience at CHOC Walk in the Park presented by Disneyland® Resort. We thank our friends at CHOC, Zach, Barb, and Lisa, for allowing us to be sponsors of the Walk and Kelly is upset to have missed it for the first time in five years. In our second discussion, we hash out some of our favorite Star Wars fan theories in anticipation of The Force Awakens hitting theatres this week. We discuss which ones we think will be true and which ones are just too ridiculous to be possible. In our tertiary discussion, Christina talks about the newly released Captain America: Civil War trailer and all the excitement she’s been bottling up since The Winter Soldier while Kelly just enjoys the show. Much to Christina’s excitement, we congratulate our Episode MVPs: Stucky. As always, we share our Ship Moments with Newtmas and Ichabbie and remind all you lovely listeners about the various platforms where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Make sure you check out Episode 34 where we’ll finally know everything about The Force Awakens!
This week’s featured music:
"Walk This Way'" by Aerosmith
"Ease On Down The Road" from The Wiz Live
Star Trek: Beyond
It must be trailer week. That and most of these trailers are likely appearing ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Thursday. Check out the trailer from that other sci-fi franchise JJ Abrams rebooted below.
The Artists: Chris Colfer and Darren Criss as Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson on Glee
The Song: "Baby It's Cold Outside"
Where you heard it first: The episode entitled A Very Glee Christmas (Season 2, Episode 10). Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) had recently transferred to Dalton Academy and joined The Warblers and was currently crushing on their star, Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) so he agreed to help the younger boy with a Christmas song. This eventually became a tradition for the couple and they sang "Let It Snow" and "White Christmas" in later Christmas episodes of the show.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: Let me preface this by saying that I really don't like this song, but, as you may know about it, I'm slightly obsessed with Klaine and this is by far my favorite Klaine duet. It just doesn't seem like Christmas until I hear this version of the song. I'm also quite a fan of the version they did on The Glee Project with Cameron Mitchell and Lindsay Pearce.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: Even though this show is gone, it occasionally released some pretty great covers and this Christmas song was one of them.
-- Kelly Lee
Independence Day: Resurgence
The first full trailer for the sequel to Independence Day has finally dropped. Check it out below!
Fandom Friday 12/11/15
The Wizarding World is coming to Los Angeles! Mark your calendars for April 7, 2016!
Let’s go back to: 1977, when a little film called Star Wars hit theaters. Taking place "a long time ago in a galaxy far far away," the film took the classic themes of Greek tragedy and turned it into a space opera that defined a generation. The franchise is one of the highest grossing in history with ten Academy Awards. The rights were recently bought by Disney, who are working quickly to expand the movie universe as well as the franchise's presence at its theme parks.
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: While I may like the films, my lovely co-host Kelly is a Star Wars fanatic (like you didn't know already). If you every need someone to fangirl with about it, just drop her an e-mail.
Where can you find it now? Go check out the seventh movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this coming Thursday (Dec 17th).
The Band: N SYNC
The Song: "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"
The YouTube Link:
Where you heard it first: Their second studio album, and possibly their greatest gift to music, was Home for Christmas. Their mix of classics and original songs still gets pretty decent rotation during the holiday season. The single from the album, "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays," was a hit and featured in the film I'll Be Home for Christmas.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: At some point between now and the new year you will get this song and "Last Christmas" stuck in your head. I promise.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: For me personally, it isn't the holiday season until I've listened to Home for Christmas as few times. What are your musical holiday traditions?
Fandom Friday 12/4/15
We here at ALNM would like to send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those who were affected by the tragedy in San Bernardino, California earlier this week.
Attention: Here there be spoilers. So so many spoilers.
Before we dive right into this, watch the trailer below and bask in the feels.
We could spend all day basking in the pure beauty of the fact that we finally have this trailer (which appears to be at least slightly different than the one lucky fans saw at the D23 Expo in August). But where's the fun in that? Fandom is all about diving in, picking things apart, and trying to put it all together in a way that makes sense. So what are the top things we here at ALNM picked up on?