Hey everyone! You may have noticed already, but we've reorganized all the episodes on iTunes into handy dandy year by year seasons. We never expected to have this many episodes to scroll through!
Keep an eye out for our next episode coming on Monday about movie musicals. After that, the 60s series of episodes will be some fun "Best Of..." episodes we hope you'll enjoy. They'll be some of your favorite fandoms and topics in one easy download.
We're also looking forward to restarting the "Love Your Fandom" series on the site. If you have any favorite fan artists or fanfiction writers you'd like us to interview, let us know in the comments below or e-mail us!
Official summary: Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of "Star Trek: Discovery" begins roughly a decade before Captain Kirk's five-year mission -- as portrayed in the original "Star Trek" from the 1960s -- and a century before the events of "Star Trek: Enterprise." The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise's universe, but never fully explored.
ALNM rec: I have always loved Star Trek. I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager every week and recording the newest episodes on VHS when I couldn't stay up that late. This latest Star Trek is an excellent addition to the franchise. Discovery exists in the "prime" universe. Basically, go into watching this imagining the JJ Abrams movies have never happened. In terms of timeline, this series is almost a century after Enterprise and a decade before the original series. But this show also breaks ground with the first non-captain lead, first gay characters, and even the first f-bomb in the franchise. It remains true to the franchise in terms of its willingness to explore complex problems with a sci-fi twists. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot twists in this season, and the final scene of the last episode have me very excited for the coming season.
Luke Cage (Season Two)
Air Dates: June 22, 2018
The second season of the American web television series Luke Cage, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, sees Cage become a hero and celebrity in Harlem after clearing his name, only to face a new threat.
Queer Eye (Season Two)
Air Dates: June 18, 2018
More than a decade after the original series went off the air, Netflix reboots the "Queer Eye" franchise with a new Fab Five and a new setting, trading in the concrete jungle of New York City for communities in and around Atlanta. The style experts forge relationships with men and women who often have different beliefs from them, leading to moments of social commentary interspersed with style advice. Advising people in need of lifestyle makeovers are food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, fashion designer Tan France and culture expert Karamo Brown, who reality TV fans may recognize as one of the housemates on "The Real World: Philadelphia." David Collins, who created the original show, is on board as an executive producer.
ALNM Rating: 3/5
Directed by: Ron Howard
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany
Available to watch: In theaters now
Review: No movie could live up to the expectations placed on the origin story of everyone's favorite space smuggler. The film suffered from production issues, including replacing original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with Ron Howard during filming. The biggest flaws I found in the movie lay in the predictability of the plot and a lack of connection with the characters. Through the movie, it largely felt like it was hitting all the points on a checklist of our history with Han Solo. I hope this gets a chance at a sequel to see what a young Han Solo film with a few more risks looks like. Especially if it expands on THAT cameo towards the end. For the most part, I didn't develop any attachment to the new characters. None were radically unlikeable but also didn't catch my interest. The standouts were Donald Glover as an effortlessly cool Lando Calrissian and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as his droid co-pilot. Overall this is a fun heist film and visually pleasing, but that's about it.
Hey everyone! Sorry, real life's been pretty crazy lately. But we hope to have some awesome new articles and podcasts coming to you soon! I've been enjoying some other podcasts while commuting to and from work and wanted to share them with you. In no particular order with official summaries:
The Artist: Shawn Mendes ft. Khalid
The Song: "Youth"
Why you recommend it to our listeners: I have been listening to this song ever since it popped up on my Spotify account. But the version performed at the Billboard Music Awards with The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Show Choir definitely made me tear up a little. Check it out below!