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Franchise of the Planet of the Apes — SA132

Franchise of the Planet of the Apes — SA132

A comprehensive discussion of the Planet of the Apes franchise, from its beginnings as a book to the sci-fi classic first installment to the downward spiral into kiddie fare and TV to the big budget resurrection under Tim Burton’s hand to the new reboot series! Ben and Steve talk about some of the themes and the high points and low points of the Planet of the Apes franchise . . . FINALLY getting it out of … Read entire article »

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TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Summer Movie Series) — SA131

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Summer Movie Series) — SA131

Ben is joined by Matt Anderson of The Sci-Fi Christian and Daniel Butcher of Welcome to Level Seven & Between Disney to talk about the latest in the Transformers franchise! What deep theme did Ben find in the movie? What totally offended Daniel? What was Matt’s favorite line from the movie? And do any of them recommend it? Indeed, what one specific … Read entire article »

EDGE OF TOMORROW (Summer Movie Series) — SA130

EDGE OF TOMORROW (Summer Movie Series) — SA130

For this edition of the Summer Movie Series, Ben talks about Edge of Tomorrow and the time loopiness within! … Read entire article »

TURTLE POWER! — SA129

TURTLE POWER! — SA129

Dr. Jayce’s lifelong franchise favorite comes to the forefront in the latest episode of Strangers and Aliens! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!! … Read entire article »

Batmanimation — SA128

Batmanimation — SA128

Batman is one of those franchises that has thrived over time and media and audience age. In this episode, Ben, Steve, and Dr. Jayce talk about their favorite animated Batman stories and series. … Read entire article »

GODZILLA (Summer Movie Series) — SA127

GODZILLA (Summer Movie Series) — SA127

Go, go Godzilla!!! The Big G is back on the big screen! For this episode of Strangers and Aliens, Ben was joined by fellow Godzilla fan (and Fans for Christ member) Nathan Marchand. You can find links to his reviews and books and articles here: http://www.nathanjsmarchand.com … Read entire article »

1986: Comic Books’ Greatest Year — SA126

1986: Comic Books’ Greatest Year — SA126

This episode, Ben and Steve discuss the greatest year in comic book history, the year that changed everything, the year that shifted toward a deconstruction of superheroes and an acceptance of indy comics. 1986. Join us in a trip back in time exploring Concrete, The Dark Knight, Micronauts, and so much more! Here’s an link where you can buy many of the books … Read entire article »

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Summer Movie Series) — SA125

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Summer Movie Series) — SA125

Ben and Steve are ready to talk about Amazing Spider-Man 2, and we are joined by Matt Anderson of The Sci-Fi Christian! Here is the Variety article Matt referenced during our conversation about the Mark Webb/20th Century Fox mid-credits commercial: The Secret Deal Behind ‘Spider-Man 2’ Plugging the ‘X-Men’ (EXCLUSIVE) … Read entire article »

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Summer Movie Series) — SA124

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Summer Movie Series) — SA124

The summer movie season is upon us, and the summer movie series has begun! For our first summer movie review, Ben, Steve, and Dr. Jayce sit down to talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier! … Read entire article »

TV Series Completionism — SA123

TV Series Completionism — SA123

So Dr. Jayce had a question: “what TV series have you seen every episode of?” The answers: not sure if they were disturbing or interesting, but Ben, Steve, and Dr. Jayce talk about the different TV shows they have watched every single episode, from first to last. What shows did YOU have to watch from episode one to the series finale? … Read entire article »