Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 144) - We're in the Endgame now

Woo to the hoo! Grad school is over and bring on summer! To start it all off, I promised Danny I’d finally let him come on and spoil the heck out of Avengers Endgame. As of this writing, the movie has made 2.542 billion dollars so I think it’s fair to say all the listeners of this podcast should have seen it. If not though, skip skip skip because we spoil the heck out of this movie. Not much left to say but enjoy two buds talking geek about a really good movie.

Congrats on completing Level 144 of the podcast and a big thanks to Danny for yet another amazing recording. I missed that dude while we were crazy busy with school. Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzball #143 – Unamos la Galaxia

Happy Mother’s Day friends! While this episode is not all about the mothers of our favorite geekdoms, I am thankful for the live givers who created all you dear listeners. Here’s another solo episode of the podcast. The last episode somehow recorded amidst lots of time lost courtesy of grad school. This is the usual geeky news and TV reviews and me actually talking about some comics. Here’s what you can find in this installment:

Let the Wookiee Win (Star Wars)
Mark Hamill kerfuffle over missed opportunities tweet
Unamos la galaxia title explanation… galactic advanced?
Disney leaks next trilogy plans
ROTJ factoid for Boushh the bounty hunter
All the books leading up to Rise of Skywalker

Flavor of the Geek
Spider-Man: Far From Home and IT Chapter Two trailers
Chris Hemsworth is in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
Endgame obliterates box office records
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 set to film next year
Lord and Miller pen nine figure Sony/Marvel deal for TV
Christopher Markus wants to write Moon Knight
Fantastic Beasts 3 filming delayed by one year to 2021
David Dastmalchian & Michael Rooker in The Suicide Squad
First Sonic the Hedgehog trailer
Patty Jenkins shares new Wonder Woman 1984 image for Gadot’s birthday
New Child’s Play poster pits Chucky against Woody
New Toy Story 4 details on the interwebs
Detective Comics 1000 sold half a million copies
Dark Phoenix reshoots changed the third act of the film

Small Screen Star Wars Sci-Fi Superhero Synopsis
Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 – The Long Knight / Episode 4 – The Last of the Starks
Cloak and Dagger Season 2 Episode 5 – Alignment Chart / Episode 6 – B Sides
Gotham Season 5 Episode 12 – The Beginning…
The Flash Season 5 Episode 20 – Gone Rogue / Episode 21 – The Girl with the Red Lightning
Arrow Season 7 Episode 20 – Confessions / Episode 21 – Living Proof
Supergirl Season 4 Episode 19 – American Dreamer / Episode 20 – Will the Real Miss Tessmacher Please Stand Up?
Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 13 – Egg MacGuffin / Episode 14 – Nip/Stuck

In the Stacks
Saga of the Swamp Thing Book Three
Deadly Class Volume One: Reagan Youth
Captain America issues 695 to 710 and Annual #1
Old Man Hawkeye issues 1 to 12
Weapon X issues 4 to 27
Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1
Totally Awesome Hulk issues 20 to 22
Love is Love collected trade (2017)
New X-Men Volume 1 to 7 collected trades (issues 114 to 154)

Congrats on completing Level 143 of the podcast. Please drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 142) - May the 4th, Chewie, and CBM Defenders!

Hey hey friends… Happy May the 4th!

Had to throw up an episode on this most galactic of celebratory days. Also had to pay my respects to this pop culture iconography that I love especially the Mighty Chewbacca… rest in power sweet gentle giant. Sadness over Mr. Peter Mayhew aside, I also just ramble about stuff and included 30 plus minutes of a bonus CBM Defenders episode all in the service of getting an episode up but also finishing up this semester of grad school Here’s what you can find on this episode:

Endgame spoiler hiatus ends on Monday
Some random thoughts
Rest in Power Peter Mayhew
Star Wars remembrances
A bonus CBM Defenders defense of Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998)

Congrats on completing Level 142 of the podcast and a big thanks to Danny the Deuce for the bulk of this episode. I’m just happy to have gotten my thoughts about Chewbacca and Star Wars off my chest this weekend. Lots of emotions over the passing of the actor. Please drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzball #141 – Always One There Is

Happy Sunday!

Well hello friends… we’ve had a month of guest episodes in a row while my friends helped me deal with grad school madness so here’s a solo episode. If you fear Avengers: Endgame spoilers… you can relax. I have initial brief feelings but these are not the spoilers you’re looking for. This is just the usual life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff where I talk geek news and TV. Here’s what you can find on this installment:

Let the Wookiee Win (Star Wars)
J.J. Abrams teases there’s “More to the story” of Rey’s parents
Kathleen Kennedy confirms Old Republic in development
Episode IX may not be the end for some sequel era characters

Flavor of the Geek
Jimmy Fallon Endgame video
Ekoh Endgame rap
Short non-spoiler Endgame review
Endgame makes 1.2 billion in opening weekend
Avengers: Endgame marketing campaign is Marvel’s biggest ever
Russo Brothers working on a Stan Lee documentary
Kevin Feige Says Phase 3 ends with Far From Home
Feige re: Shang-Chi & Marvel’s inclusive future
Shazam! non-spoiler review
John Cena reportedly up for a role in Suicide Squad
Travis Knight to direct Mark Wahlberg’s Six Billion Dollar Man
Disney+ Marvel shows will be closely linked to the MCU
Titans Season 2 casts GoT star Iain Glen as Batman
Y: The Last Man showrunners exit
Saga comic to end with issue 108
Image comics’ Hadrian’s Wall optioned for a feature
Krypton Season 2 back on June 12
New HBO sizzle reel with Watchmen glimpses
Trailers: Dark Phoenix / Childs Play / Detective Pikachu / Gemini Man / Godzilla: King of the Monsters / The Boys / First Swamp Thing Teaser
The Gifted has been officially cancelled after two seasons

Small Screen Star Wars Sci-Fi Superhero Synopsis
Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 – Winterfell / Season 8 Episode 2 – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Cloak and Dagger Season 2 Episode 1 – Restless Energy / Episode 2 – White Lines / Episode 3 – Shadow Selves / Episode 4 – Rabbit Hold
Happy Season 2 Episode 1 – The War on Easter / Episode 2 – Tallahassee / Episode 3 – Some Girls Need a Lot of Repenting / Episode 4 – Blitzkrieg!!!
Gotham Season 5 Episode 11 – They Did What?
The Flash Season 5 Episode 18 – Godspeed / Episode 19 – Snow Pack
Arrow Season 7 Episode 18 – Lost Canary / Episode 19 – Spartan
Supergirl Season 4 Episode 17 – All About Eve / Episode 18 – Crime and Punishment
Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 Episode 9 - Lucha De Apuestas / Episode 10 – The Getaway / Episode 11 – Séance & Sensibility / Episode 12 - The Eggplant, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Congrats on completing Level 141… Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 140) - Celebrating my Shotes

What the what?!? An episode up on a Friday? Yup.

Once again regular guest Blue Lightning showed up to talk all about a whole bunch of Star Wars and geeky news to help me have more time to write the long papers which mark the end of grad school. We had to cover all the schtuff from Star Wars Celebration 2019 and it doesn’t hurt to catch up on all the other news while doing it. I know, I know… what’s more important than Star Wars? Well… there’s plenty to be excited about and here’s a list of everything we chat about:

Star Wars Celebration News & more
Positive fandom at Star Wars Celebration 2019
Star Wars: Episode IX trailer
The Mandalorian panel
Star Wars: Clone Wars Season 7 trailer
First episode of Resistance Season 2
A mysterious book project called Project Luminous
The Star Wars book panel
The Vader Immortal VR experience series
EA’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer
Alan Tudyk will be a part of the Cassian Andor show on Disney+
Greg Pak is gonna write the Star Was comic starting with issue 68
Hasbro Luke Skywalker helmet and Galaxy’s Edge specific multi-pack figures
Star Wars Celebration 2020 in Anaheim
Coca Cola’s special container for Galaxy’s Edge plus exclusive DJ R3X Pop!
J.J. Abrams says he initially turned down Episode IX
The Mandalorian renewed for Season 2 before Season 1 even airs
Kathleen Kennedy: hiatus after Episode IX/Johnson, Benioff & Weiss working together
Benioff & Weiss might cast Game of Thrones actor in their new trilogy
Rian Johnson says he’ll start work on Star Wars after finishing Knives Out
The Nintendo Switch is getting its first Star Wars game
Phantom Menace almost 20 years later (May 19, 1999)

Other Geeky News Flavors
Endgame tops Force Awakens first day pre-sales – projections for the movie are huge
Press tour kicks off with empty chairs
Russo Bros short binge list to prep for Endgame
Avengers: Endgame’ shot fake endings
Thanos Build a Bear
David Harbour & Rachel Weisz circle Black Widow movie
Captain Marvel in the one billion club
Akira filming details emerge
DC Universe to add all DC comics
Swamp Thing show halted early due to uncertainty of streaming service
Umbrella Academy Season 2 on Netflix is a go
Bitter Root from Image getting a movie
First trailer for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie
Feige’s five year plan for the MCU will be revealed after Spider-Man: Far From Home is released
Hellboy dropped last weekend - R-Rated sizzle reel for uncertain moviegoers
New Mutants officially on the movie schedule
Third Walking Dead show on its way
Idris Elba is not Deadshot in Gunn’s Suicide Squad
New The Lion King trailer
Disney+ details: price/Marvel series/The Mandalorian/Monsters, Inc./Simpsons
Godzilla vs. Kong wraps shooting in Australia
Preacher on AMC ending after Season 4
Tomb Raider sequel may be happening

Congrats on completing Level 140 of the podcast and a big thanks to Blue (@bluewolfd) for yet another amazing recording. He’s seriously a champ. Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 139) - CBM Defenders... a Double Feature of Punishment

The continuing misadventures of Wookiee balancing grad school and a free podcast continue but don’t lose faith dear listeners. Another week and we prevail. Despite the constraint of the time space continuum, I am lucky to have pals to save my bacon and provide content for the busy weeks. This time, Danny came through and the result is his introduction to the CBM Defenders. Welcome to another edition of the Fuzzballs defending “bad” comic book movies. This time we tackled movies that Danny called dibs on. Also as a bonus, we actually had recently watched one. Danny and I attempt to defend the Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane versions of an iconic antihero. That’s right… two movies about The Punisher. Fair warning… we spoil the heck out of these flicks that are often discussed as some of the worst comic book movies EVER.. You may find these films to be less than good but we’re always prepared to shine our bright lanterny light all over them while talking the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here’s the two films we defend:

The Punisher (1989)
The Punisher (2004)

Congrats on completing Level 139 of the podcast and a big thanks to Danny the Deuce for yet another fun episode. The mystery of Asparagus and Rutabaga are revealed within a discussion of Punisher movies. Please drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 138) - How’s it going fellow younglings?

Holy on-time podcast Batman!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Hopefully you sang that like me.Sorry but I’m excited to not only have an episode up early in the weekend but also that it was recorded already. Yay for homework time! This level of the cast is Danny and I just hanging out and talking about whatever seemed legit. There’s a Wondercon report, geeky schtuff, and then even some comics. Here’s the list for this episode:

Back to the future connection to Indiana Jones

Danny’s WonderCon report
Agents of Shield panel: space and not necessarily ending (premiers May 10)
Cosplayers
Batman’s birthday
Trailers: Shazam / Spider-Man: Homecoming
Meeting Greg Pak

Fuzzy Thoughts
Danny’s non-spoiler US review
Avengers Endgame tickets on sale – crash sites / piss off Danny
What could be the future of the MCU?
Thoughts on buying DC Universe app
Umbrella Academy renewed for Season 2
The Matrix turns 20
Love. Death & Robots on Netflix

In the Stacks
Avengers: No Way Home
Ronin Island issue 1
Vader Dark Visions issues 1 & 2
Doomsday Clock issue 9
Captain Marvel issues 1 & 2
Justice League Dark issue 7 & 8
Thor issues 1 to 11
The Avengers 12 to 17
Avengers Prelude issues 1 to 3
Uncanny X-Men issues 11 & 12
Mr. & Mrs. X issues 7 to 11
Immortal Hulk issue 12 to 15

Congrats on completing Level 138 of the podcast and a big thanks to Danny for yet another fun recording. Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzball #137 – Mama’s Little Dumbo

Baby mine dry your eye… good advice and a sweet song from my childhood. Despite a semi-sad week, the podcast continues. Hey hey friends… welcome to another level of the cast with me doing talking about life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff. Lots of news and geek TV for your earholes in another episode up a little late because of life, the universe, and everything. Here’s what you can find in this edition:

Fuzzy Thoughts
Brief thoughts on my buddy Shaun (rest in power)

Let the Wookiee Win (Star Wars)
Game of Thrones showrunners' movie shooting this fall exploring the Old Republic
Oscar Isaac speaks about how Episode IX again plus leaked retail poster
Taika Waititi not only directed a Mandalorian episode but voiced a character
Werner Herzog reveals that he is a villain on The Mandalorian
Lucasfilm Games has been resurrected by Disney
Star Wars: Empire at War director talked to EA about sequel
A Star Wars Musical opened off Broadway on March 20
Star Wars: Rogue One writer Chris Weitz reveals original ending
Hayden Christianson will be at Star Wars Celebration for autographs & photos
German professor R2-D2 redesign of Zweibrück Observatory

Flavor of the Geek
Mark Hamill voicing Chucky in new Child’s Play movie
Chinese poster of Avengers Endgame is everything
Zack Snyder re: fans growing the eff up and realizing Batman is a killer
Amazon has cast a new Gunslinger and Man in Black for their Dark Tower show
Bill and Ted 3 video announcement
Transformers and Bumblebee movies getting sequels
Runaways renewed for Season 3
Dumbo non-spoiler review
Batman Ninja review
Trailers: Krypton / Stranger Things Season 3 / Toy Story 4 / Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Ezra Miller working on a draft of the Flash movie with Grant Morrison
Disney and Fox officially merge
Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman re: 7 to 8 years of Spidey movies and TV
Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie not out of the question
Infinity War writers considered saving the snap for Endgame
Danny Trejo cast as Boots the monkey in Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Fun Easter egg in Captain America: Winter Soldier
Angelina Jolie is in talks to join The Eternals according to THR
Marc Maron re: The Joker movie

Small Screen Star Wars Sci-Fi Superhero Synopsis
Deadly Class Season 1 Episode 9 – Kids of the Black Hole / Episode 10 – Sink With California
Gotham Season 5 Episode 9 – The Trial of Jim Gordon / Episode 10 – I Am Bane
The Flash Season 5 Episode 16 – Failure Is an Orphan / Episode 17 – Time Bomb
Arrow Season 7 Episode 15 – Training Day / Episode 16 – Star City 2040 / Episode 17 – Inheritance
Supergirl Season 4 Episode 14 – Stand and Deliver / Episode 15 – Oh, Brother Where Art Thou? / Episode 16 – The House of L
Black Lightning Season 2 Episode 15 - T he Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha / Episode 16 - The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega
Star Wars Resistance Episode 19 – No Escape: Part 1 / Episode 20 – No Escape: Part 2

Congrats on completing Level 137… Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 136) - CBM Defenders vs. Schumacher's Batbutts

Holy geeky podcast Batman!

By now fans of the cast know Blue saves my bacon pretty often especially during this semester of grad school. This banked episode is another edition of the CBM Defenders and it is always nice to defend “bad” comic book movies. For this edition, we had to talk some Batman especially after the last Superman episode. This time we try to defend the Schumacher Batman films. Fair warning… we spoil the heck out of these flicks that are often discussed as some of the worst comic book movies EVER.. You may find these films to be less than good but we’re always prepared to shine our bright lanterny light all over them while talking the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here’s the two films we defend:

Batman Forever (1995)
Batman & Robin (1997)

Congrats on completing Level 136 of the podcast and a big thanks to Blue (@bluewolfd) for yet another fun episode. Please drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 135) - Check out the mouth on this one

Hey hey friends… happy Sunday! Hooray for another episode up on the weekend and a big thanks to Blue for stopping by this weekend to help ensure I had content up for y’all. This is just two good buds talking about a whole mess of geek news, comics, tangents, and then a full-on spoilerific Captain Marvel review. Lots of fun and laugh for you to enjoy. Here’s a short list of what we yammer on about:

Shazam estimated to have $40 million plus opening weekend
Ben Affleck might want to direct a DC superhero movie
First look at Gotham's Bane
Blue wants a Yoda back story
Matt Smith apparently never was in Episode IX
Oscar Isaacs re: end of Skywalker saga in Star Wars Episode IX
The First Order in Star Wars Resistance
Full Aladdin trailer & voice of Iago
New Avengers: Endgame trailer
Danai Gurira on Endgame poster plus Cory’s Goose poster
Disney reinstates James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy 3
Cloak and Dagger Season 2 on April 4
Clark Gregg says that Season 7 of Agents of SHIELD will be the last
Rumor of R-rated Marvel Blade movie with Wesley Snipes
Marvel’s Shang-Chi movie lands director
Wookiee’s Netflix Marvel universe theory
Marvel What If? animated show coming to Disney+
Tyrese joins the Morbius cast
Gambit fell victim to post-Fantastic Four budget woes
More indie comics becoming movies: El Gato Negro: Nocturnal Warrior, Port of Earth and Supercrooks
Rotten Tomatoes looking to make users prove they saw a film
Infinity Gauntlet collected trade (1991)
Flashpoint collected trade (2011)
Deadly Class issues 1 to 21 (also thought on Saga & Invincible)
The Batman Who Laughs Issues 2 & 3
Captain Marvel spoiler review

A short list but we found lots to talk about. Congrats on completing Level 135 of the podcast and a big thanks to Blue (@bluewolfd) for yet another amazing recording. Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 133) - CBM Defenders... Battle of the Supermen

Well… there’s times you think you have plenty of time to record a new episode and then it’s Monday and you’re no closer because of schoolwork. Thankfully, I had an episode saved just in case even if I hadn’t planned on using it so soon. Grad school is a time suck… the end. This banked episode is another edition of the CBM Defenders and it is always nice to defend “bad” comic book movies. For this edition, Blue and I were joined by our friend Justin to defend two Superman movies. It’s sort of our version of a Battle of the Supermen even if it is more like us loving on movies some think are bad. We chatted all about (and also spoil the heck out of) these flicks. You may find these films to be less than good but we’re always prepared to shine our bright lanterny light all over them while talking the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here’s the two films we defend:

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Superman Returns (2006)

Congrats on completing Level 133 of the podcast and a big thanks to Blue (@bluewolfd) and Justin (@jrgray01) for yet another fun episode. This one really felt like a CBM defense. Please drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 132) - After 150 shows… Humanity is Effed

Hey hey friends! So after my rambling last episode, I realized this week was technically the 150th recording put out for y’all. In a fortuitous way, I’d already planned on recording with Danny the Deuce and then it got even better when Blue Lightning said he could join and dragged Justin and a Shadow Guest to the podcast studio with him. With our dongs out, we geeked out for almost two hours to commemorate the show, friendship, and the geeky culture we love to be a part of. Lots of discussion and laughter and robot pneumatics. Let me tell ya… 150 listens will give you such a crick in the neck. Hope you enjoy this hilarity as much as we did first hand. Here’s a rough guide of what we covered in this level of the cast:

Aladdin
Alita Battle Angel
Captain Marvel tracking to break 100 million
Split
Iron Fist
Chewbaquaman
The Rising of Shield Hero
The Orville
Leaked Episode IX concept art and reference photos on reddit
Kevin Smith re: Episode IX
Virtual porg experience
Lightsaber dueling officially a sport in France
LARPing
Episode IX has officially wrapped principal photography
Godzilla: King of Monsters trailer
Star Wars Episode IX trailer reported to drop in April
A list of potential Star Wars shows that could be put into development
Spotlight on usajacket.com
Force Friday merchandising on Oct 4 tripling down
Hasbro toys from 2019 toy fair look awesome
Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in Todd Phillips’ biopic
Army Hammer denies Batman casting
The Punisher and Jessica Jones are cancelled
Cloak and Dagger Season 2 trailer
DC movie rumors: Suicide Squad 2, Birds of Prey, etc.
Aquaman cracks the all-time top 20 box office
Altered Carbon Season 2 casting
Usagi Yojimbo comic from IDW
Other comics we’re reading

Wowza… that list seems short for the duration of the episode but somehow the four of us did it anyway. So much fun. Congrats on completing Level 132 of the podcast and a big thanks to Blue (@bluewolfd), Justin (@jrgray01), and Danny for another amazing recording. Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzball #131 – Rambly Fuzzy Hemingway

Monday… doo doo duh doo doo… Monday!

Hey hey friends… grad school craziness continues but here’s the latest episode full of my ramblings, geeky news, laughing at myself, and geek TV. I guess there’s always time for life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff. This is normal solo style. Never bad to have an excuse to enjoy my geeky loves in weeks mired by work and school. Hope you enjoy it as much as me. Here’s what you can fin in this installment of the show:

Fuzzy Thoughts
Honoring comic artist George Pérez

Let the Wookiee Win (Star Wars)
Reddit edit of Obi Wan scenes
Rian Johnson still working on his Star Wars trilogy
Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars project is confirmed as a trilogy
Emperor Palpatine actor Ian McDiarmid confirmed for Star Wars Celebration
Elon Musk visits Star Wars Episode IX set
New episode IX leaks includes a snowy planet and Lando info
Science & Star Wars

Flavor of the Geek
Trailer park: Aladdin / Frozen 2 / Child’s Play / Shaft / Catch 22 / Tolkien / Pet Sematary
Aquaman spinoff to dive into horror with The Trench
Aquaman screenwriter returns to pen sequel
Jack Black wants to be The Penguin
Gotham showrunner teases Batman pilot finale plus awful Joker image
First look at Jack Bannon as Pennyworth
Batman vs TMNT animated movie this spring
DC and McFarlane toys partnering for new collectibles in 2020
Red Sonja put on hold with Bryan Singer out as director
Disney’s Pirates reboot uncertain
Avengers Endgame considering having an intermission due to runtime
Captain Marvel’s website is so unbelievably 90s
Howard the Duck, MODOK and more Marvel animated shows at Hulu
Rick and Morty showrunner tapped for the Disney+ Loki series
Jupiter’s Legacy cast announced for Netflix
Muppets returning on Disney plus with Josh Gad
EC Comics comes to Netflix
Josh Brolin joins the amazing cast of Dune
Sir Ian McKellan wants to continue playing Gandalf
Whoopi Goldberg wants to continue playing Guinan

Smaller Small Screen Star Wars Sci-Fi Superhero Synopsis
Punisher Season 2
Deadly Class Season 1 Episode 2 – Noise, Noise, Noise / Episode 3 – Snake Pit
Umbrella Academy Season 1 Episode 1 – We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals
The Gifted Season 2 Episode 13 – teMpted
Gotham Season 5 Episode 3 – Penguin, Our Hero / Episode 4 – Ruin / Episode 5 – Pena Dura
The Flash Season 5 Episode 11 – Seeing Red / Episode 12 – Memorabilia / Episode 13 – Goldfaced / Episode 14 – Cause and XS
Supergirl Season 4 Episode 10 – Suspicious Minds / Episode 11 – Blood Memory

Congrats on completing Level 131… Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzball #130 – Sportsball!!! Disney’s rich!!! Woo?

Ugh… why won’t technology let me save with a question mar? The world may never know…

Anyhoo… Wookiee aka The Slowsh managing to get an episode up late for all you dear listeners. This is me just doing a firehouse news round-up of all the geeky schtuff I’ve heard over the last few weeks. Lots of news friends. Hopefully you appreciate some of it… the good news is I am my usual weird self throughout it and I know there’s moments to make you laugh while I ramble through news topics. Speaking of news topics, here’s what you can find on this level of the podcast:

Thoughts on the Sportsball commercials: Avengers Endgame / Toy Story 4 / Captain Marvel
We got a sponsor! Sort of
Most hated Star Wars characters list on Dork Side the Force
Vader film copyright controversy
EA cancelled their open world Star Wars game
Anthony Daniels hints at possible Episode IX title reveal
Star Wars Episode IX: Knights of Ren rumor
Ewan McGregor is happy Star Wars prequel trilogy has found new love
Taika Waititi says his Star Wars TV Series has the original trilogy feel
Galaxy’s Edge comic book and books
Simpsons getting two more seasons
Captain Marvel screenwriter to write Scarlet Witch/Vision Series
Congresswoman references Watchmen in a tweet
Sterling K Brown originally auditioned for M’Baku in Black Panther
Fandango’s first-day pre-sales charts: Captain Marvel is #3 of the MCU films
J.R.R. Tolkien bio pic from Fox Searchlight May 10
Black Panther and Into the Spider-Verse winning all the awards… Oscars next
Shazam Mini-Trailer
Director David Sandberg compares Shazam to ’80s movies
New Mutants may arrive on Hulu
Rumor that Channing Tatum might direct Gambit
Deadpool 2 released in China
Toby Emmerich confident on direction of DC films
Aquaman becomes highest grossing DC movie ever
Vin Diesel starts hyping up Bloodshot movie from Valiant
Patty Jenkins knows how to end the Wonder Woman trilogy
Matt Smith joining Jared Leto on Morbius the Living Vampire movie
Bumblebee sequel in development at Paramount
Millarworld’s Reborn to become a Netflix movie
Birds of Prey teaser video reveals cast of characters
Leigh Whannell to direct Invisible Man for Universal
Toy Story 4 poster and synopsis reveal a whole new Bo Peep
Oscar Isaac & Zendaya to join Denis Villeneuve’s Dune
Bill & Ted 3 might release this Christmas!!!
Matt Reeves says The Batman to be noir detective story with multiple villains
James Wan just waiting on the right script for Aquaman 2
Black Widow rumored to be Marvel’s first R-rated film
Deadpool 2 passes X-Men: Days of Future Past with its Chinese debut
Amazon released a trailer for The Boys
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. teaser trailer
New images from X-Men: Dark Phoenix online
James Gunn officially signs on to direct Suicide Squad 2
Chris Pratt confirms Guardians 3 is using James Gunn’s script
Ben Affleck officially done as Batman
WB sets early release for Doctor Sleep
Avengers: Endgame runtime still at 3 hours
Disney is staying in the Deadpool business
A tale of two X-updates
All CW superhero shows renewed including addition of Batwoman
Y: The Last Man adaptation gets a full season order at FX
Legion’s Season 3 is the end for the series
Animated DC Super-Pets movie gets a release date of April 2021
Batman Beyond animated feature rumor shot down
Henry Cavill not demanding script & director approval for Man of Steel 2
Paramount scraps Fincher’s World War Z 2 over budget concerns

Congrats on completing Level 130! Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 129) - Hulk-Sized CBM Defenders

Whoof… Grad school already has me floundering for free time and I’m already late with a Monday episode. I really tried to record yesterday but no dice. Thankfully, I had a banked episode of the CBM Defenders just in case. It’s always nice to defend “bad” comic book movies and that’s just what Blue and I do for not one, but two Hulk movies. Blue and I chatted all about (and also spoil the heck out of) the solo movies based on ol’ Jade Jaws. You may find these films to be less than good but we’re always prepared to shine our bright lanterny light all over them while talking the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here’s the two films we defend:

Hulk (2003)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Congrats on completing Level 129 of the podcast and a big thanks to Blue (@bluewolfd) for yet another fun episode. Our differing opinions on Hulk movies makes this defense a great one. For the record, I still feel like I won. Please drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzball #128 – What’s up Danger

Well hey there friends. Here is the next episode of the podcast which is essentially everything I didn’t have time to include in the last one. Hilarious to me… it’s an hour and twenty minutes and I still had to leave some out. Let’s just say being sick for a week left me a lot of content. Good news, lots more for future recordings. Here’s what you can find in this installment of life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff.

Fuzzy Thoughts
Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack
Eff Bill Maher… again

Flavor of the Geek
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay review
Split review

Small Screen Star Wars (Simpsons) Sci-Fi Superhero Synopsis
Runaways Season 2
Happy! Season 1
The Good Place Season 1 & 2
Rick and Morty Season 1 to 3
Marvel’s Agent Carter Season 1 & 2
Deadly Class Season 1 Episode 1 – Pilot
The Gifted Season 2 Episode 10 / Episode 11 – MeMento / Episode 12 – HoMe
Gotham Season 5 Episode 1 – Year Zero / Episode 2 – Trespassers
The Flash Season 5 Episode 10 – The Flash and the Furious
The Simpsons Season 30 Episode 11 – Mad About the Toy / Episode 12 – The Girl on the Bus
Star Wars Resistance Episode 12 – Bibo

In the Stacks
My Top 5 comics from 2018: 5 – Avengers / 4 - Justice League Dark including The Witching Hours crossover with Wonder Woman / 3 - Darth Vader by Charles Soule / 2 - Heroes in Crisis / 1 - Immortal Hulk
All-Star Superman
Fear Itself
The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk Prelude
Planet Hulk
Saga of the Swamp Thing Book Two
Immortal Hulk Issue 11
Star Wars Age of Republic Obi-Wan Kenobi
Solo Imperial Cadet Issue 3
The Flash issue 61
Action Comics issue 1006
Heroes in Crisis issue 4
Wonder Woman issues 48 to 61 and Annual #2
Justice League Dark issues 1 to 6
Wonder Woman and Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour 1
Justice League Dark and Wonder Woman: The Witching Hour 1

Congrats on completing Level 128! Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzball #127 – This is Dragon Monkey Adulting

Hey hey friends and fellow fuzzballs!

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Welcome to the latest level of the podcast. School is starting soon so we’re back to weekend drops for episodes. This one started as a solo episode with all the segments but before I knew it, I rambled for an hour and hadn’t even made it to all the TV and comics I’d read over a six day cold from hell. I figured why not break it up and make sure there’s content for the future. Bonus… it means I can talk more TV and comics on the next go round. Here’s what you can find on this installment of life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff:

Fuzzy Thoughts
Batman Damned #1 and the Bat Pole
Avengers shirts and the Chewbacca Galaxy of Adventures action figure
Pops!

Let the Wookiee Win (Star Wars)
Episode IX News and Rumors: info from John Boyega, Todd Fisher, Hanna Treharne, and more (time periods, trailers, Vader, etc.)
Mandalorian to be a “limited series” plus new droids
Star Wars Rogue One Prequel Series to film this Fall
Reports say Lucasfilm has no plans to develop Star Wars movies for Disney Plus
Furbacca
Level of interaction at Galaxy’s Edge plus beer
Justin Theroux’s master code breaker almost had a bigger role
Star Wars Resistance renewed for second season
Star Wars trivia courtesy of Mark Hamill

Flavor of the Geek
Spider-Man: Far From Home teaser trailer
Ghostbusters teaser trailer from director Jason Reitman
A Very Spidey Christmas on Apple Music and Spotify
Aquaman still making all the money
CW officially orders Batwoman pilot
Danny the Deuce was wrong… no Titans on US Netflix
TMNT reboot begins production and filming toward the end of 2019
Ant-Man and The Wasp might be important to the MCU
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot begins pre-production with filming early 2019
MCU page for Loki changes details
Rumors of Adam McKay directing a Silver Surfer movie
Into the Spider-Verse wins the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature
There was Less Ganke in Spider-Verse because of Spider-Man: Homecoming
Nicholas Cage was the first lead actor cast in Spider-Verse
Hollywood Reporter hears Matt Reeves Batman will shoot this Fall
Venom writer & lead cast confirmed to return for sequel

Congrats on completing Level 127! Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 126) - Three Bromigos... 2018 years... one review episode

Hey howdy hey to all my fuzzy friends/listeners!

Before you pass out in shock from an episode going up on a Tuesday… welcome to a super-sized episode all about the year that was. What to say about 2018… well… we certainly try. Danny, Blue and I got together to do Top 5s for geek TV and movies and true to form, we talked for two hours. If you’re looking to break this into a two-parter, around 56:47 we transition between TV and movies. This was a ton of fun to record and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I know some people like to read the lists so they are all below but the listening is where it’s at. Without further ado… here we go.

Top 5 Geek TV
Danny the Deuce:
5 - Preacher Season 3
4 - Cloak and Dagger
3 - Supergirl Season 5
2 - Runaways Season 2
1 - Daredevil Season 3
Honorable Mentions: The Gifted Season 1 / Jessica Jones Season 2 / The Tick / She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Blue Lightning:
5 - Flash Season 5
4 - Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Sempai
3 - My Hero Academia Season 3
2 - Goblin Slayer
1 - That Time I Was Resurrected as a Slime
Honorable Mention: Supergirl Season 5

Wookiee:
5 - Altered Carbon
4 - Preacher Season 3
3 - Legion Season 2
2 - Westworld Season 2
1 - Daredevil Season 3
Honorable Mentions: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel / Castle Rock / The Gifted Season 1 & 2 / Krypton Season 1 / Agents of Shield Season 5 / Supergirl Season 5

Top 5 Geek Movies
Blue:
5 –Deadpool 2
4 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
3 - Avengers: Infinity War
2 –Black Panther
1 - Ready Player One
Honorable Mention: Incredibles 2

Wookiee:
5 – Bumblebee
4 - First Man
3 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
2 – Ready Player One
1 - Avengers: Infinity War
Honorable Mentions: Black Panther / Aquaman / Solo: A Star Wars Story / Ant-Man & the Wasp / Incredibles 2 / Marry Poppins Returns

Danny:
5 – The Cloverfield Paradox
4 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
3 - Mute
2 –Ant-Man & the Wasp
1 - Avengers: Infinity War
Honorable Mentions: Extinction / Christopher Robin

Wowza… what a year 2018 was and by golly these lists were hard to make. Even better… 2019 looks to be even fuller of geeky content for you to enjoy and me to talk about. Congrats on completing Level 126 of the podcast and a big thanks to Blue (@bluewolfd) and Danny for another amazing edition of lists. Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Laugh It Up Fuzzball #125 - For Kandor… a Giant-Sized Fuzzy Comic Review

Happy gnu year friends!

Why are the wildebeest so happy? Well because I am putting up the first episode of 2019 earlier than the weekend. It helps to have a bunch more free time on my hands and why not use it to talk about a ton of comics I’ve read. Here’s what I cover in this mega-review of the funny books:

The Immortal Hulk issues 1 to 10
X-Men Gold issues 6 to 12, 16 to 30, and Annual #1
X-Men The Wedding Special #1
Hunt For Wolverine
Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost issues 1 to 4
Hunt for Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda issues 1 to 4
Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer issues 1 to 4
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor issues 1 to 4
Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends
Return of Wolverine issues 1 to 3
Darth Vader issues 23 to 25
Doctor Aphra issues 25 to 27
Star Wars issues 56 to 58
Han Solo: Imperial Cadet issues 1 & 2
Star Wars Age of Republic: Qui-Gon Jinn
Star Wars Age of Republic: Darth Maul
The Avengers issues 10 & 11
Avengers Halloween Special
DC’s Nuclear Winter Special
Doomsday Clock issue 8
Action Comics issues 1004 & 1005
Superman issues 5 & 6
The Flash issues 57 to 60
Batman issues 58 to 61 and Annual #3
Drowned Earth issue 1 with Justice League and Aquaman
Drowned Earth No. 1
Justice League issues 11 to 14
The Batman Who Laughs issue 1
Heroes in Crisis issues 2 & 3
Green Lantern issue 2

100 Comics! Yes I know I said 96 or 97 in the recording but I’m a History major, not a mathematician. Congrats on completing Level 125! Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, tunein.com, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity!

TTFN… Wookiee out!