We Be Geeks - Your Voice Of The Geek Revolution
Summary: We Be Geeks, your official voice of the geek revolution, is a weekly talk show on the WeBeGeeks Network. This podcast delivers highlights of geek culture with your hosts, Mike Ehmcke, Derrick Nadeau and Brett Dasilva. Topics include: Star Wars, comics, television, film,reviews, celebrity interviews, games news, geek-culture convention coverage, Marvel, Disney and more.
This week, Brett and Julz are both MIA, so Mike and Derrick welcome comic book colorist Jeremy Colwell onto the podcast for an interview. Jeremy is most recently known for the DC books Batman/TMNT, and He-Man/Thundercats. We start off the interview with Jeremy describing his path to becoming a colorist, and how he started working for DC comics. We asked Jeremy if he was nervous working with big name characters like Batman and He-Man, and what his favorite version of Batman is from a colorist perspective. We discuss Jeremy’s thoughts on the Digital Age of coloring, some of his favorite characters to color, as well as his favorite Batman villains. Next, we ask Jeremy about his favorite books that he has colored, as well as his favorite comics to read. We discuss the surge of comic creators that has risen up in the Portland, Oregon area, and Jeremy’s experience meeting comics legend Marv Wolfman, before grilling him on his future projects. We follow that with talk of delays in comics, then have a long discussion about conventions and fan interactions. We finish of the episode by covering the various places that you can find Jeremy Colwell on the internet.
This week on We Be Geeks: The gang is all together again, and they have a lot to share. The PS4 is finally getting an update which has been a long time coming. Is this in answers to the Nintendo Switch? Could be, but no matter the reason it's awesome. Another Indiana Jones movie is in the works. With this combination actor, director this is something to look forward to. New images from Thor Ragnarok have surfaced and they are so beautiful. If you want to see them, pick up Entertainment Weekly and see what we are talking about. We also check out 24 hidden details we may have missed in the Captain America Movies. While some of these may be a far reach, these are all good fun to talk about. Also The Human Project has reached its goal on Kickstarter. Congrats to Chelsea Alden and David Beatty! We wish you all the good things. We can't wait to have you back on to talk about it, whenever you can.
We kick off the show talking about Hasbro’s new Transformers figure the Decepticon called Trypticon. The biggest Decepticon figure ever. It looks sweet. We then move to movie news with bad news on the new Tron sequel maybe never seeing the light of day. We talk the casting of Black Bolt and Medusa for the new Inhuman roles. We talk Henry Cavill teasing Green Lantern for the new Justice League (Just Us Fleas) movie with Tweets and pictures on Instagram. We talk the unaltered Star Wars original trilogy not coming out on Blu-Ray. At least not yet. To go along with the Star Wars theme we find out that Disney, Lucasfilm trademarked a new Start Wars title called Star Wars: Rivals. We up the Star Wars talk with talk about Battle Front 2. EA is saying this will be bigger than the original with characters from the upcoming movies. We go over the Razzie’s winner, I mean losers. We do an in memoriam for Bill Paxton. May he rest in peace.
In this episode, we welcome writer Meredith Finch who has written novels and comics, including a stint on Wonder Woman. Meredith came on to promote her new creator owned comic book, Rose, which comes out from Image Comics on April 12th. In addition to talking about Rose, Meredith talked with us about the importance of art in comics, the problems some publishers have with keeping a schedule, and the difficulty creative teams face in keeping up with monthly issues. We discussed various publishing methods, the prices of modern comics, and the problems with the big company crossover events that permeate the industry these days. Not only is Meredith an accomplished writer in her own right, but she also happens to be married to superstar artist David Finch, and she told us how some of the experiences David has had helped her when she entered the world of comic writing. We talked to Meredith about her love of fantasy fiction, and why she chose that genre for her upcoming comic Rose. Meredith also shared her love of cats with us, a love shared by the We Be Geek crew, and how that helped to create one of the main characters in Rose. Meredith was a fantastic guest, and it was fun talking to her about comics.
Tonight, we have Shannon Mccarter on from Network 1901 on with us. We talk about her theory of Jyn and Cassian surviving the Death Star blast at the end of Rogue One. We talk about Fangoria ending after 38 years. We talk Shailene Woodley pulling out of Divergent’s tv show. Looks like this show is turning out to be a dumpster fire and probably will not make it to air. We talk Judge Dredd 2 and if it will be coming out as an animated series. We talk Ben Affleck reportedly wanting to leave Batman and what that will mean for the DCEU. We talk Mel Gibson being in talks for directing Suicide Squad 2. We discuss Shannon’s age and come to the realization that we are really, really old. We talk Rebels coming to an end after 3 seasons and what could be next. We talk the new Guardians of the Galaxy coming to Disney Land. We talk Network 1901’s new Star Wars podcast, Discovering Star Wars. We also talk Network 1901’s other podcasts as well.
This week on We Be Geeks: We are all together again to talk all things geek! Agents of Shield has continued to improve with each season. From Inhumans to LMS's (Life Model Decoys.) Supposedly longtime viewers will be rewarded once the third season 4 arc has been revealed. Peter Capaldi is expected to leave Doctor Who after this season, which leads to the question, Who will the next Doctor be? Of course the regeneration will be right around the Christmas episode this year. We dive into this topic and discuss our thoughts on this important matter. What the heck is going on with the Batman movie? This is the question I think we have been asking ourselves for a while now. Ben Affleck has decided that he will not be directing it. He has so much on his plate, so he made the decision. Now we are left with the question on everyones mind. The Secret of NIMH is getting a remake! The Rats of NIMH with James Madigan making his directional debut. The movie will be a live action CGI hybrid film. We are not too sure how to feel about this considering the original is so loved. It set a high bar, and hopefully we won't be disappointed. Gotham, the show we all love to hate was a topic. Supposedly Jerome is back in the winter finale of Gotham. How? I'm not really sure, since he was seriously dead the last time I saw him. Also the Riddler finally has a costume! Apparently, no cane though. That may be coming soon though. All this and some more, but you have to listen!
This week we talk with Bruce Zick the creator of Terminal Point, and the new collected graphic novels put out by Caliber Comics. We talk about his web comics, and the difficulty of holding people’s attention with denser books. We talk about the journey of turning Terminal Point into a graphic novel. We talk the Zone Continuum web series. Want to know what duo shade is? Find out here. We talk the difference between the Zone Continuum and Terminal Point. We talk time travel, and the problems that go with it. We talk about what brought him to write Terminal Point and his love for science fiction. We talk promotion and the problems getting books out there nowadays. We break news on The Atomic Legion making a possible comeback. We talk Stan Lee’s impact on comics.
This week on We Be Geeks: The team is all back together again and have a lot of things to talk about. Mike and his family did the Star Wars tours complete with a dessert party. He let us in on all the cool stuff he was able to do, and it sounds like it's totally worth the price of admission. Powerless is coming to us in a few weeks and a new trailer shows STARRO, which will make for a hysterical episode. The press for Powerless looks great and I think it will hopefully go on for a few seasons. A Series of Unfortunate Events had topped the Marvel Netflix series. Mainly because it has hit its core demographic, but also because the show is awesome. It's pretty true to the books and Neil Patrick Harris is great as Count Olaf. Lemony Snicket who is the writer of the books appears (Patrick Warburton) and it just adds that something special. The Wonder Woman movie will be out sooner than we think, and we finally have a villain. Ares the God of War will play opposite Wonder Woman. No word on the extent of his role, but it's sure to be amazing. DC comics will be raising the price of most of its comics from $2.99 to $3.99. Granted you will also get the digital version of the comic, but if you only read the print version, is it worth it? We discuss our thoughts on it. All this and more can grace your ears, but only if you listen!
We start off this episode with local winter weather reports from Mike, Brett, and Derrick before moving on to the meat of the show. After that, we mention that all of the CW/DC shows have been renewed, and then discuss the recently announced Wal-Mart exclusives Pops being put out by Funko. We then talk about Woody Harrelson being cast in the upcoming young Han Solo movie, and contemplate the possible characters he could be playing. After that, we talk a bit about the NES classic system that is nearly impossible to find, and a message to hackers that can be found among the coding of the system. We move back to Star Wars a bit as we discuss rumors of a possible live action Star Wars show in the future, Disney theme parks adding Episode VIII missions to their Star Tours attractions, and the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art finding a future home in the City of Angels. Next up, we move on to discuss the announcement that DC comics will be putting several of their Rebirth books up for free on Hoopla Digital library site. We mention Deadpool being nominated for a Producer’s Guild Award, and then take a nostalgic trip to NASA as we talk about space shuttles and the Space Center in Florida. Once we get back on track, we talk about the best science fiction show that can be found on Netflix, discuss Peter Dinklage being cast in the next Avengers movie, and ponder which character he could potentially play before finishing off the episode with a rant session about the future of DC films.
We open the show with an in memoriam of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. We announce the birth of Oliver Julz new baby. We go over the 2017 premiers coming up. We tell you what we are looking forward to seeing. What about you? We talk Lexa Doig making an appearance as Talia Al Ghul, as well as Katie Cassidy returning as Laurel Lance. We also discuss when a con goes so bad Stan Lee can't save it. We then head to the movies and see that Deadpool has been getting a Writers Guild nomination. Could an Oscar be next? We then talk the most pirated movies of the year. To cleanse our pallets, we go over the worse comic book movie moments of 2016. We talk CNN using a screen shot of Fallout 4's hacking system to explain how the Russians are hacking the US. We also give out Fallout Andromeda's release date. Tune in to find out what it is. We end the day discussing the 5 reasons Civil War II disappointed fans. We end the show talking about Deadpool the Duck.
This week on We Be Geeks: We Be Geeks is celebrating 200 episodes! This is no small adventure. Mike has fearlessly been the leader for 200 awesome episodes. Through changes and milestones, he has kept this podcast going. We received some really awesome blurbs from past guests, and they are so great. We appreciate all the guests that took the time to do that. It has been a great time and we look forward to 200 more episodes! This also marks the 2nd annual We Be Awards. Joining us to help celebrate and answer the hard questions is Ken, Kylan, Vickie and Dawn from the Geek Watch One podcast. As we have a round table discussion on all the choices we voted on, things sometimes get off track, and hilarity ensues. We pick not only best comics, but the best TV shows, video games, movies as well as subscription boxes. It was great to have these guys and gals on again, and there may or may not have been some Channing Tatum craziness. It's always a great time when they are on and we are so happy to have them. Thank you to all our guests and thank you to Geek Watch One for joining us as we hit another milestone. Here is to many more!
Episode 199, can’t believe it has been that many already. We start the show talking about the massive giveaways we are doing for episode 200. We start off talking about Sonequa Martin-Green getting cast as the leading lady in the new Star Trek: Discovery show. We talk about the implications of her getting the role. Next up is the announcement of a Harley Quinn spinoff movie Gotham City Sirens directed by David Ayer. We talk potential casting for the movie. We talk Nightwing casting. We talk upcoming comics coming out for Free Comic Book day 2016. It is the time for lists as we go through the best comics of 2016 as put out by Barnes and Noble. The 15 best comics moments, the 10 best and five worst shows of 2016, as well as the 10 best and five worst movies of 2016.
On this episode, we welcome comedian Matt Tate from the podcast Comics Reading Comics. We begin with Matt explaining what Comics Reading Comics is all about, then explains how he chooses the comics that will be read on the show, and then talks about his comic book roots. Matt tells us about building his cast of readers from his friends in improve and comedy, then talks about how the podcast is recorded to achieve the optimal chemistry among the cast. Matt then explains how he splits the show into seasons before talking about some of his favorite comics that have been read on the show, which leads into a discussion about newer comics verses the old classics. We then ask Matt if he has had many listener suggestions and what reactions he has gotten from the creators of some of the comics featured on the show. Matt then tells us about future plans for Comics Reading Comics which include a webseries, and the possibilities of live shows. Mike throws out a suggestion for Matt and his crew to read Howard the Duck, to the surprise of no one on the podcast, and then Matt gives us his origin story on how he got into comedy, who influenced him in comedy, and how he chose the first book for his podcast. The list of topics then moves on to the possibility of doing a Youtube channel, the character types his cast is best suited for, the possibility of a musical episode, which Derrick was not happy to hear about, and special holiday episodes of the podcast. Next, we ask Matt about approaching comic creators, and then have a lengthy discussion about cursing and vulgarity. We ask Matt about his plans after the New Year, and then get into an informative discussion about Improv. We talk a bit about women in comics. and then get into a fun discussion about Marvel comics, movies, and television shows. We then ask Matt about his favorite movies, and where he can be found on the internet before finishing off the show with an announcement about some of the prizes being given away for our upcoming 200th episode.
We are all in the Christmas spirit here on We Be Geeks. Also, Florida is F’ed up. We open the show with talking Supergirl and hints of Batman existing in her universe. Which actor is leaving the Flash universe for the MCU? We tell you, you don’t want to miss it. We talk what character we would want him to play in the MCU. This leads to talk on what Marvel movies we want to see made. Squadron Supreme anyone? We talk Billy Dee Williams returning to voice Two Face in the new Lego Batman movie. Is Sebastian Stan the Winter Soldier going to be taking over for Captain America in some upcoming movie? An Instagram photo of him carrying a silver shield with his trademark red star on it. We can all rest easy. Back to the Future will not be rebooted per writer Robert Zemeckis. We talk Star Trek: Discovery adding three new actors. Will there be an Obi-Wan standalone movie? We tell you why, or why not. We end the night talking Rogue One: A Star Wars story breaking records with ticket pre-sales.
On this episode, we interview Sam Satiin, writer of the comic book Legend. Sam starts off by describing the story and characters of Legend, and then we ask him why he chose to write an apocalyptic tale from the point of view of dogs and cats. We talk about the differences between the world of dogs and cats both in the story, and in real life. We talk with Sam about the myths and world building of his book, and then discuss the release date of the collected trade for the series. Next, we ask Sam how the reaction to the book has been, talk about our love of animals, and then inquire about Sam’s inspiration for Legend. We ask same when the story will continue, and Sam then discusses the possibility of other stories set in the Legend universe, as well as the possibilities for merchandising and collectibles based on his series. Before we let Sam go, we talk about the designs of the armor worn by the cat clan in his story, delve into the mystery of what might have happened to the humans in the book, and discuss the skill required to draw animals as opposed to regular human characters. After we finish our interview with Sam, we continue the episode with a discussion about the release date for the upcoming Justice League Action cartoon, and then talk Captain America: Civil War. Next, we move on to news about an Inhumans show coming to television as well as Imax theaters, the return of the Young Justice cartoon to Netflix, and then reminisce about the recent Green Lantern cartoon. We follow that up with a discussion about our hopes and fears for the future DC movies, and our excitement for the Lego Batman movie before discussing an article about the possibility of Josh Trank making a Boba Fett movie that we are happy will not happen. We finish off the episode with the announcement of WWE returning to comic books, and then make our own announcement about the giveaway planned for the upcoming 200th episode of the We Be Geeks podcast.