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Podcast #207 - Weird Klingons Are Weird    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 21 May 2017

- The reason why big-screen (65+") TVs cost as much as they do
- AACS 2.0 might not have been cracked after all
- Netflix will not be available for unlocked Android phones, let alone rooted phones
- The Death of VHS - And What We Lost
- Kodak is opening more film processing centers to handle newly-found demand
- No, MP3 is not dead. It's free.
- King Arthur could lose $150M
- Even the critics think that Wonder Woman is a great movie! (What??)
- 65 on-set and behind-the scenes Wonder Woman photos
- Tom Hardy will be Venom
- Star Trek: Discovery has a new trailer and I'm not impressed
- Netflix is making a Dark Crystal prequel mini-series
- Trailer: Transformers: The Last Night
- Behind-the-scenes: The Mummy, Tom Cruise stunts
- Hellboy is coming back without Del Toro or Perlman
- Don't expect Wolverine to be re-cast any time soon
- Trailer: War for the Planet of the Apes (final)
- Hackers threaten to release newest Pirates of the Caribbean
- Wonder Woman sequel is already in development
- Trailer: The Emoji Movie
- An hour of Terminator 2 is recreated in GTA V
- Fan made 8-bit 16-bit Last Jedi trailer gets Rian Johnson's approval
- Austin man sues date for texting during movie (no, this isn't an Onion article)

Also mentioned:
- TGP Extra 1.1 - Mark and I talk about Eurovision 2017
- TGP Nominal 3.12


Podcast #206 - Her Loyalty Is Not To The Fans    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 7 May 2017

- RCA will start to offer Roku TVs
- Samsung and Amazon offer open standard HDR10+
- NVIDIA Shield TV can now stream UHD content from Google Play
- Hulu joins the cord-cutting TV crowd for $40/month with a catch
- AACS 2.0 might have been cracked
- The Promise will lose $80M to serve a higher purpose
- Power Rangers adds to the list of 2017 flops
- Fate of the Furious earns over $1B globally
- Logan Noir gets a one-day screening at Alamo Drafthouse
- Logan Blu-ray release will have three different exclusives in the US
- Trailer: The Dark Tower
- Absolutely Anything, Robin William's last film, will have a limited release this month
- James Gunn agrees with me that "spoilers" don't really spoil anything
- Trailer: Dunkirk
- Disney announces a bunch of release dates...
- ...and so does Fox
- Kathleen Kennedy shows an idiotic loyalty to George Lucas
- The actual Avengers 4 title is apparently a spoiler
- Jeff Goldblum joins Jurassic World sequel
- Trailer: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
- Avatar sequels will start arriving in 2020
- Trailer: Blade Runner 2049
- Clint Eastwood's next film is The 15:17 to Paris
- Final Trailer: Wonder Woman
- Patty Jenkins already has plans for a Wonder Woman sequel
- Downey, Jr's Doctor Dolittle moved to avoid a Star Wars catastrophe
- Alien: Covenant In Utero VR experience is released
- Jason Momoa talks about setting the tone for Aquaman
- Edge of Tomorrow 2 will be Live Die Repeat and Repeat
- James Gunn really thinks you should see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in IMAX
- Ant-Man and the Wasp gets an open casting call in Atlanta
- Trailer: Cars 3
- Fan-Made Trailer: Back to the Future 4


Podcast #205 - With the Teaser Comes the Clickbait    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 21 Apr 2017

- Fate of the Furious has a massive $530+ million global opening
- Teaser (and I stress teaser): Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- The mysterious planet in the Last Jedi teaser is Crait
- Tour the Han Solo set in latest Force for Change contest
- Carrie Fisher will not appear in Episode IX
- Coming to America is getting a sequel
- New Labyrinth movie is in the works
- James Gunn is returning for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 3
- Dolph Lundgren makes his Hollywood return in Aquaman
- Red-band trailer: The Hitman's Bodyguard
- Captain Marvel finds its directors
- Jude Law will play young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts sequel
- Josh Brolin will play Cable in Deadpool 2
- If you love scary movies and want to pitch your idea for an independent film, here's your chance
- Trailer: Detroit
- Baywatch will be "far dirtier" than the TV series
- Red-band trailer: Atomic Blonde
- Trailer: Transformers: The Last Knight
- Red-band trailer: The Little Hours
- A new animated Ghost in the Shell is in production
- Teaser: Thor: Ragnarock
- Wonder Woman box office tracking is below expectations but some reasons are dumb
- MGM faces class-action lawsuit over James Bond box set


Podcast #204 - Spoiler Crybabies Again    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 9 Apr 2017

- XBOX One and One S get DTS:X and Dolby Atmos
- CinemaCon shows off digital theater screens
- Venice Film Festival will now have a VR competition
- Paramount exec blames Ghost in the Shell failure on whitewashing
- Schwarzenegger says he's not done with Terminator
- We Happy Few getting a movie adaptation
- Trailer: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
- Rumor: Joss Whedon in talks to write and direct Batgirl movie
- Trailer: Justice League
- Ignore the rumors: Justice League is not 170 minutes long
- Studio Ghibli will release one of their classic animations every month for the next six months
- Teaser: It
- Second Wreck It Ralph movie titled Ralph Breaks The Internet
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is getting an animated release
- Michael Bay explains why you need to see Transformers: The Dark Knight in IMAX 3D
- Mission: Impossible 6 shooting in IMAX 3D
- Trailer: Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Whiners are complaining about "Too many spoilers!" in Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer
- Baby Driver bumped up to June
- DCEU coming to virtual reality
- HTC and Spielberg will use Ready Player One to push more VR
- Rumor: Ridley Scott will direct a movie based on the Battle of Britain
- Trailer: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
- First images of Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider
- The Last Jedi will not be changed due to Carrie Fisher's death
- Carrie Fisher will (somehow) appear in Episode IX
- Universal will release doomsday movie Extinction in Winter 2018
- Escape from New York remake gets Robert Rodriguez as director
- Behind-the-scenes photos from Beetlejuice
- Shia LaBeouf's Man Down sells one ticket in the UK on its opening weekend
- Mark Hamill joins Bad Lip Reading for The Force Awakens


Podcast #203 - The Return of Pan-and-Scan    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 24 Mar 2017

- Sony's new OLED 4K TV starts out at a whopping $5K
- The CIA reaffirms my dislike for Smart TVs that are a bit too smart
- BritBox is a new streaming service for BBC/ITV aficionados
- Netflix explores pan-and-scan for phones
- Beauty and the Beast sets numerous records
- North by Northwest is returning to the big screen
- Spider-Man spinoff Venom to be released in October 2018
- Aquaman pushed back two months to Dec. 2018
- Dwayne Johnson's newest disaster movie will be Towering Inferno redux (sort of)
- Trailer: Despicable Me 3
- The Fly is being remade ... again
- The Matrix is being rebooted
- Trailer: Baby Driver
- Rumor: The Batman script will be written from scratch
- Suicide Squad 2 gets the Legend of Tarzan writer
- Recreating the amazing Ghost in the Shell shelling sequence
- Aquaman is not CGI in those underwater sequences
- Trailer: Wonder Woman
- 1968 Mustang from Bullitt is supposedly found
- Todd McFarlane wants a Stan Lee cameo in Spawn
- MGM is making an Overboard remake (yes, seriously...)
- Jason Momoa to star in Just Cause, based on the video game
- Teaser: Geostorm
- Hollywood seems to have an infatuation with Robin Hood
- Yes, Virginia, there will be an Indiana Jones 5
- Mexico-based Cineopolis wants your kids to annoy you during movies


Podcast #202 - The Oscars Are Still A Sham    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 7 Mar 2017

- The complete Oscars list
- PriceWaterhouse takes the blame for a simple, human mistake (so chill out, guys)
- Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot
- You can download most of the 2017 Best Screenplay nominated screenplays for a limited time
- Japan is getting the first external UHD-BD drive ... and it still has the idiotic Intel requirements
- The original Ghost in the Shell is getting steelbook Blu-ray release
- Rogue One gets official digital, DVD/BD/3DBD release dates, but 3D is only at Target and Best Buy
- Yet more rumors have started of a non-Special Edition Star Wars trilogy release
- Fox and Disney deny that the original trilogy is being released, but there is semi-good news
- Logan brings in almost $90M domestically and breaks several records
- The LEGO Movie sequel will be a musical
- James Mangold says that a black-and-white Logan is on the way
- Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) will bring a live-action Nightwing movie
- The Great Wall crumbles with a possible $75M loss
- Patrick Stewart is done with playing Professor X...
- ...unless it's for a Deadpool movie
- It's official: Hellboy 3 is dead
- Matt Reeves is the new Batman director
- Just about all new Disney live-action movies including The Last Jedi will have key scenes filmed in IMAX
- Alien: Covenant prologue
- Trailer: Alien: Covenant
- Proceeds from The Promise will go to HIV/AIDS non-profits
- Joonas Suotamo is the new Chewbacca
- Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Independent cinemas will show 1984 in anti-Trump protest on 4 April
- Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- James Earl Jones will reprise his role of Mufasa in the Lion King remake
- Pixar In A Box
- Josh Gad and others hound Daisy Ridley for Star Wars spoilers


Podcast #201 - Twelve Years In The Making    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 18 Feb 2017

- After 12 years, I've finally finished converting my original Star Wars trilogy laserdiscs
- Vizio has been spying on you through your TV in very nefarious ways
- 210 million Blu-ray discs are expected to be sold in 2017
- Harry Potter films will get UHD and DTS:X treatment for UHD Blu-ray releases
- Canadian company claims that they can get past Netflix's geoblocking
- Niki Caro will direct Disney's live-action Mulan
- Jennifer Connelly will be the villain in James Cameron's Alita: Battle Angel
- John Carpenter is confident that you'll enjoy the Halloween remake
- Kevin Smith is working on a new Jay and Silent Bob movie
- First footage from Avengers: Infinity War from the set
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 gets a very rare 100 score in test screening
- Official Star Wars web site confirms that there's a link between Rey and Kylo
- There are more than one Jedi in The last Jedi
- Jimmy Vee takes Kenny Baker's place as R2-D2
- Fox might move forward with a Firefly reboot but only if Joss Whedon is on board
- It movie will be rated R with a second movie planned
- New plot details for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 have been revealed
- James Cameron has finished all Avatar sequel scripts
- Rumor: Friday the 13th reboot has been shut down
- Hotel Transylvania 3 bumped up to summer 2018
- Dune remake gets Denis Villeneuve
- Next X-Men movie will be called Supernova, starts filming in Montréal in June
- M. Night Shyamalan teases a Split sequel
- New, disturbing video shows the creation of Logan's X-23
- New Scarface remake moves from Miami to LA and involves a Mexican, not Cuban, immigrant
- New Nashville theater is looking to completely replicate a 1960s drive-in indoors
- Star Wars spoof coming from the Scary Movie team
- Trailer: Fast and Furious 8
- Trailer: Logan
- Trailer: Transformers: The Last Knight
- Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Trailer: Life
- Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Trailer: Snatched (Red band)
- Trailer: Ghost in the Shell
- Trailer: Aftermath
- Trailer: LEGO Ninjago
- Black Panther: Behind the Scenes
- Batman v Superman VFX reel
- Rogue One VFX reel
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VFX reel


Podcast #200 - Sports Bowl Thingy 2017    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 3 Feb 2017

- Watching UHD Blu-rays on your PC has some very idiotic restrictions
- Petition to ask LG to make one more 3D OLED TV for 2018
- La La Land ties the record for more Academy Award nominations
- How do Oscar nominations work?
- Amazon becomes the first streaming service to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar
- Fantastic Beasts crosses $800M globally
- The Wonder Woman villain is Ares
- Tom Hardy says that Mad Max: The Wasteland is still happening
- WB is looking to acquire the rights to Japanese manga Attack on Titan
- Goosebumps sequel is in the works
- The upcoming, animated Spider-Man movie will focus on Miles Morales, not Peter Parker
- Trailer: Power Rangers
- Trailer: Logan
- Hugh Jackman reveals the official Logan synopsis...
- ...and acknowledges that Logan will not be in the same X-Men universe that we know
- Black Panther cast and synopsis revealed
- The official title for Episode 8 is Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Ben Affleck is no longer directing the solo Batman movie
- Guillermo del Toro is still hoping for Hellboy 3
- Don't expect to ever see Deep Space Nine or Voyager in HD
- Final Trailer: Beauty and the Beast
- Sir Patrick Stewart's next role involves ... poo (you heard that right)
- Rogue One crosses $1B globally
- A Dog's Purpose controversy gets a response from its producer
- Independent investigation says that A Dog's Purpose is cleared of wrongdoing
- The LEGO Batman movie behind-the-scenes (sort of)
- David Ayer expresses regret over Suicide Squad
- Every Which Way But Loose is getting a remake
- Universal dates animated sequels to Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing
- Chevrolet makes a full-sized LEGO Batmobile


Podcast #199 - CES 2017 Round-up - Goodbye, 3D TV    Right-click to download the latest podcast

Airdate: 14 Jan 2017

- HDMI 2.1 announced - 3+ times faster than HDMI 2.0
- Optoma shows $2,800 DLP 2D/3D projector
- LG shows its first UHD BD player
- Sony announces its from UHD BD player
- Samsung shows a new UHD BD player and soundbar
- Creative (remember them?) reveals a gorgeous but expensive soundbar
- Panasonic releases new UHD BD players and the first HDR OLED TV
- NVIDIA releases its newest Shield TV with Google Assistant
- DISH announces AirTV for streaming and OTA
- Sengled hides speakers in LED light bulbs
- Axiim announces an expensive, wireless home theater system
- Sony shows off an amazing (but super-expensive) short-throw UHD projector
- LG shows its first compact laser projector
- Polaroid (yes, Polaroid) shows off UHD TVs with Chromecast
- Sony unveils really thin OLED Bravia UHD TVs
- Sharp (Hisense) announces a new 75" flagship for the US market
- Hisense shows a number of UHD, Roku, and HD TVs
- TCL unveils 25 new Roku UHD TVs with Dolby Vision HDR
- Philips shows three different series of UHD TVs
- Hisense shows a monster 98" TV with 7,680 x 4,320 resolution
- LG's W-Series OLED is about as thick as a piece of box cardboard
- Amazon announces a line of budget TVs
- Samsung briefly shows a new TV that looks just like a picture frame
- 3D TV is dead - the manufacturers, Hollywood, and even the theaters are to blame: my postmortem
- Disney crosses $3B at the global box office
- Deadpool is the most torrented movie of 2016
- Ridley Scott turns down superhero films and doesn't think highly of modern cinema
- Fox plans for a VR experience with Alien: Covenant"
- Trailer: CHiPs
- Internet meme Slender Man is coming to theaters
- Carrie Fisher's ashes are kept in a giant Prozac pill
- Disney and Lucasfilm meeting to decide what will happen with Leia
- Lucasfilm announces that there are no plans to recreate Leia digitally
- That 4K remaster of Star Wars is the Special Edition, not the original
- LA will get the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
- Teaser: Cult of Chucky
- Trailer: Baywatch
- Trailer: Fifty Shades Darker
- Red-band trailer: Raw
- Trailer: Cars 3
- Doctor Strange will be in Thor Ragnarock
- 1:1 Jurassic Park velociraptor bust
- Klingon Bird-of-Prey using 25,000 LEGO bricks


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