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The Fantastic Forum Podcast

The award-winning, Washington, DC based television series is now a radio show and podcast! Host Ulysses Campbell has a panel of guests each week to discuss comics, science fiction, fantasy, horror and their related multimedia. Plus interviews and event coverage. It's a geek world and we're livin' in it!

March 23 2019 - Shazam! The Original Captain Marvel

Ulie, Drew Bittner and Cartoon Art Museum curator, Andrew Farago, discuss the original Captain Marvel aka Shazam in this special episode devoted to the classic comics character.  The panel talks about the amazing popularity of Captain Marvel, the lawsuit from National Comics Publications that led to the character's demise as well as his revival in the 1970's.  

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March 9 2019 - Captain Marvel Review and Discussion

Ulie and panelists Sherin Nicole, Drew Bittner, Emily Whitten and Phillip Jean Pierre discuss the latest movie release from Marvel Studios, "Captain Marvel."  The panel talks about the early fan reaction as well as the movie itself.  Warning: CONTAINS SPOILERS!  Featuring the official FF review.

Original air date March 9, 2019 on WERA 96.7 FM.

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February 16 2019 - FF Exclusive Interview with Dr. James Thorne

Ulie talks with space scientist, engineer and musician, Dr. James Thorne. Dr. Thorne shares information about his upcoming television series, "Space Quest with Dr. Jim," and performs two songs from his musical albums.

Original air date February 16, 2019 on WERA 96.7 FM.

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Aquaman Review and Discussion

Ulie and panelists Julian Lytle and Brandon Troy discuss Aquaman, the movie and comic book character from DC Comics. Featuring the official, spoiler free review of, "Aquaman," which opened nationwide on December 21, 2018.  

Original air date, December 22, 2018 on 96.7 WERA FM.

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December 8 2018 - FF Exclusive Interviews with Tim Rose and Herb Trimpe

We delve into the vault for these special, never before heard interviews from the FF archives! Puppeteer Tim Rose, who performed such timeless characters as Salacious Crumb, Howard the Duck and Admiral Ackbar talks with Ulie about his career and the art and science of animatronics. And, in his final FF interview, legendary comics illustrator, the late Herb Trimpe, talks about being the first artist to draw Wolverine in a comic book as well as his work on The Hulk, G.I. Joe, Transformers and Rom the Space Knight.

Original air date December 8, 2018 on 96.7 WERA FM.

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November 17 2018 - The Life and Legacy of Stan Lee

Ulie and panelists Roberto Ortiz, Julian Lytle and Mike Lunsford discuss the complexities of the career of the late Stan Lee, chairman emeritus of Marvel Comics and co-creator of some of the most well known comic book characters of all time. Featuring the official FF review of the latest movie from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."

Original air date: November 17, 2018 on 96.7 WERA FM.

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November 10 2018 - The Phenomena of Retroactive Continuity

Ulie and panelists Brandon Troy, Julian Lytle and Han Pan discuss Retroactive continuity, or retcon for short, the literary device in which established facts in a fictional work are adjusted, ignored, or contradicted by a subsequently presented work which breaks continuity with the former.

Original air date: November 10, 2018 on 96.7 WERA FM.

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October 13 2018 - Genre Related News & Info

Ulie and panelists, Brandon Troy, Emily Whitten and Mike Lunsford talk about the week's genre related events including the cancellation of Marvel's, "Iron Fist," on Netflix, Warner Bros.' discussions with former GoTG director, James Gunn, on the possibility of his taking the helm of of, "Suicide Squad 2," and the first look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman.

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July 7 2018 - Weddings/Marriage In Comics

Weddings/Marriages in Comics - Ulie and panelists Bryan Lyles, Mike Lunsford and Emily Whitten discuss weddings/marriages in comic books. Featuring the official, spoiler free FF review of, "Ant-Man and The Wasp." 

Originally aired July 7th, 2018 on WERA 96.7 FM. 

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