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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!

August 17 2019 - Zorro's 100th Anniversary, CBS/Viacom Re-Merger, Krypton Cancelled and More

Ulie and panelists Sherin Nicole, Drew Bittner and Roberto Ortiz discuss the 100th anniversary of the debut of Zorro, the CBS/Viacom remerger and its impact on the Star Trek franchise, cancellation of the SYFY series, "Krypton," and the further delay with the release of DC Comics' Shazam #7.

Original air date August 17, 2019 on WERA 96.7 FM.

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August 10 2019 - Arrowverse "Crisis," DC Universe and RIP Ernie Colón

Ulie and panelists Sherin Nicole, Bryan Lyles and Emily Whitten discuss the upcoming CW fall crossover, the series of the DC Universe streaming services, Genre Performers known by voice/physique the passing of artist Ernie Colón and the portrayal of technology in comics.

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August 3 2019 - SDCC News, Eisner Awards, and Modern Comics' Moral Ambiguity

Ulie and panelists Sherin Nicole, Drew Bittner and Mike Lunsford discuss the news from SDCC including castings of Mahershala Ali as Blade and Simu Liu as Shang Chi, The Will Eisner Comicbook Awards and the Moral Ambiguity of Some Modern Comicbook characters.

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July 13 2019 - Lion King Review/Discussion, Galaxy's Edge and Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

Ulie and panelists Mike Lunsford, Julian Lytle and Roberto Ortiz talk about the upcoming Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers animated cartoon, the opening of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction at Disneyland and The Lion King live action feature. Featuring the official FF review of Lion King.

Original air date: July 13, 2019 on WERA 96.7 FM

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FF Movie Review and Discussion: Spider-Man Far From Home

Ulie and panelists Sherin Nicole, Drew Bittner, Julian Lytle and Emily Whitten discuss the firing of political cartoonist Michael de Adder, the conclusion of Image Comics' "The Walking Dead," comics series, the casting of Halle Bailey in the new "Little Mermaid" movie and, "Spider-Man: Far From Home." Featuring the FF review of the movie and, in observance of the Independence Day holiday, Captain James T. Kirk recites the preamble to the US Constitution.  

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FF Movie Review and Discussion - Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Ulie and panelists Bryan Lyles, Julian Lytle and film critic Kevin Sampson discuss kaiju, tokosatsu and Godzilla.  Featuring the official FF review of, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters."

Original air date: June 1, 2019 on WERA 96.7 FM.

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FF Movie Review and Discussion - X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Ulie and panelists Emily Whitten (The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep), Julian Lytle (Ignorant Bliss) and Brandon Troy (Movers & Shakers Unlimited) discuss the new movie from Fox, "X-Men: Dark Phoenix." Including the comics Phoenix Saga, the official review of "Dark Phoenix" as well as the official movie review of, "MIB International."

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On Location from Escape Velocity 2019

On location from The Museum of Science Fiction Escape Velocity convention. Ulie and GGR's Mike Lunsford and MC Brooks talk with Charles Hildebrandt, producer/writer Morgan Grendel and actress Gigi Edgley.

Originally aired on WERA 96.7 FM on May 25, 2019.

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FF Movie Review - MIB International

The official, SPOILER FREE review of the new movie from Columbia Pictures, "Men in Black: International," starring Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth from the Saturday, June 15, 2019 episode of Fantastic Forum on WERA 96.7 FM in Arlington, VA.  

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May 4 2019 - Avengers: Endgame Discussion

Ulie and panelists Sherin Nicole, Brandon Troy and Julian Lytle discuss the latest, greatest movie from Marvel Studios, Avengers: Endgame.  Featuring the official FF review of the movie.  WARNING: There be spoilers here!

Original air date May 4 2019 on 96.7 FM WERA.

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April 20 2019 - Conversation With the Writers of "The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep"

Ulie talks with co-writers Emily S. Whitten and Ben Fisher of, "The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep," the new graphic novel from Lion Forge press.  Follow the valiant Hamster Aquatic Mercenaries in their quest for survival in a dangerous, post-apocalyptic world. 

Original air date April 20 2019 on WERA 96.7 FM.

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April 13 2019 - Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Discussion

Ulie and panelists Roberto Ortiz, Emily Whitten, Mike Lunsford and Steve Monnich discuss the trailer for, "Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker," and all things Star Wars in this special crossover with The Great Geek Refuge.

Original air date April 13 2019 on WERA 96.7 FM.

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