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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!

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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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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