Sat, 1 August 2015
Rob Burnett is a film director resposible for the hilarious 1999 Star Trek Valentine Free Enterprise starring Eirk McCormack William Shatner and Rafer Weigel . Currently he's the directpor of Star Trek:Axanar the ground breaking independent Star Trek Film set 20 years before James T Kirk was Captain of the Enterprise. With a cast and crew of working hollywood professionals, who also love Star Trek They are in the midst of an indie go go fund rasing campaign to make this epic 2hr story.
As a proof of concept, they made this 21 minute pseudo-documentary, Prelude To Axanar which chronicles the characters and battles leading up to the film . Featuring Star Trek Stars Tony Todd, JG Hertzler and Gary Graham Battlestar Galactica stars Richard Hatch and Kate Vernon, and introducing Alec Peters as Garth Of Izar. The visual effects, score, writing, and acting will blow you away . Trek fans know Capt Garth was a hero of Kirk's and an eventual original series enemy. Axanar tells the story of his historic battle against the Klingons.
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Rob also has created many documentaries and special features for films like X-Men, Lord Of The Rings, Aliens, Tron, and The Star Trek TV Shows TNG, Voyager, DS9, and Enterprise. As Rob explains, we may be seeing an end to the era of great dvd and blu-ray speacial doumentaires and features.
We also talk comic books, James Bond and ponder the question of how many of the younger geek fans have the interest and patience to sit through vinatge Sci-Fi films from the 1930's to the pre Star Wars 1970's?
Tue, 28 July 2015
Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb On Daredevil,Shield, Agent Carter, Jessica Jones, & Luke Cage-Greg Pak on Superman Hulk & More
The head of Marvel Television comes back for a new in depth Loeb Report. We get Jeph's observations on the Netflix shows Daredevil Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, plus a look back at ABC's Marvel Agents Of Shield, Agent Carter and what the future holds? Plus the 8 year wait is over as the Loeb-Tim Sale collaboration is on again with the long awaited tale of Captain America: White
Then Greg Pak is back to talk about the new Status Quo Of Superman in his work on Action Comics with Aaron Kruder, plus the low powered Clark Kent Meets the new Batman, Jim Gordon in Pak's Batman-Superman with artist Ardian Syaf. We also get the low down on Greg's new creator owned projects, a kickstarter campaign to fund a very funny kids book ABC Disgusting with Takeshi Miyazawa , an exciting new western with a supernatural twist called Kingsway West from Dark Horse Comics, and there's going to be a new green goliath for Marvel comics courtesy of Greg and Frank Cho, who can this new Totally Awesome Hulk be?
Thu, 23 July 2015
First Up Ales Kot returns to talk about his creator owned projects Wolf, reuniting with Zero collaborator Matt Taylor. We also discuss Material both from Image Comics. Kot also talks about Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier, and why he's wrapping up his big 2 work to concentrate on creatot owned books.
Then Comics Historian Arlen Schumer profiles the unheralded work of Ira Schnapp DC letterer and the man responsible for the classic logos of The Flash Justice League Green Lantern and scores of other silver age comic series. Schnap's art is on display at The Type Directors Club of NY Schnapp event page: https://www.tdc.org/event/the-super-type-of-ira-schnapp/
We also talk about his book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art.
To order a signed & sketched-in hardcover, as well as an e-book version http://www.arlenschumer.com
Arlen is on tour the next few weeks...
He'll be lecturing on Silver Age @ the Garden State Comic Fest (in Morristown, NJ) 7/25: http://www.gardenstatecomicfest.com/special-guests.html
and He's doing 3 lectures the 3 days of the Connecticut Comicon (8/14-16: Silver Age, Schnapp, & the Spirit’s 75th Anniversary: http://www.ctcomicon.com/events-and-panels.html