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The Dorking Out Show

The show for anyone who loves to dork out about the stories in pop culture that we love. That means TV and movies, books and podcasts, and any other kind of engaging storytelling we can find. We talk about Star Wars and Gilmore Girls, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Trek, Netflix and Amazon, Serial and S-Town and, and, and... Every week noted TV critic and blogger Sonia Mansfield and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Christopher Allan Smith talk about movies, TV, books and more from both a fan and creator perspective. Think of it as a great conversation over drinks with your quick, clever friends who know about a lot.
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Dec 31, 2016

Show Rundown: Aliens: Covenant, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, Emoji the Movie and Unforgettable and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

Alien: Covenant - In theaters - May 19, 2017

https://youtu.be/H0VW6sg50Pk

 

Dunkirk - In theaters - July 21, 2017

https://youtu.be/F-eMt3SrfFU

 

Unforgettable - In theaters - April 21, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFXIBL617yc

 

The Emoji Movie - In theaters-  August 4, 2017

https://youtu.be/PI1f4lsy_j8

 

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage - In theaters - January 20, 2017

https://youtu.be/MQEFmHsseaU

 

Blade Runner 2049 - In Theaters - October 6, 2017

https://youtu.be/haXvp8M9Cog

Dec 25, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we’re going to talk about one topic - about 20 different ways. We’re sharing our picks for our favorite stories in entertainment and pop culture in 2016. Instead of doing a bunch of Top 10 movies, Top 10 TV shows, Top 10 Podcasts episodes, we decided to put them all together in one podcast because we’re super efficient like that.

 

Stories Sonia Loved

La La Land

Game Of Thrones

Made In America: The OJ Simpson Story

and

American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson

The Wonder Woman Trailers

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Dana Gould Hour - Dog That Caught The Car

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Female Ghostbusters

F This Movie podcast talks about On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Stranger Things

 

Stories Chris Loved

OJ: Made in America

The Fifty Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years 

and

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek

Captain America: Civil War

Game of Thrones 

Hell or High Water

Edge of 17 

The Good Place

Rick and Morty 

The Crown

Slate Political Podcast

 

Sonia's Runners up, etc:

 

 

Runners-Up

Kubo And The Two Strings

Network comedies: Speechless and The Good Place

The Arrival

Moonlight

Hell Or High Water

 

Technically 2015

Making A Murderer

 

Least Favorite

Suicide Squad

The X-Files

 

New Year’s Resolutions

The Americans

Jessica Jones

 

Chris' Runners up, etc:

Least favorite

X-Files Reunion

Gilmore Girls Reunion

 

New Year’s Resolutions

Search Party

Night Manager

The Americans

Atlanta

Bosch

Black Mirror

Fargo, Season 2

This is Us

Jessica Jones
Nocturnal Animals

Moonlight

La La Land

 

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Dec 18, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review a little indie movie you’ve probably never heard of called Rogue One. Scott Daigle, a former Lucasfilm employee, joins us review one of the most anticipated movies of the year and discuss the wider world of Star Wars. Then Smith and I chat about the recent Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations, and how that will influence our Oscar picks. We take our Oscar picks very seriously. You won’t want to miss it.

Topic 1: The wider world of Star Wars with former Lucasfilm employee Scott Daigle

Topic 2: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review with Scott Daigle

Topic 3: Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Nominations: Preppin’ For The Oscars

Golden Globe Nominations

Screen Actors Guild Nominations

 

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Dec 13, 2016

The Circle w/Tom Hanks and Emma Watson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxEzUgoCF3w

 

Fifty Shades Darker

https://youtu.be/TUnylyz5mqQ

 

Baywatch, basically, 23 Jump Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUFgJ8f9slo

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Domestic)

https://youtu.be/n9DwoQ7HWvI

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming (International)

https://youtu.be/_5RCh9IA-Ts

 

War for Planet of the Apes

https://youtu.be/UEP1Mk6Un98

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

https://youtu.be/dW1BIid8Osg

 

Fate of the Furious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwMKRevYa_M

 

Fist Fight w/Charlie Day and Ice Cube

https://youtu.be/yEdIe1GSGcw

 
 

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Dec 12, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we prepare ourselves for Rogue One’s release and talk all things Star Wars with Will Wilkins, host of Netheads on the Smodcast Network. Then we get into the holiday spirit and review Office Christmas Party. Did we like the raunchy comedy or are we a couple of party poopers? Listen to find out. In our third segment, we know that Dorking Out is your favorite podcast, but what are our favorite podcasts? We share our top picks. And finally, David Tracy from the Chaos Group (and my better half) joins us for our Favorite Headlines segment to talk about the recent podcast he co-hosted in which Deadpool director Tim Miller broke his silence about dropping out of Deadpool 2. And we answer a listener question. We’ve got a lot to talk about so let’s get this podcast started.

 

Topic 1 - Annual State of Star Wars Address

w/special guest Will Wilkins of SModcast's NetHeads

Will's Twitter

Will's podcast, NetHeads

 Topic 2 - Office Christmas Party - Dorking Out Review

Office Christmas Party

 

Topic 3 - Six Podcasts We Love

Sonia's Picks:

F This Movie

Someone Knows Something

This American Life

 

Chris’ Picks:

West Wing Weekly

How I Got Here

James Bonding

 

Favorite Headlines:

Director Tim Miller Breaks The Silence About His Deadpool 2 Exit

CG Garage w/David Tracy

 

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Dec 5, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode we review the return of Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I was a big fan of the show, and Smith has never watched the show. It’s going to be an interesting discussion. Then Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X, stops by to chat about the season finale of “Westworld.” And finally, we try to get into a festive mood and share our favorite holiday movies. All of that, plus Bryan Fuller on Star Trek: Discovery and friend of the show Tony Hicks on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He's seen 30-minutes of it, so...

Topic 1: Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

Topic 2: Season Finale of Westworld

Is the Internet ruining TV?

Topic 3: Our Favorite Holiday Movies

Sonia’s: The Bishop’s Wife, A Christmas Story and the animated Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Charlie Brown’s Christmas
Chris’: It’s a Wonderful Life
 

Favorite Headlines:

Bryan Fuller talks about leaving Star Trek: Discovery

Tony Hicks talks about seeing 30-minutes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

 

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Nov 28, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review Disney 56th animated movie “Moana” with David Tracy, communications director of Chaos Group and the co-host of Old Movies, New Beer and my better half, and Juan Uriarte, host of the Instant Ramen podcast. Then David and Juan stick around to talk about the state of Disney animation. Do they still make ‘em like they used to? We talk about that. In our third segment, we review the new World War II spy drama “Allied,” starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week, including the ratings decline of “The Walking Dead.” We’ve got a lot to talk about, so let’s get started.

 

Topic 1: Moana Review with Juan Uriarte and David Tracy

Juan Uriarte's podcast: Instant Ramen

David Tracy's podcast: Old Movies, New Beer

 

Topic 2: The State of Disney Animation

Is Disney the new Pixar?

Is Pixar the old Disney?

 

Topic 3: Review of Robert Zemekis' Allied

 

Favorite Headlines

Walking Dead Ratings Falling

 

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Nov 21, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review the latest installment in the Harry Potter universe, “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.” Did it cast a spell on us? Listen and find out. Then we talk about the legacy of Harry Potter. Is it a universe in search of a story? In our third segment, we’re going to send you off to Thanksgiving with a fun game you can play with your friends and family: Dorking Out Production Studios. We talk about the movies and TV shows we would greenlight if we were in charge so listen up, Hollywood! Plus our favorite headlines of the week.

Topic 1: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is the latest entry in the Harry Potter franchise. It’s based on the 2001 book written by JK Rowling, under the name of fictitious author Newt Scamander. The book is 128 pages long, but it’s the jumping off point for five -- that’s right FIVE -- movies. I’m starting to think that Peter Jackson was showing restraint by making only three movies out of The Hobbit. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, who travels to 1920s New York City with a briefcase full of fantastic beasts. Of course, some of the creatures escape, and it’s up to Newt, a no-maj (also known as a muggle) named Jacob, a disgraced auror Tina and her oracle sister Queenie to find the creatures. Oh, and there’s a bunch of other stories, too, including an anti-magic crusade lead by Samantha Morton, Jon Voight as a newspaper baron with a son running for congress and Colin Farrell as a wizard investigator who is hunting a dangerous wizard … or is he? There’s a lot to discuss. 

Topic 2: Legacy of Harry Potter - Is it a universe in search of a story?

 

Topic 3: Dorking Out Studios

Chris and Sonia imagine the movies, TV shows, etc. we’d greenlight if we were studio heads.

 

Favorite Headlines:

VP-Elect Mike Pence Not Offended By ‘Hamilton’ Statement

 

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Nov 14, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we share our top movie picks for the rest of the year in our Winter Movie Preview. Then, we review the alien invasion movie Arrival, which just opened in theaters on Friday. Not to be confused with 1996 The Arrival, starring Charlie Sheen. And then, you asked, and we will answer. We’re answering listeners’ questions. And in our favorite headlines of the week, we discuss the latest Mirror Universe episodes of CNN Headline News where Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election.

 

Topic 1: Winter Movie Preview

Rogue One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY

 

Sonia’s Picks

La La Land - opens Dec. 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8

 

Miss Sloane - opens limited Nov. 25, opens wide Dec. 9

http://misssloanemovie.com/#/trailer/

 

Office Christmas Party - opens Dec. 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4PHjxRiT2I

 

Chris’ Picks

Live By Night - Dec 25 Limited, January 17 Nationwide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClcQUlXcCKw

 

Fences - December 25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2m6Jvp0bUw

 

Edge of 17 - November 18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D8LiwkhP-w

 

A Monster Calls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMgm20Di9Wg

 

Topic 2: Arrival Review

 

Topic 3: Listener Questions

 

Favorite Headlines

Dana Gould’s Facebook post about the 2016 Presidential Election

https://www.facebook.com/officialdanagould/posts/947789788661093

 
 

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Nov 7, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review Doctor Strange and talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Kirk Hamilton, editor-at-large at Kotaku.com. Then Chris reviews Hacksaw Ridge and I say “Chris reviews” because I didn’t see it, which brings up an interesting question, “How do you separate an artist’s troublesome actions from their work.”  All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

Next week, we’re going to have a segment to answer any and all listener questions. Send us your questions and we will do our level best to answer them. Marcus already has his question in… what’s your question. Tweet us @DorkingOutShow, message us on Facebook at Facebook.com/DorkingOutShow, or email DorkingOutShow@gmail.com

 

Topic 1: Doctor Strange and the Semi-Annual State of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Address

 

Topic 2: Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge and what to do with the troublesome artist?

 

Favorite Headlines:

Quentin Tarantino Confirms Retirement Rumors: Two More Films And Out

 

Mel Gibson says Marvel movies are violence without a conscience

 

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Oct 31, 2016

Show Rundown: With news Bryan Fuller is stepping back from some of his duties as executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery, we talk about what it’s like when the thing you love looks like it’s in trouble. Then our segment “You’re Dead To Me” returns where we talk about the stories in pop culture that we hate. And finally, to celebrate our first Halloween episode, we go trick or treating and find out what random things about this holiday we love.

 

Topic 1: What to do when the thing you love in pop culture looks like it’s in rough shape Star Trek: Discovery Update

Bryan Fuller steps back from Star Trek: Discovery (Variety)

 

TrekMovies.com coverage of Bryan Fuller's move

 

Topic 2: You’re Dead to Me

Sonia - Movies Starring Animals

Chris - Transformers

 

 

Topic 3: Trick or Treat on Halloween

 

Sonia talks about the costumes she loves and the ones that she loathes

Chris talks about Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast

Orson Wells' War of the Worlds

WKBW's 1968 War of the Worlds

 

 

Favorite Headlines:

Tim Miller Steps Down As Director of Deadpool 2

 

Josh Trank returns with Tom Hardy as Al Capone

 

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Oct 25, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we talk about The Walking Dead. We’re not watching it. But everyone else is, so we’re going to talk about it with Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment, and use it as a jumping off point to talk about what it’s like to not be watching the show everyone else loves. In our second segment “I Should Be Working On It Right Now,” we chat about the books we should be writing. And Peter Brown comes back for our third segment - a roundtable discussion about some of the new trailers that came out last week, including Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, The Arrival and more. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

 

Topic 1: The Walking Dead Season 7 and Not Watching Popular Shows

Special Guest Peter Brown, Associate Editor of Assignment X

 

Topic 2: I Should Be Doing It Right Now

Sonia and Chris talk about their story-making projects

Sign up to be an alpha reader for Chris' project, the novel Jett Jergens and the Infinity Key.

Check out Sonia's blog, and the basis for her upcoming book. https://www.TheSoniaShow.com  

 

Topic 3: Trailers

 
Watch them here:

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 teaser (Summer 2017)

Logan (March 3 2017)

The Arrival (final trailer) (November 11)

 

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Oct 17, 2016

Show Rundown: On this week’s episode, we talk about the movies that scare us most, that are not scary movies. Then we’re going to talk about Christopher Guest’s new movie, Mascots, which came out on Netflix last week. Then we talk about what it is we like and don’t like about reviews and reviewers, and how to find a review you like. All that and our favorite headlines coming up.

 

Topic 1: Non-Scary Movies That Scare Us

 

Sonia - Field Of Dreams, Kids

 

Chris - The Big Short, Gone Girl

 

 

Topic 2: Mascots on Netflix review

Mascots

 

Topic 3: What makes a good review?

Kevin Whithead's review in question

 

Favorite Headlines:

 

Five Fantastic Beasts Movies Are Coming Our Way

 

A Third Sex And The City Could Happen

 

Star Wars fans petition Netflix for Knights of the Old Republic show

 

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Oct 14, 2016

This is The Dorking Out Show’s continuing coverage of the final STAR WARS: THE ROGUE ONE trailer. Joining us today is David Tracy, Communications Director for the Chaos Group, the makers of V-Ray rendering software for visual effects. You may recognize their work in The Walk, Game of Thrones, Deadpool, Sponge Bob Squarepants, and most of the Marvel movies and the Batman Arkham Asylum games. And maybe Star Wars

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY - FINAL TRAILER

 

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Oct 11, 2016

Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we share our top 3 favorite scary movies with the host of my favorite podcast besides this one, Patrick Bromley from F This Movie. Then we review the new Marvel series on Netflix Luke Cage and the new thriller that just came out this weekend The Girl on the Train. And because of our special guest, we’re skipping our favorite headlines, because our favorite headline is Patrick Bromley is on the show!

 

Topic 1: Patrick Bromley From F This Movie and Our Favorite Scary Movies

SONIA’S PICKS: The Silence Of The Lambs, Jaws and Poltergeist (Runners-up: The Shining, Psycho, The Haunting)

CHRIS’ PICKS: Schindler’s List, Zodiac, Alien, (TV Movie Special Bulletin, Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity)

PATRICK'S PICKS: Nightmare on Elm St., Dawn of the Dead, Fun House

 

Topic 2: Luke Cage

Marvel’s march to world domination continues with Luke Cage, the latest in Netflix’s very adult, very competent, very slick comic book shows which are all marching to The Defenders, where all of Netflix’ comic book heroes (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will fight Sigourney Weaver) will all joining together Avengers-like in 2017.

 

Topic 3: The Girl On The Train review

 

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Oct 5, 2016

Show Rundown: On this week’s episode, we talk about the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, and wonder if live style sketch comedy still has a place in today’s comedy world. Then we take a deep dive into HBO’s new prestige drama, Westworld. Is it HBO’s next Game Of Thrones, or is it their next Vinyl? And then do a little status check on the Fall TV season, giving updates on what we’re watching, and what shows we’re already DUMPING. That, and our favorite headlines, coming up.


Topic 1: SNL returned Oct. 1

 

Topic 2: Westworld aired Oct. 2

Westworld Budget

Westworld Ratings

 

Topic 3: Status Check on Fall TV Shows We’re Watching

Smith - Designated Survivor, Timeless

Sonia - The Good Place, Speechless, Pitch, Son Of Zorn

 

Favorite Headlines:

The ‘Scarface’ Remake Is Happening

Pirates of the Caribbean Teaser

 

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Sep 27, 2016

Rundown: We return now to the old west, and examine the state of the modern western and our reactions to Anton Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. We then dive into two of the greatest TV shows of all time, which just started their new seasons… Family Guy and the PJs. Now, really we’re talking about season 20 of South Park and the 28th season of The Simpsons. Then we have a talk about modern movie soundtracks, stemming from a thoughtful video on music in Marvel movies. Can you hum Captain America’s theme?

And finally we talk about our favorite headlines, and I give you the to do list we promised last week about how it win your own Emmy.

 

Topic 1: The Magnificent Seven and the state of the modern Western

Magnificent Seven - 2016

The Hateful Eight - 2015

Bone Tomahawk - 2015

Django Unchained - 2012

True Grit - 2010

Open Range - 2003

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - 2007

3:10 to Yuma - 2007

Dances with Wolves - 1990

Wyatt Earp - 1994

Unforgiven - 1992

Deadwood - 2004

Tombstone - 1993

Proposition - 2005

 

Topic 2: Status Check: South Park and Simpsons

The Simpsons kicked off its 28th season on Sunday night. South Park’s 20th season began last week.

 

Topic 3:  Are comic book movies killing the movie score?

http://www.themarysue.com/marvel-symphonic-universe/

 

Favorite Headlines:

Magnum P.I. On Track For A Sequel On ABC

Chris’ How to Win an Emmy Correction

 

 

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Sep 20, 2016

Show Rundown: On this week’s episode we talk about who won, who lost and why we should care about the Primetime Emmy Awards, which were just announced last night. Then we move on to talk about our first bona fide chick flick, the third film in the Bridget Jones series, Bridget Jones Baby… it’s a poorly named film about a Brazilian man named Foxy Smith who gets a cat named Switchblade… or maybe it’s about Renee Zellweger's character from the first two Bridget Jones movies. We’ll all find out together. Then we’ll follow up on last week’s interview with the crew behind The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey, and give our reviews for the Bradley Weatherholt’s Star Wars prequel documentary. All that, and our favorite, or in this case, my least favorite headline ever to appear on this show… all that coming up.

 

Topic 1: Emmys

2016 Emmy Awards Winners and Nominees

 

Topic 2: Bridget Jones’s Baby review

Bridget Jones’s Baby

 

Topic 3: The Prequels Strike Back review

The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey (Watch on Amazon.com)

 

Favorite Headlines

Mysterious Twin Peaks Announcement September 27

No Game of Thrones Prequel Series

Star Trek: Discovery Delayed Until May

 

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Sep 12, 2016

Show Rundown: On today’s show, we’ve got a special one for all you STAR WARS fans and especially the fans of George Lucas’s SECOND STAR WARS trilogy. We’re talking to the makers of THE PREQUELS STRIKE BACK, A FAN’S JOURNEY, a new documentary taking a fresh look, and possibly even reviving the critical outlook on STAR WARS Episodes 1, 2 and 3. With us is Director Bradley Weatherholt, producer Kyle Brodeur and executive producer Alex Kane to talk about their new film, which comes out in just a few days.

After that, we examine what it’s like for a director and actor to be in their twilight years, namely Clint Eastwood and his new film starring Tom Hanks, SULLY.

All that, and our favorite headlines coming up.

 

Topic 1: THE PREQUELS STRIKE BACK: A FAN'S JOURNEY Interviews

Bradley Weatherholt Director

Kyle Brodeur Producer

Alex Kane Executive Producer

THE PREQUELS STRIKE BACK: A FAN'S JOURNEY

Austin Premiere on October 6

Digital Premiere September 14

 

Topic 2: Sully review and looking at an artist in their twilight, Clint Eastwood

SULLY

 

Favorite Headlines of the Week

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Vince Gilligan To Make Jim Jones Series For HBO

 

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Sep 5, 2016

Show Rundown: We look into our crystal ball to talk about what stories on TV we’re looking forward to and… it broke our crystal ball. There is so much damn TV a full fall preview is impossible. So we’re grabbing the brightest diamonds for you and we’ll talk about them with Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X. Then, Stephen Colbert’s first year on CBS’s Late Night Show has just closed. Did we lose one of our brightest comic voices even though he’s on TV every night? All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

Topic 1: Our Fall TV Preview Is Broken

Weird TV Guide Listing… no cable networks shown

http://www.tvguide.com/special/fall-preview/schedule/

 

Peter Brown’s Picks

Luke Cage (Netflix) - Preview Here

Timeless (NBC) - Preview Here 

Westworld (HBO) - Preview Here

 

Sonia Mansfield’s Picks

The Good Place (NBC) - Preview Here

Pitch (FOX) - Preview Here

Gilmore Girls (Netflix) - Preview Here

 

Sonia’s To Do List

The Americans

Silicon Valley

Veep

You’re The Worst

 

Christopher Allan Smith’s Picks

Stan Against Evil (IFC) - Preview Here

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access) - Preview Here

The Crown (Netflix) - Preview Here

The Mighty Eighth (HBO)

 

Chris To Do List

Mr. Robot

The Americans

The Night Manager

Billions

Narcos

 

Topic 2: Status Check: Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show and the current landscape of late night TV

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2016/09/02/late-night-ratings-august-22-26-2016-jimmy-kimmel-live-scores-low/

 

Favorite Headlines:

NBC wants to make a sexy Oliver Twist

Mel Gibson’s New Movie Gets Raves

 

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Aug 29, 2016

In this very special episode of Dorking Out, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek with three epic topics. 

Topic 1: Star Trek - The First 25 Years

We interview Mark A. Altman, television and film producer and co-author of The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years  and The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek about Star Trek: The Original Series, the various other Star Trek shows and movies, as well as the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery. 

Topic 2: Star Trek - The Second 25 Years

We interview Edward Gross, the editor in chief of EmpireOnline.com and the co-author of The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years  and The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek about Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Enterprise. We then talk a bit about the January arrival of Bryan Fuller's Star Trek: Discovery. 

Topic 3: Star Trek Fan Films, Music and More with Jeff Bond

To cap off our Star Trek celebration we talk fan films, fans in general, and Star Trek fan films with Jeff Bond, author of The Music of Star Trek who talks about playing Dr. Leonard H. 'Bones' McCoy, his work on Star Trek soundtrack albums and his hopes (and so far spot on predictions) of Star Trek: Discovery. 

 

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Aug 23, 2016

In this week’s episode we talk about the movies we are most looking forward to this fall. Plus, are fans the worst thing about the things we love? Sometimes. We talk about fandom and entitlement and what it means to love something outside your control. Let’s get this podcast started.

 

Topic 1: Fall Movie Preview 2016

Sonia’s Choices

“Bridget Jones’s Baby” September 16

“The Magnificent Seven,” September 23

“The Girl On The Train” October 7

“Mascots” October 23

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” November 18

Chris’ Choices

“Sully,” September 9

“Doctor Strange,” November 4

“Hacksaw Ridge,” November 4

“Arrival,” November 11

“Allied,” November 23

 

Topic 2: What's the Internet Mad About Now and What's Up with Modern Fandom

A Trek fan's apology

Spiderman fans talking about Zendaya's role in Spiderman: Homecoming

Fandom is broken

 

Our Favorite Headlines

Promo for Schwarzenegger’s Celebrity Apprentice Debuts

 

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Aug 16, 2016

In this week’s episode we unveil our new metric for measuring an actor’s charisma: The FPJs. That’s Freddie Prinze, Jr. Why Freddie Prinze. Jr.? We will explain in our first segment with Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X. We also review the new R-rated animated comedy SAUSAGE PARTY and talk about state of outrageous, offensive comedy in our current outrage culture. Then we share a few recommendations of things that we are watching, reading or listening to that we think you will like, too. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week.

 

Topic 1: Actors that are just… Meh. What do we do when Hollywood loves an actor and we don’t?

Announcing the FPJ, or “Prince Jrs” the International Unit of Actor Charisma

 

Topic 2: Sausage Party review plus the state of outrageous comedy in our current outrage culture

Sausage Party

 

Topic 3: Why Should I Listen to You/Recommendations

The Get Down on Netflix

Into Thin Air. It's only about 20 years old.

 

BONUS TOPIC: Sonia's further thoughts on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 

Favorite Headlines

Robert Downey as Perry Mason on HBO?!

Donald Glover to play Lando in the new Han Solo movie?

 

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Aug 12, 2016

This is The Dorking Out Show’s continuing coverage of the STAR TREK: DISCOVERY announcements and the  STAR WARS: THE ROGUE ONE trailer two revelation. Joining us today Peter Brown, the Associate Editor of Assignment X and David Tracy, Communications Director for the Chaos Group, the makers of V-Ray rendering software for visual effects. You may recognize their work in The Walk, Game of Thrones, Deadpool, Sponge Bob Squarepants, and most of the Marvel movies and the Batman Arkham Asylum games.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY - TRAILER 2

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

 

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Aug 9, 2016

In this week’s episode we review the latest installment in the DC Universe, SUICIDE SQUAD. Is it better than BATMAN V SUPERMAN. What’s more, is it good enough to help sustain the DC Universe, or will it go the way of Sony’s THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN connected, then cancelled, universe. Well, we’re going to talk about that. Plus, are movies dying? Is TV surpassing movies in terms of the best kind of storytelling? And is that… just fine? Chris has some thoughts about that. Plus, the Olympics started on Friday. Did the opening ceremony know the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat? Plus our favorite headlines of the week.

Topic 1: Review, Suicide Squad and the state of the DCU

We review SUICIDE SQUAD

What's the status of DC's attempt at cinematic world building?

MAN OF STEEL 2 has been put into development

 

Topic 2: Are we seeing the end of movies? (No, but the most interesting stories no longer live in movies, but long-form TV shows. So there...)

Is the best place for adult, cinematic-style storytelling now on TV? We discuss from a blogpost from our very own Chris Smith

 

Topic 3: Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Should we care?

 

Our Favorite Headlines:

Fans Start Petition To Shut Down Rotten Tomatoes

FOX wants more X-FILES

 

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