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The Dorking Out Show

The show for anyone who loves something enough to dork out. Every week longtime comedy writer 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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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

 
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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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