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Dorking Out

The podcast for anyone who loves to dork out about pop culture. Every week, writer Sonia Mansfield (The Sonia Show, formerly of The San Francisco Examiner, EON Magazine, IF Magazine, Assignment X and Cinescape) and podcaster Margo D. (Book Vs. Movie, Best Neighbors, Fit Bottomed Girls, Not Fade Away) dork out about everything entertainment, including movies, TV, podcasts and any other topics that strike their fancy.
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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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Aug 1, 2016

In this week’s episode we are returning to the Harry Potter universe with a review of the play HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. The rehearsal script was just released Saturday at midnight. Can it live up to the hype? We will share our thoughts about what we’ve read so far. And we’ve read ALL OF IT! We give you both a spoiler free taste and a few spoiler filled opinions. But we’ll warn you.


We also review JASON BOURNE and BAD MOMS with Tony Hicks, the movie critic for the Bay Area Newspaper Group.

Topic 1: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD and the return of, well, Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling Says Harry Potter Franchise Is Officially Over With ‘Cursed Child’

Topic 2: Our review of JASON BOURNE with guest Tony Hicks. 

 

Topic 3: BAD MOMS and the state of the modern summer comedy

 

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Jul 29, 2016
Sharknado 4 Director Anthony C. Ferrante Edition: Dorking Out Show SPECIAL BULLETIN 02

In this special episode, we chat with our old friend Anthony C. Ferrante, the director of the SHARKNADO MOVIES. 

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Jul 27, 2016

In this special episode, we discuss the deluge of trailers coming from Comic-Con 2016, and also create an International Standard for actor charisma, the FTP, based off the perfectly bland and momentary late-1990s star Freddie Prinze Jr.

 You can watch along with the trailers we discuss by going HERE

JUSTICE LEAGUE

WONDER WOMAN

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

DOCTOR STRANGE

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

LEGION

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

KONG: SKULL ISLAND

BLAIR WITCH

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

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Jul 25, 2016

Description: In this week’s episode we review STAR TREK BEYOND with one of the biggest STAR TREK dorks in the universe, Jeff Bond. We talk about Netflix’s new original series STRANGER THINGS. Plus, an expanded edition of our favorite headlines in honor of the headline making monster, comic con.

 

Topic 1: Review: Star Trek Beyond, guest Jeff Bond

'Joining us today to help review STAR TREK BEYOND is one of the world's foremost STAR TREK aficionados. He wrote the book on STAR TREK MUSIC, helped put together LaLa Record's amazing STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES COMPLETE SOUNDTRACK boxed set, he even played Dr. Leonard H. 'Bones' McCoy on the late, great STAR TREK: NEW VOYAGES. He can be found @lazymodeler on Twitter and my favorite living film critic... not in that order, Jeff Bond. Thanks for joining us Jeff..."

Topic 2: Review: Stranger Things on Netflix

Netflix's STRANGER THINGS

 

Topic 3: Favorite Headline News - Comic-Con Edition

First details on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

Marvel Teases BLACK PANTHER and THOR: RAGNAROK

Brie Larson cast officially as CAPTAIN MARVEL

A peek into Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS story czars

Netflix orders new episodes of MAKING A MURDERER

Universal looking towards MAD MAX for inspiration in rebooted VAN HELSING series

Kevin Smith rebooting BUCKAROO BONZAI for Amazon.com

Is SAUSAGE PARTY going to be the next BLAZING SADDLES?

ALIEN 5 is really the new ALIEN 3

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 reboot lands at Netflix

The last movie in the DIVERGENT series may be a TV movie

Secret BLAIR WITCH sequel is done, and coming out in September

Trailer for Neil Gaimen’s AMERICAN GODS

 

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Jul 19, 2016
Bustin' Makes Us Feel Good Edition

In this week’s episode we share our GHOSTBUSTERS review and discuss whether our childhoods are ruined? After that we’ll be talking about the best STAR TREK book ever written. Chris will try to explain. And POKEMON GO - Modern cyber zombie virus, or simple fun game old people are losing their minds about? All that, and our favorite headlines of the week, where we talk about the Emmys, and the late, great director of DIE HARD. (no, he’s not dead, but you’ll wish he was after what he says about modern action movies).

 

Topic 1: Review, Ghostbusters (2016)

Sony affirms more GHOSTBUSTERS movies underway

Ivan Reitman says next GHOSTBUSTERS will connect to 1984 film?

Might Sony’s plans for GHOSTBUSTERS movies go the way of their SPIDER-MAN movies?

 

Topic 2: The Fifty-Year Mission, The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of STAR TREK

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

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

 

Topic 3: What did I miss? What it’s like to miss a cultural phenomena. This time, Pokemon Go! With senior youth correspondent Aaron Rice

 

Our Favorite Headlines of the Week

Game Of Thrones and People vs OJ Lead The Emmy Nominations

John McTiernan calls MAD MAX: FURY ROAD ‘corporate product’, hates on comic book movies

Jul 11, 2016

Topics for Episode 003: 1). We’re talking about the big new player on the prestige TV landscape, HBO’s THE NIGHT OF, 2). The strange developments with Mr. Sulu in the new STAR TREK movie and 3). The latest installment of YOU’RE DEAD TO ME, Chris talks about the movie he hates most of all.

 

Our Favorite Headline Headlines

Captain Kirk almost fought Jesus Christ in STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE

Pixar getting out of the sequel business? Kind of...

Pixar president talks about getting studio out of it’s run of sequels

 

Topic 1: THE NIGHT OF, and the state of prestige TV

HBO’s new drama, The Night Of

 

Topic 2: Studios spoiling their own movies

Studios spoiling their own movies now: Sulu is gay. See it when STAR TREK: BEYOND opens in two weeks

Batman v Superman - most of their marketing

Ghostbusters trailer - Possess Chris Hemsworth, Stay Pufft Marshmellow Man

 

Topic 3 - Segment - You’re Dead to Me: Chris bashes BATMAN AND ROBIN

Chris lays out why 1998’s BATMAN AND ROBIN is the worst studio movie of his life.

 

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Jul 4, 2016

Dorking Out Episode 002, wherein Sonia and Chris talk about Steven Spielberg's new movie, The BFG, Sonia bashes MEET THE PARENTS and we chat our favorite movies for the 4th of July.

Our Favorite Headlines:

Headline News

James Cameron talks STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Han Solo… solo film best STAR WARS script yet?

 

Topic 1: In honor of Steven Spielberg’s THE BFG hitting theaters on July 1, we could pick our favorite and least favorite Spielberg movies

BFG - A movie too well intentioned to be hated, but by far Spielberg’s worst film

Chris’ Spielberg Favorites: E.T.: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND, SCHINDLER’S LIST

Sonia’s Spielberg Favorites: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Least Favorite Spielberg: THE LOST WORLD

 

Topic 2: You’re Dead to Me

Sonia sounds off on MEET THE PARENTS

 

Topic 3: Why Should I Listen to You, the 4th of July Edition

Chris’ picks: APOLLO 13 and MALCOLM X

Sonia’s picks: MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON and ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

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Jun 28, 2016

Dorking Out Show Episode 001: 06-27-2016

After our test shows, we decided to stick with three topics. We may bring back our headline news portion. We shall see. For now, you can find them in our DORKING OUT NEWSLETTER

 

Topic 1: Status Check: Epic scale storytelling and the GAME OF THRONES season 6

 

Topic 2: Our favorite lies: A talk about trailers

STAR TREK BEYOND 1st trailer

GHOSTBUSTERS trailers

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE final trailer

STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE teaser

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - Trailer 1

MINORITY REPORT Trailer

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY Trailer

 

Teaser trailer for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Teaser trailer for THE FORCE AWAKENS



Topic 3: Awful movies we love, and a quick review of Independence Day: Resurgence

Chris - Independence Day, Pearl Harbor, Moonraker, Octopussy, Star Trek: Generations, Karate Kid 2, Red Dawn, Dragnet, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Most Godzilla movies, most Roland Emmerich movies

http://letterboxd.com/jettjergens/films/by/rating/page/1/

 

Sonia’s awful movies: The Phantom Menace, Grease 2, Footloose, Breakin’, Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore/Tommy Boy, From Dusk Til Dawn

 

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