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Shane Plays

It's a great time to be a geek! Shane Plays is a journey into the things we love... games, comic books, movies, TV, books... you name it. The world respectfully requests -- NAY DEMANDS! -- a show that supports and encourages geekdom in all of it's splendor! This podcast is made from the live Shane Plays radio show that airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock, AR. It may also be listened to live online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and the Tune In Radio and iHeart radio apps.
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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 30, 2017

Shane Plays Podcast Extra:
Marvel's Mad Agenda with comics artist Mitch Breitweiser on The Dave Elswick Show

This is a Shane Plays podcast extra, featuring content that was not broadcast as part of the live Shane Plays radio show.

Highlights: Pro comics artist Mitch Breitweiser discusses the sad changes inside Marvel Comics from an insider's perspective on The Dave Elswick Show. Plus Shane flaps lips along with Josh "Heffy" Huffington and Bill Brackeen.

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Apr 26, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 4/22/2017

Highlights: Whovians Gene Turnbow of Krypton Radio and Neale Carter join to talk about the return of Doctor Who after a year’s hiatus and Peter Capaldi’s final season as The Doctor.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

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Marvel Reveals Captain America Was ALWAYS Evil | Screen Rant
http://screenrant.com/captain-america-hydra-evil-explained/

The New Dune Movie To Be Written By The Guy Who Wrote Forrest Gump | Epicstream
http://epicstream.com/news/The-New-Dune-Movie-To-Be-Written-By-The-Guy-Who-Wrote-Forrest-Gump

Watchmen is getting an R-rtated animated adaptation | CBR
http://www.cbr.com/watchmen-r-rated-animated-movie/

Cloak & Dagger TV series trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZFc3FzK344

Marvel’s New Warriors TV series character lineup revealed | IGN
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/04/19/marvels-new-warriors-tv-series-character-lineup-revealed

‘Wheel of Time’ TV Series Lands at Sony | Variety
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/wheel-of-time-tv-series-sony-1202390897/

Doctor Who-inspired proxy transmogrifies politically sensitive web to avoid gov censorship | The Register
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/21/doctor_whoinspired_proxy_software_plays_nice_to_fool_censors/

TOPIC: DOCTOR WHO’S BACK!

doctor who with companions bill and nardole

Whovians Gene Turnbow of Krypton Radio and Neale Carter join to talk about the return of Doctor Who after a year’s hiatus and Peter Capaldi’s final season as The Doctor.

Rumor: Kris Marshall Cast As Next Doctor Who? | Screen Rant
http://screenrant.com/doctor-who-season-11-kris-marshall/

‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star Michaela Coel | IndieWire
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/04/doctor-who-next-doctor-michaela-coel-rumor-1201807897/

Apr 18, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 4/15/2017

Highlights: Comedian Michael Brown of Brain Trust joins to talk geek news and the recent Marvel Comics craziness!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Little Rock Comic Con is coming on as a new sponsor! More next week!
May 20-21 in Benton, AR
http://lrcomiccon.com/

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4I68XVPzQ

Nintendo Discontinues The NES Classic | Kotaku
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-discontinues-the-nes-classic-1794303321

Dwight Schrute To Revive Classic STAR TREK Villain for DISCOVERY | Newsarama
http://www.newsarama.com/33830-report-dwight-schrute-to-revive-classic-star-trek-villain-for-discovery.html

CBS Expects “Star Trek: Discovery” To Get All Access To 4 Million Subscribers | TrekMovie.com
http://trekmovie.com/2017/03/07/cbs-expects-star-trek-discovery-to-get-all-access-to-4-million-subscribers/

Star Trek’s “tricorder” medical scanner just got closer to becoming a reality | Quartz
https://qz.com/957285/star-treks-tricorder-handheld-medical-scanner-just-got-closer-to-becoming-a-reality/

Report: Josh Brolin Is Deadpool 2’s Cable | io9
http://io9.gizmodo.com/report-josh-brolin-is-deadpool-2s-cable-1794265550

Marvel’s New Wolverine is Logan’s Son | ScreenRant
http://screenrant.com/marvels-new-wolverine-is-logans-son/

Joss Whedon to Direct “Batgirl” Solo Movie | Krypton Radio
http://kryptonradio.com/2017/03/30/joss-whedon-direct-batgirl-solo-movie/

Wonder Woman on Track For $83 Million U.S. Opening | CBR.com
http://www.cbr.com/wonder-woman-us-opening-projection/

TOPIC: MARVEL’S GONE CRAY CRAY

captain america hail hydra

Comedian Michael Brown of Brain Trust with Michael Brown joins to talk about recent announcements and incidents with Marvel comics that aren’t good.

Marvel Artist Ardian Syaf Hid Anti-Christian And Jewish Messages In This Week’s X-Men Comic | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/04/08/marvel-artist-ardian-syaf-hid-anti-christian-jewish-messages-weeks-x-men-comic/

Marvel’s David Gabriel on the 2016 Market Shift
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37152/marvels-david-gabriel-2016-market-shift

Damage Control: In Wake Of Backlash, David Gabriel Elaborates On Diversity, Says Marvel Gets Both Sides Of Story | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/03/31/damage-control-wake-backlash-david-gabriel-elaborates-diversity-says-marvel-gets-sides-story/

Marvel editor-in-chief: ‘Writing comics was a hobby for white guys’ | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/may/26/marvel-editor-in-chief-axel-alonso-civil-war-x-men

‘Captain America’ Writer Nick Spencer: Why I Turned Steve Rogers into a Supervillain | The Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/25/captain-america-writer-nick-spencer-why-i-turned-steve-rogers-into-a-supervillain.html

Apr 12, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 4/8/2017

Highlights: Henry Lopez of Paradigm Concepts talks their Arcanis the World of Shattered Empires RPG and it’s update to 5th Edition.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Little Rock Comic Con is coming on as a new sponsor! More next week!
May 20-21 in Benton, AR
http://lrcomiccon.com/

NEWS ITEMS

Thanks! Shout out to Shane Plays from The Science Fiction History Blog!
http://www.scifihistory.net/the-science-fiction-history-blog/stardate-04032017c-scifi-shoutout-shane-plays-celebrates-multiple-fandoms

Trek Talk: A Star Trek Podcast – Episode 6
http://trektalk.blubrry.com/2017/04/05/trek-talk-a-star-trek-podcast-episode-6/
Gaaron Gilham and co-hosts interview ‎Guy McLimore and Greg Poehlein who, along with David Tepool, designed FASA’s Star Trek The Roleplaying Game first published in 1982.

Star Trek Continues E08 “Still Treads the Shadow”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQeO5uuUbH4

New editions of Vampire and Werewolf RPGs | ICv2
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37162/new-editions-vampire-werewolf-rpgs

Joe Manganelio is Writing the D&D Movie? And Is it DRAGONLANCE? | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4012-Joe-Manganiello-is-Writing-the-D-D-Movie#.WOkSgvnyu01#ixzz4dg2vElSQ

Dungeons & Dragons Movie Script Being Developed by Joe Manganiello | ScreenRant
http://screenrant.com/dungeons-dragons-movie-joe-manganiello/

GUEST: HENRY LOPEZ OF PARADIGM CONCEPTS

Henry Lopez is the lead writer and line developer for Paradigm Concepts and is the creator of Arcanis: The World of Shattered Empires, Witch Hunter: The Invisible World, and Rotted Capes.

FREE Arcanis Primer on RPG Now:
http://www.rpgnow.com/product/194097/Arcanis-5E-Primer

From the Arcanis Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcanis

Arcanis was originally a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons game, created by Henry Lopez and supported by Paradigm Concepts. It is also the name of the fictional world where the setting takes place. The setting was launched in 2001 and is known for its odd twists on the fantasy genre, as well as its wide member approval and community-based design and construction. Unlike many other fantasy roleplaying games, which focus primarily on tactical combat, the Arcanis campaigns focus on moral ambiguity and politics.

From the Arcanis 5E Kickstarter :
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418216834/arcanis-5e-rpg/description:

The Arcanis 5E Core Book is a 400+ page book, fully compatible with the latest edition of the world’s most popular fantasy RPG. It will be published with high production values and lavishly illustrated by some of the industry’s most talented artists.

Arcanis first debuted in 2001 as a d20 compatible world setting and campaign. Now it’s time to introduce this award-winning setting to a new generation of players, as well as former fans, with a brand new edition.

Apr 3, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 4/1/2017

Highlights: D&D lead Mike Mearls on the success of 5th Edition and the newest D&D book, Tales from the Yawning Portal.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

NEWS ITEMS

Show Sponsor Troll Lord Games Kickstarter for 7th Printing of C&C PHB
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-players-handbook-7

Shane’s review of Tales from the Yawning Portal
http://shaneplays.com/dnd-tales-from-the-yawning-portal-review/

GUEST: D&D’s MIKE MEARLS

D&D lead Mike Mearls joins to discuss the surprising success of 5th Edition and the newest D&D book, Tales from the Yawning Portal!

From http://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/tales-yawning-portal:

When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse, and these tales have been collected into a single volume.

Within this tome are seven of the most compelling dungeons from the 40+ year history of Dungeons & Dragons. Some are classics that have hosted an untold number of adventurers, while others are some of the most popular adventures ever printed.

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