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Now displaying: January, 2019
Jan 31, 2019

A listener favorite! It's the annual team up with Dave Elswick of the Dave Elswick Show for our Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2019 episode! Plus: Movie news, how did our picks from last year hold up, and all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/26/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
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Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Unbreakable (2000):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EBi5Yxl12k

2018 Domestic Grosses | Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2018&p=.htm

2018 Worldwide Grosses | Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2018&p=.htm

The Biggest Movies To Watch In 2019 | Gamespot
https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/all-the-biggest-movies-of-2019-glass-avengers-endg/2900-2414/  

2019 on the big screen | Cnet
https://www.cnet.com/pictures/2019-movies-to-geek-out-over/

2019 Movies: Avengers 4, Star Wars 9 and 42 Other Movies to Geek Out Over | IGN
https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/01/01/2019-movies-marvel-avengers-4-star-wars-9   

Top 15 upcoming Sci Fi and Fantasy Movies 2019 2020 | IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls056104811/

Best New Sci-Fi Movies of 2019 & Beyond | NerdMuch
https://www.nerdmuch.com/movies/3578/new-sci-fi-movies/

Must See Movies of 2019 | Den of Geek
https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/276453/must-see-movies-2019

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 24, 2019

It’s over 9,000!!! Finally, the Shane Plays Geek Talk anime episode! Dragon Ball Super: Broly is tearing up theaters and Shane and his fellow geeks have seen it… what do they think? Plus! We power up during the Arkansas Snowpocalypse for “intro to anime” tips on getting started with this popular form of entertainment. And! Bad jokes aplenty in addition to all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense. Thanks to Nik, Brent and Justin (of the Mobley Detective Agency) for their help making this show happen!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/19/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.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 YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Ghostbusters 2020 Teaser Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4lT3LEimWk

New 'Ghostbusters' Sequel Set in Original Universe on the Way | byline Patrick Cavanaugh ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/01/16/ghostbusters-sequel-jason-reitman-reboot-bill-murray/

Ghostbusters teaser trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyjqCRJmCPE

‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Tops U.S. Box Office With Massive $7M+ Opening Day | Cartoon Brew byline Amid Amidi
https://www.cartoonbrew.com/box-office-report/breaking-dragon-ball-super-broly-tops-u-s-box-office-with-7m-opening-day-169290.html


Justin’s Introduction to Anime Notes
*Courtesy the Mobley Detective Agency
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15e2DArXmW6sTYWpDU_7_ATDrITEq2elUxkXPT8OClww/edit

Nik’s recommendations for new anime watchers:
Mob Psycho 100
Great Teacher Onizuka


Brent's recommendations for new anime watchers:
That Time I Got Reincarnated Into A Slime
Made in the Abyss - Brent’s reasoning (did not make it into broadcast or Krypton Radio version of show due to time constraints): It’s genre breaking, very focused on story and the the opposite kind of show than Dragon Ball to demonstrate the storytelling range in anime. Very cool visuals. Not recommended for kids.

Find anime (legally!):
Crunchyroll - https://www.crunchyroll.com/
Funimation - https://www.funimation.com/
Toonami (Adult Swim) - http://www.adultswim.com/toonami/
Anime Streaming Search Engine - https://because.moe

 

 

 

 

Jan 18, 2019

Andrew Wall (Writer/Director/Producer) and Derek “The Geek Preacher” White of The Fantasy Makers feature documentary discuss the profound impact J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald have made on fantasy writing and popular culture as well as the beliefs and experiences that shaped them. Geek discussion and news including Darwin Bromley of Mayfair Games. Shane says goodbye to his cat Bonnie.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/12/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.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 YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Buckaroo “Bonnie” Banzai: a difficult, beautiful cat who existed and was loved
2004 - 2019

Podcast Zinger is from Douglas Gresham reading the ending of C.S. Lewis’s The Last Battle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkNp2usUdTw
and The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3geKDX-Ads

Darwin Bromley, Co-Founder of Mayfair Games, Dies at 68 | Tabletop Wire http://www.tabletopwire.com/darwin-bromley-co-founder-of-mayfair-games-dies-at-68/

The Fantasy Makers / Refuge 31 Films:
https://www.refuge31.com/project/the-fantasy-makers-faith-in-imagination/

The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis, and MacDonald on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Makers-Tolkien-Lewis-MacDonald/dp/B07DKRPFTH/

The Geek Preacher:
http://geekpreacher.org/

"All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before."
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

 

 

 

Jan 9, 2019

Looking back and looking forward! Cool shows on the schedule. Top performing Shane Plays shows, blog posts and YouTube videos for 2018. A legit peace overture from Muffin? How are the current geeky movies in theaters doing by box office and critics? Geek news including a comic book robbery that impacts charity. Was Loki mind controlled in the first Avengers movie? The Christmas Pickle epilogue. Bonus: a skit about giant spiders from Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast. Plus all the usual nonsense and tomfoolery!

 

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/5/2019

 

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.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 YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

 

SHOW NOTES

 

Intro song from “My Way” by Sid Vicious

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Debate with Timothy Lim on the Dave Elswick Show – Shane Plays Podcast Extra

https://shaneplays.com/spider-man-into-the-spider-verse-debate-with-timothy-lim-shane-plays-podcast-extra/

 

D&D / RPG Skit: Not Your Garden Variety Giant Spider

https://shaneplays.com/dnd-rpg-skit-not-your-garden-variety-giant-spider/

Performed on

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #26 Dec 12, 2018

https://morrus.podbean.com/e/26-top-10-most-anticipated-rpgs-of-2019/

 

Wanted: Man Who Stole $100,000 in Comics in Las Vegas | Critical Blast by RJ Carter

http://www.criticalblast.com/articles/2019/01/01/wanted-man-who-stole-100000-comics-las-vegas

 

Early internet pioneer Larry Roberts dies at 81 | engadget

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/30/arpanet-creator-larry-roberts-dies/

 

Marvel Confirms Loki Was Mind Controlled in Avengers | Screen Rant

https://screenrant.com/avengers-loki-theory-mind-stone-thanos/

 

Christmas pickle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_pickle

 

Top Shane Plays content in 2018:

 

Podcasts:

  1. Hero-U with Corey & Lori Cole & Matt Barton! - July 21, 2018

https://shaneplays.com/hero-u-with-corey-cole-lori-cole-and-matt-barton-radio-show-podcast-episode-157/

  1. The True History of Dungeons & Dragons: Secrets of Blackmoor - Podcast Extra - Dec 19, 2018

https://shaneplays.com/secrets-of-blackmoor-the-true-history-of-dungeons-and-dragons/

  1. PolyHero Dice & D&D News! - Feb 3, 2018

https://shaneplays.com/polyhero-dice-and-dd-news-radio-show-podcast-ep-135/

  1. The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Tabletop Games! - July 14, 2018

https://shaneplays.com/overstreet-guide-to-collecting-tabletop-games-radio-show-podcast-episode-156/

 

Blog Posts:

  1. Attack of the D&D / RPG Memes X!

https://shaneplays.com/attack-of-the-dnd-rpg-memes-x/

  1. Attack of the D&D / RPG Memes IX!

https://shaneplays.com/attack-of-the-dd-rpg-memes-ix/

  1. RPG History: TSR’s Code of Ethics (D&D “Comics Code Authority” rules)

https://shaneplays.com/rpg-history-tsr-code-of-ethics-dd-comics-code-authority-rules/

 

YouTube Videos (by views):

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqzA9TeRDDY&t=75s

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FjkRtpDdS4&t=1993s

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Alpha #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjzAz6Zlv9g&t=1123s

 

YouTube Videos (by watch time):

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqzA9TeRDDY&t=75s

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FjkRtpDdS4&t=1993s

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeMC-lLBfuA

 

Current geek movies in theaters stats as of Jan 3, 2019:

 

Aquaman

64% Rotten Tomatoes

Box Office Mojo as of Jan 3

Domestic: $229,020,880   26.4%

+ Foreign: $637,000,000   73.6%

= Worldwide: $866,020,880

 

Bumblebee

93% Rotten Tomatoes

Box Office Mojo as of Jan 3

Domestic: $84,353,140   43.8%

+ Foreign: $108,318,108   56.2%

= Worldwide: $192,671,248

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

97% Rotten Tomatoes

Box Office Mojo as of Jan 3

Domestic: $120,851,346   52.4%

+ Foreign: $109,715,453   47.6%

= Worldwide: $230,566,799








Jan 7, 2019

Is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse just a fun movie or a cultural attack jam packed with social conditioning and ideological dog whistles? Listen to a spirited discussion (in truth, more of a debate without formal rebuttals) between Shane and comics artist / bunny-lover-in-chief Timothy Lim as we each present our opposed perspectives. Includes some fun general movie discussion at the end. Recorded during the December 21, 2018 Dave Elswick Show on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock.

Special thanks to Dave for the opportunity to podcast a portion of his show.

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