Jonathan Kuehlein (JPK to his friends) works in communications and corporate digital transformation after a long career as an award-winning journalist at media companies including the Toronto Star and Metro Toronto. He has written hundreds and hundreds of articles and reviews on comic books, video games, movies and pop culture. You can read a bunch of his work on his website, www.jpkcomics.com and if you want to chat, hit him up on Twitter where he’s @JPKnews.
December 23rd, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 12 mins
agents of s.h.i.e.l.d., alien nation, alien nation tv, alien: covenant, andrew garfield, anthony daniels, beth broderick, bicentennial man - first dlp theatre?, bohemian rhapsody, caroline ray, cbc q, cineplex app, danny seagren, dirk gently novels, dove, dr who, dr who xmas special, dunkirk, electric company, elijah wood, firefly, fitch - michael bradley, gandalf, gary oldman, geoff johns, hawk, highhiker guide in 5 parts, hilda, hirofumi koga, ian mckellen, insidious, jodi whitaker, john lithgow, jyn erso, kenny baker, lego flash, loki, marcia griffin, mtjc, nicholas hammond, peter capaldi, phil coulson, prometheus, rian johnson, ridley scott, sabrina: the teenage witch, shinji todo, spider-man, star wars, supaidaman, tall glasses of blue milk, the force awakens, the last episode, the last jedi, the lightsabre is just an extension of the throat punch, the yoda music video, this is crap, tobey maguire, tom holland, war doctor, warrick davis - twitter feed., wilfred, zelda
Spoilers - We discuss some spoilers in The Last Jedi between 30:20 and 55:50. We don't ruin major plot points. Tammy Coron crashed the show this week. We follow up on Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, Spider-Man and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In the news; Ian McKellen revises Gandalf, Ridley Scott, Dr Who, and Dirk Gently. We give a spoiler-free review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We also give a "20 minute" spoiler review of The Last Jedi - we leave major plot points uncovered. Picks: Darkest Hour, Ocean's 8, Doctor Who Christmas Special, How Star Wars was saved in the edit.
December 19th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 11 mins
black lightning, blade runner, brazil, brick, caroline rhea, force awakens, geoff johns, george lucas, jj abrams, looper, nemesis, partick stewart, phantom menace, quentin tarantino, rian johnson, spider man tv 1967, terry gilliam, the last jedi, there’s always a bigger fish, time bandits, yesterday’s enterprise, zack schneider
Spoiler: This week we cover the Orville S1E12 "Mad Idolatry" - Season Finale. We start out discussing our plans to see The Last Jedi. In movie news, we cover on Quentin Tarantino's future Star Trek project, and DCEU getting a shakeup. In TV News, Netflix is bringing Old Man’s War, and Supergirl is taking a nine-week hiatus. Netflix is renewing the Punisher and Mr Robot is getting a fourth season. From the 90's, She-Ra and the Dark Crystal are coming back. We cover the Orville's "Mad Idolatry". We go around the table with our choice of the best of Discovery and the Orville first seasons. We also discuss where we think Star Wars: the Last Jedi will take us. Picks: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Bright and Prelude to Axanar.
December 3rd, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 3 mins
30 rock, alec baldwin, annie hall, ant man, baby driver, being john malcovich, bethany, brainiac, brie larson, captain marvel, celine dion, christopher reeves, daisy ridley, deadpool, dr strange, droids, ewan macgregor, falcon, fantastic 4, flashpoint, garrison keeler, george reeve, io9, jennifer connolly, jerry segal, joe shuster, leonardo da vinci, loki, manhattan, michaelangelo, paris review woody allen, picasso, ray park, rendezvous with rama, ridley scott, secret wars, spiderman, supergirl, thanos, the heart wants what the heart wants, the new 52, the talking dead, the walking dead, tony stark, vision, winter soldier, xmen
We start off discussing the time loop in Travelers latest episode as well as Superman movies. Prime offers perks to Jumanji fans. Capitan Kirk blocks Lorca. As the Flash and Supergirl show runners gets fired, we debate whether art and abhorrent behavior can be separated. Disney is courting Fox's movie properties. Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill reflect on Star Wars. Moving to Fear the Walking Dead. New Syfy series coming from George R.R. Martin. We deep dive into the Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer.
November 29th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 21 mins
Spoiler: This week we cover the Orville S1E10 "Firestorm" - where we see Alara battle her demons. We discuss our impressions of the Justice League movie in a spoiler-free and a spoiler sections. We also discuss Thor: Raganrok. Picks: Secret History of Comics - The Trials of Superman, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, Marvel's Runaways,
November 19th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
artemis, battlefront ii, discovery, justice league, lorca, lord of the rings, lotr, orville, punisher, star trek continues, star wars tv show
SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E9 "Into the Forest I Go", and The Orville S1.E9 "Cupid's Dagger" are discussed. We chat about a new live-action Star Wars TV show, Lorca from an alternate universe. Ash a sleeper agent, Star Trek Continues adds closure, Justice League review held off, Marvel vs DC at the boxoffice, Battlefront II roasted. Picks: Lord of the Rings prequel, The Punisher and Artemis by Andy Weir
November 12th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 5 mins
baby driver, barry manilow, blindspot, dunkirk, enterprise incident, evan goldberg, geo storm, ghostbusters, jay & silent bob, l'rell, preacher, quantico, red dwarf, seth rogan, simon pegg, the boys, the post, thor ragnarok
SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E8, and The Orville S1.E8 are discussed. We discuss “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” as the away team visits Pahvo to find a way to identify invisible Klingon ships. The Orville's "Into the Fold" is also discussed as Dr Finn is lost on a vacation. We also chat about Thor: Ragnarok. Picks: Help us Nickname a Distant World and The Boys.
November 7th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 4 mins
a clockwork orange, anthony rapp, attack of the show, baby driver, brazil, cause and effect, david prowse, emily blunt, game of thrones, justice league, monty python and the holy grail, newsroom, olivia munn, punisher, rainn wilson, robocop, sean of the dead, stranger things, time bandits, tom cruise, wilson cruz
SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E7, and The Orville S1.E7 are discussed. We discuss the returns of Harry Mudd to the Discovery as he tries to steal the ship, in "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad." The episode style echoes back to The Next Generation's Cause and Effect. We also discuss the Orville: "Majority Rule" where Commander Grayson leads an away team to an Earth-like planet where Social Networks rule the society. Picks: Stranger Things: Season 2, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Jabberwocky
October 29th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 20 mins
admiral cornwell, amanda grayson, chakra, comic book men, denise crosby, disco, disco t-shirt, james bond, jason borne, jayne brook, kim cattrall, michelle forbes, mirror universe, nick stojanovic, robert duncan mcneill, sarek, season 2
SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E6 is discussed. We follow up with fact check on our own episodes 5 and 6. We discuss Star Trek Discovery episode 6: Lethe, as Michael Burham searches for Sarek and Captain Lorca makes his bed. The disco T-Shirts were the highlight of the show. We also discuss the Walking Dead season premiere, relatively spoiler free.
October 24th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 26 mins
captain scarlet, gerry anderson, james franciscus, longstreet, matt mira, pierre boule, rebels, ron howard, william ware heath
SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E5, and The Orville S1.E6 are discussed. We do the fact check on our fourth episode. We follow up on the Planet of the Apes, General Order One and female tropes in Star Trek. We deep dive into Star Trek Discovery: “Choose Your Pain”. We also look at The Orville: "Krill" where Captain Merser and Gordon visit a Krill ship undercover. Picks: Star Trek Continues, Maestros, Star Wars Rebels Season IV.
October 15th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 1 min
13th warrior, benjamin wallfisch, blade runner, blade runner 2049, brazil, denis villeneuve, director’s cut, electric dreams, evan puschak, for the love of spock, galaxy quest, go set a watchman, hans zimmer, justin long, jóhann jóhannsson, lena headey, mackenzie davis, malcolm gladwell, morena baccarin, nerdwriter1, pacific rim uprising, philip k. dick, rekha sharma, replicas, savage dragon, star wars, the fifth element, the last jedi trailer, the maltese falcon, the naked sun, the robot series, tusk, vangelis
SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E4, and The Orville S1.E5 are discussed. We run the fact check on our own Episode 3. We follow with a Spoiler-Free review of Blade Runner 2049. We also follow up on the Blade Runner as film noir, the origin of "Director's Cut" and the official trailer for Star Wars - The Last Jedi. We discuss some new characters and some losses in Star Trek: Discovery - Episode 4 - "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry". After Trek brings us some new tidbits to chat about. We also discuss The Orville - Episode 5 - "Pria" which reunites Seth McFarland and Charlize Theron. Picks: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Pacific Rim Uprising, Replicas and Savage Dragon #227.