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.
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.
October 9th, 2017 | Season 1 | 1 hr 58 secs
alien, black badges, blade runner, cbsaa, dr who, event horizon, firefly, harrison ford, jpk, kevin smith, mockingbird, rekha sharma, ryan gosling, space channel, starlost, the orville
SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E3, and The Orville S1.E4 are discussed. This week answer our premier #askSpock about the lack of female leads in TOS. Jonathan Kuehleien joins us for a live fact check of our second episode. We discuss Blade Runner as an example of film noir. Star Trek Discovery's premier set Canadian broadcast records. We take a deep dive into Discovery Episode 3: “Context is for Kings” and The Orville Episode 4: “If the Stars Should Appear”. Picks: Blade Runner 2049