FanDummies - Superheroes and Science Fiction TV and Movies

FanDummies - Erin and Greg

Superheroes and Science Fiction Fandoms. Geek out with us about TV and Movies once a week!

Join us as we decode and debate Science Fiction and Superhero TV and Movies. Learn about the background, the fandoms, the actors, and other interesting bits about the TV show or movie. Geek out, laugh and learn alongside our hosts Erin and Greg.

Fandummies covers a wide range of fandom in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Superhero Genres while providing extra attention to Marvel, DC, Star Trek, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, and Star Wars.

About our hosts:
Greg - I love Science Fiction! I read, watch, and then review Sci-Fi on my blog and YouTube channel "Greg Reviews Scifi". I especially love Star Trek, Stargate, and The Expanse. If you need help picking out a new Sci-Fi book or movie, just let me know!

Erin – I love dogs and have two that are crazy for hedgehogs (the stuffed ones not real ones). I play too much Pokemon Go! I love YouTube. I love Harry Potter, Star Trek, and The Mandalorian (Baby Yoda!). I also collect PEZ Dispensers and love to read comics!

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Free Guy by Piecing it Together
Sep 8 2021
Free Guy by Piecing it Together
FanDummies is on vacation this week. Thankfully our friend David Rosen is filling in for us and is talking about Free Guy. We haven't seen Free Guy so were excited to hear this episode.On the 199th episode of Piecing It Together, Kevin Brackett from the Reel Spoilers Podcast joins me to talk about Free Guy, a videogame movie that wears its heart on its sleeve, just like its main character Guy, a videogame NPC (non-playable character) played by the always amusing Ryan Reynolds. Puzzle pieces include The Truman Show, The Lego Movie, Wreck-It Ralph and They Live.As always, SPOILER ALERT for Free Guy and the movies we discuss!If you enjoy Piecing It Together make sure to check out our latest episode where we talk about Marvel's Shang-Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings. Coming up next is our episode on the bizarre Annette starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard!Kevin Brackett is a film critic and co-hosts the Reel Spoilers PodcastCheck out Reel Spoilers at follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinRBrackettMake sure to subscribe to Piecing It Together wherever you listen to podcasts!Don't forget to “Follow” us on Twitter @PiecingPodAnd Join the Conversation in our Facebook Group, Piecing It Together – A Movie Discussion Group.And check out for more about our show!And if you want to SUPPORT THE SHOW, you can now sign up for our Patreon at most important of all… Keep going to the theater to see new movies!Sign up to FanDummies Newsletter: a Patron at us on Social MediaTwitter - - - - can watch us do this podcast episode on YouTube.Subscribe to our Youtube Channel - FanDummies Merch: our Facebook Group: out our TeePublic Curated Store:
Bonus: In the Cards by Starfleet Leadership Academy
Jul 17 2021
Bonus: In the Cards by Starfleet Leadership Academy
Join Jeff Akin as he talks about morale and how to improve it with a strength-based approach. Today, Jeff will be focusing on season 5, episode 25 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine titled “In the Cards.” This episode will showcase how you can keep you and your team motivated while maximizing your efficiency through incentive-based economics. There’s a lot to unpack, so stay tuned and enjoy the episode!Subscribe to Starfleet Leadership Academy on all platforms: Value of a Support System Like the crew in this episode, it can be challenging to show up when things are falling apart. When you are the leader of a team, one of your duties is to motivate the team, or more accurately, to create an environment in which people can choose to be inspired. A few ways to do so include spending time with people, hearing their problems, and working with them towards solutions. At the beginning of Episode 25, Sisko keeps people in a positive space by connecting them with the mission and actively participating in conversations with his team. But where does he go when he needs that same encouragement? As a person, we need a support system, a safe space to just be, or another person to encourage us. Sisko’s son did it for him, so like Sisko, everyone needs someone to support them.Maximizing You and Your Team’s Efficiency As a manager, you want to maximize the efficiency of each team member. To do so, you need to ask the question, what do they want or what do they like? Most people feel rewarded when they know their work matters and is related to their interests and values. Hence, talk to your team and find out what they are, and then do them. The results will amaze you. Take the strength-based approach, for instance. With this approach, you learn the person's strengths and interests and then connect them to their work as much as possible, like incentive-based economics. Now, not every situation you find yourself in will fit this approach. But if you can learn what your team members value, you can find opportunities to connect them to the team’s overall mission. In this episode, Jake and Nog work to connect people to what was important to them. And on that journey, they improve the morale of everyone they helped. The goal was to help Sisko, but they allowed everyone to get there. If you follow that strength-based or incentive-based economic model, you might be able to do the same.About Jeff Akin: Jeff Akin is the host of the Starfleet Leadership Academy podcast. Star Trek is full of great examples of leadership. Hence, he breaks down each episode of Star Trek and points out examples of outstanding leadership, management, lean/six-sigma, communication, and more.Jeff is also the Vice President at Akin Collective and an Administrator with the State of Oregon Department of Human Services. He is a leader that believes people are essential investments. His mission is to improve the lives of those in his interactions by actively listening, giving authentic feedback, and helping to unleash their true potential. Jeff has also worked in media and entertainment, giving him the unique ability to lead and teach fun and engaging. He enjoys building meaningful connections both in-person and virtually, which has become increasingly important since early 2020.Support the ongoing production of this podcast by visiting its Patreon.Resources: Psychology Today Article: the Academy and connect through: Website: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: YouTube: and follow Starfleet Leadership Academy on all your favorite podcast streaming platforms!Got friends who are fans of Star Trek or interested in topics on leadership? Don't forget to share the podcast!Support the Starfleet Leadership Academy Podcast on:
Black Panter 2 & Aquaman 2 Started Production, Katee Sackhoff voices Poison Ivy and more |  7-01-2021 News
Jul 1 2021
Black Panter 2 & Aquaman 2 Started Production, Katee Sackhoff voices Poison Ivy and more | 7-01-2021 News
7-01-2021 Superheroes and Science Fiction NewsWelcome to our news episode. We plan on releasing a news episode covering superheroes and science fiction for movie and tv series every Thursday. Join us every Thursday!Become a Patron at NewsThe Simpsons: The Good, The Bart, and the Loki - Disney+ July 7th, 2021Black Panter Wakanda Forever started productionDC Comics NewsWatch The Suicide Squad Trailer - superheroes super suits first look - view here - Sackhoff is voicing Poison Ivy in Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2Buy Batman: The Long Halloween Graphic Novel to Read Digital or Print - Movie - have an entire podcast episode talking about Batman The Long Halloween Part One movie, here is a link to listen, and The Lost Kingdom started productionview scene clapper that reads Necrus - Fiction NewsHis Dark Materials 3rd and final season started productionListen to our podcast episode covering seasons 1-2 - on Apple TV+ Official Teaser 2watch teaster - Opposites renewed for season 4Vin Diesel says Riddick 4 is written and they are moving forward towards productionSpace Force Season 2 wrapped filmingListen to our podcast episode covering season 1 - to last weeks podcast episode talking about season 2 of Mythic Quest on Apple TV+, here is a link to listen, Extra NewsLet us know on Instagram - If you want us to attend any comic conventions this year.Follow us on Social MediaTwitter - - - - FanDummies Merch: our Facebook Group: out our TeePublic Curated Store: an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
6-17-2021 News - Star Wars Visions, Star Trek Prodigy Cast, Loki, She-Hulk, Stargirl and more
Jun 17 2021
6-17-2021 News - Star Wars Visions, Star Trek Prodigy Cast, Loki, She-Hulk, Stargirl and more
6-17-2021 Superheroes and Science Fiction NewsWelcome to our news episode. We plan on releasing a news episode covering superheroes and science fiction for movie and tv series every Thursday. Join us every Thursday!Please take our Survey: a Patron at Trek NewsHappy Captain Picard Day! New Picard season 2 trailerwatch trailer - Your Star Trek: Prodigy Cast Rylee Alazraqui voices “Rok-Tahk,” a Brikar and an unusually bright eight-year-old girl. Rok is a bit shy, but not when it comes to her love for animals. Brett Gray voices “Dal,” 17 years old and an unknown species, he fancies himself a maverick, who even in the toughest times, holds strong onto his unwavering hope. Angus Imrie voices “Zero,” who is a Medusan: a noncorporeal, genderless, energy-based lifeform. Since others would go mad at the sight of their true self, Zero wears a containment suit they made themselves to protect others.Jason Mantzoukas (“Infinite,” “Invincible”) voices “Jankom Pog,” a 16-year-old Tellarite. Tellarites are known to relish an argument, and Jankom is no different. Regardless of opinion, he will always play ‘devil’s advocate’ for the sake of hearing all sides.Ella Purnell voices “Gwyn,” a 17-year-old Vau N’Akat who was raised on her father’s bleak mining planet and grew up dreaming to explore the stars.Dee Bradley Baker (“Clone Troopers from The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch,”) voices “Murf,” whose age and species is unknown but who is an endearing, indestructible blob with curiously good timing and an insatiable appetite for ship parts.Star Trek: Prodigy will premiere on Paramount+ in the U.S. later this year 2021View image of cast and charcters - Trek: Lower Decks season 3 has started productionStar Wars NewsCatch the sneak preview at the Anime Expo Lite during the Star Wars: Visions - Sneak Preview panel. July 3, 2021 / 3 p.m. PSTMarvel NewsJameela Jamil was cast to play a Marvel villain in She-HulkAre you watching Loki? We are and so far it's really great! We watched the first episode and just had to make a podcast episode talking about it. We talked about the plot, cast and the characters they play, we reviewed episode 1 and had a couple of predictions for season 1.Listen to podcast episode - Comics NewsNew Stargirl extended trailer, shows Jade who is daughter of Alan Scott aka Green Latern, Thunderbolt, and The Shade.watch trailer - Fennell is writing a Zatanna movie for DCTitans season 3 wrapped filming this weekGreg's Extra NewsInfinite staring Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O'BrienInfinite is streaming on June 10 exclusively on Paramount+. Try it FREE! Masters of the Universe Trailerwatch trailer - us on Social MediaTwitter - - - - FanDummies Merch: our Facebook Group: out our TeePublic Curated Store:
6-10-2021 News - Jupiter's Legacy Canceled, Geeked Week, Locke and Key, Shadow and Bone, Super-Pets, and more
Jun 10 2021
6-10-2021 News - Jupiter's Legacy Canceled, Geeked Week, Locke and Key, Shadow and Bone, Super-Pets, and more
6-10-2021 Superheroes and Science Fiction NewsWelcome to our news episode. We plan on releasing a news episode covering superheroes and science fiction for movie and tv series every Thursday. Join us every Thursday!Please take our Survey: a Patron at NewsJupiter's Legacy is not getting a season 2Super Crooks will be the next series in the Millarworld adaptation verseAnime version and a live action versionNetflix Geeked Week NewsFirst look images from season 2 of Locke and Key debuting October 2021link to view images - to our past Locke and Key podcast episdoes51. Go anywhere with Locke and Key and Bone renewed for season 2Stranger Things season 4 will be released sometime in 2022New Stranger Things Cast and CharactersAmybeth McNulty will play VickieMyles Truitt will play PatrickRegina Ting Chen will play Ms. KellyGrace Van Dien will play ChrissyAnother Life Season 2 will premiere fall 2021 on NetflixListen to our past Another Life podcast episode4. The Boys and Another Life - (way way back)Link to Geeked Week website to see everything - NewsIssa Rae will voice Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman, in Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2Loki Premiered on Disney+ June 9th!! Watch it, we will probably do a podcast episode on Loki DC Comics NewsDC League of Super-Pets - In theaters May 20th, 2022Voice Cast: Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock will be voicing Krypto the Superdog, Kevin Hart as Ace the Bathound, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, and Keanu ReevesLink to watch teaser clip - ToothOur latest podcast episode for this week is 137. DC Comics Sweet Tooth Netflix Series Review and Comics Differences. We talked about the plot, cast and the characters they play, we counted down the top 5 biggest differences between the Sweet Tooth series on Netflix vs. the Sweet Tooth comics, then we reviewed season 1 of Sweet Tooth. Link to listen to podcast episode - Sweet Tooth Compendium to Read - Collects Issues #1-40 - Extra NewsInfinite staring Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O'BrienInfinite is streaming on June 10 exclusively on Paramount+. Try it FREE! Follow us on Social MediaTwitter - - - - FanDummies Merch: our Facebook Group: out our TeePublic Curated Store: an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.