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Fan Effect

Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things ‘geek’, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of TV shows. Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas and Tysen Webb live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

Friday, July 20, 2018

  • Where Can the MCU Go from Here? (Video)
    In this episode, Adam Thomas, Ryan Meeks, and Special Guest Mckenzie Romero discuss the possible directions that the MCU might take in their upcoming films. Also, Adam Thomas finally gets to put in his two cents about Infinity War and why it brought him back into enjoying the superhero genre again.     

Thursday, July 19, 2018

  • Where Can the MCU Go from Here?
    In this episode, Adam Thomas, Ryan Meeks, and Special Guest Mckenzie Romero discuss the possible directions that the MCU might take in their upcoming films. Also, Adam Thomas finally gets to put in his two cents about Infinity War and why it brought him back into enjoying the superhero genre again.     

Thursday, July 12, 2018

  • Talking "SKYSCRAPER" and How The Rock Somehow Became an Actual Superhero (SPOILERS)
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson channels his inner John McClane in the movie "Skyscraper," a sort-of cross between "Die Hard" and "The Towering Inferno" that just might be a sneaky hit this summer. In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Doug Wright of "The Movie Show" on KSL NewsRadio in SLC for some SPOILER-FILLED talk about "Skyscraper," including why they think this movie works, even though maybe it wouldn't with someone besides The Rock in the starring role of Will Sawyer. They also discuss what they think of Neve Campbell as an action-movie star, what "Skyscraper" could have done better, and why Andy thinks The Rock seems to have turned into a real-life superhero and why that's amazing in and of itself, based on Johnson's career arc. NOTE: This podcast
  • How The Rock Somehow Became an Actual Superhero (SPOILERS) "VIDEO"
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson channels his inner John McClane in the movie "Skyscraper," a sort-of cross between "Die Hard" and "The Towering Inferno" that just might be a sneaky hit this summer. In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Doug Wright of "The Movie Show" on KSL NewsRadio in SLC for some SPOILER-FILLED talk about "Skyscraper," including why they think this movie works, even though maybe it wouldn't with someone besides The Rock in the starring role of Will Sawyer. They also discuss what they think of Neve Campbell as an action-movie star, what "Skyscraper" could have done better, and why Andy thinks The Rock seems to have turned into a real-life superhero and why that's amazing in and of itself, based on Johnson's career arc. NOTE: This podcast

Saturday, July 7, 2018

  • "Ant-Man & The Wasp" is Exactly What We Need After "Infinity War" (SPOILERS) Video
    (WARNING: Podcast contains MAJOR spoilers for "Ant-Man & The Wasp") If you wondered where was Ant-Man during "Infinity War," that question and several others that you never knew you always wanted to know are answered in "Ant-Man & The Wasp." In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Geektyrant.com writer and "1-Minute Critic" Kristian Odland for a spoiler-filled discussion of the movie, including how perfect casting is a major reason the Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut keeps rolling on, why the tone of this movie is exactly what we need after "Avengers: Infinity War," a bit of background and history of the newly-introduced characters, and what that jaw-dropping post-credits sequence could mean for Ant-Man's future. This podcast is also available in v

Friday, July 6, 2018

  • Why "Ant-Man & The Wasp" is Exactly What We Need After "Infinity War" (SPOILERS)
    (WARNING: Podcast contains MAJOR spoilers for "Ant-Man & The Wasp") If you wondered where was Ant-Man during "Infinity War," that question and several others that you never knew you always wanted to know are answered in "Ant-Man & The Wasp." In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Geektyrant.com writer and "1-Minute Critic" Kristian Odland for a spoiler-filled discussion of the movie, including how perfect casting is a major reason the Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut keeps rolling on, why the tone of this movie is exactly what we need after "Avengers: Infinity War," a bit of background and history of the newly-introduced characters, and what that jaw-dropping post-credits sequence could mean for Ant-Man's future. This podcast is also available in v
  • Why "Ant-Man & The Wasp" is Exactly What We Need After "Infinity War" (SPOILERS) Video
    (WARNING: Podcast contains MAJOR spoilers for "Ant-Man & The Wasp") If you wondered where was Ant-Man during "Infinity War," that question and several others that you never knew you always wanted to know are answered in "Ant-Man & The Wasp." In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Geektyrant.com writer and "1-Minute Critic" Kristian Odland for a spoiler-filled discussion of the movie, including how perfect casting is a major reason the Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut keeps rolling on, why the tone of this movie is exactly what we need after "Avengers: Infinity War," a bit of background and history of the newly-introduced characters, and what that jaw-dropping post-credits sequence could mean for Ant-Man's future. This podcast is also available in v

Thursday, June 28, 2018

  • Gaming Con Is Better Than Ever!
    Gamers from all walks of life rejoice, for Salt Lake Gaming Con is just around the corner.  Founder Jake Williams talks with Adam Thomas and Ryan Meeks about attendance, guests, games, events, and the past present and future of Salt Lake Gaming con.  Gaming con will be held at the Mountain America Expo Center (formerly known as South Towne Expo Center) on July 6th and 7th. So if you haven't already, get your tickets to Salt Lake Gaming Con soon. 
  • Gaming Con Is Better Than Ever!
    Gamers from all walks of life rejoice, for Salt Lake Gaming Con is just around the corner.  Founder Jake Williams talks with Adam Thomas and Ryan Meeks about attendance, guests, games, events, and the past present and future of Salt Lake Gaming con.  Gaming con will be held at the Mountain America Expo Center (formerly known as South Towne Expo Center) on July 6th and 7th. So if you haven't already, get your tickets to Salt Lake Gaming Con soon. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

  • "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" Proves We're Running Out of Interesting Dinosaur Stories (AUDIO with SPOILERS)
    WARNING: SPOILERS FOR "JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM" The dinosaurs are back (along with a few humans) in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"... 25 years after "Jurassic Park" took moviegoers by storm, and 3 years after "Jurassic World" earned more than a BILLION dollars at the box office. In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth, Ryan Meeks and "1-Minute Critic" and Geektyrant.com writer Kristian Odland discuss (with spoilers) the new movie, which they all thought fell short of expectations.  They discuss what they liked, many of their frustrations, thoughts on some of the plot twists and story directions and consider the question: If dinosaurs are your main characters, just how many interesting stories can you actually tell? This episode also available as video on iTunes & Apple Po
  • VIDEO REVIEW: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" Proves We're Running Out of Interesting Dinosaur Stories
    WARNING: SPOILERS FOR "JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM" The dinosaurs are back (along with a few humans) in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"... 25 years after "Jurassic Park" took moviegoers by storm, and 3 years after "Jurassic World" earned more than a BILLION dollars at the box office. In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth, Ryan Meeks and "1-Minute Critic" and Geektyrant.com writer Kristian Odland discuss (with spoilers) the new movie, which they all thought fell short of expectations.  They discuss what they liked, many of their frustrations, thoughts on some of the plot twists and story directions and consider the question: If dinosaurs are your main characters, just how many interesting stories can you actually tell? This episode also available as video on iTunes & Apple Po

Friday, June 15, 2018

  • "The Incredibles 2" is Again the Fantastic Four movie Marvel & Fox Can't Seem to Make (WITH SPOILERS)
    Mr. Incredible and his super-family (Elastigirl, Violet, Dash & Jack-Jack, along with super-friend Frozone) are back--after a 14-year wait by fans--in "The Incredibles 2" from Disney/Pixar and writer/director Brad Bird, which picks up immediately after the end of 2004's "The Incredibles." In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks--who both liked the movie a lot--are talking SPOILERS, including what they liked best (hint: one of them involves Jack-Jack and a "burglar"), what they thought of the movie's villain The Screenslaver, how it compares as a superhero film to "Avengers: Infinity War" and where the story can go from here. Check out our SPOILER-FREE review on our "Fan Effect" Facebook page. This podcast is also available in video form on iTunes & YouTube.  Please
  • VIDEO REVIEW: "The Incredibles 2": Is it the Best Superhero Movie of the Summer? (WITH SPOILERS)
    Mr. Incredible and his super-family (Elastigirl, Violet, Dash & Jack-Jack, along with super-friend Frozone) are back--after a 14-year wait by fans--in "The Incredibles 2" from Disney/Pixar and writer/director Brad Bird, which picks up immediately after the end of 2004's "The Incredibles." In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks--who both liked the movie a lot--are talking SPOILERS, including what they liked best (hint: one of them involves Jack-Jack and a "burglar"), what they thought of the movie's villain The Screenslaver, how it compares as a superhero film to "Avengers: Infinity War" and where the story can go from here. Check out our SPOILER-FREE review on our "Fan Effect" Facebook page. This podcast is also available in video form on iTunes & YouTube.  Please

Friday, June 8, 2018

  • "Ocean's 8" and the world of Debbie & Danny Ocean (WITH SPOILERS)
    Moviegoers can now return to the world of high-stakes heists in "Ocean's 8," which tells the story of Debbie Ocean (played by Sandra Bullock and who is the sister of George Clooney's character Danny Ocean) and her all-female crew as they attempt to heist a $150M necklace at the Met Gala in NYC. In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Geektyrant.com writer Kristian Odland (who is also the "1-Minute Critic" on YouTube) to give their SPOILER-FILLED thoughts of the new movie, which also stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina. Among the things they discuss: Does being a part of the "Ocean's 11" universe help the movie or hurt it?  Would it be a good heist movie without the ties to the p

Thursday, June 7, 2018

  • VIDEO REVIEW: OCEAN'S 8
    Moviegoers can now return to the world of high-stakes heists in "Ocean's 8," which tells the story of Debbie Ocean (played by Sandra Bullock and who is the sister of George Clooney's character Danny Ocean) and her all-female crew as they attempt to heist a $150M necklace at the Met Gala in NYC. In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks are joined by Geektyrant.com writer Kristian Odland (who is also the "1-Minute Critic" on YouTube) to give their SPOILER-FILLED thoughts of the new movie, which also stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina. Among the things they discuss: Does being a part of the "Ocean's 11" universe help the movie or hurt it?  Would it be a good heist movie without the ties to the p