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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.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

  • Remembering Stan Lee
    The original SLC Fanboys reunite for a tribute to the late, great Stan Lee, creator (along with some amazing artists) of most of the superheroes in Marvel Universe that you know and love. Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas and Tysen Webb talk about Lee's influence on them, their favorite Stan Lee cameos in the movies, and speculate on what we're going to see in the aftermath of "Infinity War".

Friday, November 30, 2018

  • "Creed II" and Why It Would Be a Fitting End to the "Rocky" series (Spoilers)
    The "Rocky" franchise has had a long run and fans seem to be pretty happy with "Creed" and "Creed 2". The question brought to light in this podcast is whether or not we should continue the story. "Creed 2 could very well be an amazing ending to an amazing franchise.  Join Andy Farnsworth, Ryan Meeks, and Kristian Odland (One Minute Critic) as they discuss the strengths and shortcomings of this movie and what they think we will see for the future. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

  • "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" Deep Dive WITH SPOILERS
    OK, you've seen "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" and you've got questions!  That's what we're here for.  In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is joined by Harry Potter-philes Becky Bruce and KellieAnn Halvorsen for some deep, SPOILER-FILLED discussions of J.K. Rowling's latest entry in the wizarding world we know and love. If you feel like you got a lot of info dumped on you by the end of the movie, we'll help you sort it out, make sense of it and hopefully make your next viewing of "Fantastic Beasts 2" and the latest adventures of Newt Scamander even more enjoyable.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

  • This is why we are excited to see more of Jodie Whittaker. (Spoilers)
    The Doctor is back and this time he has regenerated into a she. Jodie Whittaker brings new life and possibilities to the franchise with an exciting first episode of the 11th season of Dr. Who. Join Andy Farnsworth, Becky Bruce, and Ryan Meeks as they talk about Jodie Whittaker's embodiment of the character as well as the strengths and shortcomings of the first episode. 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

  • People that appreciate good movies will enjoy Venom. Fanboys will whine relentlessly.
    In a world where there is no Spider-Man, can there be a venom? Some say, "yes everything about the movie was great." Others say, "no because there can't be Venom without Spider-Man." The one thing that is for sure is that we have never had more polarized opinions on a movie until Venom. Join Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they discuss the good and bad about the movie Venom. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

  • Five Things We're Looking Foward to This Fall
    Summer 2018 brought us a bunch of blockbuster movies, but the year isn't over and there are lots of movies & TV shows to look forward to. Join Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they talk about their top five upcoming movies or TV shows for Fall 2018 and why you should be excited about them too!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

  • How the Predator Franchise Has Evolved (Spoilers)
    The Predator franchise has had its successes and failures over its lifespan. Can the newest installment, "The Predator," be considered a success in comparison? In this podcast, Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks discuss why the Predator franchise has such a strong following and if that following will be satisfied with this film.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

  • Interviews from FanX to get you excited for The Umbrella Academy, and the Animaniacs
    FanX is here and we were able to interview Tom Hopper, Jess Harnell and Manu Bennett. In our interview with Tom Hopper, he gives us some details of the upcoming Netflix series, "The Umbrella Academy" that you will want to hear if you are a fan of the comic book series.  Jess Harnell tells us a little about the new Animaniacs and then is joined by Manu Bennett on some acting techniques that are sure to entertain you. 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

  • Why "KIN" may not be the Sci-Fi adventure that you are looking for.
    (Spoilers)  From watching the trailer,"KIN" is supposed to be a sci-fi adventure with aliens, space guns, lots of action and James Franco. Well, we can definitely say that James Franco is in this movie and there is a space gun. Other than that, you may be in for some disappointment with this end of summer flick.  Check out this episode of Fan Effect as Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they talk about why this movie just doesn't measure up to the excitement in the trailer. 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

  • Fascinating docu-series "The Toys That Made Us" Reminds Us Why We Love to Play With Toys
    "It's an 8-part documentary series/ about the toys that we all love..." Netflix's "The Toys That Made Us" takes you on a nostalgic ride as they explore the history of famous toy lines like Star Wars, He-Man, Transformers, G.I. Joe, as well as Barbie, LEGO, Star Trek, and even Hello Kitty. In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth & Ryan Meeks talk about some of the more fascinating things they learned watching the series, discuss why we connect with toys and other pop culture merchandise, and what toy lines they hope to see in future seasons.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

  • Watching "Extinction" Explains Why It's on Netflix and NOT in Theaters (SPOILERS)
    (Warning: Spoilers in this podcast) "Extinction" tells the story of a man (Michael Pena) having visions of doom for his family and earth. No one believes him until things in his visions start coming true. This SOUNDS like a premise for a great movie...but the result misses the mark. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth, (One Minute Critic) Kristian Odland, and Ryan Meeks discuss why Extinction is not the great movie it could have been, and why it ended up skipping theaters and going straight to Netflix.  

Friday, August 10, 2018

  • Sir Patrick Stuart reprising his role as Jean Luc Picard at age 78
    Star Trek TNG fans rejoice! Sir Patrick Stuart announced at Star Trek Las Vegas that he will be returning as Jean Luc Picard in a new series streaming on CBS All Access. Details of the series were sparse, but the actor did say that it will take place 20 years later in the Star Trek TNG timeline and his character may have changed.  In this podcast, Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas, and Ryan Meeks discuss the possibilities of the new series and the difficulties Stuart may face reprising the role. 
  • Sir Patrick Stewart is BACK as Jean-Luc Picard (at age 78!!)
    Star Trek: The Next Generation fans are rejoicing at the news that Sir Patrick Stewart announced at Star Trek Las Vegas: He will be returning as Jean-Luc Picard in a new series streaming on CBS All-Access. Details were sparse other than that, but Stewart did say that it will take place 20 years later in the Star Trek: TNG timeline and his character may have changed.  In this episode of the podcast, Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas, and Ryan Meeks discuss the possibilities of the new series and the difficulties Stewart may face reprising the role.