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EPISODE 62 BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 3:00 - News: WB & HBO Max Debacle // 18:30 - The Boys Season 1 & 2 Retrospective // 103:30 - Contact Info // 103:00 - Post Credit Scene
The squad revisits Emilia’s ever-shrinking Star Wars blindspot with a discussion and dissection of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Soon, she’ll rise as a padawan no more, but a fully fledged Jedi…hopefully. Don’t let her on the forums or we might have a Sith-uation on our hands. In this episode you can rewatch the hotly-debated Solo film with us through the fresh eyes of a newcomer. We also react to the firehose of cinematic universe news from San Diego Comic Con. We report on everything you need to know for DC, Lord of the Rings, Sandman, Dungeons and Dragons, and of course, Marvel. Join us for a round of 'T3,' our trailer evaluation segment where we decide if a trailer is Treasure, Trash, or Hey, THAT looks okay! Follow us on Twitter (and now on Instagram) @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits, you might get a taste of Norm feeling solo… EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 3:00 SDCC reactions // 26:20 Marvel Phase 4 Defense// 44:45 T3: Treasure, Trash, or Hey, THAT looks okay!// 80:00 Solo: A Star Wars Story Blindspot //114:00 Contact Info //115:20 Post Credit Scene
The Squad! wraps up The Verse's Star Trek 101 academy with a final exam to determine their Trekkie status. We discuss the finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and compete to see who knows the most and who's been more delinquent than a couple of cadets on shore leave. We also wrap up our coverage of Disney+'s Ms. Marvel with a double feature covering episodes 5 and 6. Tune in to hear our discussion, Easter eggs, and theories for what might be one of our favorite Marvel TV shows! Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits you may hear our bed Cockney robotic friend knock knock knockin' on The DOOR. EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 3:00 Ms. Marvel Finale // 66:10 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Finale // 66:00 The 'Verse!'s Star Trek 101 Final Exam// 104:00 Contact Info //107:00 Post Credit Scene (Images courtesy of Disney+ and Paramount+)
'The Umbrella Academy' has been entertaining audiences with impending apocalypses for three seasons thanks to the amazing work of series Creator, Showrunner, EP, and Writer Steve Blackman. He sat down with The 'Verse! to discuss his work on the series in an entertaining and informative conversation. Give it a listen, but be warned there are SPOILERS  - proceed with caution. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix) - Courtesy of Netflix.
'Ms. Marvel' Showrunner, Head Writer, and Executive Producer, Bisha K. Ali steps into The 'Verse! to discuss her work on the Disney+ Marvel series. We cover her origin story as a video gamer and dreamer to Hollywood writer to 'Loki' writer all the way to head writer on 'Ms. Marvel.' Ali's work on the series has focused on telling a superhero story we can all relate to, her main character Kamala Khan is a teenager growing up in America who just happens to have superpowers. We will not put spoilers in this description, but the further the series goes on, the more it becomes about family - it is quite beautiful. The 'Verse! Squad covers a lot with Ali, the difference between the comic books powers and the version Kamala has on the series, working with Iman Vellani, taking the series from Jersey City to Pakistan, video games, and so much more. We close with our Furious 4 questions, a lightning round with some tough choices. We had a great time with Bisha. Give it a listen and be sure to watch 'Ms. Marvel' now streaming in its entirety on Disney+.
In this episode The 'Verse! Squad gathers to judge if the latest Marvel film, Thor: Love and Thunder is worthy of praise or should be smashed to pieces with Mjölnir. Unfortunately, Bridget and BURT (our cockney-slinging robot) are still down on earth for CockneyCon22. They will be back next week. For those unfamiliar The 'Verse! handles reviews in a unique way; we start with our original poetry to tease our thoughts on the film (don't worry, it is much more fun than it sounds), we follow that with a spoiler-free take on the film, followed by a spoiler-full review that includes Easter eggs, connections to the comics and theories. The new our very own letter grading system, plus a 'star' system to rate it which has taken the form of everything from spider legs (classic) to starfish. Download and enjoy. Next episode we interview the wonderful Bisha K. Ali, head writer and executive producer of Marvel's marvelous new series, Ms. Marvel. It is an interesting and fun conversation you will really enjoy. All this and more can be found in The 'Verse! You can reach out to us on Twitter @TheVerseCast.
The squad dives into two episodes each of Disney+’s Ms. Marvel and Paramount+’s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. After a cautious opening with Ms. Marvel, we are fully on board with Kamala Khan’s imagination, courage, and Gen Z sensibilities. After episodes 3 and 4, we can’t wait to see how this series (or season?) wraps up! Next we return to The Verse's Star Trek 101 academy for our penultimate class of the semester with episodes 8 and 9, stopping just before the season finale. Reviewing these two philosophy-laden episodes together with our coverage of Ms. Marvel’s deft handling of family dynamics and intergenerational trauma… this was a heartfelt episode you won’t want to miss.  And if class is well behave The Admiral might just share some moments from his interview with Dr. M'Benga actor, Babs Olusanmokuna Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits, ye mi’ fi’ally learn uh thing er two from CockneyCon w/ BB and our robot! EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 2:30 Ms. Marvel ep 3 & 4 // 41:00 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds eps 8 & 9 // 80:00 Interview w/ Interview: Dr. M'Benga -Babs Olusanmokuna // 96:00 Contact Info //98:00 Post Credit Scene
So much content, so little time. Let 'The Verse! guide you through it all. This week we cover some news. We close out our coverage of Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi with a finale and series breakdown and discussion. Plus another visit to the classroom of The Admiral to do some Star Trek 101 with our classroom like approach to discussing Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. We cover the series and use it as an entry point for potential new fans while entertaining those more established Trek fans. It is a fun and informative trip into a universe with a lot of history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast to join in the fun with questions and discussions about all your favorite cinematic universes. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 2:00 The 'Verse... News! // 16:00 Obi-Wan Kenobi Finale // 66:00 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - 101 eps 6 & 7 // 91:00 Contact Info Contact Info // 91:15 ABCs of 'Star Wars' Game (sound effects credit: Edit & FX channel of Youtuber "Runtergedownt")
Hello 'Verslings!  We have something special this week, but please keep it on the down low. Okay scrap that - tell EVERYONE!  We we summonsed back into The Door to speak with 'Peacemaker' star Danielle Brooks. It was an amazing conversation that was both funny and informative. If you enjoyed the series and Brooks you will love this interview. We also head to Jersey City to hang out with out 'Ms. Marvel' some more. We close with a lively discussion about the penultimate episode of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi.' Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast to join in the fun with questions and discussions about all your favorite cinematic universes. SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 2:00 The 'Verse... News! //21:00 Ms. Marvel episode 2 Discussion // 55:20 Danielle Brooks Interview // 77:00 Obi-Wan espisode 5 // Contact Info // 117:00 AvengerCon Post Credit Scene
Iconic lead actor alert!! The squad dives into discussion of not just one, but TWO lead actors who are absolutely killing it. The first is Iman Vellani in her onscreen debut as Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel. We see great things ahead for this visually stunning and effortlessly charming coming of age story. Plus superpowers! Our second iconic actor is of course Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan in his titular series. We continue our coverage with episode 4. Tune in for reviews, Easter eggs, and predictions for the season finale and a potential season two. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions.  If you stick around after the credits you might ova'ea’ya a bit o' a costumin' conversation!
The Squad continues their space education with another session of Star Trek Academy, covering episodes 4 & 5 of Paramount+'s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. We're in for a treat with our first entirely crew-focused episode followed by a deep dive into Spock's psyche and personal life. Lots on the agenda for new and returning fans! We continue our coverage of Disney+'s six part Obi-Wan Kenobi series with episode three. Things are really heating up for old Ben Kenobi and we're here to discuss our reactions, Easter eggs, and theories. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions.  If you stick around after the credits…oi! Open tha door an' let me out o' this blasted room!
The Squad sits down with Jeremy Slater, creator of Disney+’s Moon Knight, also known for his work on The Umbrella Academy and Fantastic Four. We were so excited to discuss one of our favorite Marvel Disney+ TV series and one of Slater’s favorite superheroes. We talk early comic book obsessions, the lengths you go to for authentic representation, the ever-changing Marvel timeline, and so much more. If you’re hungry for more Moon Knight content, check out our coverage of the series starting with episode 47.
The Squad continues excavating Emilia's Star Wars blindspot with a discussion of Rogue One. Were you a fan of this film? Do you consider it a proper Star Wars entry without the presence of our beloved Skywalker's? Let us know on Twitter! We also cover Disney+'s hotly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi premiere. We have Ewan McGregor, his Keno-beard, and that classic Obi-Wan sass. What's not to love? Tune in for discussion, theories, and more. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits, you might hear some chim chiminy chromium…
The Squad gears up for an exciting summer of film and TV premieres with a rousing round of 'T3' - Trailer: Trash, Treasure, or…Hey! THAT Looks Okay. We break down the trailers for Marvel’s upcoming series, She-Hulk, and for Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys season three. Did you catch any of these trailers? Tune in to see if you agree with our ratings. We delve back into the Star Trek classroom with another round of The 'Verse!'s Star Trek 101 academy. Our Treksperts, Lucas and Norm walk our Trek-noobs Bridget and Emilia through episodes 2 and 3 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. As a fresh, modern property that retains the wondrous exploratory spirit of the original series, it’s the perfect entry point for curious fans. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits, you might hear about some slick cinematic universe threads…
Hang on tight because we’re headed directly into the heart of the Marvel multiverse with a discussion of both Moon Knight’s season finale and a review of Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness. Get ready for body horror, trauma exploration, and kaiju battles! Wait, is our navigator malfunctioning? No, but we’ve finally hit peak Marvel phase four. Remember, we don’t do standard film reviews here on The ‘Verse! Tune in for some poetic takes and diverse opinions and then tell us what you think on Twitter @TheVerseCast. Make sure to follow us as well because we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits, you might think it's a real scream.
Grab a pencil and a communicator because it's time to blast off to The 'Verse's Star Trek 101 academy! Squad Trekkies Lucas and Norm are in session and Cadets Bridget and Emilia are their newest students. Tune in as we begin our coverage of Paramount+'s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, an excellent jumping off point into the universe for newcomers and a fond homage for seasoned fans. We also cover a very emotional episode of Moon Knight, solidifying it as some of our favorite Marvel content in a long time. Agree? Disagree? Got Star Trek questions you want answered on the pod? Let us know on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we also post news and announcements. If you stick around after the credits you might get to hear a battle of 'Star Trek' knowledge. 
Episode four of Marvel’s Moon Knight has many twists and turns. Lucky for you The ‘Verse! Squad is here to break down everyone of them. Okay, we have questions too. To sum it up without spoilers, the plot thickens. If you haven’t been keeping up with this show, we recommend you fix that RIGHT NOW. It’s one of our favorite Marvel shows to date and the action is heating up. Our news section has returned! We keep up the Marvel theme with the new trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, updates in the Spider-Verse, setbacks for the DCEU, and the unveiling of the title and logo of the next Fast and Furious installment: Fast X (no we’re not kidding). How do you feel about the usage of “Sweet  Child of Mine” in every trailer ever? Tell us about it on Twitter @TheVerseCast while Twitter’s still alive.
Never fear, BatApril is still here! We continue our reviews with a fond discussion of Batman: The Animated Series. We viewed a well rounded selection of episodes and are happy to confirm that this series holds up. We also rank the series alongside all the old school Batman movies. Stay tuned, we'll get through it all soon to determine the scientifically BEST Batman adaptations EVER. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. You can also follow @Screenradar on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. If you stick around after the credits, you might get to hear a super secret, super lunar discussion…Our only question for you is, are you Team Steven or Team Marc? After careful deliberation, we are Team Oscar!
The Squad digs into Joel Schumacher's famously polarizing Batman films: Batman Forever and Batman and Robin. We discuss the two Batmens in two films and weigh in on those Batnipples. Tune in for a discussion of the films' faults, strengths, and enduring legacy. We follow up with a review and breakdown of the latest and greatest Marvel series, Moon Knight. You can follow along with us on Disney+. How can you resist Oscar Isaac's date night face?? Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around past the credits, you might find an "ICE" surprise…
After Matt Reeves’s The Batman, the squad just can’t get enough Bats! We go back in time to review Tim Burton’s iconic Batman and Batman Returns, starring Michael Keaton as the titular vigilante. It’s a fond revisit for some of us, but a whole new world of gothic, camp, and wacky villains for others. Tune in for our takes on what was great, what did NOT age well, and a fond reflection on movie tropes from the 80s and 90s. We also cover season one of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys Presents: Diabolical, an animated anthology of shorts from different writers and animation studios all set in the world of Vought. If you’re like us and eagerly awaiting season three of The Boys, or you just have a twisted sense of humor, you gotta check it out. Follow us on Twitter @TheVerseCast where we post news, announcements about the pod, and collect listener questions. If you stick around after the credits, you might meet a new coterie of villains… SHOW BREAKDOWN: 0:00 - Intro // 1:05 - Tim Burton's "Batman" (1989) // 47:00 - "Batman Returns" (1989) // 73:30 - "The Boys: Diabolical" // 93:15 Contact Info & Closing // 96:25 - Post Credit Scene (Batman villain pitches to Tim Burton)
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