Nathan

I was born in 1980 and have lived from one end of the country to the other. Currently I reside in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin with my wife and 2 daughters. I can’t remember a point in time when I wasn’t watching Star Trek or the Star Wars trilogy but my life was changed forever when I was introduced to Doctor Who in 1985 and that remains my primary fandom. In 1993, the Fox X-Men cartoon introduced me to Marvel comics and having three of my letters printed in various Marvel mags left me a permanent Marvel Zombie as well as QNS (Quite ‘Nuff Sayer) as well as a TTB (Titanic True Believer). In later years I also became a big fan of Babylon 5 as well as Japanese animation. These days with my scarce free time I try to maintain my hobbies of swimming, reading any sci-fi or fantasy novels I can get, retro gaming, or researching the history and inspiration for any of my fandoms. I can be found semi-regularly on the podcasts “Shauncastic” and “The Revcast” and have made an occasional contribution to Earth Station Who and the Earth Station one podcast.
Conventional Wisdom

The 42cast Episode 123: Con-Ventional Wisdom

Conventions are making a comeback, and we couldn’t be happier. In this episode we discuss conventions from big to small. What makes a small convention different from a larger convention? How does a fan run feel compared to a corporate con? Does the genre being covered change things significantly? What

Black Lightning Season 4

The 42cast Episode 122: Final Strike

For four years Black Lightning graced our screens with a generational story about an older superhero and person of color. The series was notable for its grounded storytelling, depicting street level foes for the titular character and showcasing a realistic family dynamic for a series with so much fantasy in

Titans Seasons 1 and 2

The 42cast Episode 121: Remember the Titans

Titans was the flagship series for DC Universe’s new crop of live-action series based on the DC characters. Based on the popular Teen Titans franchise, the series highlighted darker themes and tones than most DC adaptations, which left many fans feeling ambivalent about the series after only the trailer dropped.

Jordan Kent

The 42cast Episode 120: The Alex Garfin Interview

The 42cast is proud to welcome one of the stars of the hit CW series, Superman & Lois with Alex Garfin. Alex plays Jordan Kent on the series, one of the children of Clark Kent and Lois Lane. In this episode Jordan sits down with us to discuss topics ranging

Third Doctor

The 42cast Episode 119: Get to Know Your Doctor Part Three – Jon Pertwee

We continue our series on Doctor Who, by discussing the third man to play the role of the title character, Jon Pertwee. In this episode we discuss what set Pertwee’s performance apart from the other Doctors. We talk about the rise of political commentary in the series. We also give

Justice League Snyder Cut

The 42cast Episode 118: Just a Cut to the Left

Justice League was released to theaters in 2017. However, the result left many audience goers unhappy. As the culmination of plotlines that Zack Snyder had started in Man of Steel and Justice League it seemed to fall short. The more humorous tone that the studio wanted was at odds tonally

Star Trek

The 42cast Episode 117: Enterprising Endeavor

Star Trek is arguably the most influential science-fiction franchise of all time. The series that almost didn’t make it after a failed pilot got its second chance and rose to international success that has lasted for more than 50 years. In this episode we delve into the idea of what

Iron Fist Season 2

The 42cast Episode 116: Fists of Legend

Marvel’s Netflix series were mostly released to great acclaim by fans and critics alike. Unfortunately, the one flop was Marvel’s Iron Fist. In this episode we discuss the second season of that series. We examine if the change in showrunners created a change for the better. We discuss the plot

Bill Duke Episode

The 42cast Episode 115: The Bill Duke Interview

The 42cast is proud to welcome Hollywood Legend, Bill Duke for an interview. Bill wears many hats, and at various times works as an actor, director, producer, and writer. He also runs the Duke Media Foundation and Duke Media Entertainment. The former prepares youth for the future by exposing them

Villains

The 42cast Episode 114: Bad to the Bone

The 42cast goes bad this week as we take a look at the darker side of entertainment. In this episode we talk about villains. We discuss what makes a character an interesting villain and exactly what criteria you should use to determine if a villain is the “greatest”. Then, we

The Rise of Skywalker

The 42cast Episode 113: The War to End All Star Wars (for Now)

After 42 years (naturally) the Star Wars saga finally came to an end with Episode 9, The Rise of Skywalker. In this episode we talk about The Rise of Skywalker as a conclusion to the Star Wars Saga. We discuss whether Skywalker Saga or Palpatine saga is a more fitting

John Peel Doctor Who Books

The 42cast Episode 112: The John Peel Interview

The 42cast is proud to welcome John Peel for an interview. John is a prolific author with dozens of novels to his name. In this episode we sit down with John to talk about his history writing stories about Doctor Who and his association with Dalek creator Terry Nation. We

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