The 42Cast Ever want to hear knowledgeable people debate geeky topics in an entertaining way? A lot of people do. The 42cast is a celebration of the diversity of opinions that can be found in so much of the geekisphere. Every week Nathan, the host, picks a topic and assembles a panel of experts to discuss it and have as much fun as they can while they’re doing it. It’s an opportunity for passionate discussions in the geeky community held in a respectful manner. Sometimes there will even be interviews with creators of genre content. Whether you’re a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, movies, TV, games, comics, science, or just find fandoms interesting there’ll be something for you. So check out The 42cast! It’s the Ultimate Answer to Fandom, Geekiness, and Everything

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  • The 42cast Episode 72: Stones Fall, (Half of) Everyone Dies
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on April 7, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Avengers: Infinity War was a unique event in the history of cinema. Never before had 18 movies and multiple franchises culminated in a single movie combining all of the franchises and giving payoff for the various stories. In this episode from the archives we do a deep dive into the storyline. We talk about the... The post The 42cast Episode 72: Stones Fall, (Half of) Everyone Dies appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 71: Spooooooooooon!
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on March 30, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Greetings, chums! The Tick has been entertaining us in various media for over 25 years. The Wild Blue Yonder is a fun character, often waffling between silly and profound, while telling offbeat superhero tales. In this episode we briefly discuss his comic origins before discussing his rise to popularity through the animated series on Fox... The post The 42cast Episode 71: Spooooooooooon! appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 70: They Create Worlds
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on March 23, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Video games have been a hugely popular form of entertainment since their debut in 1972. As an art form almost 50 years old, historians have started to take a look at the saga of video games, chronicling and analyzing how they came to be what they are today. One podcast endeavors to look at the... The post The 42cast Episode 70: They Create Worlds appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 69: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part Three – The Return of the Host
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on March 2, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Our epic length recording about the life and works of legendary author, J.R.R. Tolkien, comes to a close. In this episode we ask whether The Hobbit truly needed to be three films. We also discuss the musical language of the Lord of the Rings movies. Bree mentions what it’s like to live near so much... The post The 42cast Episode 69: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part Three – The Return of the Host appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 68: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part Two – The Two Mediums
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on February 17, 2020 at 8:19 am

    We move on to part two of our discussion of J.R.R. Tolkien and his works. This time we talk about Tolkien’s love of language, and how that makes for a more convincing world and makes it more interesting to read. We also discuss diversity within Lord of the Rings, modern interpretations of the text, the... The post The 42cast Episode 68: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part Two – The Two Mediums appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 67: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part One – The Fellowship of the Mic
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on February 9, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Over 65 years ago, Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings epic was published and literature would never be the same. That one work changed the way that fantasy literature was written and received by the public. It propelled a quiet academic into the public eye and has... The post The 42cast Episode 67: One Podcast to Rule Them All Part One – The Fellowship of the Mic appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 66: Wakanda Forever
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on January 21, 2020 at 8:13 am

    The Black Panther was a character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in the 1960’s. Portraying him as the ruler of a technologically superior African nation, Lee and Kirby showed just how visionary they could be in a time when the idea of a black superhero was controversial. Knowing the history behind the... The post The 42cast Episode 66: Wakanda Forever appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 65: Danger, Will Robinson
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on January 8, 2020 at 6:26 am

    The original Lost in Space was a contemporary series of Star Trek, but it never got the same kind of following as the other sci-fi series. The storylines tended to be far more immature and the special effects left a lot to be desired. Yet, in 2018 Netflix decided to reboot the series. Taking the... The post The 42cast Episode 65: Danger, Will Robinson appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 64: The Eric and Julia Lewald Interview
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on December 31, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    As we round out the year, we’re joined by Eric and Julia Lewald to discuss their work in animation, focusing on X-Men: The Animated Series and Exosquad. There are anecdotes aplenty as they detail how they broke into animation, working to get X-Men made the way that they want to, meeting Stan Lee, ideas that... The post The 42cast Episode 64: The Eric and Julia Lewald Interview appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 63: Solid Gold Trek
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on December 21, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Star Trek was an idea devised by Gene Roddenberry over fifty years ago. He wanted to tell a hopeful story about the future that not only entertained but showed the potential of humanity. His series was not considered a big success at the time, but it has lived on in reruns and numerous spinoff TV... The post The 42cast Episode 63: Solid Gold Trek appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 62: Star Wars – The Fandom Menace
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on December 9, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Last Jedi hit movie theaters two years ago, and the reaction was unprecedented. It made its bank as expected, but the controversies both in and out of universe raged in a way that no single movie has ever provoked. With The Rise of Skywalker premiering this year, we decided that it was time to pull... The post The 42cast Episode 62: Star Wars – The Fandom Menace appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 61: Trial Run
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on December 4, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    As Runaways season 3 rushes at us, we’re taking a look back to our discussion of season 2. Runaways was a surprise property for Marvel TV, taking a relatively new comic and placing it on Hulu during a time when Marvel was mostly putting TV content on Netflix. The first season achieved both critical and... The post The 42cast Episode 61: Trial Run appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 60: The Wendy Padbury Interview (Chicago TARDIS 2018)
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on November 29, 2019 at 5:16 am

    This week we release out interview with Wendy Padbury from Chicago TARDIS 2018. Wendy played Zoe Heriot in the 5th and 6th seasons of Doctor Who alongside Patrick Troughton as the Doctor and Fraser Hines as Jamie McCrimmon. Since 2007 she has reprized the role of Zoe for Big Finish and has continued to play... The post The 42cast Episode 60: The Wendy Padbury Interview (Chicago TARDIS 2018) appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 59: Get to Know Your Doctor Part One – William Hartnell
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on November 21, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction television franchise of all time. With this episode we kick off a series on each Doctor, as we discuss their contributions to the overall story of Doctor Who. In our first installment we discuss William Hartnell. We talk about the first Doctor’s character, Hartnell’s performance, behind-the-scenes details... The post The 42cast Episode 59: Get to Know Your Doctor Part One – William Hartnell appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 58: Just Us
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on November 4, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Justice League was the culmination of DC’s attempt to create an interconnected movie universe akin to Marvel’s Avengers line. Having introduced Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman in the previous films, the movie introduced viewers to The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg as the team banded together to protect all life on Earth from the threat of... The post The 42cast Episode 58: Just Us appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 57: Family Feud
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on October 29, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    This week, green is the new black as we discuss season 7 of Arrow. Oliver Queen has been thrown in jail, and a new Green Arrow appears on the scene in the form of Oliver’s secret half-sister, Emiko. The Queen family tree may have more hidden branches than the Charmings’, but we ensure that everything... The post The 42cast Episode 57: Family Feud appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 56: Alien Nation
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on October 15, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Four years and 2 networks into the series, Supergirl seems to have finally found it’s footing. In this episode we discuss difficulties of writing for the eternal optimism of Kara Danvers. We also discuss John Cryer’s surprising turn as Lex Luthor, Brainiac 5’s addition to the cast, and why a little moral ambiguity goes a... The post The 42cast Episode 56: Alien Nation appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 55: Flashforward
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on October 9, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    After years of messing with the timeline, the Flash becomes embroiled in his daughter’s very own Flashpoint as Nora-West Allen joins the crew in season 5 of The Flash. In this episode we examine the ramifications of this storyline as it effects the past, present, and future of The Flash. We’ll also talk about the... The post The 42cast Episode 55: Flashforward appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 54: Lightning Strikes Twice
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on October 3, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Before Black Lightning season 3 premieres next week, we do our review of season 2. We’re one cast member short this time, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t jam packed the episode full of all the careful analysis, witty banter, and overall geeky hijinks of any other episode of The 42cast. We discuss the... The post The 42cast Episode 54: Lightning Strikes Twice appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 53: For We Are Many
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on September 26, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Legion is a mind-trippy story about the most powerful mutant on Earth, who also suffers from severe mental illness. In this episode we stare into the abyss of season 2 and try to keep it from staring back into us. Along the way we come to conclusions, all of which are probably inaccurate. Still, we... The post The 42cast Episode 53: For We Are Many appeared first on The 42cast.