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 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.

  • The 42cast Episode 52: A.K.A. Booze and Bad Attitude
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on September 9, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Last year, before the wave of cancellations of Marvel Netflix series there was hope that we’d be getting these for a long time to come. This week, The 42cast pulls an episode from the archives from those halcyon days where we discuss Jessica Jones season 2. This season was controversial as many said that it... The post The 42cast Episode 52: A.K.A. Booze and Bad Attitude appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 51: Breaking the Loop
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on August 18, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Many people expected season 5 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to be the end of the series. It had achieved 100 episodes and much of that season seemed to be a wrap up. In this episode we talk about expectations vs. reality. Did the season work better as the end of the series or as just... The post The 42cast Episode 51: Breaking the Loop appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 50: Smells Like Teen Spirit
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on July 29, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Come celebrate 50 episodes of The 42cast. Unlike other podcasts we’re not doing anything special. We’re just bringing you the same great reviews that you’ve come to expect from The 42cast. This time we discuss season one of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. The series is a bit of a looser adaptation than many other Marvel... The post The 42cast Episode 50: Smells Like Teen Spirit appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 49: Disco Fever
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on June 24, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Star Trek: Discovery relaunched the Star Trek franchise on TV after a hiatus of over a decade. Set before the original Star Trek series, Discovery’s slick look and darker tones evoked polarization in fandom as some gravitated towards the update and others rejected what they saw as an affront to Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the... The post The 42cast Episode 49: Disco Fever appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 48: Welcome Back, Frank
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on May 19, 2019 at 5:28 am

    The Punisher was the last of the Marvel Netflix series. The Punisher hadn’t been part of the original deal for the “Defenders” series between Marvel and the streaming service, but the popularity of the character in season 2 of Daredevil lead to quick negotiations and a series announcement. Dealing with the aftermath of Frank’s hunt... The post The 42cast Episode 48: Welcome Back, Frank appeared first on The 42cast.

  • The 42cast Episode 47: It’s Always Darkest Before it Goes Pitch Black
    by everything@42cast.com (Nathan) on April 24, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Originally, Gotham was going to be the story of a young Jim Gordon fighting crime in Gotham. By the fourth season, any pretext that this was a show that centered on Gordon was gone. The cast was vast, and the characters shared the limelight. The series remained controversial among Batman fans due to the liberties... The post The 42cast Episode 47: It’s Always Darkest Before it Goes Pitch Black appeared first on The 42cast.