Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 130: Scooby-Doo! (with guest hosts Laura and Hannah)


This week we solve one of the world's greatest mysteries and we investigate the junior novelization of the first Scooby-Doo movie! And joining me are two meddling kids - my sisters, Laura and Hannah! Let's find out who really hides behind the mask!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

FPcast for June 29 2015! Supanova 2015!


This week is all about our adventures at Supanova 2015! We talk about Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Henstridge, Adam Baldwin, Jason Isaacs, Billy West and a whole lot more! Plus cosplay, shopping and our candid thoughts on what went well and what could have been better!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 36: Speeder Bike

We are back with a vehicle! And not a starship or walker or anything like that. It's the Speeder Bike! Only one of the coolest vehicles in the galaxy.

We look at WHY the speeder bike is so cool and discuss the TWO Return of the Jedi scenes as well as the Revenge of the Sith scene (who knew there was one?). We also discuss the best swing set of all time, the Scout Walker Command Tower by Gym Dandy with bonus Speeder Bike swing. This one's a long one, but a good one.




Speeder bikes, also known as hover bikes, were open-air repulsorlift vehicles, usually carrying one or two passengers. Speeder bikes emphasized speed and maneuverability over conventional speeders and were popular with thrill-seeking teenagers and military scouts. A typical speeder bike had a maximum altitude of 10 meters (32 feet) and could thus maneuver deftly over very rough terrain. Some companies manufactured extras like sidecars for speeder bikes.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Book Was Better Episode 129: Batman (with guest host Lizzy Unpronounceable)!



This week is a big one as we read the novelization of Tim Burton's unforgettable 1989 Batman! And sharing the love is the equally unforgettable Lizzy Unpronounceable! Find out about all those missing scenes, weird early dialogue, and we even talk about Prince's sexiest lyrics. This one is unmissable!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

FPcast for June 22 2015: Paper Planes!


This week we say hello to two old friends from the Star Wars universe, talk Female Ghostbusters shooting, Leia's new clothes, reflect on E3 news, the new DC You, the Game of Thrones finale, and review Sam Wortho Worthington's film Paper Planes! And probably even more than that!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 35: Count Dooku

In a very sad WTF!? moment last week, we found out that Sir Christopher Lee passed away at the age of 93. While he was known for many, many films, we wanted to get together and reminisce about his days as Dooku, the poorly-named Dark Lord of the Sith. We take a look into his battle scenes, the CGI that surrounds them, his death, and the action figures (with action features!) that followed.

Christopher Lee will be missed greatly.




Dooku was a Jedi Master who fell to the dark side of the Force and became a Dark Lord of the Sith, known as Darth Tyranus. Born into a noble family on the planet Serenno, he was the heir to vast wealth and the noble title of Count. Dooku was taken by the Jedi Order as a child and apprenticed to Thame Cerulian. As a Jedi Knight, he took Qui-Gon Jinn as his first Padawan, and later trained Komari Vosa. Dooku was a respected instructor in the Jedi Temple and one of the most renowned swordsmen in the galaxy, on par only with Masters Yoda and Mace Windu.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Book Was Better Episode 128: Cars 2 (with guest host Sabrina)!


This week we tackle the highly likely novelization of post-apocalyptic horror Cars 2! Joining me on this grand quest of discovery is guest host Sabrina as we desperately try to figure out how this chilling new world works. The truth may shock you!

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Monday, June 15, 2015

FPcast for June 15th 2015: Jurassic World!


This week we review the latest in the dinosaurs-eat-humans saga: Jurassic World! Plus we wildly speculate about the Cumberbatch babby, the Ghostbusters' new receptionist, disgusting food items you alerted us to, The Martian, Blinky Bill, and catch up on Game of Thrones!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Star WTF!? Episode 34: Death Sticks

This episode has been a long time coming. Today we discuss Death Sticks, you know the illegal substances that Elan Sleazebaggano tries to sell to Obi Wan in Attack of the Clones? It's only one of the weirdest scenes in the prequel trilogy. We research Death Sticks to see what they're all about and try to determine whether or not this is just bad writing, or anti-smoking PSA message in the middle of a Star Wars film? You be the judge.



Death sticks were a mild hallucinogen primarily sold on Outer Rim worlds, but could be found in abundance on Coruscant. Originally developed in the illegal pharmaceutical labs of CoCo Town, they were relatively cheap and were smuggled into the clubs of cities by slythmongers. The cilona extract offered euphoria in exchange for a horrific outcome, producing a twisted version of reality enhanced by bright colors. With each dose, the user's life was shortened, and the successive dosages took away larger chunks from a lifespan. With each successive dose, the desire for a harder reaction increased. It was thus very difficult for a youth to shake off their addiction without medical assistance.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 127: Beverly Hills Chiahuahua 2 (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)


This week Courtney Coulson and I revisit some long lost friends when we read all about the continuing saga of Chloe and Papi in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2! Will Bimini get back in her bikini? You'll be barking mad if you miss this! Dogs. Woof. Bones. Etc...

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