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8:30 PMGeek TV Singalong! - in Grand East Hilton
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10:00 AMWonder Woman at last!
Fears and hope mingled together with all the internet trolling you could find, but yet DC has finally managed to pull together a kick butt movie that we could all love, about a character that has long deserved her time in the cineplex.
Dystopia – the dark future wave
Who says we need an apocalypse? There is a trend to go darker, but not with asteroids or zombies, but with corporations and tech and a general malaise that is as dangerous as any virus. You can see this in shows like Incorporated, Continuum and even future SF like Dark Matter.
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11:30 AMMarvel Cinematic Universe
We've seen some new heroes brought forward with Dr. Strange, and Spiderman coming back into the fold. Trailers for Black Panther and Thor have teased us with more. How do you think the MCU is holding up almost 10
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What was, will be again.
In the first half, we'll talk about the shows that have past on this year, and then we'll look at all the new material! We'll go over what's coming this next year in both cinema and on television. Figure out who's going to get your viewing time so they're not lost next year.
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1:00 PMArrow – Star City Vigilantes
Isolation to a new team, facing one's past choices and the repercussions of them. Look back over season five and see how our heroes are holding up. -Season Review
Once – Tales old as time
Many changes happened to Storybrooke this year, loss and renewal and vows are made. Some stories came to their happy ending, and some others... - Season 6 review
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2:30 PMWolverine on Film
From second choice casting to a role that has created an indelible mark on movie heroes. Hugh Jackman's take on Wolverine has been an amazing run. We'll look back at the whole run of 8 movies and cameos.
History will be televised - Accuracy may suffer
History as covered by the media will be will cover many of the shows that say they are showing things like they were... or the way we'd like to think they were. Discussion will cover Reign, the White Princess, Will and others of this ilk.
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4:00 PMHow the Westworld was Won
The reinvention of this classic has really turned reality on its ear. Questions of sentience, humanity, conspiracy and religion are all combined with story that often left us puzzled and amazed.
Genre movies in the Cineplex
A year in review on the shape of SF/Fantasy in the movies. Have they improved or are we seeing more of the same? Consider movies like Valerian, Ghost in the Shell and Pirates of the Caribbean.
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5:30 PMLuke Cage - Cage Match
Luke Cage's Netflix debut took a different tone than Jessica Jones or Daredevil. For some it worked, others it didn't. We'll look over what happened, the news to come and in the context of our current world. -Season Review
Vikings - Valhalla calls
This year's viking raids were hard on us all, we went from famine to feast, with the return of Ragnar. All is not peaceful though as things go from bad to worse. Does the Viking era move on at the end? We'll talk about this shift of focus and the adventurous life of Ragnar Lothbrok.
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7:00 PMGotham – a year of crazy
The Court of Owls rules Gotham, and the crazies are running wild. We started seeing the beginning of Batman, and truly twisted schemes that happen every day. The past season has been interesting and some opinions say the best so far.
-Season Review
The Good Place - the current hereafter
The afterlife never looked like this before! Comedies are tough and comedies about life after death are even tougher! This one pulled some surprises with some excellent writing and performances. - Season Review
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8:30 PMScifi Drive In - The Time Guardian
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10:00 PMHyatt Intl North
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11:30 AMCross Over to the Multiverse
The Dominators are coming to earth! Well at least one of them! The Arrowverse heroes mixed up in different ways this past year, from big cross overs to little touches here and there. Does it work? Or is it just a waste of time? Maybe we should just sing instead?
Riverdale USA
Straight out of the comics, Archie moves to the CW with all his friends in a somewhat 'revamped' style. What did you think of its first season and just who else might be moving to Riverdale?
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1:00 PMDr. Strange - Sanctum Sanctorum The big addition to the MCU this year was the esteemed Dr. Strange. From esteemed, and egotistical surgeon to the almost Sorcerer Supreme! We'll see how this newest addition fared, and how full magic will affect the MCU. Comedy - done the geek way
Comedy is timing first then everything else, and when you add genre into the mix it sometimes makes it worse. A look at the successes and failures of the past year like Powerless and The Good Place, and the juggernaut of Big Bang Theory.
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2:30 PMExpanse - the Protomolecule and you
It was an eventful second year for solar system and the crew of the Rocinante. There were some surprises and devious politics everywhere, and we got an eyeful of just what a new life form might be like. - Season Review
Spiderman through the Movies
From Tobey Maguire to Tom Holland, Spiderman has been handling his 'great responsibility' in different ways. A look back at how the Spiderman property has been handled and the stories they've told.
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4:00 PMIron Fist - Escape from K'un-Lun
Danny Rand joined the Netflix heroes this year with much controversy about quality and performances. We'll discuss just how Iron Fist was handled, the good and the bad and how it looks like they set up what comes next. - Season Review
Artificial Intelligence - this new sentience
The question of what is sentience is one we've been considering for a while, but we've seen some new ideas with some of the new media out there. Consider - WestWorld, Humans, Bladerunner, Being Human, Ex Machina etc.
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5:30 PMKilljoys – Hang out at your favorite Mod bar
Dutch, Johnny and D'avin each have their priorities this time around, and it splits them up and brings them back together. They try to find out just how deep the corruption of the RAC goes. - Season Review
The Matter of Representation in genre
There's a lot of debate on how representation is handled. Whether people are not there at all, or represented well, or are shown in some stereotypical fashion. We'll discuss the good, bad and hopeful. How have things changed and how have they not?
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7:00 PMLegends of Tomorrow - Pieces of Destiny
The new season brought more coherence to the Legends storyline, with a newish captain and new crew members that are dealing with time aberrations and future revelations, all while wrangling with the Legion of Doom. -Season Review
Black Sails - Sailing into the Sunset
The final confrontation for the fate of Nassau. Silver, Flint face off with Rogers and Eleanor Guthrie to determine who will rule. A look back at this year and the entire run of this volatile prequel series to Treasure Island. -Series Review
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8:30 PMFlash - Flashpoint and Godhood conumdrums
As Flash brings in one of the classic storylines, we see how the show handled it and how we see how one more speedster reaches for godhood at the expense of Team Flash. - Season Review
Mental Floss
Mental health and the emotional state of characters have been used and misused over the decades, notoriously in villains. Now it’s being dealt with more thoughtfully but is it for the better? We'll look at heroes and villains and genre media in general.
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10:00 PMSense 8 - Which cluster survives?
Clusters that help, clusters that hurt, and BPO with their initial mission corrupted into something darker, more malevolent. The connections and foundations that brought our cluster to where they are today. One last two hours to tie up everything!
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11:30 PMWe do the Weird Stuff
It's late at night, do you know where your fanfics are? We have 'em at the adults only fanfic panel! All genre fic welcome! Bring your favorite or just bask in the weirdness! Warnings, fic recs, best kinks, and ways to stay safe in ye ol' internet!
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11:30 AMSupergirl - Daxam says hello
A brand new year and feel for the Maid of Might. Supergirl moved to the CW, we lost Cat, gained Mon-El, had the return of old school heroes in new roles, and pushed some barriers and played it safe with others. - Season Review
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1:00 PMDark Matter - Zairon or bust
The Corporate war heats up with the crew of the Raza stuck in the middle of it. Ryu is firmly against his former crew mates and sends out bounty hunters all while trying to keep the edge for Zairon, while old friends and new try to figure out how to deal with it all. - Season Review
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2:30 PMLegion - Madness takes its toll
Has there ever been a show you said, what the heck is going on more often? And in a superhero show? The inaugural season of Legion turned all the clichés upside down. -Season Review
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4:00 PMExpanse - Impossible Space Drives and Terraforming worlds
There's been a lot of new details being revealed on the Expanse. Intriguing science both in the aspects of Venus and Ganymede, but also with space drives and SCIENCE! The experts will consider all the range of ideas that came out this past season.
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5:30 PMDefenders Unite!
For those who've managed to run through the just released Defenders, we'll see how Netflix manages their first full team up. How do these
intercity heroes work together? Secrecy kept much of the story hidden but now
that we've had a chance to see it, what do you think? -Season Review
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7:00 PMDC Cinematic Universe
Has the DC CUniverse finally broken its curse? Many question the trend from Superman and BvS, but then we get Wonder Woman, and coming up is Justice League. More hints are teased out and Joss Whedon steps in with this hero team.
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10:00 PMHeroes, Villains and Humanity
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10:00 AMSense8 – Cluster Logic
Discussions on what a cluster is and the world logic behind Homo Sensorium. This year we learned more about the concepts behind this split off species and just what it means. Is there any real science here, or just what triggers a cluster?
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11:30 AMWonder Woman - Life beyond Themiscyra
A look back at the film and what they took from the comic history and where they could go from here. A moment of silence might be offered for Steve Trevor's sacrifice.
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1:00 PMRise of the Anti-Hero
Following the trend in comics, the media is showing these same trends, whether it be the Punisher, Loki or Captain Cold. Charismatic characters draw interest and fan followers encourage more efforts in this vein. Does it enrich the character or is it a cheap bid for attention?
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2:30 PMWestworld - Labyrinth of Lies
The web of plots and sub plots, mysteries and time lines all leads to some complex organization and not a few eureka moments as things click together. We'll look back over all those threads and what ones might be coming up in the next season.
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