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SLC Fanboys

Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the SLC Fanboys are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things ‘geek’, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of TV shows. Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas and Tysen Webb live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
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Feb 21, 2017

CAUTION: Contains mild spoilers for S1 & S2 of VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER

Andy Farnsworth talks about the Netflix revival of the 1980's classic cartoon "Voltron" with Tysen Webb & Adam Thomas.

The new Voltron has more similarities to the old series than differences, but one of the biggest upgrades has been ditching the monster-of-the-week format for more extended storytelling.  It feels like a Voltron written with a grown-up in mind, but done in a way that kids can still enjoy it.

Andy has a lot of questions at the end of the 24 episodes so far.  And find out which Saturday Night Live sketch from the 2000's kept popping up in his head every time he heard Princess Allura speak.

Dreamworks and Netflix's VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER features the voices of Josh Keaton as Shiro, Tyler Labine as Hunk, Jeremy Shada as Lance, Bex Taylor-Klaus as Pidge, Steven Yeun as Keith, and Kimberly Brooks as Princess Allura.  

The series was written by Tim Hedrick (Avatar: The Last Airbender); produced by Joaquim dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery (Avatar: The Last Airbender; Legend of Korra); and animated by Studio Mir

Feb 17, 2017

An argument ONE YEAR in the making!  It's Fanboy vs Fanboy as Adam Thomas attacks, saying Captain America: Civil War absolutely does NOT deserve such a high Rotten Tomatoes score.  Tysen Webb and Andy Farnsworth defend the Marvel film and say anyone who waits a year to see the movie and then trashes it can't be taken seriously.

So whose side are YOU on? Team Wrong (Adam Thomas) or Team Right (Andy & Tysen)? Has time tempered your initial enthusiasm for one of the highest grossing films of 2016?  Or do you still love it as much as you did?  

Feb 17, 2017

The big rumor is that Ben Affleck might not want to play Batman anymore in the DC Comics movie universe.  Is it true?  Also, why does there constantly seem to be turmoil surrounding the DC characters and the Warner Bros movies?

Also, Oscar-nominated director Mel Gibson is supposedly in talks to direct Suicide Squad 2.  What might a superhero movie look like with Gibson at the helm?

We also talk about Aquaman and why he can't seem to be taken seriously.  Maybe it's because of his orange-and-green ensemble from the 1970s, maybe it's because of Family Guy's constant mocking.  Plus, Jason Momoa--who'll play the king of the seas in the Justice League movie--is coming to Salt Lake FanX in March!

Feb 10, 2017

SLC Fanboys' Andy Farnsworth joins Lori Prichard and Andrew Wittenberg on KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah, to talk about The Lego Batman Movie starring the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifinakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes. 

A few things Andy can't figure out:

1) How does Will Arnett not have permanent laryngitis?

2) Were there ANY Warner Bros properties that DIDN'T make an appearance in the movie?

3) Why can't the live-action Batman/Superman movies seem to capture this mix of fun, fight and feelings?

Feb 10, 2017

Dan Farr, co-founder (with Bryan Brandenburg) of Salt Lake Comic Con joins Tysen Webb & Andy Farnsworth to talk about 2017 Salt Lake Fan X and the meteoric rise of the Comic Con scene in Utah.

Salt Lake Fan X comes to the Salt Palace Convention Center on March 17-18, bringing a bunch of high-profile guests, including: Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, Dule Hill and James Roday from PSYCH, funnyman singer Weird Al Yankovic, HARRY POTTER'S Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Cary Elwes and several other cast members from THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Feb 10, 2017

The jokes in THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE begin even before pictures appear on the screen, and they don't stop until the final credits.  SLC Fanboys' Andy Farnsworth reviews the sort-of sequel to 2015's LEGO MOVIE, and wonders why the live-action DC Universe can't seem to find this winning mix of humor, heart and action that a 2-hour toy commercial manages to do. 

Will Arnett (Arrested Development) returns as Batman, a loner superhero living with his butler Alfred (voiced by Ralph Fiennes).  Batman (accidentally) adopts Dick Grayson/Robin (voiced by Michael Cera), tries to to figure out how to work with Commissioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) while battling the Joker (Zach Galifinakis), who just wants Batman to admit who is his greatest villain.

In between all this, there are cameos from just about every Warner Bros property, other guest voices galore, and the amazing use of Legos in every form imaginable.

Feb 10, 2017

Dan Farr, co-founder (with Bryan Brandenburg) of Salt Lake Comic Con joins Tysen Webb & Andy Farnsworth to talk about 2017 Salt Lake Fan X and the meteoric rise of the Comic Con scene in Utah.

Salt Lake Fan X comes to the Salt Palace Convention Center on March 17-18, bringing a bunch of high-profile guests, including: Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, Dule Hill and James Roday from PSYCH, funnyman singer Weird Al Yankovic, HARRY POTTER'S Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Cary Elwes and several other cast members from THE PRINCESS BRIDE.

Feb 4, 2017

Andy Farnsworth sits down in Park City, Utah, with our Sundance Film Fest sponsors Robert Beatty and KT Hart of Zumm--Everything for Android. 

Robert is partnering with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee on a new project (Legion of Five), & KT has a show in the works where she travels the world and meets a variety of interesting animals.

KT also reminisces about her days doing suplexes as Olympia and Corporal Kelly in GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) for the WWF and WWE as well as her many famous relatives--including European royalty, famous wrestler Brett "the Hitman" Hart and a certain 4-time Super Bowl champion quarterback.

We also about talk Zumm Box, a new set top digital streaming device with even more features and interactive possibilities than Roku--including a special deal for KSL and SLC Fanboys listeners.

Feb 4, 2017

Now that we know Star Wars Episode VIII is called "The Last Jedi", it's time for the SLC Fanboys to discuss what it could mean.

Some (and by that we mean: Andy Farnsworth) are dreading the thought of an on-screen demise for their childhood hero, especially since Han Solo's death means NONE of the original characters are safe.

Then Andy, Tysen Webb & Adam Thomas talk about the latest news of more delays for "Star Trek Discovery"--pushed back from May to an indefinite launch date.  Adam likes that CBS isn't insisting on a specific date so perhaps this Star Trek show can avoid some of the first season problems that others like Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise went through.

Feb 3, 2017

With the recent news that Episode VIII will be titled, 'The Last Jedi', we have all gotten together to not only describe the hype surrounding the update but what it REALLY means. 

Is it too soon to have a "last jedi"? What would we do if Luke Skywalker is actually the last jedi? Where in the world are they taking the Star Wars franchise and most importantly, why won't Daisy Ridley give us any spoilers?!

Feb 3, 2017

(Warning: Spoilers in this podcast for "The Space Between Us")

Andy Farnsworth reviews THE SPACE BETWEEN US starring Asa Butterfield (ENDER'S GAME), Britt Robertson (TOMORROWLAND, MOTHER'S DAY), Gary Oldman (DARK KNIGHT, HARRY POTTER) and Carla Gugino (SPY KIDS, WAYWARD PINES).

What if you were the only human NEVER to have set foot on planet Earth?  What's your favorite thing ABOUT Earth?  Those are some of the intriguing questions asked in this new teenage romance disguised as a sci-fi movie.

Butterfield plays Gardner Elliott, born secretly on Mars to an astronaut mother who died during childbirth.  16 years later he's going to Earth, in large part to meet a girl named Tulsa (Robertson)--someone with whom he's been FaceTiming from Mars, without telling her where he actually is.

Andy says teens will like this movie best, and so will older viewers who check their cynicism at the door--even if you can predict a lot of what is going to happen.

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