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Fan Effect

Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, Fan Effect 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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Mar 22, 2019

Ryan Meeks is Joined with Becky Bruce and Heather Kelly (From Money Making Sense) to talk about what we thought is good and bad about the 11th season of Dr. Who and what draws us in as fans of the show. 

Mar 15, 2019

Disney Just had their shareholders meeting, so we invited one of their shareholders to the show! Matt Hansen joins Andy Farnsworth and Adam Thomas to discuss Avengers Endgame and Star Wars Episode IX with some unique details. 

Mar 8, 2019

Captain Marvel, the 21st installment in the MCU, seems to have fans really excited or really "OK" with it. Find out why on this episode of Fan Effect as the old Fanboys cast gets back together (Andy Farnsworth, Tysen Webb, and Adam Thomas) with special guest Kellie Ann Halvorsen.

Mar 1, 2019

What happens when you get Fan Effect's three biggest Star Trek fans in one room? Adam Thomas dominates with his encyclopedic knowledge of Star Trek. That's what happens.

Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas, and Ryan Meeks all seem to agree that Star Trek: Discovery season 2 is better than season 1.

Find out what makes this season so different from the first and how it connects better with the rest of the franchise in this episode. 

Feb 22, 2019

In this episode, Andy Farnsworth talks with FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention founder Dan Farr ahead of FanX Spring 2019.

Highlights include:

New guest announcements

The process Dan & his team go through to choose & invite guests

FanX & Salt Lake's reputation among Hollywood folks and how it's evolved over the years

Dan's favorite behind-the-scenes stories from FanX conventions past

Dan's dream FanX guest (if he could get anyone)

His favorite fandoms as a kid and a grown-up

What he thinks it will take for FanX Salt Lake to become a place where major pop culture news breaks in the future

Feb 21, 2019

Andy Farnsworth is joined for this episode by Geektyrant and Nerdist writer Kristian Odland to talk the new James Cameron visual epic "Alita: Battle Angel."

Both agree that Cameron & Robert Rodriguez tried to cram too much story into 2 hours of movie and it left them split between feeling excited at what they saw... but also frustrated at what it could have potentially been.

[NOTE: Podcast contains SPOILERS]

Feb 15, 2019

The Orville seems to be a big hit with Star Trek fans. But how does it stack up against the first 18 episodes of Star Trek the Next Generation?

Join Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas, and Ryan Meeks as they review the first 6 episodes of "The Orville" (season 2) and compare them to Star Trek the Next Generation. 

Feb 8, 2019

The second installation in the Lego Movie franchise leaves things good but not really awesome in the end... which is actually pretty good. 

Join Andy Farnsworth and special guest Steve Salles as they discuss how much they enjoyed Lego Movie 2.

Jan 18, 2019

The long awaited 19 years in the making conclusion to the "Unbreakable" trilogy that we didn't know existed until "Split" in 2017, made its debut and some people are pretty disappointed. Whether you enjoy M. Night Shyamalan's filmmaking style or not, there sure is a lot to talk about when it comes the movie "Glass." 

Join Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks as they talk about why they aren't sure if the "Glass" is half full or half empty. 

Jan 11, 2019

2018 had some great movies and had some... not so great movies. Andy Farnsworth and Ryan Meeks each picked 5 movies out of all the movies they saw this year that were their favorites. Check out what happens when they recap 2018 and compare notes!

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