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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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Sep 15, 2016

The 3rd season of Star Wars Rebels is set to premiere on September 24. SLC Fanboys Andy Farnsworth and Tysen Webb try to convince fellow fanboy Adam Thomas to catch up on the American 3D CGI animated television series. Set 14 years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and 5 years before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, theStar Wars Rebels features James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader.

The SLC Fanboys are looking forward to seeing more of Grand Admiral Thrawn and the sith formerly known as Darth Maul. The fates of Ahsoka, Ezra, and Kanan may be determined, and they're wondering if any new characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will appear. Episode date: September 15, 2016.

 

Sep 8, 2016

The first Star Trek TV episode aired in the U.S. 50 years ago today. Half a century later, SLC Fanboys Adam Thomas and Andy Farnsworth discuss the best scenes and episodes from the 13 movies and five series (six if you count the Animated Series, which we don't).

For the best scenes, Adam and Andy discussed:

-Star Trek III (Stealing the Enterprise)

-Star Trek 2009 (Labor of Love)

-Star Trek: The Next Generation (Kidnapping Locutus)

-Star Trek II (Surprise Attack, Spock's death)

 

And for the best episodes from all the series:

-City on the Edge of Forever (Star Trek)

-Cause & Effect (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

-In the Pale Moonlight (Deep Space Nine)

-The Thaw (Voyager)

Sep 3, 2016

Local Utah comic book artist Chris Hoffman joins Fanboys Tysen Webb and Andy Farnsworth at Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 to talk about his Utah-themed superhero comic "Salt City Strangers" and our favorite comic book storylines of all time.

This episode is also a part "origin" story for Andy, who grew up best friends with Chris, both earning their comic & Fanboy cred together.

It's called COMIC CON, but relatively few actually talk about comics! 

(Episode Date: September 2, 2016)

 

Sep 2, 2016

Jeff Whipple with Megaplex theaters talks with Fanboys Tysen and Adam about the next big releases this year, including Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Also, the movie theater experience itself and how it's evolved through the years and still offers the best all-around audio, visual, and even tribal experience when you watch a big movie on opening night with a like-minded audience.

Sep 2, 2016

SLC Fanboy Tysen Webb is joined by Fangirl Tamara Webb (spoiler alert: his wife) to talk about the Salt Lake Comic Con panel with Evanna Lynch.

Lynch is most famously known as Luna Lovegood in the "Harry Potter" movie franchise, but she's also appeared in other roles and even has gone on to do some modeling.

Sep 2, 2016

You may not like him when he's angry, but the SLC Fanboys​ found Lou Ferrigno​, better known as The Incredible Hulk​ to be a pretty nice guy! He says his heroes are his family members and people with disabilities who work so hard to live life on their terms. We asked him how he continues to be in tiptop shape even years after his turn as the green muscle-man, what he's up to these days, and what he thinks about his third trip to Salt Lake City. Interview by Andy Farnsworth and Tysen Webb. Special thanks to Everest Collision Repair​ for powering our 2016 Salt Lake Comic Con​ coverage.

Sep 2, 2016

Thousands of people were at Vivint Arena for William Shatner's panel at Salt Lake Comic Con, including SLC Fanboys Adam Thomas and Andy Farsworth. The two talk about the questions that should have been asked (hint: we're not asking about Priceline), as well as Shatner's legendary... how do you put it? Shatnerisms? Also, he revealed he's working on a new project with Ben Folds.

Sep 2, 2016

Jeff Whipple from Megaplex Theaters and SLC Fanboys Tysen Webb and Andy Farnsworth break down the best moments from Mark Hamill's panel at Salt Lake Comic Con 2016.

Hamill's panel was originally planned to take place in the largest ballroom of the Salt Palace convention center. However demand to see Hamill, who is reprising his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode VIII next year, was so great that Salt Lake Comic Con organizers had to move the panel to the nearby Vivint SmartHome Arena to accommodate the crowds.

Special thanks to Everest Collision for powering our 2016 Salt Lake Comic Con coverage!

Sep 1, 2016

You may not like him when he's angry, but the SLC Fanboys​ found Lou Ferrigno​, better known as The Incredible Hulk​ to be a pretty nice guy! He says his heroes are his family members and people with disabilities who work so hard to live life on their terms. We asked him how he continues to be in tiptop shape even years after his turn as the green muscle-man, what he's up to these days, and what he thinks about his third trip to Salt Lake City. Interview by Andy Farnsworth and Tysen Webb. Special thanks to Everest Collision Repair​ for powering our 2016 Salt Lake Comic Con​ coverage.

Aug 25, 2016

The summer of 1984 was full of legendary blockbuster releases and Tysen Webb chooses it as his favorite movie summer. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom took Harrison Ford to dark places (and eventually created the PG-13 rating), Gremlins gave us the horror-comedy genre. But Ghostbusters dominated the summer, with help from the Karate Kid and even Star Trek. Previously, Andy Farnsworth argued summer of 1991, and Adam Thomas the summer of 1989 as the best movie summers ever.

Aug 18, 2016

McKay Christensen of VR Junkies in Orem joins Fanboys Adam and Tysen to talk about the current state and future of virtual reality, including gaming. It's a technology that has come a long way, and the immediate future is both exciting and a little bit scary.

Aug 12, 2016

The new Rogue One trailer has dropped, and there are plenty of new scenes and potential character reveals/development! Andy and Adam were a little worried about seeing the Star Destroyer hover over a plateau in the atmosphere of a planet, but the music in the trailer might be a potential preview of what we'll hear in the movie from composer Alexander Desplat.

Details about Star Trek Discovery are still scant. Adam is worried. There are only five months left until the supposed premiere, and there's no word of major casting, production beginning, or anything else. Adam sends a letter to show creator Bryan Fuller, offering four major suggestions on how to avoid the typical slow start for a Star Trek series.

Aug 10, 2016

Special guest Faith Heaton Jolley from KSL.com joins the Fanboys to talk about remakes versus the originals. She wrote an article for KSL.com on this very topic three years ago, and got a ton of feedback.

Among the movies they weigh: Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory versus Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Also, John Wayne's True Grit versus the Coen Brothers' version. Andy talks about 21 Jump Street and Faith is pretty sure the new Footloose is better, among other things.

Aug 5, 2016

There is probably one movie, or one television show, maybe even one particular scene that may have shocked and traumatized you as a child that you remember vividly to this day. Well, the Fanboys have many of those moments. Adam is terrorized by 70's and 80's horror movies, Andy was shocked by movies he thought were going to be safe but still had gory scenes anyway. Tysen is a pretty tough guy, but there was a TV show that made him hide behind the couch.

Aug 4, 2016

Breaking news: one of the SLC Fanboys believes Suicide Squad is not a terrible movie, and you should not believe the overwhelming negative hype about it. Although this latest edition to the DC Comics universe has its flaws and the fanboys wonder about production problems and studio conflicts, it's an enjoyable action movie.

Jul 28, 2016

There are plenty of easter eggs in Star Trek Beyond. Fanboys Andy and Adam review some of them, then talk more about the movie. Warning! There are spoilers here, and that's OK because it's been a week since Beyond was released. Adam is also concerned about the development of Star Trek Discovery and wonders if the franchise is just destined to roll out series this way.

Jul 21, 2016

Plenty of Rogue One and Episode VIII news out of Star Wars Celebration Europe this week! From new characters (shoretroopers, shadow troopers) to new plot details (Han's funeral maybe?), to panels featuring director Gareth Edwards and stars Ben Mendelson (Director Orson Krennic) and Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso). Also, a secret trailer aired that the SLC Fanboys would love to find.  We finally got to hear from Alden Ehrenreich, the guy who will play young Han Solo in a couple of years.

Andy Farnsworth & Tysen Webb also got excited about the idea of Grand Admiral Thrawn on "Star Wars Rebels" and Adam Thomas bravely answered the question of what he would do if he got to go on the set of the Millennium Falcon!

Jul 20, 2016

SLC Fanboys Tysen Webb and Andy Farnsworth talk Ghostbusters with show host Doug Wright and movie critic Steve Salles on "The Movie Show" on KSL NewsRadio 102.7 FM & 1160 AM in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Also joining them (in full gear--though you can't see it) was SLC Ghostbuster Wes Roberts who also liked the film, despite his great love for the original with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.

Andy & Tysen double-down on their thoughts that the new movie with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones & Kate McKinnon is a fun summer flick.  Doug thinks it was a bit too reverential at times and just a step shy of parody at others.  Steve feels the reverential tone both helped and hurt it.

Jul 14, 2016

Brace yourselves, SLC Fanboys actually have generally positive things to say about the new Ghostbusters movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth (aka Thor).

Despite the trailer being the most disliked YouTube clip in history (almost 1M), director Paul Feig and producer Ivan Reitman have actually come up with a story that pays loving tribute to the classic 1984 film while having an original story and characters.

Jul 13, 2016

Pokémon Go is sweeping the country and the Fanboys are joined by a special guest to explain the game and the phenomenon. McKenzie Romero from the Deseret News has been a Pokémon fan since she was in middle school.

Jul 7, 2016

Andy Farsworth and Adam Thomas take a look back at the movies of the summer of 1989, which Adam argues is the strongest blockbuster summer, ever! Andy previously went with 1991, but '89 brings some strong competition with it.

There's Ghostbusters II, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Batman, for starters. Star Trek V bombed in the middle of that, and for reasons somewhat related to those other movies. Tim Burton's Batman redefined the comic book movie and don't forget about Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!

Jul 1, 2016

The SLC Fanboys go over the latest news, including the final Star Trek: Beyond trailer. Andy Farnsworth is impressed with Adam Thomas' reaction to the trailer, which includes a new song by Rihanna called "Sledgehammer". Also, Samuel L. Jackson doesn't think Mace Windu is dead, so will that have an effect on future Star Wars productions? Also, the Fanboys revisit their reviews of Independence Day: Resurgence, which is bombing at the domestic box office.

Jun 30, 2016

The SLC Fanboys talk about Disney's new release, The BFG. It was directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Academy Award-winner Mark Rylance. Based on the Roald Dahl book.

 

Jun 24, 2016

Andy and Adam review Independence Day: Resurgence. It takes place 20 years after the original Independence Day showed the world how much fun it is to destroy landmarks. Will Smith's absence is notable, but Jeff Goldblum leads a cast of familiar returning stars, including Brent Spiner, Judd Hirsch, Bill Pullman, and even a brief cameo from the late Robert Loggia. Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe and Jessie T. Usher join the cast.

Jun 23, 2016

The SLC Fanboys remember Anton Yelchin, who was best known for playing Chekov in the most recent run of Star Trek movies. Yelchin died on June 19th after he was involved in a freak car accident in his driveway. In addition to Star Trek, Yelchin appeared in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as a young teenager, was the voice of Clumsy Smurf, and had many more roles.

We're also learning more details about "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," including character names and more casting details. Darth Vader is now confirmed to be making an appearance, and the SLC Fanboys discuss whether they would want to see the iconic villain in another lightsaber fight.

 

 

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