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Binary System Podcast #61 – Doctor Strange

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Binary System Podcast #61 – Doctor Strange

Not much going on over here in BSP land. Except for the fact that Kathryn has FINALLY seen the Doctor Strange movie!!

Listen in as the twins fangirl about Benedict Cumberbatch and his adorable cape. Then they discuss the box office figures of the best Marvel movies, and then talk about the effects and choreography in Doctor Strange. They mention the Night Vale touring show, and then a graphic novel Kathryn found. About Doctor Strange. It’s one of THOSE kinds of episodes.

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Review: Doctor Strange

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Review: Doctor Strange

We have seen gods, monsters, robots, superheroes, “mutants” and even a radioactive human-spider. Marvel Studios has shown us everything that makes a good comic book movie, except for one thing: magic. With Marvel Studio’s 14th film the world now meets the universe of magic with The Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange.

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Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton Play Jenga!!

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Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton Play Jenga!!

So Sherlock and the White Witch played a little game of Jenga as part of the press circuit for Doctor Strange. It was twenty-four glorious minutes. Fan questions were written on the tiles (or bricks as Benedict kept calling them). Watching them answer those questions just made me squeal. I personally am always in awe of how intelligent these two are and to have them together talking about French writers and the Theory of Relativity almost made me faint. I am going to go fan myself while you guys watch the youtube video!  Have fun!

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Review: Doctor Strange – Strange Origin

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Review: Doctor Strange – Strange Origin

Are you ready for the Doctor Strange movie in November? Are you? ‘CAUSE I SURE AM. 

While we wait, I decided to check out the Doctor Strange: Strange Origin graphic novel that Marvel released this month. Although when you get right down to it, 99% of this is a re-release since it’s a repackaging of Greg Pak and Emma Rios’s Doctor Strange: Season One graphic novel, with the first issue of the latest ongoing Doctor Strange comic tacked on to the end. 

The 2012 Season One storyline follows most of the usual highlights about Doctor Strange’s origin, but adds a new dimension to his relationship with the character of Wong. Traditionally portrayed as Strange’s loyal servant, Wong appears in this story as a rival student of the Ancient One, and he’s not happy about Stephen Strange being admitted as a student as well. He also doesn’t trust Strange when the two of them are roped into a quest for three powerful relics that could give their owner the power of the mystical Vishanti.

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Lost in Sci-Fi: Episode 28: Comic-Con 2016 Part 1

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Lost in Sci-Fi: Episode 28: Comic-Con 2016 Part 1

This week the crew goes over all the fun stuff they did and saw at Comic-Con 2016! We talk about the new Star Trek, who won the Hall H war of trailers: DC or Marvel, and we all break down some shows on CBS. It’s a fun walk down memory lane. Please download and enjoy!  Read On

Binary System Podcast #46 – SDCC 2016 Debrief

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Binary System Podcast #46 – SDCC 2016 Debrief

Elizabeth’s back from San Diego Comic-Con and Kathryn’s had a cold kicking her butt for a week so we’re both brain dead and rambling. That’s the kind of podcast we like best. (No one who knows us is surprised.)

Listen in as we debrief on Nerdigras (Nerd Mecca if you will) and spaz out about Civil War II, Dave McKean, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Doctor Strange, Moffat, and more.

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Binary System Podcast #42 – The answer to…wait, what was the question?

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Binary System Podcast #42 – The answer to…wait, what was the question?

No recap this week because…well, because excuses, but Night Vale is on hiatus and Time Warner’s dropping half of North Carolina into an internet black hole and California is still (last time we checked) three hours behind the East Coast, so scheduling and technical difficulties and are you still reading this? We love you. Have 15 minutes of random ramblings.

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Review: Doctor Strange – The Way of the Weird

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Review: Doctor Strange – The Way of the Weird

Elizabeth over at Binary System Podcast has been trying to get me to read the latest Doctor Strange series almost since it first came out last October. I finally ran out of excuses when I stumbled over the gorgeous hardback graphic novel Doctor Strange – The Way of the Weird, collecting the first five issues of the series written by Jason Aaron (Star Wars, The Mighty Thor, Avengers vs. X-Men), with art by Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, plus a couple dozen other X-titles).

Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with the character; Aaron gives you a quick history of the surgeon-turned-Sorcerer-Surpreme on the first page, and then throws you into a gloriously insane world of magic and monsters that’s hidden from most “normal” humans.

Ever since starting his new life as a sorcerer, Doctor Strange has been operating as something of a supernatural troubleshooter, driving out magical infestations from his home in Manhattan. But there are rumors that there’s something out there worse than alien parasites or demonic nightmares. And whatever it is, it’s getting closer, right when Strange is starting to realize that the price of using magic may be a lot higher than he can pay.

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Comic Issues #248 – X-plosion!!

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Comic Issues #248 – X-plosion!!

It’s an X-travaganza! It’s so X-citing! It’s the end of the Uncanny X-Men and the beginning of the Extraordinary X-Men!

This week the podcasting duo take a long look at the wrap up of Brian Michael Bendis’ X-Men stories. The good, the not as good, because it was never bad; Anthony and Elizabeth gush over the issue #600 and the revelations about Iceman, the reunion of Colossus and Magik, and the trial of Beast.  Then from Bendis’ ends to Jeff Lemire’s newest X-book, Extraordinary X-Men takes us further down the timeline and things are not looking good for mutants.

From the science of the x-gene to the magical world of the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange #2, also came out giving readers a tour of the Sanctum Sanctorum (it’s as crazy and amazing as you imagine it). Then move on to Bendis’ newest jam Invincible Iron Man #3 with the most impressive suit he’s ever had. Finally to ring in the holiday’s Elizabeth gives a rundown on Klaus #1, Grant Morrison’s re-imagining of Santa Claus.  Yup, Ol’ Saint Nick.

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