In 2016, other than Deadpool, the only superhero/sci-fi film to top the box office three weeks in a row is...Suicide Squad?!? While the film had many issues (and a few bright spots: Big Willy!), which we'll discuss, the concept and the original comic series still hold up. Galaktacus presents a complete history of the Squad and posits how the addition of Harley Quinn became a true turning point for the property. Plus, we pick our ultimate Squad line-ups using new characters and old. Play along and give a listen here!
We had to get this week's edition of Galaktacus out a few days early! Why? It's not only our 50th episode but we've got a special guest—filmmaker/animator Mike Pappa. He's got an amazing live-action, sci-fi, adventure project currently up on Kickstarter called "A Crimson Man" (scroll down a post on FB to find out more). Mike gives us some insight on the whole KS process, the inspiration for "ACM," and the harsh realities of crowd-funding a dream project. So give a listen here and then go support "A Crimson Man!"
Galaktacus summoned its very own intrepid reporter to Indianapolis to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Gen Con 2016, "the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world!" (their words, not ours). Tabletop RPGs are more popular than ever, so what's it like attending a convention full of rabid fans? What are the hot, new games to look forward to? What's the most stylish fashion trend coming out of Indy? The answers may very well shock and surprise you (especially that last one). So give a listen here!
Galaktacus boldly goes where it can't believe it hasn't boldly gone already—into the Star Trek universe! Kirk! Picard! Sisko! Janeway! Beyond! They're all here. So set your reactions to stunned as we delve into what makes or breaks a Trek film or series, what we're willing to overlook in order to truly enjoy them and how Gene Roddenberry's creation has become an underappreciated constant in our lives. We haven't even broken through the hull of the Enterprise with this one so think of it as a primer for more Trek to come! Give a listen here!
Galaktacus would just like to go on record by saying that we, "Love the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's style." From proton packs to Tobin's Spirit Guide, we're devouring all things Ghostbusters (with milk and juice and toast!). How does the ’84 original hold up and is the Summer of ’16 reboot salvageable? Plus a terrible theory about Dr. Peter Venkman! Give a listen right here!