Couch Potato Theater Episode 13: Tron Commentary

March 29, 2017
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Greetings Program! Return with us to the Grid!  In 1982 Disney released a film that was innovative and revolutionary for the time.  They took us inside the computer and brought us the Sci-Fi classic Tron.  In the last episode of Couch Potato Theater we covered the entire Tron franchise in a retropective, in this episode Davis, Kevin and Kyle are joined my the Returning John Mills (From out Transformers the Movie Commentary) to bring you a full commentary of the film that started it all.  We invite you to join us on the couch, grab your identity disc and try not to get derezzed as we bring you the commentary of Disney's TRON.

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 32: Listener’s Choice: Mortal Sins Part 2: The Commentary

March 27, 2017
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One of the things that Kevin and Norm love most about having created the Blood of Kings Podcast, is the growth of the amazing HIGHLANDER Fan Community on Facebook and Social Media. Fan interaction is incredibly important to promoting new discussions in all aspects of the Highlander universe. One fan in particular, Vince Stefanelli, inspired Kevin and Norm to take a deeper look into one off Vincent’s favorite episodes: Season 3’s Mortal Sins.

This episode of Blood of Kings continues Kevin and Norm's deep dive study on Mortal Sins with an in-depth commentary and insight in real-time as the episode unfolds. Throughout the commentary of this episode, Kevin and Norm can easily see why Vince Stefanelli chose this as one of his favorites.

This episode combines a great many aspects of what makes for a quality Highlander episode; especially the MORAL question and dilemma plaguing and haunting Father Bernard.

This episode also sheds a very pointed light on whether or not Immortals can indeed find happiness in a normal life whilst fighting for their own survival within “The Game”.

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Culture Clash 42: The Mattifesto: A Guide to surviving Star Wars Celebration Orlando

March 25, 2017
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In the lastest episode of Culture Clash Matt Clifton returns for the Whole show as we bring you a very special edition of Countdown to Celebration the Mattifesto!  You may have heard some of his con survival guide over on Skywalking Through Neverland a few weeks back, but this time while talking about con survival we also go more specific in how to survive Orlando and what options you have if you are going to have an extra day or two in town.  Meanwhile Kevin and Kyle go over the latest news in pop culture.  Things switch up for Buy it, Stream it or unsee it as we cover the Star Wars Rebels episode Twin Suns as well as the first 2 episode of Iron Fist, plus at Matt Clifton's request we discuss the long overdue new season of Samurai Jack on the cartoon network.  Finally Kevin raids the movie vault to bring us the Jim Cavezel version of the Count of Monte Cristo.  Let's do this thing!

Couch Potato Theater Episode 11: Tron A Retrospective

March 22, 2017
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Greetings Program!  That's right the couch is going to the Grid.  The first part of our three part Tron look back starting with our host Davis Grayson getting Fandom Podcast Network Co- Founders Kevin and Kyle digitized and onto the grid.  The guys look back at the history of Disney's Tron franchise from the movies to the toys (who doesn't want a Lightcycle) to the video games (Tron stand-up arcade one of the top 5 stand up machines ever??).  Will look back at why this franchise has endured even though it has never been a huge money making boon for Disney but has a cult following that keeps it alive.  We cover both films as well as the Animated series Tron: Uprising.  Grab your identity discs and bring your game because we are off to the Grid!  Try not to get Derezzed.

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast KINGMAKERS Episode 3: John Mosby and Carmel Macpherson

March 18, 2017
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In early December 2016, a very powerful teaser image was released to the Highlander fan public on Facebook; multiple copies of the word “Gather” in a circular “ring”. Needless to say, the Highlander community’s interest was instantly piqued! Shortly after…the HLWW or Highlander WorldWide logo appeared in the center of that “ring” of “Gather” - or GATHERING - and accompanied by the phrase “Twenty-Five Years Can Seem Like A Lifetime” - the teaser began to make sense.

Finally, the plans of the 25th Anniversary Highlander Convention were announced and a surge of Quickening level energy cascaded throughout the fanbase and across all of social media. Details were somewhat limited due to all of the hard work that was being invested behind the scenes.

On this very special episode of KINGMAKERS on Blood of Kings, we are so incredibly honored and privileged to have on both John Mosby, author of FEARFUL SYMMETRY: The Essential Guide to All Things Highlander and Carmel Macpherson, PRESIDENT of Highlander Worldwide to discuss the most current developments for the Highlander 25th Anniversary Convention! Joined by your FPN co-hosts, Kevin, Kyle and Norm, John and Carmel discuss how this convention started to take shape, what has been set in the planning stages, many of the “hopes” for the convention and discuss the “WHY NOW?” about producing this con on the 25th anniversary of the television series.

PLEASE NOTE: As of the release date of this podcast - March 18th, 2017 - only ADRIAN Paul, ELIZABETH Gracen, DAVID Abramowitz, JIM Byrnes and F BRAUN McAsh have been confirmed. During the course of the show, many wishlist names are mentioned but only THESE five celebrities have been CONFIRMED. More details will come as the planning stages continue. John and Carmel are hard at work behind the scenes trying to make sure the guest list is robust and an incredible opportunity for all of the fans.

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Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701

Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix

Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

Culture Clash 41: Monkey Business with Michael Morris or Culture Clash goes to Skull Island

March 16, 2017
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Cloud City Casino's Michael Morris is back on the Clash to join Kevin and Kyle as they Discuss all things Kong: Skull Island (SPOILER WARNING!!!) we go into the film in Buy it, Stream it or Unsee it.  We also use Michael's extensive knowladge of Godzilla to discuss the stinger at the end of the film.  In news we talk about the new Wonder Woman trailer and is this movie getting to much pressure to save the DC Universe, will also debate the news that Warner Brothers is thinking about doing a Matrix reboot as well as what is happening over at Marvel with the early bad buzz on Iron Fist and all the Thor Ragnarock news as well.  Then Kevin pulls a bit of Nic Cage goodness from the Movie Vault as he brings us the 2007 film Next.  We got Wonder Woman, Kong, Nic Cage and Michael Morris all in the same show, plus Kevin has not seen V.  Let's do this thing!

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 31: Listener’s Choice: Mortal Sins Part 1: A Retrospective

March 15, 2017
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One of the things that Kevin and Norm love most about having created the Blood of Kings Podcast, is the growth of the amazing HIGHLANDER Fan Community on Facebook and Social Media. Fan interaction is incredibly important to promoting new discussions in all aspects of the Highlander universe. One fan in particular, Vince Stefanelli, inspired Kevin and Norm to take a deeper look into one off Vincent’s favorite episodes: Season 3’s Mortal Sins.

After reviewing this episode, Kevin and Norm can easily see why Vince Stefanelli chose this as one of his favorites. This episode combines a great many aspects of what makes for a quality Highlander episode; especially the MORAL question and dilemma plaguing and haunting Father Bernard.

This episode also sheds a very pointed light on whether or not Immortals can indeed find happiness in a normal life whilst fighting for their own survival within “The Game”.

Please join Kevin and Norm as they dive deeply into Mortal Sins, and as they also discuss a milestone in the Blood of Kings community, announce The Raven contest winner and continue the academic pursuit of whether or not Nakano was a true Sorcerer or was he just an “illusionist”. Enjoy!

You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/


You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.


Blood of Kings Contact Information:

Facebook: Blood of Kings: A Highlander Fandom Group

Facebook: Blood of Kings: A Highlander CCG (Collectible Card Game) Page

Email: BloodOfKingsPodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: BloodOfKingsPod

Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod

Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701

Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix

Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

Time Warp: The Lost TV of the 1980’s

March 14, 2017
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Inspired by FPNet's own Kevin Reitzel and his 1986 Flashback specials comes change and fun as the Fandom Flashback has become the Time Warp where we go back into the past and take a look at a defining show, moment or something that had a huge impact on Fandom.  In this, the first trip into the Time Warp Kyle leads Kevin, Norman and Davis on a look back at the lost TV Shows of the 1980's.  Everyone remembers the A-Team, Dallas, L.A. Law and many other TV staples of the 1980's.  However these shows are the shows where maybe they are still back there in the cobwebs of your mind or you have forgotten them all together.  Do you remember Street Hawk? Amazing Stories? The Master? Voyagers? Join us on this journey through the warp, find out if Kyle can stump the guys, Is Kevin a member of the Max Headroom Cult, can Davis make any action figures from any of these shows? and is norman secretly working on a new career as a singer of TV Themes?  All these questions as well as TV shows you might go that really never exisited (but oh you would be so wrong).  Let's Enter the Warp and see what mysteries will be uncovered!

Culture Clash 40: The Academy and Logan

March 13, 2017
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In the latest episode of Culture Clash, Kevin and Kyle go over the results of the Academy Awards and talk about their highlights of the show, their also might be a celebration by Kevin in this years Oscar contest.  In the news the guys discuss the latest trailers for Alien Covenant as well as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.  Then they talk Jason Issacs being named to play the captain on Star Trek Discovery.  From there the focus shifts to Buy It, Stream it or Unsee it.  With all the focus going on the latest Hugh Jackman Wolverine Film LOGAN.  (We think the guys liked it.)  Matt Clifton then jumps in with Kyle to Contiune the Countdown to Celebration Orlando (have you got your badge yet?).  Finally Kevin pulls the Disney made Three Musketeers from his DVD Vault.  Join us as we do this thing.

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 30: Highlander: The IDW American Dream #1

March 8, 2017
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Highlander…the cult classic fantasy film from 1986 returns to the pop culture spotlight in a new comic book series from IDW Publishing. Highlander: The American Dream was first teased to the world of fandom in November of 2016 that sent "quickening level" shockwaves through the Highlander fan community as we were presented with the possibility of an actual PREQUEL to the events that led up to The Gathering in 1985.

Released on February 22nd, 2017...Highlander: The American Dream #1 reunites us with many familiar characters from the original 1986 feature film; including most importantly both Connor MacLeod and Rachel Ellenstein. However, this time we are re-introduced to a character who in the 1986 movie was only featured by way of mugshot and a police report. Osta Vaslek was one of the final six and a character, who until now, was shrouded in mystery.

Please join Kevin, Norm and our resident comic book aficionado and Blood of Kings editor Mike Sellers as they delve deeply into a SPOILER HEAVY review of this comic book; the first in a series of stories set in Connor’s recent past. As with all extensions of the Highlander lore - your Blood of Kings team did their homework, discovered many interesting aspects of the story and stumbled upon a few narrative choices that still make Norm go “Hmmmm…” Enjoy!

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Facebook: Blood of Kings: A Highlander CCG (Collectible Card Game) Page

Email: BloodOfKingsPodcast@gmail.com

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Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod

Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701

Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix

Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

Culture Clash: A Tribute to Bill Paxton

March 4, 2017
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Everyone knows his face even if you might not know his name. (Most of you do know it)  One of the most accomplished and well respected if maybe not even underrated actors of our Generation died much to soon at the age of 61 but we all have a movie we remember him in.  It could have been Hudson in Aliens (perhaps his most famous role), Chet in Weird Science, His turn as Morgan Earp in Tombstone, perhaps it was stormchaser Bill Harding in Twister or even as Brock Lovett in Titanic.  Bill Paxton was in a movie we loved and for most of us many movies or TV show.  In this episode of the Culture Clash we pay tribute and express our love and admiration to Bill Paxton.  Mostly though we are here to say thank you.  Please join Kyle, Kevin, Norman and Erin as we remember the great Bill Paxton.

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 29: The RULES of the GAME

March 1, 2017
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“Why does the sun come up? Or are the stars just pin holes in the curtain of night...who knows? What I do know is that because you were born different, men will fear you... try to drive you away...like the people of your village. You must learn to conceal your special gift and harness it until the time of The Gathering. When only a few of us are left, we will feel an irresistible pull towards a far away land... to fight for The Prize. We must fight until only one remains. You are safe only on Holy Ground. None of us will violate that rule. It's tradition.”

- Juan Sanchez Villa Lobos Ramirez to Connor MacLeod circa 1541

One of the most important (yet inconsistent) elements in the history of the Highlander franchise is understanding the RULES of the Immortal Game. Why can there be only ONE? What if the last two who remain no longer want the ultimate prize? Why can some Immortals like Kane choose to ignore the “tradition” of Holy Ground, when even the most ruthless of Immortals like the Kurgan do not? When did challenge by way of single combat become an established rule of The Game? Who enforces these rules and what are the penalties of ignoring them - especially Holy Ground?

Join Kevin and Norm as they try to make sense of a very convoluted topic with the help and feedback from members of the Blood of Kings Facebook page. As difficult as it was trying to make sense of the Rules...one thing is for certain: In the end, there can be only FUN!!! Enjoy.

You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/


You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.


Blood of Kings Contact Information:

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Facebook: Blood of Kings: A Highlander CCG (Collectible Card Game) Page

Email: BloodOfKingsPodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: BloodOfKingsPod

Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod

Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701

Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix

Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL