In the midst of a barrage of nerdy news from both Disney's D23 Expo and San Diego Comic Con, we slow things down to cover the most pertinant of the bunch. We also manage to work in spoiler-free reviews of "War for the Planet of the Apes" and the first episode of "Game of Thrones," share our thoughts on representation with the casting of a female Doctor Who and drool over the possibilities of the Star Wars land being built at Disney World. All this and much more in this brand new episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!
Length - 01:30:45
Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)
0:04:24 - MOVIE NEWS
"Baby Driver" jumps to the top of Michael's favorite movies, rave reviews for "The Big Sick," two opposable thumbs up for "War for the Planet of the Apes," is "Wonder Woman 2" set in the 80s?, high hopes for "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," more Batfleck drama, details for Harley Quinn's next film, Noah Hawley hints at a Doctor Doom project, "Dunkirk" opens and Tarantino to adapt the true story of the Manson Family.
0:27:04 - ANIMATION NEWS
A far-out "Bob's Burgers" theory, Darkwing Duck a part of the new "DuckTales," lineup changes for "Young Justice," first looks at "Big Hero 6" and "Spider-Man" shows and family bonding over "Samurai Jack."
0:37:53 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS
The long-awaited return of "Game of Thrones," lots of Emmy nominations for our favorites, the depressing "Birth of a Nation," the alternate-history "Confederate," an unexpected backlash over the new female Doctor Who, a time-lapse tease for the next season of "The Walking Dead" and "Blood Drive" scratches that grindhouse itch.
1:02:16 - STAR WARS NEWS
Lots of new information and our own speculation for 2019's "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" Disney attraction, plus balancing tradition with current pop culture trends in the constantly evolving Disney parks.