Episode 16: Spider-Man 2, Space Sweepers, Joss Whedon, WandaVision, Christopher Plummer, Buck Rogers, Star Wars, Iron Fist, A Song Of Ice And Fire and more
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With great power comes great responsibility – and some great movies. Amazingly, it’s been 17 years since Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker battled Doc Ock. In the latest episode of your sci-fi and fantasy podcast, the regular podcast gang are joined by author and comic expert Joseph McCabe, to reevaluate arguably the Wallcrawler’s finest screen outing, Spider-Man 2.

Need viewing recommendations? We’ve been watching Space Sweepers on Netflix, which sounds like the Space Truckers sequel nobody wanted but is actually at the vanguard of a wave of exciting Korean sci-fi. 

Joss Whedon’s been in the news for the wrong reasons and as Buffy and Angel stars speak out about a toxic environment on set, we ask if behind-the-scenes unpleasantness tarnishes classic shows. Meanwhile, one of our favourite characters is dropped from one of our favourite shows: what happened to The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano (Cara Dune)? 

Putting controversy behind us, we talk about news of Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy and Mike Flanagan's Midnight Club, and discuss the casting of Pedro Pascal in The Last Of Us. The Man Who Fell To Earth is getting a remake too.

And there’s all that plus Buck Rogers, Shakespeare in the original Klingon, the latest on George RR Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire and more, in Robby The Robot’s Waiting, your friendly neighbourhood podcast.

Episode highlights:

0.00.52 What we've been watching (Space Sweepers, Star Wars shows, Pixar Popcorn)

0.14.06 Buffy stars allegations about working with Joss Whedon

00.22.59 Gina Carano dropped from The Mandalorian

0.29.01 What guest Joe McCabe's been watching – and eating! WandaVision, The Mandalorian and breakfast cereal

0.34.10 Rewind! We rewatch Sam Raimi’s 2004 classic Spider-Man 2

0.58.21 The news! RIP Christopher Plummer, Buck Rogers shows in development, Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy, Mike Flanagan's Midnight Club, Pedro Pascal in The Last Of Us, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Iron Fist, Truth Seekers and A Song Of Ice And Fire

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On the mic:

Richard Edwards: film and TV journalist and former editor of SFX magazine. https://twitter.com/RichDEdwards

Tanavi Patel: entertainment reporter for SFX and Digital Spy, panel moderator for MCM, FanExpo and more. https://twitter.com/tanavip

Dave Bradley: writer, gamer, book reviewer and another former editor of SFX. https://twitter.com/BoxDaveB

SPECIAL GUEST! As well as being founding editor-in-chief of DC Universe, Joseph McCabe is an entertainment journalist and author of 100 Things Batman Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. https://twitter.com/jmacabre

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