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Muppets Most Wanted & The Creeping Terror - Dossier Fantastique 5:12.2

Muppets Most Wanted & The Creeping Terror – Dossier Fantastique 5:12.2

What’s new in horror, fantasy, and science fiction this week? Open Dossier Fantastique to find out! This week, the usual Cinefantastique podcasting crew – Lawrence French, Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski – is joined by special guest Andrea Lipinsky. Together, they review the latest in theatrical and home video releases, including: MUPPETS MOST WANTED, currently in [...]

ROBOT CHICKEN's Kevin Shinick: The CFQ Interview

ROBOT CHICKEN’s Kevin Shinick: The CFQ Interview

It’s an old cliche, but worth repeating: Comedy is serious business, even when we’re talking about the nut shots and fart jokes of ROBOT CHICKEN, even when we’re talking about the gentler, youth-appropriate rowdiness of Cartoon Network’s MAD. Kevin Shinick knows about that — he’s copped an Emmy writing for CHICKEN and not only writes [...]

Fantastic Valley Update – 06/10/2013: Short News Video Podcast

J.J. Abrams announces production start for STAR WARS VII… the TRANSFORMERS gets some new recruits… APARTMENT 1303 3D is available for occupancy…
From the luxurious Cinefantastique Studios in NYC, Dan Persons brings you up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of genre media.

Frank Oz: The CFQ Interview

Frank Oz: The CFQ Interview

It’s amazing some researchers haven’t figured out a way of determining personalities based on what aspect of Frank Oz’s career one is impressed with. Of course there’s Yoda — Frank voiced the beloved, and powerful, Jedi master, operated the puppet for most of the STAR WARS films, and for many helped form the heart and [...]

Ralph McQuarrie, R.I.P.

The artist who helped design STAR WARS and other genre favorites passes.

Star Wars 1: The Phantom Menace 3D & Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - CFQ Spotlight Podcast 3:6

Star Wars 1: The Phantom Menace 3D & Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – CFQ Spotlight Podcast 3:6

There was no shortage of curiosity when George Lucas announced that he was converting his STAR WARS features to 3D, and no little disappointment when it was revealed that the first film to undergo the process would be the almost universally reviled EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE. Nevertheless here we are at the longest [...]

George Lucas on STAR WARS, EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE

George Lucas on STAR WARS, EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE

With STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE returning to theatres in a new 3-D version, we flashback to May, 1999 for my preview report that appeared in Cinefantastique’s cover story on the film.
A long time ago in a Galaxy far, far away…
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying [...]

CFQ Ultra-Lounge Podcast, Volume 2, Episode 45.2: Star Wars, The Walking Dead, and the Curse of Continuity

CFQ Ultra-Lounge Podcast, Volume 2, Episode 45.2: Star Wars, The Walking Dead, and the Curse of Continuity

STAR WARS is back again – this time on home video – and a look at the 1977 original reminds Cinefantastique Podcasters Lawrence French, Dan Persons, and Steve Biodrowski that, despite having been retitled A NEW HOPE, the first film still works best as a stand-alone original, not as part four in an on-going franchise [...]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Ashley Eckstein: New York Comic Con 2011 Video

Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Ashley Eckstein: New York Comic Con 2011 Video

DC, Marvel, Dark Horse all claimed significant shares of turf at this year’s New York Comic Con, but only STAR WARS staked out its own universe, incorporating numerous vendors within the confines of its expansive area (including Hallmark, for all your limited-edition Xmas ornament needs).
And there in the midst of it was Ashley Eckstein — [...]

Sam Witwer is Darth Maul

Sam Witwer is Darth Maul

BEING HUMAN star to voice resurrected Sith character on animated CLONE WARS