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Week in Geek S.2 E.2

Week in Geek, season 2 episode 2, recorded 2/26/18. News since last episode, including: Kevin Smith heart attack; small news for The Name of the Wind and Sherlock season 5; Black Panther and its success and detractors; Joss Whedon steps down from Batgirl and other DCEU talk; Disney streaming service talk; Sony and their movie studio; Brendan Fraser’s #MeToo; and Dumbledore’s sexuality. This episode includes a stinger…

Here’s a link to the Brendan Fraser article: https://www.gq.com/story/what-ever-happened-to-brendan-fraser

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Music is by Scott Gratton: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Gratton/Intros_and_Outros

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Comparative Opinions: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Episode 23

Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, hosts Holly, David, and Julia tackle Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and its place in the larger Harry Potter expanded universe. Spoilers? Yes! Possibly accurate speculation? Yes! Sorry this one ran even longer than normal, but… Harry Potter!

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How Are They Going to Pull Off… The Harry Potter Universe Prequels

Holly and I went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and we’ll probably be podcasting on it soon (statute of limitations and all…), but I thought I would muse for a moment on the fact that this is the beginning of a five movie franchise. I’ve written one of these sorts of posts before, and hope to continue them. So what about this series?

I’ll try to avoid spoilers! But a few things to be said first. This movie was based on a character who was known only by name in the Harry Potter books – the in-universe author of the book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” That book is a textbook used in the magical creatures class that Hagrid teaches. So this film is a way to go back and see this fictional author, Newt Scamander, in his element with all kinds of cool magical beasts. Which seems great as a one-off book.

Also to note, this movie is set in the earlier part of the 20th century, during the wizarding war centered around Grindelwald. So there’s plenty of unexplored/unexplained storytelling to explore there – but as far as we know from the Harry Potter books, it’s not like Newt Scamander’s name comes up as the hero of that war.

Alright, with those elements out of the way, let’s talk about what I might do with the films, and then briefly discuss some of the current rumors and talk!

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H is for Hermione and Harry – Throwback Thursday

Having just read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – and planning to podcast on it for Sunday – I thought back to this post originally from our 2014 A to Z Challenge. The original post sparked quite a bit of conversation so if you’re interested, definitely click through to read that. Even just reading my own thoughts here, it’s fascinating looking at what has since happened, in the form of a sequel story like Cursed Child. Anyway, hope you enjoy!

So maybe you’ve heard about it, and maybe you haven’t, but recently Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling did an interview saying that she thought that Hermione Granger and Harry Potter should have ended up together, instead of Hermione and Ron Weasley.

In keeping with our A to Z challenge, I will look a bit at why this doesn’t work for these characters, but I also want to look at the idea of an author making these sorts of declarations or changes after the fact. So it’s sort of a character study… hey, they both start with H, that has to count for something, right?

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H is for Hermione and Harry

HSo maybe you’ve heard about it, and maybe you haven’t, but recently Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling did an interview saying that she thought that Hermione Granger and Harry Potter should have ended up together, instead of Hermione and Ron Weasley.

In keeping with our A to Z challenge, I will look a bit at why this doesn’t work for these characters, but I also want to look at the idea of an author making these sorts of declarations or changes after the fact. So it’s sort of a character study… hey, they both start with H, that has to count for something, right?

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