8 episodes

Star Wars, sci-fi, super villains, you'll find it all here. What are the Mandalorians? Could we survive a Xenomorph invasion like in Aiens? These are questions that keep Fred Kennedy up at night. He’s a comic book creator, radio personality AND tattooed Jedi master extraordinaire. On Issue Zero, he’ll explore all the things that used to get you beat up in school but are now considered the coolest. He’ll look at the fandom universe, and bring you the history of your favorite characters and maybe add some new ones through various thematic explorations. Whatever the episode, you’re definitely going to learn something that will at least win you some points at trivia night.

New episodes every other Tuesday.

 

Issue Zero Curiouscast

    • TV & Film

Star Wars, sci-fi, super villains, you'll find it all here. What are the Mandalorians? Could we survive a Xenomorph invasion like in Aiens? These are questions that keep Fred Kennedy up at night. He’s a comic book creator, radio personality AND tattooed Jedi master extraordinaire. On Issue Zero, he’ll explore all the things that used to get you beat up in school but are now considered the coolest. He’ll look at the fandom universe, and bring you the history of your favorite characters and maybe add some new ones through various thematic explorations. Whatever the episode, you’re definitely going to learn something that will at least win you some points at trivia night.

New episodes every other Tuesday.

 

    Why are video game movies always awful?

    Why are video game movies always awful?

    In this episode we break down the tragic relationship between film and gaming, and also dive into the storied lore of…story and gaming…

    The main obstacle to a good video game adaptation is story... the tasks and challenges are simple but you have hours to fall in love with characters....and time? Time is not something you have a lot of in movies.

    That could be why video games don’t make good movies. BUT is there a chance, that maybe with the success of The Witcher we’ll see more video game properties turned into TV shows? Who knows.

    Also…here is a link to what many consider to be the first computer based a role playing game…it will have a lot more context once you listen to the show…https://ultima.fandom.com/wiki/Akalabeth

    Host: Fred Kennedy

    Twitter @Fearless_Fred

    Facebook @fearlessfredontheradio

    Guests: Elias Toufexis @EliasToufexis

    • 46 min
    Captain Marvel - Earth's mightiest superhero?

    Captain Marvel - Earth's mightiest superhero?

    Captain Marvel is the first female fronted movie in the MCU. It’s kind of a surprise too, Black Widow has been front and centre in the MCU since Iron Man 2. AND Captain Marvel is a character who’s had some serious ups and downs in terms of their actual origin. In fact Carol Danvers is actually the FOURTH person to carry the mantle…one of them was even a Skrull! So why Danvers? And why now?

    Well today we’ll peel back the layers on the space faring jauggernaut that bears the company name…Captain Marvel…and find out what makes them such a big deal!

    And we’ll be joined by one of the best Captain Marvel writers ever…Kelly Thompson!

    Host: Fred Kennedy

    Twitter @Fearless_Fred

    Facebook @fearlessfredontheradio

    Guest: Kelly Thompson: @79semifinalist

    • 25 min
    The Star Wars Holiday Special

    The Star Wars Holiday Special

    The Star Wars Holiday Special was released 1978. It's was a TV special and...well it gets a lot of hate. If you've seen it, then you know it’s cheesy, and it has some pretty ridiculous aspects, thanks in part to budget for special effects.  BUT, if you take a look at the time it was broadcast, AND you acknowledge the very tenuous involvement George Lucas had with it…you wonder if he even wanted it made in the first place.

    Fred Kennedy will be joined by his producer Dila Velazquez to dig deep and go to a galaxy far far away with Chewbacca, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, your favorite droids R2D2 and C3P0 to celebrate "Life Day" with a few new friends including Boba Fett.

    THIS our extra special HOLIDAY broadcast of Issue Zero!

    Host:

    Fred Kennedy

    Twitter @Fearless_Fred

    Facebook @fearlessfredontheradio

    Guests:

    Dila Velazquez – Twitter @DilaDeyanira

    • 1 hr
    Ultron, Marvel’s Most Terrifying Villain

    Ultron, Marvel’s Most Terrifying Villain

    Who is the scariest Marvel Villain? Thanos? No. Glaactus? No. Dr Doom? NO!

    It’s Ultron.

    I’m serious. Today I’m gonna break down WHY a villain who starred in what many consider to be one of the worst movies in the MCU is actually the most terrifying villain Marvel has ever created. PERIOD. And we don’t just chat with comic book people for this one, we even brought in a legitimate AI expert Fotieni Agrafioti…the HEAD Of Borealis AI and Chief Science Officer at RBC.

    She really slices away the myths of AI and gives us the straight dirt. What she said about the future of AI is actually pretty mind blowing. You’re gonna love hearing what she has to say!

    Twitter @Fearless_Fred

    Facebook @fearlessfredontheradio

    Guests:

    Ed Brisson - @edbrisson

    Kelly Thompson - @79SemiFinalist

    Foteini Agrafioti - @fagrafioti

    Also a Spiderman Meme…https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/635889-60s-spider-man

     

    • 25 min
    The Case for Conan The Barbarian

    The Case for Conan The Barbarian

    Fred Kennedy is here to tell you all about Conan the Barbarian and why you too should fall in love with this TRAGICALLY underrated and misrepresented hero.

    We break down the shocking origins of everyone’s favourite loin cloth wearing wanderer…who incidentally didn’t start wearing a loin cloth until the seventies…and no, it wasn’t a fashion choice.

    If your only knowledge of Conan is that he’s some guy with a sword and abs who kills monsters, you’re about to get schooled! You’ll learn the historical origins of Conan the Barbarian and how he was an emotional faucet for his creator Robert E Howard. And how just like his creator he’s a tragically misunderstood…and misrepresented figure in comic book history.

    Host: Fred Kennedy

    Twitter @Fearless_Fred

    Facebook @fearlessfredontheradio

    Guests:

    Jim Zub - @JimZub

    Raymond Salvador - @Radiator_Savior

    • 32 min
    The Cult of The Mandalorian

    The Cult of The Mandalorian

    Today we’ll be answering the questions “What is a Mandalorian? Who are they? What are their history?” 

    It all starts with Boba Fett,  if you’re familiar with Star Wars you know he’s  the bad ass looking bounty hunter who escorts Han Solo encased in carbonite to Jabba The Hutt’s Palace in Return of the Jedi...

    If you’re not familiar with him just know that he somehow is a fan favourite despite having only four lines in the original series. It really is wild that a character so trivial, developed such a massive cult following. A HUGE backstory was eventually developed. Books. Comics. Boba Fett even became the catalyst for the first ever live action Star Wars series…The Mandalorian, which you can watch on Disney Plus and the reason we’re talking about him today with the help of Heather Antos a former editor for Marvel Comics. She worked on the company's line of Star Wars comics.

    Host: Fred Kennedy

    Twitter @Fearless_Fred

    Facebook @fearlessfredontheradio

    Guests:

    Heather Antos - @HeatherAntos

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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My biggest complaint is my reading list keeps getting bigger with every episode & recommendation!!!
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This podcast USA breath a fresh air. Exactly what I needed in my life. I recommend this podcast it is fandom incarnate!

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