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Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things ‘geek’, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies and TV shows. Andy Farnsworth and most of his co-hosts and guests live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

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    • 4.7, 19 Ratings

Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things ‘geek’, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies and TV shows. Andy Farnsworth and most of his co-hosts and guests live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

    Talking COVID-19 Effects on FanX 2020 With Owner/Co-Founder Dan Farr

    Talking COVID-19 Effects on FanX 2020 With Owner/Co-Founder Dan Farr

    COVID-19 has forced closures and cancellations aplenty through spring 2020, including big movies, concerts, events and conventions.  Restrictions on gatherings may continue until later in the year, something that could potentially affect FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention in September and its many thousands of attendees.

    Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth reached out to FanX owner & co-founder Dan Farr (from a safe social distance!) to answer the big questions fans may be wondering about the annual event, including:  Is FanX still going to happen, or could it be postponed or cancelled?  Can (and should) people still purchase tickets?  What potential changes are organizers considering?  Are celebs still planning on coming, and will they still allow autographs and photos?  What can organizers do to protect healthy patrons from those who might be sick but still want to attend?

    Whether you already have tickets to FanX 2020, or were waiting until the event got closer to decide, this is the interview you need to hear!

    • 47 min
    Disney/Pixar's ONWARD and What Fandom Characters We'd Like to Spend A Day With

    Disney/Pixar's ONWARD and What Fandom Characters We'd Like to Spend A Day With

    The main theme in Disney/Pixar's new movie ONWARD centered around the question: What would you do to spend one more day with a loved one who is dead, and what would you do during that day?

    Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth joined once again by Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner to review "Onward" (with minor spoilers) and talk about each of their personal connections to the story.  They also discuss which character from their favorite fandoms they'd like to spend a day with and what they'd do with them!

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sonic, "Call of the Wild", "The Invisible Man" and the Challenge of Adapting Games and Books Into Movies

    Sonic, "Call of the Wild", "The Invisible Man" and the Challenge of Adapting Games and Books Into Movies

    The leading box office movies of the past month have all been adaptations of either books or a video game: "Sonic the Hedgehog"; "The Call of the Wild"; "The Invisible Man".  But if you've been paying attention, this is not a recent trend.

    Host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Kristian Odland, GeekTyrant.com writer and "One Minute Critic" on Instagram, to discuss these three recent movies, as well as Hollywood's apparent shift away from writing screenplays and creating imaginative movies about original characters. Is it Hollywood's fault...or are they just reacting based on our consumer choices?  They also argue whether you should read the book first...or see the movie first!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Immediate Future of "Star Wars" Is "The High Republic"

    The Immediate Future of "Star Wars" Is "The High Republic"

    The future of "Star Wars" outside of Disney Plus is no longer a secret with the announcement of "The High Republic" crossover series of books and comics.  Starting in August 2020, publishers will explore the world of the Jedi that existed 200 years before the movie series takes place.

    Host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner to break down the details of the announcement, talk about what fans can expect, and gauge the reaction to the announcement from around the internet.

    • 38 min
    Reactions to the Leaked Star Wars Script From Colin Trevorrow

    Reactions to the Leaked Star Wars Script From Colin Trevorrow

    A supposed first draft script for Star Wars Episode IX that Colin Trevorrow wrote before he was fired as director in 2017 is now on the web and has many fans asking... would this movie have been better final chapter in the saga than what we got in "The Rise of Skywalker?"

    Host Andy Farnsworth and Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner recap what was in the script, talk about the timing of the leak, what our reaction to it could say about us as fans, and why the continued fracturing among fans could have a more simple explanation than we might have thought.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Deep Dive Into "The Mandalorian" and How It's Uniting Fractured Star Wars Fans (Hint: #BabyYoda)

    Deep Dive Into "The Mandalorian" and How It's Uniting Fractured Star Wars Fans (Hint: #BabyYoda)

    Star Wars' first live-action TV series, "The Mandalorian," is an unquestioned success, as it quickly became one of the most in-demand streaming shows after its launch on day one of Disney Plus.

    Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner and KSL Radio reporter Mary Richards to break down what we got from the eight episodes of season one, how the series came to be, background on the characters introduced and that big spoiler at the end of the final episode.

    Oh, and #BabyYoda.  Did we mention that already?

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

SherylRun ,

Fun ride with peeps

It's so good to hear from those who think like me (or disagree in a friendly way) about the universes and fandoms which I have loved for so long! This is an entertaining ride and feels so much like back in the day. I'll be listening.

EaBaldwin ,

Great show for "fanboys"

SLC Fanboys give entertaining reviews for superhero movies and other movies similar. So far they've only really talked about movies and TV, and I would really like to hear them talk about comic books a bit more.

Car11113 ,

Fun talk on the hits

These guys know their stuff and a blast to listen to.

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