New show alert! The FHP crew have decided on A Discovery of Witches as our next show to cover. This show tells the story of Diana, a reluctant witch whose latent powers uncover a manuscript that could have a huge impact on the supernatural world she has tried to avoid all of her life. Things get even more complicated when she meets Matthew – a charismatic vampire who has been looking for the manuscript for centuries.
The show is based on the “All Souls” trilogy, written by Deborah Harkness and can be found on the Sundance/AMC+ Channels. We will cover all of season 1 as we anticipate the January 9, 2021 release of season 2.
Hanako and Kacey are back to discuss their favorite moments from the last few episodes and 2-hour season finale of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. We get to learn a little ore about most of the main characters (some good, some not so much), witness a few unexpected reunions, and see a few characters make noble sacrifices “for the greater good”.
Even though the show started out slow and sluggish, it is agreed that the season ended well, with interesting character developments for all, especially the two Bennett sisters – whose strong bond is the strength of the show (for us, at least).
We also discuss a little bit of our theories and expectations for the other TWD shows in the near future.
The season finale of Cursed is here, and the explosive conclusion leaves us with as many questions as it does answers. Nimue and Merlin both surrender themselves to save those that they love. Several characters reveal their true selves (albeit, in different ways). The Fey escape from Gramaire, but must still fight for their freedom. Mike and Anthony have a theory on the identity of Red Spear, and Hanako and Lorrie agree that Squirrel is the best character on this show, period!!!
All in all, we all enjoyed the show and are hopeful that we will soon receive news of a season two renewal.
The FHP crew are excited as we discuss episode 9 of Cursed. The Fisherman tracks down Merlin but gets more than he bargained for with his catch. The Queen Regent openly mocks King Uther when he makes a strategic decision, but Uther has another ace up his sleeve that she does not see coming. Father Cardin receives a couple of unexpected visitors – one welcomed and one, not so much. Nimue receives two offers from the opposing kings, and negotiates with both to save her people. Tensions between the Fey and humans of Gramaire lead to harsh consequences for the aggressors. Gawain withstands torture rather than betray Nimue, and Squirrel proves why he is one of the best characters on television, period.
In Cursed S1E8, titled “The Fey Queen”, the Fey must leave the safety of Nemos as the Grey Monk and Red Paladins close in on their location. Arthur finds a smuggler willing to transport the Fey to safety, but the ships will not be there before the Grey Monk. Nimue comes up with a plan to take the city of Gramaire back from the Red Paladins, and is reunited with an old friend. Morgana begins to see her future take shape in Gramaire. Merlin tries to bargain with Cumber the Ice King for Nimue’s safety, but her new title amongst the Fey and the fact that she holds the Sword of Power poses a threat in his quest to claim the throne. The Widow sees Nimue’s future, and it does not look good. King Uther finds out the truth about his birth.
In episode 7 of Cursed, the story starts to move along at a quicker pace as we begin to approach the end of the season. Nimue, Morgana, and Kaze avert the Pendragon soldiers by hiding in an abandoned cave with a dark history. Gawain and Arthur find themselves trapped at the mill and have to make sacrifices in order to try to save the trapped Fey. Merlin attempts to strike a deal with Cumber the Ice King in return for Nimue’s safety. While Gawain and Arthur come to a reluctant truce to ensure everyone’s safety, Nimue comes to their rescue with her most dramatic show of magic yet. A ghost from Morgana’s past comes to give her news of her future, and Nimue is crowned Queen of the Fey.
It’s DONE! Last night was the SERIES finale of Supernatural, and we had to celebrate it (and grieve) the right way! Cat (Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast) flew into Atlanta so that we could watch the show together, and afterwards we did a live video stream on Facebook that we recorded for both podcasts. Here we are in our matching Supernatural Day shirts 🙂
You can check out both the live video recording and audio-only track below.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #22 – Supernatural “End of the Road” Group Therapy Live Podcast
Once again, #thankyousupernatural to EVERYONE who has been involved in this show for the last 15 years, and thank you for giving Sam and Dean a proper sendoff. #SPNfamilyforever
Third time’s the charm! Due to technical and audio difficulties, we had to re-record this episode twice in order to get a decent show done, but we will not be stopped!
Hanako, Anthony, Mike, and Lorrie discuss episode 6, in which Nimue and Merlin finally meet face-to-face. Nimue begins to get answers to the questions she has – even if they are most disturbing than she expected. Gawain and Arthur continue to clash, but Gawain’s disdain for humans puts his traveling party at risk. The Queen Regent spies on Merlin, which puts Nimue, Morgana, and Kaze in danger.
Hanako and Cat (from the Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast) continue their countdown of the final episodes of Supernatural. We discuss our thoughts and emotions following the penultimate series episode, “Inherit the Earth”, which gives off finale vibes as we finally get the showdown with Chuck/God that we’ve been preparing ourselves for. This episode also featured a sweet, nostalgic montage towards the end that remembers “all those we lost along the way” (which can be seen below). Only ONE EPISODE REMAINING!!!!!
In the next episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast/Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast collaboration on the ending of Supernatural, Hanako and Cat discuss the episode “Despair”, which pretty much says all you need to know about the episode. Only TWO more episodes left before we say goodbye to the Winchesters.
In episode 5 of Cursed, the validity of Uther’s claim to the Pendragon throne is questioned. Merlin is arrested for treason and sentenced to death, only to receive a last-minute reprieve. Arthur and Nimue come to an understanding, just as someone from Nimue’s past returns. Iris continues to follow the path laid out for her. Nimue and Merlin finally meet, and their connection is revealed. So many secrets revealed in this episode; join the FHP crew and we discuss (and as Mike proclaims his love for all things Pym).
In today’s episode, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike continue our discussion of Cursed. Arthur seeks to restore his family’s honor, but his lies catch up to him. Nimue wakes up in a strange place surrounded by both allies and enemies seen (and unseen). The Red Paladins come across a very important object, and we meet Sister Iris, who we predict will become a huge problem for Nimue.
In this episode of the podcast, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike talk about the second episode of “Cursed”. Anthony finally gets the exposition he’s looking for, as we get a glimpse at Nimue’s complicated backstory and how it affects her Fae powers in the present day. Merlin’s sets out to find the sword, and Arthur shows his true colors.
In the next episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast/Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast collaboration on the ending of Supernatural, Hanako and Cat discuss the episode “Unity”, where Hanako very firmly defends Jack and his importance to Team Free Will, but Cat is not hearing it. Dean and Sam continue to clash over Jack’s role in the fight against God/Chuck, Jack gets help from a “very” old ally, Meg (as The Empty) gives Sam some disturbing news about Death’s true intentions, and Chuck reveals his hand. We’d love to know what you thoughts are in the comments!
Hanako and Cat from the Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast continue to discuss the final episodes of Supernatural with some discussion about S15E16, where we get to take one last (?) trip down memory lane with the Winchester brothers as they come face-to-face with a monster from their past, and Dean feels the weight of keeping a huge secret from Sam. Only 4 episodes now remain before we reach the end.
It’s here! Episode 8 of The Boys, “What I Know” answers a lot of our questions but leaves us with more, gives us an epic fight scene, and leaves both sides with heartbreak. Hanako, Michael, Anthony, and Lorrie thoroughly explore the season 2 finale and what the events will mean for season 3.
In S2E7 of The Boys, the episode titled “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker” brings us a lot of parallels to the real world with a fear-induced shooting, super villain propaganda, and an explosive Congressional hearing. Butcher deals with some long-overdue family drama, Hughie gets introduced to “supe porn”, and Homelander and Stormfront make a house call with disastrous results. Join the crew as we discuss the penultimate episode for Season 2.
“If the guys or anybody from this show ever listens to this podcast, thank you, thank you, thank you for 15 amazing years. Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting your heart and your soul into it and giving us these characters and giving us this experience and giving us this Supernatural family that will endure forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” – Hanako
This episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast is a collaboration with Cat, creator and hostess of the Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast (the show that gave me my start in podcasting, of which I am still a co-host for). We discuss the beginning of the end for the longest-running show in genre TV history, and give our thoughts over 15 seasons of story, fan experiences, and our love of this show, and of Sam and Dean Winchester.
Join the Fandom Hybrid crew as they discuss the new-ish Netflix series Cursed, which is one of the latest retellings of the King Arthur legend, with the main focus on the character of Nimue, a member of the Sky Fae race.
The FHP crew discuss S2E6 of The Boys, “The Bloody Doors Off”, which gives us a look at what happened the night Lamplighter killed Mallory’s grandkids and the history between Frenchie and Lamplighter. We find out more about Vought and Stormfront’s connection to Sage Grove, and we finally find out the true extent of Stormfront’s history.
Butcher lashes out in the midst of an existential crisis, The Deep dives deeper into the Church of the Collective, Black Noir finds what he’s been looking for, we are introduced to the phrase “laser my tits”, and MM becomes Hanako’s favorite character due to his television-watching habits. Join the crew as we discuss S2E5 “We Gotta Go Now”.
It’s back, it’s finally back!! Hanako is joined by her friend Kacey as they gush over the return of The Walking Dead. Listen as they discuss the long-overdue conclusion to Season 10, the new spinoff series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and the future of the TWD universe.
In this episode of the podcast, Hanako, Michael, and Lorrie discuss S2E4 of The Boys, in which Starlight bonds with Hughie and MM on a road trip, Liberty’s identity is revealed, Butcher reunites with Becca, and Homelander confronts his enemies.
In S2E3, titled “Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men”, The Boys (and Kimiko) attempt to make an exchange aboard a Big Wet Dream, The Deep tries to find an in back into The Seven (with disastrous results), and Stormfront shows her true colors (let’s just say she is not a fan of black or yellow).
Oh, and Hughie is (you guessed it!) covered in blood…AGAIN.
In S2E2 of The Boys, Butcher has returned but his arrival causes tension within the group. Stormfront is making one helluva impression during her media tour with Starlight and Queen Maeve (“Girls Get it Done!”), A-Train makes a very awkward comeback, Homelander begins campaigning for Father of the Year (not!), and Hughie is covered in blood…AGAIN. Join us as we discuss the episode titled “Proper Preparation and Planning”.
On this episode of Sci-Fi Party Line, Cat and I discuss Netflix’s new series “Locke & Key”.
“Locke & Key” tells the story of a family who moves to a new town after a horrible tragedy befalls them. As they try to start over, ghosts of the past and dangerous “friends” in the present bring trouble, mystery, and closure. Sort of.
It’s that time of the year again: DRAGON CON IS ALMOST HERE!!!! I am once again excited to be presenting on a few panels this year, talking about a few of my favorites fandoms/shows and proudly representing Sci-Fi Party Line. Here’s where you can find me geeking out over the weekend:
Friday, August 31
Arrow Season 6: The Fall of Team Arrow (Friday, Aug. 31, 11:30 am. Marriott M302-202) – Things are falling apart in Star City. Problems with Team Arrow, problems with family, people leaving, years of complications & compromises make the newest threat to the city more visceral than ever before.
Saturday, September 1
Beyond the Books: Harry Potter (Saturday, Sept. 1, 11:30 am. Marriott A601-A602) – Pottermore and plays and prequels, oh my! Join us for a fan discussion of the ever-expanding universe of Harry Potter material.
The World of Shadowhunters (Saturday, Sept. 1, 5:30 pm. Marriott A707) – Come geek out with us about Cassandra Clare’s popular books. We’ll cover the Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, Dark Artifices, short stories & more in the Shadowhunters universe!
Always & Forever: The Originals Fan Panel (Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:00 pm. Westin Chastain 1-2) – A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show’s fifth and final season.
Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. Every Labor Day weekend, about 70,000 people crowd the streets and take over the hotels of downtown Atlanta to meet friends, celebrities, cosplay and totally geek out. This year’s event will take place August 30 – September 3. Ticket information can be found on the official website.
You can read more about my experiences at Dragon Cons past at this link.
Cat and I recorded two nights in a row, because there was no way we could let this episode go by without mention. Listen to us discuss that unexpected turn of events (that Cat unknowingly predicted) as we try to figure out if this new power player will change the game, and whether Carl’s death actually humanized Negan in our eyes.
Last Sunday brought the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead, and the long, drawn out (and unnecessary) death of original character Carl Grimes. Listen to Cat and I discuss how pissed we (and by we, I mean I) am about Carl’s demise, what we think it will mean for the show, and who we think is next on the chopping block.