The State of Marvel: A Transatlantic Rebels Podcast Discussion In this episode of the Transatlantic Rebels podcast, hosts Jesal and Rochard discuss the current status of the Marvel Universe. They delve into key current events, such as Jonathan Majors' upcoming trial and the potential implications for his character, Kang. The hosts also examine the departure of Destin Daniel Cretton from the Avengers movie project, choosing instead to focus on the Shang-Chi sequel and a new show called Wonder Man. The effects of the pandemic and recent strikes on the production and release schedule of Marvel's universe are also explored, suggesting a slowdown may benefit the franchise. Lastly, they review Secret Invasion, expressing disappointment in its execution despite its promising cast and storyline. 00:00 Introduction and Overview 00:20 Marvel's Recent Developments: Avengers and Shang-Chi 01:45 The Future of Kang and Jonathan Majors 03:56 Impact of Strikes and Pandemic on Marvel's Production 05:31 Marvel's Visual Effects and Production Challenges 06:36 Marvel's Upcoming Projects and Expectations 06:41 Discussion on Secret Invasion 08:28 Marvel's Struggles and Future Prospects 10:52 The State of Marvel and Fan Reactions 13:40 Marvel's Successes and Failures 17:13 The Impact of Marvel on Cinema 19:23 Conclusion: The Future of Marvel
Movie Meltdown - Episode 615 Join us as we return to the Super Series and discuss Nia DaCosta's The Marvels. And as we try to decide just what makes a good movie versus a limited series, we also delve into… Secret Invasion, Loki, The Automat, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Hellhouse, The Flerken, Ke Huy Quan, Hugh Jackman, The Supreme Intelligence, what shoes do you wear in space, Iman Vellani, Norman Osborn, Japanese culture, Miles Morales, Police Squad, post-credits scene, Brie Larson as an actress, Dogpool, Florence Pugh, Blue Beetle, Repossessed, The Void vs. Sentry, Teyonah Parris, The Young Avengers, Candyman, the DC universe, banned movies, Jonathan Majors, Carol Danvers, translating from page to screen, White Widow, Gal Gadot, Leslie Nielsen and alternate universe casting. Spoiler Alert: Full Spoilers for "The Marvels", so go watch the movie before you listen. “This is like one of my favorite characters, of anything - in years… I think she is so - not just likable, which she is… but also, it's this humanity that she brings to it.”
We have returned after a 5 month hiatus to catch-up on all the MCU shows, movies and trailers we've missed: Secret Invasion's ending, Loki Season 2, The Marvels, MADAME WEB! Pedro Pascal is cast as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four? Steven Yeun is Sentry? Stay tuned for a very extended outro this episode! 0:00 - We return! 1:50 - What IS the MCU? 9:40 - ...Secret Invasion 23:35 - Loki Season 2 1:05:10 - The Marvels 1:15:00 - Echo 1:28:50 - Madame Web 1:42:30 - What If... Season 2 1:45:20 - Restarting Daredevil 1:46:10 - Fantastic Four casting 2:06:15 - Steven Yeun is Sentry? 2:10:00 - The strikes 2:17:35 - Ahsoka minute 2:28:00 - Shoutouts 2:31:00 - Bonus 2:46:00 - Nic Cage 2:49:00 - Outro?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Zach is joined by Richard Nebens of The Direct to discuss The Marvels. They discuss the main trio (Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, Ms. Marvel), what we liked and what we didn't like, Kamala Khan's MCU future, quantum bands, the Skrull situation/Secret Invasion dilemma, Nick Fury, S.A.B.E.R., cameos, the jump points, Prince Yan, Flerkens, Captain Marvel's arc, a possible tie-in to Captain America: Brave New World, the epic ending, the jaw-dropping mid-credits scene, and so much more. Follow the hosts: Zach Perilstein: @TripleZ_87 Richard Nebens: @RichardNebens Check out Boardwalk Times, the Destination for True Disney Parks Fans Plus Everything Else. Website: boardwalktimes.net Visit BoardwalkTimes.store for the greatest merch in the multiverse Twitter: twitter.com/boardwalktimes Instagram: instagram.com/boardwalktimes Music: purple-planet.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/boardwalk-times/support
Captain Marvel'ın devam filmi niteliğinde olan ve Disney+ dizilerinden Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) ve Monica Rambeau karakterlerini de hikayeye dahil eden The Marvels filmi hakkında konuştum, keyifli dinlemeler. (00:00) - Spoilersız inceleme (05:17) - Cameo'lar, final sahnesi & after-credits (10:32) - Spoilerlı inceleme Bölümde bolca referans verdiğim Secret Invasion dizisinin incelemesine buradan ulaşabilirsiniz. İletişim ve daha fazla içerik için Instagram @farklievrenn
It's been a hot minute since we've done a BaconBit, but it's also been a few years since Captain Marvel was in theaters. Both Joel & Kent went into The Marvels with some pre-conceived notions about the current state of the MCU, and during this review we'll see if Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan can change their minds. Don't worry, we'll isolate the spoilers in another dimension during the first part of this review. And we'll use our powers to alert you before we swap places into spoiler territory. There's no need to watch WandaVision, Ms. Marvel, or Secret Invasion to understand this BaconBit, just press play.
This week, we gamble on the Rotten Tomatoes score of Marvel's The Marvels, Jordan gives his thoughts on Secret Invasion...and unfortunately so does Jake. For our main topic, the Game of Shame! (We read Disney one-star reviews. Come on.) WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE LINKS! What the Heck is Jake Talking About? Mickey Mutineers Subreddit Jordan Ghastly's Channel MERCHANDISE!
Hello and welcome to Bill vs the MCU! Each month your hosts Pop Break Podcasts Editor Alex Marcus and Pop Break Editor in Chief Bill Bodkin take another step into the wider Marvel Multiverse, with reviews and interviews on the film and television series that may be drawn upon as the MCU dives deeper and deeper into its Multiverse Saga. In this episode, the sky is green, the grass is red, and the world is controlled by Nazis. No, they are not talking about Olivia Rodrigo, they are talking about the Agents of Hydra, the concluding arc of Agents of SHIELD S4, covering S4E16-S4E22, when the team must fight their way out of the simulation and defeat Aida, aka Ophelia aka Madame Hydra! To help cap off their coverage of the first half of Agents of SHIELD's seven season run, they are joined by Marvel News Desk's Caleb Borchers. He will be discussing his seven year long run covering The MCU on his podcast, and giving the inside story as to why it is coming to an end later this year. Alex and Bill also return to Marvel news this month in Miss Minutes Marvel Memo where they breakdown all the details of Borys Kit's October 11th piece for the The Hollywood Reporter titled Daredevil Hits Reset Button as Marvel Overhauls Its TV Business and Tatiana Siegel's November 1st piece for Variety titled Crisis at Marvel: Jonathan Majors Back Up Plans, The Marvels Reshoots, Reviving Original Avengers, and More Issues Revealed. They also briefly discuss the fantastic new book by The Ringer's Joanna Robinson and Dave Gonzalez and cowriter Gavin Edwards MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios. Don't forget to come back next month when they'll be reviewing Secret Invasion, Loki 2, & The Marvels. Secret Invasion & Loki 2 are available to stream on Disney+ and you can check out The Marvels in a theater near you beginning this week!
Programa doble de sèries. Comencem per la segona temporada de Heartstopper, la meravellosa sèrie basada en el còmic d'Alice Oseman que en aquesta temporada ens porta a París. En fem la crítica, comentem les noves incorporacions, parlem del rodatge, analitzem les trames a través dels personatges i comentem què esperar de la temporada 3. A 1 hora i 14 minuts, analitzem la sèrie de Marvel Studios, Secret Invasion i busquem el perquè la sèrie ha sortit com ha sortit. Donem les impressions generals, desvetllen la misteriosa producció, el cast, els canvis que s'han produït, les trames i els moments que ens han agradat i indignat. Us acompanyen l'Ignasi Arbat, la Marta Sanz, l'Escarrufa, l'Aram Bonmatí i en Marcel González. Web: https://www.ningunoesperfecte.cat Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ningunoesperfecte
It's Not Easy Being Green Sam Jackson returns from the far corners of the cosmos to help extra-terrestrial bud Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) stop a Secret Invasion of Earth by shape-shifting Skrulls. Are White House envoy Don Cheadle and MI-6 agent Olivia Colman smart to discount the aged Avenger after he broke his promise to find these radicalized aliens a new planet to inhabit? And is Nick Fury keeping other surprises about his personal life, and his time in space, tucked underneath that eye patch? Listen Now as Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart expose the truth about this 2023 Disney+ miniseries!
This week, we're all enjoying bombing and threatening one another, until the Doctor comes along and delivers a long speech about New Cruel People, which starts making us feel bad about ourselves. And fair enough. It's The Zygon Inversion. Notes and links The Decimas were tiny squeaky-voiced aliens, who looked like nothing so much as miniature Zygons; their leader was played by our very own Deep Roy. They appeared in the fifth episode of Blakes 7, Web, and so you can hear more about them in Maximum Power episode 5, Color-coded Anoraks. Sonequa Martin-Green is the astonishing beautiful lead in the first of the new new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery. Her ability to convey genuine emotional distress in Series 1 was so impressive that they required her to do it in just about every scene in Series 2. And Truth or Consequences is a real place in New Mexico, a small town that voted to name itself after a radio game show in 1950. (Before that, it was called Hot Springs.) Picks of the Week Simon Simon recommends seminal Cold War-era horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), which has been an influence on Doctor Who all the way back to The Faceless Ones. James James brings us back to 2023 with his recommendation of Marvel's TV miniseries Secret Invasion, which itself goes back to a comic book crossover storyline that ran for a few months in 2008. Peter Peter suggests Barbenheimer, which was this year's weirdest media trend, watching Greta Gerwig's Barbie (2023) and Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer (2023) on the same day. If Bonnie is still around in 2023, you have to believe that she participated. Nathan Nathan suggests watching Heartstopper (2022), a terribly sweet gay high-school romance on Netflix. It's based on Alice Oseman's webcomic, and is also a series of graphic novels. Follow us Nathan is on X as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, and Simon is @simonmoore72. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on X at @FTEpodcast. We're also on Facebook, Mastodon, and Bluesky, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on Apple Podcasts, or we'll apply for you to appear on The Chase without telling you about it first. And more Last week, we released the first episode of our new Space: 1999 commentary podcast, Startling Barbara Bain. In that first episode, we talked over the show's pilot episode Breakaway, in which the moon is hurled from its orbit by a terrible nuclear explosion. A couple of our podcasts are finished or on hiatus right now. Jodie into Terror was our flashcast on every episode of the Whittaker era, recorded just a couple of days after the broadcast of the episode. Bondfinger was our James Bond commentary podcast, which also covered some of our favourite spy-fi TV shows of the sixties and seventies. Maximum Power is back! Our podcast about Blakes 7, co-produced with the Trap One podcast, continues its coverage of Blakes 7 series C, with a discussion of the second episode, Powerplay. And finally, there's our Star Trek commentary podcast, Untitled Star Trek Project, featuring Nathan and friend-of-the-podcast Joe Ford. This week, we watched a lovely episode of Star Trek: Voyager. B'Elanna crash lands on a bronze-age planet and becomes the inspiration for a beautiful young playwright in Muse.
We said we didn't even want to watch, but we did. A skrulls show could have been the most suspenseful spy thriller to date, instead, we got another MCU downer. What went right, what went wrong, what went wrong, and what went wrong. LISTEN IN! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/99_nerds/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/99NerdsPodcast
Hey everyone! I'm joined by my guest co-hosts: Raymond and Marqui. As we all prepare for the release of "The Marvels" in a couple weeks we go over all the previous movies and shows that lead up to it. We'll be going over the "Captain Marvel" movie, "Secret Invasion" show, "WandaVision" show and the "Ms. Marvel" show. As always expect us to go off on a tangent (but still related!) as well as try to understand WHY is "The Marvels" projecting to have a low box office.The MarvelsRating: PG-13Release Date: November 10, 2023Genre: Action, Adventure, Science FictionIn Marvel Studios' “The Marvels,” Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol's estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as “The Marvels.” The film stars Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton and Park Seo-joon. Nia DaCosta directs, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Mary Livanos and Matthew Jenkins serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Megan McDonnell, Nia DaCosta, Elissa Karasik and Zeb Wells.Directed By: Nia DaCostaScreenplay by: Megan McDonnell, Nia DaCosta, Elissa Karasik, Zeb WellsProduced By: Kevin FeigeCast: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-joonWork Time Fun Podcast contact info:Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Twitter: @WorkTimeFunPod
In this week's episode, we take a look at whether or not writers should stop writing because of the threat of generative AI programs. This week's coupon is for the audiobook of CLOAK OF ASHES as excellently narrated by Hollis McCarthy. You can get the audiobook of CLOAK OF ASHES for 75% off at my Payhip store with this coupon code: OCTASHES The coupon code is valid through November 18th, 2023, so if you find yourself wanting to get caught up before CLOAK OF EMBERS comes out soon, why not start with an audiobook? TRANSCRIPT 00:00:00 Introduction and Writing Updates Hello, everyone. Welcome to Episode 173 of the Pulp Writer show. My name is Jonathan Moeller. Today is October the 27th, 2023 and today we're going to talk about whether or not you should stop writing fiction because of the threat of generative AI. Before we get into that, we will have a Coupon of the Week and an update on my current writing projects. First up, Coupon of the Week. This week's coupon is for the audiobook of Cloak of Ashes, as excellently narrated by Hollis McCarthy. You can get the audio book of Cloak of Ashes for 75% off at my Payhip store with this coupon code: OCTASHES and again, that is OCTASHES and you can also see that in the show notes. This coupon code is valid through November 18th, 2023. So if you find yourself wanting to get caught up before Cloak of Embers comes out soon, why not start with an audiobook? That does seem thematically appropriate to go from Cloak of Ashes to Cloak of Embers, even though Cloak of Ashes will be book three of the series and Cloak of Embers will be book ten. As you might guess, my current writing project is still Cloak of Embers and as of this recording I'm about 68,000 words into it, though I really want to get to 70,000 by the time I am done working on it for the day. I've had two different 10,000 word days working on this book, which is a very good thing because it's going to be a long one. As I mentioned before, I'm 68,000 words into it and I'm not even at the halfway point of my outline yet and some of the previous chapters are so long, I'm going to have to split them up into smaller chapters. So I am confident in saying that while I don't know exactly how long Cloak of Embers is going to be, I am entirely certain that it's going to be the longest book I will write in 2023. For audiobooks, right now Brad Wills is recording Dragonskull: Wrath of the Warlock, and we are hoping to have that out by December or so. As for what I want to write once Cloak of Embers is done, I have not decided. I knew Cloak of Embers was going to be a long book. I didn't realize how long, so whatever I write next, it depends on how long it takes me to finish Cloak of Embers and how things look at that point in time, but I'm still hoping to have Cloak of Embers out in November, though it does look like there is a good possibility that the book might slip to December. 00:02:26 Main Topic: Should You Stop Creative Work Because of Generative AI? So on to our main topic this week. Should you stop writing or pursuing creative efforts because of generative AI? Without major spoilers, the chief villain of the new Mission Impossible movie from back in May was an evil artificial intelligence. That makes it timely to do another podcast episode about generative AI. I recently saw a long, somewhat maundering social media post arguing that since soon AI would advance to the point that it could spit out a fully completed novel at the press of a button, there was no point in attempting to write any longer. The post's author claimed it was a black pilled post, though my experience the term black pilled is usually Internet shorthand for “I will use my fears as an excuse to avoid action.” I also saw a New York Times article about a father worried about encouraging his son's creative interest because he feared that AI would soon replace all of that. So that leads to the question, should you stop writing fiction because of AI or engaging in any creative pursuit at all? Short answer, no. Get a hold of yourself. Maybe splash some cold water on your face. The longer, more elaborate answer: One, using fear of AI as a reason not to do something is excuse making. In fact, this is a formal logical fallacy known as the nirvana fallacy, which states that if conditions are not perfect or the outcome of an action is not perfect, then it is not worth doing. The usually cited example of this is that people wearing seatbelts can die in traffic accidents, therefore, seatbelts are not worth wearing. The counterpoint to this is that has been well proven that seat belts reduce fatality traffic fatalities and injuries and an improved but imperfect outcome is better than no improvement at all. Writers in general seem to be strongly prone to the nirvana fallacy. You will see many, many, many excuses for why writers do not want to write. Some of those excuses are, of course, perfectly valid, such as an illness, a life crisis like a death in the family, or a car accident, or something of that nature. But quite a few of those excuses boil down to the nirvana fallacy. Conditions are not perfect or the outcome will not be perfect, so therefore it is better not to start at all. Fear of AI is really the latest excuse to slot into the nirvana fallacy. Two: AI is worse than you think it is. It is regrettable that the various image generations and generators and large language models get saddled with the term AI because there's nothing terribly intelligent about them. They're basically fancy autocomplete, whether for pictures or for words. Granted, further refinements in the technology have made it into very super-duper fancy autocomplete, but there's still nothing particularly intelligent about it. AI is also a lot harder to use effectively than many people think. If you want to get a decent result out of an AI, you need to spend a lot of work refining the prompts. People can make some beautiful images in Midjourney, but for every beautiful image that comes out of Midjourney, there's like 40 billion terrible ones. Every really good image you see that was generated with an AI probably took like a 400 word prompt after several hundred iterations. Getting acceptable fiction out of a chatbot is so much work that it's easier simply to write it yourself. Ironically, if you want to fix it out of a chatbot, ask it about something factual. Also, whenever people try to rely on AI to do something important, bad things seem to happen. A nonprofit website devoted to treating eating disorders got rid of its volunteer counselors and replaced them with a chatbot, only for the chatbot to start dispensing bad diet advice. A couple of months ago, some lawyers in New York got in big trouble when they used ChatGPT for legal research, only for it to invent cases that had never happened. To be fair, the lawyer in question apparently failed to double check anything and ChatGPT repeatedly said in its answer it is a large language model and not a lawyer. As an amusing aside, the morning I wrote this paragraph, I got a text from a teacher I know complaining how much he hates ChatGPT. It's incredibly obvious when his students use ChatGPT to do their homework because the answers are so similar. As it turns out, ChatGPT isn't even good at cheating. The point is that whenever there are situations that involve personal or criminal liability, using AI is a very bad idea. Obviously, writing a is a much lower stakes endeavor, but that leads directly to our next point. Number three: you can't see in the future. Just because everyone says AI is the next big thing doesn't mean that it is. The problem with a lot of tech CEOs is that they all want to be Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs was unquestionably a major figure in tech history, but he has been mythologized. His keynote presentations were masterpieces of showmanship, which means that people remember his career that way, like Steve Jobs strode onto the stage, dramatically unveiled the transformative next big thing: The iPod, the iPad, the iPhone, changed the world, and made billions of dollars in front of an applauding crowd. To be fair, I typed this paragraph when I wrote it on a MacBook Air. But that overlooks the actual history, which is that Jobs failed at a whole lot of stuff. He got booted from Apple in the 1980s. His subsequent company, Next computer, didn't do all that great. And when Jobs returned to Apple in the late ‘90s, the company was in such dire straits that it needed a deal from Microsoft to stay afloat until the eMac and the iMac came along. The triumphant keynote phase of his career was in many ways his second act as an older, wiser man after a lot of setbacks and a lot of obsessive work went into all the Apple products mentioned above. The iPad and the iPhone in particular went through prototype after prototype and were the work of large and skilled teams of engineers. The trouble with remembering the mythology instead of the actual history behind Steve Jobs is that people tried to copy the mythology without doing the mountains of work that inspired the myth. These tech CEOs all want their products to be the next big thing, but the problem is that the product one, often isn't very good and is less of a product and more of an excuse to extract money from the customer and two, isn't actually all that useful. Like regardless of what one might think about an iPhone or an iPad, it cannot be denied that they are useful devices. I refused to use Apple devices at all in the 2000s because they are so expensive (a criticism that, in my opinion, remains valid), but in the mid 2010s, a combination of job changes (since I'd suddenly become responsible for a lot of Mac computers after a layoff) and just the sheer usefulness of many Apple devices meant that I started using them. I still have an iPod Touch I use when I go running or when I do outdoor work, and since Apple doesn't manufacture iPod Touches anymore, I will be sad when it finally dies. By contrast, a lot of new products aren't that good or that useful. The CEO has forgot that to extract money from the customer, you actually have to provide value in exchange. An iPad is expensive, but it does provide value. NFTs are a good example of this phenomenon of failing to add value for the customer. For a while, all the big brains in social media were convinced that NFTs are going to be the next big thing. The idea was that NFTs would create digital collectibles and artificial scarcity. People talked endlessly about minting their NFTs and how this was going to revolutionize online commerce. But I think it is safe to say that outside of a few niches, NFTs have been soundly rejected by the general public. They don't add value. If you buy, for example, a collectible Boba Fett figure, it is a physical object that you own, and if anyone takes it without your permission, you can charge them with theft. By contrast, if you buy an NFT for a JPEG of Boba Fett artwork, you have an entry on a blockchain and there's nothing to stop people from copying the JPEG of Boba Fett. What's the point of the NFT, then? Even if you don't keep the Boba Fett figure in its packaging and give it to a child as a toy, it still provides value in the form of entertaining the kid. Cryptocurrency was another next big thing for a while. Some people were sure that crypto was going to end central banks and government issued fiat currency. Of course, while there are many legitimate criticisms to be made of central banks and fiat currency, it turns out they do a good job of slowing down a lot of the scams that infested the crypto space. The late, great science fiction author Jerry Pournelle used to say that unregulated capitalism inevitably led to the sale of human flesh in the market, and crypto seems to have proven that unregulated securities trading leads inevitably to FTX and crypto marketplace collapses. The Metaverse is a much more expensive version of this. Mark Zuckerberg, worried about the future of Facebook, decided to pivot to his virtual reality Metaverse. Likely, Mr. Zuckerberg thought that the rise in remote work during the peak of the pandemic would permanently change social dynamics and Facebook, if it acted right now, could be to virtual reality what Microsoft was to the personal computer and Google was to search engines. Facebook changed its names to Meta and burned a lot of money trying to develop the Metaverse. However, this plan had two major flaws. One, while some people preferred the new social arrangements during COVID, a vastly larger majority hated it and wanted things is to go back to normal as soon as possible and two, Meta spent like $15 billion to build the Metaverse, but ended up with the worst version of Second Life that required very expensive virtual reality goggles. Meta ended up wiping out like 2/3 of its company value. So while right now generative AI might be the next big thing, but as the examples above show, this might not last. Number four, public derision. Generative AI could also be following a similar track as NFTs and cryptocurrencies: an initial surge of enthusiasm followed by widespread disdain and mockery and retreat to smaller niche. For a while, several big gaming companies were very excited about NFTs and a smaller number were interested in cryptocurrency. They would roll neatly into the growth of microtransactions which the gaming industry really loves, like you could buy a new skin or avatar for your character, and you'll also get an NFT is saying that you had #359 out of 5000, that kind of thing. Digital collectibles, as mentioned above, except the backlash was immense and people widely mocked every effort by game companies to insert NFTs into their product. It's an act too much of previous extract money efforts like microtransactions and lootboxes. Cryptocurrency likewise experienced an increasing level of public disdain. See how crypto bros have been mocked after the collapse of FTX and other large crypto companies. Generative AI is very popular in some quarters but is beginning to experience a growing level of public disdain as well. One recent example was fantasy author Mark Lawrence's self-publishing contest. An AI designed cover won the competition and the outrage was high enough that Mister Lawrence cancelled the cover competition in future years. To be fair, part of the problem was that the artist lied about using the AI on his application form. The Marvel show Secret Invasion used a bunch of AI generated images for its title sequences, and there was a backlash against that. Various professional organizations have come out against generative AI, and apparently one of the key points in the Hollywood writer's strike and the ongoing actor's strike is restrictions on AI, though one of the sticking points here is less about AI and more about using AI to enable irrational greed. It seems like these studios want to be able to use an individual actor's likeness in AI generation forever without payment. It's too soon to say how it will turn out, but it appears that a significant portion of public opinion is on the side of the actors on this. It probably helps that the CEOs of major media companies invariably managed to come across as cartoon villains. David Zaslav of Warner Discovery seems like he's there just to loot the company as efficiently as possible. And Bob Iger of Disney is currently dealing with all the very expensive mistakes he made during his previous tenure as CEO. So if these guys are excited about AI, why should anyone else think it's a good idea? So it's possible that the public derision against AI might push into niche uses, which would be bad news for the companies that spent billions on it. I've found that people in general are not that upset about using AI to get out of unpleasant tasks like writing cover letters or answering emails, but if they are consuming media for entertainment, then they get very annoyed if AI was used and it's gotten to the point where “it seems like an AI created it” has become an insult in negative reviews of various programs. Number five: synthesis. Despite all that I just said about cryptocurrency and NFTs, generative AI is objectively more useful than NFTs and less likely to use all of the money than crypto, though it might handle on the same low level risk of being sued if you use Midjourney for commercial purposes. I mean, most kids who are cheating on their homework, if they had thought about it a little more, rewritten, ChatGPT's response just a little bit, maybe throw in a couple of typos, they probably would have gotten away with it. To use a less unethical example, imagine you're applying for jobs and you crank out thirty different customized cover letters. You can spend all day sweating over a handcrafted letter that some HR drone will go in set for a second before throwing away, or you can use ChatGPT to generate them. There are lots of tedious documents which no one enjoys writing, but are necessary parts of daily life and something like ChatGPT is ideal for them or for that matter, specialized chat bots, ones are specifically designed to rate marketing copy and nothing else. AI Audio will probably end up at a point where it's simply another feature integrated into e-readers. Hit play and an AI voice will read in an accent of your choice while the human narrated version will be a premium product. I think that generative AI will probably settle into a halfway point between AI will transform everything hype and AI will destroy civilization doomer-ism. That's how these things usually go. A new idea comes along: thesis. A backlash to it arrives: antithesis. After some struggle, they settle into a halfway point: synthesis. Then it becomes just another tool. Photoshop and Adobe offers some evidence for this position. Adobe has been integrating its Firefly generative AI stuff into Photoshop with the generative fill tool. If you know anything about Adobe, you know that they are as corporate and litigious as it gets. The company isn't exactly into taking big, bold swings with its products. They've been incrementally updating Photoshop and the other Creative Suite products forever. So if Adobe feels safe integrating generative AI into its products, it's probably not going anywhere for a while. But here's the important point. On social media, you see a lot of impressive images generated with generative fill in Adobe and Photoshop, but if you try it yourself, 99% of what it generates is not very good. Refinement, iterations, and testing are vital. If AI doesn't go away, I think that's where it's going, providing the raw materials for further refinement and improvement. Six: conclusion. As you might guess from the tone of my podcast episodes on the subject, I don't like generative AI very much, and I don't think it adds very much of value, though this might be just my overall grumpiness. If overreacting legislation came along that crippled AI research, I don't personally think much of value would be lost. No one can see the future, as many examples above demonstrate. But overall, I think generative AI is going to be just another tool and one that will require practice to effectively use, actually will probably require more practice to effectively use than people think. Stopping writing or preventing a child from engaging in creative pursuits is a bit like stopping carpentry because someone invented the electric saw and think about how many people you see every day, who obviously don't think things through at all. Encouraging the child in creative pursuits will definitely serve him or her well later in life, regardless of the actual career. So that's it for this week. Thanks for listening to The Pulp Writer Show. I hope you found the show useful. A reminder that you can listen to all the back episodes on https://thepulpwritershow.com. If you enjoyed the podcast, please leave a review on your podcasting platform of choice. Stay safe and stay healthy and see you all next week.
The Nerd Skool finishes up Captain Marvel. Joe recaps his assignment to watch Room with Brie Larsen and tells the faculty what he thinks of Brie Larsen now. The gang discuss the fact that Lashana Lynch is British and plays 007, which causes a side discussion of James Bond and misogyny and the difference between a Bond and a 007. They dip into the old 90's dial-up internet days and the excitement of waiting for it to connect. Art and Andy have a small conflict that TBJ gets involved with for a bit about Secret Invasion or some such nonsense, and the gang starts looking forward to Endgame and the upcoming Marvels movie with Iman Vellani, who actually writes comic books. The Nerd Skool starts contemplating writing their own comic book. Get your Nerdskool Merch: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/74089719?asc=u Music by D Jones Hip Hop!
It's about time! The Assembly Required gang is back to talk about season two of the Disney+ series, LOKI (it's also about time)! Join Eduardo, Peach3z, Chris, and (Patron) Danny in celebrating the return of one of the AR crew's most beloved shows. Featuring tangents such as: 90s fast food restaurant interiors, why the Eagles can't just fly The One Ring to Mordor, and a healthy dose of Secret Invasion besmirching.This episode of Assembly Required: An MCU Retrospective is brought to you by Audible. Go to https://www.audibletrial.com/assemblyrequired for a free 30-day trial today!Assembly Required has a Patreon! Join us at https://www.patreon.com/assemblyrequired for access to our exclusive Discord server, Patron-exclusive bonus episodes, and other benefits! ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
we reach the end of the Marvel mini-series Secret Invasion starring Samuel L. Jackson as Col.Nick Fury as he tries to stop Gravik the rebel leader of the Skrulls who took over Skrullos ( a secret base where Skrulls can live in hiding) and turn the world againts each other and start nuclear war before it's too late. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christian-joel-ramos/support
This week on Radio Free Galaxy, we're catching up with the MCU as we review the entire series of Secret Invasion! Most recent streaming offerings from Marvel have been lackluster at best, but can Sam Jackson alone correct the uninspired direction of Phase 5? Tune in to find out what we think! Thanks for listening and please remember to leave us a rating on the Spotify app and Apple Podcasts! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/radiofreegalaxy/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/radiofreegalaxy/support
Posting the last recorded content of Season 7 for those that wanted our thoughts on Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning and Secret Invasion. Season 8 begins October 20th! See you then - for now, enjoy!
I continue to review the Marvel series Secret Invasion starring Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson as our protaganist has to stop Gravik from starting a global war with a series of terrorist attacks and government propoganda. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christian-joel-ramos/support
Wait, where's Swamp Thing: American Gothic, Part Two? Well, Curt and Kevin weren't feeling so well this week, so they decided to take it easy and record a short mini-episode on the comics-related film and TV adaptations of the year so far. (Except, of course, it turned out to be not so short after all.) Mild spoilers abound as Curt (and occasionally Kevin) opines on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, The Flash, Secret Invasion, among others. Join us in two weeks as we no-really-this-time-we-mean-it return to Moore's much-heralded American Gothic storyline with a look at Swamp Thing #46-50 (and revisit our episode on the first half to refresh your memory)!
On this episode of Marvel-ous Movie Mondays hosted by Kelsey Kilpatrick (Koz Productions on YouTube) and Dylan Randazzo (The Dyl Pickle Movie Network on YouTube), we are ranking the 9 shows to air on Disney+ from the MCU (WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Secret Invasion. Thank you for all the support, and we hope you continue spreading the word if you enjoy this podcast. SAG-AFTRA/WGA support info is located in the description of the video version on YouTube. As always, if you would like to see the video version of this podcast, head to "The Dyl Pickle Movie Network" on YouTube! Twitter: @dylan_randazzo @kelseyakilp Instagram: @dylan_randazzo64 @kelseyakilpatrick --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dylan-randazzo/support
On this episode of Marvel-ous Movie Mondays hosted by Kelsey Kilpatrick (Koz Productions on YouTube) and Dylan Randazzo (The Dyl Pickle Movie Network on YouTube), we are reviewing the finale episode of SECRET INVASION. Spoilers are inevitable, as always, so proceed with caution. Thank you for all the support, and we hope you continue spreading the word if you enjoy this podcast. SAG-AFTRA/WGA support info is located in the description of the video version on YouTube. As always, if you would like to see the video version of this podcast, head to "The Dyl Pickle Movie Network" on YouTube! Twitter: @dylan_randazzo @kelseyakilp Instagram: @dylan_randazzo64 @kelseyakilpatrick --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dylan-randazzo/support
In Episode 166, we had the privilege of sitting down with the multi-talented Sho-time, the owner of the Shotime Battle Rap League, host of Ruff Ryder Radio, and host of Showtime TV Magazine and podcast. The episode kicks off with an exciting preview of Showtime Battle Rap League's upcoming event, "Secret Invasion," offering insights into the world of battle rap. Sho-time opens up about his extensive history in the music business, his roster of artists, and his future goals in the industry, highlighting his passion for nurturing new talent. The episode takes an engaging turn as Sho-time shares his top five favorite battle rap MCs, offering a unique perspective on the genre's elite. Additionally, the conversation spans across the latest in music, from Drake's new album to the Wu Tang and Nas tour, Kanye's concert announcement and cancellation in France, and a nostalgic nod to 90s sneakers. This episode is a captivating blend of music, culture, and a glimpse into the dynamic world of battle rap, all through the lens of Sho-time's vast experiences. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/last-breath-ent/support
Marvel, DC, and a bit of Star Wars. Special Guest from tik tok, Yuhoo Comic Review. We talk about all kinds of comic related things, get hot, sweaty, and nerdy, enjoy!Intro Top 3 Marvel Yuhoo's list: Brian Bendis' Daredevil, Johnathan Hickman's Fantastic Four, and Hickman's House of X Powers of X 09:50 David's list: Hickman's Avengers run through Infinity to Secret Wars, House of M, and Secret Invasion 15:00 JD's list: Warren Ellis' Thunderbolts, Rick Remender's Uncanny Avengers, Annihilation & Annihilation Conquest Top 3 DC 24:15 David: Injustice, Dark Knight Returns, and Flashpoint 27:35 Yuhoo: Grant Morrison's All Star Superman, Long Halloween, Tom King's Mister Miracle 37:40 JD: Batman Their Dark Designs, DCeased, New 52 Batman (Court of Owls, Death of the Family) 51:05 Picking Comics to adapt to the big screen: Court of Owls, and Kurt Busiek's The Marvels, Long Halloween, Avengers vs X men, Dark Avengers Siege, Batman Hush, 65:30 Top 3 Villains75:20 Top 3 Heroes86:35 Top 3 Fights or battles95:50 Johnathan Hickman's Avengers, Time Runs Out and the MCU
I review the new Marvel series Secret Invasion starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury a he tries to defend Earth from a secret invasion of an alien race called the Skrulls, whom according to sources might have never left the Earth since the 90's when Captain Marvel and Fury saved them from the enemy Kree forces. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christian-joel-ramos/support
It's about time we discuss the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the wake of Secret Invasion, the underwhelming reveal of Kang The Conqueror, and the looming of Loki Season 2, Phase 5 of the MCU has been... something. — Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PA6t2C4WVtk Check us out on utterlynonsense.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/utterlynonsense/message
There have been otherworldly beings in our world since the beginning of time. They operated in the shadows for thousands of years, but now they emerged from the darkness, no longer hiding. The media says, "They are coming," we say, "They are already here." In this episode, we dive deep into the world of aliens, shapeshifters on planes, and the end times.Support the show
For the next two months, I'm taking a break from the show to catch up on recordings and get some work done on my comic book project. So I'm giving you a glimpse into the past with SCP Classic, featuring replays of past episodes influenced by recent releases.This past summer, the latest MCU TV series was released on Disney+. Secret Invasion focused on Nick Fury and for the second episode of SCP Classic, we're looking at Fury's first outing in film, played by none other than David Hasselhoff.PARAGONS OF EARTH is a comic book project I'm developing with Thomas Deja and Eric Johns. Sign up for the free PARAGONS OF EARTH Substack to learn when the crowdfund campaign is live!FacebookBlueskyInstagramContact
Could Ahsoka keep its hot streak going for a third episode or did it start the slide like Secret Invasion? We also discuss the network's fall slate with few new shows on the horizon. Finally, we break down our top choices for most overrated and underrated TV shows and movies.
#secretinvasion #MCU After being away on a space station for the past 5 years, Nick Fury is brought back to Earth to deal with a secret Skrull invasion that threatens the future of mankind on Earth. Secrets are revealed, sacrifices are made, but will Fury be able to make up for his past mistakes before they cost him the people he holds most dear? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/fandomhybridpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/fandomhybridpodcast/support
On the newest episode of Comics and Chronic the guys discuss Marvel's Secret Invasion on Disney+ Should we have known it was going to be a bad show with the AI generated intro? Were the first two episodes the best in the show? Is Marvel making flops on purpose? Did we like this more than Moon Knight? Who is a skrull in this series? Did Samuel L Jackson and his wife have good chemistry? Should Jake not be Cody's friend over his enjoyment of Captain Marvel? What is the point of all these side characters in the MCU? Did they do Maria Hill dirty in this show? Did this even need to be a show? Was this better than the comic book event? Was Emilia Clarke's powers stupid? Did Gravik look cool? Who was Don Skreedle? Was this show so bad that it has us questioning people's acting capabilities? Is the MCU so interconnected that it's detrimental? Was this as jokey as more recent marvel projects? Was Olivia Coleman a good character? Was Abraham Lincoln a Skrull? Is capitalism ruining the MCU? Was this show so bad that we want to get rid of Disney+? Was the only thing they took from the comic the worst part of the comic? Do you miss anything if you skip this? Was Bob Marley a Skrull? Who are we in the show? Did Anthony use all his senses to come to his final Joe Pesci score? Is this the lowest Joe Pesci rating we've ever given? Find out the answer to these and more on the newest episode of Comics and Chronic! Check out our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ComicsandChronic Check out our website: https://www.comicsandchronic.com/ New episodes every THURSDAY Follow us on social media! Instagram // Twitter // TikTok : @comicsnchronic YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC45vP6pBHZk9rZi_2X3VkzQ E-mail: email@example.com Cody Twitter: @Cody_Cannon Instagram: @walaka_cannon TikTok: @codywalakacannon Jake Instagram: @jakefhaha Anthony Instagram // Twitter // TikTok : @mrtonynacho YouTube: youtube.com/nachocomedy
After a small hiatus the nerds are back for a much needed episode to review the beauty that is Ahsoka (up to episode 5) and the not so beautiful Secret Invasion. Also Jordan finally catches up on Andor, Obi-Wan's son's favorite SW character, and excitement for Gen V! Time Stamps 0:00 - Let's Go See Messi 2:20 - News 13:20 - Reviews 14:00 - Secret Invasion Review 27:50 - Andor Review 34:00 - Ahsoka Episodes 1-5 Review 58:00 - Previews LEAVE A VOICEMAIL QUESTION AT (254) 218-4042. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND GET MORE INFO AT - HERE SUPPORT AND DONATE TO THE PODCAST - HERE CHECK OUT OUR SPOTIFY EPISODE SOUNDTRACKS - HERE --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alwaysmorepod/support
Kneel Before Pod takes the recent Disney+ Marvel TV show Secret Invasion to task. The conversation covers thoughtless messaging, characterising Nick Fury and MCU consequences. Aaron Billingham can be found on this very site. Craig McKenzie can be found on this very site and over on We Are Starfleet on the We Made This podcast network. Show Notes TV Reviews Craig's reviews of Secret Invasion Craig's reviews of WandaVision Craig's reviews of Loki Craig's reviews of Hawkeye Craig's reviews of Ms. Marvel Craig's reviews of Moon Knight Movie Reviews Craig's review of The Flash Craig's review of Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves Craig's review of Black Panther Craig's review of Black Widow Craig's review of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Craig's review of Spider-Man: No Way Home Craig's review of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Craig's review of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Craig's review of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Craig's review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Podcasts The animated "Secret Invasion" adaptation The Flash (Movie) Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves Black Panther WandaVision Black Widow Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Loki Hawkeye Spider-Man: No Way Home Ms. Marvel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Moon Knight Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Misc The Secret Invasion Honest Trailer Music Niall Stenson's cover of the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier Theme" and his YouTube channel If you enjoyed what you heard here, please subscribe to Kneel Before Pod. If you have any feedback then we'd love to hear it. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter, make yourself known in the comments section below or you can join us on Discord.
We are back BAY-BAY!!! Just in time for the 4K release for Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse(and definitely not 4 weeks late), we give you our thoughts on the Sony-verse Web Heads latest offer. Is it a worthy Empire Strikes back level middle movie or does it fall in the camp of the Attack of the Clones? Plus we catch up and talk about everything we were watching at that time. Just a heads up this was recorded 4 months ago before the summer movie season and before we knew Secret Invasion was a dud. You've been warned. This was our 50th episode but our first show in almost a year! We are planning on getting back to a regular schedule starting in the first week of October. The horror season always gets us hard…err..I mean going hard. Hopefully you guys will jump right back in with us then! And now, on to the show.. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/watchplayrant/message
The Comics Misexplained homies Jawn Camunez and Jason Cantu meet up with Phil to catch up on the last six months of comic book and sci-fi movies and shows like Blue Beetle, The Flash, Ahsoka, Secret Invasion and give our predictions on forthcoming Loki season 2. Plus we have to discuss the obligatory Lauren Boebert HJ happenings and Trump Jr's X (Twitter) account being hacked. Video episode at https://youtu.be/WxkWKDXVZ5U Subscribe to Bonus Episodes on Spotify at https://anchor.fm/the-succ-podcast/subscribe Or on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TheSucc Check out our group on FB, https://bit.ly/TheSuccShameposting Join our Discord at https://discord.gg/4A8ef5yv8d Find our show on other platforms: https://linktr.ee/TheSuccPod Drop a Rating and Review on Spotify and Apple Podcasts to help more people find The Succ. Intro/Outro Music by J. Pupa (https://nightleather.bandcamp.com)
On this episode Ben and Zach are finally back together, this time discussing their top five favorite vacation spots and everything they've been watching recently, including Silo, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Secret Invasion, and much more! Find All Our Links Here: https://linktr.ee/IPCPodcast Please Note: This episode was recorded during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. Without the the hard work of the actors and writers none of the media we discuss and enjoy on this podcast would exist. We stand in solidarity with all those striking! #WGAStrong #SAGAFTRAStrong
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week's show by directing people's attention to the “Making of Secret Invasion” documentary on Disney+. They also talk about why Chris Evans was originally reluctant to sign on to play Steve Rogers / Captain America in the MCU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week's show by directing people's attention to the “Making of Secret Invasion” documentary on Disney+. They also talk about why Chris Evans was originally reluctant to sign on to play Steve Rogers / Captain America in the MCU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comedy writer Rob Kutner joins Chris for a discussion about his new book Snot Goblins and working on Ant Man/Scott Lang's memoir Look Out for the Little Guy for Disney/Marvel. Rob and Chris also discuss The Other Two, Oppenheimer, Secret Invasion, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and more!
Another lovely feedback episode brought to you by Matthew and Ashley. We get into a lot of fun topics. We revisit Ragnarok's criticism of colonialism, what might have been with AOS characters in Secret Invasion, and how awesome Loki was.Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/mcucast Join The Stranded Panda Community!https://www.strandedpanda.com/Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/spchatThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3200822/advertisement
We're back!! Listen as we kick off "Season 4 Reloaded" on Friends From Work. We catch you up on our summer vacations, reflect on the summer at the box office, and we rate and review "Secret Invasion." Where does "Secret Invasion" live in our power rankings of Disney+ shows? Tune in to find out! Organic Priced Books: https://organicpricedbooks.com/?ref=friendsfromwork Use promo code: FRIENDSFROMWORK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We have the wonderful folks from Source Pages on as we love to do after every property wraps up. We get to hear a little of their comics comparison for Secret Invasion before it quickly derails into a conversation about the futire of the MCU and its use of the multiverse!Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/mcucast Join The Stranded Panda Community!https://www.strandedpanda.com/Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/spchatThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3200822/advertisement