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Episode 432 - Doctor Who in NYC!

Reviews: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Spike #1, Galaxy Man #1, Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #1, True Blood finale

Jimmy is joined in studio by famed vloggers/comedians/life coaches/newly engaged couple Michelle Vargas and Justin Akin! They chat about the Doctor Who screening and interviews they attended last week.  Well, Jimmy did the interviews with stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan along with executive producer Caroline Skinner which you'll hear throughout this episode. Michelle attended the screening of the first episode (airing this Saturday on BBC America). Fret not. NO SPOILERS.  News includes: Superman and Wonder Woman get it on, new Justice League of America comic book coming, Rob Liefeld quits DC/goes on Twitter rant about it and a new Star Wars animated TV series called Detours is coming from the makers of Robot Chicken. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI432.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

Episode 431 - A CNI Quickie

Reviews: The Victories #1, Expendables 2

Jimmy flies solo for a quickie this week as guest co-host canceled at the last minute. And believe it or not, there is no more San Diego Comic Con coverage! Jimmy gets a late night visitor, gets some inside scoop on the X-Men: First Class sequel, remembers director/producer Tony Scott and thanks Producer Joe for all of the San Diego Comic Con episode producing. News includes: Colleen Doran is adapting a Neil Gaiman short story into a graphic novel for Dark Horse, the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special is coming, The Avengers sequel gets a release date, The Boysends in November with a super-size issue, Warner Bros. and WWE Studios announce a Scooby-Doo/WWE animated feature, and Whilce Portacio returns to creator-owned comics with Non-Humans.  As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI431.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26am EDT

Episode 430 - Still Even More SDCC: Revolution/The Walking Dead Black Carpet!

Reviews: Archer & Armstrong #1, Creep #0, Gambit Vol 5 #1, Hawkeye #1, It Girl & The Atomics #1

The final San Diego Comic Con interviews are in! We think...Roving reporter Melissa attended the roundtables for the upcoming show Revolution and chatted with stars Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito, J.D. Pardo, Tracy Spiridakos and creator Eric Kripke. She also attended the "Black Carpet"  for The Walking Dead while out there covering for both CNI and Outside Comic Con (Thanks to Kim for access!) and chatted with stars Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yuen, creator Robert Kirkman and ABC TV Scandal star Guillermo Diaz. The sound for the interviews isn't great but still lots of good content! Wear your forgiveness headphones and enjoy! Jimmy flies solo due to last minute cancellation from  Stan Lee   Jim Lee   Jae Lee   Jason Lee   Spike Lee   Lee Majors  his Mom. He chats about hanging with Jonathan Ross in NYC, meeting Cyndi Lauper, and that good pal Grace Helbig is part of Kevin Pereira's leetUP tour. News includes: RIP Joe Kubert, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli take over Avengers Assemble, a super crossover from DC Comics with Superman, Superboy and Supergirl, Dennis Stashwick and Dennis Calero getClandestine at SyFy and a long out of print Andrew Loomis book is back. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI430.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:32am EDT

Episode 429 - SDCC: The Following!

Jimmy sat down with the cast and producers of the upcoming new Fox TV show The Following. Another sort of "off topic" show but hope you don't mind. It's SDCC and there's so much to cover. Why not a few non-nerdy things?  Stars Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore and producers/directors Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega sat down to chat about what to expect with the show. Intriguing concept of a serial killer running a cabal of admirers to do his evil deeds. For the record, Jimmy is now only 1 degree of Kevin Bacon! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI429.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:16am EDT

Episode 428 - SDCC: Breaking Bad!

Jimmy sat down with the cast and creator of the hit AMC show Breaking Bad. Yes, I know. It's not really in the "nerd" realm of stuff we normally cover on CNI. But, as I mentioned in shows past, SDCC is a place where we can cover things that aren't normally covered since they are all there. Plus, I know plenty of you watch this show too! Bryan Cranston, Anna Gun, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Bob Oedenkirk, Jonathan Banks,  Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt and creator Vince Gilligan all sat down and chatted about the current and final season. Great insights into the characters and story. Spoilers do abound if you're not caught up! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Come back Saturday to hear the roundtables for the upcoming Fox TV show The Following!

Direct download: CNI428.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21am EDT

Episode 427 - Yet Even More SDCC: Supernatural!

Reviews: Beasts Of Burden Neighborhood Watch, Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe #1, First X-Men #1, Love And Capes What To Expect #1, Epileptic

It seems the San Diego Comic Con coverage will never end! Roving reporter Melissa attended the roundtables for the hit show Supernatural and chatted with stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padelecki, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, and Mark Sheppard. Along with creator Ben Edlund and showrunner Jeremy Carver.  The sound for the interviews isn't great but still lots of good content! Wear your forgiveness headphones and enjoy! Good pal Jenny sits in the rotating co-host chair this week and discusses why reading Epileptic was so personal and moving for her. News includes: Society of Illustrators acquire MoCCA, Marvel Now! creators announced, 2000AD goes day/date digitally, New SyFy series from Shyamalan/Noxon and Fuller, and Jonathan Luna returns solo. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Thursday to hear the roundtables for Breaking Bad! And then again on Saturday for the roundtables for the upcoming new Fox drama The Following!

Direct download: CNI427.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46am EDT

Episode 426 - SDCC: Paranorman!

Jimmy sat down with the cast and creators of the upcoming stop motion animated feature Paranorman. Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kodi Smit-McPhee provide some of the voices in the film and you hear them chat about their process and the excitement they had doing it. Christopher particularly comes across like a guy you want to have a beer with and Anna is really, really funny! Producer Arianne Knight  and Production Designer Nelson Lowry talk about the design of the zombies and the craft of stop motion.  Lead Animator/Producer Travis Knight, Director Sam Fell, and Writer/Director Chris Butler expand on the stop motion technique and why they used it. They also talk about the anti-bullying message that the film brings forth. Very fascinating stuff and we're highly looking forward to it! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Direct download: CNI426.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56am EDT

Episode 425 - SDCC: Lost Girl!

Jimmy sat down with the cast and creators of the hit SyFy (and Jimmy's new favorite) show Lost Girl. He got a 1:1 with star Anna Silk and chatted with producers Emily Andras and Jay Firestone. Next day, he sat in on an informal Q&A with about 10 other media folks and they had a nice/civil chat with stars Ksenia Solo & Kris Holden-Reid along with producer Jay Firestone. If you're not watching this show, listen in and I bet this changes your mind! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Saturday for the roundtables for the upcoming stop motion animated feature Paranorman!

Direct download: CNI425.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:36am EDT

Episode 424 - Even More SDCC w/ Karl Urban/Olivia Thirlby (Dredd), Morgan Spurlock and Saul Rubinek/Allison Scagliotti (Warehouse 13)

Reviews: Captain Marvel #1, Debris #1, X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2 #1, The Walking Dead #100

Still more San Diego Comic Con coverage coming your way! Jimmy sat in on the  roundtables for the upcoming Dredd movie and chatted with stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby. He also sat in the  first part of the press conference with Morgan Spurlock and managed to get a question in. Plus, he was able to get Saul Rubinek and Allison Scagliotti from Warehouse 13 as well! News includes: Marvel teases new Iron Man series, Marvel's prose books get audio movies, DC hints at linewide crossover, Steve Rude seeks Indiegogo funds for project and The Hobbit will be 3 films. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Tune in Thursday to hear the roundtables for SyFy's new hit show Lost Girl! And then again on Saturday for the roundtables for the upcoming stop motion animated feature Paranorman!

Direct download: CNI424.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT