Podcast #71 – The ‘Fleck Knight Rises

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on August 27, 2013

in Podcast

This week Corey and Howie are joined by returning guest Will West of WilliamBruceWest.com. As we say in the episode: if you don’t know him by now, you probably aren’t reading this/listening to the podcast so we’ll save the lengthy intro.


In this episode:

  • We create a safe, Miley-free zone
  • Dissecting the public’s Affleck dissatisfaction
  • Why the door is wide open for a hot new podcast to enter the arena
  • When is the last time you winked at someone?
  • Why we look forward to West Week Ever
  • a preview of things to come on UnderScoopFire and at RetroCon


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Kevin Hellions August 27, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Damn this went up fast. I cant wait to listen to it.

Corey Chapman (@chapmanrunner) August 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Its one of those straight shooting round table discussions that needed little to no editing. Hoping to get our future episodes in the same timely manner. Enjoy!

Ryan Wick August 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

You guys should have booked Bronson Pinchot on their terms BUT book Mark Linn-Baker too and ask him all the Perfect Strangers questions. 🙂

Howard Decker August 28, 2013 at 2:34 pm

haha! Bronson, we have a little surprise for you..

Corey Chapman (@chapmanrunner) August 29, 2013 at 8:54 am

Maybe we just book Mark Linn-Baker and have fun with him, then send the podcast to Bronson with a note, “See what you missed, a-hole?”

Howard Decker August 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm

advertise it as a partial Perfect Strangers reunion

Dex (@Dex1138) August 29, 2013 at 9:16 am

Pot calling kettle, come in kettle.
You rib on the nerd rage about Batfleck when no one’s seen anything and then go on to say how Agents of SHIELD will be horrible without having seen it. I know it’s degrees of magnitude different, you’re not raging. Just struck me as funny.

Why should Firefly fans let go of something they love just because it didn’t last?
They’re fans, that’s what we do.

For the record, Anakin was 9 and Padme 14 in Phantom Menace…not that it makes it any better! Hey if I was 9 and I thought she was into me, I’d be scoopin it!

Howard Decker August 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Good point, I agree. Here’s the primary difference though: each of us who said we weren’t into Firefly also said we gave it a chance and were disappointed that it didn’t live up to hype. Our ribbing on the Affleck nerd rage was mainly based on it being too early to hate Affleck as Batman. People have to give it a chance first, which was the point of listing all of those past casting choices that ended up surprising us (in a good or bad way). If we had bagged on Firefly without having ever seen an ep, you’d be 100% on target.

And yeah, 9 and 14 eesh. 5 years is always significant but from 9 to 14 is a BIG 5 years.

Dex (@Dex1138) August 29, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I get that about Firefly, I was more comparing the nay-saying about Agents of SHIELD before it’s on vs Batfleck. 😀

Howard Decker August 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Oh yeah- good point. I have nothing for that. 🙂

Corey Chapman (@chapmanrunner) August 30, 2013 at 7:55 am


I bagged on SHIELD because I dont think it will sustain a long term audience. Its a great idea, something to bridge from one Avengers movie to the next, but will it make it 5-8 season? Or is it just a fade? Time will tell. I just think it will draw huge numbers early, but if they dont sprinkle in guest stars (Sam Jackson, Colbie Smulders, Mark Ruffalo (?) ) then it runs the risk of being a generic serial drama. And the other thing is, this is ABC, not the CW. If the ratings drop massively, they might not be as open to keeping it on the air, or on a night not names Friday or Saturday. CW might see the same slide and say, “Eff it! Its an Avengers show!” and keep it on for a few extra years.

As for Firefly, you didn’t hear my voice during that discussion because I never watched an episode. Sometimes my radar miss great shows, and that’s one of them. I did however see Serenity in the theater and loved it! Someday I will go back and catch the series.

Dex (@Dex1138) August 30, 2013 at 8:40 am

Wow I can’t imagine seeing Serenity without the series context. Talk about jumping in the middle of a story.

I remember a lot of people scoffing at the idea of a show based on a so-so movie about a vampire killing cheerleader. I’ll even admit I was on the fence and only started watching for the girls but I ended up loving the show and staying with it.

I don’t think ABC will be too quick to pull the plug on SHIELD because it’s all owned by the Mouse. I think Coulson will be able to draw people by himself as long as they handle his return well, he’s got a sizable fan base. I’m hoping it’s going to take the best parts of Torchwood and Heroes and smash them together.

Corey Chapman (@chapmanrunner) September 2, 2013 at 8:31 pm


I also went to see the first X-Files movie without ever seeing an episode and found it to be a great standalone story. And yes, I have issues.

Dex (@Dex1138) September 3, 2013 at 8:23 am

That’s funny, my wife and I were just talking about this the other day and how we didn’t think anyone would be able to see the film without having followed the series because it was so dense with past references.

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