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Nostalgia Theater: A MovieFilm Podcast

A TV and Film podcast featuring Zaki Hasan
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After a pandemic-induced layover, the Nostalgia Theater show is back! For his return engagement, Zaki chats with Douglas Goldstein (Robot Chicken) about his work on Wizard and ToyFare magazines in the '90s, how ROBOT CHICKEN became the groundbr
Zaki hit the bullseye with this month's conversation as he's joined by actor MARK VALLEY for a lengthy conversation as they reminisce about the tenth anniversary of Fox TV's gone-too-soon DC Comics adaptation HUMAN TARGET. Plus: BOSTON LEGAL, K
I'm very excited to present the audio of my conversation last fall with writer/director James Mangold about his Oscar-nominated film FORD V. FERRARI, plus his recollections of working with the late Johnny Cash on the biopic WALK THE LINE, what
It’s time for some 2020 hindsight! For this episode, I’m joined by veteran writer/producer Zack Stentz -- you know his work from X-Men First Class, Thor, and the upcoming Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous -- for a fond look back at the late, lame
With the impending release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, I was honored to moderate a conversation on behalf of the Commonwealth Club of California with Mashable's Chris Taylor, author of How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, and Starwars
Zaki is joined this episode by famed writer/producer Ronald D. Moore for some fun reflections on Star Trek Generations on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. In addition, hear Ron's thoughts on the entirety of his time in the Star Trek writer
It's Halloween, and thus a perfect time for our latest Nostalgia Theater show, as special guest Glenn Greenberg joins me for a special conversation about the enduring appeal of the immortal Dracula! Listen in as we talk about our favorite scree
Twentieth Century Fox's X-Men franchise draws to a close this week, and we mark the occasion with a new commentary track here at the Nostalgia Theater show! Special guest Sean Coyle (Executive Producer of Disney's Puppy Dog Pals and a lifelong
While this week’s release of Dark Phoenix marks the end of nineteen years of Twentieth Century Fox’s incarnation of the X-Men, it also closes out the tenure of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and the rest of the new cast that came in with 201
With this week’s release of Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters marking the big guy's 33rd film appearance in 65 years, it's clear that Godzilla’s appeal transcends time, demographics, and cultures. And joining me to help unpack
The Nostalgia Theater show is back with another Commentary Trek! Joining myself and special guest Glenn Greenberg (writer of many Star Trek books and comics) for this go-round is my friend and colleague from the Discovery Debrief Podcast, Chris
On this episode of the show, I’m honored to be joined by special guest Javier Grillo-Marxuach, a veteran writer and producer who’s worked on shows like SeaQuest, Charmed, The Middle Man, and the upcoming Netflix sequel to the Dark Crystal and t
Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, I’m here with a valentine to my favorite movie of all time, 1968’s Planet of the Apes, and the entire multimedia franchise that sprang up in its wake! And here to join the festivities is my special guest Dan
As a special Christmas present from your friends at Nostalgia Theater, here's our commentary track for 1993's Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Released to mostly empty theaters on Christmas day twenty-five years ago, the film -- based on the popul
With the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee now in theaters, I figured it was the perfect time to share my conversation with voice-acting legend Dan Gilvezan, who gave voice to Bumblebee in the original 1980s Transformers animated series, not to m
On this episode, I'm joined by special guest Ryan Hoss, founder of the Super Mario Bros. Movie Archive, to discuss the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros: The Movie. Released in 1993 just weeks before Jurassic Park gobbled up all comers, the
Comic book legend Stan Lee passed away earlier today, and an entire era ended with him. I sat down with my friend, former Marvel Comics editor Glenn Greenberg, for an in-depth chat about the late comic book legend, looking at how "Stan the Man"
As this episode drops it's the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential and important horror films of all time, director George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. The creepy classic not only led the late Mr. Romero to sequelize himsel
My returning guest for this episode is author Mark A. Altman, whose new book So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica is in stores now, and who joins me to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of
My guest this month is author Mark O'Connell, who joins me all the way from the U.K. for the full hour to discuss his great new book, Watching Skies: Star Wars, Spielberg, and Us. It's a fun and far-ranging conversation that touches on James Bo
For the latest Nostalgia Theater show, I was honored to be joined for the hour by veteran actor Steven Weber for a fond look back at his time as snarky pilot Brian Hackett on the seminal '90s sitcom Wings. In addition, he also reflected on his
I'm joined by my MovieFilm co-pilot Brian Hall for this very special crossover episode of the Nostalgia Theater show, featuring our conversation with longtime Simpsons writer-producer Mike Reiss about his new book Springfield Confidential: Joke
Today marks ten years since the release of Marvel Studios' The Incredible Hulk! The Edward Norton starrer directed by Louis Leterrier sometimes feels like an unloved afterthought in the otherwise hugely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, but
For this month's Nostalgia Theater I mark twenty-five years since Cheers -- one of the greatest TV show of all time -- left the airwaves. I was in junior high at the time, but I remember well how anticipated it was. A legitimate cultural event
On the latest Nostalgia Theater show I was fortunate to be joined by Mark Hughes, film critic, Forbes contributor, and Superman super-fan, for a celebration of the Man of Steel's big 80th anniversary just in time for the momentous 1000th issue
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