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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #161

In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guest Richard Fairgray (writer/illustrator – Blastosaurus, Black Sand Beach, Tales from Black Sand Beach) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the allegations against Joss Whedon, the firing of Gina Carano from The Mandalorian, why Christopher Plummer is one of the greatest Star Trek villains, and our first look at Jared Leto’s Joker in the “Snyder Cut” of the Justice League movie.

Cast members: Claire Thorne, Drew Siragusa, Justin Peniston, and Barbra Dillon

Special guest: Richard Fairgray (writer/illustrator – Blastosaurus, Black Sand Beach, Tales from Black Sand Beach)

This month’s sponsor: This episode of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast is sponsored by the Geek Girls Society which is an elite group of girls (ages 8-18) who celebrate their fandoms, share them with one another, and learn all about what it takes to be an AMAZING Geek Girl. There are several ways you can participate, including Geek Girls Society’s Monthly Membership. All groups are currently meeting online, and members attend meetings twice per month, offering opportunities to socialize, share your fandoms, and learn about new ones as you work on a group activity, craft, or game. All members receive a monthly packet mailed to their home with the materials needed for the month’s activities, along with some other geeky schwag. You can learn more by visiting and by following the Geek Girls Society on Facebook.

19:50 – (Variety) Sarah Michelle Gellar, More BUFFY Actors Respond to Joss Whedon Allegations: ‘I Stand With All Survivors of Abuse’
36:16 – (Den Of Geek UK, Bleeding Cool) STAR WARS – The Internet Reacts to Gina Carano’s MANDALORIAN Firing/THE MANDALORIAN – Ex-Cast Member Gina Carano Issues Statement
48:08 – (Den Of Geek UK) How Christopher Plummer Became One of the Best Villains in STAR TREK Movie History
1:03:05 – (Vanity Fair) First Look at Jared Leto’s Joker in Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE

The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon

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