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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #167 (The Terrifying Asteroid Impact Simulation & More)

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 Chelsea Steiner (writer/director – Thank You, Come Again / weekend editor – The Mary Sue) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including NASA’s asteroid impact simulation, Ewan McGregor’s return to Star Wars, John Walker’s finale arc, and Mark Millar’s future projects and thoughts on the industry.

Cast members
: Claire Thorne, Drew Siragusa, Phillip Kelly, and Barbra Dillon

Special guest: Chelsea Steiner (writer/director – Thank You, Come Again / weekend editor – The Mary Sue)

This month’s sponsor: This episode of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast is sponsored by Blue Fox Comics. Founded in 2015 by husband and wife team Simon and Marielle Birks, Blue Fox Comics has rapidly grown to become a publisher of distinct, high-quality, character-driven genre comics. From slice of life, through sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, they have titles to suit everyone of all ages, and an online shop with low-cost shipping worldwide from their base in Scotland. A staple of pre-COVID comic-cons, they are looking forward to getting back in front of comic fans everywhere. You can learn more about Blue Fox Comics – including their May Kickstarter campaigns for BUSY LITTLE BEES and JIMMY’S VENDATTA – at, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linktree.

12:31 – (Gizmodo) An Asteroid Impact Simulation Is Currently Underway—and It’s Absolutely Terrifying
24:14 – (io9) OBI-WAN’s Ewan McGregor on Returning to STAR WARS, Prequel Appreciation
36:35 – (io9) FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER’s Head Writer on John Walker’s Finale Arc
52:41 – (THR) Millarworld Founder Mark Millar Teases JUPITER’S LEGACY and Why the World Is Ready for a Black Superman

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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