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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #212 (James Earl Jones Retires While Darth Vader Goes Digital & 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 guests Nathan Cayanan (2022 Milestone Initiative participant) and Gabe Cheng (writer – Crashlands, The Problem with Parallels, For Molly) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including James Earl Jones’ retirement from Star Wars, the possible premise of Deadpool 3, the latest Twitter toxicity over superheroes and masculinity, and a trailer roundup featuring They Cloned Tyrone, The Last of Us, and Cabinet of Curiosities.

Hosts: Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief) and Claire Thorne (Creator, A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space / Podcaster, The POPSKL Podcast Group)

Special guests: Nathan Cayanan (2022 Milestone Initiative participant) and Gabe Cheng (writer – Crashlands, The Problem with Parallels, For Molly)

This month’s sponsor: Brett Weldele, Greg Smith, and Travis Webb are back with Starlite Issue 5! Everyone’s favorite stark-raving mad teenage superheroes are back in action, battling trans-dimensional spired wizards and space pirate cats! Updates and previous issues can be found on

24:43 – (CBR) James Earl Jones Signs Over Darth Vader’s Voice Rights, Retiring from STAR WARS
52:19 – (Bleeding Cool) Patrick Zircher Takes To Twitter Over Masculinity And Superheroes
1:07:58 – (io9, Bleeding Cool) TRAILER ROUND UP:
     In THEY CLONED TYRONE’s First Trailer, John Boyega Uncovers a Wild Conspiracy
     THE LAST OF US Show’s First Trailer Heralds a Heartbreaking Apocalypse
     Guillermo del Toro’s CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Trailer Unlocks Our Fears

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

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Sean Foster

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