Calling all Trekkies! Star Trek Prodigy: Episodes 1-10 is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. We had the chance to sit down for an interview with Dan and Kevin Hageman, the award-winning executive producers and showrunners of the show.
Interview with Dan and Kevin Hageman for Star Trek Prodigy
Number one rule of talking big fandoms, find out when everyone began their journey. So geeks to geeks we asked Dan and Kevin when they became Trekkies. Once geek levels were established we learned more about the show and what about it makes it appeal to Trekkies of all ages.
Star Trek: Prodigy follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together. All of this while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered, a first in the history of Star Trek. But over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.
Star Trek Prodigy: Episodes 1-10 is available now.
Interview with Katharine O’Donnelly and Moe Dunford
Suspense, drama, and a whodunit rolled into one, The Head has become one of Jana’s must-watch shows. We had a lot of fun talking with Katharine and Moe about the upcoming season. Including what it was like for Moe joining the show. Plus how Katherine is handling the new-ish role her character Maggie finds herself in. No spoilers of course!
Although the location has changed, both promised that this season ups the ante for the intensity and mystery. The ship is almost like another character according to Katherine. After watching the first episode, we can share that you are definitely in for a ride.
The series will premiere on HBO Max and HBO Spain Thursday, December 22nd.
In the middle of the ocean, there is nowhere to run.
Back in the director’s chair is Jorge Dorado. The series is created by Ran Tellem, the director of International Content Development at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO.
Returningcast include John Lynch and Katharine O’Donnelly. Season 2 will feature several newcomers, once again boasting an epic international cast. This includes Hovik Keuchkerian, Moe Dunford, Josefin Nelden,Olivia Morris, Enrique Arce, Sota Fukushi, Nora Ríos, Tania Watson, and Thierry Godard.
The principal setting for this second season of THE HEADis set in an isolated and inaccessible location, this time a huge freighter carrying a scientific mission as it sails the ocean, and where the confrontation between good and evil that already marked the storyline of the first installment of the series will be resuscitated.
Sonic is back in an all-new Netflix show, Sonic Prime. Sonic and his friends speed on the platform December 15. Ashley had the chance to sit down for an interview with Deven Mack voice of Sonic. He was also joined by Logan McPherson, Senior VP of WildBrain the studio behind the show.
As a longtime Sonic fan and gamer, Ashley was excited to talk Sonic Prime with Deven and Logan. Without giving too much away, the animation feels cinematic while also nostalgic. That means you’re getting big action sequences and also some straight-game vibes, depending on the scene.
Millennial to Millennial, Ashley asked Deven about getting to voice Sonic. She also talked with the guys about the Shatterverse, their go-to Sonic moves, and more.
The action-packed adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog go into overdrive when a run-in with Dr. Eggman results in a literal universe-shattering event. Desperate to piece his prime reality back together and save his old friends, Sonic races through the Shatterverse, discovering strange worlds and enlisting new friends in an epic adventure of a lifetime!
Ashley recently got a chance to sit down for an interview with Anna Faris, yes the hilarious and amazing Anna Faris. We talked about her new family friendly podcast The Peepkins which is available on all platforms right now. Plus life because life.
The Peepkins is a new family friendly podcast starring the incomparable Anna Faris. Ashley talked about how Hatch is such a relatable character. While Anna shared what it means to her to have this podcast, how her son Jack feels about it, and more.
Anna Faris, Maulik Pancholy, and Diedrich Bader star in this fully scripted kids story podcast. With original songs this show is perfect for screen-free listening for the whole family — just in time for the holidays.
In the quaint, midwestern-esque town of Coopmore Ridge live an offbeat and somewhat insecure subspecies of the rural yellowfowl, Gallus Gallus-McDigitus Domesticus, otherwise known as Peepkins!
Join eccentric, antenna wearing Commander Hatch (ANNA FARIS) along with her fearful but determined best friend Noah (MAULIK PANCHOLY) as they go on adventures and lift the town’s spirits all while trying to melt the icy heart of the menacing villain Baron Von Torius (DIEDRICH BADER). While they may be small, their emotions are big and ideas must be heard.
The Peepkins is available on all podcast platforms nows.
The Fraggles are back in an all-new holiday special debuting on on Apple TV+ November 18! We had the chance to sit down for an interview with Uncle Travelling Matt to learn more about The Night of the Lights. It went about as fraggily as you would expect.
When someone asks you if you want to talk with Uncle Travelling Matt, the answer is yes. We are no strangers to interviewing Fraggles but that didn’t prepare us for this. Uncle Matt (aka the legendary Dave Goelz) had questions for us. Questions we weren’t quite sure how to answer. I mean how would YOU explain Thursday. See what we mean?
But, that didn’t take away from all the fun we had speaking with him. We shared our views on holidays, fruit cake (root cake for Fraggles), and more. At the end of the day, the holidays are not about Thursday, but spending time with your loved ones.
It’s the Night of the Lights, the most Fraggily holiday of the year. The Rock is filled with songs and cheer. When Jamdolin (voiced by Daveed Diggs) encourages Wembley to make a special wish, the Fraggles head out on an adventure to find the brightest light. And along the way, they, might find the true meaning of the holiday.
A Christmas Story which came out in 1983 has become a classic over the years and coming to HBO November 17 is A Christmas Story Christmas. We had the chance to sit down for an interview with Peter Billingsely aka Ralphie Parker.
Peter Billingsley’s character Ralphie, now an adult, must return to his old home at Christmastime. Peter himself has been on this journey for over four years, to continue the story and pay homage to the original. We asked Peter what it was like getting back together with his old cast mates. Plus what kinds of Easter eggs fans of the original should be on the lookout for.
Jana, a big fan of the original, was all about the Easter eggs. While Ashley, who was too young for it just went along for the ride. Both of us enjoyed the movie so that should tell you something.
About A Christmas Story Christmas
A Christmas Story Christmas follows Ralphie, now an adult, who returns to the house on Cleveland street to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child, reconnecting with childhood friends, and reconciling the passing of his Old Man.
My Father’s Dragon, adapted from the popular book series and tells the story of Elmer and his best friend, a dragon named Boris. We had the chance to sit down for an interview with Jacob Tremblay and Nora Twomey to chat about the movie and having magical creatures for a sidekick.
Jacob stars as Elmer the young boy who sets out on the adventure of a lifetime where he meets Boris. The story is warm, heartfelt, and beautifully animated. Nora has brought this beloved book to life, creating a world kids will want to get lost in.
While Jana decided to ask a more serious question, Ashley had a little fun. You will never guess what kind of animal Jacob would choose for a best friend. Or rather, his reasoning for said choice!
After a move to the city with his mother, Elmer struggles to adapt to his new life. He decides to run away only to discover Wild Island. There he finds a young dragon named Boris waiting to be rescued. Elmer’s adventures introduce him to ferocious beasts, a mysterious island, and the friendship of a lifetime. But will Elmer be courageous enough to save Boris and his other new friends? Time is running out.
One Piece Film Red is in theaters now. Ashley had the chance to sit down with the English dub cast to learn more about the film and what it could mean for the anime going forward. Read on for more about her interview with English dub cast of One Piece Film Red.
Slight spoilers possible if you have not watched One Piece Film Red.
Interview With English Dub Cast of One Piece Film Red
Are you a fan of One Piece dubs? Then these names should definitely sound familiar. Colleen Clinkenbeard (Luffy), Brandon Potter (Shanks), Matthew Mercer (Law), Sonny Strait (Usopp), Ian Sinclair (Brook), and Brina Palencia (Chopper) have been a part of the One Piece world for a long time. Now the highly anticipated 15th movie, One Piece Film Red is now in theaters.
Ever wanted to know what these anime voice acting legends think about their characters on One Piece? Well we have your answers. Ashley also asked them about possible future storylines (hey we know it’s not canon but…), favorite moments from the film, and more. Brooks’ line on the stanza? It took awhile to get it just right.
In addition to the Straw Hat Crew and their allies, Ashley also spoke with AmaLee who voices Uta and Jim Foronda (Gordon). AmaLee found voicing Uta a dream come true and other than the world conquering plans, she could relate to the singer.
In One Piece Film Red, Uta (Kaori Nazuka; AmaLee), a famous singer is performing at her first ever live concert. Fans from all over the world are coming together to attend, including the Straw Hats and other notable pirate crews. Luffy (Mayumi Tanaka; Colleen Clinkenbeard) quickly realizes that this Uta is his childhood friend who also happens to be the only daughter of his idol Shanks (Shûichi Ikeda; Brandon Potter). The reunion quickly turns sour as Luffy learns Uta’s real motives for holding this concert. Fed up with the destruction that pirates have caused, Uta vows to use her Devil Fruit powers to create a new world where everyone can find peace. As righteous as that may seem, her plan has terrible consequences that could destroy everything.
Now streaming on Netflix is the screen adaptation of 13: The Musical. We had the chance to sit down for an interview with Adam Santelli, the director of photography to talk about bringing 13 from stage to screen and more.
So what is it specifically about musicals and music videos that interests you most as a creative?
Adam: I’ve always been involved in music ever since I was a kid. I am the MTV generation, I was there when there were two videos on MTV. Basically spent most of my time watching MTV through middle school and high school.
I just remember my mom always going, what are you going to do with your life? I’m like, I’m gonna make music videos. And so that’s kind of where it all started, because of that, it just was an easy transition into musicals. And I’m a big musical fan. So a big Broadway fan.
Let’s talk about 13: The Musical and what made you want to work on this project? Did you come across challenges when adapting the stage play and book into the film?
Adam: I’m a big Tamra Davis fan, just that alone kind of got me excited about the project. But then when I read the script and started doing the research, I was like, I have to do it. We’ve all been there and we’ve all had those problems. So in a sense it was one of those kind of projects [and] all the stars have aligned.
The choreographer, Jamal, I know very well, from Descendents 3. It was just a great coming together of people I’ve always wanted to work with, or people I have been wanting to get back together with.
13 The Musical follows 12-year-old Evan Goldman after he leaves New York City following his parents’ divorce. Evan is devastated to leave all his friends, his father, and his rabbi behind. Especially since his Bar Mitzvah is coming up, But upon arriving at his grandmother’s house in small-town Walkerton, Indiana, he hatches a plan to win new friends by turning his Bar Mitzvah into the coolest party ever.
As an outsider, Evan quickly finds out he’s not the only one grappling with the all too familiar anxieties of eighth grade. While his new friends Patrice and Archie fret over the fate of the planet and unrequited love, popular cheerleader Lucy desperately plots to stave off a first kiss between her crush Brett and best friend Kendra. To make matters worse, Evan invites the popular kids to his party—who aren’t fans of Patrice. Evan faces the impossible task of bringing everyone happily together in time for his party, or else risk social ruin. It turns out, 13 isn’t looking as good as he thought it would be.
Secret Headquarters follows Charlie Kincaid (Walker Scobell), a 14-year-old boy sent to spend his birthday with his father Jack (Owen Wilson). Jack and Charlie’s relationship is strained due to Jack constantly bailing on both Charlie and his mother. Charlie assumes his dad just doesn’t want anything to do with his family. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Jack is actually the superhero the Guard, a hero chosen by an alien artifact to become the protector of Earth. When his dad leaves, Charlie invites his friends over, and together they discover his dad’s secret identity. Soon trouble comes calling when Argon (Michael Peña) shows up looking for the source of Jack’s powers. It’s up to Charlie and his friends to stop this villain in his tracks.
Walker and Momona are set to be household names soon. Walker will be starring as Percy Jackson in the upcoming Disney+ series. Momona is starring as Ty Lee in the live-action Avatar the Last Airbender series coming to Nickelodeon.
Naturally, we had to talk superhero gadgets, stunt scenes, and working with two Marvel superstars. Walker is adding to his Infinity Gauntlet of costars that is for sure!