S2E2 The Weekly Bugle Vol 11 WandaVision, Deadpool 3, 2021 Films, & more!

The Weekly Bugle Vol 11

Hey friends! Welcome back for The Weekly Bugle Vol 11. We have a lot to look forward to this week with the premiere of WandaVision. Before it kicks off, we had to get a few last-minute predictions in.

The Weekly Bugle Vol 11

The Weekly Bugle Vol 11

We spent the bulk of our time chatting about WandaVision, but there were some other exciting MCU confirmations, a ton of 2021 movies coming out, and one big predicted dumpster fire.


We are rejoicing because it is WandaVision week! WandaVision officially kicks off with 2 episodes on Disney+ this Friday. Plus, we will be getting screeners ahead of the premiere. You’ll have to watch our accounts to see our reactions.

There was a big press junket where Kevin Feige shared quite a bit not only about WandaVision but also about the MCU as a whole. Some of the things confirmed had long been rumored and were practically fact, but it is nice to hear him say the things we’ve been saying for a while now.

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Monica Rambeau is confirmed for Captain Marvel 2 and her story will be told in WandaVision. We think it will lean heavily on how/when she gets her powers. Plus we know she is a confirmed member of SWORD, which is like the Space SHIELD, so that will be interesting as well.

Feige also shared that the show will feature “commercials” that will callback to previous MCU films. Hopefully, some meme-worthy commercials pop up.

Related: WandaVision: Did the Trailer Tease One of Marvel’s Biggest Criminal Organizations?

Deadpool 3

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The Merc with the Mouth is officially coming home to the MCU. Deadpool 3 which begins filming in 2022 will be set in the MCU. Don’t stress, he will keep his Rated R rating and we are 100% sure Deadpool will reference this fact in his opening monologue/VoiceOver for the film.

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Most Anticipated 2021 Films

After the lack of entertainment in 2020, studios are churning out the goods in 2021. There are a lot of movies to be hyped about aside from the 4 MCU titles, but come on Black Widow, Shang-Chi, Eternals, and Spider-Man 3?! We can’t wait.

From Matrix 4 to Godzilla vs Kong, Jungle Cruise, and A Quiet Place 2 it seems like every week will have a highly-anticipated film to occupy your quarantined time. What movies are you looking forward to in 2021? Let us know below.

Related: 12 Movies We’re Looking Forward to in 2021

DC Dumpster Fire

And no this isn’t about the city. We will give you 2 guesses to figure out what film we are talking about. Did you see Wonder Woman 84? What did you think about it? Tweet us and let us know.

S2E1 Interview with Special Effects Artist Steve Boyle

Interview With Special Effects Artist Steve Boyle

It’s 2021 and that means we are kicking off Season 2 of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast. What better way to get the new year started than this interview with special effects artist Steve Boyle? This is the man responsible for creatures from some of our favorite films and probably some of your nightmares.

Interview With Special Effects Artist Steve Boyle
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Interview With Special Effects Artist Steve Boyle

Steve Boyle’s work can be seen in Love and Monsters, What We Do In The Shadows, Attack of the Clones, and Daybreakers amongst other things. We had a chance to speak with him about his latest film, Love and Monsters which is available from Paramount Pictures to own today on Blu-ray, 4K, and DVD.

Love and Monsters is one of our favorite films from 2020. You can hear the others one on our Year End Review Episode.

What creature was the most challenging to create for Love and Monsters? And which one was your favorite?

Steve: My favorite was the Buzzard, the bunker creature. I think that was my favorite because it’s an asymmetrical, miss-mash of flesh, slime, and thorns. It was really fun to do. When I was a kid that was the sort of stuff I always wanted to do. That’s the kind of creature that has pulled me into doing this kind of stuff.

The most challenging was Mavis. About 4 hours before we had to film her on location she was about 100 pieces on a table we were trying to assemble. It was one of those ones where you think “Maybe this is going to be the one that doesn’t work.”

Related: Love and Monsters Review

There is one monster we never get to see on screen despite it being a massive threat to the characters. Was it always the plan not to have it show up? 

Steve: Yes. This was an intimate approach which personally I liked because you wanted to see more of everything. I think it’s better to get little suggestions, have you wanting to see more than seeing too much of them.

How many of the monsters were practical effects versus CGI?

Steve: I’m trying to remember. The gobblers were puppets but they were also CGI. Mavis was practical, the buzzard was about 80% practical. We ended up doing more practical stuff than I thought. 

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When it comes to special effects, you have designed creatures that are well known in lore like the werewolves for What We Do In The Shadows and others like in Star Wars and Love and Monsters that no one has ever seen before. Do you prefer taking something that is traditional and making it your own or coming up with something completely new?

Steve: That’s a really good question because I don’t know the answer to that. They excite me both in different ways.

I don’t know. I think I kinda swing between the two. Both are hugely satisfying. I guess with building all new stuff you don’t have to break through people’s conceived ideas of what a werewolf should look like, what a vampire should look like. You can be a bit more free. It’s also not compared in the same way. But I love doing both. 

Related: Best Quotes From Love and Monsters

Along those lines, is there a character or a monster that you want to bring to life that you haven’t yet?

Steve: I haven’t done my own version of Frankenstein yet, I would love to do that. I’ve been really lucky, I’ve done most of what I always wanted to do. I’ve had amazing opportunities across all genres and to be able to work with the best artists in the world. People who were my idols as a kid are now some of my closest friends.

What inspired you to become a special effects artist? What drew you into this as your career?

Steve: I don’t know what drew me to it. I just remember being obsessed with it. I never wanted to do anything else. It was one of those things that kinda chose me and I got the bug very early on. I am creatively ambitious but not careerist if that makes sense. I’m much more interested in what I’m making.

Getting into this at such a young age, were there artists or puppeteers that you looked up to?

Steve: Oh yeah a lot. Richard Taylor who has his company WETA with Peter Jackson. I got to go over there and work with them for about 5 years. It wasn’t just about special effects, they were really original thinkers.

And where will we see Steve’s work showing up next? You’ll have to listen to find out!

For the full interview listen to the latest episode of the podcast.

Love and Monsters from Paramount Home Entertainment is now available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD.

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Ep. 32 The Weekly Bugle Vol 10 Recapping Geek News of 2020

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Hey friends! Welcome back to The Weekly Bugle Vol 10. It is almost time to say goodbye to 2020. It seems fitting that the 10th Bugle is also a year end review of all the geeky happenings of the past year.

The Weekly Bugle Vol 10

The Weekly Bugle Vol 10

We won’t lie, we had to go back and search for what came out before March 2020 because it’s hard to remember life before *gestures around* this point.

Last Movie We Saw In Theaters

This is where we ended up going back to look at release dates because it’s been so long since we saw something in theaters. And yes, some theaters have opened back up around us, but at the same time, comfort levels are eh. Have you ventured back to the theaters? What was your experience?

Related: All The Onward Easter Eggs You May Have Missed

The Highest Grossing Film Of 2020 Is What?

This was one of those, “Are you kidding me??” moments? After looking at what came out in theaters in 2020, we saw what made the most money, and we had to laugh. In what other year would THAT film be the one to top the charts? Top 5 *maybe* but definitely not number 1.

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2020 Movies We Loved And One We Didn’t

Being music nerds we gushed over Hamilton and Soul. There are a few we both haven’t seen, but since we are about to go into another round of lockdowns (probably) we will have plenty of time to watch.

Related: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and the music of Pixar’s Soul

We are interviewing Steven Boyle head of creatures for Love and Monsters next week. If you haven’t watched Love and Monsters and love a good, fun, not-so-gruesome “scary” movie, you need to check it out. We both liked it a lot and hope they make another one.

If you’re into gruesome then Spontaneous is for you. Jana thought it was kinda ET-esque in a way, might seem like a random comparison but she makes a good argument for it.

You’ll have to listen to find out what others made our list and which one definitely did not.

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2020 TV Shows We Loved

The Mandalorian duh. Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist, Helstrom (are we bad people for this one? You’ll have to listen to that episode and let us know!), Tiny Pretty Things, Little Fires Everywhere, and more. Also, we may not have watched Bridgerton yet but we’ve seen enough thirst online that it’s like we have seen it.

Related: Mandalorian Finale Recap and Breakdown

Looking Ahead To The Year Of Marvel aka 2021

We don’t believe that on January 1st all will be right in the world, but we do know that 2021 is going to be the year of Marvel. After being lost in a desert without our favorite superheroes, they are coming back and in full force.

First up is WandaVision, our first look into what Marvel Phase 4 has in store for us. And while this show might still seem a little quirky, we believe it is going to be CRUCIAL to the multiverse happenings coming in Loki, Doctor Strange 2, and Spider-Man 3.

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There is also everyone’s favorite god Loki doing some time traveling, conducting heists, and running for president? Sure why not. TBH we would vote for him. LOL

On a less multiverse-insane level will be the more grounded yet still exciting The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, Zemo, we are here for all of it.

Related: Did the WandaVision Trailer Tease One of Marvel’s Biggest Criminal Organizations?

Of course, it isn’t just Marvel Disney+ shows to look forward to, because, ahem, The Book of Boba Fett is dropping in December 2021 along with Mandalorian Season 3. Needless to say, we think it’s going to be a very promising year for fans!

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Ep. 31 Interview with Disney Cast Member Jennifer Padley

Interview with Disney CM Jennifer Padley

We are back with the latest meet the Magic Makers episode. These episodes are dedicated to showcasing the amazing talents of Disney Cast Members. We got a chance to talk with Jennifer Padley, a cast member from the Disney World Fine Arts Photography Department who can create almost anything your little geek heart desires!

Interview with Disney Cast Member Jennifer Padley

Jennifer worked in post-production at Disney World’s Fine Arts Photography department. She helped guests take their special moments captured during a Disney photography session and create custom layouts, photo books, and more to tell their story.

What started as a side hustle for friends has quickly turned into a business that is thriving. Jennifer found inspiration as a child from The Lion King (1994), to get into art and design. She takes that inspiration, her talents, and her love of all things Disney and combines them to make some of the prettiest murals, art pieces, even custom shoes that you have ever seen!

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Find Jennifer on Facebook, Instagram, and Etsy @PadleyARTS. She shared that one of her best-sellers are these adorable donut magnets and ornaments. I mean don’t they look good enough to eat?

Interview with Disney CM Jennifer Padley

If you can dream it and want custom artwork Jennifer can do it. From handpainted ornaments and shoes to massive wall murals, Jennifer is your girl. Although she is local to central Florida she did share she is willing to travel (when life permits it again) to your home to make your rooms pop.

We both really like the character DNA canvas prints she has created like this Princess one. This type of artwork can be made for any character(s) or fandom.

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Of course, before we wrapped up we had to ask Jennifer about her favorite fandoms and Disney characters. And since she worked in the photography department we also asked her to share her favorite photo spots and editing hacks for those special Disney moments.

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Interview with Disney CM Jennifer Padley

Ep. 30 The Weekly Bugle Vol 9 Mandalorian Season 2 Finale, Ahsoka, and more!

The Weekly Bugle Vol 9

Hey friends! Welcome back to The Weekly Bugle Vol 9. 3 words: The Mandalorian FINALE!! Oh and probably some more Spider-Man news because why not. They can’t help themselves from announcing things.

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Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Eight The Rescue.

The Mandalorian Season 2 The Rescue

The last episode of The Mandalorian was fun, but we knew this one was going to take us on an adventure. Little did we know just how much of a roller coaster it would be, emotionally speaking. Peyton Reed delivered one hell of a ride for this episode. From Luke’s Darth Vader Rogue One-like entrance to the extra dose of girl power, The Rescue had us feeling all sorts of things.

We discuss what we thought of the episode and where we think season 3 will take Mando, the darksaber, and Grogu. PS, Kylo Ren don’t even think about it.

Related: The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale Breakdown

The Book of Boba Fett–mind blown. This was the spin-off we didn’t know we needed until Filoni and crew served it to us. It’ll be interesting to see what role Boba and Fennec will play on Tatooine’s underworld.

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Spider-Man 3 Casting News

It’s been another week and more casting news/rumors have surfaced for Spider-Man 3. Seriously though does someone, anyone have a flow chart we could borrow for this?

This time Hannibal Buress and Martin Starr are set to be back as Peter’s teachers. The former being the gym teacher and the latter his academic decathlon coach. This announcement isn’t so left field at least and was more or less suspected to be true anyway.

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Ahsoka Live-Action Series

We didn’t really get into the Star Wars news too much last week, but this week we decided to talk about the one we are probably the most excited for–Ahsoka flipping Tano.

Ahsoka not only means more Ahsoka it means a live-action Thrawn, Ezra, and Sabine are totally possible and basically guaranteed. With Filoni helming this one, and his love for Ahsoka, we know its going to be great. We have some thoughts though and hopefully he listens.

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Ep. 29 Interview with Disney Cast Member Katie Brown

We are back with another meeting the Magic Makers episode. These episodes are dedicated to showcasing the amazing talents of Disney Cast Members. This time we chatted with Katie Brown, a cast member who has filled many roles at Walt Disney World.

Interview with Disney Cast Member Katie Brown

Katie has done it all from photo pass photography to entertainment. She recently performed with The Voices of Liberty (her dream role) and sailed aboard the Disney Cruise Line as part of their onboard entertainment. Which she said was amazing before 2020 hit. Fingers crossed we can all get back to sailing (safely) very soon.

Since we both have musical backgrounds we were excited to talk to a CM in that field. One of us always wanted to perform for Disney, can you guess who? Let us know if you got it right.

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Find Katie at Katie Brown Music and Piano Party. On her own, Katie continues to offer customized musical experiences for any occasion. She has performed in driveway concerts, socially distant wedding receptions, and is currently working on a Carol Kane Tribute show.

Interview with Disney Cast Member Katie Brown

If you have a holiday party, class reunion, or anything that could use some live music, Katie is your girl! Or, if you’re looking for a nice night out in the Orlando area, check out The Edison at Disney Springs. Katie is a regular performer there. We can’t wait to go visit and say hi, from a distance of course!

Piano Party started as a side hustle and quickly grew. If you’ve never experienced a dueling piano show you need to get on that now. Or at least visit their website. It is incredible to watch.

We also couldn’t let Katie leave without her sharing not only her favorite fandoms but also her favorite songs to sing. She went for a classic, you’ll have to listen to find out what it was!

Interview with Disney Cast Member Katie Brown

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Ep. 28 The Weekly Bugle Vol 8 Disney Investor Day Trailers, The Mandalorian & More!

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Hey friends! Welcome back to The Weekly Bugle Vol 8. We have A LOT to talk about this week with all those Disney Investor Day trailers dropping. 2021 is going to be MARVELous at least in terms of new things to geek out about! We are also going to get into The Mandalorian Chapter 15, all the Spider-Man 3 casting news (it’s hard to keep up right?!), and more!

The Weekly Bugle Vol 8

The Weekly Bugle Vol 8

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Seven The Believer.

The Mandalorian Season 2 The Believer

The Believer saw fan favorite Migs Mayfield and Mando teaming up to gain the info needed to track down Moff Gideon. Things never go as planned though and improvising is a must. Poor Mando even breaks the creed all for the love of Baby Yoda.

We, too, would also break sacred oaths to save the baby, tbh.

This episode saw some callbacks to Rogue One and a hilarious Office Space quote. It ends with Mando telling Gideon in a hologram that he’s coming for the kid and Moff has no idea what he is up against. All we can imagine is Din is assembling the Star Wars Avengers to get Grogu back.

Related: The Mandalorian Season 2 The Believer Easter Eggs and Breakdown

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Loki Trailer

Disney Investor Day came and it was like the holidays came early for us geeks. You get a trailer, you get a trailer, you get a trailer! One of the most highly anticipated shows coming to Disney Plus is Loki and we finally have more than a seconds glimpse at our favorite god of mischief.

It started out simple enough, 2012 Loki in Avengers Endgame stealing the tesseract and going about his business. Typical Loki. Then we see he has been captured by the TVA. The Time Variance Authority, try to govern a significant number of realities in the multiverse.

Blink and you might miss it but someone who looks an awful lot like Natasha aka Black Widow is seen sitting on a rock. We all know Loki can shape-shift and he’s not the only one with that power, but who knows, maybe he ends up in the past or in the future with Nat.

Throughout the trailer we see different versions of Loki and a mysterious hooded figure. We have some thoughts as to who that might be. It ends with a callback to the 2016 comic series Vote Loki.

Related: Loki Trailer Breakdown

Falcon and The Winter Soldier Trailer

After the Disney+ TV spot that seemed forever ago we finally got to see what Sam and Bucky are getting into in the new series.

The banter, the side-eye, and respect is still there. Classic Marvel humor check, killer action check, Bucky Barnes and Same looking good double-check. They are chasing after Flag-Smasher (aka one of the worst villain names ever) and might even have to team up with Zemo to take her down.

It appears based on this trailer Stark Industries is still funding superhero adventures, US Agent is definitely a bad guy (no shocker there), and Isaiah Bradley, the first black Captain America from the 2003 comic miniseries Truth: Red, White, and Black might also be shown or at the very least mentioned.

Related: Falcon and The Winter Soldier Trailer Breakdown

WandaVision Trailer

WandaVision’s second trailer answered some questions while creating others. And after that shot of the mysterious beekeeper and radio message, we don’t think it is Wanda who is controlling the chaos and trapping everyone in suburban hell.

Some other interesting takeaways were further confirmation Agnes is indeed Agatha Harkness, Monica Rambeau is also trapped in the neighborhood, and Wanda’s children’s superpowers will be featured. The butterfly effect COULD have been Wanda’s doing but most likely was Wiccan.

We are a little over a month away from the premiere of WandaVision and we cannot wait. Let Marvel Phase 4 begin!

Related: WandaVision Trailer 2 Breakdown

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Marvel’s What If?

The weekly bugle vol 8 didn’t focus too much on this one because honestly we could’ve kept talking and talking and talking about all the marvel news. However, we are super excited about this one.

Which What If? story are you looking forward to the most?

Spider-Man 3 Casting News

Can we even keep track at this point who is returning?? Even Tom Holland is getting in on the jokes, laughing at rumors of Mark Hamill reprising his role as Luke Skywalker in the film.

Charlie Cox will return as Daredevil which makes us happy. Several times our #MarvelMondays Twitter chats have talked about this possibility. Peter needs a lawyer, Matt is a lawyer, Charlie Cox was awesome on the show–win-win.

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The other exciting announcement is that Alfred Molina will be back as Doc Ock. He was last seen in the Maguire led films of the early 2000s.  Kirsten Dunst and Andrew Garfield are reportedly reprising roles with Maguire is still in talks with Marvel/Sony.

Sources say MOST of these returning characters will be quick fan service and that it’s still Holland’s movie, which is relief. If this was any other studio other than Marvel Studios handling this many characters in a film we would be worried.

Warner Bros Streaming Plans For 2021 Not Everyone Is Happy

Last week we talked about Warner Bros making the move to release everything in 2021 on HBO Max. At the time, one studio–Legendary–was not happy. Turns out everyone is kinda pissed off at WB. And it is a whole mess.

True Blood Reboot

In this week’s what is making a comeback whether it needs to or not is True Blood. Variety has confirmed a reboot is in the early stages at HBO. And again we want to know why?

Ep. 27 The Weekly Bugle Vol 7 The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman 1984, & More!

The Weekly Bugle Vol 7

Hey friends! This week on the Weekly Bugle Vol 7 we are going to talk about the craziness of Chapter 14 of the Mandalorian, Wonder Woman 1984 reviews, Spider-Man 3 rumors, and more! Let’s get into this.

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The Weekly Bugle Vol 7

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Six The Tragedy.

The Mandalorian Season 2 The Tragedy

If you thought last week’s episode of The Mandalorian was going to be a filler one, you’re not alone. We did too. But it most definitely was not. From Boba Fett’s epic return to the dire circumstances, Grogu was left in, there was a lot going on in this short episode.

Boba Fett IS a Mandalorian. After forever of is he or isn’t he, it has now been made canon that yes Jango AND Boba are BOTH Mandalorians. Not only is Boba a Mando but he also still has some bounty hunter butt-kicking moves. He donned his infamous armor and made short work of the Stormtroopers. He even used his missile to take out the ships. Classic.

We also saw the Dark Troopers in action and although it is still unclear if they are Force-sensitive, they definitely look like evil droids.

This Avengers-like squad is gearing up to save Grogu. Mandalorians Assemble!

Related: The Mandalorian Season 2 The Tragedy Easter Eggs and Breakdown

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Hawkeye has begun filming in New York’s Chinatown and thanks to some leaked photos we also know WHEN it takes place in the MCU timeline: 2025. This is 2 years after the events of Endgame.

Check out the first look at Kate Bishop, Hawkeye, and the adorable Pizza Dog.

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Spider-Man 3

Zendaya was recently on with Jimmy Kimmel and he tried his best to get her to spill the beans about whether or not there are Spider-MEN in the film. She did not let on to anything, but we didn’t really expect her to.

However, an interesting YouTube takedown might shed some light on this one.

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 reviews have started to come in. So far they seem mostly positive, but this has happened before with DC films. The first looks can be good, but once the broader audience views it, it tanks.

We have not watched it yet, but we do have some thoughts, and some might not be very popular.

Related: Unpopular Opinions Fandom Edition

Warner Brothers Streaming Entire 2021 Release Slate

In a surprising move, Warner Bros has announced it will be releasing its 2021 films in theaters and HBO Max simultaneously like they are doing for Wonder Woman 1984. This is an interesting strategy and one based on the likelihood of WW doing well this way. They also circumvent having to change release dates by doing this.

However, not everyone is happy about the decision. Legendary the studio putting out Dune and Godzilla vs Kong is challenging this and has already sent a letter. Grab your popcorn folks, this one could get messy.

Dexter Season 9

Dexter Season 9 will be coming back in the Fall of 2021. The way it ended we hope it fixes a lot of things that went wrong.

Mario Lopez as Colonel Sanders

In the latest episode of WTH 2020, Lifetime is releasing a movie called A Recipe for Seduction. Sounds innocent enough until you realize it’s about Colonel Sanders. Yes, the KFC guy. And Mario Lopez is the star.

We just want to know who pitched this?

Ep. 26 The Weekly Bugle Vol 6 | The Mandalorian Chapter 13, Manda-LORE, Blue Milk, and More!

Hey, friends! Welcome to this week’s The Weekly Bugle Vol 6. This week we discuss The Mandalorian Chapter 13, Batuu, Blue Milk, The Child, and more!

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Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Five The Jedi.

Photo: Disney+

The Mandalorian Season 2 The Jedi

Dave Filoni BROUGHT IT in this week’s episode. We meet Ahsoka Tano, where Mando finds her in the forest of Corvis. He tells her that Bo-Katan sent him. She meets The Child and is able to communicate with him through The Force.

She learns he was raised and trained at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. After the fall of the Republic, he was evacuated from the Temple and has been suppressing his powers to survive all these years.

Photo: Disney+

This week’s big reveal: we learn The Child’s name–Grogu. The internet is definitely at odds as to how they feel about his name. We believe most people will probably still refer to him as Baby Yoda. WIll you? Leave a comment or tweet us @whiskynsunshine and @thatashleyerin.

Mando and Ahsoka team up to free the prisoners in Calodan.

“A Mandalorian and a Jedi? They’ll never see it coming.” -Mando

The other big points we discussed were regarding Ahsoka mentioning she is on the hunt for Grand Admiral Thrawn and the Beskar weapon that was won from Imperial Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth of Calodan.

During the fight between Ahsoka and the Imperial Magistrate, the Beskar staff could not be defeated by Ahsoka’s TWO lightsabers. Our theory? The Beskar staff will be needed to defeat the Darksaber. When Ahsoka wins against the magistrate, she is forced to divulge the location of her master, Thrawn. If Thrawn is also alive, which of our other favorite Rebels will we see as live-action characters?

Photo: Disney+

Manda-LORE – The Beskar Staff

About the Beskar staff…something we didn’t talk about on the podcast but you get here because it’s worth talking about. One theory? It is possible the Beskar staff is actually a bevii’ragir, a traditional Mandalorian hunting spear.

The bevii’ragir features a removable weighted counterbalance on the flat end of the staff that serves as a weapon in combat or as walking stick. While not canon, the bevii’ragir was introduced in the 2008 Star Wars: Republic Commando novel Order 66–and when has universe material vs. canon ever stopped Filoni? I mean, just look at Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Photo: Whisky + Sunshine

Batuu, Blue Milk, and the Gungan

This week, Ashley joined us from a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Okay, I guess it wasn’t *that* far, but far enough. On location in Batuu (East Coast), Ashley called in for our Weekly Bugle recording, complete in her Ahsoka Tano Disneybound.

Ashley also thanked me for recommending the Blue Milk with Rum. I’ve been touting how it’s my favorite of all the versions, alcoholic and non in Disney Parks, and now she can confirm she feels the same.

I also cursed her once again with the Gungan. You’ll have to listen to the episode to know how!

‘Til the Spire, friends!

Ep. 25 The Weekly Bugle Vol 5 | The Mandalorian Chapter 12, Loki, The Snyder Cut, & More!

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Hey friends! Welcome to this week’s The Weekly Bugle Vol 5. We have a lot to discuss including The Mandalorian Chapter 12 ending, Loki rumors, the Snyder Cut, and more!

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The Weekly Bugle Vol. 5

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Four The Siege.

The Mandalorian Season 2 The Siege

Just when you thought Baby Yoda couldn’t be any cuter, he goes to school. We have never felt more seen than when he used The Force to get cookies. Now if only that would work while waiting in line at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge…

The big reveal for this week came at the end when we saw just what Moff Gideon has been up to. Those are DARK TROOPERS. Most likely these are based on the 2014 mobile game Star Wars: Commander characters of the same name. They even look the part. It will be interesting to see if they are a type of droid, clone, or super clone with dark force abilities.

Either way, Din, The Child, and all their friends are in for a big fight.

Related: The Mandalorian Season 2 The Siege Easter Eggs and Breakdown

Dark Troopers

Next week Chapter 13 is supposedly titled “The Jedi.” With Dave Filoni directing, that could mean Ahsoka flipping Tano. Finally!

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Sebastian Stan shared a behind-the-scenes picture of him relaxing in a chair. You can’t see much except that clearly he and Mackie are going to have that great banter they had in Civil War. It looks like Bucky isn’t over Sam not moving his seat.


Rumors are going around that more than one version of Loki will feature in the upcoming  Disney+ series. And no, Tom Hiddleston will not be playing them all. Reportedly Richard E. Grant has been cast to play “classic Loki”, while kid Loki has been mentioned before, as well. But the real question is will Lady Loki show up too?

Lady Loki

Jamie Alexander, Lady Sif, shared on Instagram that she was headed to Atlanta for work. Loki is currently filming in Atlanta which makes it likely Lady Sif will make her MCU return. Finally! In our opinion, she has been gone way too long.

Wonder Woman 1984 to HBO Max

WW84 will debut on HBO Max the same day as it hits theaters. This is an interesting strategy for DC. Depending on the success it may point to what other studios will do in the future.

In case you were wondering, we still want to see Black Widow in IMAX.

Justice League The Snyder Cut

For YEARS DC fans have begged, campaigned, and cried for The Snyder Cut. That wish is coming true. The Snyder Cut is coming to HBO Max in 2021. HBO released the trailer and well, we have some thoughts.

Hallelujah was overdone in the trailer. And it was hard to see but is Henry’s lip fixed for real this time? There are a lot of other thoughts but you’ll have to listen to the show to hear them. Leave your comments below and let us know if you agree.

Henry Cavill snyder cut

But seriously, after the massive letdown of Justice League are you looking forward to this?

Scream 5 is Scream

Filming has wrapped on Scream 5 aka Scream. It is an interesting name choice (the original is named Scream) but at least the OG cast is back together. Now let’s see what dummy runs upstairs or loudly goes “who’s there?!” 

In my best Titus voice, “What white nonsense is this?”

We Can Be Heroes

This is a follow up to Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Nope, Taylor Lautner is not in it. And the story follows the daughter of the two original heroes.

TBH never watched the first one but are you excited about it?

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion  

Last week the trailer dropped, this week we saw the reunion. I’m just happy the OG Aunt Viv and Will made nice after all these years. She did not hold back either.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion is available on HBO Max.


The Animaniacs are back and as funny as ever. The cyclops bit had me in tears! Plus Pinky and The Brain trying to go viral?! We could relate.

Animaniacs is available to stream on Hulu.

animaniacs reboot

American Housewife

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means lots of fun holiday-themed episodes. One we are both excited about is American Housewife. Katy starts a vlog and goes viral for having a meltdown while trying to homeschool Anna-Kat and Franklin. I think we can all relate because distance learning SUCKS!!!

Related: American Housewife Interview With Katy Mixon

American Housewife airs on ABC Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 8:30 pm EST.

American Housewife Thanksgiving