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Founder and Executive Producer of the Heroes Podcast Network. Host of Screen Heroes and Redshirts & Runabouts podcast series. Known Trekkie, gamer, and all around nerd.

Second Star to the Right…

Second Star to the Right…
Redshirts & Runabouts

 
 
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Derreck returns with an important announcement and some thoughts on the state of Redshirts & Runabouts.

Have questions about our announcement? Just want to talk with us? Hit us up @RedshirtsPod on Twitter!

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Greg Bosko & Derreck Mayer

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

iTunes: http://bit.ly/RedshirtsPod

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Second Star to the Right…

Mystery Men 20th Anniversary Review

20 years ago, 1999 brought us some classic cinema like The Matrix, Fight Club, American Beauty, and The Sixth Sense. It brought the resurgence of long dead franchises like Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. We saw some truly bad movies like Wild Wild West and were treated with true gems like Iron Giant and Galaxy Quest. But we also received one of the weirdest superhero films to date, Mystery Men. Let’s celebrate 20 years of the satirical superhero flick in the wake of Amazon’s The Boys.

Plus, we talk the latest news in entertainment including Disney’s slashing of 20th Century Fox films, CBS & Viacom reuniting Star Trek, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and more!

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts. Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Check out our TeePublic store at bit.ly/HPNTeePublic or buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Rae Stewart | Derreck Mayer | Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

Links: http://linktr.ee/screenheroes

iTunes: Screen-Heroes.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0eK6BHFwO2hrM92kbjLtbu

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Mystery Men 20th Anniversary Review

The Goonies (1985) Retro Review

Travel back to 1985 with us for our latest Retro Review, The Goonies! We talk about how the film compares to more modern movies including special effects, story and scale, and the lack of an expanded universe or sequel bait. Plus, we talk the latest news including The CW’s upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths and a bit about Amazon’s The Boys.

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts. Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Check out our TeePublic store at bit.ly/HPNTeePublic or buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Rae Stewart | Derreck Mayer | Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

Links: http://linktr.ee/screenheroes

iTunes: Screen-Heroes.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0eK6BHFwO2hrM92kbjLtbu

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The Goonies (1985) Retro Review

SDCC 2019 Recap

SDCC 2019 is over! And we’re hear to talk about the biggest news in entertainment! We cover DC Entertainment with The CW Arrow-verse shows like Flash and Supergirl! We talk DC Universe’s Doom Patrol and HBO Max! We discuss the Star Trek: Picard trailer, first look at the Lower Decks cartoon, and a bit about Short Treks Season 2! We give our thoughts on trailers from The Witcher, Cats, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, It: Chapter 2, and Watchmen. And of course, we discuss Marvel Studios’ big Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 confirmations and announcements, touching each film and Disney+ series set for the phase including The Falcon and The Winter Solider, WandaVision, Loki, The Enternals, Thor: Love and Thunder, and the Phase 5 Blade casting, plus so much more!

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts. Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Check out our TeePublic store at bit.ly/HPNTeePublic or buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Rae Stewart | Derreck Mayer | Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

Links: http://linktr.ee/screenheroes

iTunes: Screen-Heroes.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0eK6BHFwO2hrM92kbjLtbu

Spreaker: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesSpreaker

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Social Media: @ScreenHeroesPod

SDCC 2019 Recap

Zweihänder and Daniel Fox Interview

We’ve got a special episode for you with returning old Gamer Heroes host, Derreck! Derreck is here is introduce an exciting interview between the Heroes Podcast Network’s resident tabletop expert and Daniel Fox, the man behind Zweihänder, a grim dark fantasy RPG from Grim & Perilous! We hope you enjoy this interview. If you’ve checked out Zweihänder, let us know! Got questions to ask the hosts? 

Interested in getting your hands on Zweihänder? No problem! Check out the links right here:

Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show! Feel free to give us some love on our socials! You could even just forget we’re playing on your phone all day while your headphones are plugged in at work.  That’s cool too, we won’t mind.

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Help support the show by becoming a Patron and get access to our exclusive Patron Lounge on Slack! – patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts.

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Guest Hosts Jon Hall & Derreck Mayer \

Hosts Kam Konek & Thomas Egan

Special Guest Daniel Fox

Editor Kam Konek

Executive Producer Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killing Robots

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Zweihänder and Daniel Fox Interview

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

Supergirl gets a new suit, WB execs are not happy with Birds of Prey, Black Adam makes Shazam wait, The Kingsmen prequel gets a trailer, and we review Sam Elliott’s indie flick, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot.

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts. Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Check out our TeePublic store at bit.ly/HPNTeePublic or buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Rae Stewart | Derreck Mayer | Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

Links: http://linktr.ee/screenheroes

iTunes: Screen-Heroes.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0eK6BHFwO2hrM92kbjLtbu

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The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

We swing back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to close out Phase 4 with our review of Spider-Man: Far From Home including plot, characters, Endgame implications, and what this movie means for the future of Peter Parker. Then, of course, talk the latest in entertainment news including Warner Bros. streaming service, Netflix’s Dark Crystal series, the new Mulan trailer, and more!

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts. Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Check out our TeePublic store at bit.ly/HPNTeePublic or buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Rae Stewart | Derreck Mayer | Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

Links: http://linktr.ee/screenheroes

iTunes: Screen-Heroes.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0eK6BHFwO2hrM92kbjLtbu

Spreaker: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesSpreaker

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Social Media: @ScreenHeroesPod

Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

Fill Our Holes: They Live (1988) Review

It’s time for another Fill Our Holes retro review! This week, it’s Derreck’s pick and it brings us back to the 1980’s with the cult John Carpenter film, They Live! The film stars iconic professional wrestler Roddy “Rowdy” Piper along with Keith David. We didn’t plan for this to be our 4th of July episode… but it is pretty fitting, isn’t it?

We, of course, talk the latest in entertainment news including the Avengers: Endgame release and how it fared against Avatar. Then we talk about the new Gremlins cartoon, the possibility of the Flash film still moving forward, and more!

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts. Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Check out our TeePublic store at bit.ly/HPNTeePublic or buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Rae Stewart | Derreck Mayer | Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

Links: http://linktr.ee/screenheroes

iTunes: Screen-Heroes.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0eK6BHFwO2hrM92kbjLtbu

Spreaker: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesSpreaker

Google Play: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesGooglePlay

RSS Feed: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesRSS

Social Media: @ScreenHeroesPod

Fill Our Holes: They Live (1988) Review

Prepping 4 Picard #2: Conspiracy

Prepping 4 Picard continues this week with the Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 Episode, “Conspiracy”. Catch the full list in our Top 20 Quintessential Picard episodes! Derreck & Rae discuss the “Coming of Age” sequel, the impact of the plot on future Trek, and how the episode showed various sides of who Jean-Luc Picard is at his core.

How do you feel about “Conspiracy”? Do you think it’s a must-watch Picard episode? Hit us up @RedshirtsPod on Twitter!

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Greg Bosko & Derreck Mayer

Special Guest: Rae Stewart

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

iTunes: http://bit.ly/RedshirtsPod

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2K3L5l2buSG0sKcl9RpRum

Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/redshirts-runabouts

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Social Media: @RedshirtsPod

Prepping 4 Picard #2: Conspiracy

The Suicide Squad (2-ish) Speculation & Hopes

James Gunn’s entrance to the Worlds of DC, formally the DCEU, begins with The Suicide Squad, a film that’s not quite a reboot and not quite a sequel. This week, we talk about the upcoming film, the confirmed cast, actors and characters we’d like to see, and our overall hopes and dreams for the villain team-up flick. As always, we discuss the latest news including WB’s new CEO, the MCU courting Keanu Reeves, the possible Swamp Thing film, Daisy Ridley as Batgirl, and a full Shrek reboot!

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Check out our TeePublic store at bit.ly/HPNTeePublic or buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Rae Stewart | Derreck Mayer | Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

iTunes: Screen-Heroes.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0eK6BHFwO2hrM92kbjLtbu

Spreaker: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesSpreaker

Google Play: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesGooglePlay

RSS Feed: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesRSS

Social Media: @ScreenHeroesPod

The Suicide Squad (2-ish) Speculation & Hopes

Top 20 Quintessential Picard Episodes

Jean-Luc Picard, Captain of the USS Enterprise. While he might not be everyone’s favorite Captain, it’s hard to argue with the impact he’s had on the Star Trek franchise and fandom. After 7 years on television followed by 4 feature films, Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard set off into the sunset. The end of Star Trek: Nemesis saw our Captain walking through the halls of the Enterprise E, seemingly with a fresh sense of purpose and hope. His loyal First Office had finally become Captain himself. He and the crew saved Earth, the Federation, and even the Romulan Empire. And B4 might just get his own personality from Data’s memory dump. Things were looking up but it was that generation’s final journey. Right? I mean, that was the tagline for the film, after all.

It turns out that many of us were wrong. Picard is returning. The new series, Star Trek: Picard is slated for a 2019 premiere and that gives us just enough time to get our ducks in a row and prepare for his return. So here we go…

The Top 20 Quintessential Picard Episodes for those #Prepping4Picard (in chronological order).

Want to know why I picked these episodes? No problem. Check out Episode 72 of the Redshirts & Runabouts podcast, “Quintessential Picard” for a detailed discussion.

Select an episode below to hear our review on Redshirts & Runabouts as we Trek through our own Prepping 4 Picard series.

Please note that episode numbers were derived from Wikipedia.

Season 1, Episode 1 & 2: Encounter at Farpoint
Season 1, Episode 25: Conspiracy
Season 2, Episode 9: The Measure of a Man
Season 3, Episode 15: Yesterday’s Enterprise
Season 3, Episode 19: Captain’s Holiday
Season 3, Episode 23: Sarek
Season 3, Episode 26 & Season 4 Episode 1: Best of Both Worlds Parts 1 & 2
Season 4, Episode 2: Family
Season 4, Episode 21: The Drumhead
Season 5, Episode 2: Darmok
Season 5, Episodes 7 & 8: Unification Parts 1 & 2
Season 5, Episode 25: The Inner Light
Season 5, Episode 26 & Season 6, Episode 1: Time’s Arrow Parts 1 & 2
Season 6, Episode 10 & 11: Chain of Command Parts 1 & 2
Season 6, Episode 15: Tapestry
Season 6, Episode 18: Starship Mine
Season 6, Episode 19: Lessons
Season 6, Episode 20: The Chase
Season 7, Episode 4 & 5: Gambit Parts 1 & 2
Season 7, Episode 25 & 26: All Good Things…

What do you think of our list of the Top 20 Quintessential Picard episodes? Did we leave something off the list? Did we include something you think doesn’t belong? Listen to our discussions and then let us know your thoughts.

Make it so.

Top 20 Quintessential Picard Episodes

Fill Our Holes: Kick-Ass 1 & 2

It’s time for another Fill Our Holes retro review! This week, it’s Ryan’s pick and he goes all the way back to the ancient year of 2013 and the superhero sequel, Kick-Ass 2! We also talk a bunch about the first Kick-Ass film, because, why not? Of course, we cover news including Titan’s casting new characters and the dismal box office from Men In Black: International, Shaft, and Dark Phoenix.

Want to join the conversation? Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST on Twitch to chat with us! We’ll answer questions and note comments live on the broadcast! Follow at: twitch.tv/heroespodcasts

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem!

Check out our TeePublic store at bit.ly/HPNTeePublic or buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Rae Stewart | Derreck Mayer | Ryan Couture

Special Guest: Ian Turner

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

iTunes: Screen-Heroes.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0eK6BHFwO2hrM92kbjLtbu

Spreaker: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesSpreaker

Google Play: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesGooglePlay

RSS Feed: bit.ly/ScreenHeroesRSS

Social Media: @ScreenHeroesPod

Fill Our Holes: Kick-Ass 1 & 2