Neil Gaiman

Good Omens: Part 3

Good Omens: Part 3
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We conclude our maiden series by covering Good Omens episodes 5 & 6! Zach Story returns as we wrap-up Good Omens as a series, get all philosophical up in here, and close out the first show discussed in Spellbound!

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Hosted by Rae Stewart

Special Guest: Zach Story

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by David Fesliyan

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Good Omens: Part 2

We continue our Good Omens discussion by bring Zach Story back to break down episoes 3 & 4 from this 6-episode Amazon Prime series from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

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Spellbound Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosted by Rae Stewart

Special Guest: Zach Story

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by David Fesliyan

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iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spellbound/id1478988496

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Good Omens: Part 1

Welcome to Spellbound, a fantasy TV podcast covering series both new and old, live action and animated. Zach Story joins me for our maiden episode! We start with Neil Gainman’s Good Omens, available on Amazon Prime and starring Michael Sheen & David Tennant. This is part 1 of 3, covering the show’s Episodes 1 & 2.

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Spellbound Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosted by Rae Stewart

Special Guest: Zach Story

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by David Fesliyan

Links: http://linktr.ee/spellbound

iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spellbound/id1478988496

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American Gods Has a Teaser

A lot of amazing things came out of San Diego Comic Con this weekend, like every year. But one bit of news you might have missed was found in the American Gods panel on Friday.  While casting is still going on, the STARZ series now has a teaser trailer which you can watch here:

The Synopsis

Ricky Whittle (The 100) plays our hero, Shadow Moon, a felon who is released early from prison after his wife has died.  On his way home, Shadow comes across Mr. Wednesday, a modern looking Norse god Odin, who manages to talk Shadow into working for him.  Shadow then becomes entangled in a war between the old gods of mythology (Norse, Egyptian, Greek) and the new gods of media, technology, and drugs.  They all crave the worship of others and only some will survive.

Sounds silly, right?  Well, that’s what I thought too, before reading the book, that is.  I realized it was such a unique concept with an accurate portrayal of the mass populations of today.  We give the same attention to our smartphones that was once given to Apollo at a shrine.  We sacrifice our lives for sex and drugs when humans once sacrificed themselves for Huitzilopochtli. The poignancy of our human existence was subtly hidden between hilarious moments of Lucille Ball dropping the F-word and wanting to show Shadow “the goods.”  Author Neil Gaiman is known for his ability to interweave cruel reality with magic and a blunt humor that keeps a smile on the reader’s faces even during his darkest moments.  As a huge Neil Gaiman fan, I can easily say that this book is by far his best (as of now; I’d never say someone has peaked.)

The Series

What’s more exciting is that now, American Gods can shine on the silver screen too. While the idea to adapt the novel has been floating in cinematic limbo for years, STARZ was the network that was finally able to appease Neil Gaiman (see, he kept turning production studios down because they wanted to white-wash all the characters, including Shadow.) The series will debut in 2017 with a 10-episode run, a perfect amount for the lengthy novel, adapted by successful showrunner Bryan Fuller (who also has his hands full with Star Trek: Discovery) and Michael Green. Joining Whittle is Emily Browning as Laura Moon (Shadow’s wife), Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Kristen Chenowith as Easter, Gillian Anderson as Media, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, and Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy.

Are you excited for the American Gods? Comment below with your thoughts!

American Gods Has a Teaser