The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 130 – Space Jesus Send Me Drop Pods

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This week we chat about the latest Nintendo Direct, including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake and Super Mario Maker 2 on Nintendo Switch, the huge layoffs at Activision Blizzard, the cancellations of The Punisher and Jessica Jones (after Season 3) on Netflix, and the latest Aladdin and Frozen 2 trailers.

No Screentime this week!

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam The Final Empire (Mistborn Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson and Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne Charnock/Sex Education and The Umbrella Academy on Netflix and The Expanse Season 3 on Amazon Prime/Resident Evil 2 Remake, Dead Cells and Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition on PS4
IanDawn of Night (Erevis Cale Book 2) by Paul Kemp, Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, and Rat Queens Volume 4 by Kurtis Wiebe and Owen Gieni/The Dragon Prince Season 2 on Netflix/Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! on the Nintendo Switch

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 109 – Set Ben Affleck Free

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This week we chat about the new Avengers Infinity War trailer, the success of Black Panther, and the lack of success of Justice League.

Screentime 1 – Jessica Jones Season 2

In part 1 of Screentime this week, Adam reviews Jessica Jones Season 2, the new Marvel Netflix series, with Rose. Pretty major spoilers from 39:45 to 51:40, so skip then if you haven’t seen it yet!

Screentime 2 – Annihilation

In part 2, Ian and Adam review Alex Garland’s Annihilation, the adaptation of the Jeff VanderMeer book with an extremely weird distribution. Not much in the way of spoilers, but if you are worried we speak about the film from 52:30 to 65:30.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers/Jessica Jones Season 2/Batman: A Telltale Series on PS4
Ian SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard/Nothing apparently/Player Unknown Battlegrounds on iOS

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 97 – Feed That Horse

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This week we chat about Patty Jenkins being confirmed to direct Wonder Woman 2, directorial changes on Star Wars Episode IX, Mario’s nipples and Hellboy.

Screentime – Death Note (Netflix)

We review the Netflix Death Note film. We are not kind about it.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam The Fifth Season (Broken Earth 1) by N.K. Jemison/Bojack Horseman Season 4 on Netflix/Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on PS4
Ian Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee/The Defenders, Bojack, Rick & Morty, What Happened to Monday? and Terminator Genisys on Netflix/Destiny 2 on PS4

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 96 – 20%

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This week Gary guest starred as Ian was due his watch at the wall. Adam didn’t have time to sort news out though!

Screentime – The Defenders

We review The Defenders, the latest Marvel Netflix series that sees Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist team up finally. We go into spoilers from 23:25-37:55!

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam The Girls by Emma Cline and Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie/Veep on Sky/Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on PS4
Gary – Dark Imperium by Guy Haley/The Mist on Netflix/Apocalypse World RPG system

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Comic Review: The Defenders #4 (Marvel Comics)

Adam reads as many comics as he can afford. Then he reviews one every other week.

This week will be a bit of a short review (its late!), but I picked up The Defenders #4 from Marvel Comics, written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by David Marquez, with colours from Justin Ponsor and letters from VC’s Cory Petit.

Cover by Marquez & Ponsor

This iteration of The Defenders stars Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Daredevil (hey, isn’t there a TV show coming soon with this exact team?), as they face off against a back-from-the-dead Diamondback, who is not only pushing a new deadly drug onto the streets, but also seems to have equally deadly superpowers of his own. He has already beaten Cage, and at the close of issue #3 it looked like he had put Iron First down permanently. But now that members of this newly formed Defenders team have started to work together a little more, Diamondback may have bitten off a little more than he can chew with these heroes.

It is interesting to see how much The Defenders has been informed by the Netflix shows, or at least what has been well regarded about them. Most of the characters are consistent between the comic and TV show versions (Diamondback not so much). However, Danny Rand is much more in line with the comic book version of the character, and the series is better for it. But there does seem to be a leaning on recognizable elements, and the next threat the team will face looks to be no different. However, with issue #4 wrapping up the initial conflict with Diamondback, this has been a very kinetic, simple and fun story.

Art by Marquez, Ponsor & Petit

However, as with Civil War II last year, the real headline for this book is David Marquez’s art. Everything in these 4 issues has been consistently great, with superb character work and even stronger action. The start of the issue is quick but subdued, with some very good shadow effects in the club and facial work from both the couple partaking in the Diamond drug, and the journalists at The Bugle. But the 3 pages with  Iron Fist unleashing his full power on Diamondback was gorgeous work from Marquez, and Ponsor’s use of dazzling yellow fire and red strikes made those pages sing.

The Defenders #4 is a fun cap to a very enjoyable opening arc. Bendis knows how to write team books and he knows how to write these characters. But David Marquez turns this into a truly strong book, and well worth picking up. Check it out digitally or in our local comic book shop now!

Score: 8 Emergency Transfers out of 10

The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 55 – Desperate Housebats

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This week we chat about the upcoming DC films (including the Wonder Woman footage and the new Suicide Squad trailer), Jessica Jones season 2 and Steven Moffat stepping down as Doctor Who showrunner, while Gary invents ‘history charts’ and Adam pretends he knows what DC comics’ ‘Rebirth’ is.

Gary in 60 seconds this week was the 1998 classic ‘Small Soldiers’. Let’s see if Gary can really cut to the heart of the film within a minute!

Our main talking point this week was ‘Top 3 inventions in fiction’. This one was a lot of fun, with some great suggestions from all of you on Twitter and Facebook.

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 53 – Biscuit Munchers (Holiday Special 2015)

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This week was our holiday special, which meant that we recorded in the same room for once! We spent a lot of it drinking and eating biscuits, but found some time to talk about a couple of the trailers we missed due to technical issues a couple of weeks ago, namely the Independence Day: Resurgence  and Star Trek: Beyond trailers.

We had two main talking points. For the first, we went through our top 3 films, TV shows and games of the year, with Gary going for tabletop gaming and Adam video games. (I think this was what Gary was talking about?

Our second talking point was Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. We did go into full on SPOILER mode on this one, so if you haven’t seen the film yet please make sure you turn off before then! We put in a warning klaxon, but we start the discussion 42 minutes into the podcast, and it’s the last thing we talk about.

Gary in 60 seconds was ”A Very Murray Christmas’, with Adam attempting to figure out who this Netflix Christmas special was made for and why.

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Happy New Year!