Episode 14: Supernatural, WandaVision, A Discovery Of Witches, Outside The Wire, The Expanse, Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars and more


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Welcome to the latest episode of your sci-fi and fantasy podcast, where three top genre journalists lead you through the best of past, current and upcoming TV, movies and books. It’s like getting a top sci-fi and fantasy magazine delivered in audio form, so buckle up for an hour of chat where geekery comes as standard.

We celebrate 15 seasons of demon-slaying carnage in Supernatural. But where should newcomers begin with so many years of a show? We’re joined by journalist, columnist and Supernatural superfan Jayne Nelson, who explains why the show remains so popular and suggests some places to jump on. What do our Winchester virgins make of Castiel’s first appearance in the season 4 opener?

Meanwhile, we review the first episodes of WandaVision. We also check out Outside The Wire on Netflix and A Discovery Of Witches on Sky One, The Expanse on Amazon Prime and the weird new Peaky Batman series Pennyworth.

Lots of Marvel, Star Wars and Lord Of The Rings is all well and good, but wouldn’t it be nice to watch something different for a change? Are they starving oxygen from everything else? We wonder if sci-fi and fantasy are in danger of getting a bit repetitive, as the big franchises grow ever bigger.

Speaking of which, there’s yet more Marvel, Star Wars and Lord Of The Rings in the news! But we also cast our eyes at Galaxy Quest 2 rumours… There’s all this and more in Robby The Robot’s Waiting, the podcast that drives around in a 1967 Chevrolet Impala.

Episode highlights:

0:01:00 – What we've been watching: WandaVision, A Discovery Of Witches, Outside The Wire

0:14:58 – Are big franchises taking over?

0:25:25 – Robby The Robot's Writing: thank you for your feedback! The playlist compiled by listener James Edwards is at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2DlEuIA9sngtu2JW0rfWTJ?si=lunwe0FXRICka7KKUb6k0A

0:27:23 – Guest Jayne Nelson’s current TV faves: The Expanse and Pennyworth

0:33:02 – Rewind: we (re)watch Supernatural in our retro section

0:55:38 – The news! Featuring The Lord Of The Rings on TV, Deadpool 3 in the MCU, is Kevin Feige the greatest producer ever, Qui-Gon Jinn's return, a new Star Wars game, and Galaxy Quest 2.

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Your podcast pals:

Richard Edwards: film and TV journalist and former editor of SFX magazine. https://twitter.com/RichDEdwards

Tanavi Patel: entertainment reporter for SFX and Digital Spy, panel moderator for MCM, FanExpo and more. https://twitter.com/tanavip

Dave Bradley: writer, gamer, book reviewer and another former editor of SFX. https://twitter.com/BoxDaveB

SPECIAL GUEST! Jayne Nelson is a film and TV journalist, columnist, and experienced writer/sub-editor for a range of publications. https://twitter.com/kakapojayne

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