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The Asteroid Factory Podcast

44 EpisodesProduced by The Asteroid FactoryWebsite

Three fellas from Chicago, IL give their insight into the worlds of film, television, comic books, video games, anime, and anything related to powerful genre storytelling. If you are passionate about nerd culture and don't mind mid-west sarcasm ...hit play and put yo' ankles in it!Leave us a voice m… read more

44 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Ep 42 - What was your favorite childhood toy?

June 17th, 2022


In this episode, we discuss what our favorite toys were growing up.  Were you an action figure fiend? Was Lego your jam? It's ok if you only had a slinky and a pet rock. You are welcome here. If you too have fond …

Ep 41 - Who Should NOT Be Cast in the MCU/DCEU/STAR WARS?

July 22nd, 2021


In this episode we discuss who we do NOT want to see cast in our favorite franchises.  What if your favorite fictional character was set to be played by an actor/actress that you loathed.  If you too have passionate …

Ep 40 - WandaVision Into The Falcon and Winter Soldier

April 1st, 2021


In this episode we the transition from WandaVision into The Falcon and Winter Soldier.  If you liked Wanda and Vision's surreal take on classic …

Ep 39 - WandaVision and PS4's Last Days

February 28th, 2021


In this episode we gab about all the ways WandaVision pleases and confuses us.  We have no idea where Wanda is taking us and we kind of like it that way.  We also briefly touch on some of our favorite experiences with …

Ep 38 - Epic Brain Dump and More Mando

January 13th, 2021


In this episode we unload our thoughts on all the stuff that has happened since out last cast in Nov and we dish about the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian.  If you need a little break from the craziness that is the …

Ep 37 - More Mando and Doom Tries to Buy a PlayStation 5 Live!

November 19th, 2020


In this episode we once again share our thoughts on the current state of the Mandalorian.  We also try to buy a PS5 live on the cast!  If you too are …

Ep 36 - The Return of the Mandalorian

November 9th, 2020


In this episode we share our thoughts on the return of the Mandalorian.  Season 2 has started off strong but can Favreau and Filoni stick the landing once again?  If you too are excited to see where Disney+ is taking …

Ep 35 - Xbox Series X vs Playstation 5: Choose Your Warrior

October 21st, 2020


In this episode we try and determine which new gaming console will strike the biggest blow this holiday season.  Will Microsoft take the lead out of …

Ep 34 - DC v Marvel: Dawn of Justice

September 12th, 2020


In this episode we explore the content DC is going to be dropping in 2021 and whether or not it can compete with what Marvel will be dishing out.  Will DC find redemption in 2021?  If you too love everything DC and …

Ep 33 - Should Lucasfilm recast Darth Maul?

August 20th, 2020


In this episode we discuss how Ray Park's recent faux pas may just get him fired from his long time role as Darth Maul in the Star Wars universe. …

Ep 32 - Should George Lucas take back control of Lucasfilm?

July 28th, 2020


In this episode we discuss the rumor that George Lucas may have the chance to take back control of Lucas Film if and when Kathleen Kennedy steps …

Ep 31 - With movie theaters closed how can we get our fix?

July 21st, 2020


In this episode we discuss the best options to stay entertained during the pandemic.  Is streaming all we have?  If you too are wondering how to get …

Ep 30 - Are Video Games Challenging Anymore?

June 24th, 2020


In this episode we discuss whether or not we think current generation video games offer us a challenge.  We also explore what level of challenge we are really looking for.  Whether or not yo like a light-hearted romp …

Ep 29 - What role will VR play in future live-event experiences?

June 17th, 2020


In this episode we discuss how Virtual Reality will play into how we experience live events in a post apocalyptic world.  If you would be willing to …

Ep 28 - When and how will we return to our local movie theaters?

May 13th, 2020


In this episode we discuss what it is going to be like when we can finally return to our local cineplex.  If you too are wondering if we will need to wear gas masks and hazmats when we go see Fast and Furious 19...hit …

Ep 27 - What are you most excited for in 2020?

February 10th, 2020


In this episode we review a lengthy list of all of the movies, television shows, video games and LaCroix flavors dropping in 2020.  If you plan on enjoying yourself this year and want to hear what future consumables are …

Ep 26 - The State of STAR WARS - Part 2

February 4th, 2020


In this episode we continue to dissect the current state of the STAR WARS universe by exploring our feelings about THE MANDALORIAN.  This show gives us a new hope for the future of the STAR WARS universe.  If you have …

Ep 25 - The State of STAR WARS - Part 1

January 28th, 2020


In this episode we dissect the current state of the STAR WARS universe by exploring our feelings about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.  If you too are wondering how the STAR WARS brand will move forward into 2020...hit play and …

Happy Holidays From The Asteroid Factory Podcast

December 24th, 2019


In this very special audio Christmas card we wish you all an extremely jolly holiday season and a happy new year!  

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Ep 24 - How Do You Prepare For a Movie as Big as STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER?

December 15th, 2019


In this episode we examine the prep-work, media avoidance and contemplation we are all doing to prepare for the release of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.  If you too are experiencing a STAR WARS induced, nervous case …

Ep 23 - How Excited Are You To See STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER?

December 8th, 2019


In this episode we get intimate with our anticipation for what could be the greatest STAR WARS movie ever to hit theaters.  It is also destined to be …

Ep 22 - What Are Your Favorite Holiday Movies?

December 1st, 2019


In this episode we list and dish about our most favorite holiday movies.  We've got classics and boy do we have some surprises!   If the thought of …

Ep 21 - Is DISNEY+ Worth Your Money?

November 24th, 2019


In this episode we discuss whether or not we should all be paying our monthly dues to the mouse by subscribing to DISNEY+.  The inclusion of PIXAR, …

Ep 20 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Review (Re-Release)

November 18th, 2019


For this VERY special episode we decided to RE-RELEASE a conversation we had a couple days after we saw STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on opening night.   This podcast captures the elation, excitement and relief that we …

Ep 19 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Pre-Movie Anticipation (Re-Release)

November 10th, 2019


For this VERY special episode we decided to RE-RELEASE a conversation we had a couple days before we saw STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on opening night.   This podcast captures the anticipation, excitement and anxiety …

Ep 18 - Live From The Chicago Toy Show

November 4th, 2019


In this VERY SPECIAL episode we grabbed a table at the Fall 2019 CHICAGO TOY SHOW with the sole purpose of asking show-goers some hard hitting …

Ep 17 - What Are Your Favorite October Movies?

October 27th, 2019


In this episode we list and share the movies that we love to watch in October.  During the Halloween season we are naturally attracted to more …

Ep 16 - JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT Review: The View Askewniverse Strikes Back

October 21st, 2019


In this episode our co-host Three Toes of Fury reviews and gabs about the new Kevin Smith flick JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT.  Three Toes is a seasoned View Askew fan and has the cred to chat this one up.  So trust us when …

Ep 15 - JOKER Review: Send In the Clowns

October 5th, 2019


In this episode we review and discuss the Todd Phillips movie JOKER starring Joaquin Phoenix.  The flick is polarizing.  It makes bold choices.  It …

Ep 14 - What Video Game Changed Your Life?

September 30th, 2019


In this episode we examine the video games that successfully made lasting impressions on us.  Learn more about each of our co-hosts as they let you …

Ep 13 - What Movie Always Makes You Laugh?

September 23rd, 2019


In this episode we chew on our favorite funny flicks.  Our list contains some classic cliche choices but you gotta stick around for the deep cuts.  If you enjoy the comedy genre and don't mind peeing your pants every …

Ep 12 - Who Is Your Favorite On-Screen Villain?

September 16th, 2019


In this episode we list and discuss our favorite on-screen villains.  Do we talk about Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker?  Yes.  Do some surprises make our list?  Yes again!  If you find yourself rooting more times …

Ep 11 - Candlelight Conversation With a Celebrity Meet and Greet Master

September 9th, 2019


In this, our third Candlelight Conversation episode of the podcast, we talk to a master of comic-con celebrity meet and greets.  He goes by the name of Quaritch and has been on a wild tear meeting everyone from Chris …

Ep 10 - What Do You Look For In a Movie Theater Experience?

September 2nd, 2019


In this episode we try and figure out what it is we look for in a movie theater experience.  Have IMAX and Dolby spoiled us?  Do we need our chairs …

Ep 9 - Once Upon a Tarantino in Hollywood - Our Experiences With the Quentin Tarantino Universe

August 25th, 2019


In this episode we discuss the legacy of Quentin Tarantino and how ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD stacks up against the rest of his films.  We go *SPOILER FREE* on this cast so if you like QT and don't mind his obsession …

Ep 8 - Could "THE BOYS" be the best television show of 2019?

August 19th, 2019


In this episode we discuss our new favorite television show "THE BOYS". If you watched this show and want to hear 3 nerds discuss how creepy Homelander is hit play and put yo' ankles in it!  (This week's Asteroid Picks …

Ep 7 - Candlelight Conversation With an Anime Addict

August 12th, 2019


In this second Candlelight Conversation episode Von Doom talks Anime with a good buddy of the cast: Jackie Tran.  They share stories of their first run-ins with the art-form, discuss their modern favorites and review a …

Ep 6 - Candlelight Conversation With a Hardcore Gamer

August 6th, 2019


In this inaugural Candlelight Conversation episode of the cast Von Doom talks gaming with one of our good friends IIDREADII.  They wax nostalgic about their first gaming experiences, discuss all night gaming binges and …

Ep 5 - Celebrity Endorsed Alcohol

July 28th, 2019


In this episode we discuss how two celebrities that we truly love used the popularity of their upcoming project to pour their delicious alcohol down …

Ep 4 - 2019's Movie Release Schedule Breakdown

July 22nd, 2019


In this episode we list and discuss all of the remaining tent pole movie releases for 2019.  All of these movies want to break box office records. …

Ep 3 - The Streaming Services That Bind Us. Will You Use Disney+?

July 16th, 2019


In this episode we discuss the streaming services we use and which ones we are excited to use in our sci-fi utopian future.  Have you cut the chord?  If you stream, this one's for you.  Hit play and put yo' ankles in …

Ep 2 - The Age of Keanu Reeves

July 2nd, 2019


In this episode we discuss how the human race has quickly been pulled into the next stage of evolution:  The Age of Keanu.  How has Keanu become such …

Ep 1 - 2019: The Year of Franchise Completions

June 24th, 2019


In this episode we discuss how 2019 has already seen the "completion" of many of the franchises that have helped keep our little nerd hearts pumping …

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