The Two Brandons

The Two Brandons

A pop culture conversation between writers Brandon Thomas (Excellence, Horizon, Noble, Miranda Mercury) and Brandon Easton (Transformers: War For Cybertron, Star Trek: Year Five, Vampire Hunter D: The Series)

Episodes

November 18, 2019 74 min

The Two Brandons return with another frank conversation about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Disney Plus, The Mandalorian, and the seductive pull of nostalgia and the memories that power it... 

NOTE: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND MINOR AUDIO DISTORTION THAT FADES AROUND THE 10:00 MARK

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The Two Brandons return after a long absence to discuss newly announced projects, and how to get back up when you've been knocked down by your own aspirations. 

WARNING: CONTAINS SOME MILD CUSSIN' 

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March 18, 2018 58 min
The Two Brandons record their first "weekend edition" episode, diving deep into the magnificence that was Black Panther and its multi-layered portrayal of blackness, in an emotional discussion that ends with second thoughts about The Last Jedi in light of its recent home video release. WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE (AGAIN)
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The Two Brandons discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a wide-ranging passionate review. Also, the larger implications of the recent Disney/Fox merger go far beyond an expanded library for Marvel's superhero movie universe, so don't miss Easton's thoughts on what it all really means. WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND FULL SPOILERS
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October 12, 2017 92 min
In an explosive return for The Two Brandons, the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is discussed, along with racism in comics retailing, a disastrous product launch for Nintendo, and the evolution of the Catalyst Prime universe from Lion Forge Comics. (WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE)
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April 13, 2017 50 min
The Two Brandons return and dive headfirst into the motivations behind NOBLE and the Catalyst Prime universe, in addition to their first impressions of the initial trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi... WARNING: CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE
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December 20, 2016 65 min
The Two Brandons discuss their impressions of Star Wars: Rogue One (one of them really liked it, one of them didn't really) and also look back at Star Wars: The Force Awakens one year after its release, and whether their thoughts on it have changed. An instant classic that is safe for all-ages...
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December 15, 2016 51 min
The Two Brandons return with a deep dive into their most recent and upcoming projects, offering a comprehensive look at the creative process, and plenty of tips and suggestions for aspiring creators on what it takes to write professionally. Also, a few thoughts and hopes for Star Wars: Rogue One...
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November 28, 2016 82 min
The Two Brandons return with a wide-ranging discussion focused on the development process, and how its scope and function differs between creator owned and company owned projects. Also, our thoughts on how to strike back in the Age of Trump. WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE
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June 2, 2016 73 min
The Two Brandons return with their thoughts on DC Universe: Rebirth #1, Steve Rogers: Captain America #1, and the predictable potency of fan outrage. Also, the writers talk up their recently announced projects from Skybound/Image, IDW, and Marvel Entertainment... WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS AND STRONG LANGUAGE
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December 22, 2015 92 min
The Two Brandons discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens after an explosive PSA from Brandon Easton. Reviews, impressions, wild speculation, alternate story ideas---this episode has everything you need and more! WARNING: CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS AND SERIOUS CUSSIN'
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October 5, 2015 69 min
The Two Brandons return once again with news about Easton's recent gig writing for Marvel's Agent Carter series, vague exciting news of Thomas' secret comics project, and a truckload of impressions, bold predictions, and barely contained excitement as The Force Awakens grows closer. Includes talk of the EU, the new integrated Star Wars canon, and Force Friday...
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May 3, 2015 67 min
The Two Brandons share their respective encounters with the pure, unadulterated heart of Star Wars fandom at SW Celebration, and discuss the greatness of Marvel/Netflix's Daredevil series... WARNING: CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE
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March 19, 2015 71 min
The Two Brandons return with their surprising thoughts on the recent costume changes made to DC's greatest heroes, and lament how quickly online discussion dissolves into rampant negativity and nit-picking...
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December 18, 2014 79 min
The Two Brandons close out 2014 with their impressions on the mid-season finales of Arrow and The Flash, the recently released teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and wonder how in this golden age of geek culture, some fans still can't appreciate all that we have. WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR ARROW AND THE FLASH
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October 23, 2014 85 min
The Two Brandons begin by heaping praise upon CW's Arrow before things get heated while discussing the recently premiered Gotham show, and the recently unveiled slate of upcoming DC Cinematic Universe films. WARNING: contains strong language and massive SPOILERS for Arrow...
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September 22, 2014 68 min
The Two Brandons return with thoughts on the importance of the now 300 million dollar grossing Marvel Studios' release Guardians of the Galaxy, and what it could mean for Warner Brothers' current attempts at birthing their own cinematic superhero universe. Also, in a fight between Batman and Superman, who wins? (Obviously, Batman, but listen in for how Man of Steel might make that fact a little problematic.) WARNING: Includ...
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May 3, 2014 74 min
The Two Brandons return with their impressions on the long-awaited casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode 7, and their thoughts on gender disparity within the franchise. Time is also spent discussing the recent Eisner-nomination for Easton's work on Watson & Holmes #6, and the impending return of Thomas' Miranda Mercury (w/ co-creator Lee Ferguson). WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE
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In the last recorded installment of 2013, the Two Brandons tackle more viewer questions, discussing webcomics, how to market and promote projects, writer wage scales, and good habits that emerging writers should fully embrace...
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The Two Brandons continue answering listener questions, and are led inevitably into an intense discussion about Marvel's Agents of Shield and the larger issues surrounding the portrayal of persons of color in genre entertainment...
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