Across The Airwaves
A podcast dedicated to giving weekly TV show episode reviews along with news and discussions on the Entertainment Industry.
 

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As most of you know by now, Across the Airwaves founder, host, and executive producer Dan Schmidt recently passed away. Dan originally started ATA as a college blog covering his favorite TV shows such as Smallville, Chuck, Fringe, Supernatural, V, and more; and through collaboration with co-founder Nico Reifsteck they started the podcast we know today as Across the Airwaves, along with all the other shows such as DC Nation, Marvelverse, and ThronesCast.

In tribute to our friend, Nico and Michael J. Petty put together this special memorial episode to Dan where listeners, friends, and family called in and briefly answered three questions:

  1. How did you meet Dan and what was your relationship with him?
  2. How did Dan inspire you?
  3. What is your favorite memory with/about Dan?

This podcast is filled with Dan's family, friends, and even our long-time podcast listeners who all just called in to talk about Dan. Throughout the show, Nico and Michael comment on the memories and relationships that these people shared and even share their own stories on how they met Dan and other fun memories from behind-the-scenes, things our normal podcast listeners would not know. Our fellow ATA podcast hosts and team members Nicki, Woo, Steve, Mark, Josh, and James join in on this episode as well as they each share their own personal stories of their time with Dan both through the podcast and in every-day life.

We would like to thank the Schmidt Family, the Association of Horizon, Dan's friends, and all our listeners for being so supportive of Across the Airwaves over the years and continuing your support as we continue on into this Fall 2016 TV Season. We are very grateful for all of you and we know that Dan was too.

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ATADanTribute

As most of you know by now, Across the Airwaves founder, host, and executive producer Dan Schmidt recently passed away. Dan originally started ATA as a college blog covering his favorite TV shows such as Smallville, Chuck, Fringe, Supernatural, V, and more; and through collaboration with co-founder Nico Reifsteck they started the podcast we know today as Across the Airwaves, along with all the other shows such as DC Nation, Marvelverse, and ThronesCast.

In tribute to our friend, Nico and Michael J. Petty put together this special memorial episode to Dan where listeners, friends, and family called in and briefly answered three questions:

  1. How did you meet Dan and what was your relationship with him?
  2. How did Dan inspire you?
  3. What is your favorite memory with/about Dan?

This podcast is filled with Dan's family, friends, and even our long-time podcast listeners who all just called in to talk about Dan. Throughout the show, Nico and Michael comment on the memories and relationships that these people shared and even share their own stories on how they met Dan and other fun memories from behind-the-scenes, things our normal podcast listeners would not know. Our fellow ATA podcast hosts and team members Nicki, Woo, Steve, Mark, Josh, and James join in on this episode as well as they each share their own personal stories of their time with Dan both through the podcast and in every-day life.

We would like to thank the Schmidt Family, the Association of Horizon, Dan's friends, and all our listeners for being so supportive of Across the Airwaves over the years and continuing your support as we continue on into this Fall 2016 TV Season. We are very grateful for all of you and we know that Dan was too.

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If you haven't heard by now, this past week we lost one of the greats: Daniel John Schmidt. Dan was the co-founder of Across the Airwaves and the longtime host of the DC Nation Podcast, Marvelverse Podcast, and ThronesCast here on the ATA Podcast Network. Dan was very much a Man of Steel and as we mourn the loss of this Superman, we wish to bring you to simpler times.

This special edition of the DC Nation Podcast is what we would call a LOST EPISODE, an episode that was recorded long ago but was never actually released online. Before the DC Nation Podcast covered Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl, and all of the other DCTV shows and films, this podcast was hosted by Dan and longtime ATA host Michael J. Petty where they covered DC Comics animation such as Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Beware the Batman, and the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, as well as DC comic books such as the famed Forever Evil story arc and the Smallville Season 11 comic series written by friend of the podcast Bryan Q. Miller.

While on a hiatus from Beware the Batman and Smallville Season 11, Dan & Michael were covering the Forever Evil comic event as well as random DC Comics animated features. This episode was to be the first of many covering the DC Universe Animated Original Movies starting with Superman Doomsday, based off of the famous Death of Superman comic book. Unfortunately, Dan and Michael did not continue their original plan to conclude reviewing Forever Evil or the talk about Justice League: The New Frontier as an executive decision was made by us here behind the scenes that we were going to reboot the DC Nation Podcast to talk about all things live-action DCTV with Dan & Nico leading the charge. However, that's for another day. Today, we celebrate Dan's life by releasing this highly anticipated LOST EPISODE of the DC Nation Podcast covering the Superman Doomsday animated film.

Direct download: DC_Nation_Lost_Episode.mp3
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Welcome back to Across the Airwaves' most inconsistent podcast: It's Tangent Time! On this quarter's episode, Michael & Woo discuss this year's biggest comic book blockbusters: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War. Along with covering the Justice League prequel and Avengers sequel films (and the future of DC Films & Marvel Studios), the duo talk DCTV with our favorite shows Arrow The Flash and even discuss their excitement for the upcoming animated feature Batman: The Killing Joke! All this and more on this amazing episode of It's Tangent Time!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm CDT

Game-of-Thrones-6x10-1On this week's Thrones Cast, Dan, Nico and Nicki review Episode 10 the season finale  of Game of Thrones Season 6 entitled "The Winds of Winter." Jon and Sansa have a heart to heart; Cersei makes her move; Alliances are forged; Danaerys says goodbye; the equation is solved; the Game of Thrones has begun. We also report news on the show getting record-breaking ratings and Game of Thrones getting its own convention. In addition, we read listener feedback from the awesome people who have supported this podcast all season long.

 Game of Thrones Headlines:

Game of Thrones Hits Bonkers Ratings Numbers in Season 6 


Game of Thrones is Getting Its Own Convention


 TV Shows Reviewed on This Week's Thrones Cast:

Game of Thrones: S06E10 The Winds of Winter

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Category:thronescast -- posted at: 7:33am CDT

Batman-v-Superman-Dawn-of-Justice-Wallpapers-6The DC Nation Podcast makes a summer appearance as we throw back to the animation days of this show with the return of our old friend Michael J. Petty to review Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Although, based on the controversy and terrible reviews surrounding this film our discussion turned into a process of deciphering Director Zack Snyder's decisions with giving suggestions on comic book material that will help you better enjoy the movie. Again, Marvel has proven to us that you can enjoy a comic book movie without doing so much work which we use as a model to give disappointed DC Comics fans hope that things can turn around with the hype surrounding David Ayers Suicide Squad and Warner Bros. placing Geoff Johns In a role similar to Kevin Feige's position over at Marvel. Also, it would not be a DC Nation Podcast if Nico didn't stop by to report casting news on all of our favorite DC TV Shows returning this Fall including The Flash, Supergirl, Gotham, Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

DC Nation News Headlines:

The Flash Season 3 Will Officially be Flashpoint


Supergirl Casts Superman: Teen Wolf's Tyler Hoechlin to Play Man of Steel


Lynda Carter is Supergirl’s President of the United States


Gotham Casts Once Upon a Time's Jamie Chung as Valerie Vale


Arrow Season 5: Faux Canary to Return as New Archer Hero, Artemis


Arrow Casts Reaper Alum as New Season 5 Vigilante Wild Dog


Arrow Casts Series Regular Role of DC Vigilante Adrian Chase in Season 5


Arrow Season 5: The Wire Alum Cast as Stringer Bell-Like Villain


DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Adds Nick Zano in Steel-y Hero Role


 

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person-of-interest-series-finale-shawOn this week's Across The Airwaves, Nico and I face the bitter sweet reality that the number is up for one of our favorite shows to discuss on the podcast, Person of Interest. So join us as we bring in front of the podcast Mark Schreiner to review the series finale of Jonathan Nolan's Person of Interest and go over some of our favorite moments from one of the most flawless Network Television Shows we have watched. In addition we report news on Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Doctor Who finally becoming an Emmy, Con Man, The Walking Dead, Archer and the Justice League Movie. Also as a reminder this will be the final episode of ATA until our Comic Con News Episode which will be released the week of July 25 but keep an eye out over the next few days for the DC Nation Podcast's review of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and our Thrones Cast review on the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale.

 News with Nico Headlines:

Game of Thrones Hits Bonkers Ratings Numbers in Season 6

Orphan Black Renewed for Fifth and Final Season

Doctor Who is Officially an Emmy Contender

Game of Thrones is Getting Its Own Convention

Walking Dead Filmed Death Scenes for All 11 of Negan’s Potential Victims

Eliza Dushku, Alan Tudyk reunite for Con Man season 2

Archer Renewed for Seasons 8, 9 and 10

Tormund Giantsbane to Rule the Seven Seas in Justice League

 TV Show Episodes Reviewed on This Week's Person of Interest Podcast:

Person of Interest: S05E13 Return 0


person-of-interest-series-finale-shawOn this week's Across The Airwaves, Nico and I face the bitter sweet reality that the number is up for one of our favorite shows to discuss on the podcast, Person of Interest. So join us as we bring in front of the podcast Mark Schreiner to review the series finale of Jonathan Nolan's Person of Interest and go over some of our favorite moments from one of the most flawless Network Television Shows we have watched. In addition we report news on Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Doctor Who finally becoming an Emmy, Con Man, The Walking Dead, Archer and the Justice League Movie. Also as a reminder this will be the final episode of ATA until our Comic Con News Episode which will be released the week of July 25 but keep an eye out over the next few days for the DC Nation Podcast's review of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and our Thrones Cast review on the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale.

 News with Nico Headlines:

Game of Thrones Hits Bonkers Ratings Numbers in Season 6

Orphan Black Renewed for Fifth and Final Season

Doctor Who is Officially an Emmy Contender

Game of Thrones is Getting Its Own Convention

Walking Dead Filmed Death Scenes for All 11 of Negan’s Potential Victims

Eliza Dushku, Alan Tudyk reunite for Con Man season 2

Archer Renewed for Seasons 8, 9 and 10

Tormund Giantsbane to Rule the Seven Seas in Justice League

 TV Show Episodes Reviewed on This Week's Person of Interest Podcast:

Person of Interest: S05E13 Return 0


Game-of-Thrones-609-8On this week's Thrones Cast, Dan, Nico and Nicki review Episode 6 of Game of Thrones Season 6 entitled Battle of the Bastards where terms of surrender are accepted and rejected by a number of major characters on the show. We also report news on Kit Harrington being the villain in the next Call of Duty Game and read listener feedback from fans who were absolutely amazed by last Sunday's episode.

 Game of Thrones Related News Headlines:

Kit Harington Will Play the Villain in New Call of Duty Game


 TV Show Episodes Reviewed on This Week's Thrones Cast:

Game of Thrones: S06E09 Battle of the Bastards

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Category:thronescast -- posted at: 3:52am CDT

ob410_0247This week's podcast is all about using technologic as we reviewed an episode of Person of Interest where Finch had to decide if sacrificing The Machine and a Orphan Black installment where Sarah must decide if going after a Neolutionist leader is the best course of action to take them down. We also report news on a character returning on Doctor Who, Gotham recasting Poison Ivy, John Williams doing Star Wars Episode VIII & Indiana Jones 5, Mallrats 2 becoming a TV Series and much more.

 News with Nico Headlines:

Doctor Who Season 10: Matt Lucas Set for Encore as Nardole 


Gotham Recasting Poison Ivy for Season 3


Doctor Who Spinoff Class Will Have LGBT Lead Character


John Williams is Aboard for Star Wars Episode VIII and Indiana Jones 5


Kevin Smith’s Mallrats 2 to Becoming TV Series


Kit Harington Will Play the Villain in New Call of Duty Game


 TV Shows Reviewed on This Week's Across the Airwaves Podcast:

Person of Interest S05E12 .exe

Orphan Black S04E10 From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths

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