Archive for 2020



Star Trek talk this week with author and TV historian Marc Cushman! Marc returns to the Lair at warp speed to chat about his latest “These Are the Voyages” Trek tomes highlighting the rise of Star Trek fandom in the 70s leading up to the classic film – Star Trek: The Motion Picture!
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Date: September 19, 2020







She composes the soundtracks for superheroes! Pinar Toprak drops by to talk about her recent Emmy nom for McMillions, and how a tryout for Wonder Woman led to super soundtracks for Captain Marvel, Krypton, and Stargirl!
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Date: September 12, 2020







From stand-up to superhero – the fantastically funny Joel McHale can do it all! Joel drops by to chat about his heroic role as Starman on the hit series Stargirl, but we also find time to talk about his comedic influences, sports, The Soup, game shows old and new, medical advice during the pandemic, oh – and the time he met Spider-Man!
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Date: September 5, 2020







Closing out “TerrifiCon at Home” with the voice of Hawkgirl from Justice League, Maria Canals-Barrera! Maria joins me on the 80th anniversary of the character to talk about channeling her own upbringing to bring Hawkgirl to life. PLUS – Maria chats about being directed by Burt Reynolds, Henry Winkler, AND Tom Hanks, appearing on The Big Bang Theory, and what she learned about parenting from the set of Wizards of Waverly Place!
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Date: August 22, 2020







From working with the Man of Steel to becoming the Man of Steel! Actor George Newbern, the voice of Superman in the DC animated universe, drops by for my “TerrifiCon at Home” series. George talks about working with Christopher Reeve in Switching Channels, popping up in tons of iconic pop culture shows and movies, and returning to the character of Superman in features like Superman vs. the Elite and Justice League vs. the Fatal Five!
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Date: August 20, 2020







The voice behind Wonder Woman in the DC animated universe, actress and voiceover artist Susan Eisenberg, drops by to kick off my “TerrifiCon at Home” series! That’s right – guests who were scheduled for this year’s terrific comic con are coming to you right here on Comic Book Central! I’m chatting with Susan about bringing the Amazonian warrior to life in Justice League and DC features, and you’ll hear about her latest role in Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation! PLUS – behind-the-scenes of TerrifiCon with man who puts it all together, Mitch Hallock!
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Date: August 15, 2020







It’s the final mission for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and they’re all joining me in the Comic Book Central Lair! Showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, and Jeffrey Bell are joined by the cast – Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Jeff Ward, and Enver Gjokaj to reflect on seven seasons of the epic superhero action series!
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Date: August 13, 2020







Actor Greg Ellis drops by to talk about his new podcast The Respondent, his roles in epics like Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean, soaring through the stars in Star Trek, and his incredible body of voiceover work, including his latest – Mr. Mind in DC Lego Shazam!
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Date: August 6, 2020







Actor, director, producer Robin Atkin Downes is my guest in the Lair! Robin talks about his early live action roles in shows like Buffy and Babylon 5, and hundreds of voice roles in tv shows, feature films, and video games like Doomsday, Abomination, and Manchester Black from Superman vs. the Elite!
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Date: August 1, 2020







Is there a doctor in the Lair? Yes! This week, I’m talkin’ Trek with the doc from Star Trek: Voyager, Robert Picardo! Celebrate the silver anniversary of Voyager as we look back on the series. PLUS, Robert reminisces about his time visiting Smallville and voicing comic characters, tells the story of how he almost became a doctor for real, and gives his thoughts on Star Trek: Picard!
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Date: July 25, 2020






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