Batman, Twinkies and Just Plain Bad Movie Names

This week’s Assembly of Geeks episode “Creating Batman and Naming Movies” is posted. From the show notes:

Batman is coming back to TV (as a kid) in the new series, Gotham.  We’ve now had a chance to view the first trailer and we react to what’s in it.  Speaking of reactions, there was an uncomfortable one at a recent panel at Wondercon after DC Comics reps were asked about Bill Finger’s contribution to the creation of Batman.  We examine Athena Finger’s response to what was said. Now that official cast announcements have been made for Star Wars Episode VII, the attention looks to now be on the title of the film.  The Ancient Fear is rumored to be a working title and everyone seems to have an opinion.  We not only discuss that, but we’ll also ponder how important a movie title really is and look back on some really bad (and smelly) ones.  We also get a review of GODZILLA!

Other topic’s discussed in this episode include an odd reaction to an offer to be in Avengers 2, the possibility of The Muppets coming back to television, the confirmation of three more Star Wars movies and the creation of X-Men Twinkies. It’s another assembly meeting filled with geeky goodness!

There was also a great discussion on loving your franchise and still being able to get hot under the collar about where it’s going. Scott ties it perfectly into sports fandom. Storytelling and sports franchises both rely on consumer support to remain viable; they are in the business of entertaining.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to