The Omega Beam

The Omega Beam

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Join host Orren Merton and other panelists for entertaining and insightful discussions of today’s science fiction, fantasy, and comic-based TV and movies.
Shazam! Discussion Panel (Spoilers!)
Apr 9 • 38 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Now that Shazam! has been out a while, Golden and Orren discuss the movie in its entirety—which means SPOILERS! Be sure you’ve either seen the movie, or don’t mind hearing all about it beforehand. Enjoy!
Shazam: Spoiler-free Mini Review
Apr 3 • 4 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Golden and Orren offer a few quick, **spoiler free** thoughts about the forthcoming movie Shazam! Stay tuned for a full, spoilerific discussion of Shazam soon!
Doctor Who Season 11
Mar 22 • 11 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Golden and Orren discuss Doctor Who, Season 11—the first series of Doctor Who to feature a female doctor! (Note: American TV refers to each new batch of shows as a “season,” British TV as a “series,” both terms…
Captain Marvel
Mar 11 • 32 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Orren and Golden offer their opinions on Captain Marvel, the first movie in the MCU to be lead solely by a female superhero. Be forewarned: there be lots and lots of spoilers here! So be sure you see the movie first,…
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Mar 2 • 16 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Orren’s spoiler-free discussion of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the third and final film in the How To Train Your Dragon series! Enjoy!
Alita: Battle Angel
Feb 13 • 18 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Golden and Orren snagged tickets to a special early screening of Alita: Battle Angel, the forthcoming Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron movie based on the Manga “Gunnm” by Yukito Kishiro, and share their…
The Kid Who Would Be King
Feb 6 • 9 min
In this episode of The Ωmega Beam: Orren offers his spoiler-free review of The Kid Who Would Be King, a family oriented fantasy adventure from British director Joe Cornish. If you haven’t considered it yet, you should! The trailer is here:…
Special Edition: Loscon 45
Jan 13 • 18 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Golden and Orren discuss attending Loscon, the oldest running science-fiction fantasy convention from the oldest running science-fiction/fantasy society, in Los Angeles. Loscon is traditionally held in the last…
Bumblebee
Jan 2 • 13 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Orren offers his spoiler-free impressions of Bumblebee, the latest movie in the Transformers franchise. Bumblebee is a prequel, but in many ways also a reboot. Does that make it a re-quel? (1:00) The episode ends…
Aquaman
Dec 23, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Golden and Orren discuss the new DC Extended Universe movie, Aquaman. SPOILER ALERT: they discuss this movie in all it’s spoilery goodness, so if you haven’t seen the movie, you’ve been warned! Enjoy!
Daredevil Season 3
Dec 21, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode of The Omega Beam: Golden and I discuss the entirety of Netflix’s Daredevil, season 3. The discussion turns into a bit of a memorial, because unfortunately this is the last season. And if you haven’t seen all 13 episodes yet,…
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse *Spoiler-free* review
Dec 8, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Golden and I caught a showing of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse a week before it’s official US Debut, and we offer our spoiler-free review! Enjoy!
Venom
Dec 6, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode of the Omega Beam: Golden and Orren discuss the first hit superhero film for Sony that doesn’t have Spider-Man in it: Venom. Enjoy!
#25 - The House with a Clock in its Walls
Sep 29, 2018 • 9 min
Welcome to The Omega Beam #25! The studio is still being deconstructed and reconstructed, but I managed to squeak a short episode in to discuss the new fantasy movie The House with a Clock in its Walls. Enjoy!
#24 - Incredibles 2 and Mission Impossible Fallout
Aug 27, 2018 • 16 min
Welcome to The Omega Beam #24! The studio is disassembled for another few weeks, but I did manage to get one new episode posted in August! This episode consists of two spoiler free quick reviews of some really entertaining movies: First, I talk about…
#23 - Special Edition Comic-Con Panel
Jul 25, 2018 • 62 min
Welcome to The Omega Beam #23 — the Comic-Con Special Edition! Golden and I drove down south to San Diego to participate in the wonder and madness that is Comic-Con International, aka San Diego Comic-Con. We give our impressions, opinions, and…
#22 - Ant-Man and the Wasp Panel
Jul 15, 2018 • 23 min
Welcome to The Omega Beam #22! This inaugural episode of The Omega Beam is devoted to a panel discussion with Golden about the new Marvel movie Ant-Man and the Wasp. As with all of our panels: SPOILER ALERT! We discuss the movie in its entirety,…
#21 - Comic Book TV show end of season thoughts
Jun 28, 2018 • 28 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #21! The vast majority of this episode looks back on the comic-based TV shows that ended their seasons recently, and my final impressions of them . I discuss Lucifer, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash,…
#20 - SOLO: A Star Wars Story Panel
Jun 15, 2018 • 36 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #20! This episode is another discussion panel with Caren and Chris Spitler and Golden! Our subject this time is Solo: A Star Wars Story. As with all of our panels, **SPOILER ALERT** We assume you’ve seen the story, and…
#19 - Deadpool 2 Panel
Jun 3, 2018 • 29 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #19! We have another SPOILER filled panel discussion for you! Caren and Chris Spitler, as well as Golden, join me to talk about our thoughts and insights into Deadpool 2! If you haven’t seen the movie, then run out and…
#18 - Avengers Infinity War Panel
May 6, 2018 • 55 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #18! In this SPOILER filled episide I sit down with friends of the podcast Caren Spitler and Golden to discuss Avengers Infinity War in all it’s aspects. You know what that means: SPOILER ALERT!! If you haven’t seen…
#17 - Avengers Infinity War *Spoiler Free*
Apr 30, 2018 • 11 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix number #17! This episode is a short and sweet spoiler free review of Avengers: Infinity War! What else needs to be said?
#16 - WonderCon, Suicide Squad, Kevin Hearne, Batman Ninja, Ready Player One
Apr 3, 2018 • 15 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #16! I’m your host Orren Merton, and while this is a shorter episode it’s jam packed with goodies! This year I attended WonderCon in Orange County, California. (:54). I give my impressions of the con, and also some of…
#15 - Timeless, Jessica Jones S2, and Tech Gadgets
Mar 14, 2018 • 21 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #15! This episode we’ve got a little television and a few tech gadgets! I start by discussiong two shows I’m watching that just started their second seasons: Timeless and Jessica Jones. (:44) After that, I discuss…
#14 - The Black Panther Panel
Feb 26, 2018 • 31 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #14! This episode is entirely about the new Marvel movie Black Panther! It’s definitely a movie worth a panel, and so we give it one! Join Caren and Golden as we discuss this game changing superhero film. SPOILER ALERT!!…
#13 - Jumanji, YouTubers, Star Trek Discovery and Happy! Wrap-ups
Feb 13, 2018 • 22 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #13! I begin this episode with a spoiler-free review of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a movie that I didn’t intend to see, but I’m glad I did. (1:16) Next, I give a short report of how YouTubers are becoming an…
#12 - The Shape of Water, Happy!, and Podcast apps
Jan 13, 2018 • 14 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #12, the first episode of 2018! In this episode I cover film, TV, and even some podcast apps! First, I give my spoiler free thoughts about the new Guillermo Del Toro film, The Shape of Water (1:01). Then I tell you…
#11 - Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Punisher, and Doctor Who
Dec 27, 2017 • 23 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #11, the last episode of 2017! This episode is filled to the top with goodness, and NO SPOILERS for anything being discussed! First, I give you my thoughts on Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi, including the fan controversy…
#10 - Crisis on Earth-X and Stranger Things 2 Panel
Dec 3, 2017 • 41 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #10! This episode covers two television related topics. First, I give a spoiler-free review and impressions of the crossover event “Crisis on Earth-X” that spans all of the CW’s Superhero shows: Supergirl, Arrow, The…
#9 - An Ethical Examination of Star Trek’s Transporter
Nov 25, 2017 • 49 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #9! Don’t let the academic sounding title fool you—my guest Alex Rajczi and I have a rousing discussion of how people look at technology and risk and ethics using one of our favorite sci-fi technologies! If you already…
#8 - Justice League
Nov 19, 2017 • 48 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #8 I have guests today for a fully fledged Justice League Panel Discussion! Caren, Chris, and I sit down to talk about the newly released Justice League movie, which means SPOILER ALERT! Be sure you either have seen the…
#7 - Thor Ragnarok
Nov 6, 2017 • 14 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #7! This short episode consists entirely of my spoiler-free impressions of the just-released movie Thor Ragnarok. Enjoy!
#6 - CW Premieres, Tech Gadgets, and the iPad Pro
Oct 15, 2017 • 23 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #6! The CW superhero shows (Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow) premiered this week, so I give you my thoughts on how the shows are starting off. (:42) Next, I get a little techie. Lots of…
#5 - Star Trek Discovery and The Orville
Sep 26, 2017 • 26 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #5! This episode I go trekking through space with you! (See what I did there?) I’m remixing my thoughts on two space faring shows that have just started. First, Star Trek Discovery, which premiered Sunday with one…
#4 - Game of Thrones Panel
Sep 19, 2017 • 35 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #4! Like the previous episode, this episode is a panel disccusion between myself and Caren and Chris Spliter. This time, we’re talking about Game of Thrones Season 7. SPOILER ALERT: we talk about the whole season, even…
#3 - The Defenders Panel
Sep 12, 2017 • 46 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #3! In this episode, the entire episode is a panel discussion of the Netflix series The Defenders! Chris, Caren, and I slip and slide into talking about the individual shows and comics as well, but you expected that,…
#2 - Batman and Harley Quinn, The Tick, and Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire
Sep 5, 2017 • 26 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #2! Now with original theme music! In this episode I start with a mention of the movies I recently bought in Digital HD format, and explain why I prefer to buy Digital HD Movies on iTunes. (1:06) Then I review the…
#1 - Welcome to Culture Pop Remix!
Aug 17, 2017 • 23 min
Welcome to Culture Pop Remix #1! I’m Orren Merton, your main host. This podcast is all about picking a few films, TV shows, novels, comics, games, or tech toys each episode to geek out on! In the future, I’ll have interesting guest hosts to join…