DC Legacy Filmcast
About the Show
Two comic book fans, Chris Ayers and Dennis Cooper, chronicle the history of DC Comics characters on the big screen in a monthly podcast. Including interviews with experts, people who were associated with the films, and comic book creators.
DC Legacy Filmcast is a production of Halftone Audio and is not associated with or endorsed by DC Comics or Warner Brothers Pictures.
Episode 5: Justice League review
November 19th, 2017
40 mins 25 secs
batman, dc, dc comics, justice league, superman, the flash, wonder woman
It's been such a long road to get here, but Justice League is finally here! All of the DC Extended Universe seems to ride on the success of WB's biggest heroes coming together for the first time on the big screen. Chris and Dennis give their thoughts on a mostly mediocre film but we still have that glimmer of hope that DC will turn it around.
Episode 4: Superman: The Movie (1978) with Dan Jurgens
July 3rd, 2017
54 mins 16 secs
christopher reeve, dan jurgens, dc, dc comics, gene hackman, margot kidder, mario puzo, richard donner, superman
Possibly the most important and influential superhero film of all time, Superman: The Movie (1978) defined what a comic book movie was. Christopher Reeve became Superman for a whole generation and made us believe a man could fly. Our very special guest for this episode is Dan Jurgens, one of the definitive Superman writer/artists of the 90's. Dan is the man who killed Superman in 1992 and who is still shepherding the character through a rebirth of sorts in the pages of Action Comics. Dan Jurgens was a college student when he saw Superman on the big screen for the first time and he talks about how the film influenced not only his career but many writers and artists at DC.
Episode 3: Wonder Woman review
June 4th, 2017
42 mins 59 secs
chris pine, gal gadot, patty jenkins, wonder woman
Unlike our regular episodes where we chronicle the history of DC movies on the big screen, we will be producing bonus episodes where we review current DC Comics movies. Our first special episode is a review of Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine and directed by Patty Jenkins.
Episode 2: Batman (1966) with Brian Augustyn
April 2nd, 2017
2 hrs 11 mins
adam west, batman, batman '66, batman and robin, batman66, burgess meredith, burt ward, cesar romero, comics, dc, dc comics, eartha kitt, frank gorshin, julie newmar, robin
Continuing our journey through the history of DC Comics on the big screen, we jump 15 years into the future and arrive just as Batmania is taking the world by storm! Batman's appearance on TV in 1966 would change the world for years to come. Our first guest, DC writer and editor Brian Augustyn, was there when Batman premiered in prime time and stood in line to buy tickets for Batman's feature film debut at the end of the first TV season. Learn what it was like to live through Batmania and how the campy Adam West show would define the Caped Crusader for years to come.
After that we have an interview with comics writer Jeff Parker, whose job it was to shepherd the Batman '66 universe into comics for the first time. Jeff wrote the majority of the 30 issues in the series and he tells us some of the challenges in adapting the TV show to the comic book medium.
Episode 1: Superman and the Mole Men (1951) with Jonathan Morris
February 26th, 2017
1 hr 53 mins
adrien brody, ben affleck, dc, dc comics, diane lane, film, george reeves, hollywood, hollywoodland, jimmy olsen, jonathan morris, justice league, lex luthor, lois lane, movies, paul bernbaum, superman, superman and the mole men, the chronological superman
We begin our journey through the history of DC Comics on the big screen with Superman and the Mole Men from 1951. We have an interview with Superman expert Jonathan Morris, creator of the website The Chronological Superman, as well as an interview with Paul Bernbaum, screenwriter of the 2006 film Hollywoodland, which tells the story of the mysterious death of George Reeves, the actor who played the Man of Steel in The Adventures of Superman.
Episode 0 - Secret Origins and Preview
February 14th, 2017
11 mins 57 secs
arrow, batman, batman the animated series, comics, dc, dc comics, dc entertainment, green arrow, justice league, legends of tomorrow, supergirl, superman, teen titans, the flash, wonder woman
In this episode we introduce ourselves and give an idea of what to expect from the show.