Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #388-Disney Fandom Christmas 2022


This year's D23 Expo has come and gone, and we're taking this week to sift through the announcements. The variety of announcements runs the gamut, and we certainly have thoughts. Plus we have some non-D23 news, your feedback, and some housekeeping.

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Salt Lake Fan X: The Hillywood Show (booth #3000), Eduardo Franco (Argyle in Stranger Things)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Santa Clauses

Emmy winners



Disney Legends Awards Ceremony

Disney and Pixar announcements

Hocus Pocus 2


Peter Pan & Wendy

Haunted Mansion

MUFASA: The Lion King

Snow White

The Little Mermaid


Win or Lose


Inside Out 2


Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products

New Stories Coming to Disneyland Resort

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort and the Transformation of EPCOT

New Horizons for Disney Cruise Line and the Disney Treasure

Three Frozen-Themed Lands Highlight Expansions at Disney Parks Around the World

Disney 100 Years of Wonder

Marvel, Lucafilm, and 20th Century Studios


Andor; September 21

Willow; November 30

Star Wars: The Bad Batch; January 4, 2023

Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi; October 26

The Mandalorian S3

Indiana Jones 5; June 30, 2023


Avatar: The Way of Water


“I Can Do This All Day”  performance

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; November 11


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania; February 17, 2023

Werewolf by Night; October 7

Secret Invasion

Armor Wars

Loki S2

Fantastic Four; November 8, 2024


Daredevil: Born Again

Captain America: New World Order

Thunderbolts; July 26, 2024

The Marvels; July 28, 2023


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #386: Bang-Bang-A-Boom

We return to the Big Finish catalog with Holly's birthday pick, Bang-Bang-A-Boom, with the Seventh Doctor and Mel. A murder mystery mixed with an intergalactic singing contest wrapped up in a spoof of several sci-fi tropes....and of course spoons! Plus we've got quite a bit of news/housekeeping and your feedback. 


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Salt Lake Fan X guest updates

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story trailer

Jared’s newest book: Battles in the Black

Now up on our YouTube channel: Chrissy and Jared review the Star Trek Adventures: Tricorder Collector’s Box 

Book club updates

Gold Standard #58: Out Of Africa

Introducing the Gold Standard Forum


Thursday, August 25, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #385: Igniting The Fire Part 8 (1956)

It's time again for a history lesson through the lens of rock 'n roll, and we're turning the dial to 1956. Along with the history lesson, we've got fandom news, Chrissy talks about the finding of some lost media, Rachel talks about going to the Stranger Things pop-up shop, and a lot of your feedback. 

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return | Official Trailer

Finding “Saban Moon”

Rachel’s recap of the Stranger Things Store

-The Stranger Things interactive experience

Gold Standard The Oscars Podcast #57: Amadeus



(Brigitte) Bardot

‘And God Created Women’ trailer

Brigitte Bardot interview in English on April 24, 1958


Hungarian Revolution of 1956

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956: History Matters


The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Crash Course American History #35

Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955

(Nikita) Krushchev

25th February 1956: Nikita Krushchev delivers his ‘secret speech’ announcing de-Stalinization

De-Stalinization: The Secret Speech (1956)

Marvin Kalb recounts how young Russians reacted to Krushchev’s ‘Secret Speech’

Princess Grace

Grace Kelly wins Best Actress: the 1955 Oscars

How a billionaire made Grace Kelly’s royal marriage happen

Grace Kelly royal wedding to Prince Rainer III (1956)

Grace Kelly: News report of her death - September 14, 1982

Peyton Place

Payton Place 1957 trailer

Ruth Warrick on Mia Farrow on “Peyton Place”

AMC Backstory: Peyton Place

Trouble in the Suez

Suez Crisis 1956

The 1956 Suez Crisis: History Matters

Here’s why the Suez Crisis almost led to Nuclear War


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #384: On The Grid

Hop on your lightcycle as we're headed to the grid! This week we take a look at the TRON franchise and its effects on the film industry and how it's reached cult status, despite it never being a box office darling. Also, no news or feedback this week, but we do have quite a bit of housekeeping. 

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Goodreads update

Gen Con 2022 photos are now up on our Facebook page

Rachel’s Gen Con 2022 haul up on YouTube

Interview with Erica Jones from Rollacrit also up on our YouTube

Rachel on Next Stop Everywhere: Davros (Big Finish #48)

Gold Standard Patreon, August 2022: The Exorcist


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #383: New Horizons

As the dust settles after the Kaylon attack, the crew of the Orville must find a way to live even with the loss of friends and Isacc's betrayal. Join us this week as we celebrate the return of one of our current favorite shows, and send out hopeful vibes to the universe that it gets another season. #RenewTheOrville Plus news, your feedback, and Rachel gives a TLDR recap of this year's Gen Con. 

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Olivia Newton-John, ‘Grease’ Star and ‘Physical’ Singer, Dies at 73

Andor trailer

Cars On The Road trailer

Gold Standard Ep #56: Terms of Endearment



All seasons of The Orville moving to Disney+ August 10

Why The Orville: New Horizons Season 4 Needs to Happen

The Orville: Scrapped Season 3 Episode to Be Released as Novella



Friday, August 5, 2022

Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast Episode #382: Love And Thunder

Running into a former friend or lover can be awkward in the best of circumstances, even more so when said "ex" is now the handler of your former weapon of worth. But when you are the god of thunder you learn to roll with the changes. Join us as we take a look at the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Love And Thunder. Plus we've got fandom news and your feedback. 

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Pat Carroll — the villainous voice of Ursula in Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' — dies at 95

Nichelle Nichols, Uhura in ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89

Bernard Cribbins, star of Doctor Who and Jackanory, dies aged 93

The release date for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Book club updates (sort of)