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Your Weekend Justice #255: For All the Great Danes Named Hamlet

Capwolf!

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. This episode is from the archives: recorded in May 2016.

Agenda:

  • Widge finally sees Deadpool
  • The spreading of Megacon and seeing Stan Lee
  • This is back when Widge could remember names, apparently
  • Civil War works…no idea how
  • Killing your Big Bad three times just to make sure
  • The Flash show is up to something
  • Ming-Na Wen on very little sleep
  • Death is a no because time travel (plus contract)
  • Much Legends of Tomorrow chat
  • Also, Agents of SHIELD
  • Ghost Rider: The Sitcom
  • Preacher
  • 12 Monkeys: The Series
  • The uncertain state of Marvel TV shows
  • JJ reports on X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Peter Dinklage in Pixels
  • Women in Star Wars? Saints preserve us!
  • Convincing Chris Evans to keep wielding the shield
  • Out Steve Perrying Steve Perry
  • Rox, cult expert, on The Following
  • Superhero fashion and Jon wants a dance belt
  • Jim Henson’s Game of Thrones
  • The old school HBO logo
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