X-Ray Vision

By Crooked Media

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From Emmy-award winner Jason Concepcion and Crooked Media comes X-Ray Vision, a new weekly podcast that transcends pop culture and entertainment by taking listeners from Middle-earth to Waystar Royco, and everything in between. Hold on to your cape as we journey through the zeitgeist-iest (patent pending) of film, TV, and comics– guided by Jason’s one-of-a-kind analysis and expert guests. Test your fandom knowledge with panel discussions on the latest nerd news, casting, and show lore while staying tuned for deep dives into all of your favorite franchises. New episodes released weekly.

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A Galaxy Far, Far Away Goes Anime in Star Wars: Visions
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On Episode 4 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Cody Ziglar have the high ground when talking about three incredible shorts in Disney+’s Star Wars: Visions (dropping 9/22)! In Previously On (1:26)… they go bananas (better than flinging their feces, right?) for the trailer of Hulu’s upcoming Hit-Monkey series as well as recap the latest episode of What If…? and predict what’s coming next. Then in The Airlock (17:09) Jason and Cody dive deep (deeeeep) on three shorts from Star Wars: Visions: “The Duel” (Kamikaze Douga), “Tatooine Rhapsody” (Studio Colorido), and “The Twins” (Studio TRIGGER). Next, Jason cracks open The Omnibus (42:23) to explore the life and work of visionary director Akira Kurosawa and his prominent influence on the Star Wars universe. In The Hive Mind (1:00:34), Jason, Cody, and writer Alicia Lutes question whether Star Wars needs cinema when it has such good serialized storytelling in Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, and more. Finally, in today’s Endgame (1:19:57 )Jason & co. award their Medals of Yavin to the best characters from these three Visions shorts. Who was your favorite? Use #XRVEndgame to let us know! Tune in every Wednesday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the subscribe button!  Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia Introducing… The Listener’s Guide for all things X-Ray Vision, including the properties name-dropped in the episode! Hit-Monkey #1 and especially Deadpool #19-21, which features a Spider-Man/Merc with a Mouth team-up. Basilisk, the anime series based on the manga of the same name by Masaki Segawa. The 24 episode first season is on Hulu & Funimation; a second series produced in 2018 set ten years later is not. Sword of the Stranger (2007) is an anime film produced by Bones. Available on Funimation. RoboTech, a US-produced series broadcast on Harmony Gold that spooled together stories from three unrelated mecha anime series. Toonami, is an Adult Swim programming block started way back in 1997 on Cartoon Network that primarily airs anime. Kill la Kill, an anime series produced by TRIGGER and showcasing their frenetic, fast-paced style. Available on Netflix, Hulu, or Crunchyroll. Promare, a 2019 mecha (i.e. robots) anime film co-produced by TRIGGER that showcases more of that same style. Available on HBOMax or to rent on iTunes or Amazon. The Hidden Fortress (1958), directed by Akira Kurosawa. Available on HBOMax, Criterion Channel, & Kanopy. George Lucas: A Biography by John Baxter. The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler. Rashomon (1950), directed by Akira Kurosawa. Available on Criterion Channel, HBOMax, Kanopy & to rent on Amazon or iTunes. The Simpsons, “Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo” (season 10, ep. 23). Available on Disney+. Yojimbo (1961), Sanjuro (1962), Kagemusha (1980), Ran (1985), and Dreams (1990), all directed by Akira Kurosawa, the inspiration for Sergio Leone & Clint Eastwood. Available on Criterion Channel, HBOMax, & Kanopy. Wolverine, written by Chris Claremont with art by Frank Miller and first published in 1982. The 4-issue arc covers Wolverine’s engagement to Mariko Yashida. The Asian Influence on Hollywood Action Films (2008), by Barna William Donovan. Astro Boy, known as Atom in Japan, an iconic character of manga and anime, created by Osamu Tezuka in 1951. The character has been featured in video games, TV, and film. Star Wars: The Clone Wars, if you’re listening to this right now, you probably already know it, but, if you don’t, check it out! Available on Disney+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
A Multiverse of Possibilities with Marvel's What If...? + Shang-Chi's Simu Liu
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On Episode 3 of X-Ray Vision, Christmas comes early for Jason Concepcion and rotating co-host Rosie Knight! In Previously On… they get the download on the Matrix Resurrections trailer (1:56), toggle their gamepads with the latest Marvel and DC video game news (8:02), talk about Marvel’s separation from Immortal Hulk artist Joe Bennett (16:49), geek out over the forthcoming Avengers Forever series (26:44), unwrap the Christmas extravaganza of Disney+’s Hawkeye (32:19), and give their hot takes on the first three episodes of FX on Hulu’s Y: The Last Man (44:09). In The Airlock (59:14), Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeeeeep) into predictions for the final episodes of the Disney+ show What If…? and contemplate the multiverse of possibilities for future Marvel animated projects. Then on The Hive Mind (1:28:03), Jason chats with Simu Liu, star of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. Finally, in The Endgame (1:41:11), Jason and Rosie each rank their Top Five Pop Cultural Apocalypses. Don’t forget to Hulk Smash the subscribe button! Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/xrayvision..  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
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On Episode 2 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion navigates his way through a moving forest to bring you his take on the latest MCU film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings! But first in Previously On… (1:23) Jason and rotating co-host Rosie Knight discuss Netflix’s newly cast live action reboot of Avatar, geek out over the stills from the upcoming Cowboy Bebop show, howl at the moon over rumors of a Marvel Werewolf By Night Halloween Special, and recap episodes 3 and 4 of What If…?. In the Airlock (32:15) they sing their praises of Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, then Jason cracks open the Omnibus (51:43) and dives deep into the history and context of Shang-Chi’s comic origins as well as The Mandarin’s Ten Rings. For this week’s Hive Mind (1:10:11), X-Ray Vision welcomes Phil Yu (aka Angry Asian Man) to discuss Asian American representation in pop culture and, in the Endgame (1:23:50), all three throw down their Top Five Weapons & Gear of the MCU.   Don’t forget to Hulk Smash the subscribe button!   Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/xrayvision..  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
The Marvelous MCU TV Shows of Disney+
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On Episode 1 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion’s spidey-senses are tingling! Jason and rotating co-host Cody Ziglar talk about the excitement surrounding the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars: Visions anthology series, dissect the mind-blowing Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, and Jason tells all about his unexpectedly iconic look at the Shang-Chi Premiere (1:42). Then, Jason and Cody dive deep (deeeeep) into Marvel Phase 4 & the shows WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki currently streaming on Disney+ (24:50). Next, Jason unpacks the mythological origins of the character Loki (1:02:42) before welcoming X-Ray Vision’s very first panelist Jason Mantzoukas (1:15:57) to talk about how Marvel is changing TV and film to be more like comics. Finally, as the cherry on top of the superhero sundae, Jason Concepcion and Cody play a round of “Who’s Your Neville? Who’s Your Gollum?” (1:39:40). Because what are Podcasts if not Culture persevering? Don’t forget to Hulk smash the subscribe button! Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/xrayvision..  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
X-Ray Vision with Jason Concepcion (coming soon)
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Introducing X-Ray Vision, the newest podcast from Crooked Media. From the mind of Emmy-award winner Jason Concepcion comes X-Ray Vision. This new weekly podcast transcends pop culture and entertainment, taking listeners from Middle-Earth to Waystar Royco, and everything in between. Hold on to your cape as we journey through the zeitgeist-iest (patent pending) of film, TV, and comics– guided by Jason’s one-of-a-kind analysis and expert guests. Test your fandom knowledge with panel discussions on the latest nerd news, casting, and show lore while staying tuned for deep dives into all of your favorite franchises. This is X-Ray Vision. Premiering August 30th with new episodes dropping weekly. Subscribe now!  Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021