Obi-Wan Kenobi Series: Review & Evaluation (Episode 5)

September 25th, 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series: Review & Evaluation (Episode 4)

September 18th, 2022

The second half of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series starts today as we move along into Episode 4 and ramp up the stakes and dangers involved with the mission.


We pick up with Leia taken captive by Reva where the Inquisitors are based on Nur, Tala risking her cover for a rescue plan, a sector of bodies encased in amber of force-sensitive individuals, Obi-Wan slowly regaining strength/ability, and receiving assistance from the Path.


With Chase & Josh running through a detailed summary, providing thought provoking debates on how certain occurrences could change the scope of the Star Wars universe moving forward, giving overall takeaways of the episode and the potential fallout, be sure to check this one out.


"The braver you seem, the more afraid you are."

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series: Review & Evaluation (Episode 3)

September 11th, 2022

We have reached the halfway point in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series and will be jumping into Episode 3 today which will bring us some long awaited confrontations, years in the making!


Follow along as we see Obi-Wan coming to terms with the fact that Anakin Skywalker is still alive, him and Leia attempting to get off Mapuzo, an introduction to a double agent/secret society dedicated to helping the Jedi, and a showdown featuring Darth Vader at the absolute height of his powers.


With Chase & Josh providing a high level recap of the episode, discussing potential plot holes, thoughts on overall takeaways, and debating interesting topics, you're going to want to tune in.


"You should have killed me when you had the chance."

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series: Review & Evaluation (Episode 2)

September 4th, 2022

We continue our journey through the Obi-Wan Kenobi series and pick up where we left off last week. As mentioned previously, we will be covering each episode in this series individually, so here we go diving into Episode 2 today!


Stick around as we follow Obi-Wan's mission to rescue Leia which finds him on a dangerous planet with no leads, a race against Inquisitors, finding assistance from an unlikely ally, and Obi-Wan learning a shocking truth that has eluded him for 10 years.


With Chase & Josh guiding through a quick summary of the episode, discussing big takeaways/potential issues, debating the result of a potential duel, and providing perspectives on alternative outcomes, don't miss out.


"Kenobi is the last ember of a dying age, extinguish him."


Obi-Wan Kenobi Series: Review & Evaluation (Episode 1)

August 28th, 2022

Welcome back and thank you for stopping by! Today at Fact or Fantasy, we are pivoting  back into the world of streaming services and will begin covering the Obi-Wan Kenobi series that has taken the Star Wars universe by storm.


This series is comprised of 6 episodes and they all carry such a level of importance to the overall storyline, that we have decided to cover each specific episode individually to ensure nothing is left out and that no stone remains unturned.


So stick around and take a journey with us to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away where we come across Inquisitors who are hunting Jedi, an old familiar hero makes his reappearance, two important children are in danger, and one of them is taken captive. 


With Chase & Josh summarizing the episode, discussing major takeaways, making comparisons to previous Star Wars productions, highlighting moments that fell short or that issues we raised from, and debating the significance of certain characters, you don't want to miss this.


"The Jedi are cowards. They failed you, abandoned you. There is no point in protecting them. They would not do the same for you."

Thor: Love and Thunder- Breakdown, Review & Analysis

August 21st, 2022

We are back with another one-shot episode today, this time covering the standalone film Thor: Love and Thunder as well as how it might tie into the Marvel Universe going forward!


**Spoiler Alert** Do not listen to this episode if you have not yet seen the film and are looking to do so because in this installment, we go through a detailed recap and summary of the events as they appear in the movie from beginning to end.  You have been warned.


Join us as we follow Thor's recent adventures including some time spent with the Guardians of the Galaxy, the introduction of a weapon and wielder who threatens the gods, the return of Mjolnir, a trip to Omnipotence City, and an epic battle in the Shadow Realm.


With Chase & Josh discussing the plot points, recapping a summary of the events, highlighting aspects each liked and disliked about the film, debating interesting topics, and providing a numeric grade for this movie, don't miss out.


"With all this talk abut dropping heads, I want to give it a go." 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Breakdown, Review & Analysis

August 14th, 2022

Welcome back and thank you for joining us today as we switch gears back to a one-shot episode covering the standalone film, one that is crucial to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in it's current phase; Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness!


**Spoiler Alert** Do not listen to this episode if you have not yet seen the film and are looking to do so because in this installment, we go through a detailed recap and summary of the events as they appear in the movie from beginning to end. You have been warned.


Tag along as we follow Doctor Strange in a few different forms beside a new character with a curious ability to travel through the multiverse. We travel to different universes, meet the Illuminati, battle a powerful witch ensnared by the Darkhold, and witness some creepy Dreamwalking.


With Chase & Josh providing a detailed recap, sharing our opinions of what we saw on screen, discussing likes and dislikes, predictions of what's to come after this film, debating key questions, and a numeric scale rating of the movie, this episode is a can't miss.


"This isn't sorcery."

"It's witchcraft."

"Do we know anyone who's faced such a thing?"

Fact or Fantasy: Season 2 Midseason State of the Union

August 7th, 2022

Chase and Josh have hit the midway point in Season 2 of Fact or Fantasy and are here to bring you the midseason State of the Union episode where we will be discussing the key moments of the season, favorite experiences, challenges, and accolades Season 2 has brought us. In addition, we will be giving an exclusive look of what's on the horizon for the remainder of the season and beyond!

The Lord of the Rings: Series Rankings, Final Grades & Bonus Details

July 31st, 2022

The time has come to say goodbye to The Lord of the Rings trilogy series, but not before one last bonus episode to close out this epic arc the proper way!


Welcome to another Rankings Episode where we are taking an in-depth look inside the mind of Chase & Josh in regards to The Lord of the Rings and what/who in the series stood out to each in a hierarchy type format.


Not only will we be ranking our Top 5 in a multitude of categories, but we will also be providing final grades for each installment (novel& film), debating the Lord of the Rings MVP, providing thoughts on what could've made the story better in our opinions, and closing out with some anecdotes from the Appendixes. With this being the final send off to The Lord of the Rings original trilogy, don't miss out.

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Differences Part 2 Between Novel & Film

July 24th, 2022

We are excited to have you join us today as we jump into the final installment of The Lord of the Rings film series and emphasize the major differences between Part 2 of the extended edition of The Return of the King in comparison to the corresponding scenes found in its novel counterpart. Please note that the changing of character perspectives as seen on screen does not evenly line up with the sequence of events in the novel in a chronological order.


Follow along while we highlight the key differences found between the movie and the books such as; Frodo's entry into Shelob's Lair, the death of Denethor, the assistance of the dead army, the last council before marching on the Black Gate, and the aftermath of the Second Great War.


With Chase and Josh discussing the irregularities, highlighting problems affecting plot lines, providing evidence through passages found in the novel, and presenting Part 2 of the film with a numeric grade, don't miss out.


"Well, good luck on your road, and good luck to your homecoming!" said Mr. Butterbur. "Should have warned you before that all's not well in the Shire neither, if what we hear is true. Funny goings on, they say. But one thing drives out another, and I was full of my own troubles. But if I may be so bold, you've come back changed from your travels, and you look now like folk as can deal with troubles out of hand. I don't doubt you'll soon set all to rights. Good luck to you! And the oftener you come back the better I'll be pleased."

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