LEGION: Navid Negahban chats the third and final season of the FX series – Exclusive Interview

Navid Negahban as Amahl Farouk in LEGION - Season 3 | ©2019 FX/Pari Dukovic

In LEGION, now in its third and final season on FX Monday nights, Navid Negahban plays Amahl Farouk. Farouk isn’t anybody’s garden-variety antagonist. He was once a Middle Eastern ruler with enormous psychic powers, but was defeated by X-Men founder Charles Xavier (Harry Lloyd). Farouk took revenge by inserting himself into the mind of Xavier’s then-infant son, who grows up to be super-powerful mutant David Haller (Dan Stevens). In Season 1 and part of Season 2, Farouk took on the form of David’s psych hospital buddy Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), and then possessed scientist Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement). Farouk additionally appeared […]Read On »

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LEGION: Rachel Keller talks Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Rachel Keller is Syd Barrett in LEGION - Season 3 | ©2019 FX/Pari Dukovic

In LEGION’s third and final season, Mondays on FX, Dan Stevens’s powerful mutant David Haller is now running a cult. David is trying to repair his relationship with Rachel Keller’s character, Syd Barrett. Syd has the ability to switch bodies with anyone she touches, although she uses this talent sparingly. David and Syd were lovers, but David ruined things when he mind-wiped Syd so that she’d have sex with him. When Syd discovered this violation later, she rejected him. David wants Syd back, but won’t take responsibility for what he did. Instead, he just wants to use supernatural means to […]Read On »

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LEGION: Rachel Keller gives the scoop on Season 2 of mutant series – Interview

LEGION - Season 2 key art | ©2018 FX

In FX Networks’s LEGION, which has its second-season finale on Tuesday, June 12, Dan Stevens stars as David Haller. David grew up thinking he was schizophrenic, but it turns out that he has superpowers, and the voices in his head belonged to the power-hungry Amahl Farouk, a body-jumping parasite who has a grudge against David’s birth father, Charles Xavier, aka Professor X of Marvel’s X- Men. David is in love with Syd Barrett, another powered person played by Rachel Keller. Syd’s issue is that if she touches someone, they have a tendency to swap bodies. This can alternately come in […]Read On »

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POP SHOW – Episode 43: LOGAN Review and DEADPOOL 2 Trailer

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to Episode 43 of the POP SHOW starring Anthony C. Ferrante. Once again, Anthony is out of action as he is still shooting SHARKNADO 5, so once again, Sonia Mansfield, Christopher Allen Smith and myself are left to helm the ship. This week we talk about the big X-MEN film LOGAN and review the film and why we think it has done so well already at the Box Office. We then get into a discussion about R rated superhero films in general and what we might want to see next from an attempt to bring characters to screen with a little more […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 34: The Legion Of Love Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we talk about the latest installment in the Marvel Universe, FX’s new TV show LEGION, which you may or may not know is an X-Men spin-off. In our second segment, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re going to get all mushy on you and share our top 3 favorite love stories. All of that plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. Related: DORKING OUT ABOUT TRAILERS – Episode 3: Power Rangers, Transformers, Colossal […]Read On »

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POP SHOW Podcast – Episode 38: The TCAs and the Flash movie

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome to another installment of the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante. This week Anthony joins us for just a brief period of time to talk about the Television Council Association (TCAs) recent press events. AssignmentX’s own Abbie Bernstein also joined us to talk about the TCAs including 24: LEGACY, new shows coming to ABC and other networks as well as if streaming networks are making bigger leaps in broadcasting compared to traditional networks. Also joining the POP SHOW were Chris Smith, Sonia Mansfield and myself as we talk about issues involving the FLASH movie and overall problems with […]Read On »

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TCAs: Jeph Loeb talks THE DEFENDERS, LEGION, Marvel on Netflix and more – exclusive interview

Charlie Cox as Daredevil in Netflix's series | © 2016 Netflix

The Marvel Cinematic Universe on television is mighty. ABC has MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD on Tuesday nights. Netflix has the first two seasons of DAREDEVIL, the first seasons of JESSICA JONES and LUKE CAGE, with IRON FIST set to premiere March 17 and THE DEFENDERS (bringing together Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist) and THE PUNISHER (with Jon Bernthal in the lead) coming later in 2017. FX is taking its first leap into Marvel-dom with Dan Stevens in the title role of David Haller, […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Special Bulletin: The Comic-Con Trailers Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. What do you call it when there’s a bunch of trailers together? A herd? A gaggle? A murder? Anyway, a bunch of new trailers that were unveiled at Comic-Con last week. We could wait until next week’s episode to talk about them, so we have a very special episode of Dorking Out for you. We’re calling it Dorking Out: Special Bulletin. AssignmentX’s own associate editor Peter Brown joins us, and we talk about a lot of great trailers from JUSTICE LEAGUE and WONDER WOMAN to FX’s series LEGION and KING ARTHUR, which for some reason leads to a […]Read On »

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