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NYCC '17; Pacific Rim 2/Netflix Dark Trailers; Blade Runner Et al.-TheGrind 6pm

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Listen to a new episode of The Grindhouse podcast, thanks to the good folks at Afronerd Radio-airing this Sunday at 6pm.  Check out your favorite podcast "Planet Express" crew members (the "uncanny" Daryll B., left cost correspondent Claire Lanay, Dburt and Capt. Kirk) as they wax about the following pulp data this week:  we take a vist to NY Comic Con '17 and discuss some of the highlights; the Pacifc Rim, Marvel Runaways and Dark (Netflix) trailers hit not only NYCC but the cyberwebs; thoughts about Netflix' highly anticipated Punisher being removed from NYCC in deference to last week's mass shooting in Las Vegas; Blade Runner: 2049 premieres this weekend and we give our first impressions;  in nontroversial sports news-NY basketball's prodigal son (sort of...formerly of the Knicks and now with the Brooklyn Nets) gets critiqued for cultural appropriation for his new dreadlock hairstyle and NC Panthers' QB Cam Newton loses cred for his sexist comments toward a female sports reporter;  and in channeling his Blade Runner work, author Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams gets the streaming treatment, courtesy of Amazon;  a Marvel retailers' breakfast held adjacent to events at NYCC turned ugly over complaints of "females" amd diversity initiatives as sales purportedly plummet; a trailer showing the Atom (Ryan Choi) in the Injustice 2 video game hits the interwebs;; ihirst impressions of FOX' The Gifted;  Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel, Law & Order) and Patton Oswalt team up for SyFy's Happy; the MarySue highlights Asian girl heroes in a number of 2017 films;  And lastly, DC's Doomsday Clock marks the return of the Watchmen into continuity.  Call LIVE at 646-915-9620.

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