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We all remember our first don’t we?  The first time we see them on screen.  The first time we hang their poster on the wall.  The first time we watch another movie just because they are in it.  Our first celebrity crush.  Well, she was mine.

I first “met” Carrie Fisher in the iconic role of Princess Leia in Star Wars when it came out in 1977.  I was only 4 at the time but I knew then that we had something special.  The way she lit up the screen was magical for me.

I followed her on to some of the other films she was in.  Always looking out for that smile and twinkle in her eye.  I was surprised by her cameos and even more impressed by her writing.  And when she made her big comeback, there was no one more excited than me.

It now saddens me that she has passed.  She had managed to work her way into the lives of millions of fans throughout the world.  We will miss you Carrie.  We will miss your candor and honesty.  But most of all, we will miss your smile.

Carrie Fisher is survived by her mother, Debbie Reynolds and daughter, Billie Lourd.  We here at Forbidden Panel send them and her friends and family and her millions of fans our condolences.


In this episode we welcome back Anthony and review both

Assassin’s Creed


Star Wars Rogue One.


In this episode we review Westworld, HBO’s newest foray into a scripted show.

Standing in for Anthony this week is special guest Jason Graham.

All of this plus the news!!

Here are the links that Jason mentioned during the show.


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PanelCastIconNewIn this episode join Anthony and AJ as they journey to the movies to see Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them!!  And don’t worry this is a SPOILER FREE review!!

The following games, teams and individuals have been nominated for creative and technical excellence at The Game Awards 2016.

Nominated games must have been commercially released to the public before November 24, 2016. To understand more about the nomination process, voting publications and rules, please see the “Rules and Voting” section.

Winners will be revealed live at The Game Awards 2016, which you can watch around the world live on Thursday, December 1.


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In this episode join AJ and Anthony as they get to discover the joy that is Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.  AJ gets the opportunity to interview David Mack (Kabuki, Fight Club 2), Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp), Alfred Velasquez (Wondercomics), Rafael Navarro (Guns A Blazin), and many many more!!




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DC may have entered the Rebirth era, but the effects of the 5-year-long New 52 initiative are still being felt — and in the case of this new statue, that sentiment can be taken literally. Sideshow Collectibles has partnership with Prime 1 Studio to create a New 52 style statue of the Man of Steel himself, Superman.


The Polystone statue will have a limited run of only 500 and will go for the super price of $749.99. But Sideshow also offers monthly installment plans that get down into the $80 range, as well. The statue is limited to one per person and is expected to arrive between August and October 2017. Continue reading

The first trailer for the highly anticipated film Logan.1qnxkvy



This trailer is a far cry from the first 2 films in the franchise in that it depicts and more broken down, despondent version of Logan.  I, for one, really can appreciate the darker version of the character.



Loosely based on the Mark Millar story line of “Old Man Logan”, this film promises to pull out all the stops in a very adult version of the character.



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