Fan Effect

Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things ‘geek’, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of TV shows. Andy Farnsworth, Adam Thomas and Tysen Webb live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: James Bond is finally back in ‘No Time to Die’ the 25th film in the spy saga   (12:20) October 09, 2021
Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of October 8, 2021. James Bond is finally back in No Time to Die the 25th film in the James Bond saga. Daniel Craig’s James Bond faces his endgame in his final portrayal of the iconic character, facing off with old and new […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ is a poisonous pointless sequel but there are other good things to watch this weekend   (10:43) October 01, 2021
Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of October 2, 2021 He points out that while ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage,’ might be a pointless mix of slapstick comedy and gruesome deaths, there are some other good things to watch this weekend! You can never go wrong with a Lego […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Animated sequel series and a film adaption of a Broadway hit   (05:43) September 24, 2021
Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 24, 2021. This week we have animated sequel series and a film adaption of a big Broadway hit: but will the audiences find these adaptations a hit? Dear Evan Hansen, the movie, mixes positive messages amid a difficult subject matter and […]
Utah – This is the Place, for Fandoms!: Live FanX 2021 Recording   (52:12) September 23, 2021
TIME has declared Utah The Nerdiest State in America, but what is it about the Beehive State that makes it a fan-friendly home to all the freaks-and-geeks out there? Could it be how the chaotic crash of conservative and liberal culture creates a completely unique creative scene? The hospitality of its residents? Or even the […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Books turned series are making a hit with streaming services   (06:32) September 17, 2021
Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 17, 2021. Books turned into screen fodder is the theme for today’s reviews, with iconic creatives in the mix to offer weight to tuning into these programs. The big movie of the week hitting theaters and HBOMax is Clint Eastwood in […]
Hollywood voiceover star Rob Paulsen talks Animaniacs, TMNT and the time he voiced Tom Cruise’s kisses   (01:08:57) September 16, 2021
Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Hollywood voiceover star Rob Paulsen ahead of his appearance at FanX Salt Lake as a featured guest in September, and the release of season two of Animaniacs on Hulu in November. Rob is best known for being the voice of Yakko Warner on “Animaniacs”, Pinky on “Pinky […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Families have good choices for feel-good flicks this—SQUIRREL!!!   (06:46) September 10, 2021
Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 10, 2021. This weekend families and grownups have some good choices for flicks to watch, from a remake of a memorable 80s/90s TV show, more adventures from Pixar’s favorite talking dog, a comedy about an illegal coupon empire and a Tony […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Labor Day Weekend has a load of ‘Worth’-while content to watch from ‘Shang-Chi’ to ‘Only Murders in The Building’   (06:36) September 04, 2021
Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 3,  2021. Labor Day Weekend is here and Marvel has one more blockbuster to wrap up the Summer season with ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.’ The exciting and surprisingly beautiful film brings martial arts into the Marvel Cinematic […]
Megaplex Monthly Check-in: September 2021 – Who is ready for Fall films & FanX fun?   (59:11) September 03, 2021
The Summer might be waning, but we are all heated up over the movies and events coming up in September 2021! Not only do we get films like “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” at the Megaplex Theatres, but we get to (finally) experience Utah’s biggest pop-culture and fandom event with FanX Salt […]
Cosplayers have fun and win big at the FanX Cosplay Games!   (45:04) September 01, 2021
 FanX is almost here! Guests are already getting excited and for those brave enough to throw on a costume and go on a scavenger hunt, they are even winning multi-day passes! On the last Saturday of August, Fan Effect host KellieAnn Halvorsen was joined FanX’s Ro Malaga and numerous cosplayers for the first big event […]
FanX founder Dan Farr dishes out details of the 2021 mega event   (42:20) August 27, 2021
FanX is back, and bigger and better than ever! When the worldwide coronavirus pandemic canceled FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention in 2020, organizers promised to be back ready for an even greater Xperience in 2021. Now the comic and pop culture event is poised to deliver in less than a month, when fans of all […]
It’s fun and fantasy at the Utah Renaissance Faire! Featuring Utah Valley Fine Arts Council’s Joseph Smith   (45:13) August 26, 2021
At the 2021 Utah Renaissance Faire, families and fans are excited to gather outdoors and escape from our modern hustle-and-bustle to a simpler day of food, entertainment, and maybe a mermaid or two. Taking place at Thanksgiving Point the final weekend of August, guests can sample the wares of blacksmiths and artisans, play-pillage with vikings, […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Three PAWsitive films to Reminisce about this weekend   (12:50) August 20, 2021
Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 20, 2021. From a family-friendly feature film based on a beloved toddler tv series to a stunning sci-fi film noir team-up of Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson, there are three good movies to watch this weekend. Hugh Jackman explores people’s memories and […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: A fun and funny“Free Guy” should be at the top of your watchlist!   (08:55) August 13, 2021
Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 13, 2021. After ages of delays, “Free Guy” is the fun and funny movie we need right now. Ryan Reynolds carries the movie with his wide-eyed innocence, likeability, and humor. The story by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn is very engaging with […]
Megaplex Monthly Check-in: August  2021 – Beat the heat with a cinema treat!   (33:36) August 07, 2021
In Utah we smashed heat records in both June and July 2021, now in August as the heatwave continues, the Megaplex Theatres continues to provide a place of refuge from the sun’s sweltering waves. At the Megaplex, you can enjoy wonderfully chilling air conditioning, buttery popcorn, a plethora of treats, and a luxury movie experience […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: “The Suicide Squad” for hardcore fans and “Vivo” for families   (09:06) August 06, 2021
Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 6, 2021. After the painful flop of DC Comics & Warner Bros Pictures “Suicide Squad” in 2016, the studios decided to reboot the concept with a different and highly successful Marvel movie director (James Gunn of “Guardians of the Galaxy” fame) […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: A ‘Jungle Cruise’ ride adaption, the intriguing story of ‘Stillwater,’ or artistic ‘The Green Knight.”   (12:46) August 03, 2021
Host Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of July 30, 2021. He has a lot of options coming to the box office from the star-studded (and covid delayed) Jungle Cruise based on the beloved Disney Parks classic ride, to the intriguing story of ‘Stillwater’, and the artistic, but not […]
A deep dive into Space Jam: A New Legacy; Is the sequel a slam dunk or massive disappointment?   (01:10:11) July 29, 2021
Is the Space Jam sequel a slam-dunk or massive disappointment? You have already heard host Andy Farnsworth’s review in a past podcast episode, now it’s host KellieAnn Halvorsen’s turn to deep-dive into Space Jam: A New Legacy along with two local fans. KellieAnn was introduced to today’s guests when they populated a FanX panel on […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Jamin’ to a Space Jam sequel and an irreverent tv musical series   (10:00) July 16, 2021
Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV’s morning show to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of July 16, 2021.  In this episode of Fan Effect, we merge Andy’s full review of the big movie of the week ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy,’ with the TV segment to give our listeners a full overview of what to watch this weekend. Today’s shows range from a Space Jam sequel 25 years in […]
Marvel movies are back with ‘Black Widow’ and weaving a spell on the Fan Effect crew   (01:34:57) July 16, 2021
The long wait is finally over for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After two drought-filled years, fans have a new Marvel film to consume and this time the star is none other than the Avengers original heroine, Black Widow. Today on the Fan Effect Podcast host Andy Farnsworth and producer KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined […]