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.
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Deep Dive with KSL-TV’s Dan Spindle, Round 2   (01:42:36) June 23, 2022
Put on your Jedi rebreather, because we’re diving DEEP into the final 3 episodes of Disney Plus series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’. KSL TV’s Dan Spindle joins Andy Farnsworth once again for an extended discussion of the second half of the popular streaming series, which sees the former Jedi Master Kenobi pressed into action and out of […]
Does ‘Lightyear’ live up to the ‘Toy Story’ legacy? Featuring a former Disney Parks cast member   (01:14:48) June 17, 2022
A generation of kids grew up on the iconic ‘Toy Story’ character, Buzz Lightyear. Now with the new Disney/Pixar film ‘Lightyear,’ we take a closer look at the more human side of this zealous Space Ranger. Will this movie live up to the legacy of the original films? That’s what Fan Effect Hosts Andy Farnsworth […]
Star Wars experts Dan Spindle and Andy Farnsworth are back dissecting Episode 1-3 of Disney Plus’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’   (01:17:47) June 06, 2022
Two of our favorite Star Wars experts are back and ready to talk about the return of Kenobi. KSL TV’s Dan Spindle and our host Andy Farnsworth have waited for what feels like ages to discuss Disney Plus’s new series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi.” Now with three episodes under their belts, they are bursting with details to […]
‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ feels like a long episode in the best way possible   (01:16:10) May 27, 2022
“Bob’s Burgers” has been part of Fox’s animation domination lineup since 2011, developing a smaller but more rabid fandom than some of its peers. Now they are rejoicing as the Belcher family (Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, and Louise) have their own musical-comedy-thriller-mystery on the big screen. In this episode of Fan Effect, our hosts are […]
“Top Gun: Maverick” is a soaring success of a sequel!   (01:05:26) May 27, 2022
Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend box office, a sequel 36 years in the making is returning excited audiences to the ‘Danger Zone.’ “Top Gun: Maverick” is a soaring success of action, nostalgia, and story. Today on the Fan Effect Podcast our hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen dive deeply (after a spoiler-free […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Fictions and a couple of truth-is-more-fantastic-than-fiction options   (09:26) May 13, 2022
Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TVto help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of May 13, 2022.  First, a new Star Trek series with a “strange” concept of just telling interesting sci-fi stories with likable characters in ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.’ A couple of truth-is-more-fantastic-than-fiction dramatic options include ‘The Offer,’ a weekly series that tells the story […]
Fan Effect dives into the ‘Multiverse of Madness’   (01:14:06) May 13, 2022
After a bit of a delay, the Fan Effect crew is ready to dive deeply into “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by the Pop Knowledge blogger’ Natalie Mollinet to dissect this “Strange” sequel, which takes you to the darker side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. […]
Fan(X) Effect: Dan Farr has some ‘Scream’ingly cool guest announcements for FanX 2022   (54:16) May 13, 2022
Can you believe FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2022 is four months away?!! We can’t! Horror fans are excited about some ‘Scream’ingly cool guest just announced for the September mega event. FanX Founder Dan Farr joins host Andy Farnsworth to talk about the new celebrity guest announcements, reminisce about past events, and tease upcoming FanX […]
May the Fourth Be With You! Andy Farnsworth and Dan Spindle Enjoy #StarWarsDay, New Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer   (01:13:40) May 04, 2022
Fan Effect’s two resident Star Wars experts, Andy Farnsworth and Dan Spindle (from KSL 5 TV) form a Dyad on Star Wars Day to discuss the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer, and reminisce about their favorite moments and lines from the galaxy far, far away.  They also debate which are the best movies from each trilogy, […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Funny favorites include some ‘Bad Guys’ and Nick Cage   (08:37) April 23, 2022
Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TVto help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of April 22, 2022. It’s a wide selection of entertainment options this weekend with something for people of all different tastes. The family-friendly favorite is Dreamworks’ “The Bad Guys “ in theaters which everyone can enjoy. For a more grown-up comedy, “The Unbearable Weight of […]
Will the magic return to the Fantastic Beasts franchise with “The Secrets of Dumbledore?”   (01:02:21) April 15, 2022
The long-awaited and long-plagued third installment of The Fantastic Beasts franchise finally is in theaters, but does the movie return to the magic we muggles have gotten used to in the ever-expanding Wizarding World of Harry Potter? “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” might be getting mixed reviews from the press, but on this episode […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Sonic the Hedgehog runs into theaters the second time while ‘Waterman’ Makes waves   (06:49) April 09, 2022
Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TVto help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of April 8, 2022. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” runs into the theaters as a sequel to the 2020 surprise hit. For the grown-ups, there’s Michael Bay’s latest movie, “Ambulance”  that you might need some motion sickness meds to get through; Espionage twists and turns with […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: A dark and ‘Marvelous weekend   (07:50) April 02, 2022
Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TVto help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of April 1, 2022. There are some dark viewing choices this weekend within the Marvel universe. DisneyPlus’ new series Moon Knight is now streaming, as a sort of psychological thriller aspect, think twice about watching this one with your younger kids and tweens, especially right […]
FanX founder Dan Farr is bringing back a big name for FanX 2022!   (01:02:40) March 30, 2022
Can you believe it’s been six months since FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2021?! Now we only have another six months to prepare for the 2022 event this September at the Salt Palace. In this episode of the Fan Effect Podcast, FanX founder Dan Farr discusses the recently announced first round of guests for FanX […]
Hello there — Dan Spindle and Andy Farnsworth breakdown everything they know about the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series on DisneyPlus   (01:04:27) March 17, 2022
Hello there — KSLTV’s Dan Spindle and Andy Farnsworth are back and ecstatic to talk about the next chapter of the ever-expanding Star Wars universe. This time they are tackling all things teasers, rumors, and confirmed, on the upcoming DisneyPlus “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series. They break down the first full trailer, the wonder of having John […]
Andy’s KSL-TV  #WhatToWatch: Streaming shows about Pixar, puberty, and the Peanuts Gang   (07:05) March 11, 2022
Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TVto help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of March 11, 2022. What do Pixar, puberty, the Peanuts gang, Ryan Reynolds, time-travel and the 1980s LA Lakers have in common? They are all related to the streaming shows and movies Andy takes note of this weekend. Pixar’s “Turning Red” on DisneyPlusexplores the challenges […]
The Batman” is dark, gritty, and potentially divisive   (01:03:51) March 07, 2022
Our favorite caped-crusader is back on the big screen with Matt Reeves’ “The Batman“ (2022) soring into theaters. But, will this new dark and gritty version of the Dark Knight, starring Robert Pattinson under the cowl, be a hit or miss with fans? Hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen sit down to bicker all things […]
Andy’s KSL-TV  #WhatToWatch: “The Batman” is a dark film noir with a great cast of villains   (06:09) March 04, 2022
Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TVto help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of March 4, 2022. Batman is back on the big screen, this time with Robert Pattinson behind the cowl in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman.” This film-noir detective story is only available in the theaters with a darker tone than recent Batman films and some dark […]
Pioneer Theatre Company’s “Something Rotten!” reminds us of our love of theatre   (01:02:53) March 04, 2022
After a bit of a coronavirus enforced hiatus, the Utah theater scene has sprung back to life, and nothing showcases that wonderful development like the vibrant valentine of “Something Rotten!”  to theater currently on stage at the  Pioneer Theatre Company Today on the Fan Effect podcast host KellieAnn Halvorsen is joined by two fellow theater […]
Andy’s KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: The return of “Law & Order”   (06:38) February 25, 2022
Andy Farnsworth joinsKSL-TVto help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of February 25, 2022. Television seems to be the place to watch your shows this week with the long-awaited return of the hit NBC drama “Law & Order. As one of Andy’s favorite shows, he says the series returns and holds up to its own […]