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.
Inside Jurassic Quest! The dinosaur drive-thru comes to Utah   (15:43) April 22, 2021
Have you ever wanted to come face-to-face with a tyrannosaurus rex? From April 23-May 9, 2021, at the USANA Health Sciences Amphitheatre in West Valley City, you will get a chance. Well, Bumper-to-bumper at least. When Jurassic Quest’s Drive-Thru dinosaur safari rolls, or roars, into town! Families, fans, and pint-sized paleontologists alike will enjoy the audio tour featuring more than 70 moving […]
Andy’s KSL-TV Mini-Review:  ‘Godzilla Vs Kong’ Is best seen on the big screen   (04:34) April 04, 2021
In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews the larger than life ‘Godzilla Vs Kong. ’ These two titular titans face each other once more in this epic movie in their cinematic Monsterverse. Audiences get another larger-than-life battle between the two, and this time it looks just like you would imagine. If the reason you’re watching […]
Andy’s KSL-TV Mini-Review: “The Courier” & “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”   (08:05) March 22, 2021
In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Courier” and ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League.’ It’s been said that “the door of history turns on small hinges,” and that is nowhere more evident than the story told in “The Courier,” a true story about an English businessman who gets caught up in the world […]
Andy’s KSL-TV Mini-Review: “The Courier” & “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”   (08:05) March 22, 2021
In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Courier” and ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League.’ It’s been said that “the door of history turns on small hinges,” and that is nowhere more evident than the story told in “The Courier,” a true story about an English businessman who gets caught up in the world […]
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Author Jeff Kinney talks Scary Stories, a New Animated Series and Why His Picture Isn’t on His Books   (26:44) March 19, 2021
When you sell 250,000,000 of your books, it’s hard to believe you can stay relatively anonymous.  But Jeff Kinney, author of the mega-popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of books and movies, manages to pull off that feat–for the most part. In this episode, Kinney joins Fan Effect  host Andy Farnsworth to talk about […]
Andy’s KSL-TV  Mini-Review: Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is something for the whole family   (04:15) March 05, 2021
In this minisode, host Andy Farnsworth reviews Disney’s latest release, ‘Raya And The Last Dragon’ on KSL-TV. In the midst of the (hopefully) waning pandemic, Disney is bringing their latest animated feature to both the movie theaters and their DisneyPlus streaming service as a premium purchase. The feature mixes several genres and styles, and It’s, […]
Dan Farr announces E.T. star Henry Thomas as FanX 2021 guest!   (32:02) March 05, 2021
American actor and musician, Henry Thomas, best known for his breakout role as Elliott in Steven Spielberg’s film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, is the next big guest announcement coming to FanX 2021 this September! FanX founder and producer Dan Farr joins host Andy Farnsworth to discuss the big news and the excitement surrounding the upcoming event, […]
Dan Farr on the first big guest announcement of FanX 2021!   (48:38) January 08, 2021
It is official, FanX 2021 has announced their first big guests for the Salt Lake Comic Convention this September. While the global pandemic postponed the 2020 event, FanX founder and producer Dan Farr is excitedly planning a party like no other this year! He joins host Andy Farnsworth to dive into the universe of the […]
Star Wars finally has another holiday special and this time it’s Lego!   (46:21) December 22, 2020
What happens when the cuteness of legos meets the horrifying 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special? We get the new hybrid of Star Wars parody that is The Lego Holiday Star Wars Special. The show, released on Life Day 2020 on DisneyPlus, is a family-friendly comedic jumble of time-traveling, Easter egg hunting, Wookie growling fun. Deseret […]
Happy belated Birthday! Getting to know Andy Farnsworth Fandoms   (55:57) November 16, 2020
In this special edition of Fan Effect, we get to know a bit more about our host, Andy Farnsworth, as a belated birthday gift to our listeners. What sparked his love of all things fandom? What in his opinion are the elements that make for a magnificent movie? What is his vision for the future […]
Let’s all go to the drive-in with the Salt Lake Film Society   (33:02) October 16, 2020
Are you craving the movie-going experience in this topsy-turvy pandemic world? Well, The Salt Lake Film Society has some options to allow you to get your popcorn on, and see the new and classic films you crave from the comfort of your own home or as a glorious drive-in experience. Tori Baker, President and CEO […]
Dude, “Bill & Ted Face the Music” Is Like Movie Comfort Food   (41:32) September 14, 2020
It’s been over 30 years since Bill S Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan first became a pop culture smash hit in “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” but with everything that’s happened in 2020, their third movie, “Bill & Ted Face the Music” is somehow exactly what we needed. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is […]
Dude, “Bill & Ted Face the Music” Is Like Movie Comfort Food   (41:32) September 14, 2020
It’s been over 30 years since Bill S Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan first became a pop culture smash hit in “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” but with everything that’s happened in 2020, their third movie, “Bill & Ted Face the Music” is somehow exactly what we needed. In this episode, Andy Farnsworth is […]
Is the “Mulan” live-action remake worth the premium access cost?   (01:03:16) September 10, 2020
We had to wait almost six extra months for it, but the live-action version of “Mulan” from Disney studios finally premiered… exclusively on Disney Plus…at an extra cost. The biggest question for fans of the 1998 original is should you spend the money to watch it now… or wait a few months until it becomes […]
Talking COVID-19 Effects on FanX 2020 With Owner/Co-Founder Dan Farr   (47:01) April 07, 2020
COVID-19 has forced closures and cancellations aplenty through spring 2020, including big movies, concerts, events and conventions.  Restrictions on gatherings may continue until later in the year, something that could potentially affect FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention in September and its many thousands of attendees. Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth reached out to FanX owner […]
Disney/Pixar’s ONWARD and What Fandom Characters We’d Like to Spend A Day With   (01:09:38) March 06, 2020
The main theme in Disney/Pixar’s new movie ONWARD centered around the question: What would you do to spend one more day with a loved one who is dead, and what would you do during that day? Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth joined once again by Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner to review “Onward” (with minor […]
Sonic, “Call of the Wild”, “The Invisible Man” and the Challenge of Adapting Games and Books Into Movies   (01:09:03) March 03, 2020
The leading box office movies of the past month have all been adaptations of either books or a video game: “Sonic the Hedgehog”; “The Call of the Wild”; “The Invisible Man”.  But if you’ve been paying attention, this is not a recent trend. Host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Kristian Odland, GeekTyrant.com writer and “One […]
The Immediate Future of “Star Wars” Is “The High Republic”   (38:17) February 27, 2020
The future of “Star Wars” outside of Disney Plus is no longer a secret with the announcement of “The High Republic” crossover series of books and comics.  Starting in August 2020, publishers will explore the world of the Jedi that existed 200 years before the movie series takes place. Host Andy Farnsworth is joined by […]
Reactions to the Leaked Star Wars Script From Colin Trevorrow   (01:12:20) January 20, 2020
A supposed first draft script for Star Wars Episode IX that Colin Trevorrow wrote before he was fired as director in 2017 is now on the web and has many fans asking… would this movie have been better final chapter in the saga than what we got in “The Rise of Skywalker?” Host Andy Farnsworth […]
Deep Dive Into “The Mandalorian” and How It’s Uniting Fractured Star Wars Fans (Hint: #BabyYoda)   (01:18:09) January 13, 2020
Star Wars’ first live-action TV series, “The Mandalorian,” is an unquestioned success, as it quickly became one of the most in-demand streaming shows after its launch on day one of Disney Plus. Fan Effect host Andy Farnsworth is joined by Deseret.com entertainment editor Herb Scribner and KSL Radio reporter Mary Richards to break down what […]