Episode #107 – Quest Shacket

Prophecy Radio episode #107 discusses ALL of the recent Percy Jackson and the Olympians footage, including teasers, photos, and interviews because the SAG-AFTRA strike is now officially over! We also break down the latest Riordanverse news, including a super fun Read Riordan article and Rick’s latest blog post. Could this be the end of Kristen’s Korner forever!? Tune in to find out! New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and we keep our discussions PG-13.

News and Updates (00:01:39)

  • If you couldn’t tell, we’re VERY excited to jump into this week’s discussion because it’s been a long, long, LONG time coming.
  • But first, make sure you check out this hilarious article from Read Riordan titled, “The Monster’s Guide to Posing as a Human.”
  • Rick also gave us yet another blog post on November 10.
  • But it didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, and we’ll discuss more of what he posted about later.
  • Could this be the final Kristen’s Korner!?
  • The strikes are over and we are free to talk about Percy Jackson and the Olympians!
  • You can read the full text of the agreement between the AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA on the SAG-AFTRA website.
  • There’s also a thread on Twitter that gives you a good overview.
  • We go over a few of the highlights, including the amount of money in new wages and the streaming participation bonus.
  • SAG also negotiated for consent and compensation for the use of AI, but let’s be honest here: this is not the end of the discussion by far.
  • This contract only lasts three years, and it’ll be interesting to see what’s changed in that time.
  • Increased pension and health caps are important!
  • And so are the protections for diverse communities.
  • Overall, this did a lot for the community, and we hope everyone benefits greatly moving forward.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians teaser trailers and images (00:11:47)

  • But now it’s time to talk about all of the footage, images, and interviews for Percy Jackson and the Olympians we couldn’t discuss previously!
  • We have A LOT to get through, so sit back, put on your thinking cap, and let us know if we’ve missed any details.
  • First up, we have the teaser for the teaser trailer.
  • We finally have a premiere date, and it’s coming so much sooner than expected!
  • It’s interesting that we’re already getting a look at shots from the END of the season.
  • Karen really went all out to get all the details. Did you see the giant skeleton hanging from the ceiling of the Poseidon cabin?
  • We’re guessing at a lot of the context of these scenes, but we’re pretty sure we’re right.
  • Who can do a smoky eye better than Medusa!?
  • Did you catch Thalia’s tree along the left side of the screen as the trio was leaving camp?
  • Annabeth is most likely stabbing the chimera, and she looks SO BADASS.
  • We’re gonna be emotionally damaged when the minotaur attacks Sally.
  • Glynn Turman really has the best voice for the character of Chiron!
  • We love the outro titles, along with the cover of Vance Joy’s “Riptide” by Stealth.
  • This teaser didn’t give away any big moments, especially for those unfamiliar with the story.
  • We discuss the list of directors for each episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians
  • James Bobin has a lot of great productions under his belt targeted toward children.
  • Jet Wilkinson has dome some SERIOUS directorial work for Disney already, along with some other great shows.
  • Anders Engström has done a few projects we’ve heard about, and one of them was with Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz.
  • Did you read the September 18 Entertainment Weekly article?
  • We talk about Aryan Simhadri as Grover, along with how a Black Annabeth falls perfectly in line with what Rick wanted to accomplish with this story.
  • We also get FOUR new still and discuss them in detail.
  • Okay, it’s time to talk about the real teaser trailer now.
  • We’re really loving that cover of “Riptide.”
  • Here’s the statue of Perseus that Percy is looking at while at the museum.
  • Mr. Brunner is very excited to be teaching Greek History.
  • Percy is SO ready to beat up Nancy Bobofit on Grover’s behalf.
  • Megan Mulally as Mrs. Dodds is truly inspired casting.
  • We try to figure out why Percy is crying into the mirror.
  • Did you catch all the details on Zeus’ throne?
  • We love the exchange between Percy and Grover in this trailer.
  • Is Percy standing on the porch of the Big House in the next shot?
  • Why are the Poseidon and Ares signs the only ones painted?
  • Chiron has a brace on his leg, and we love this added detail SO MUCH.
  • Did you catch the details of Hades and Persephone’s thrones?
  • Liam Crowley has an interview that explains the direction they took with the Underworld.
  • PercySeries released some blurry photos during our recording that we pick apart.
  • Did you spot Auntie Em’s Garden Gnome Emporium, along with the Lotus Hotel & Casino?
  • Will we see the human skin on Ares’ motorcycle!?
  • Is that statue of Aphrodite an automaton?
  • Was that the Oracle or another creature?
  • Why is Annabeth hugging Percy!?
  • Did you know some people think this show looks low budget???
  • We’ve seen the minotaur scene a hundred times and it’s still gonna wreck us.
  • According to Rick, he has a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in the show.
  • Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Becky’s made the cut.
  • We also got confirmation that he’s NOT the Empire State Building Security Guard.
  • Don’t forget to pick up an official Camp Half-Blood T-shirt from Hot Topic.
  • Knight Edge Media revealed the episode titles for Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
  • It’s now time to talk about everything that came out of NYCC 2023!
  • Go follow Liam Crowley on Twitter because he has a lot of great coverage!
  • Fans will definitely get some surprises in the first season.
  • Did you see the description of the first seven minutes of the show?
  • The first exclusive clip was Mr. Brunner giving Percy Riptide.
  • The second exclusive clip was the minotaur scene.
  • Everyone is excited for fans to see the chimera and Cerberus.
  • Rick and Becky showed up to introduce the capture the flag scene.
  • Make sure you watch through the credits.
  • Here are some new images of Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson.
  • Did you see the amazing motion poster—which is also a subway ad?
  • Yes, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians teaser trailer is the most popular video on the Disney+ YouTube Channel.
  • Bear McCreary is scoring PJOTV.
  • Azrael Dalman will play young Percy Jackson.
  • It’s time to go through ALL the official cast photos and look for hints at what’s to come.
  • Here’s the BTS photos of Lin-Manuel Miranda on set.
  • Do yourself a favor and set time aside to read the Variety cover story on Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
  • We’re probably getting a new trailer (and maybe a season 2 announcement?) on November 16.

Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 108, in which we’ll discuss Chalice of the Gods chapters 12-14!

This episode’s hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz.

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