Episode #29 – Dark-Haired Miscreant

Welcome to Prophecy Radio, a Percy Jackson podcast dedicated to all of Rick Riordan’s past, present, and future projects! Co-hosts Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz discuss the latest news in the Percy Jackson/Rick Riordan Presents fandom, then discuss Walker Scobell in The Adam Project and how he’ll make the perfect Percy, as well as read Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse chapters 15 and 16. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:01:12)

  • #SeaOfMonstersWeek is coming to a close, but we’re primed and ready for #TitansCurseWeek!
  • April 19 seemed to be a pretty big day for book releases.
  • First up, we’ve got the Aru Shah and the End of Time graphic novel.
  • Oh, and don’t miss the Jambavan article on Read Riordan.
  • Then we’ve got Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse (book 2 in the Between Earth and Sky series).
  • Lastly, don’t forget about Flirting with Fate by J.C. Cervantes.
  • This week, we also got the announcement of Roshani Chokshi’s new book, The Last Tale of the Flower Bride.
  • Rick thanks the fans for putting Daughter of the Deep on the NYT bestsellers list for 25 weeks, and gives us an update on the screenplay.
  • We also get a little update on the Kane Chronicles movie, as well as the Solaneglo book.
  • Did you catch the chat between Rick Riordan and Daniel José Older?
  • Do you know what well-known author helped him come up with the title Ballad & Dagger?
  • We’ve also got a brand new Rick blog post to discuss!
  • First up, a reminder that Rick is no longer on social media and that Ashlee Latimer posts from his accounts.
  • Annabeth and Grover casting will be soon!
  • Will Walker dye his hair black? Does Rick care if Annabeth is blonde?
  • And we get some more reassurance that this adaptation is going to be awesome.

The Adam Project starring Walker Scobell (00:21:27)

  • How did we feel about The Adam Project the first time we watched it? What about the second?
  • Surprising no one, we both really loved this one.
  • Ryan Reynolds is always funny, but Walker really held his own.
  • We talk about our favorite scenes and lines from the movie—ones that really remind us of Percy Jackson.
  • There are even some shots from the movie that look like they could be from the show.
  • Walker is going to be such a sassy Percy, and we are ready for it!
  • Can’t you just imagine him going toe-to-toe with Ares?
  • Walker is a great physical actor, and that’s going to come in handy for this show.
  • Adam and his mom’s relationship is a little snarkier than Percy and Sally’s, but we can’t wait to see it play out on screen.
  • Speaking of moms, did you recognize Catherine Keener?
  • The Maya/Adam standoff is not wholly unlike the Ares/Percy standoff.
  • We’re still curious how that scene at the end is going to play out.
  • It’s totally a lightsaber.
  • There are so many scenes from Lightning Thief that will be awesome to see on screen, especially now that we know Walker is playing Percy.
  • The Adam Project proves Walker Scobell has the capacity to do all sorts of roles.
  • We’re so excited for this!!!

Chapter Reviews (00:41:43)

  • Kristen’s really working on those brief recaps.
  • It’s time to discuss Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse chapter 15!
  • Hank and Chuck were pretty fantastic.
  • But what does it look like back at the dam with the statues missing?
  • It’s cool that Sally can see through the Mist.
  • There is so much more Rachel Elizabeth Dare to come.
  • Nereus is basically a fish leprechaun.
  • Karen stands by her love of Bessie.
  • Did you know the origins of the manticore?
  • Was Dr. Thorn or Kronos weaving some sort of magic over Thalia, or was she simply thinking the whole situation through?
  • After all, she has valid reasons to be mad at Zeus and the Olympians.
  • Maybe Mr. D does care about Peter Johnson?
  • This whole scene was pretty spectacular.
  • Now it’s time for Titan’s Curse chapter 16!
  • We finally know for sure who Zoë’s hero was.
  • Can you believe Percy sacrificed the Nimean lion skin?
  • Is no one worried about Grover!?
  • The Chases are kind of…great?
  • It was so interesting meeting Annabeth’s dad for the first time.
  • We don’t blame her for not always getting along with him, but there’s also no malice on his end, so it’s easy to forgive him.
  • You can definitely tell why Athena fell in love with him.
  • Zeus made the wrong move trying to get rid of Thalia.
  • And what about Percy and Zoë!?
  • Atlas is not the nicest guy.
  • Percy and Annabeth’s reunion was supercharged, and we’re here for it.

Feedback (01:20:22)

  • Laura agrees with us—Tyson is the best!
  • Huge thanks to Nicolaas for being impressed by our varied casting choices for Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 30, where we’ll talk about the god Ares and discuss our fancasting for Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

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

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