The Weekly Planet is a high-energy wrap-up of film and TV news and reviews, with a particular focus on comic book adaptations. Touting high listenership numbers, particularly in the US, the show is published by Melbourne-based podcast network Planet Broadcasting, and is the ‘official podcast’ of ComicBookMovie.com.
Comic book adaptations are a niche, to be sure, but hosts James (known simply by his first name, or ‘Mr Sunday Movies’; latterly outed as James Clement) and Nick Mason (‘Maso’) each bring broad pop culture knowledge to the mic. The duo share a warm rapport while being unafraid to disagree.
Each week’s 80–90 minute movie news rundown is glued together with lightning-fast banter and deep-dives into fan theories (plus a healthy dose of celebrity gossip), spanning big-budget to indie productions.