“Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest” speaks to me. Luke Skywalker is indulging in several of my pop culture favorites in a way that doesn’t evoke the geek awfulness of the Kevin Smith reality based stuff. Whether it’s movies, comics, sneakers or props…Hamill finds a way to make every bit of pop culture sing. The episodes play at a short 15 minutes. However, I feel that it’s enough time to convey enthusiasm without becoming a meandering History Channel style show.
What’s incredibly fascinating about the show is Hamill’s ability to host. I feel that the once and future Skywalker should earnestly consider tackling more of these opportunities. He never loses the audience, plus he knows how to control a narrative. Just imagine him doing a series of lectures about something he loves. His speaking tours he’s done at Oxford and points beyond are brilliant. Amazing stuff all around and you should use the Holidays to catch up with the show over at Comic Con HQ.
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Show Score - 95%
The Plot Thus Far
On November 15th the force will be strong on devices across the nation as Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest comes to Comic–Con HQ. Mark Hamill has been collecting comic books, original artwork, toys and other mementos since the early 1970s and now he gets to share his passion and enthusiasm for collecting in his new web series.
“I’ve been a collector all my life,” said Hamill. “This show is a natural outgrowth of that passion. Now I have an opportunity to collect other people's collections! I can't wait to see what's out there and share it with the world. Collectibles are a living history of who and what we are, so we just might learn something…but there's no doubt we're going to have fun!”
This series kicks off at the DC Comics headquarters with the legendary Jim Lee, as the co-publisher and Mark trade favors and end up with their very own pieces of pop culture history. Join Mark throughout the season as Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest uncovers comic book memorabilia, film props, Godzilla, pinball machines and beyond with special guests including monster amasser Scott Zilllner, famous collector Bob Burns and many more!
Hamill will once again team with his friend and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi producer Howard Kazanjian. Kazanjian was Executive Producer on Raiders of the Lost Ark and served as VP at Lucasfilm during the dramatic expansion of the company in the 1980s. Producer Darren Moorman, whose film Same Kind of Different as Me will be released next year, and longtime collector and vintage show promoter Scott Kinney will round out the producing team as Executive Producers on the series.