This week the guys discuss their appreciation of sci-fi, how they come to recognize it, and its tendencies towards analogies and tragedy. Looking at four examples from television throughout the 20th Century, how has science fiction been reapplied throughout different genres of storytelling?
The guys briefly discuss the recent surge of violence against Asian Americans and this year’s records of gun violence.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League has arrived, but with it comes more questions than answers on the future of comic book media. What do hashtag campaigns mean for supply and demand? Who are those doing the demanding? What are the political ramifications of this movie? And who is Zack Snyder anyway?
Begrudgingly returning to the topic of Cancel Culture, the guys speedrun the latest playlist of topics, hoping to be on the opposite side of things for once. No points for guessing how long that works out…
Discussing film criticism in a Post-Avengers: Endgame world, the guys welcome veteran comic and movie podcaster Chris Johnson to talk all things Twitter discourse, Memes, Television tie-ins, Cinematic Universes and, of course, the Snyder Cut.
Returning to the conversation of Media Violence, the guys chortle, chuckle and guffaw over the career of one Steven Frederic Seagal. The one-time Akido Instructor and current Russian citizen is discussed and “celebrated” in full, leading up to a commentary on the 1996 swing-and-a-miss cop thriller “The Glimmer Man”, co-starring Keenan Ivory Wayans!
When Black History Month rolls around, how do you react? What is it, and how did it come to be? Can it be refined, must it be rebooted, or should it be abolished?
We know what the verdict will be, and that’s frustrating. It’s infuriating, but specifically, it’s frustrating. It’s that same feeling from the doldrums of the Trump presidency, when the solution to impeachment or a probe into illegal dealings with a foreign adversary is to ignore them. I had never even considered that “ignoring a subpoena” was an option, but I’ll have to keep it in mind for next time. Throughout the last four years, I’d often think about how they keep winning — not just getting away with crimes, but cheating the systems, rolling back civil liberties, getting away with crimes (we’d had more “bombshells” dropped on us than Southeast Asia) and not losing voters. It just seemed like, “Wait a minute?” If the Republicans are as dumb as we say they are, and their voters are as dumb as we know they are, why can’t we figure out how to use that to our advantage? How do we look at the pieces they’re playing with and rearrange them to our benefit, because they’re juggling dynamite! … More Impeachment 2
On tonight’s QNA: State of the Union (starring Ice Cube), the two podcasty boys are joined by a third! It’s Peter from Dead Times, with a most unfortunate field reporting on the other pandemic, the talky-type conspiracy hydra. In the immediate aftermath of the Trump presidency, the Republican Party is no less a threat, already off to the races blocking Biden’s policy rollout like they block phosphodiesterase 5, is nevertheless split between some unknown “old-school” establishment centrism and the existential (but so frustrating dumbass) violence of the fringe-o’s. For some of us, that war has hit home. So we ask, is QAnon the new hotness or does it have deeper roots? Who saves us from the Democratic pedophile endocrine takers? 9/11 is real. Worst doomsday cult ever. But like the Cyclones, They Have A Plan. … More Republicans: Where Are They Now?