What would the World be like without Bruce Lee? (Enter the Dragon Commentary)

This week the guys talk martial arts, with the look forward in a post-Shang Chi MCU and backward at a post-Enter the Dragon film genre. Surrounding the film commentary are discussions on the immediate aftermath of Bruce Lee’s passing, successors to his throne, “Brucesploitation”, Asian stars, and how things might’ve been different had Lee lived.

How Do You Know You Are Doing the Right Thing?

*CW*: child sex abuse and pedophillia. At the end of August 2021, frequent guest of the show Noah Berlatsky was cancelled online for partnering up with Prostasia, an organization whose goals and methods for realizing those goals inflame passions to say the very least. The guys pull apart the discussions of harm reduction, fostering allies, … More How Do You Know You Are Doing the Right Thing?

Re: Reboots ROUND 2

Joshua Lapin-Bertone returns, along with the topic of reboots – this time focusing on television series revamps and reimaginings. Are some changes made for the sake of diversity always for the better? *NOTE* This episode contains spoilers for the Black Widow film.

Trojan Horse Representation? (Best of the Best Commentary)

Per Donovan’s demands, Harry joins him in watching 1989’s martial arts sports film “Best of the Best” starring Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones and Sally Kirkland…or does it? The guys discuss what ended up being a vehicle for Martial Arts Master Phillip Rhee, the dynamics and tension of Korean Americans fighting Koreans, acceptable storytelling losses … More Trojan Horse Representation? (Best of the Best Commentary)