This week the guys go full-on navel gazing, pulling out the telescopes and searching for introspection, fearing that the path backward is only a hop and a skip from whence they came. A “flashback origins” episode of sorts, the Untold History of their Podcast Beginnings is revealed here!
*CONTENT WARNING* This episode discusses series and films involving Sexual Assault and Extreme Violence. Listener Discretion is Strongly Advised. As America seemingly turns a corner on racial justice, Hollywood is rounding the corner on racial representation, returning to the use of violence to put across the reality of oppression. But not all intentions affect equally. … More Agony and Ecstasy: Struggle Movies and Minority Representation in Media
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?