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?
On night two of two, Donovan (and not Harrison, not even) express a fondness for all things wonderful — nostalgic things, childhood crushes, modern crushes, The Most Beautiful Woman on the Planet, Tifa Lockhart, and a YouTube argumentsman. As usual, it gets weird (Donovan’s fault, of course). Well, what does Theodore Sturgeon’s Law say…? … More 2020 Coda, Part II: The Simple Things
On night one of two, we start off our 2020 Year in Review (that rhymes) with a check-in on su dos hostos before we slide into honorable mentions. From there, we cover our top ten lists from #10 to #6. … More 2020 Coda, Part I: The Death of 2020
The guys deep-dive into another huge favorite from their critical adolescence, commenting on Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 adaptation of Masumune Shirow’s manga classic: “Mobile Armored Riot Police”!
In these times, we seek light to lead us out the darkness. So the guys resort to giving commentary on a fun, if grim, anime classic. Afterward they discuss the future of anime fandom, their own experiences with discovering new things and the art of recommendation. It’s Cowboy Bebop: The Movie!
It’s a Steven Special SPECTACULAR! With SU Future having ended, the guys discuss what the world might look like without such a transcendental series to fill the void, reflecting on what the show brought to the masses that set it apart from the rest of Western animation. To do that, they needed guests! First up … More What Can Steven Universe Teach Us? (With Special Guests!)
What are the intentions of the war story? Are the requisite morals good or bad? What else can the war story discuss beyond that binary?
Michael Bailey returns to talk about when to leave fandom, with topics ranging from finding your joy to witnessing friendships wither and burn over mutual love!
Kelly returns for the second in an accidental nerd duology, in which three unrepentant weebs discuss the complications of importing and exporting works of entertainment, how these cultural exports are tweaked for international sensibilities, accessibility, and even censorship. … More How Do You Translate International Pop Culture?