On a rare daytime recording of QNA, Donovan and Harrison reconsider a late 20th-century “classic,” The Matrix. Does it hold up after all these years? Long ago, we were saturated by Matrix imitators and parody — but times have changed. Maybe old wounds have healed, and indeed, we’re seeing more Matrix on the horizon. Is this reality? … More [Don’t] Dodge This! The Matrix Commentary
*CONTENT WARNING* This episode discusses sexual abuse and violence against children . Listener discretion is strongly advised The guys discuss the oddities of the East once again, this time joined by Trevor from the TROOTH web channel! Specifically, the three men discuss the contrasting marketability between what’s allowed in Japan vs. what’s sold to Americans. … More Why is Anime so Weird ROUND 2: Guest-Starring TROOTH!
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?