Donovan and Harrison finish things off with a much longer second installment. There’s simply too much to talk about, from honorable mentions to the top five. Things are about to get spicy! 2022 had its share of wonders, from an essential Batman film to an essential Predator film. But what happens when one host’s healing reaction to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever meets another host’s stubborn grumpiness? … More Year End Review 2022 Part II: The Cloverfield Connection
The legendary actor Kevin Conroy (November 30th 1955-November 10th 2022) is remembered.
In celebration to Batman’s return to the big screen and the discussion of The Batman‘s dark tone, Donovan introduces Harrison to the Joel Schumacher Hollywood blockbuster Batman and Robin. Known the globe over for being lame, is there anything more to this plastic production than met the eye in 1997? What does this speak of … More What are the Tonal Limitations of Batman? (Batman and Robin 1997 Commentary)
And so we begin, with a massive look at Seduction of the Innocent, the history of moral panics circa the 1950s, Frederic Wertham being a crappy researcher and Batman being a crappy boyfriend.
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
This episode starts off with the guys attempting to dissect the public’s fascination with villains, devolving speedily into what doesn’t work about the Todd Phillips film Joker. Here there be SPOILERS, so beware.
QNA goes In Treatment as Donovan and Harrison interview one on another on the origins of their tastes. Is it about what we were exposed to at a young age, what our friends and peers value? What does our media say about us, and why is media meaningful? … More Why Do We Like the Things We Like?