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?
The conversations of conclusions continue as the guys discuss futuristic cloning, torture, surrealist dick-measuring and more!
The following is recorded audio from Donovan’s presentation at BGSU’s Pop Culture Conference, celebrating Batman’s 80th Anniversary.
Donovan returns from the Batman 80th Anniversary Pop Culture Conference in Bowling Green State University and talks with Harry about media criticism and fandom. How do fans become proper critics, where does that take their fandom, nay, their sanity? Why do WE do this?
Continuing a conversation that began in the final days of the Battle Beyond Planet X, Harry and Donovan look at three treasury edition prestige format DC comic books from writer Paul Dini and painter Alex Ross – Superman: Peace on Earth, Batman: War on Crime and Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth – and address the … More If Superheroes Were Real, Would the World Be a Better Place? (Round 2)