This week the guys discuss the year’s uptick in progressive content, primarily in cartoons and video games. What constitutes as progressive media in the first place? Does the effort justify the lack of efficacy?
In the week since recording last week’s episode, one of the guys seeks to refine his statements and aim for precision in laying out the caseload for a post-2020 revival project. What does the other guy think? One can’t solve a problem before knowing what it is. So who are our enemies?
If times are changing, how are we changing? Is this anger we feel destructive, or productive? Am I becoming violent?
In the aftermath of the protests against Police Brutality, several companies have responded by reexamining their mascots’ histories. The guys discuss that, plus examples such as Gone with the Wind, searching for their utility in a firmly anti-racist world.
Donovan and Harrison are back to discuss the changing of the world, with dim visions on what the future they want may look like. Black Lives Matter.
Responding to a Video Essay by Al Jazeera, the guys welcome back Raphael Soohoo and bring in Jon M. Wilson to talk about the legacy, agony and ecstasy of the Superman mythos. Is Superman relevant, and is that a question that must be answered? How do the modern films contextualize the question?And what does all … More What Relevance Does Superman Have Today? (Guest Starring Raph Soohoo and Jon Wilson!)
The guys tackle the issue of the militarized policing and ponder whether further militarization or de-escalation will be the norm in the future.
The new decade begins with the guys having a final say on the past – for a time. What does nostalgia do to us, for us, and cause us to be?
Comic Books, Anime Properties and Video Games all have one thing in common: Good and bad movie adaptations. In this episode, the guys discuss what adaptations require, what defines an adaptation in the first place, and where the trend of adaptations are heading for the future.