Oct 26, 2021
Wherein Andy and Justice trek through Denis Villeneuve's new Dune film adaptation. What has changed from the book? What has remained faithful to Herbert's vision? Is a Dune adaptation truly possible? Also, Josh Brolin is even more terrifying as Gurney Halleck than as Thanos.
Oct 13, 2021
Wherein Justice and Andy uplift the conversation on animal and non-human sentience. We telescope our conversation through Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time and Arthur P. Jacobs' Planet of the Apes franchise. Kathy Rudy's "Where the Wild Things Ought to Be" and the work of Arik Kershenbaum and Peter Singer assist us...
Sep 30, 2021
Wherein Andy and Justice enlist in a conversation that ponders the place of the humanities in the American military academies and the military generally. Did you know that West Point has English majors and courses on climate crisis narratives? We didn't! Also, Danny DeVito teaching Hamlet.
Sep 20, 2021
Wherein Justice and Andy cut their way through the long history of Worf, son of Mogh in the Star Trek franchise. From his thin role as the token Klingon in the early episodes of Next Generation, to his robust victories as a folk hero of the Klingon Empire in Deep Space Nine, we chart his evolution alongside that of...
Sep 6, 2021
Wherein Andy and Justice attack the bravado of people who claim that they can defeat a wild animal in a fight. Have you ever been startled or frightened by a mouse? If you were cornered by a badger, could you make it out alive? What about a kangaroo? How do you stack up, tough guy?