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Aug 31, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice track the development of the Predator franchise and mark the successes of its newest entry, Prey. How have the films changed over time? What is the difference between typical action films and those that focus on hunting? Are the Predators that come to Earth the losers? We hope not!

Aug 17, 2022

Wherein Justice and Andy conjure up a discussion of the 1992 Disney film Aladdin and The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty. How are Middle Eastern and North African cultures depicted in these works? In what ways do they employ myth and the supernatural? Given the 24 years between them, do we see a growth in the way...

Jul 31, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice challenge each other's readings of Ted Chiang's The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling. How do we trust our memories? Should we trust them? What effect would memories based on perfect recall have on our development? Would you commit your whole life to a recording? We wouldn't!

Jul 22, 2022

Wherein Justice and Andy hammer out the impact of the third season of The Boys and where the series might go next. Who's the real villain here and what's with the short-lived redemptive arcs? Is Butcher going to go full-supe? How will the show maintain its Homelander-focused anxiety over two more seasons (or more)? And...

Jul 18, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice welcome Dr. Jackielee Derks, longtime friend and colleague, to a remix of Helen Oyeyemi's Mr. Fox and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Why do authors and production companies keep retelling the same stories? Is it to address contemporary issues or to enrich the almighty corporation? Topics range...