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Alienating the Audience

Jan 31, 2023

In "Severance" employees of the Lumen corporation undergo a surgery which separates their mind into two distinct personalities--one who works inside the company, and one on the outside oblivious to it. 

Brian Brushwood and Andrew Young join to discuss.

Jan 23, 2023

Dickie and Stone join to discuss the overwhelming camp and pulp of "Flash Gordon," a big costume budget and excellent soundtrack which also sorta has a plot.

Jan 19, 2023

When does science fiction get "too political"? What separates a film with a strong point of view from stale publum or Woke pulpitry?

Josh Jennings joins to discuss how political messaging can derail or suffocate scifi. 

Jan 9, 2023

Andor is one of the best Star Wars properties ever devised; a television program explicitly for adults!

Beyond excellent storytelling, Andor highlights the problems which bedevil any organization: pettiness, career aspirations, incompetency, and zealotry.

David Bizarro and Brian Brushwood join to discuss.