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Episode 19 — “Some Days You Just Can’t Get Rid of a Bomb: Batman Movie Retrospective”

Episode 19 — “Some Days You Just Can’t Get Rid of a Bomb: Batman Movie Retrospective”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In preparation for The Dark Knight Rises, Ben, Dr. Jayce, and Steve take on the Batman! They take a look back at the Batman films, starting with Adam West’s 1966 Batman, moving to the Tim Burton era Batman and Batman Returns, into the Joel Schumacher era with Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, taking a detour with a movie that only Ben had seen (and wishes he hadn’t), and into … Read entire article »

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Episode 18 — “Once Upon a Grimm Time”

Episode 18 — “Once Upon a Grimm Time”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe topic: fairy tales. They are everywhere right now, appearing on two of the major TV networks in prime time, in theaters, and, of course, in DVD collections and toy boxes around the world. So what is it about fairy tales that cause us to enjoy them and want to reinterpret them? Are they helpful or hurtful to the intended audiences? And after the main discussion, we open up the mailbag and respond … Read entire article »

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Episode 15 — “Captain Kirk vs. Captain Picard — Round 1”

Episode 15 — “Captain Kirk vs. Captain Picard — Round 1”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCaptain Kirk. Captain Picard. Two different eras of television. Two different eras of Star Trek. Two different command styles. Two different acting styles. Two different crews. Two different ships. Two different storylines. Two different hairlines. Two different waistlines. And for fans of science fiction, two different opinions. In this episode, we discuss . . . debate? . . . argue? . . . the different Star Trek series. But, let’s face it, most of the … Read entire article »

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Episode 7 — “Sci-Fi Vs. Fantasy”

Episode 7 — “Sci-Fi Vs. Fantasy”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe sci-fi guys are back. In this, the seventh episode of the podcast, they dive into the differences and similarities of the science fiction and fantasy as genres. Is it as simple as “swords” instead of “lasers”? What kinds of stories work better in one genre, rather than the other? Does fantasy lend itself more toward spiritual stories? Also, we open up the mailbag! We received a lot of feedback … Read entire article »

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Steve’s reply to Dr. J’s Star Wars Rankings

Steve’s reply to Dr. J’s Star Wars Rankings

This list is my reply to Jayce’s list, and represents a totally non-objective view of the movies. This is not based on the merit of their acting, production, directing, etc. but solely on how I perceived them at the time and their impact on me. I present them chronologically so the narrative will make a little more sense, with the ranking listed after my comments. A New Hope: I was 10 years old. It blew me … Read entire article »

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