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Signal Boost #19: A Conversation about SFF Canon

19 Sep

On today’s Signal Boost, Jen remembers that we have a listener suggestion form, and so we FINALLY talk about the questions that one intrepid listener is dying to know! Actually, it’s mostly Shaun talking about the answers while Jen nods sagely. What are those questions? Well, listen to the episode and you too will know the truth about SFF canon. Or at least Shaun’s version of the truth. Especially since the conclusion we come to is that basically we all get to make our own canon. So, HA!

After Shaun is all done ranting talking about canon, we get to our Mini-Boosts!

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#PollMondays: Which upcoming movie are you most excited to see?

18 Sep

It’s that time again. You know the drill. VOTE!

#62. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

11 Sep The Girl with All the Gifts Movie Poster

British stoicism, hungries, and fungi towers, oh my! Alex, Mike, and Paul discuss the most recent British foray into the zombie film, The Girl with All the Gifts, an adaptation of the book by M.R. Carey. The team discusses the differences between book and film, including the pros and cons of each format, how the question of ‘What is human?’ is explored, and how the movie fits in to the British Zombie genre.

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332. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

31 Aug

Suggestive spaceships, gin dispensers, and giant crystals, oh my! Paul and Jen are joined by one of our frequent victims, Michael J. Martinez, to discuss the 1980 Seven Samurai inspired space-sploitation(TM) film, Battle Beyond the Stars. Honestly, we probably should have known what to expect based on the producer (spoilers), but the sheer inconsistency of the plot and world-building, the offensive tropes, and the completely inane earnestness of the main character still had us scratching our heads and groaning in dismay. BUT AT LEAST WE GOT GEORGE PEPPARD!

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#61: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

21 Aug

Rampant misogyny, batipi, and failed plots, oh my! Shaun, Paul, and Alex join together to absolutely destroy the mess that is Luc Besson’s newest film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. They REALLY hated this movie, guys. From the wish-fulfillment misogyny of Valerian himself to the wasted potential of Rihanna’s character (and virtually everything else), they found a lot of things that just went horribly wrong with this CGI extravaganza.

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