Recorded on June 8, Star Wars correspondent and newly minted PHD Justin comes on the Pod to talk about the latest D+ Series Obi-Wan. We talk about how the Monarchy of Alderan works inside the Galactic Republic/Empire and our predictions for the last two episodes of the run.
We are looking back on the 1989 classic How to Get Ahead in Advertising. For a deep dive on the intersection of psychology and commerce we are joined by Hugo nominated Blogger and long time friend of the show Olav.
The TV show version of the Expanse ended months ago. Now get our expanded criticisms on the shows final season and our big picture takes the Expanse Franchise, and what we really think about Basic.
PS The show is entering a new phase, and we will only be doing one episode a month. So you will get one more episode on April and then monthly after that. We appreciate your patience.
Marshall and Stephen are joined by the dynamic and entertaining John Scalzi to talk about his new book, The Kaiju Preservation Society.
Marshall and Stephen are joined by returning guest Gautam Bhatia to talk about his recently released novel The Horizon.
Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
Planetary Mine by Martín Arboleda
Aurora Rising originally titled The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton
Echopraxia by Peter Watts
Economic Science Fictions edited by William Davies
The boys talk about Boba Fett and why the media discourse can’t stop talking about lords and ladies.
The boys are back at it with Season 4 Episode 4 – Hippocratic Oath. Julian and Miles are stranded on a planet with Jem’Hadar and have the first big fight of their relationship. On the station, Worf is learning to adjust to his new role and butts heads with Odo.
Taking a well worn path to the orchard of problematic Netflix content, the androids and assets team get angry as they lazily pluck the low hanging fruit that is American political discourse. Please enjoy this review of the 2021 sci-fi comedy Don’t Look Up.
Happy New Year… It probably won’t get worse.
At long last we settle the question… Is DS9 Anime. Specialist and swell guys Tom and Jo Remind us that DS9 is great, that jobs suck, and we exaggerate the value of suffering.