Game of Thrones season 8 is upon us! Winter has come at last and we couldn’t hold our tongues. Join us for a bonus recap and analysis of season eight, episode one: Winterfell. Derek and Laurel will share their first impressions, favorite scenes, and character MVPs. There may be a prediction or fan theory or two along the way. Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Will there be an Iron Throne? Which of our favorite characters will survive, and who will go up in dragon fire? It all starts now. (Spoilers, of course.)
Warning: This episode completely spoils Marvel's the Infinity War!
In 2008, Tony Stark said the age old proverb that the best weapon is one you never have to fire, was wrong. He preferred the weapon you only have to fire once. That weapon is here, and it has 6 stones. The infinity gauntlet as arrived, and is being wielded by a purple skinned Titan— Thanos. Listen as Derek and Laurel do their heavy spoiler filled discussion on 10 years of build up in Marvel’s Infinity War.
Derek and Laurel breakdown their picks for this years Oscars
Few themes of storytelling and mythology are as widespread or as powerful as the resurrection myth. From the ancient to the modern world, the idea of resurrection, reincarnation, and escape from mortality lies at the heart of religions, belief systems, and popular BBC television shows. Revisiting one of our favorites, Doctor Who, we learn to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new during the Doctor’s process of “regeneration.” Derek & Laurel take a look back this week over Peter Capaldi’s legacy as the legendary Timelord, and seek to understand the timelessness of the character through the lens of Egyptian mythology and contemporary psychology. Some spoilers for Series 9 and the latest Doctor Who Christmas Special.
We’ve gathered our thoughts, and now we ask you to gather round as we dig through the complex thematic, structural, and philosophical merits of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. From the psychological to the humorous, the latest installment of the beloved space opera is a treasure trove of reference and richness. Derek and Laurel examine TLJ’s place within the SW saga at large, explore the inner lives of characters old and new, and invite you to join the conversation. Whether you loved or hated the movie, we hope to inspire reflection on the universal themes and motifs held within. No porgs were harmed in the making of this podcast.
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What happens when you create a monster? Not literally, but in a story, a Frankenstein…Listen as Derek and Laurel do there next Game of Thrones character case study, as they examine Arya Stark, and how the writers of the show failed to address the spirit of vengeance they created in one of the shows most beloved characters.