NOTE: In the editing process Eugene attempted to bleep out all uncouth 4-letter words but ended up missing a few. So… this episode is explicit. Do not listen with kids who can’t handle s and f and p. Apologies in advance.
Well, we ended up nerding out again. How could we resist when the DC Cinematic Universe finally actually made a good film….?
Emma Kalka and Dr. Michael Hurt also appeared in this episode to help us nerd it up a bit. Here are links to their respective blogs:
Emma writes Discovering the Korean Underground.
Dr. Hurt writes Scribblings of the Metropolitician.
We first responded to Jacques, who commented on the previous episode about Asian-American representation in media. This led to a very long discussion on why talking about it is important.
We ditched the traditional format for this episode for these special segments:
- Amazons of the Past – we discuss some of our favorite badass female characters from movies and TV, then hold a hypothetical single elimination tournament to find out which of these badass women reign supreme!
- Everyone’s favorite Amazon – about an hour in, we finally start talking about Wonder Woman… and here we all explain how we came to encounter the character and some of our memories about her.
- Amazons of the Present – Discussing and reviewing the 2017 Wonder Woman film.
- Amazons of the Future – What impact this film will have on the trajectory of the DCU and super hero films in general