Clockworks - A Legion Podcast

Clockworks - A Legion Podcast

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Clockworks is a weekly podcast about the tv series Legion. Paul and Jan Moffett delve into an episode-by-episode analysis of Legion, focusing especially on picking apart the symbolism and imagery of the psychedelic and surreal FX show.
Bonus Episode: Deadpool 2
Nov 5
On this episode of Clockworks we’re having a fully spoiled conversation about Deadpool 2, and especially about the parts of it that connect to or remind us of Legion!
Maniac
Oct 15
On this episode of Clockworks we’re talking about the Netflix limited series “Maniac.” The first half of this episode is unspoiled, and we’ll warn you before we start talking spoilery things, so you can listen even if you haven’t seen “Maniac” yet!
X-Men Legacy: Legion Vol 4: For We Are Many
Oct 1
This is the third of our bonus episodes talking about the X-Men Legacy: Legion comic books written by Simon Spurrier, and we’re talking this time about the fourth and final volume.
X-Men Legacy: Legion Vol 3
Sep 17
This episode of Clockworks focuses on the source material. That’s right, we’re back to the comics, focusing on volume 3 of the 2014 X-Men series “X-Men Legacy: Legion.”
X-Men Legacy: Legion Vol 2
Sep 3
We promised we would do this, and we are at last! This is the first of three episodes focusing on issues of the 2014 X-Men series “X-Men Legacy: Legion.” We previously did an episode about this last year, it was Clockworks episode 23.
Update
Aug 22
This episode of Clockworks is just an update on what to expect from Clockworks in the next little while. We’re still here, and we’ll be back in your ears soon!
Season 2 Wrap-up, Part 2: Characters, Favourites and Speculation
Jul 10
In this episode we talk about the characters’ journeys this season, our favourite moments, our wild speculation about season 3 and what to expect to see in your feed in the between-season.
Season 2 Wrap-up: Themes and Motifs
Jul 2
In this episode we talk about the Jon Hamm Narrator sections, about the motifs and imagery that grabbed our attention this season, and about the themes that we see in the season. We’ll be back in a week with part two, where we’ll talk about the…
Chapter 19: Behind Blue Eyes
Jun 19
This is our episode about the finale of season 2 of Legion. In this episode everyone is re-examining who is the hero and who is the villain.
Chapter 18: Down the Rabbit Hole
Jun 11
On this episode of Legion Syd and Melanie have a long conversation, and so do David and Oliver.
Chapter 17: Cornflake Girl
Jun 4
On this episode of Legion we find out what Melanie has been up to, and what Cary, Kerry, and Lenny are up to now.
Chapter 16: The Cave
May 28
On this episode of Legion David sets out to the desert to find Farouk’s body, but Farouk seems to be ahead of him.
Chapter 15: Bad Eggs
May 21
In this episode of Legion David plans to find Farouk’s body and burn it, and the Division 3 team is infected by bad ideas.
Chapter 14: I am Superman
May 14
In this episode of Legion David explores multiple realities, and then returns to where he started.
Chapter 13: Don’t Come Around Here No More
May 7
In this episode of Legion Clark, Ptonomy, and David each interrogate Lenny and everybody wonders whose body she’s in, and Oliver hints at his plans to kill the Shadow King.
Chapter 12: Burning Down the House
Apr 30
In this episode of Legion David and Syd are trapped in a loop of Syd’s life. Watch it again.
Chapter 11: The Maze
Apr 23
In this episode there is a cow. What is the deal with that cow? David rescues Ptonomy and Melanie from their mental mazes, and we get some answers about the Migo Monk.
Live from SFotR
Apr 18
This bonus episode of Clockworks was recorded live at the Sci-Fi On the Rock convention in St. John’s Newfoundland. We talk about the nature of surreal and psychedelic art, about some symbolic aspects of Legion, and we take some questions from the…
Chapter 10: Swing on a Star
Apr 16
In this episode everyone wonders if they can trust David, we wonder if we can trust future!Syd, and David wrestles with Amahl Farouk.
Chapter 9: White Rabbit
Apr 9
In this episode of Legion David returns from the orb and nothing is as simple as it seems. We are invited into madness, there are hexagons, there are dance numbers, there are stories, and it’s the future. Or is it? We’re honestly asking, that was not…
Bonus Minisode: Season 2 Trailer
Mar 8
In this episode of Clockworks we can barely contain our excitement for season 2 of Legion. It’s coming so soon! We spend a (relatively) short minisode reacting to and speculating about the recently released trailer for Legion season 2.
Bonus Episode: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Dec 19, 2017
In our first episode of Clockworks we said that Legion reminded us of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. We’re exploring that connection in more depth in this bonus episode of Clockworks!
Bonus Episode: Moonrise Kingdom
Nov 21, 2017
In our first episode of Clockworks we said that Legion reminded us of Wes Anderson. We’re exploring that a little more in this bonus episode all about Moonrise Kingdom!
Bonus Episode: Pushing Daisies
Nov 7, 2017
In this bonus episode we talk about the Bryan Fuller tv series “Pushing Daisies”! Remember in our very first episode we said that Legion reminded us of Pushing Daises? Well we did. And now we’re going to talk about it!
X-Men Legacy: Legion Vol. 1
Oct 24, 2017
In this bonus episode we talk about David Haller in X-Men comics! We’re talking about issues 1-6 of X-Men Legacy: Legion. These six issues together make up Vol. 1 of X-Men Legacy: Legion.
Bonus Minisode: The Gifted
Oct 10, 2017
In this quick mini-episode we share our initial reactions to Fox’s new X-Men show “The Gifted.”
Bonus Episode: Fargo Series Thoughts
Oct 10, 2017
In this final bonus episode about Fargo we talk about the whole series. We talk about predators, toxic masculinity, and supernatural evil.
Bonus Episode: Fargo Season Three
Sep 26, 2017
This is the third in our series of bonus episodes about Fargo! Paul and Jan talk about Fargo season three, paying special attention to bodies, coincidences, stories, and truth.
Bonus Episode: Fargo Season Two
Sep 12, 2017
In this second super-stuffed bonus episode of Clockworks Jan and Paul take a look at the second season of Fargo. There’s a lot to talk about, so dig in!
Bonus Episode: Fargo Season One
Aug 29, 2017
In this bonus episode of Clockworks Jan and Paul take a look at season one of Fargo, a tv show made by many of the same people who make Legion. This episode is extra-long, so maybe plan to listen to it in parts?
What’s Up Next for Clockworks?
Aug 8, 2017
Paul and Jan are checking back in with you to let you know what our plans are for the inter-season break of Legion.
Interview with MastersFX
Jun 20, 2017
In this final episode of Clockworks season 1 Paul interviewed Todd Masters, Lori Sandnes, Sarah Pickersgill and Yukiyo Okajima, four members of the team that created the special effects makeup for Legion. We talked about the design for the Devil with…
Wrap Up Part 3: Favourites
Jun 13, 2017
In this episode of Clockworks Paul and Jan let their feelings run away with them and gush about their favourite episodes, characters, performances, directors, writers, musical numbers, manifestations of the Shadow King, and moments of season 1 of Legion.…
Interview with Craig Wrobleski
Jun 6, 2017
Paul and Jan talk to cinematographer Craig Wrobleski about his work making Legion look so darn good.
Season One Wrap-up: The Themes
May 30, 2017
In this episode of Clockworks we look back over season one of Legion and talk about the big ideas we think this season has been about.
Interview with Jeff Russo
May 23, 2017
Jeff Russo wrote the score for Legion, and he agreed to sit down with us and talk about the music of Legion, his approach to writing music for a tv series, his love of Pink Floyd, and more.
Interview with Dennie Gordon
May 16, 2017
Dennie Gordon directed fan favourite episode 7 of Legion, and we’re thrilled that she agreed to sit down with Paul and chat about that episode, and about Legion in general.
Season One Wrap-up: The Characters
May 9, 2017
In this episode of Clockworks we look back and talk about the major characters and their development throughout this first season.
Chapter 8: If I Ruled the World
May 2, 2017
In the season finale of Legion Division 3 reappears, the Summerland team try to get rid of the Shadow King for good, David flies, and Jermaine Clement sings!
Chapter 7: The Monster Appears
Apr 25, 2017
In the seventh episode of Legion, everything is completely bonkers, and we get more answers. David meets his rational mind and draws some pictures on a chalkboard, Lenny is a silent movie star, and we say goodbye to Walter.
Chapter 6: It’s A New Day
Apr 19, 2017
In the sixth episode of Legion, we’re back in a mental hospital, Lenny tips her hand to David and expresses herself through dance.
Chapter 5: What’s On The Other Side?
Apr 11, 2017
David is acting completely out of character in the fifth episode of Legion. He visits Division 3, and we come full circle, back to where it all began.
Chapter 4: The Undiscovered
Apr 4, 2017
In the fourth episode of Legion, Syd searches for the truth while David convalesces on the Astral Plane, and motherflippin’ Jemaine Clement is on our tv screens!
Chapter 3: Shall We Begin?
Mar 28, 2017
In the third episode of Legion, Division 3 begins interrogating Amy, Melanie wants unfiltered access to David’s mind, and what DID the stars say?
Chapter 2: Road to Nowhere
Mar 21, 2017
In the second episode of Legion David does some memory work. He knows where he’s going, but he doesn’t know where he’s been.
Chapter 1: Happy Jack
Mar 15, 2017
In the first episode of Legion David Haller has trouble knowing what is real, and so do we.
Welcome to Clockworks
Mar 13, 2017
In this episode of Clockworks, Paul and Jan introduce themselves, why they love Legion, and what to expect from this podcast.