Unjustly Maligned

Unjustly Maligned

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A pop culture show about the sometimes strange things we love, that other people… don’t. Each episode, comics and games writer Antony Johnston asks a new guest to explain why that thing you hate is actually really great. Follow us on Twitter at @UMPfm.
78: “Eyes Wide Shut” with Richard Rouse III
May 22 • 76 min
“Eyes Wide Shut” - Sold as an erotic thriller, Stanley Kubrick’s least popular film “Eyes Wide Shut” is neither erotic, nor much of a thriller. But Richard Rouse III joins Antony to argue that it wasn’t just mis-sold, it was misunderstood — and has only…
77: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 pre-show glitterball special!
May 8 • 117 min
“Eurovision Song Contest 2017” - Dust off your sequins, because once again the Eurovision Song Contest is almost upon us! Rachel Donner, David Loehr, and Liz Myles join Antony to marvel at this year’s contenders and catastrophes, and wonder if a…
76: “Krull” with Carrie Patel
Apr 17 • 74 min
“Krull” - Every kid who came out of the theater from “Krull” wanted a glaive… even if they were in no rush to see the movie itself again. Carrie Patel joins Antony to explain why that’s a shame, as they reminisce about this charming, naive fantasy/sci-fi…
75: “Killer Robots” with Kent Massey
Apr 3 • 68 min
“Killer Robots” - We all know it’s only a matter of time before the military builds Terminator-style robots, and from there a small leap to Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords… or is it? Robotics engineer Kent Massey joins Antony to ask, what’s the…
74: “The Matrix Reloaded” with Filip Selldén
Mar 20 • 65 min
“The Matrix Reloaded” - “The Matrix Reloaded” wasn’t the sequel people were expecting, but was swapping bullets for brains really such a bad idea? Filip Selldén joins Antony to explain why making a modern Superman movie was the Wachowski’s best option.…
73: “V For Vendetta” (the film) with Amal El-Mohtar
Mar 6 • 81 min
“V For Vendetta” (the film) - Podcasts should not be afraid of their listeners; listeners should be… wait, that makes no sense. Much like the “V for Vendetta” movie! Or so some fanboys would have you believe. Not Amal El-Mohtar, who joins Antony to ensure…
72: “Babe: Pig in the City” with Warren Frey
Feb 20 • 55 min
“Babe: Pig in the City” - Is “Babe: Pig in the City” really a tour de force of magical realism? Or “A New Yorker cartoon on mescaline”? Warren Frey joins Antony to explain why this kids’ movie from George “Mad Max” Miller deserves your renewed attention.…
71: “GURPS” with Monty Ashley
Feb 6 • 77 min
“GURPS” - In what must surely be our thinnest premise yet, Monty Ashley joins Antony to ostensibly defend GURPS from its detractors. But it’s basically two old RPG nerds chatting and reminiscing about games for an hour. Roll 3D6 to listen! Host Antony…
70: “Masters of the Universe” with Liz Myles
Jan 23 • 68 min
“Masters of the Universe” - They said it would be bigger than Star Wars. Instead it bankrupted a studio and sank without trace. Yes, in another instalment of our Dolph Lundgren love here on UMP, Liz Myles joins Antony to reassess “Masters of the…
69: “Batman Returns” with Michael Molcher
Jan 9 • 80 min
“Batman Returns” - After making Batman palatable to the mainstream again with the first movie, Tim Burton’s sequel “Batman Returns” went all-in with his signature fairytale gothic style. Michael Molcher joins Antony to explain why it totally works, and…
68: “Micronauts” with Jason Snell
Dec 12, 2016 • 71 min
“Micronauts” - Regular Incomparable Network listeners will know of Jason Snell’s oft-thwarted desire to talk about his lifelong love of “Micronauts”; a series of comics, starring characters based on American toys, which were based on Japanese toys. At…
67: “Clue” with John Cecil
Nov 28, 2016 • 66 min
“Clue” - Was it John Cecil, in the loft, with the microphone? Actually, yes — and that’s more straightforward than anything in the puzzling murder-mystery-comedy-movie-of-the-board-game “Clue”, which John’s here to defend. Would anyone care for fruit, or…
66: “General Hospital” with Rachael Noel Fox
Nov 14, 2016 • 69 min
“General Hospital” - Mah stories are on! And when they include aliens, vampires, weather machines, movement suits, and more, how can you resist? Rachael Noel Fox can’t, and says those of us who appreciate wild creative imaginations should be watching that…
65: “Alien 3” with Moisés Chiullan
Oct 31, 2016 • 88 min
“Alien 3” - Forget corny spooks and campy monsters; for this Halloween edition, Moisés Chiullan joins Antony to delve into the murky horror of “Alien 3”, and explain why this most maligned entry in the movie franchise deserves a chance at parole. Host…
64: “Pretty Woman” with Regie Rigby
Oct 10, 2016 • 78 min
“Pretty Woman” - Let’s be honest; it’s not every day you hear a middle-aged cis/het man tell you “Pretty Woman” is his favourite movie ever. Meet Regie Rigby, who’s here to explain why he thinks Garry Marshall’s quintessential ’80s rom-com deserves…
63: “Armageddon” with Alison Baker
Sep 26, 2016 • 69 min
“Armageddon” - Drills! In! Spaaaaaace! Alison Baker throws scientific accuracy to the (solar) wind, jumps a canyon in low-g, and revels in NASA’s afterburn as she rockets through the joys of Michael Bay’s “Armageddon”. Host Antony Johnston with Alison…
62: “BioShock 2” with Shaline Lopez
Sep 12, 2016 • 59 min
“BioShock 2” - “BioShock” is widely regarded as one of the best video games of all time. “BioShock 2”, though… not so much. Podcaster Shaline Lopez joins Antony to discuss Big and Little Sisters, story twists, feminist gaming, and more. Host Antony…
61: “Dark City” with Antony Johnston
Aug 29, 2016 • 70 min
It’s Antony’s birthday again, and this time he’s gatecrashing his own podcast to enthuse about “Dark City”, Alex Proyas’ cult noir sci-fi movie filled with twists, turns, and Richard O’Brien. Host Moisés Chiullan with Antony Johnston.
60: “The Punisher (1989)” with Clayton McCormack
Aug 15, 2016 • 64 min
“The Punisher (1989)” - He punishes the guilty… when he’s not meditating naked in the sewers, that is. Clay McCormack joins Antony to defend the first movie of Frank castle, starring Dolph Lundgren. Is it the best version? Maybe. Is it the most batcrap…
59: “Hard listening” with Glenn Fleishman
Aug 1, 2016 • 88 min
“Hard listening” - Reich. Stockhausen. Zorn. Anderson. Glass. Weill. Henze. Stravinsky! Johnston, Fleishman, digressions. Aural : oral : visual : performance. Art? Host Antony Johnston with Glenn Fleishman.
58: “Cars” with Brian Ashe
Jul 18, 2016 • 61 min
“Cars” - It’s not as bad as “Cars 2”, but Pixar’s original “Cars” gets a bad rap from fans for being too childish, too simple, too boring. Educator Brian Ashe joins Antony to signal his objections, and drive home its virtues. Host Antony Johnston with…
57: “Superman III” with Jonathan Penn
Jul 4, 2016 • 62 min
“Superman III” - It’s the Fourth of July! And what could be more American than Big Blue himself? Jonathan Penn joins Antony to defend “Superman III”, famously derided as a slapstick comedy, and argue that beneath the surface it’s full of heart, humanity,…
56: “The Avengers (1998)” with Cecilee Linke
Jun 20, 2016 • 64 min
“The Avengers (1998)” - Mrs Peel, we’re needed — to defend what some critics called “the worst movie ever” from… a spot of bad weather? Hey, it makes about as much sense as the film. Writer and musician Cecilee Linke joins Antony to judo chop her way…
55: “Great White Sharks” with Chris Mitchell
Jun 6, 2016 • 61 min
“Great White Sharks” - Great white sharks are feared the world over, with shark attacks on humans still guaranteed to make the news. As “Finding Dory“‘s release approaches, writer and scuba diver Chris Mitchell joins Antony to dive into the churning…
54: “The Village” with Georgia Dow
May 23, 2016 • 54 min
“The Village” - Roger Ebert gave it one star, and called it one of his ‘most hated’ movies. But was he just expecting the wrong kind of story? Georgia Dow joins Antony to stay within the boundaries of M Night Shyamalan’s “The Village”. Host Antony…
53: “The Eurovision Song Contest” with Rachel Donner
May 9, 2016 • 69 min
“The Eurovision Song Contest” - Every year, millions of Americans are baffled by an outburst of snarky comments about cheesy European pop music on Twitter. Eurovision Song Contest uberfan Rachel Donner joins Antony to explain what on earth is going on,…
52: “Reed Richards” with Andy Ihnatko
Apr 25, 2016 • 77 min
“Reed Richards” - He can stretch and change his body in “Fantastic” ways, but to many comic readers, he’s anything but a role model. Journalist Andy Ihnatko joins Antony to defend the honor of the Fantastic Four’s Reed Richards. Host Antony Johnston with…
51: “Cricket” with Paul Cornell
Apr 11, 2016 • 51 min
“Cricket” - As St George’s Day approaches, gentlemen in England’s green and pleasant land take to the field for a game that can last five days, yet still somehow end in a draw…! Author Paul Cornell goes to bat to spread the good word of cricket. Host…
50: “Pretty Little Liars” with Katy Rex
Mar 28, 2016 • 60 min
“Pretty Little Liars” - What happens when a show with a ridiculous premise, created by management, and aimed firmly at young girls… actually takes its female characters seriously? Katy Rex joins Antony to divulge all the secrets of “Pretty Little Liars”.…
49: “Big Trouble in Little China” with Michael Palmer
Mar 14, 2016 • 77 min
“Big Trouble in Little China” - It should have been the biggest action movie of 1986… instead, it was the flop that drove John Carpenter out of Hollywood. Michael Palmer joins Antony to explain how it’s all in the reflexes. Host Antony Johnston with…
48: “R.E.M., early” with Merlin Mann
Feb 29, 2016 • 72 min
“R.E.M., early” - On a day that shouldn’t exist comes a podcast equally paradoxical. Merlin Mann joins Antony to sit still, garden at night, and talk about the passion of rock band R.E.M.’s early work. Host Antony Johnston with Merlin Mann.
47: “True Detective Season 2” with Erik Aho
Feb 15, 2016 • 66 min
“True Detective Season 2” - Everybody loved “True Detective” Season 1… but not so much Season 2. Musician and LA native Erik Aho joins Antony to stand up for the show, and elaborate on its appeal to noir lovers everywhere. Host Antony Johnston with Erik…
46: “Lady in the Water” with Dan Moren
Feb 1, 2016 • 61 min
“Lady in the Water” - Few directors divide opinion so much as M Night Shyamalan, but writer Dan Moren dives in headfirst to attempt a rescue of his fairy-tale movie “Lady in the Water”. Host Antony Johnston with Dan Moren.
45: David Bowie’s “Tin Machine” with Chris Mitchell
Jan 18, 2016 • 61 min
David Bowie’s “Tin Machine” - To celebrate the late David Bowie’s extraordinary life and body of work, writer Chris Mitchell joins Antony to defend the artist’s short-lived and drastically misunderstood “Tin Machine” project. Host Antony Johnston with…
44: “Andromeda” with Lisa Schmeiser
Jan 4, 2016 • 63 min
“Andromeda” - Happy new year! And to begin 2016, writer and SF lover Lisa Schmeiser joins Antony to discuss the all-but-forgotten “Andromeda”, and wonder just how much of it actually came from Gene Roddenberry’s pen… Host Antony Johnston with Lisa…
43: “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” with David Loehr
Dec 21, 2015 • 72 min
“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” - Ho Ho Seven! For Brits, Christmas means a traditional dose of 007 on the TV. So in this festive episode, playwright David J Loehr joins Antony to talk about the most misunderstood Bond movie of all, “On Her Majesty’s…
42: “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” with Brianna Wu
Dec 14, 2015 • 60 min
“Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” - Just ahead of “The Force Awakens” release, game designer and podcaster Brianna Wu joins Antony to round off our very own “prequel trilogy” with a defense of “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”! Host…
41: “Robotech” with Chip Sudderth
Dec 7, 2015 • 69 min
“Robotech” - Sci-fi podcaster Chip Sudderth joins Antony to defend (though not three times)”Robotech”, the 1980s anime series maligned by purists everywhere. Host Antony Johnston with Chip Sudderth.
40: “Napoleon” with Nick Friederich
Nov 30, 2015 • 47 min
“Napoleon” - Veteran and Napoleon buff Nick Friederich joins Antony to explain why the Emperor is unjustly maligned, why his military genius is overlooked, and how this complex figure birthed modern Europe. Host Antony Johnston with Nick Friederich.
39: “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” with Clara Fernandez-Vara
Nov 23, 2015 • 73 min
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” - NYU game professor Clara Fernández-Vara joins Antony to confess her love of all things Indiana Jones, even including the infamous fridge contained within the Crystal Skulls. Host Antony Johnston with…
38: “Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again” with Moisés Chiullan
Nov 16, 2015 • 78 min
“Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again” - Podcaster and comic aficionado Moisés Chiullan joins Antony on the eve of “Dark Knight 3“‘s release to stand up for the iconoclastic Frank Miller’s Batman sequel, “The Dark Knight Strikes Again”. Host Antony…
37: “Dune” with Meredith Yayanos
Nov 9, 2015 • 63 min
“Dune” - Musician and writer Meredith Yayanos joins Antony to walk (without rhythm) through her love of David Lynch’s “Dune”, from weirding modules to suggestive navigators to heart plugs, and so much more. Host Antony Johnston with Meredith Yayanos.
36: “Sunshine” with Matthew Weise
Nov 2, 2015 • 79 min
“Sunshine” - Game designer and writer Matthew Weise joins Antony to explain how Danny Boyle’s “Sunshine” is unjustly maligned, and why in fact it belongs in the same conversation as “2001”. Host Antony Johnston with Matthew Weise.
35: Elvis Costello’s “Mighty Like A Rose” with Danielle Henderson
Oct 26, 2015 • 70 min
“Mighty Like A Rose (Elvis Costello)” - Author and cultural critic Danielle Henderson joins Antony to expound on her love of England’s pop troubadour, and his evolution as a Serious Artiste with 1991’s “Mighty Like A Rose”. Host Antony Johnston with…
34: “Repo! The Genetic Opera” with Brian Hamilton
Oct 19, 2015 • 68 min
“Repo! The Genetic Opera” - Podcaster and film lover Brian Hamilton joins Antony on a journey into the ultra-gothic future world of organ repossession, weird musicals, and, um, Paris Hilton…?! Host Antony Johnston with Brian Hamilton.
33: “Cutthroat Island” with Juliette Capra
Oct 12, 2015 • 54 min
“Cutthroat Island” - Swashbuckling comic-slinger Juliette Capra joins Antony to convince him “Cutthroat Island” isn’t the disaster popular consensus would have you believe. Strap on your boots and hoist the mainsail! Host Antony Johnston with Juliette…
32: “Big Brother” with Philip Mozolak
Oct 5, 2015 • 60 min
“Big Brother” - Videographer and podcaster Philip Mozolak joins Antony to explain his love of reality TV shows, and Big Brother in particular. What do they say about society, celebrity, and human nature? Host Antony Johnston with Philip Mozolak.
31: “X-Men: The Last Stand” with Josh Centers
Sep 28, 2015 • 67 min
“X-Men: The Last Stand” - Tech writer and old school mutant lover Josh Centers joins Antony to explain why “X-Men: The Last Stand” is not only unjustly maligned, but probably the movie most faithful to the comics…! Host Antony Johnston with Josh Centers.
30: “Star Cops” with Steven Schapansky
Sep 21, 2015 • 63 min
“Star Cops” - Podcaster and mega-nerd Steven Schapansky joins Antony to discuss an old, obscure British sci-fi TV show he loves. How unusual! Can he convince everyone it’s unjustly maligned? It won’t be easy. Host Antony Johnston with Steven Schapansky.
29: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with Shannon Sudderth
Sep 14, 2015 • 55 min
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie)” - Podcaster Shannon Sudderth knows a thing or two about high school, and joins Antony to put a stake through the immortal fools who malign Buffy the Vampire Slayer - the movie. Oh, yes. Host Antony Johnston with…
28: “Garfield” with Scott Kurtz
Sep 7, 2015 • 55 min
“Garfield” - Bestselling cartoonist Scott Kurtz joins Antony to explain why the cat everyone loves to hate is unjustly maligned, how Jim Davis inspired his own career, and why topical gags are overrated. Host Antony Johnston with Scott Kurtz.
27: “Constantine” with Helene Wecker
Aug 31, 2015 • 66 min
“Constantine” - Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated author Helene Wecker joins Antony to talk Constantine’s unjustly maligned visual feast, the angelic Tilda Swinton, and the size of Keanu’s hands. Host Antony Johnston with Helene Wecker.
26: “Genesis” with… Antony Johnston?!
Aug 24, 2015 • 81 min
“Genesis” - For one week only, the tables are turned as guest host Jason Snell welcomes Antony to rant about the genius of Genesis (!) Look, we tried to stop him, but it’s his birthday. Host Jason Snell with Antony Johnston.
25: “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” with Mike Klimo
Aug 17, 2015 • 63 min
“Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” - Film critic and controversial prequel fan Mike Klimo joins Antony to explain his unorthodox Ring Theory, and how he believes it proves “Episode II: Attack of the Clones” is unjustly maligned. It’s kind of…
24: “Monopoly” with Cory Casoni
Aug 10, 2015 • 46 min
“Monopoly” - Marketing guru and board game nerd Cory Casoni joins Antony to roll the dice and move his mice, while explaining that everyone who unjustly maligns “Monopoly” is simply playing it wrong. Host Antony Johnston with Cory Casoni.
23: “Romance Novels” with Maya Rodale
Aug 3, 2015 • 43 min
“Romance Novels” - Bestselling romance author Maya Rodale joins Antony to convince him her chosen field is unjustly maligned, explain how romance is a feminist genre, and ask just what is up with all the dukes, anyway? Host Antony Johnston with Maya…
22: “Face/Off” with Neven Mrgan
Jul 27, 2015 • 61 min
“Face/Off” - Programmer and game designer Neven Mrgan joins Antony to defend John Woo’s “Face/Off”, lament the march of realism in action movies, and wonder why anyone would own a double-sided mirror. Host Antony Johnston with Neven Mrgan.
21: “Gremlins 2” with Rich Dansky
Jul 20, 2015 • 52 min
“Gremlins 2” - Game writer and novelist Rich Dansky joins Antony in a fun, but in no sense civilized, tribute to the late Sir Christopher Lee as they get wet, stare at bright lights, and feast after midnight on the unjustly maligned “Gremlins 2”. Host…
20: “Jupiter Ascending” with Serenity Caldwell
Jul 13, 2015 • 57 min
“Jupiter Ascending” - Journalist and podcaster Serenity Caldwell joins Antony to revel in one of the most unjustly maligned movies of 2015, “Jupiter Ascending”. We love dogs! Host Antony Johnston with Serenity Caldwell.
19: “Dragon Age II” with Liz Myles
Jul 6, 2015 • 53 min
“Dragon Age II” - Writer and podcaster Liz Myles joins Antony to complain that “Dragon Age II” is unjustly maligned, how saving the world yet again simply isn’t that exciting, and why you just can’t trust a wizard. Host Antony Johnston with Liz Myles.
18: “Dave Matthews Band” with Casey Liss
Jun 29, 2015 • 59 min
“Dave Matthews Band” - Whoever the hell Casey Liss is, he joins Antony to persuade him the Dave Matthews Band is unjustly maligned, that you can’t beat a good drummer, and just what is a jam band, anyway? Host Antony Johnston with Casey Liss.
17: “Buckaroo Banzai” (the novelization) with David Loehr
Jun 22, 2015 • 53 min
“Buckaroo Banzai” (the novelisation) - Playwright and theatre producer David Loehr joins Antony to convince him the novelisation of “Buckaroo Banzai” is unjustly maligned, mainly due to its association with a terrible movie, and how they threw away all…
16: “Star Trek: Voyager” with Brianna Wu
Jun 15, 2015 • 59 min
“Star Trek: Voyager” - Game designer Brianna Wu joins Antony to convince him “Star Trek: Voyager” is unjustly maligned, explain why the world just wasn’t ready for feminist Trek, and why Seven of Nine is actually the best character in the whole franchise.…
15: “Watchmen” with Merlin Mann
Jun 8, 2015 • 59 min
“Watchmen” - Writer and podcaster Merlin Mann joins Antony to stand up (mostly) for the “Watchmen” movie, discuss the difficulty of separating source material from its adaptation… and then there’s that ending. Host Antony Johnston with Merlin Mann.
14: “Dragonriders of Pern” with Lisa Schmeiser
Jun 1, 2015 • 59 min
“Dragonriders of Pern” - Writer and bookworm Lisa Schmeiser joins Antony to defend the “Dragonriders of Pern” novels from being unjustly maligned, discuss her changing views of them over the years, and muse their suitability for young girls today. Host…
13: “Popeye” with Monty Ashley
May 25, 2015 • 50 min
“Popeye” - TV critic and podcaster Monty Ashley joins Antony to explain why the “Popeye” movie is unjustly maligned, that the story of its making is more unlikely than the movie itself, and just how many times you should watch a movie to recognise its…
12: “Murder, She Wrote” with Scott McNulty
May 18, 2015 • 48 min
“Murder, She Wrote” - Writer and podcaster Scott McNulty joins Antony to explain why “Murder, She Wrote” is unjustly maligned, how it changed the TV landscape, and why it’s basically a proto-“Castle”. Host Antony Johnston with Scott McNulty.
11: “Hudson Hawk” with Dan Moren
May 11, 2015 • 50 min
“Hudson Hawk” - Tech journalist and podcaster Dan Moren joins Antony in a celebration of what may be the ultimate Unjustly Maligned movie, “Hudson Hawk”. It’s so much better than you realize, and they’re going to tell you why. Host Antony Johnston with…
10: “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” with Erika Ensign
May 4, 2015 • 58 min
“Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” - Podcaster and handwavium aficionado Erika Ensign joins Antony to explain why “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” is unjustly maligned, that audiences should judge a movie in what it’s trying to be rather…
9: Megadeth’s “Risk” with Brian LeTendre
Apr 27, 2015 • 60 min
“Risk (Megadeth)” - Writer and metalhead Brian LeTendre joins Antony to persuade him that Megadeth’s 1999 album “Risk” is unjustly maligned, why nerdy is state of the art, and why Metallica owes it all to Mustaine. Host Antony Johnston with Brian LeTendre.
8: “Kim Possible” with Glenn Fleishman
Apr 20, 2015 • 53 min
“Kim Possible” - Writer and podcaster Glenn Fleishman joins Antony to convince him that kids’ cartoons like “Kim Possible” aren’t just for children, explain why good stories don’t need recaps, but everyone in the ’90s did need all those pockets. Host…
7: “Doctor Who: The Movie” with Al Kennedy
Apr 13, 2015 • 48 min
“Doctor Who: The Movie” - Geek critic and podcaster Al Kennedy joins Antony to bemoan the unjust maligning of the 1996 “Doctor Who” movie, explain how Paul McGann was a great Doctor, and why he always drezzzzzes for the occasion. Host Antony Johnston with…
6: “Italian cartoon theme tunes” with Emma Vieceli
Apr 6, 2015 • 49 min
“Italian cartoon theme tunes” - Comic writer and artist Emma Vieceli joins Antony to convince him her favourite cheesy Italian theme tunes to 1980s anime are unjustly maligned, how theme songs learnt as children can unite people across borders, and why…
5: “Last Action Hero” with Alison Berry
Mar 31, 2015 • 37 min
“Last Action Hero” - Comics podcaster and Charles Dance fangirl Alison Berry joins Antony to convince him the existential 1993 Schwarzenegger movie “Last Action Hero” is unjustly maligned, how the movie was sadly ahead of its time, and why Dance should…
4: “Tron” with Wil Wheaton
Mar 23, 2015 • 57 min
“Tron” - Actor and supergeek Wil Wheaton joins Antony to protest that the original “Tron” movie from 1982 is unjustly maligned, to explain how its very existence created a rift among animators, and why he’d happily go on the game grid. Host Antony…
3: “The Wizard” with Moisés Chiullan
Mar 16, 2015 • 55 min
“The Wizard” - Arthouse cowboy and podcasting wunderkind Moisés Chiullan joins Antony to convince him the 1989 videogame movie “The Wizard” is unjustly maligned, how the movie has a surprising personal connection to him, and why he loves the power glove —…
2: “Twilight” with Leigh Alexander
Mar 9, 2015 • 41 min
“Twilight” - Games journalist and feminist critic Leigh Alexander joins Antony to stand up for the “Twilight” books, explain how it’s OK to indulge in fantasy, and why separating fiction from reality is not a gender-specific trait. Host Antony Johnston…
1: “Stargate SG-1” with Jason Snell
Mar 2, 2015 • 47 min
“Stargate SG-1” - Tech writer and geek podcaster Jason Snell joins Antony to explain why “Stargate SG-1” is unjustly maligned, how this long-running TV show seems to have been erased from the cultural conversation, and why fun is underrated. Host Antony…