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.


87: “Loom” with Antony Johnston
Sep 25, 2017 • 70 min
Ask him about it! Yes, it’s time to turn the tables again, and for his birthday this year, Antony hands the reins to Tony Sindelar. Together they weave an appreciation for the videogame so good, it made Antony want to write them for a living — the classic…
86: “Ringo Starr” with Andy Ihnatko
Sep 12, 2017 • 64 min
Is Ringo the best drummer in the world? Ho ho, he’s not even the best drummer in… no, let’s not go there (Lennon never actually said it anyway). Instead, Andy Ihnatko joins Antony to bang a drum for Ringo Starr’s innovation, charisma, and — yes — talent…
85: “Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie)” with Eddy Webb
Aug 28, 2017 • 67 min
Was making Sherlock Holmes cool really a good idea? Is Robert Downey Jr simply playing himself? And shouldn’t Watson be a bumbling lapdog? Devoted Sherlockian Eddy Webb joins Antony to discuss all this and more in Guy Ritchie’s 2009 “Sherlock Holmes”…
84: “The Fast & The Furious (Franchise)” with Jessica Sliwinski
Aug 14, 2017 • 73 min
Fast cars, impossibly skilled drivers, champagne groupies, loud explosions, and a complete disregard for the laws of physics. Sounds like hell? Jessica Sliwinski once thought so, but now she joins Antony to shift her appreciation for the “Fast & Furious”…
83: “Pluto” with Marcos Huerta
Jul 31, 2017 • 60 min
When is a planet not a planet? When it gets downgraded after 75 years, apparently. But was Pluto’s fate a mistake by the IAU, or an example of science in action? Marcos Huerta joins Antony to talk Kuiper belt objects, the New Horizons probe, and arbitrary…
82: “Predator 2” with Ed Brisson
Jul 17, 2017 • 70 min
After the success of its gung-ho predecessor, “Predator 2” — which expanded the mythology of the alien hunters, like “Aliens” did for its predecessor — felt like a sure thing, not the flop it turned out to be. Ed Brisson joins Antony to explain why second…
81: “Tapeheads” with Kelly Guimont
Jul 3, 2017 • 70 min
Was it a “Blues Brothers” for the MTV generation, or just a nonsensical movie strung together with songs and bizarre cameos? Or… both?! Kelly Guimont joins Antony to lay down some tape talking about cult movie “Tapeheads”….
80: “No Man’s Sky” with Matt Johnston
Jun 19, 2017 • 84 min
It promised the Earth — and an almost-infinite universe to play in — but the videogame “No Man’s Sky” launched to scathing criticism and disappointment. Matt Johnston joins Antony to explain why expectations were misguided, why players who quit early are…
79: “Star Trek: Enterprise” with Pete Mele
Jun 5, 2017 • 75 min
The spirit of Star Trek has seen the franchise reinvented, revisited, and even rebooted, for more than 50 years — but of all its incarnations, perhaps none is so maligned as “Enterprise”. Pete Mele joins Antony to defend Captain Archer from threats on all…
78: “Eyes Wide Shut” with Richard Rouse III
May 22, 2017 • 76 min
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 gotten better with…
77: Eurovision Song Contest 2017 pre-show glitterball special!
May 8, 2017 • 117 min
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 post-Brexit UK will be left with nul…
76: “Krull” with Carrie Patel
Apr 17, 2017 • 74 min
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 mashup —…
75: “Killer Robots” with Kent Massey
Apr 3, 2017 • 68 min
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 difference between a plant…
74: “The Matrix Reloaded” with Filip Selldén
Mar 20, 2017 • 65 min
“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, 2017 • 81 min
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 England Prevails in the face…
72: “Babe: Pig in the City” with Warren Frey
Feb 20, 2017 • 55 min
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, 2017 • 77 min
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!…
70: “Masters of the Universe” with Liz Myles
Jan 23, 2017 • 68 min
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 Universe”, the well-known, uh,…
69: “Batman Returns” with Michael Molcher
Jan 9, 2017 • 80 min
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 disses the Nolan…
68: “Micronauts” with Jason Snell
Dec 12, 2016 • 71 min
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 last, this is our…
67: “Clue” with John Cecil
Nov 28, 2016 • 66 min
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 dessert?…
66: “General Hospital” with Rachael Noel Fox
Nov 14, 2016 • 69 min
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 soapiest of soaps,…
65: “Alien 3” with Moisés Chiullan
Oct 31, 2016 • 88 min
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….
64: “Pretty Woman” with Regie Rigby
Oct 10, 2016 • 78 min
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 another look….
63: “Armageddon” with Alison Baker
Sep 26, 2016 • 69 min
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”….
62: “BioShock 2” with Shaline Lopez
Sep 12, 2016 • 59 min
“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….
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….
60: “The Punisher (1989)” with Clayton McCormack
Aug 15, 2016 • 64 min
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 insane? Oh, definitely….
59: “Hard listening” with Glenn Fleishman
Aug 1, 2016 • 88 min
Reich. Stockhausen. Zorn. Anderson. Glass. Weill. Henze. Stravinsky! Johnston, Fleishman, digressions. Aural : oral : visual : performance. Art?…
58: “Cars” with Brian Ashe
Jul 18, 2016 • 61 min
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….
57: “Superman III” with Jonathan Penn
Jul 4, 2016 • 62 min
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, and hope. Up, up,…
56: “The Avengers (1998)” with Cecilee Linke
Jun 20, 2016 • 64 min
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 through the 1998 flop “The…
55: “Great White Sharks” with Chris Mitchell
Jun 6, 2016 • 61 min
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 waters around this widely…
54: “The Village” with Georgia Dow
May 23, 2016 • 54 min
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”….
53: “The Eurovision Song Contest” with Rachel Donner
May 9, 2016 • 69 min
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, and why they should tune in….
52: “Reed Richards” with Andy Ihnatko
Apr 25, 2016 • 77 min
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….
51: “Cricket” with Paul Cornell
Apr 11, 2016 • 51 min
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….
50: “Pretty Little Liars” with Katy Rex
Mar 28, 2016 • 60 min
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
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….
48: “R.E.M., early” with Merlin Mann
Feb 29, 2016 • 72 min
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….
47: “True Detective Season 2” with Erik Aho
Feb 15, 2016 • 66 min
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….
46: “Lady in the Water” with Dan Moren
Feb 1, 2016 • 61 min
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”….
45: David Bowie’s “Tin Machine” with Chris Mitchell
Jan 18, 2016 • 61 min
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….
44: “Andromeda” with Lisa Schmeiser
Jan 4, 2016 • 63 min
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……
43: “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” with David Loehr
Dec 21, 2015 • 72 min
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 Secret Service”….
42: “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” with Brianna Wu
Dec 14, 2015 • 60 min
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”!…
41: “Robotech” with Chip Sudderth
Dec 7, 2015 • 69 min
Sci-fi podcaster Chip Sudderth joins Antony to defend (though not three times)”Robotech”, the 1980s anime series maligned by purists everywhere….
40: “Napoleon” with Nick Friederich
Nov 30, 2015 • 47 min
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….
39: “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” with Clara Fernandez-Vara
Nov 23, 2015 • 73 min
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….
38: “Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again” with Moisés Chiullan
Nov 16, 2015 • 78 min
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”….
37: “Dune” with Meredith Yayanos
Nov 9, 2015 • 63 min
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….
36: “Sunshine” with Matthew Weise
Nov 2, 2015 • 79 min
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”….
35: Elvis Costello’s “Mighty Like A Rose” with Danielle Henderson
Oct 26, 2015 • 70 min
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”….
34: “Repo! The Genetic Opera” with Brian Hamilton
Oct 19, 2015 • 68 min
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…?!…
33: “Cutthroat Island” with Juliette Capra
Oct 12, 2015 • 54 min
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!…
32: “Big Brother” with Philip Mozolak
Oct 5, 2015 • 60 min
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?…
31: “X-Men: The Last Stand” with Josh Centers
Sep 28, 2015 • 67 min
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…!…
30: “Star Cops” with Steven Schapansky
Sep 21, 2015 • 63 min
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….
29: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with Shannon Sudderth
Sep 14, 2015 • 55 min
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….
28: “Garfield” with Scott Kurtz
Sep 7, 2015 • 55 min
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….
27: “Constantine” with Helene Wecker
Aug 31, 2015 • 66 min
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….
26: “Genesis” with… Antony Johnston?!
Aug 24, 2015 • 81 min
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….
25: “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” with Mike Klimo
Aug 17, 2015 • 63 min
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 intense….
24: “Monopoly” with Cory Casoni
Aug 10, 2015 • 46 min
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….
23: “Romance Novels” with Maya Rodale
Aug 3, 2015 • 43 min
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?…
22: “Face/Off” with Neven Mrgan
Jul 27, 2015 • 61 min
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….
21: “Gremlins 2” with Rich Dansky
Jul 20, 2015 • 52 min
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”….
20: “Jupiter Ascending” with Serenity Caldwell
Jul 13, 2015 • 57 min
Journalist and podcaster Serenity Caldwell joins Antony to revel in one of the most unjustly maligned movies of 2015, “Jupiter Ascending”. We love dogs!…
19: “Dragon Age II” with Liz Myles
Jul 6, 2015 • 53 min
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….
18: “Dave Matthews Band” with Casey Liss
Jun 29, 2015 • 59 min
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?…
17: “Buckaroo Banzai” (the novelization) with David Loehr
Jun 22, 2015 • 53 min
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 the best bits….
16: “Star Trek: Voyager” with Brianna Wu
Jun 15, 2015 • 59 min
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
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….
14: “Dragonriders of Pern” with Lisa Schmeiser
Jun 1, 2015 • 59 min
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….
13: “Popeye” with Monty Ashley
May 25, 2015 • 50 min
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 genius….
12: “Murder, She Wrote” with Scott McNulty
May 18, 2015 • 48 min
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”….
11: “Hudson Hawk” with Dan Moren
May 11, 2015 • 50 min
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….
10: “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” with Erika Ensign
May 4, 2015 • 58 min
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 than what it’s trying to live up to, and how…
9: Megadeth’s “Risk” with Brian LeTendre
Apr 27, 2015 • 60 min
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….
8: “Kim Possible” with Glenn Fleishman
Apr 20, 2015 • 53 min
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….
7: “Doctor Who: The Movie” with Al Kennedy
Apr 13, 2015 • 48 min
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….
6: “Italian cartoon theme tunes” with Emma Vieceli
Apr 6, 2015 • 49 min
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 Oscar isn’t a real Lady….
5: “Last Action Hero” with Alison Baker
Mar 31, 2015 • 37 min
Comics podcaster and Charles Dance fangirl Alison Baker 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 thank Alan Rickman’s…
4: “Tron” with Wil Wheaton
Mar 23, 2015 • 57 min
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….
3: “The Wizard” with Moisés Chiullan
Mar 16, 2015 • 55 min
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 — it’s so bad….
2: “Twilight” with Leigh Alexander
Mar 9, 2015 • 41 min
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….
1: “Stargate SG-1” with Jason Snell
Mar 2, 2015 • 47 min
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….