Was Firefly Hashtag Problematic?

Fans of the Firefly Now, Serenity Later podcast know that Matt and I have discussed a number of moments in the show that have raised questions about the show’s positioning and presentation of women and people of color. With that in mind, I’ve scoured the interwebs for some thoughtful discussion of these very issues. What follows is a spotlight on some of the most thought-provoking takes. Continue reading Was Firefly Hashtag Problematic?

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Firefly Now, Serenity Later Episode #6 – War Stories & Trash 

Ep 6 - War Stories + Trash

Finally, the long awaited return of one of the most beloved guest characters in the show’s tragically short history. That’s right everybody… NISKA is back!!! Oh and Saffron. Continue reading Firefly Now, Serenity Later Episode #6 – War Stories & Trash 

Firefly Now, Serenity Later Episode #5 – Out of Gas & Ariel 

Ep 5 - Out of Gas + Ariel

That’s right everybody, we have finally reached potentially the very best episode of the entire show and one of the most beloved in television history. Also it’s time to finally learn some things about River! Continue reading Firefly Now, Serenity Later Episode #5 – Out of Gas & Ariel 

Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #4 – Our Mrs. Reynolds & Jaynestown 

Ep 4 - Our Mrs Reynolds + Jaynestown

Jayne! The man they call Jayne! He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor, Stood up to the man and he gave him what for, Our love for him now ain’t hard to explain, The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne! Continue reading Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #4 – Our Mrs. Reynolds & Jaynestown 

Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #3 – Shindig & Safe 

Ep 3 - Shindig + SafeIn which Mike & Matt discuss ‘Shindig’ and ‘Safe’ the intended third and fourth episodes of Firefly. Despite their best efforts, your intrepid hosts get themselves into #Problematic territory, but thanks to Mike’s heroism, they just about struggle through it and give their thoughts on sword duels to the death and witch burnings. Continue reading Firefly Now, Serenity Later: Episode #3 – Shindig & Safe 

Top 7 Villainous Sidekicks in the X-Men Cinematic Universe

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After living through the greatest podcast mini-series in history on the subject of the X-Men cinematic universe and going to great effort to provide a definitive and objectively correct ranking of all the X-Men films, I was left with many thoughts on many important subjects. The issue of representation in cinema and popular culture. Appropriating stories of oppression for the sake of silly superhero stories. Today marks the first of many (or possibly none) listicles essays on such important issues permeating throughout the franchise…who were the best villainous sidekicks in the history of the franchise? Continue reading Top 7 Villainous Sidekicks in the X-Men Cinematic Universe