Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, hosts Holly and David consider the prevalence of journalism, as well as reading and literacy in general, in science fiction, fantasy, and comics properties… as well as the seeming lack of such in the Star Wars universe. Short answer: there’s a whole lot of journalism in fiction!
Game of Thrones is a sprawling fantasy epic that carefully blends grounded medieval realpolitik with magic and supernatural elements. George RR Martin has gone on record about his inspiration for the politics of the series: the real-world dynastic battles of the War of the Roses, with Starks and Lannisters being analogues for ye olde Englande’s northern Yorks and rich Lancasters.
But what is the origin of the supernatural mono-myth that seems to dominate the story? I’m talking about the story of Azor Ahai and related myths that are so prevalent in Westeros and Essos.
10 years? Wow! I saw today that the Super Cafe from How It Should Have Ended debuted 10 years ago. I don’t think we’ve been watching it for that long… but I do think that HISHE is one of the earliest “shows” on YouTube that we had watched, years ago. And the Super Cafe absolutely keeps us coming back!
They pulled together all of the Super Cafe – enjoy!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Spoilers abound for previous seasons as hosts David and Holly dive into their thoughts for the upcoming seasons of the four DC shared-universe shows on the CW – Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl! Which is most exciting? Which has the most chance to disappoint? Let us know what you think!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week hosts Holly and David, and guest host Julia, have a spoiler-heavy conversation about Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the budding DC Cinematic Universe that the studio hopes it ushers in. Verdict: probably worth the $2 to rent.