Friday, January 29, 2016

What if Episode III Were Good?

Here is the final "What If" video by Belated Media. If you're a Star Wars fan you should definitely check this out. They go through and essentially revamp the plot of each film, keeping the essence of each movie but making the plot... potentially good. Definitely worth watching, I think this might be my favorite one.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What if Star Wars Episode II Were Good?

This is the next video by Belated Media on the prequel trilogy. This video begins to stray quite a bit from what we were given in The Attack of the Clones. It's definitely worth checking out and shows how much thought and creativity this guy actually put into these story changes. Yes, overall this is essentially fan-fiction, but it's intriguing never the less and definitely worth your time.

Monday, January 25, 2016

What if Star Wars Episode I Was Good?

Here's the first of a short series of videos on the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy by Belated Media on YouTube. I watched  these videos a week before we recorded the Star Wars podcast and was both impressed at his fixes, and thoughts on the matter. Here's the first of three:

Here's a link to Belated Media's YouTube Channel if you don't want to wait for me to post the next videos in the series. They've got other videos and are worth checking out.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Episode 16: Star Wars Episode VII

Episode 16: Star Wars Episode VII
Hosts: Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Special guest: Richard L. Sanders
Produced by Hobos in the Back Row
Scripting by Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Piano Sonata mvnt 1 by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Piano Sonata mvnt 3 by F.G. Shaw

John and I are joined by author Richard L. Sanders where we discuss our thoughts about the newest addition to the Star Wars franchise. We throw out some crazy theories as well as discuss our likes and dislikes about the franchise in general.  The conversation is more rambling than normal, but is still a lot of fun.

There are a lot of links, but many will be posted through out the next couple of weeks, as they include several videos from Youtube. The ones below all lead to articles though and are worth a read.

First up is an interview given to Rolling Stone by Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.

Here's a theory (one of many) about Rey's background, and it's personally the one I hope is true.

Here is the article mentioned in the podcast where the fan debunks the 40 plot hole article on the Huffington Post.

Here's the link to Darth Jar Jar. 

Finally, here's the article on the deleted scene of Maz Kanata's use of the force.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Episode 15: Jessica Jones

Episode 15: Jessica Jones
Hosts: Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Special guest: Matthew Ivan Bennett
Produced by Hobos in the Back Row
Scripting by Frank Shaw and John Belliston and Matthew Ivan Bennett
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Piano Sonata mvnt 1 by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Piano Sonata mvnt 3 by F.G. Shaw

John and I are joined by playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett on this episode of the podcast to discuss Jessica Jones: What are our thoughts on the Netflix series? How does it portray female superheros? How well does it portray the survivor of domestic abuse? What are our thoughts about what's to come for Marvel Netflix series? We try to answer all those questions and more in the podcast.

There is one question we discuss above that have better sources than what we three are able to give and that's the matter of the survivor of domestic abuse. To start with here are several links where women give their response to Jessica Jones and how it portrays the victim/survivor role of Jessica in the series.

I have little commentary about the following links because the content is not to be sugarcoated, and nothing I say can do the job of the articles original authors. Each and every one of the following articles is worth a read, especially if you've watched Jessica Jones.

Here is the first link.
Here's the second link.
Here is a link to a Cracked article right in line with the previous two.
And finally, here's a link with information about being "gas lighted" or psychology abused and manipulated.

None of the above links are particularly light reads. As well they shouldn't be. It's a pretty nasty topic but is something that needs to be addressed, and confronted. As you'll read Jessica Jones does a good job of doing just that.

In a complete switch, here's a link to detailing about Jessica Jones next season, or lack of one.

I've been searching for the specific article Matt mentions in the podcast from the Overthinking website (a fantastic pop culture/geek oriented blog and podcast network), as soon as I find it I'll be sharing it here.