A brief cut from our Serial season 2 chat where we step outside the actual content of those shows to talk about the general role of Serial in the Mainstream Podcast Revolution that’s totally happening. If you ever wanted some really vague (and unsurprising) details about how MFV is recorded, this is your clip.
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Five episodes in and Nick and Alastair are spanning mediums like a common HTML tag refusing to accept the results of his psychic reading.
So we’re taking in recent hit horror movie The Witch at 2:23 (plus Alastair’s problems with recent horror and Nick’s amusement at livestock), the second season of mega-podcast Serial at 17:08 (plus the natural excitement of murder and the dangers of doorstepping) and the BAFTA-winning video game Her Story at 32:23 (plus the fun of fragmented narratives and the truth about human nature).
BEWARE: plot spoilers in both The Witch and Her Story sections, though we flag the major ones shortly beforehand.
Lastly at 46:47, Nick recommended Alastair two Punisher books by Garth Ennis last episode – Punisher: Born and Punisher: From First To Last. This fortnight, we find out whether roaming the streets gunning down criminals is his sort of thing. Oh, and stick around after that for some hot info about MFV #6.
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A truly excessive episode of Excessive Fantasy Violence, incorporating all our various offcuts from the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice discussion! Yes, Lego Batman is involved! You’re right, Alastair did just compare the movie to religious indoctrination! Plus Nick questions DC’s very grip on their own properties.
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Snipped from the end of our Daredevil season 2 segment, a little chat about the upcoming Marvel Defenders team-up series featuring DD, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. (And possibly the Punisher too.) Do we think it’ll be good? What is our big idea for how they’ll bring them together?
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Our first deleted scene from the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice chat is our discussion of the final section of the film. This includes the very last plot event – if you’ve seen the movie, you know the one we mean. If you haven’t, be warned before you listen: massive spoiler. Also features Alastair getting quite angry on behalf of Sir Christopher Wren.
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After last week’s superhero-free effort, it’s time for the opposite! Nick and Alastair have seen Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and one of them disliked it more than the other! Find out which is which at the 3:03 mark (plus the repeated futility of Doomsday and what Nick has in common with Wonder Woman), then witness our discussion of Daredevil season 2 at 32:10 (plus the weakness of the Kingpin and exactly when it’s time for the plebs).
We finally move away from capes in our climactic recommendation section at 53:05, with Nick watching Ari Folman’s sad animated documentary Waltz With Bashir at Alastair’s behest. But don’t worry, superpeople might make a last-minute comeback.
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In yet another cut from our discussion of lost film genres, we wonder at the current small comeback the religious epic is enjoying. Yes, a short chat about Noah, just in time for Easter. (Also Exodus and Gods of Egypt.)
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While discussing the failure of the musical genre to keep dominating Hollywood, Nick and Alastair slide into a tangential discussion of Glee, the “jukebox musical” and some other briefly-successful 2000s TV shows. But hey, at least they know they’re off-topic.
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A small bit cut from our review of Tom Hiddleston and Ben Wheatley’s High Rise film, in which Nick and Alastair discuss the plot in a shade more detail. Still not extreme spoilers but some mention of specific elements and moments.
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In their first Moderate Fantasy Episode, Nick and Alastair discuss the new Deadpool movie at the 1:40 mark (plus the importance of humour in superhero movies and which Deadpool comics are terrible), the #RIPTwitter algorithmic timeline kerfuffle at 19:50 (plus the inevitability of Vine porn and if anything good will ever happen to anyone) and their verdict on Netflix’s Making A Murderer at 35:20 (plus the omnipresent evil of John Luther and whether true crime documentaries are the same as gladiatorial combat).
Our as-yet-unnamed recommendations feature shows up at 47:48 and waves.
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