This fortnight, Nick and Alastair take off with Space Force, then venture into the forest of Family Tree.
But first, Nick’s gone back and read the original classic run on The Authority by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, while Alastair’s spent time watching plays like Frankenstein, Coriolanus and A Streetcar Named Desire on the National Theatre YouTube channel.
After all that, Space Force (12:30) waits for them in the stars (on Netflix). Can a new show from the lead writer and star of The Office US live up to that starry pedigree?
And then another big name – podcast favourite comic writer Jeff Lemire and artist Phil Hester bring us Family Tree (29:14), their new plant-horror book from Image Comics.