In a short extract trimmed from the end of our Orange Is The New Black sequence in MFV #10, find out who Alastair’s favourite character is! Then discover, yet again, that he seems really worried about shows he loves turning into Lost. Well, I guess some shows just really traumatise you.
We hit double figures, and taking the zero in the number far too seriously, cover three different TV series beginning with O. But first, Nick rates his superhero shows and Alastair has loftier viewing tastes.
And then down to business: Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black begins its fourth year behind bars (4:18), new possession horror show Outcast reaches out for us (21:26) and we look back at Orphan Black’s penultimate season of clone chaos (38:27). Then end up running a death bet.
(Oh, and if you want to see some more Orphan Black thoughts, we covered the first couple of episodes of season 4 back in MFV #7.)
Finally, Alastair recommended Richard Linklater’s Philip K. Dick adaptation A Scanner Darkly to Nick last week – is he okay with its heady mix of animation and drugs? (55:35)
So that’s #10! Download the mp3 here!
Episode nine, we’re doing fine! Or are we? After a brief opening chat about iZombie and the recent Captain America controversy, we plunge comics newcomer Alastair into the swirling heart of the latest DC superhero relaunch with the DC Rebirth and Batman: Rebirth specials (5:09), stare in fantastical bafflement at video game orc movie Warcraft (25:14) and develop crushes on Matt LeBlanc while covering the BBC’s Top Gear revamp (38:17).
Then our recommendations feature (51:48) goes on a bit longer than usual as we’re covering one of Nick’s favourite superhero comics ever: Black Panther (1998) #1-5 by Christopher Priest and Mark Texeira.
As ever, we spoil all our topics pretty egregiously. Use the timestamps to avoid any you’re sensitive about. Also, we suffered a few technical sound problems while recording it, but hopefully Nick has edited the bulk of them into oblivion.