Our first deleted chunk for a while – turns out we can bang on for hours about Orange Is The New Black, as it’s one of our favourite shows. So here’s a short chunk cut from MFV #39 where we get a bit overly specific about our favourite characters and how they’re used in the fifth season.
Thirty-nine, yet also two! Nick and Alastair cover two TV shows beginning with O and ending in Black for the second time (see also: MFV #10), but first, Alastair’s seen Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle, a serious documentary about the housing crisis, while Nick’s read some Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye comics.
Then it’s down to business with the start of Orange Is The New Black season 5 (9:55), followed by a big look back at the whole of American Gods season 1 (27:18) and a little check-in with the first episode of Orphan Black’s final season (43:26).
Last but definitely not least, Nick recommends Quantum & Woody (55:17) by Christopher Priest and Mark Bright, the mismatched-buddy-superhero comic that influenced much of his style, taste and sense of humour. Will Alastair dig it?
Thirty-eight painful coughs to go! Nick and Alastair are back (despite Nick’s laryngitis struggles) to talk about their Team MFV trip to The Bugle live show and Alastair’s solo jaunt to Field Day.
Not to mention their reviews of eagerly awaited inspirational superhero film Wonder Woman (8:34), monster-metaphor-mash-up movie Colossal (25:19) and episode one of The Handmaid’s Tale (37:40), the depressingly relevant TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel.
Finally, what did Nick think of noted sci-fi classic Blade Runner (50:16)? With his malfunctioning vocal systems, did it hit too close to home?