This fortnight, Nick and Alastair fully enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe at last, covering the omni-franchise’s latest movie Black Widow and TV show Loki.

But first, Nick’s briefly defected to the other superhero universe with Legends of Tomorrow, while Alastair’s turned to booze with Another Round (plus an update on his attempts to finally see Fast 9).

And at long last, they hit the bold new territory of a new non-Netflix movie with Black Widow (13:01), including scattered spoilers about the fates of a couple of characters and the post-credits scene.

Whereas in the subsequent review of Loki season 1 (33:00), Nick and Alastair go ahead and spoil everything from beginning to end, just like they do at parties.

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From one extreme to another this fortnight, as Nick and Alastair chill out with new Pixar movie Luca, then freak out into a numb depression thanks to Inside by Bo Burnham.

But first, Nick’s read classic horror-action comic Hellboy by Mike Mignola, while Alastair’s making do with new Roman drama series Domina, because Covid wouldn’t let him see Fast 9.

And finally, they head on their Italian holiday with Luca (13:10), only to immediately disagree over whether this is standard Pixar fare or a particularly delightful entry.

However, they can definitely agree the last year was a bummer, and that Bo Burnham captured that glum vibe with his hit musical comedy special Inside (25:13).

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This fortnight, Nick and Alastair take  a walking tour of the local streaming services with Netflix’s Sweet Tooth and Amazon’s Solos.

But first, they’ve stretched their reach all the way to Disney+’s Loki and Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 game.

And then it’s time to begin the real business with Sweet Tooth (13:05) as they ask exactly what kind of dystopia this is and whether that’s okay.

Last of all, it’s Solos (30:08), a show which begs all kind of questions about exactly what Amazon think of their own talking products.

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This fortnight, a classic combination of creatives with The Nevers, a new TV show created (though no longer run) by Joss Whedon, and Army of the Dead, the latest movie directed by Zack Snyder.

But first, Nick’s watching Lucifer again, but in a more topical way, while Alastair’s enjoying new punk rock sitcom We Are Lady Parts.

And then it’s finally time to travel back to Victorian times with The Nevers (10:28), discussing its many plot elements, some extreme comparisons to X-Men and, for once, not too many spoilers.

Last of all, they’ve seen Army of the Dead (28:30) – has it been long enough since Nick’s last Walking Dead episode to finally give zombies a chance?

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Relentless robots and never-ending Netflix this fortnight, as Nick and Alastair do Love, Death & Robots season 2, followed by The Mitchells Vs The Machines.

But first, Alastair’s still in the Netflix scifi ballpark with Oxygen, while Nick’s way off the reservation with new crime graphic novel Friend of the Devil by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.

Their main course, though, is the next helping of Love, Death & Robots (9:35), including general chat about the new run and your hosts running down their top 3 episodes from it.

Finally, after rave reviews from all quarters, Nick and Alastair sit down to discover the happier side of androids with The Mitchells Vs The Machines (26:31).

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This fortnight, the podcast celebrates Alastair’s successful Oscar predictions by watching 2021’s Best Picture Nomadland, while Nick takes his turn by bringing in new X-Men series Way of X.

But first, still in the world of comics, Nick’s read Silver Surfer by Dan Slott and Michael & Laura Allred, while Alastair’s watched Netflix space movie Stowaway.

And then it’s time to hit the road with Nomadland (11:15), Chloe Zhao’s acclaimed movie starring Frances McDormand as a modern-day nomad.

Finally, Nick and Alastair return to their beloved modern-era X-Men line with Way of X #1 (22:57) by Si Spurrier and Bob Quinn and ask: how much ritualised murder is too much?

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This fortnight, Nick and Alastair present their inevitable The Falcon & The Winter Soldier conclusions, then decompress with lovable scifi-romcom Palm Springs.

But first, tis the season for Alastair’s annual Oscar predictions, while Nick’s read teen alien meltdown comic Alienated by Si Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose.

And then they join the masses in receiving the gift of The Falcon & The Winter Soldier (12:18), Marvel’s much-discussed latest TV show about the weight of the Captain America legacy, including spoilers to the very end from 19:45.

Finally, Nick and Alastair live through the eventful day of Palm Springs (36:13) with Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, including somehow yet more spoilers from 39:37.

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This fortnight, Nick and Alastair are so neck deep in superheroes, you’d think it was 2019, with Wonder Woman 1984 and Invincible.

But first, Nick’s continued sheltering behind comfort viewing, going all the way back to The West Wing, while Alastair stays on the cutting edge of politics with We Are The Wave.

In the end, they settle for moderate relevance by reviewing a film from late 2020 – Wonder Woman 1984 (14:37), the eagerly awaited sequel which ended up taking a pasting from reviewers – will Nick and Alastair push back at the consensus like they did with New Mutants?

Reaching the present day at last, it’s time for Amazon’s new cartoon superhero adaptation Invincible (31:50), with full stinkin’ spoilers from 39:15. And seriously, if you’re gonna watch, your hosts recommend going in without having those twists ruined if you still can.

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This fortnight, Nick and Alastair jump on the burning train of internet discourse and watch Zack Snyder’s Justice League, stopping on the way to take in Pacific Rim: The Black.

But first, Alastair’s still in high-concept dystopia territory with Alice In Borderland, while Nick insists on taking an early look at The Falcon & The Winter Soldier.

After which, at last, they descend slowly and dramatically into the sprawling four-hour world of Zack Snyder’s Justice League (11:13). Our heroes didn’t like Batman V Superman and found the original cut of this film pretty boring – will they finally turn round on this uncensored full-length epic version?

And last of all, a quick stop with Pacific Rim: The Black (29:53), sticking to that dystopian theme.

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This fortnight, Nick and Alastair enter the current TV discourse with a bang, bringing you their thoughts on wildly popular Marvel series WandaVision and less-discussed Netflix dystopia Tribes of Europa.

But first, Nick’s finally run out of his two comfort shows, Lucifer and New Girl, and is left bereft, while Alastair’s digging further into the Netflix menu with Code 8.

And then, at last, they catch up on WandaVision (14:38), with their thoughts on all your favourite fan theories, exactly what type of show this is and whether Agatha Harkness is common knowledge – along with, of course, full and total spoilers

Finally, and also with spoilers throughout, it’s Tribes of Europa (39:48), a Netflix series about a dystopian Europe from both the future and… about ten years ago, aesthetically speaking.

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