This week, LC Brown is joined by rapper SΔMMUS, a.k.a. Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, to talk about Samus Aran and the Metroid series, including:
- Behind “the plot twist of the century”: Why Samus’s gender both matters and doesn’t matter
- Dark, slow, quiet: Metroid as “a game for introverts”
- How Samus challenges the narrow definition of Strong Female Protagonist™
- The first rule of Metroid is that you don’t talk about Other M.
Plus: Mixing creativity and social science – what it means to be creative in a capitalist structure, and creativity as a gendered trait; Garfunkel and Oates; we coin a new Internet blessing; Papa Sangre; Super Mario RPG; Trans Girl Next Door; Witchy; Bitch Planet; and your emails!
Main topic starts at: 12:06
Emails start at: 40:12
Music used with permission
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