Episode #22: The Terminator Films

This week, LC geeks out with Sylvia Monreal, creator of @comosedicenerd, over The Terminator films. It’s an extra-huge episode to contain our extra-huge feels, including:

  • The Terminator as humanity’s case for existence
  • The man in the machine, the machine in the man: Where does Kyle Reese – or Sarah Connor – end and the Terminator begin?
  • Dissecting the hell out of that love scene
  • Why The Terminator and T2 have to be watched together
  • Why the rest of the franchise never quite achieves what the first two movies did (SPOILERS for Terminator: Genisys starting at 55:35)

Plus: Daniel Jose Older’s Shadowshaper; whitewashing heroines in YA fiction; Sunset; and Tales of Xillia!

Main topic starts at: 21:56
No emails this week

Intro and Outro music: “Snow World Under the White Moon“, EeL

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Episode #17: Jane the Virgin

This week, LC is joined by Sylvia Monreal, creator of @ComoSeDiceNerd and one of the organizers of GeekGirlCon, to dig into Jane the Virgin, the CW’s awesome foray into the world of telenovelas, including:

  • Drama with heart, characters without shame: How Jane the Virgin subverts stereotype
  • How women propel the action, while men struggle with emotion
  • Magical realism, and how fate is in the eye of the beholder
  • Sylvia’s blog for GeekGirlCon on Jane the Virgin

Plus: Dragon Age, Dragon Age and more Dragon Age! (Sorry Blackwall fans, you might want to skip our opening section this time); creating narrative tension and high stakes; DA2 as an immigrant story; Axiom Verge; Guacamelee; Princeless; and your emails!

Main topic starts at: 22:03
Emails start at: 49:05

Intro and Outro music: “Snow World Under the White Moon“, EeL

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