The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 139): Panel Discussion of Batman, Near Future SF, Mark Hamill, Star Trek and More

In episode 139 of the Hugo Nominated SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to bring their own topics to the table.

Subjects covered (partial list):

  • Kevin Smith: Fatman on the Batman
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • HBO’s Newsroom
  • Near Future SF
  • The Man of Steel movie trailer
  • 2001 Recut Trailer
  • Mark Hamill
  • Star Trek
  • Girls in Animation: The Teen Titans & Clone Wars
  • Total Recall Total Remake (or is it?)
  • PulpCon
  • Tarzan
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Covert Affairs

Chime in with your thoughts in the comments!

This week’s panel:

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13 thoughts on “The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 139): Panel Discussion of Batman, Near Future SF, Mark Hamill, Star Trek and More”

    1. I love the Time Magazine quote at the end of the original trailer: “The most dazzling visual happenings in the history of the motion picture.” For some reason the phrase, “most dazzling visual happenings” makes me think of “all your base belong to us.”

  1. Thanks for the tip on the Kevin Smith Batman podcast. He’s written a ton of comics for Marvel and DC.

  2. And not a single drop of cream of mushroom soup was utilized.

    I’m re-reading Reamde by Neal Stephenson. I found his comments on the food of the midwest to be very amusing.

  3. On last night’s episode of The Newsroom you could almost see Captain Hindsight struggling to manifest himself into the story…

  4. Gumbo for the ears! Great episode, and I completely agree with Lisa concerning men/women’s clothes in sci-fi fantasy stuff. As a mom of two kids – now teens – it was a challenge when they were younger. (mind you, my daughter was a total tough-sell when it came to genre tv or fiction). I’d like to point out that not only are the clothes sometimes (not always, but more often than not) very double standard, but there is also the overly skinniness of some of the female leads. And no muscle. And female leads that just act like guys. Oh, please forgive me, I’ll stop. Love the podcast! :-)

  5. Ingrid: Regarding the skinniness factor, I could do a whole blog post on comparing male and female characters in Star Wars Clone Wars and how a few of the female characters had really ridiculous proportions. It really bugs me when I see male Jedi in long sleeves, long pants *and* a robe on top of that when female characters are wearing belly-baring tops. The difference is just so obvious, but at least it seems they addresses the issue with Ashoka Tano.

  6. Lisa, I completely agree with you. It was one thing I liked about Doctor Who, most of the companions were very normal-looking and wore regular clothing. If you do write a blog about it, I’d love to read it. (I have way too many opinions on the topic, and about the seemingly eternal youth of major characters, and how there are so few female characters that are both strong AND happy about being a girl, and… sorry. Did it again.)

    I really would love to read your thoughts.

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