Geekorama

From Superhero-Fiction
Authors Trish Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg Geek Out Over Superhero Pop Culture

S1E07 - Males Gazing, The Robo Apocalypse & Movies For Quarantine

March 19th, 2020

Trish released her newest superhero novel, Fahrenheit’s Ghost!!! Yay!!! It’s now available on Amazon. Oh, and she has swine flu.

Jeremy is in isolation and trying to find the will to live...or at least write. The Superhero Smut story is officially finished. Now to get back to writing about a certain psychic woman from the 1940’s.

This month in Pop-Culture History

  • 1976 - March 19th Barry Allen is born (According to ‘76 DC Calendar)
  • 1972 - LUKE CAGE, HERO FOR HIRE #1 debuted
  • 1980 - Jean Gray goes full Dark Phoenix in Uncanny X-Men #134 
  • 1980 - "Who Shot JR?" Episode of Dallas premiered giving rise to the popularity of the cliffhanger season-ending episode 

Geek Outs 

Trish's Geek Out!

Want to binge on pop culture perspectives? Youtuber, Lindsay Ellis has done a series of videos that looks at The Male Gaze in Michael Bay’s Transformers. But in a twist, she doesn’t look at females, she focuses on the men in his movies. She’s a fan of his movies but has no problem picking apart the good and the bad. You can fall down the rabbit hole.

Lindsay Ellis: Transformers The Male Gaze vs. Men

Jeremy's Geek Out!

We hate to bring up the same thing two weeks in a row, but the androids are making us do it. Season 3 of Westworld has come out and the folks are saying it’s good. However, Jeremy hasn’t gotten there. Perplexed, confused, and amazed by season two, Jeremy is going back and rewatching (for the third time.) It gets better each viewing and has amazing storytelling that any person will admire. The writers deserve serious accolades. If you haven’t watched it yet, put it on your quarantine binge list.

Westworld Season 3 Trailer 

Deep Dive

Our Suggested Isolation Movie List

We’re a world in lockdown. Across the world every country is experiencing some form of isolation. Currently we’re staying indoors and abusing our Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime subscriptions. It seems the world is split between appropriate “apocalypse” worthy movies. There are those looking to lift their spirits and ward off the misery and then there are those who want to see the worst-case scenario to feel better about life. Even here, Trish and Jeremy diverge in opinion...

Trish’s Top 5

  • Easy A starring Emma Stone
  • Bad Moms starring Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Kathryn Hahn
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me starring Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan
  • Galaxy Quest starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shaloub, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni and Justin Long
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy starring...c’mon, do I need to say it? 

Jeremy’s Top 5

  • 28 Days Later - starring Cillian Murphy & Naomie Harris
  • Dawn of the Dead - starring Sarah Polley & Ving Rhames
  • Blindness - starring Julianne Moore
  • Resident Evil Franchise - starring Milla Jovovich
  • Anna and the Apocalypse - Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming & Sarah Swire

Question of the Week

What are you watching during the “Great Isolationing of 2020?”

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