In This Episode
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight square off in Mos Pelgo! First in Previously On (2:05), they discuss the upcoming Halo series on Paramount+, the character posters from Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series, and the casting of Dakota Johnson as Madame Web. Then in the Airlock (22:08) they dive deep (deeeep) into Book of Boba Fett chapter 6, offering theories for the finale as well as analyzing the dichotomy of Jedi and Mandalorian philosophies. In the Omnibus (1:09:55) Jason surveys the post-apocalyptic genre. In the Hive Mind (1:22:25) Patrick Somerville, the writer and creator of HBO Max’s Station Eleven, joins Jason to unpack the series, examine human connection and genre, and probe the role of the internet in our collective consciousness. In Nerd Out (1:59:57) a listener pitches us on the spooky oeuvre of Mike Flanagan, particularly Midnight Mass. And in the Endgame (2:03:36), Jason and Rosie choose a ‘Station Eleven,’ a piece of art/media that has fundamentally shaped them.
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Age of Rebellion Comics – Written by Greg Pak and running from April 2019 through June 2019; featuring iconic characters like Han Solo, Leia, Grand Moff Tarkin, and more. “The Trial of Dagobah” written by Marc Guggeinheim was featured in Age of Rebellion Special #1, available on Marvel Unlimited.
Journey to the West – Originally published in the 16th century and attributed to Wu Cheng’en; according to Britannica: “In addition to the novel’s comedy and adventure, Journey to the West has been enjoyed for its biting satire of society and Chinese bureaucracy and for its allegorical presentation of human striving and perseverance.” This version has a foreword by acclaimed comics artist Gene Luen Yang.
Young Jedi Knights Novel Series – Written by Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta and first published in 1995. The first novel in the series is Heirs of the Force and the final is Crisis at Crystal Reef. Available in a few different places secondhand, including here.
Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie – “And you yell to yourself and you throw down yer hat / Sayin’, ‘Christ do I gotta be like that / Ain’t there no one here that knows where I’m at / Ain’t there no one here that knows how I feel / Good God Almighty / THAT STUFF AIN’T REAL’” – Full lyrics here & Dylan’s 1963 performance in New York here.
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