In This Episode
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion brushes up on his post-apocalyptic Shakespeare! First in Previously On (2:02), Jason and Rosie Knight discuss recent news of the Image Comics Union and The Raid reboot at Netflix. Then in the Airlock (12:05) they dive deep (deeeep) into Book of Boba Fett chapter 3. In the Hive Mind (42:23) Jason & Haitch from Dune Pod return to the show for a spoiler free conversation about HBOMax’s Station Eleven, post-apocalyptic media, and finding hope in stories and art. In Nerd Out (1:19:52) a listener pitches us on Superman & Lois on The CW. And in the Endgame (1:23:57), Jason and Rosie pick an apocalypse in which to while away their days (ideally not the one we’re currently living in).
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Station Eleven – The basis for the TV series of the same name; written by Emily St. John Mandel and nominated for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, winning the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Toronto Book Award. Available wherever books are sold.
The Road – A 2006 novel by acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy (who is most likely the favorite of that one artsy yet rugged friend – the one who likes “real” camping) set in a wasteland of cannibalism and decay and following the harrowing survival attempts of a father and son. Available wherever books are sold.
Star Wars Holiday Special – Adored and abhorred; lampooned & loved. From 1978, set between the events of A New Hope, out in ‘77, & Empire (1980), and chronicles attempts by Han Solo and Chewbacca to get to Kashyyyk in time for ‘Life Day.’ It also introduced the character of Boba Fett, which is partially why we love it. Unavailable to stream officially, but versions are online.
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