Sun, 27 March 2011
Sean, Lynn and Tracy discuss the phenomenon of Women in Refrigerators, the unsettling trend in comics (and by extension all scifi and fantasy) for female characters to be killed, raped, depowered, mind controlled and forcibly impregnated. The tragic fates of Carol Danvers, Karen Page and Gwen Stacey are compared to their TV sisters, most notably Joss Whedon characters like Jenny Calendar, Fred and Tara. Whedon talk leads to discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dollhouse, plus an earnest look at the dark side of Dawn-bashing.
Also there is discussuion of information generation movies like "Catfish" and "The Social Network".