Sat, 23 January 2010
Sean and Johnny return to talk about what makes a great villain. Who was the greater villain, Frankenstein or his monster? Is Dexter Morgan a hero or a villain? Why can't we seem to create a Darth Vader or a Freddy Krueger for movies today? Why hasn't Star Trek had a great villain since Khan? Have we just lost the ability to create great heroes and villains?
Sat, 16 January 2010
Sean and Johnny talk about the state of heroes and villains in movies today, weighing the positive message of Avatar against the disturbing trends in modern thinking that are embracing remakes of Last House on the Left and I Spit on Your Grave. Indiana Jones and John McClane are helping regular guys discover their inner Batman while bad guys like Freddy and Jason give us a taste of pure evil. So what happens when the line gets blurred? Have we lost our knack for myth building? Will the characters of Avatar endure as long as Sherlock Holmes? Or have we lost the ability to create something new that will stand the test of time? This blurb makes us sound a lot more profound than we really. We're pretty much just talking about movies.
Mon, 11 January 2010
Brooks, Sean and Andrew return to discuss cloud computing and the future of humanity: Is Google offering us a renaissance of learning that will usher in the digital democracy or are they building SkyNet? Or both?
It's your future, world. You decide...
Sat, 2 January 2010
Sean and Brooks talk distributed computing with Andrew. Will the Cloud democratize the internet or will it be the real-life SkyNet? There is also a little follow-up discussion of District 9 and Idiocracy.