On this episode we continue to explore the world of Star Wars and the latest film, The Last Jedi. Special guest Pat Yulo brings a female perspective to Star Wars fandom, along with an understanding of cosplay and Jedi spirituality. Pat is also a part of the team behind the upcoming documentary, Looking for Leia.
We are back with Part 2 of our Best of 2017 lists. On this episode we are again joined by David Klein as we share our favorite film picks from the last year. Our lists include The Big Sick, Mother!, Thor: Ragnorak, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Blade Runner 2049, Call Me By Your Name, I Am Not Your Negro, and Coco.
Jeremy and Eli are joined by special guest David Klein to discuss our favorite TV and Film of 2017. On this episode we start by broadly talking through the major trends in media for the year. Then we cover our lists of best TV, including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Mindhunter, Stranger Things 2, Legion, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Twin Peaks, and The Leftovers.
On this episode we welcome back Professor Colin Burnett to discuss the supposed controversy around The Last Jedi. We talk about the unique narrative style and surprises this film brings to the Star Wars world. Plus, we share some our favorite moments and explore the future of Star Wars as a Disney property.
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Eli and Jeremy discuss The New York Times article "Skip It: Why It's O.K. to Start a TV Show in the Middle" and mostly disagree. We also talk about what we have been watching lately, including Mindhunter, Chance: Season 2, and Daredevil: Season 2.
On this episode we talk with writer, producer, and director Joshua Russell about his filmmaking experience. We cover such topics as film education, the writing process, and making films that have meaning. Also, we discuss the way his upcoming film Absolution relates to the sexual assualt scandels rocking the news lately.
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Eleven and the gang are back for more monster hunting. Jeremy and Eli return to the topic of the inaugural episode of ExtraTextual with Stranger Things 2. Is the show just remixing the first season of nostalgia or doing something interesting with it's sampling of 80's references? And what about that punk 7th episode?
In this episode, Jeremy and Eli explore the world of the Blade Runner sequel. Is Deckard a replicant? What implications does the film hold for our current world? Do androids dream of electric sheep?
Also, check Eli's short film "Meshes of the Mind" from a few years ago that predicts the major plot point from Blade Runner 2049.
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Yes, we're talking about memories. Friend of the Podcast Professor Steve Noll joins the show to explain some of Blade Runner's rich history and many versions. We explore the Blade Runner from the perspective of a Noir, artificial intelligence, philosophical sci-fi, and our own personal experiences or insights.
Jeremy follows up with The Expanse to discuss season 2 and compares versions of The Tick. Eli talks anime on Netflix with the release of the live action Death Note and has mixed feelings about new series Neo Yokio.