We’ve watched all eight episodes of The Defenders and though there’s lots to love, we also had a few nitpicks about the series. For example, no one likes Iron Fist… so why is he the focal character of the story arc? It’s hard to be sympathetic for a character who whines so much.
We have lots to say about The Defenders. Check out the episode to find out which pivotal moment was darn-near impossible to see because it was filmed in the dark.
Warp Drives #21: Super Joan Jett
We took a field trip to Funko Headquarters and bought way more Pop figures than we needed. In this episode, we’re talking about Mary Robinette Kowal’s book, Ghost Talkers. And TJ has a short story coming out in Pseudopod this week!
Warp Drives #20: Boba Do Ova
This week, we talk about how to be a great convention panelist. We start with basics, like “know why you’re on the panel” and drill down to how to moderate in a pinch.
Then we touch on how to be an enthusiastic but respectful audience member. Here’s a hint: leave the dogs and kids at home.
Warp Drives #19: Turkeys are Bitches
In this episode of the Warp Drives Podcast, we talk about Worldcon 75 in Helsinki. The logistics of the convention were challenging and made for a frustrating convention. It was a great trip, but we have some suggestions for future generations of nerds.
Warp Drives #18: Royal Chute of Dropping
We come to you from Kiel, Germany this week where we’ve just disembarked from the Writing Excuses Retreat 2017. It was an incredible experience and during this episode we share our favorite parts of the workshops, ports, and activities. The cruise was full of incredible people and we love Tallinn!
Also this week, we both read HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, a slow building creepy horror story about being trapped in a small town in America. That’s frightening enough on its own, (believe us, we’ve lived in small towns), but add a silent witch to the mix and we get to see just how low people will go. *shiver* Both of us wish we could read HEX in the original Dutch to see a different take on the same situation.
Next week, we’ll be at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. Come say hello if you’re a listener and you see us!
Warp Drives #17: Pirate Cankles
This week, we’re on the Writing Excuses cruise! We’re recording from the middle of the Baltic Sea, just off the coast of Sweden as we attend the fifth Writing Excuses retreat. We go into some of what to expect on the retreat and the fun things we’ve experienced so far in Europe–for example, a live taping of the Tea & Jeopardy podcast. But we’re really missing our Coke Zero. We also left an impromptu scavenger hunt prize for one of our lucky listeners in a Copenhagen bathroom!
We’re discussing Wendy Wagner’s book An Oath of Dogs. We really loved the world building and the sense of danger that we felt from the flora and fauna on Huginn. We’d definitely like to read a sequel.
Sadly, we also watched Kong: Skull Island, which was visually lovely, but lacked a cohesive story. Next week, we’ll be recording from Germany as we make our way to Worldcon!
Warp Drives #16: Toilet Licorice
This week, we talk about most of the trailers that were showcased at San Diego Comic-Con. We watched Stranger Things, Ready Player One, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, The Defenders, Westworld Season 2, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Stargate: Origins, Inhumans, The Gifted, The Orville, and our favorite… Star Trek: Discovery.
If all the logistics go right, we’ll be coming to you from the Writing Excuses cruise next week. If you’re going to be at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki and you’d like to talk about your upcoming publication, contact us at email@example.com. We’d love to interview you for the podcast!
Warp Drives #15: The Meatsuit Jaeger