E3 Special

Spiderman looks out onto the city

In this special episode (that was supposed to be a mini-episode but nah mate) we cover E3 – video games! Consoles! Social issues! We’ve got it all.

In this episode, we chat VR games (including the announcements of Fallout and Skyrim VR), pirate simulators, couch co-op, Anthem and how its trailer seems to think gamers speak, and we look at what Quantic Dream will probably get hideously wrong with their latest title, Detroit: Become Human.

Got a question or want to join in on the discussion? Contact us on our website or get in touch on Twitter @SpaceWizardsPod OR @ZainabbHull OR @DziugasMatas – or all three, if you’re super hardcore.

#5: Dystopian Narratives

SPACE WIZARDS ARE WATCHING YOU.

Nah, not really, we’re just talking about dystopian narratives in our latest episode. Why do we create and read dystopian narratives? What should we be taking away from these stories and what impact can they have in the real world? What’s with all those YA dystopias? All this and more in episode 5.

2:36 ‘Nam Saying G

Dziugas went to see Wonder Woman and has feels about it, whilst Zainabb’s been watching The Get Down and has feels about it.

We also chat about the 2017 UK General Election because Corbyn is the absolute boy.

30:08 Dystopian Narratives

We explore why we create and consume dystopias, like V For Vendetta, The Hunger Games, and the OG 1984. Why does YA fiction favour dystopias? What do we take from these stories back into the real world, if anything? And we discuss the importance of paying attention to real-life marginalised experiences in the present, which frequently align with western ideas of dystopian “futures.”

Got a question or want to join in on the discussion? Contact us on our website or get in touch on Twitter @SpaceWizardsPod OR @ZainabbHull OR @DziugasMatas – or all three, if you’re super hardcore.

#4: Video Game Adaptations

Street Fighter film

Our fourth episode is basically an excuse to watch the Street Fighter film. This time, we’re chatting video game adaptations. Why do video games get adapted into films – and why is it always so bad? What should video game adaptations be doing better? We chat all of this PLUS Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in our latest episode.

CW: transphobia, misogyny

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We’ve been watching Twin Peaks so we discuss just how Lynchian it all is alongside our disappointment at the show’s representation (which is still stuck in 1990.)

Zainabb’s been reading Hellblazer and wanting to live that British occult detective life, and then we chat about Wicked, which is about fascism.

39:59 Video Game Adaptations

Why Street Fighter is so delightful but Doom is boring af, even with Karl Urban AND Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Zainabb made someone mad with her running commentary of Silent Hill, and just what the heck is up with Uwe Boll. We discuss why video game adaptations aren’t very good, what they could do better, and why cinema needs to move away from the image of gamers as gross teenage boys.

Got a question or want to join in on the discussion? Contact us on our website or get in touch on Twitter @SpaceWizardsPod OR @ZainabbHull OR @DziugasMatas – or all three, if you’re super hardcore.

#3: Twin Peaks

Welcome to Twin Peaks

*TWIN PEAKS THEME MUSIC*

It’s here! Our bumper-sized Twin Peaks episode (almost definitely the first of many) where we lose our shit over David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult classic TV show. How does Twin Peaks represent Lynch as an artist? Which themes are we gonna read into the show? And what does Twin Peaks have to say about women? All this and more in our third episode!

2:57 ‘Nam Saying G

Dziugas has been consuming Riverdale, DMing Dungeons and Dragons (for the first time ever!)

Zainabb is living that Mad Men life, reading Nimona, and cringing at the sex scenes in The Handmaiden. We also mention I Kill Giants.

31:49 Twin Peaks

We chat “Twin Peaks as media” and “Twin Peaks as narrative” with some squeeing over Special Agent Dale Cooper, David Lynch, and some feminist discourse thrown in.

1:54:44 Byeeeeeeeeeeee

What’s up next time, and an extra-special after-credits sting, courtesy of me being really really ill.

Got a question or want to join in on the discussion? Contact us on our website or get in touch on Twitter @SpaceWizardsPod OR @ZainabbHull OR @DziugasMatas – or all three, if you’re super hardcore.

#2: Sequels

Terminator 2

Do you get it? In the follow-up to our pilot episode, we’re chatting sequels. What makes a good sequel? Why do so many sequels seem to fail at this? And what are the best sequels ever made – and what about the ones that didn’t get made?

All this and more in Space Wizards #2! We cover T2, Aliens, The Fast and the Furious, trilogies, and more. We also chat about the stuff we’ve been doing recently, including watching Atlanta, Better Call Saul, and Girlboss, reading American Vampire, and playing Hearthstone and Diablo II.

Got a question or want to join in on the discussion? Contact us on our website or get in touch on Twitter @SpaceWizardsPod OR @ZainabbHull OR @DziugasMatas – or all three, if you’re super hardcore.

#1: Origins

Space Wizards

In the first episode of Space Wizards, Zainabb and Dziugas share their geeky origins. We talk about the books that got us into genre fiction, the TV shows that shaped our geekery, and how video games improved our lives.

Listen in to hear us chat about Tolkien, Harry Potter, Charmed, Batman, Dragon Quest, Black & White, Mass Effect, and more.

Have any thoughts? Just want to let us know which Hogwarts house you’re in? Drop us a message.

You can find us on Twitter @SpaceWizardsPod and at @ZainabbHull and @DziugasMatas