Monday, December 21, 2015

Side Track 7 - The Force Awakens

If you've ever listened to Derailed Trains of Thought, you know that Tim and Nick mention Star Wars almost every episode.  If you're not living in a cave, you know that a new Star Wars movie just came out.

I'll give you three guesses what this Side Track discussion is about. The first two guesses don't count.

Joining Nick and Tim is Weekly Hijack contributor and fellow Star Wars fan Zach Hayden.

SPOILER WARNING! Do NOT listen to this if you haven't seen the movie.


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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Episode 62 - 'Tis the Setting

It's that time of year, the time we've been waiting for for months. Yep, that's right, it's finally Christmas! (Also: Star Wars opening!)

As you settle down to watch your favorite Christmas movie (also: space opera), one thing you'll notice right away--the setting. You know, the lights and carols and snow and roast beast. (Also: the cool spaceships and laser-swords and aliens and mysterious masked villains.) This episode Tim and Nick examine the various ways setting affects story, both consciously and unconsciously.

They follow up with a lightning round review of recent movies and TV shows, and finally end with some observations on how a certain science-fiction pop culture touchstone has infected everything in the entire world. Except our podcast, obviously.

Merry Christmas! (Also: May the Force be with you!)


Show Notes

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