• Tag Archives Spoilers
  • Episode 184 – Spoilers!

    filepicker-8w8n1fNFQ4iomLKdZRJ8_SpoilerThis episode, we talk about spoilers.  Don’t worry – we don’t spoil anything for you.  At least not much of anything.  Instead, we talk about the concept of spoilers and what the protocol should be around them.  When is it OK to stop worrying about spoiling something for someone?  And what constitutes a spoiler anyway?  Seriously – we do talk spoilers on a few recent movies and TV shows (including Game of Thrones and Star Wars) so if you don’t want us to spoil anything for you, we’ll catch you next week!

    We talk about John Kovalic’s spoiler blame game post so here’s a link!

  • Episode 181 – A Star Wars Christmas

    star-wars-the-force-awakens-poster-05_493.0You may have heard about a big geek movie that was released this week.  And no, we aren’t talking about Chipwrecked. You might as well know now that we spoil the ever loving hell out of The Force Awakens.  We’ve warned you here and we’ll warn you again at the beginning of the podcast.  Then we’ll get into it and we will seriously spoil everything!  So if you still haven’t see the film, take a break from our podcast and GO SEE THE MOVIE!  Then come back and listen to the three of us engage in a calm and thoughtful geekgasm about the movie.

  • Episode 85 – Sherlock

    This week we turn our geek meters to eleven and geek out hard on season 3 of “Sherlock.”  All three episodes have aired in the US and that means SPOILERS.  A whole fat ton of spoilers.  If there is anything you don’t want to know about the season, we are going to spoil it.  Guaranteed.  If you are one those people who hates “Sherlock,” you are wrong.  Go listen to some atheist podcast about how much “Sherlock” sucks because this isn’t that podcast.  Also, In case we weren’t clear before, this episode is full of spoilers.

  • God in the Movie Theatre

    Note: This article contains spoilers about Flight and Life of Pi

    Since I’ve become more open about my atheism, I’ve found my responses to theism in popular culture have changed.   I notice theism more and my response to it in a movie can run counter to my impressions of the movie itself.

    When it comes to a fictional universe, I accept that gods can exist.  The writer has created a universe in which gods are real and I have no difficulty accepting those gods within the context of the story.  Immersing yourself in fiction is the suspension of disbelief, after all.

    Even if a story is set in the “real” world, if the existence of god is an important part of the story, I can go with it.   I don’t immediately find myself pulling away from a story because of that element.

    I can’t deny, though, that I notice it.

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