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515 Alpha, Beta, Omega

This week, we catch up with some recent fannish news and give an intensely spoilery review of the BBC Sherlock Christmas special — or what NYC HQ can remember of it, anyway. And then we get knotty with special guest Nora Bombay to talk about Alpha/Beta/Omega, that trope that you hadn’t heard of before, but seems to be everywhere now. We discuss where we think it comes from, why it seems to have sparked such interest, and share a few recs along the way, too.

Links

Alphas, Betas, Omegas: A Primer by nora bombay
Darcy Lewis ABO on AO3
Star Wars: TFA ABO
Law & Order ABO

Recs

Old Traditions, Werewolf Edition by Footloose [Derek/Stiles, Teenwolf AU]
Sociomega series by SweetandSharp [Merlin/Arthur, BBC Merlin, side fandoms]
Gordian by Fresne [Sherlock/John, BBC Sherlock]
Secrets and Revelations by Hisstah [Sherlock/John, BBC Sherlock Sentinel AU]
White Nights by Spicedpiano and Tahariel [Charles/Erik, XMFC]
fresne’s sherlock ABO stories
The Watsons of Saughton [Sherlock/John, BBC Sherlock]

514 The X-Files

We put the I, and Eff Bee Ihhh—ncoherant wailing, because this is our episode about one of the seminal shows of recent memory and modern fandom: The X-Files. Hoyden and Xenakis join Pru to talk about Mulder, Scully, how they found the series, what might have made it such a phenomenon, and how we feel about the upcoming six-episode miniseries. Chaneen also drops by for a non-spoilery quick chat about the first of the new episodes. We talk conspiracy, romance, shipping, the relative uselessness of Fox Mulder through the lens of an adult female viewpoint, and whether Skinner is getting hotter with time. (Yes.) Strap in, and for God’s sake — don’t drop your service weapon.
LINKS:
X-Files Files — Kumail Nanjiani’s X-Files podcast, a complete delight.
X-Files Re-Opened — Featurette on the upcoming new series

511 Time Travel Ask Us Anything part B

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It’s Canadian Thanksgiving, so guys, please don’t listen to this in front of your family, or the police, or, idk, small children. This week we talk Neon Genesis Evangelion, the fact that everyone and their mom is in the Tom Hardy/Taron Eggerton movie, fandom and journalism, why the government of Canada should support this podcast, why Canadian lit is terrible, and how neither of us was sober. Oops.

509 Kingsman

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It’s been awhile since we’ve come down so starkly on different sides of an issue but here it is: this week we talk about Kingsman, which Pru loved and MK despised. But before that, we’re going to talk about Rizzoli & Isles, Community, and the X-Files before answering a few questions and giving you some hot recs.

Recs

Beta Testing by andavs [TeenWolf/Eureka, Derek/Stiles]

Little House by aerospaces [Kingsman, Harry/Eggsy]

Pig Latin by aerospaces [Kingsman, Harry/Eggsy]

Class Of Conduct by fideliant [Kingsman, Harry/Eggsy]

Every Club’s Got a Secret Handshake by ChuckleVoodoos [Kingsman, Harry/Eggsy]

Squeeze by rageprufrock [Kingsman, Harry/Eggsy]