In our episode on George Lucas’ Star Wars, mom explains how much it made her laugh, she confuses Peter Cushing with Christopher Lee without even knowing the latter ended up in the franchise as well, we speculate on the history of hologram invention without any knowledge on the topic, mom relates the production design to the Cold War, I try to avoid spoilers everyone on the planet knows already but she might not, we extensively discuss Princess Leia’s breasts, recap her introduction to MCU properties, and I make her watch the trailer for It, before giving some terrible advice to any alcoholics out there!
In our first double feature, we delve into Leslie H. Martinson’s Batman: the Movie and Tim Burton’s Batman! Mom doesn’t hold back in her varying descriptions of being unable to fathom anyone could take either movie seriously – yes, either – while I try to explain the remaining history of Batman movies. We get sidetracked by various celebrities I’ve never heard of and Mom wonders if she should show me a film from 1927. There are some more prejudices against Americans, but we also cover Italian, British, and Dutch obnoxiousness this time around!
As we inevitably return to the DCEU, we discuss Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman! This is therefore the first episode that requires a SPOILER WARNING as it’s about a movie that’s still in theaters. In it, Mom complains about being dragged into a 3D screening, tries not to swear despite being the cause of this podcast being explicit in the first place, wins an impromptu spelling bee, proceeds to swear, school me on history, and reprimand me for both getting too political and swearing.