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Episode 33 - Primeval / Restless (feat. Mary Ellen Iatropoulos)

17May

Multi-Mr. Pointy Award-winning author Mary Ellen Iatropoulos returns to discuss Franken-Forrest, Cabin in the Woods, and Joss’ obsession with concepts of hybridization in 421, “Primeval.” And then Season Four comes to it’s oh-so-welcome end with 422, “Restless,” which features some very unsubtle lesbian metaphors, Spike swinging really high, Mayor Meat, and the debate and confusion around the name of the First Slayer.

 

Oh, and we share our perhaps problematic love of the film Ghostbusters.

 

Next: I’m joined by Dax Stokes, host of the award-winning podcast The Vampire Historian to discuss the first three episodes of Season 5, “Buffy vs. Dracula,” “Real Me,” and “The Replacement.”

 

THE BREAKDOWN

Run Time: 02:01:04

00:00:55 - Intro / Guest

00:04:33 - Main Topic

01:53:30 - Outro / Next

 

THE LIBRARY

Joss Whedon and Race: Critical Essays, edited by Mary Ellen Iatropoulos and Lowery A. Woodall III

The Aesthetics of Culture in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, by Matthew Pateman

 

THE LINKS

Mary Ellen Iatropoulos’ Website

 

THE MUSIC

“Conversations (feat. Wesley Mead)” by Azura (2017)

“The Exposition Song” by Anthony Stewart Head (2000)

 

THE SCHOLARS

Whedon Studies Association is a non-profit academic organization devoted to the study of the works of Joss Whedon and his associates. They put out Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, and Watcher Junior​: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies, both blind peer-reviewed twice-yearly online publications. They also host the biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, which brings all these incredible scholars together to present papers, discuss ways of incorporating Whedon Studies in education, and basically just geek out together.

http://www.whedonstudies.tv/

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