Beware of elderly ladies bearing raisin oatmeal cookies. HBO has another instant hit on their hands with their adaptation of the massively popular video game, The Last of Us. Pedro Pascal proves again that he’s one of the best actors on the planet. Whether you’ve played the game or not, this zombie survival story is sure to be an entertaining and harrowing time.
Did you see that first episode? Well so did we and we’re here to give our initial reactions to it. Join us for a spoiler-free conversation about how we thought the beginning of The Last of Us held up as a TV adaptation. We’ll be back on Tuesday with a breakdown of the episode and a more well-considered discussion.
Better Call Saul is back! Join us in the cathedral of justice for S06E01 “Wine and Roses” for a slight twist on the Better Call Saul season opener. This first episode is doing a lot of heavy setup but there are also a couple standout scenes including the beginning of Operation: Take Down Howard and a never-before-seen view into Saul Goodman’s life.
Star Trek: Picard is back with the season 2 premiere, The Star Gazer. You probably already have an idea what the double meaning of the title is but join us for the podcast for our full thoughts on the satisfying start to Star Trek: Picard season two.
We’re going back to Tatooine this week with Disney’s newest Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett. Join us on the podcast for a discussion of the first chapter of the story that everyone has wanted for the past 4 decades.
The Expanse is back for it’s final season and so is Beltalowda. Join us for the podcast to hear how we felt about rejoining the crew of the Rocinante six months later.
Apple released the first two episodes of their sci-fi epic “Foundation” this week and “epic” is exactly what they were. There are so many visual and narrative intricacies to dig into in these two hours of TV. That’s probably why it took us as much time as Apple spent making the episodes, to properly cover them. Join us next week for a regular-sized episode.
The opening salvo fired in HBO’s Westworld season two premiere wasn’t what we were expecting. We were expecting literal salvos fired by lots of angry hosts into lots of frightened guests, which, you know, that’s certainly there. But there is so much more. What to make of Bernard’s time bending descent into near death madness, Dolores oddly performative attempted takeover of the park, Maeve’s increasing attachment to various fellow hosts, to say nothing of what Delos is up to trafficking in the rich and famous DNA and memory trade. What are creators Nolan and Joy up to? If it’s anything like last season, it will take until the finale to tease all the secrets of Westworld out!
Jim and A.Ron are very impressed with the premiere of the third season of SyFy’s The Expanse, “Fight or Flight”. Great special effects and even better writing, much depends on the complex balance of politics across the solar system, and between the crew of the Rocinante Pinus Contorta. Anytime you can mix great drama with spectacular action sequences you’ve got a hit in our books, and we’re thrilled to have The Expanse back in our lives!
Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones! If you’re a show-only watcher who doesn’t want any spoilers, it’s best to just skip this one. Need to catch up? Here’s a Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure.