Jan 9, 2011
After there jovial interludes and seasonable break the DW boys
tackle Space Above and Beyond a show that perhaps unfairly got
canned in it's first season and which provides a useful jump off
point to look at Marines in Science Fiction.
Wonder at how often Matt can say 'Hard Asses', astound at Kehaars
pet obesssions coming to the fore and ponder the many examples of
Marines in science fiction they praise and diss in equal
On the way we call by Iwo Jima, Starship Troopers, Stormtroopers,
Star Trek, Aliens, and much much war.
We perhaps don't go enough into expeditionary warfare but the
episode takes a turn where we look at the Marine as a trop
(ooo hark at us)e in SF and in broader fiction
They also consider SAAB's legacy for shows like Galacitca and SGU
and consider some it's weaknesses
Hope you enjoy it.