Episode 374 Brave New World S01E07 Monogamy and Futility, Part 1

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This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss Bernard’s attempt to manipulate Lenina and John by asking her out on a date. Though John can intellectualize Lenina’s sexual actions as part of her duties to the social body, his conversation with Helm makes it seem he’s ready to take drastic action. And speaking of drastic action, John sews the seeds of revolution within the Epsilon community.

In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne explains his love of the Spanish series Money Heist, and Dave binges the psychological thriller Tabula Rasa and begins season two of Atiye: The Gift

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands focuses on the music of this episode.

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Episode Grade: A-

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Episode 373 Brave New World S01E06 In the Dirt

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This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss John and Lenina’s trip aboard the Epsilon train and her continued attempt to find another side of herself. Wayne points out the fight between John and Bernard does more to enhance Bernie’s street cred and a “Marx” may soon supplant the “Foster.” Do the writers focus too much on the sexual aspect of life in New London, and who are The 10? However, it’s the notion that we may be watching a simulation raises the most questions.

In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne relives his adolescence with a Cobra Kai, and Dave applauds the HBO Max model employed with Raised by Wolves.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands finishes up Biohackers and explains that its genetic science provides a measure of authenticity.

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Episode Grade: A-

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Episode 372 Brave New World S01E05 Firefall

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This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss Lenina's continued journey of self-discovery and wonder whether her relationship with Henry Foster has run its course. Though Bernard has been tasked by Mustafa Mond to assist John as he finds his way in New London, it’s the savage who makes the most impact as he helps Bernard stand up for himself against the taunts of the new Director, Henry. 

In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne touts the HBO Max series Lovecraft Country and its cultural importance. Dave begins the third and final season of The Rain and checks out the new German Netflix series BioHackers

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands revisits the wonderful world-building in which the series continues to engage.

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Episode Grade: A

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Episode 371 Brave New World S01E04 Swallow

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This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss the reintegration of Bernard and Lenina into the social body and the actions each takes as a result of the experiences in the Savage Lands. Does the Director truly want to help John by sending him away, or is his offer of a flivver merely a way to retain his own standing in the community?

In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne breaks down his Top 5 list of music biopics, and Dave binges the new season of Lucifer and finishes season one of Halt and Catch Fire.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands wonders whether we can see Old London in the landscape and whether anyone still lives there.

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Episode Grade: B+

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Episode 370 Brave New World S01E03 Everybody Happy Now!

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This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss Bernard and Lenina’s reaction to Sheila’s revolution and the rapid transformation of Linda once she recognizes there’s a way for her to return to New London. However, upon their return, Bernard appears unchanged by his experiences while Lenina asks the most basic of questions: “what now?”

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave talks about the Netflix crime drama Unit 42, and Wayne finally gets around to seeing Paul Verhoeven’s classic interpretation of Robert Heinlien’s Starship Troopers.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands points out the world building in Brave New World actually encompasses two worlds and wonders whether the story will return to the Savage Lands.

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Episode Grade: A-

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Episode 369 Brave New World S01E02 Want and Consequence

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This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss Lenina and Bernard’s journey to The Savage Lands and the events that irrevocably change the narrative as they struggle to survive the House of Monogamy massacre. However, Lenina and Bernard aren’t the only ones facing a crisis conscience, and World Controller Mond continues to investigate the killing of CJack57 and the apparent awakening of fellow Epsilon CJace60.

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave talks about the Netflix speculative series Messiah, and Wayne suggests viewers give the updated Perry Mason series a look on HBO.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands celebrates the return of Wynonna Earp.

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Episode Grade: A-

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Episode 368 Brave New World S01E01 Pilot

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis for the pilot of NBC Peacock’s Brave New World, and our listener feedback. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss the series premiere of NBC Peacock’s Brave New World. While it’s difficult to completely divorce ourselves from Huxley’s novel, we judge the show on its own merits as an independent entity that is “influenced by” the classic 1932 dystopian work.

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave completes Simon Barry’s latest offering Warrior Nun, and even though he’s fairly satisfied with the current season of Marvel Agents of SHIELD, whether Fitz ever returns doesn’t matter to him any more. Caught a bit off guard by Norsemen’s third season, Wayne, nonetheless, is on board with the narrative paradigm shift.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands wonders whether the writers of NBC Peacock’s Brave New World will draw from previous attempts to bring Huxley’s novel to the small screen.

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Episode Grade: A-

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Episode 367 Dark S03E08 The Paradise

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis for the third and final season of Dark , and our listener feedback. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss the series finale “The Paradise,” and examine the Tannhaus twist that introduces the third and decisive world. Dave argues that Dark should be viewed as an allegory, and though Wayne agrees with that interpretation, he also introduces another religious connection. We also announce that next we will take a look at the pilot for NBC Peacock’s Brave New World.

Because of the depth of our Dark discussion, we have temporarily suspended the What We're Watching segment. It will resume at a later date.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands checks in with his weekly audio report, and we hear from Dan S, Cincinnati Joe, Dan, and Johnny from Ohio via email.

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Episode Grade: A+

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Episode 366 Dark S03E07 Between the Time

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis for the third and final season of Dark, and our listener feedback. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss Bartosz’s tragic journey with Silja in the early 20th century and the revelation that they are the parents of Noah and Agnes. Meanwhile, adult Noah and young Elizabeth begin their journey together as they struggle to reopen the passage. However, as we discuss, Claudia’s role as the potential puppet master comes increasingly to the forefront as we near the finale. 

Because of the depth of our Dark discussion, we have temporarily suspended the What We're Watching segment. It will resume at a later date.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands checks in with his weekly audio report, and we hear from listener Adam via email.

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Episode Grade: A

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Episode 365 Dark S03E06 Light and Shadow

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis for the third and final season of Dark , and our listener feedback. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss yellow coat Martha’s quest to prevent the apocalypse in the alternate world, and try to make sense of the meeting of the Marthas in Eva’s lair. We also examine possible reasons that the writers continue to address Mads’ death and the accompanying investigation and Ulrich’s increasing agitation as the clues only become more puzzling.

Because of the depth of our Dark discussion, we have temporarily suspended the What We're Watching segment. It will resume at a later date.

In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands checks in with his weekly audio report, and we hear from listeners Fernanda, Johnny from Ohio, and Annika from New York.

Be sure to check out Johnny from Ohio’s Dark Playlist.

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Episode Grade: A-

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