Tag: Wonder Woman

DNA Podcast 059 – Portrayals of Strength in the Media

In this episode, Don and Rob look at cultural views of strength in the media. The pair explore why lead characters being strong is so important to North American audiences, how views of strength have changed over time, and what a strong female fighter really means. All this, and how Free to Be You and Me destroyed a generation, is waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed

1950’s Education Films and PSAs
Bob Dobbs
Self Actulization
Free To Be You and Me
1970’s Exploitation Films
John Carpenter
Slasher Films
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Mystery Science Theatre Industrial Arts Film
Dirty Harry
Charles Bronson
Adam 12
Death Wish
Cobra (Stallone)
The Hills Have Eyes
Silver Bullet
Spider Baby
Married with Children
Fight Club
1980’s Action Films
The Rock (movie)
Con Air (movie)
Hippy Movement
90s Milk Ads
Conan the Barbarian
Twin Peaks
Star Trek: Discovery
Surf Nazis Must Die

DNA Podcast Episode 002- Audience Expectations

THAT cover.

THAT cover.

Welcome Operatives to the Department of Nerdly Affairs, tonight your hosts Rob Paterson and Don Chisholm discuss how audience expectations shape how people create media and react to it. In addition, we discuss Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series, what really makes a story “Adult”, why Hollywood can’t get Wonder Woman right, and International Comics culture. All that, plus the Combat Sign Wave and Phantom Lady’s incredible cleavage are waiting for you in this week’s episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 


Things Discussed:

The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell

Show Don’t Tell

Phantom Lady

Charlton Comics


Damage Control

New Adult Fiction

The Magicians by Lev Grosman

The Magicians TV Series (video)

Masamune Shirow

Combat/Exposition Sine Wave



Naruto/Bleach/One Piece Background Comparison

One Piece

Sailor Moon Crystal Sucks

Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman Movie (video)

Justice League vs. The Avengers

Wonder Woman TV (2011) (video)

International Iron Man (Okay, so it was 25 countries.)

Supaida Man

The Incredible Hulk Manga

Super Sentai

Go Ranger

Battle Fever J

Super Robot Red Baron (video)

Inspector Bicycle (video)