Podcast 99 – Making Secondary Characters the Protagonist January 1st, 2017 by Mike Hernandez, Oren Ashkenazi and Chris Winkle Everyone loves a good protagonist, but what about the unsung side characters who faithfully serve their role without any thanks? What if they were the main character? How would that change the story, and would the story be better for it? We consider the changes to Star Wars if it had starred a certain princess, and how it would shake Hogwarts if the Boss Witch wore main character shoes. If you’ve ever enjoyed a story but been dissatisfied with the protagonist, this is the episode for you. Download Episode 99 Subscription Feed https://m.mythcreants.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/TMP99-Making-Secondary-Characters-The-Protagonist.mp3 Have a question or comment for our hosts? Send it to [email protected] Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission. Show Notes: Lost Girl (2010-2016) Teen Wolf (2011-) Obi-Wan Kenobi Leia Organa Susan Ivanova Plus further evidence that Ivanova should be the protagonist. Hermione Granger Enjoying our podcast? Thank us with a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Read more about Characters, Harry Potter, Star Wars Comments Urulai January 4, 2017 at 5:51 am What Babylon 5 did you watch Oren? Sheridan was never a Larry Stew in any shape or form, he objectively screws up more than once. Hell he gets called out on it more than once. Reply to Urulai Jesse January 4, 2017 at 9:39 am Although I agree that Leia could have been a great main protagonist, given the track record of George Lucas writing about politics in Star Wars, I think it’s best we didn’t get that movie. Reply to Jesse SunlessNick January 7, 2017 at 6:55 am Another advantage Kenzi would have as a protagonist is that she’s essentially an interloper in the Fae’s world – the only protection she has is that Trick likes her, and crossing him isn’t the done thing – but she also owes no loyalties or obediences (which she uses to spectacular effect in a couple of episodes). It’s a much finer line than Bo has to walk, not least because she *has* to walk it, whereas Bo is just being stubborn. Reply to SunlessNick Samus Faunette January 7, 2017 at 6:58 pm The reason Commander Sinclair left so abruptly is because Sinclair’s actor, Michael O’Hare, was suffering from an extreme mental health crisis. During the first season, he was plagued by paranoia and delusions that only worsened over time. J. Michael Straczynski offered to suspend the show while O’Hare received treatment, but O’Hare didn’t want to put others work at risk and so left. Straczynski promised to keep O’Hare’s condition secret to his grave, but O’Hare told him to keep it only until O’Hares death Reply to Samus Faunette Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Name Email (will not be published) Send me an email alert for: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Message By submitting a comment, you confirm that you have read and agree to our comments policy.