Analysis

14 – Disney Princesses Now and Then

The Mythcreant Podcast

Chris, Oren and Mike talk about the main Disney Princesses and how their stories have evolved over time. They discuss the idea of love at first sight as it appears in older Disney Princess movies, and examine depictions of gender and race in the latest … read more »

13 – Existential Horror in Doctor Who

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Mike, Oren and Chris speak in depth about Dr. Who episodes that terrify by forcing audiences to question reality. They discuss the real life fears that make this brand of horror effective, and how Dr. Who combines them with time travel to create an incredibly riveting story. Read more »

Five Wish-Fulfillment Characters

While we don’t always talk about it, we all love our daydreams. So naturally, some stories are designed to let us live our fantasies through the protagonist. There’s a little wish-fulfillment in any good story, but these go above and beyond, crafting every scene to … read more »

The Problem With Prince Charming

Disney Princes

Welcome Kristoff to the magical world of Disney’s Princes! In light of the new edition to the Disney Prince family, I think it’s the right time to take our critical eyes off of the deeply controversial Disney Princesses and ask, “What about Prince Charming?” Just … read more »

8 – What’s in a Genre?

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Oren, Mike and Chris philosophize on the origins and meaning of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative fiction genres. They discuss stories that cross genres, and sow confusion about the definition of “punk” and “orthogonal.” Read more »

5 – The Infinite Retelling of Fairy Tales

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Mike, Oren and Chris talk about what makes fairy tales unique and how they have changed over time. They look at recent reincarnations in comics, book, and movies, evaluating whether recent changes have improved or harmed the timeless stories. Read more »

4 – Science Fiction as Commentary on Today

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Mike, Oren, and Chris explore how science fiction is used to comment on contemporary issues. From dystopian novels to Vietnam War analogies, they share the stories that brought their message home, and deconstruct those that missed their mark. Read more »

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