Star Trek

Podcast

199 – Political Theory in Star Trek

The Mythcreant Podcast

Sound, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Mythcreant Podcast, and as you might be able to tell, today we’re talking about Star Trek. But not just any Star Trek: political theory in Star Trek. For that we’ve brought on a special guest, … read more »

Roleplaying

Star Trek Adventures Is Clunky and Uninspired

Star Trek is a difficult setting to roleplay in. The canon is labyrinthine and confusing, with material drawn from hundreds of episodes, many of which contradict each other. The aesthetics vary widely depending on the time period and the series, making it hard to imagine they exist in the same universe. … read more »

Analysis

Five Unaddressed Injustices in Spec Fic

Deucalion from Teen Wolf, transformed into his monster shape.

In real life, it’s all too common for unjust acts to go unaddressed. But in fiction, audiences want evildoers to get their comeuppance. If a misdeed goes unpunished, it creates a feeling of dissatisfaction. Plus, if a protagonist doesn’t care about justice, it makes them look like … read more »

Podcast

94 – Heroes With Evil Reflections

The Mythcreant Podcast

Since we’re discussing heroes with dark counterparts, we brought on a new guest host: Graham, who is basically evil Oren. With our evil new co-host, we discuss all the ways in which a villain can be used to show us the darker side of a hero, and … read more »

Commentary

93 – Science Fiction Films With Something to Say

The Mythcreant Podcast

Just because scifi movies have something deeper to say, doesn’t mean that something is good. We discuss the strange mixed messages that stories can convey, how a film’s message may depend on interpretation For some reason, Mike and Chris also let Oren go on and on about his weird … read more »

Worldbuilding

91 – Democracy in Spec Fic

The Mythcreant Podcast

This week, the normal voting process for deciding a topic was suspended, and it was decided by tyrannical dictate that we would discuss democracy in speculative fiction. Why is there so little of it? Can it be used to tell good stories? Why are we … read more »

Analysis

86 – Depicting Microaggressions

The Mythcreant Podcast

To depict microaggressions is to take on one of the most persistent problems of our society. With recurring guest host Dash joining in for a third time, it’s time to talk about that low level harassment that so many people commit without ever realizing it. … read more »

Analysis

80 – A Legal Review of Speculative Fiction

The Mythcreant Podcast

What’s that, two wild guest hosts appeared? That’s right, this week Oren is joined by Mythcreants’ top legal buffs, Elise and Jim. That means it’s time to look at some of the most famous and/or challenging legal situations in speculative fiction and see how they … read more »

Roleplaying

79 – Scifi Roleplaying Systems

The Mythcreant Podcast

Do you like dice? Do you like science fiction? Then what could be better than mixing them together? This week, our hosts talk about science fiction roleplaying games, which turn out to be a little thinner on the ground than their fantasy counterparts. Listen for … read more »

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