Episode #91: SciFi Tropes

Brick Room Listeners, we’re sorry.  We didn’t get an episode recorded last week, due to illness.  But we’re back at the Regal Beagle today running our mouths and drinking beers.  This episode we’re talking about different tropes that seem to show up time and again in science fiction movies and TV shows.  You’ve got the warrior who somehow becomes part of the crew but who doesn’t say much and is misunderstood.  You’ve got the episode where the heroes all get trapped in some sort of alternate reality and they have to find their way back.  You have the one where time is running out and soon the ship will be out of air or it will crash into the sun or whatever.  There’s countless others and every science fiction show seems to make use of them.

We also talk about how awesome tigers are and about how humans are risk takers, but sometimes take too much risk.  Why do you need to fly in a wing suit 2 ft of the ground?  Why jump out of a plane without a parachute?

Below the audio you can see the two videos we talked about during the podcast.


Tiger ambushing its breakfast and man jumping out of plane with no parachute:




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