Monday, July 15, 2024 SO many vampires! Our fixation on vampires

From Nosferatu to Angel to Lestat and Blade and - oh yeah, that Dracula guy. What is our obsession with vampires?

Monday, July 1, 2024 Invaders - How immigration fears have fueled horror

Mark and John look at the ways fears of "the other" have informed the horror genre in the context of immigration - and it's a lot more than you think!

Monday, June 17, 2024 The Complex History of Women in Star Trek

Dr. Leigh McKagen joins John and Mark (and puts up with some major audio issues) to talk about the sometimes inspiring and sometimes cringe-worthy his...

Monday, June 3, 2024 Scorsese, Coppola, Tarantino and hatin' on Marvel

OPEN WORLD CHAT RETURNS! A little late to the convo, sure, but John and Mark still have a lot to say about the obnoxious disrespecting of Marvel films...

Monday, October 2, 2023 From the vault: Zena Marie Therrien on Latinas in Hollywood

From the vault - Writer and Independent Film Actor (Emanation, Broken Compass) Zena Marie Therrien, MSW,  on where Latinas stand in Hollywood's m...

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 The War Episode! Sci-fi War, Honor and Fascism with Dr. David Kyle Johnson

It's geek bingo folks. We touch on an absurd number of sci fi movies, TV series, and comics discussing the nature of war in the "progressive...

Monday, September 4, 2023 Paul Cornell talks PROJECT: CRYPTID and his other projects

AHOY Comics’ latest anthology is  PROJECT: CRYPTID, featuring writer Paul Cornell (and others). Jim (sans John) talks this and other projects (such as...

Monday, August 21, 2023 Last summer rerun: Discussing the cinematic universes and superhero politics

In our final rerun, John and Liane talk with then-guest Jim Dandeneau (Den of Geek) comparing and contrasting cinematic universes before spending a li...

Monday, August 7, 2023 Summer rerun time: Dr. Alexander Dunst and "The World According to Philip K Dick"

It's another blast from the past as the OWC summer break goes on. In this oldie,  Liane and I have a conversation with Alexander Dunst, Assistant...

Monday, July 24, 2023 Summer break rerun: "Art vs. Artist" with the H.P Lovecraft Historical Society!

In a repost of OWC's most controversial episode, John and Leanne spoke with Sean Branney and Andrew Leman of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Societ...

Monday, July 10, 2023 Is the Hollywood Blockbuster on the Way Out?

Seven Days film critic and editor Margot Harrison returns to OWC where we dare to ask whether the age of the giant tentpole blockbuster is winding dow...

Monday, June 12, 2023 What's with all these bad Supermen?

Jim and John are joined by Hannibal Tabu and Quinn McGowan to unpack the modern fascination with evil Supermen and how it reflects our cultural mindse...

About The Show

John Odum is a sometimes-freelance writer whose work has appeared in Bleeding Cool, The Guardian (online), and Huffington Post.

Mark Card has a PhD in political science, specializing in international conflict theory and comparative politics. He's also a big wine guy.

Jim Dandeneau reports on comics, television, and film for Den of Geek.

Liane Allen is an IT nerd, with a passion for genre movies, progressive politics, and all things sci-fi.

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