Episode 13: The Hidden Force: Asian Influence on Western Sci-Fi (and a bunch of Rogue One)

That’s right we unpack how Asia is at the core of your favorite sci-fi properties. And, naturally, we can’t resist telling you all what we think of Rogue One. Kurosawa! Lucas! Verne! We gots it all!

Please don’t forget we are always open to suggestions to what you want us to kick around as a topic. Please see the “Suggestion Box” post for that (or feel free to leave a comment below with some ideas.) https://elevatingthegenre.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/first-blog-post/

We do record a visual version of the podcast as well. You can find all the episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBjmQjG5ol4xRGlo6VdaHw

As always our music is provided by: Nathan Bruynoghe
(with a new closing tune! Thanks, Nathan!!!)

Errata for Episode 12: Sidekicks:
Comics Code History: By the early 2000s, publishers bypassed the CCA and Marvel Comics abandoned it in 2001. By 2010, only three major publishers still adhered to it: DC Comics, Archie Comics, and Bongo Comics. Bongo broke with the CCA in 2010. DC and Archie followed in January 2011, rendering the Code completely defunct today.
Green Hornet: The character debuted in The Green Hornet, an American radio program that premiered on January 31, 1936, on WXYZ, the same local Detroit station that originated its companion shows The Lone Ranger:
New Green Hornet movie Kato is played by: Jay Chou (Dom was correct)
Elementary: Is still on going into 5th season: Watson is not a love interest
Bucky Actor: Sebatian Stan

And, finally, as always the links to the stuff we are talking about:
Iain M Banks Culture Novels: http://www.iain-banks.net
Tae Te Ching: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao_Te_Ching
Bow Sim Mark (Christopher’s first Tai-Chi teacher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow-sim_Mark and her institute: https://www.facebook.com/Bow-Sim-Mark-Tai-Chi-Arts-Association-114431485311811/
Soon the owners of everything in entertainment, The Wanda Group: http://www.wanda-group.com
Those two conflicting LATimes articles:
1: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2012/06/china-censorship-movies-hollywood-iron-man-red-dawn-hollywood.html
2: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/07/entertainment/la-et-0407-sharkey-hong-kong-final-20120407
Mishima (film): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089603/

Joanne stuff (Christopher’s upcoming feature): https://www.facebook.com/joannethemovie/
Twitter: @JoanneTheMovie

And this is US:
Dominic Mah: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1394256/
Christopher Morrison: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1392571/
Find Morrison online here: http://christophermorriso.wixsite.com
One of Dom’s online presences: https://www.facebook.com/ThorHulkCritic


One thought on “Episode 13: The Hidden Force: Asian Influence on Western Sci-Fi (and a bunch of Rogue One)

  1. Pingback: ROGUE ONE Revisited: Why And How It Beats The Bantha Poodoo Outta The Other New STAR WARSes – melancholyball

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