Fun Size Episode 45 – Nerds Will Always Break Your Heart

We continue our talk with Greg Hatcher and talk about how we’ve been falling out of love with modern pop culture franchises like Star Wars, Star Trek, and the Walking Dead, and why it’s totally healthy to just walk away.

Plus, we talk very briefly about Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker, and how a toxic fanbase can not only poison your enjoyment of a pop culture property, but it can affect the decisions that producers make in a doomed attempt to please everyone, including the trolls and bigots.

Editor’s Note from Mike: After thinking about it for less than three seconds, Fascism definitely beats out Objectivism in the Bad Ideology Olympics. But Objectivism would still win a medal. Just wanted to correct that dumb mistake said in haste.

2 thoughts on “Fun Size Episode 45 – Nerds Will Always Break Your Heart

  1. Great show guys. If a franchise wants a chance at the zeitgeist, then instead of hiring one of the greatest writer-directors to act (in the Mandalorian) (his acting was superb btw), they hire him to oh I dunno write and direct, and give him casting and final cut. Simple.

  2. Even though I’ve been seeing the phenomenon for years now online, I still find myself surprised at the anger and rage that bubbles up. Yeah, it’s something I don’t think I’ll ever quite understand…

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