Jane the Worthy: Revisiting Jason Aaron’s “Thor” Arc

In this episode (welcome to season 6 by the way) Sam and Brian revisit Thor: Love and Thunder, this time focusing on the character of Jane Foster. We both felt the film left a lot on the table regarding Jane and her worthiness to be Thor, and a dive into Jason Aaron’s Thor series reveals so much more about her struggles with faith and ultimately her worthiness. She serves as a great counterpoint to both Gorr the God-butcher and Thor Odinson. Even if you’re not a big Thor reader, this comic is well worth your time. Plus we talk about resonances with the story of Jesus, and Brian still questions why Sam hasn’t watched The Umbrella Academy.

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The Dollar Bin: The Final Frontier with Dr James McGrath

Sam and Brian are each off boldly going on adventures to strange new worlds (mostly involving college move-in days). To continue our mission of faithfully discussing cool geeky content, we offer this excellent dollar bin episode from July 2020 with Dr. James McGrath as we discuss our shared love of Star Trek.

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To Boldly Go: Destiny and Fate in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Throughout the fantastic first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, one of the major plot threads, if not the biggest thread, is Captain Pike struggling with the foreknowledge of his future death. Brian and Sam discuss this new offering to the Star Trek world and that meaty topic of fate and determinism. Plus we discuss that hair, trusting the path that you’re on, and Sam tries again to pronounce Villeneuve.

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Thor: Love and Thunder

Brian and Sam discuss Thor: Love & Thunder along with the hefty theological question of where is God in the face of suffering? While Love and Thunder is distinctly a comedy, it still touches on the deep topics of theodicy, suffering and meaning – though it’s less than perfect. We discuss the distinctions between the film and Jason Aaron’s source comic run, how we answer questions about suffering, and how we struggle with faith when those answers aren’t forthcoming or acceptable. Plus, we sing a little They Might Be Giants.

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“I’m Jedi, But Not Religious”: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Deconstruction

Obi-Wan has to live after Order 66 and find new meaning and purpose, which doesn’t seem all that far from what folks who are in the midst of deconstructing their faith are doing. Brian and Sam discuss the new series and what deconstruction looks like. We also discuss Brian’s crow-whispering, parallels in the series to the history of Israel in the Hebrew Bible as well as to current upheavals in Evangelicalism.

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Sam and Brian Review: The Batman

Sam and Brian discuss the newest DC offering of the dark knight, The Batman. We talk vengeance and vocation, as well as Sam’s fond memories of the “Great Pittsburgh Blizzard Game”, the modern church’s abandonment of the city, and the need for restorative justice in the world. And, in Batman’s quest for vengeance, is he the worst?

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