Moderate Fantasy Violence
About This Show
Welcome to Moderate Fantasy Violence, a fortnightly podcast about pop culture and the world around it, as discussed by Nick Bryan and Alastair JR Ball. Nick will probably launch into a tangent about comics, Alastair will likely go for politics. Both are equally worthwhile.
Most Recent Episode
MFV #28 - Snap Off Your Horns And Leg It
Twenty-eight episodes, just like there are days in February! This time, Nick and Alastair both read actual books - specifically Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway and Maus by Art Spiegelman - and one probably had a cheerier time than the other. But at least both enjoyed The Lego Batman Movie (5:25), an exercise in joyous Batglee like no other. Good to be back on the comic adaptations for 2017. In other franchise-sequel news, it's time for T2 Trainspotting (20:41) (and for Nick to watch the original movie). Can these Scottish heroin addicts anchor a franchise with as much panache as Batman? Sticking with superheroes and tripping out, next it's time to try X-Men-adjacent TV show Legion (36:09). Finally, Alastair recommended Nick the Danish surreal-horror show The Kingdom (48:08). Did he like it? Will he include clips of its amazing theme tune in the show? (Yes.)