This Is Your Pilot Speaking
About This Show
This Is Your Pilot Speaking was created by Alexa Masi as a result of a relentless fascination with television and often indiscriminate tastes to match. Marching through a wide variety of television shows, from critically acclaimed dramas to veritable trash, spanning decades of television, each pilot will be evaluated as an individual piece of television, as well as within the context of the rest of its respective series. We also talk a lot about art and culture in general, try to incorporate both amateur and academic knowledge, and reference The X-Files a lot.
Most Recent Episode
Episode #11: Silicon Valley
After another tiny break between episodes, TIYPS is back on track with this week's pilot, SILICON VALLEY. New pal Kate and I discuss the representation of women in this male-dominated tech comedy, the ways in which technology infiltrates our lives (and it's not such a bad thing!), and how this comedy is on track to only continue growing in the coming seasons. If you have questions, comments, or feedback, OR if you'd like to suggest a show or come in as a co-pilot, please feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org twitter: @yrpilotpodcast // @hauntologies BONUS: This week's Test Pilot covers the new Baz Luhrmann hip-hop inspired series, The Get Down. Available through Netflix, this show highlights the quasi-warzone of black neighborhoods in New York in the 1970s, focusing specifically on young rappers, graffiti artists, and the infiltrating gang members. Aligned with Luhrmann's famous hyperstylized, theatrical tendancies, The Get Down feels less like a gritty music biopic and more like a comic book, full of high energy action, young heroes, and a bouncing rhythm driving us from scene to scene.