Each week, four intrepid folks take on Pilot episodes from all over the world, and decide if it has the guts to take off, or if it is grounded for the season.
Game of Thrones - Heads Will Roll
Hello Frequent Flyers and Welcome aboard our 101st flight, Game of Thrones.
Just like a meteor, GoT burst onto the television set and beheaded our expectations, and favourite characters.
Between dire wolves, the death of character archetypes, and wanting to punch someone in the face SO MUCH, your flight crew goes to Winterfell, and waits for it to Winterfall.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Get In Losers, We're Boldly Going
Hello Frequent Flyers, You find us out amongst the stars. Welcome to our latest episode, Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Stardate - 21.1201762 (Shut up stardates are hard)
Our mission: To discover the pilot episode of ST:TNG. My crew are determined to uncover the mystery of Far Point Station by not addressing it at all, and instead focusing on the Kangaroo court that Captain Picard finds himself in. While he's harassed by a super evolved being named the Q, the crew, particularly Fearless Flyer, get's super concerned that we need to call HR.
What does Star Fleet say in the handbook for harassment?
Teen Wolf - Howling For You
HellOOoooOOOOoo Frequent Flyers, and Welcome aboard our 99th episode, Teen Wolf.
We're back in High School, and it's as tough as ever. Sometimes you just don't fit in, and it has nothing to do with the time you went crawling through the woods with your bestie looking for half a corpse and then got bitten by a werewolf.
Ok, maybe it has something to do with that.
But look, puberty is tough - you get hair in places there wasn't hair before...and...wow that's...everywhere. Your palms? Bro...
And you start to notice people in a different way. Like the new girl in class, whose dad shot you with a crossbolt...and...
damn Wolfager, puberty super sucks for you.
Firefly - Can't Take this Show From Me
Howdy Frequent Flyers and welcome aboard this here rig, Flight 98, Firefly.
Sometimes you don't win the battle, but you keep fightin' that there war. Sometimes you never leave Serenity Valley, but you take it with you. Keep stickin' it to the Alliance, with your rag tag bunch of rule-breaking ruffians, their Shepherd, a fancy Doctor, and his rescued sister, and keep runnin'.
And if you keep runnin', maybe you'll find what it is you stay for.
Legion - For We Are Many
Hello Frequent Flyers and Welcome aboard our 96th flight, Legion.
The troubling implications of secret organizations set about to control or exterminate people of great power aside, what do you do when the girl you love engages in a badass 60's Dance Number but then switches consciousness with you when you touch her?
And when mental health and mutations cross paths, what's the world's most powerful mutant to do when he's not sure of the reality of either?
BONUS: Legit didn't realise the title was a bible quote, just knew it from Mass Effect 2/3 WHATTUP
Making History: Visions and Revisions
Hello Frequent Flyers and welcome aboard our 96th Flight, Making History.
Ah, the past - full of revolution, and righteous fury, of brotherhood and bloodshed. Also Ham.
When the future holds no future for you, perhaps it's time to discover your father's time machine and make like a tree and time travel. That's what he'd want right? For you to meet new people, and disrupt the events of the American Revolution?
Ah, to be timeless again.
Enjoyable group of Canuck ladies
In my quest to bring some of my listening home - i.e. Canadian podcasts to add to my addiction - I came across Flight School. The personalities of the hosts is key for me and I'm happy with all that I've heard from these ladies so far. I've already introduced my partner to a show they recommended and she's hooked. Thanks for making my Can Con podcast list more listenable!
Keep your eyes on the skies - and your ears on Flight School!
One of the best podcasts about television shows out there! Instead of picking a show and talking about it ad nasuseum, these wonderful hosts pick a new show every episode and discuss the series' pilot episode before deciding if it should be grounded or if it's clear for take-off. A great mix of shows-you-may-have-missed and well-recieved critical darlings allows Flight School to avoid the dreaded podcast-slump. I won't miss an episode!