What happens when two Métis women, who happen to be sci-fi nerds, drink wine and deconstruct the science fiction genre from a decolonial lense? Molly Swain & Chelsea Vowel break down tropes, themes & the hidden meanings behind the whitest genre of film & television we've ever known.
Métis in Space Theatre Presents: Tara McGowan-Ross
tawâw and welcome to this very special first episode of otipêyimisiw-iskwêwak kihci kîsikohk otôtêma pîkiskwêyiwa: Métis in Space Theatre Presents!
Our first guest host is Tara McGowan-Ross, an urban Mi'kmaq multidisciplinary artist. Tara chose to cover Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit, "a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic."
Métis in Space S6E1 Recipe For Seduction
Bid adieu to 2020, that hell year, and kick off Season 6 of otipêyimisiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk with Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel as they review "Recipe For Seduction," a 15-minute KFC and Lifetime mini-movie featuring "a young heiress struggling to choose between a wealthy suitor chosen by her mother, and the new house chef Harland Sanders." Somehow this also involves a lot of discussion about the work of trophy wives, and comparisons to various Star Trek series.
Métis in Space Pre-Season 6 Interlude
In this pandemic hell year 2020 season interlude (season 6 coming soon!) of otipêyimisiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel provide an exciting update to their Back 2 The Land: 2Land 2Furious project!
Métis in Space S5E10 The Indian in the Cupboard
In this Season 5 Episode 10 finale of otipêyimisiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel finally watch the most requested movie of their existence as podcasting duo - "The Indian in the Cupboard", where "a boy receives a wooden cupboard, antique keys, and an Iroquois warrior figurine for his birthday. The figurine comes to life overnight in the cabinet."
Métis in Space S5E9 Blood Quantum
In Season 5 Episode 9 of otipêyimisiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly Swain, Chelsea Vowel, and guest Daisy "Shania" Swain, review Jeff Barnaby's "Blood Quantum" where "the dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'kmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague."
Atmospheric background noise (actually Molly's computer fan as her laptop gives up the ghost) adds annoying ambiance to this episode, making listeners want to rake jagged nails across their ears, but no amount of filters could get rid of it. Feel free to buy us a laptop for the show if you hate the awful damn buzzing.
Métis in Space S5E8 The Spy Who Dumped Me
In Season 5 Episode 8 of otipêyimisiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel introduce the world to one of their many premoirs; a film depicting actual events involving the two intrepid hosts, events which have not yet happened in this timeline. The buddy comedy, "The Spy Who Dumped Me," details the adventures Molly and Chelsea will have in Europe once this pandemic is finally over.
They also discuss dicks and full frontal nudity of all sorts for a really, really long time.
A friend recommended this podcast and I absolutely love it! I love scifi and fantasy but I will definitely be approaching the genre differently and paying more attention after listening to Métis in Space! I truly never rate podcasts but not only is this one extremely enjoyable to listen to thanks to the hilarious and insightful hosts, but it has actually changed how I consume content!
Well thought out and well articulated
I just discovered this podcast and am really enjoying it. The hosts explain their analysis well and the basis of their ideas. It seems they’ve stopped producing this podcast, but I highly recommend it anyway.