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The Incomparable is a weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell.

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    • 4.8, 70 Ratings

The Incomparable is a weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell.

    509: The Battle of Control-V

    509: The Battle of Control-V

    Engage! Season one of “Star Trek: Picard” is in the books, and so now it’s time to break it all down. Is Data’s death the overriding theme of the season? Does Picard’s final destination live up to the set-up? How did Hugh and Seven fare? Were the other visits from past cast members cheesy or good? How cool are Romulan warrior nuns? Who’s your favorite synth? And can storytelling ever be described as “lumpy?”...

    • 1 hr 31 min
    508: But Who Would That Woman Be?

    508: But Who Would That Woman Be?

    By the end of this episode we will sell several copies of “The Three E.P.s” by The Beta Band. It’s time to put on that horrible Cosby sweater and rearrange your record collection autobiographically. On the 20th anniversary of its release, we’re here to discuss one of our All-Time Top 5 movies featuring Lisa Bonet coming alive like Frampton, “High Fidelity.” Based on Nick Hornby’s novel, this film stars John Cusack as a bad boyfriend with a glimmer of hope at finding a clue, features a career-making performance from Jack Black as a gatekeeper fan with a surprising singing voice,...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    507b: Pandemic Bonus: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" commentary track

    507b: Pandemic Bonus: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" commentary track

    In the interest of keeping you entertained if you’re locked indoors, here’s a full-length commentary track for one of our favorite movies, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” recorded in 2017. Play this commentary, press play on the movie when we tell you to, and it’ll be like you’re watching the movie with a bunch of friends! Note: You have to play it at 1x speed and with all silence-shortening features turned off on your podcast player or it won’t stay synced. (If you’re in the UK or elsewhere that has a sped-up PAL version of the movie, you can listen...

    • 1 hr 59 min
    507: No More Death Stars

    507: No More Death Stars

    The Skywalker Saga is over—so what’s next for “Star Wars”? This week we’re suggesting potential directions for the franchise to go, on both the big and small screens. What kinds of movies should come next? Is Disney+ a development platform or the next big thing? Our team of franchise fans has no fiduciary responsibility and plenty of ideas!...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    506b: Pandemic Bonus: "Star Wars" commentary track

    506b: Pandemic Bonus: "Star Wars" commentary track

    In the interest of keeping you entertained if you’re locked indoors, here’s a full-length commentary track for one of our favorite movies, the original “Star Wars,” recorded in 2018. Play this commentary, press play on the movie when we tell you to, and it’ll be like you’re watching the movie with a bunch of friends! Note: You have to play it at 1x speed and with all silence-shortening features turned off on your podcast player or it won’t stay synced. This version has been edited to match the runtime of the Special Edition cut of “Star Wars”, which is the...

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    506: Hold My Infinite Beers

    506: Hold My Infinite Beers

    This week we review the just-completed season of “Doctor Who.” It’s the second year for showrunner Chris Chibnall and star Jodie Whittaker, and this one felt like a real return to form after a tentative set of episodes in 2018. What do we make of the show’s canon-altering revelations? Which episodes were good and which ones were stinkers? How do you make the Cybermen interesting? How’s the fam holding up? Curl up in a haunted house—or just go sit on a lounge chair for three hours—and listen to this episode, followed by the Master’s TED Talk....

    • 1 hr 39 min

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