The Incomparable Mothership is the flagship of the Incomparable podcast network. It’s all about geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell and friends.
The Memory Cheats
We entered our viewing of 1978’s “Superman” with nostalgia and a sense of childlike wonder. We exited questioning everything about our fond memories of childhood....
It Was Okay
Our Book Club concludes its reading of the Hugo and Nebula shortlist novels with “The Daughter of Doctor Moreau” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and “The Spare Man” by Mary Robinette Kowal. One’s an homage to H.G. Wells (sort of?) and the other plays like “The Thin Man” in space. Plus: We debate the meaning of star-rating systems, and what else are we reading?...
Heroes I Never Heard Of
Perhaps the best expression of the DC Animated Universe was its swan song: Justice League Unlimited, which improved upon its predecessor (Justice League Unadorned) with snappier pacing, a conspiracy story arc that anticipated today’s morally ambiguous super-teams, and a jumbo variety pack of DC characters. YES, we’re going to talk about Shining Knight, Bat Lash, and the Question. YES, we’re going to talk about the best-but-most-misplaced epilogue to the DCAU. YES, we’re going to talk about what happens when a super genius and a super genius gorilla tangle in the workplace....
Do More Harm
Arrange an assortment of home-cooked Vulcan appetizers and warm up your singing voices, because it’s time to discuss season two of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.” This season took some big swings, and some of them didn’t quite connect—but a whole lot of them did....
A Better Lando Calrissian
Is there a movie everyone else thinks is bad, which you secretly love? Maybe more than one? Then this is the episode for you! Antony resurrects his old podcast and asks a panel of guests to draft and talk about movies which are… unjustly maligned....
Fleshy and Gross
We travel the highways and byways of space, from gross flesh space stations to the weird suburbs of Counter-Earth, all with one quest in mind: talk about Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3!”...
Love recomendable 100 percent
There have been an increasing number of episodes over the last couple of years that have left me more angry than thoughtful or entertained.
What it comes down to is this: there seem to be more and more ignorant, uneducated takes and misunderstandings or misrepresentations, and the group just goes along with it. It’s like listening to Stella Zinman (Sarah Chalke) from HIMYM describe why she hated Star Wars, except instead of having someone push back, everyone nods along and is like, “Yeah, why do they act like the talking bear is contributing?”
I think it’s time for me to check out. At least when ScreenCrush’s Ryan Arey makes a boneheaded take (or a whole season of ‘em), you can expect him to address it in a future video. No such mea culpas from an Incomparable panel.
Great show: expunge the word “like”
Love this show, the host and guests; however, the use of “like” as every third word is fatiguing. I suppose this is how people talk today, but at this point, it’d be great to expunge “like” from our vocabulary (even when it’s appropriate).
Also, ending every sentence with a rising inflection is so tiresome.