8 episodes

From Christopher Reeve to Henry Cavill, from Sunday matinees to Saturday morning cartoons, Flights and Tights is an exploration - and frequently, a lamentation - of Superman on film.

Flights and Tights Jessica Plummer and Rebecca Goldberg

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

From Christopher Reeve to Henry Cavill, from Sunday matinees to Saturday morning cartoons, Flights and Tights is an exploration - and frequently, a lamentation - of Superman on film.

    Justice League (2017)

    Justice League (2017)

    We did it, gang! Jess and Rebecca discuss the surprising highs and unavoidable lows of the last live action Superman movie (so far).
    Show Notes:
    Essays on Cyborg as a castration metaphor:
    https://themiddlespaces.com/2015/03/31/humanity-not-included/
    http://voluntarydissonance.blogspot.com/2016/03/dcs-cyborg-and-castration-of-black-men.html
    https://comicsalliance.com/restoration-cyborg-walker-reis/
    Twitter/Tumblr: @flightstights

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

    We thought some Superman movies were bad. We had NO IDEA. Jess and Rebecca soldier through BvS, Granny's peach tea and all. I wonder if we'll find out Batman's mom's name?
    Show Notes:
    Folding Ideas - Everyone Batman Kills in BvS (and why it matters): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1ydIZNaNY
    Twitter/Tumblr: @flightstights

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Man of Steel (2013)

    Man of Steel (2013)

    This episode, Jess and Rebecca trudge resentfully into the DCEU! Listen to hear our thoughts on Action Jor-El, the worst Jonathan Kent ever, and *that* ending.
    Twitter/Tumblr: @flightstights
    Show Notes:
    Chris Sims’ review: http://comicsalliance.com/man-of-steel-on-my-planet-the-s-is-for-sucks-spoilers-review/
    Folding Ideas MOS essay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teTOkGXa_W8
    The best Superman movie ever made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6DJcgm3wNY
    Flippergate:
    http://collider.com/batman-vs-superman-michael-shannon-flipper-hands-general-zod/
    https://news.avclub.com/michael-shannon-shocked-everyone-fell-for-his-general-1798283733

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Superman Returns (2006)

    Superman Returns (2006)

    This episode, Jess and Rebecca leap into the 21st century to discuss murderous preschoolers, Christina Aguilera, and this movie's secret, incredibly gross subtext.
    Twitter/Tumblr: @flightstights
    What A Girl Wants (trust us, it'll make sense after you listen): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpspGHeLOPE

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

    Is this the worst Superman movie ever...or is it the BEST? Jess and Rebecca take this question seriously as they discuss double dates, Jon Cryer's hair, and global nuclear disarmament.
    Twitter/Tumblr: @flightstights
    Referenced articles on the Allison Mack story:
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/how-smallvilles-allison-mack-went-actress-sex-cult-slaver-1112107
    http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/how-do-you-deal-when-your-heroes-fall
    Check out Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films on Netflix
    Nuclear Man shirt for the stylish listener: https://www.redbubble.com/people/90s-mall/works/24679667-nuclear-man?grid_pos=1&p=triblend-tee&rbs=cf4fc722-ab6b-4df1-b62c-b723025bfee8&ref=shop_grid

    • 47 min
    Superman III (1983)

    Superman III (1983)

    This episode we're talking about 1983's Superman III, from the strange use of Richard Pryor to the stranger Superman vs. Clark fight scene to the strangest sexy evil robot computer lady. Stay tuned until the end to hear our discussion questions for our listeners!
    Check out Ilya Salkind's incredibly weird original treatment here: meatfighter.com/superman3/part4/s…original_idea.pdf
    Follow us on Twitter/Tumblr/Soundcloud: @flightstights

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

jolokaycepheonix ,

Great takes from DC Fans

Very refreshing to hear critical takes from DC Fans. Hope too see your reviews on 1984 and the SnyderCut

Superhero Ethicist ,

Now I get Superman

I was never a big Superman fan. I loved the Christopher Reeves version as a little kid, but once Tim Burton showed me Batman, I was done with the Big Blue Boyscout. This podcast has changed that for me. They go deep on what makes Superman such a great charecter and what the different on screen versions of gotten right (and so very often get wrong.) And when they don't like something, they are hilarious about it. Def worth a lesson, whether you're a huge Superman fan, or just like to be entertained.

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