4.14 – Finale Spectacular! (Series Finale)

The episode where we say a fond farewell to The Popular Parallax after four seasons of sci-fi, pop-culture and profanity! Nancy and Jerrica remember their very favourite episodes and spill the t one last time. Thanks for listening! You can follow popularparallax and/or msannemeighan on instagram or twitter for updates on new projects! xo

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4.13 – Conspiracy Theories (or, deepthroat was my nickname in high school)

August audacity! Join Jerrica and Nancy as we strap on our tin foil hats and deep dive the wild well of conspiracy theories! Who killed JFK? Was Stanley Kubrick subliminally suggesting something sinister with The Shining? Did Dan Brown deduce what Da Vinci disguised? What in the holy hell is happening in the flat earth community? This month we unravel the mysteries laid out in Oliver Stone’s JFK, Room 237, The Da Vinci Code, and Behind The Curve, as well as reveal which conspiracy theories we subscribe to and which ones make us want to throw ourselves into oncoming traffic!

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4.12 – Movies we’ll be Watching in Hell (once forth, with feeling) PART 2

Once forth, with feeling! Crack out the Summer’s Eve, because today’s Movies we’ll be Watching in Hell are sure to leave you feeling not-so-fresh. Like last time, we’ll be starting on earth and following up with a somewhat confusing trip to space…? We have had just about enough with the space-teasing! Better join us honey, cause it’s about to get severe up in here.

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4.11 – Movies we’ll be Watching in Hell (once forth, with feeling) PART 1

Hop on board our magical once-a-year series franchise, MOVIES WE’LL BE WATCHING IN HELL! This season in a very special 2-part episode, we’ll be giving four more piles of hot garbage more discussion and thought than they ever deserved! And asking the eternal, existential questions like – why does this keep happening to Will Smith??

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4.10 – Bojack Horseman (or, Hollywoo Stars: Do they know things? What do they know? Let’s find out!)

This month Jerrica and Nancy take a trip to Hollywoo to ask the age old question Hollywoo Stars: Do they know things? What do they know? Let’s find out! Join us dumbshits as we unravel in real time talking about one of our favourite TV shows of all time, the Netflix original BOJACK HORSEMAN! Saddle up as we break down our favourite episodes, unpack the incredible characters, and try to decipher what makes this animated wonder such a goddamn delight.

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4.09 – Creature Comforts

When you’re alone and life is getting you lonely, you can always go – no, not downtown – back to your old favourites. Jerrica and Captain Nancy revisit a few nostalgic comforts to re-watch and enjoy again and again.

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4.08 – Dance Dance Revolution (or, I hope I get it)

Hello from your newly crowned Quarantine Queens, Captain Nancy and Jerrica Lala. This month we’re tripping the light fantastic in a DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION episode! No, it’s not sci-fi, but the films we look at this month dive DEEP into the realm of fantasy and hang precariously over the cliffs of self-delusion. But that’s what it takes to make it in show business baby! So hunker down, laugh and reminisce with us about the dance movies we love, and the stereotypes we love to hate!

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4.07a – We’re recording LIVE at Toronto Comic Con!

We’re coming to Toronto Comic Con on March 22, 2020! And we’re recording an episode LIVE! Come meet us and watch our recording. You can also catch some great podcast panels at the all-new Podcast Stage at Comic Con! Be there, or die!! Tickets here: https://www.comicontoronto.com/en/home.html

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4.07 – Gone Camping (or, how delightfully camp!)

This month, Jerrica and Nancy take a supersonic journey to the queerest constellations in our galaxy for a study in CAMP QUEERNESS! Examining such works as John Waters’ queer cluster that is Female Trouble; the celestial essential Paris Is Burning; the Aussie array that is The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; and the timeless cluster of Hedwig and the Angry Inch! Climb aboard as we soar through the sweet skies of cinematic camp!

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4.06 – Artists VS Their Life Choices (or, once you open the chamber of secrets it can’t be closed)

This month, Nancy and Jerrica sit down for a conversation about how to separate a problematic artist from their art. Can it be done? Should it? And if so, how do we cope along the way? Tune in for a different (ie Very Special) sort of episode where we laugh to keep from crying! (And also cry).

Featured topics include J.K. Rowling and her terrifying twitter escapades, and the devastating Leaving Neverland documentary.

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4.05 – TNG (or, “Data SOMETHINGS GOT MEEEEEEEE”)

The Popular Parallax finally collides with the CULTURAL ZEITGEIST that is Star Trek: The Next Generation! We’re going IN on the TV show that gave us an example of humanity’s greatest potential, and put leaning on one leg in the spotlight. Joining us is very special guest Donna the Supermodel! Donna’s secret nerd status is put on blast as we discuss everything TNG from aliens to alerts, and compete in a trivia battle. Warning: heartwarming memories ahead!

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4.04 – Christmas Desperation!

It’s time to eat, drink and get desperate as the mayhem of the season is once more chewing us up like a large, angry Nutcracker doll. Captain Nancy and Jerrica Lala take a moment to reminisce over 2019 and choose our favourite entertainment of the year, proving once again that our standards are lowering faster than the wine level in Jerrica’s apartment.

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4.03 – Going Dark Crystal-ing (or, more Human than human)

This year, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance was released on Netflix and made a direct hit on its prime targets: aging nerds! Falling neatly into that category, Jerrica Lala and Captain Nancy lose their damn minds recapping both the 1982 original and the 2019 prequel to end all prequels.  Join us as we go back the most glorious and terrifying place in your childhood – FANTASY PUPPETS!

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4.02 – Good Omens (or, international boyfriend day)

Surprise, Angels! For Season 4, we’re pumping out TWO premieres! This week, Jerrica and Captain Nancy break down the gay cosmic roller-coaster ride of GOOD OMENS. Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, this 6 part series is more than just an ode to British actors with googly eyes; it took us to a Higher Love!

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4.01 – Underworld: HALLOWE’EINER EDITION! (or, nothing says true love like a pleather corset)

It’s the season 4 PREMIERE of The Popular Parallax – HALLOWE’EINER edition! Travel back with Jerrica and Captain Nancy to our biggest weakness; camp vampires. Underworld is a blood dripping, heart-ripping, early 2000s blue-wash battle to see which actors of varying ability, age, height and gender can win the battle of the pleather suits. They’re here, they’re classically trained, and they bout to THOT all over this Hallowe’en special.

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3.12 – Summertime Soundtracks (or, sweatin’ all over this discman)

For our Season 3 finale, Jerrica and Captain Nancy kick back to our favourite movie soundtracks. Curated pop music that it zips us back to the greatest cinematic thrills and chills. Thanks for listening over THREE glorious seasons, and we’ll see you once more this summer at Fan Expo! xo ❤

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3.11 – Movies we’ll be Watching in Hell – The Threequel! (or, sizzlin’ summer spectacular)

Movies We’ll Be Watching in hell is back – for the THIRD season! July is here again, and we are frying in the streets like the pigs from hell that we are. Grab a drink and some popcorn and join Jerrica Lala and Captain Nancy for this, our own summer blockbuster franchise with a genre twist. Strap those headphones on tight, because this is going to be a bigger mess than Godfather III!

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3.10 – EIGHTIES MESSIAHS (or, walk without rhythm, it won’t attract the worm)

Jerrica and Captain Nancy rev up the delorean for stops at 1981 and 1984 to visit some of our most beloved and beleaguered EIGHTIES MESSIAHS. They’re male, white and here to save us all – what could go wrong? Now crank up the TOTO!

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3.09 – Makeovers! Yeah Yeah Yeah! (or, Imma change yo life)

Let’s do a makeover! Movies and television replay the same makeover story-line again and again, whether it’s a fantasy of climbing the class ladder with gowns and dialect, or a Queer Eye wallpapering your toilet. What does it all mean? As two living “before” pictures, Jerrica and Captain Nancy are here to get to the bottom of society’s obsession with renovating ourselves.

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3.08 – Game of Thrones (or, bitches get the best brazilians in Westeros)

On this very special episode of The Popular Parallax, Captain Nancy and Jerrica are joined once again by superfan Peridot to get into a game…of Thrones. Join us for this meeting of Great Houses where we discuss our favourite characters, least favourite performances, and who will manage to survive to the end of the Game and win the IRON THRONE!?

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3.07 – Toronto Comic Con 2019 BONUS! (or, NERDS ASSEMBLE)

Captain Nancy & Jerrica hit Toronto Comic Con 2019. The panels, the cosplay, the artists! We also discuss Nancy’s magical performance at the debut of the Toronto Comic Con Family Zone. Remember, there are no small parts, only small Hat Parts.

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3.06A – Sherlock Holmes Part 2 (or, Stench of Hell!)

Travel back in time with Jerrica and Captain Nancy to 1993 and the classic Granada series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke. We’ll compare and contrast this episode – The Master Blackmailer – with His Last Vow, and discuss performances and overall quality. While Brett’s Holmes is more closely matched to the original stories, he went above and beyond to make the character his own. So who comes out on top?

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3.06 – Sherlock Holmes Part 1 (or, call me Shezza)

Captain Nancy is sharply turning up the collar on his greatcoat while Jerrica is shooting bullets through the wall all up in her feelings. It must be time for SHERLOCK HOLMES! In the first part of this very special 2 part episode of The Popular Parallax, we compare and contrast two interpretations of the same Arthur Conan Doyle story: The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton. We start with the 2014 BBC interpretation: His Last Vow. Time to visit the smack house with our friend Benedict!

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3.05 – My Creepy Valentine (or, love is a many squalid thing)

Captain Nancy and Jerrica are back to spoil your Valentine’s Day with stories of love gone terribly, horrifically wrong! In this episode, things take a dark twist with the discussion of 2 twisted tales of love and how the internet has fractured the world! We choo choo choose you to come listen in, but please and don’t forget our flowers and candy.

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Episode 3.04 – New Year, New Me! (or, Socially awkward narcissists and the underwritten women who love them)

Ring in the new year with Jerrica and Captain Nancy as we climb into a cinematic time machine to watch two eccentric scientists destroy themselves in search of genetic superiority! Grab your popcorn with a side of pepto as we watch lives and bodies unravel. And when it’s all over, whose naked butt do we love the best?

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Episode 3.03 – CHRISTMAS CATASTROPHES (or, if I had just one wish this Christmas)

Here comes Santa Claus, baby Jesus, Frosty, Rudolph and David Bowie to help Jerrica Lala and Captain Nancy make this the most catastrophic Christmas yet. From drunken hijinks at the Captain’s house to upcoming disaster movies and anal beads, we’re simply having a wonderful Christmas Time!

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Episode 3.02 – Trans-action (aka ‘with a twist’)

Captain Nancy and Jerrica are joined by guest Peridot to dive into Trans representation in action and suspense. Do these movies have a responsibility to represent? Educate? Or must they simply entertain?

Our lovely guest Peridot (aka McKenzie), is a writer/graphic designer/woods witch from the east coast. She loves films and recently worked for the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. You can check out her projects and selfies on Instagram @mcknzgrey.

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Episode 3.01 – Gnarly Nineties Slashtacular! (or, the G is silent)

Jerrica Lala and Captain Nancy are back, and hotter smarter here-er than ever before! Follow us back to Hallowe’en in the 90s when horror came back to life with these two iconic films. Stories of drunken debauchery and nerd trivia round out this, our SEASON THREE kick-off!

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Episode 2.11 – The Hidden Universe (or, Under the Sea)

It’s August and we are still stewing in our own juices, so where better to go than miles under the ocean to sub-zero adventures of alien ocean nests and political intrigue? Captain Nancy and Jerrica Lala rave and snorkel through the ebbs and flows of these underwater gems and discover our true priority: Alec Baldwin’s handsomeness. Aye aye!

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Episode 2.10 – Movies we’ll be Watching in Hell: THE SHEQUEL

As we swelter through the hottest Canada Day weekend on record, Jerrica and Nance return to a Popular Parallax summer tradition: Movies we’ll be Watching in Hell. These films set our expectations super high, and then kicked us in the balls and/or vag once they had our money. So now we’re doling out disdain, taking no prisoners, and demanding full table service in hades. Happy summer!

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Bonus: Season 2 EXTRAS!

After a recording tragedy, Jerrica serves up a steaming bowl of Season 2 Extras! This is a FREE bonus, and will be released both on the Patreon and Regular platforms. So sit back, relax and enjoy ranting, raving, and veering wildly off topic in this, our OBLIGATORY CLIP SHOW 2018!! Don’t forget to check out our epic no-fucks Patreon bonus episodes available for a small price monthly. Thanks for listening! xo

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Episode 2.09: The World of Miyazaki (or, all aboard the Cat Bus)

Climb aboard the Cat Bus with us as we explore the magical world of Hayao Miyazaki. From Fireflies to Totoro, Jerrica and Nance marvel at the depth and variety of these unique films.

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Episode 2.08: Black Mirror (or, dumb cars on a dystopian landscape)

A fever dream, or dystopian vision of the near future – either way, featuring the dumbest cars we have ever laid our eyes on! Nance and Jerrica dive into the BLACK MIRROR. A show heavy on the dark side of tech, and light on subtlety.

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Episode 2.07: First Contact (or, welcome to earth, here’s your slide whistle)

Jerrica and Nancy dive into a topic that is constantly revisited: First Contact. From 50’s camp to modern spectaculars, aliens have visited earth for the first time over and over again. Whether we’re receiving a fatherly pat on the head with Jodie Foster, or bearing the brunt of a total dressing-down from Michael Rennie, the message they have to impart is simple: humanity are a bunch of knuckleheads.

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Episode 2.06: Batman (or, I’m Batman)

“Jack is dead my friend. You can call me….Joker”. The Joker did it before and better than Taylor Swift. Join Nancy and Jerrica for a BATMAN Rumble. In. The. Jungle!!! The ties of friendship will be severed, tied, severed, and tied again in an eternal battle about what makes the best Batman, who makes the best Catwoman, and what’s left that’s just stupid. Jump in the Batmobile to hear us battle through the incarnations of The Dark Knight, Prince, Seal, Burton, Robin and the whole cast of ghouls tied up in the legend of the Man who would be Bat.  

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Episode 2.05: Our Favourite Sci-Fi Couples (or, I’d rather kiss a Wookie)

Jerrica and Nancy cozy up with cheap red-foiled candy and filthy jokes while discussing our favourite couples in sci-fi. Dig up your perforated cardboard Valentines and ride the roller coaster of love with these timeless Lovers in Space!

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Episode 2.04 Gone Twin Peakin’ (or, firewalk a mile in my shoes)

Diane, the date is January 2nd, and we’re entering the town of Twin Peaks. Jerrica and Nancy break down a series that could be anything and everything, a challenge to our intelligence and at times, our patience. Find out how we reacted to 2017’s The Return, and don’t ever make us look at creamed corn again.

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Episode 2.03: A Black and White Christmas (or, Bing’s our sugar daddy)

Christmas time is here! Family, food, classic Christmas movies, and Nancy’s abs are all up for analysis this month as we discuss and debate two pairs of Christmas classics in a  bout to knock the other movie out! They may be running behind, but Jerrica and Nance take no prisoners this December – unless they agree to watch our behinds while running. Enjoy and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Episode 2.02: The Magical World of Disney (or, how to differentiate anthrax and fairy dust)

Tell me Captain, now when did you last let your heart decide? Nancy follows his heart and spills the t on how his favourite Disney movies shaped (warped) his childhood, while Jerrica brings it in for the win with an uplifting diatribe on gender and race issues hidden (and not so hidden) in many Disney classics. That Celine Dion sure can sing though! Get into it and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE.

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Episode 2.01A – Bonus: WE’RE BACK! (and, we hate boats)

New topics, new conversations, and more idiocy. Meet new co-host Captain Nancy, and fall in love (??) with Jerrica Lala all over again. Topics covered include recurring dreams, Alice in Chains, Nazi-skulls and turtles.

Welcome to Season Two!

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Episode 2.01: These Sexy Vampires are Making me Gay (or, happy Hallowe’einer)

They’re here, they’re queer, they want to suck your blood! Jerrica and Nance start Season 2 off with a squelch as they review The Hunger and Interview With a Vampire. Both movies feature a dazzling array of highs and lows – resulting in our usual magic formula of fangirling, spoilers and rage!

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Episode 12.5 Bonus: TANGENT TIME!

Bunny & Jerrica have spent a year sharing their sci-fi and pop culture conversations with you, our loyal band of listeners. As a thank-you, we put together this bonus episode featuring tangents that had to be cut for time. We hope you enjoy these bonus opinion bombs on characters, franchises and actors!

Join us for a fabulous DOUBLE RELEASE on October 3 for SEASON TWO of The Popular Parallax! Our Hallowe’en Episode PLUS a bonus pilot where you can hear more than you bargained for about Jerrica’s glamorous new co-host!

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Episode 12 – Sci Fi Does the 80s!

That time when everything was coming up roses (and coloured rose): the 80s. As sci-fi reflects our current vision of the future, this vision shifts as time goes by. As with every decade, some masterpieces came out of it, and some bigfooted clunkers. We take a look at the direct result of big hair, big makeup and big shoulders: cute aliens, cute robots, cute puppets.

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Episode 11 – Movies we’ll be Watching in Hell

Let’s face it. If there is a hell, we’ll be there for all the cussin’ and judgin’. But who’s to say we can’t still be entertained? The weather’s heating up, and we’re melting down as we go IN on our “top” picks for movies we’ll be watching in hell. Forecasts show 100% chance of profanity, but at least it’s a dry heat.

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Episode 10 – Eternal Youth and Beauty (or because I’m worth it)

Maybe she’s born with it – maybe it’s dark magic!

Bunny and Jerrica delve into the wild and sometimes unsavoury world of staying young and beautiful in science fiction…and in hollywood. Movies like Death Becomes Her, Logan’s Run and The Congress all tell stories of retaining eternal youth, almost always at a terrible price. The flaming hypocrisy between the judgement of the movies and the reality of being a hollywood actor is not lost on your hosts.

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Episode 09 – SAILOR MOON SPECTACULAR (or, spillin’ the sailor t)

Power up your school uniforms for a brilliant, idiotic, girl-power fueled love-fest about five school girls from Tokyo. When they discovered their former identities as Guardians, all hell broke loose and gave the world SAILOR MOON. In this very special podcast, Bunny & Jerrica break all boundaries, shit-talking and spilling the t on their own past lives and permanent bond with this Japanese phenomenon. 

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Episode 08 – Time Travel (or using your pocket watch as a metaphor)

Take us away! We don’t mind. Bunny & Jerrica buckle up and travel through time discussing our hits and misses in the always-juicy, metaphor-dripping greatness that is the TIME TRAVEL genre! 

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Episode 07 – Heroines (our baddest bitches)

Sisters are doing it for who? THEMSELVES! Fangirl out with Bunny and Jerrica as we discuss our favourite Heroines of all time. From cheerleaders to hardened vets, these icons rocked our universe. 

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Episode 06 – Adaptations (or, when bad things happen to good material)

Join Bunny and Jerrica as we go IN on our favourite and not-so-favourite Hollywood ADAPTATIONS including Super Mario Bros, Twilight, Marvel’s Jessica Jones…and JEM. Look sharp: SPOILERS AND RAGE ABOUND!

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Episode 05 – The Apocalypse (uh, you have a gill on your neck)

Let Bunny and Jerrica help prepare you for THE APOCALYPSE as they discuss this extremely popular genre film. From Aliens to Zombies to global floods, Hollywood bestows hits and misses while it schools us in survival.

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