Audio Articles – Longreads from The Companion

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The Companion's Audio Articles are recorded and produced versions of some of our deep dives, untold stories and interviews that we don't think you'll find anywhere else. read less
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Star Trek Uniforms From Fashion Disasters to Gender Equality
Nov 23 2022
Star Trek Uniforms From Fashion Disasters to Gender Equality
Join Stargate's Chief Master Sergeant Walter Harriman to learn the ins and outs of the hotseat of the control room in this immersive roleplay and cosplay experience!Tickets and info are available now at www.thecompanion.app/events. Sign up as a member (paid or free) for a discount code!Whether miniskirts and calf-high boots or spandex and shoulder pads, Star Trek uniforms have always kept one eye on today’s fashion as well as tomorrow’s. Featuring special guest Harriet Hall, fashion expert, Lifestyle Editor at The Independent newspaper, and feminist author of She: A Celebration of Renegade Women.Read by Rebecca Davis and written by Kayleigh Dray. Theme song by Lofi Geek. Nichelle Nichols’ BBC interview: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006m9j6 The ‘Hopepunk’ case for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: https://www.thecompanion.app/2022/04/07/star-trek-deep-space-nine-is-the-definition-of-hope-punk-and-we/ Costume Designer Robert Blackman’s interview on StarTrek.com: https://intl.startrek.com/article/meet-emmy-award-winning-costume-designer-robert-blackman-part-3 Costume Designer Gersha Phillips’s interview on Shondaland: https://www.shondaland.com/inspire/a26732991/star-trek-discovery-costume-designer-gersha-phillips/ ….ComicBook.com: https://comicbook.com/startrek/news/star-trek-discovery-gersha-phillips-interview/ …and We Got This Covered: https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/new-interview-reveals-where-star-trek-discovery-drew-its-uniform-inspiration-from/ Costume Designer Christine Bieselin Clark’s panel interview on Gold Derby: https://www.goldderby.com/article/2020/christine-bieselin-clark-star-trek-picard-costume-design-experts-panel-video-interview/ The original article on The Companion: https://www.thecompanion.app/2022/06/08/star-trek-starfleet-uniforms/ The Companion's Audio Articles is a new series and we'd love to know if you like the new show. If you do, please share it with your friends on social media, WhatsApp, or any other text groups. You can Tweet us @thecompanionapp or send a message on Discord: https://discord.com/invite/BcFBwtY3Ju Thank you to our production team which include Nick Hayward, Lawrence Kao, Tommy Terry-Green, James Hoare, George Mole, Ben Herbert, Hattie Smith, and Chris Smith.
Last Action Heroes: How 1990s Blockbusters Swapped Thugs for Thinkers
Nov 23 2022
Last Action Heroes: How 1990s Blockbusters Swapped Thugs for Thinkers
Join Stargate's Chief Master Sergeant Walter Harriman to learn the ins and outs of the hotseat of the control room in this immersive roleplay and cosplay experience!Tickets and info are available now at www.thecompanion.app/events. Sign up as a member (paid or free) for a discount code!Science fiction stories have always mirrored their own eras. They’re a time capsule as much as they are a vision of the future, and few decades offer as rapid a change on screen as the sci-fi films of the 1990s.Caution: This article contains plot points from Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Universal Soldier, Alien 3, Demolition Man, Johnny Mnemonic, Independence Day, Men in Black, The Fifth Element, Starship Troopers, Alien Resurrection, Armageddon, Deep Impact, The Wild Wild West, and – phew – The Matrix, and in some cases reveals the ending. Read by Rebecca Davis and written by Katherine McLaughlin. Theme song by Lofi Geek. David Fincher’s Imagi-Movies interview: https://mossfilm.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/alien-3-fincher-talks/ Paul Verhoeven’s Interview Magazine interview:https://www.jigsawlounge.co.uk/film/reviews/paul-verhoeven-interview/ Lily Wachoski’s Netflix Film Club interview: ​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adXm2sDzGkQ&feature=emb_title The original article on The Companion: https://www.thecompanion.app/2020/09/18/changing-faces-of-90s-sci-fi-icons/ The Companion's Audio Articles is a new series and we'd love to know if you like the new show. If you do, please share it with your friends on social media, WhatsApp, or any other text groups. You can Tweet us @thecompanionapp or send a message on Discord: https://discord.com/invite/BcFBwtY3Ju Thank you to our production team which include Nick Hayward, Lawrence Kao, Tommy Terry-Green, James Hoare, George Mole, Ben Herbert, Hattie Smith, and Chris Smith.
The Matrix: Transgender Allegory, Applicability, and Me
Nov 23 2022
The Matrix: Transgender Allegory, Applicability, and Me
Join Stargate's Chief Master Sergeant Walter Harriman to learn the ins and outs of the hotseat of the control room in this immersive roleplay and cosplay experience!Tickets and info are available now at www.thecompanion.app/events. Sign up as a member (paid or free) for a discount code!Neo’s desperate attempts to defy a system that insists on deadnaming him and pushing him back in line, always read as a powerful transgender allegory. Read by Rebecca Davis and written by Ell Twine. Theme song by Lofi Geek. Lilly Wachowski’s article in the Windy City Times: https://www.windycitytimes.com/lgbt/Second-Wachowski-filmmaker-sibling-comes-out-as-trans-/54509.html Fluid Realities/Fluid Identities: Gender in the Matrix by Hannah Kuhlmann: http://girl_type.tripod.com/papers/matrix.html Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender by Riki Wilchins: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Read-My-Lips-Sexual-Subversion/dp/1936833646 Lana Wachowski receives the HRC Visibility Award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crHHycz7T_c Lilly Wachowski’s GLAAD Award speech: https://i-d.vice.com/en/article/43vmvp/lilly-wachowski-encourages-viewers-to-reconsider-the-matrix-through-the-lens-of-transness The original article on The Companion: https://www.thecompanion.app/2021/11/26/the-matrix-transgender-allegory-and-applicability/ The Companion's Audio Articles is a new series and we'd love to know if you like the new show. If you do, please share it with your friends on social media, WhatsApp, or any other text groups. You can Tweet us @thecompanionapp or send a message on Discord: https://discord.com/invite/BcFBwtY3Ju Thank you to our production team which include Nick Hayward, Lawrence Kao, Tommy Terry-Green, James Hoare, George Mole, Ben Herbert, Hattie Smith, and Chris Smith.
Stargate’s Sam and Jacob Carter – A Father's Battle, A Daughter's War
Nov 23 2022
Stargate’s Sam and Jacob Carter – A Father's Battle, A Daughter's War
Join Stargate's Chief Master Sergeant Walter Harriman to learn the ins and outs of the hotseat of the control room in this immersive roleplay and cosplay experience!Tickets and info are available now at www.thecompanion.app/events. Sign up as a member (paid or free) for a discount code!Starting with Stargate SG-1 episode ‘Secrets’, the saga of Samantha Carter and her frosty relationship with her father, Jacob, was one of the most powerful in the series. Read by Lawrence Kao and written by James Hoare. Theme song by Lofi Geek. The Impact of Service Life on the Military Child by the Naval Children’s Charity: https://www.navalchildrenscharity.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/The-Impact-of-Service-Life-on-the-Military-Child-The-Overlooked-Casualties-of-Conflict-Update-and-Review-Report-Interactive-Singles-1.pdf Tensions in the Parent and Adult Child Relationship: Links to Solidarity and Ambivalence by Kira S. Birditt: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2690709/ The original article on The Companion: https://www.thecompanion.app/2020/12/03/sam-carter-a-fathers-battle-a-daughters-war/ The Companion's Audio Articles is a new series and we'd love to know if you like the new show. If you do, please share it with your friends on social media, WhatsApp, or any other text groups. You can Tweet us @thecompanionapp or send a message on Discord: https://discord.com/invite/BcFBwtY3Ju Thank you to our production team which include Nick Hayward, Rebecca Davis, Tommy Terry-Green,, George Mole, Ben Herbert, Hattie Smith, and Chris Smith.