Episode 8 sees Richard and Ryan gushing about space-themed folk songs, Ryan tries to redeem himself from not liking "Universe," and Richard has a word or two about objectivists.
Richard's Rating 10
Ryan's Rating 10
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Richard and Ryan slog through the OTR science fiction anthology X-1's killer doll from outer space story where they discuss odd voice acting choices, the worst plan yet, and the cruelest death so far. Other topics include a question Ryan has about Leave it to Beaver, hating the episode so much that they get a character's age wrong, cynical 18-year-olds, and Richard comes up with perhaps the most disturbing analogy.
Richard's Rating 2.5
Ryan's Rating 2
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Richard pitches a CW show that stretches out a half hour short story for several seasons in a time before we knew The Whispers already did that with a different X-1 episode. Richard and Ryan celebrate a pragmatic protagonist in the face of the spectacular and discuss the ins and outs of moon colonies with all deference to Dan Harmon.
Richard's Rating 6.5
Ryan's Rating 6.5
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Ted returns as Richard and Ryan encounter the chillest apocolypse survivor ever, wrestle what to do with a hero snake, decide how many survivors are needed to register an elusive victory for humans, and get squirmy about modern sexual politics in old timey stories.
Ted: Three firm, throbbing antennae. Still not sure what it means, but slightly weirded out.
The fourth episode of the X-1 podcast covers Universe, including a not so shocking confession by Ryan, Richard says a bunch of things about Heinlein, decides The Green Hills of Earth was written by Clarke (it was Heinlein), and Richard asks if you're a "Foundation" or a "Dune".
Also, we introduce a 'contest' which is really just a call for you to amuse us. But we'll make sure we pass the amusement along.
I don't remember the ratings, but they were similar even though one sounded critical and the other praise. I really should write these down...
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