Episode 8 – Big Hero 6

The team stands before the cut door

Steve Akers joins the show again to talk about the Disney movie Big Hero 6.

Some of the things we talk about: comparisons to other movies like The Iron Giant and How to Train Your Dragon, the portrayal of depression and loneliness, the diversity checkbox, the meta-comments of Fred, the question of a robot being offended, the privacy issues that would come up with technology like Baymax, what might be explored in a sequel, the technology in this movie that might as well be “magic,” how unbelievably dangerous Wasabi’s plasma blades are, Callaghan’s convoluted plan, and our biggest pet peeves.

About Steve:

Christian. Husband and father. VP of Engineering at Appriss. Amateur TV philosopher. Lover of movies.

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Episode 1 – The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant Flies past Hogarth's mom

Steve Akers and Matt Robison talk about the 1999 movie, The Iron Giant.


Some of the topics covered are the Superman motif and the archetypal makeup of the Justice League, Brad Bird’s understanding of boyhood, comparisons to ET and other films, self-important bureaucrats and their place as villains, favorite individual scenes, and one of the main questions of the movie: what if a gun had a soul?

This scene was referenced, in regard to the giant making a pose like Superman after hearing a cry for help. He’s about ready to pull back the metal on his chest and reveal the “S” underneath.

The Giant hears a call for help

About Steve:

Christian. Husband and father. VP of Engineering at Appriss. Amateur TV philosopher. Lover of movies.