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Dissecting This Fiction

146 EpisodesProduced by Steven & JessicaWebsite

Dissecting This Fiction cuts through a variety of pop culture content including movies, television, and gaming. If you spend an unhealthy amount of time analyzing the content you watch, then you too might be D T F, so come join us as we make as much sense out of it all as we can!


We Like X Butts and we cannot Lie - A Plague Tale Innocence, 1917, The Crown, Spartacus,

Welcome to Dissecting This Fiction! It's episode 17, so come join along as my Co-host (Jessica) and I (Steven) go over the latest in movies, tv shows, and games.

What's On The Exam Table?

In gaming, there is more rumblings about a possible Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic game. Could it be a remake, sequel, something in between? Only the force truly knows. Ninja Theory has made it their goal to help relieve society of the struggles with mental health by starting an initiative called The Insight Project and another game labeled Project Mara. Half life gets another life on steam leading up to the release of Half Life: Alyx. Move over Sony, Microsoft's Xbox Series X developer prototype might have been leaked on the interweb. Ubisoft is making changes for the future and starts with bringing a creative lead back from the past... for Splinter Cell? We share our early impressions of A Plague Tale Innocence, available on Xbox Game Pass and a Games with Gold title on Xbox Live called Styx: Shards of Darkness. Before you ask, no, it isn't based on the band or feature any of their music.

In television, Netflix finally shares a release date for Altered Carbon Season 2. The Witcher adds an animated show to the universe of Geralt's life and shares one of it's writers with Disney Plus' Moon Knight series. Marvel steps back and cancels the Howard the Duck and Tigra shows originally announced for Hulu. Kenobi gets a delay for undisclosed reasons, but is assured to be in the works still. Looks like Disney has the high ground. In the meantime, Steven shares his thoughts on Assembling A Universe and Celebrating 75 Years Marvel, documentaries on Disney Plus. Also, his final time with Spartacus and a stand-up comedy special on Amazon Prime by Rob Delaney called Jackie. Jessica finally finished The Crown. Who knew the Royal Family could have so much drama? I guess they were the Kardashians of their time. 

In Trailers, we check out Vivarium, Spenser Confidential, Escape from Pretoria, and The Rhythm Section. The real question is were they Trailer Trash or Treasure?

In movies, Sonic the Hedgehog gets some surprising box office Projections. Bill Murray slides down the pole one last time in Ghostbusters Afterlife. He-man gets shelved with no cast or script. Probably a good idea since it was scheduled to release in 2 months...but what do we know? Uncharted gets delayed to 2021 with a detour. Anaconda slithers back for a reboot of the franchise. I guess this Anaconda does want some after all. Disney plans to force feed us all live-action remakes of their classic Disney movies and next up is Bambi. Sir Patrick Stewart puts the breaks on Professor X's wheelchair in the MCU and rumors swirl that the characters American Chavez and Voodoo might appear in Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness. Hugo Weaving answers the age old question of why he wasn't in the last chapters of the Avengers movies. Captain Marvel 2 finally gets an official announcement, but will have some change ups with the creative team. Oh and someone somewhere is pissed at Brie Larson...again. NOT AGAIN! Finally, we end the episode by going back in time with our review of 1917.

Come join us while we Dissect This Fiction! We are DTF...are you?

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