Ep. 044 – Toxic Star Wars Fandom/Best TV and Movie Picks

After appearing in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi in a major role as rebel technician Rose Tico, Kelly Marie Tran has supposedly removed all of her posts on Instagram due to intense harassment and racist comments on her feed. But is this really the case? And is it the best course of action in the face of Internet trolls and a-holes? We talk it out in this episode, and for a positive spin Chad also points out some quality movies and TV shows he’s been watching.

Show Notes:
 – Don’t accentuate the negative and eliminate the positive.
04:49 – The Deadpool hypothesis.
07:32 – The power of the dark side.
08:51 – The problem of anonymity.
13:05 – Case in point: How Nerdstalking handles criticism in its feeds.
16:51 – Was trolling the REAL reason for Tran to drop off Instagram?
21:09 – The price of stardom.
22:52 – The democracy of numbers.
25:18 – Chad’s entertainment choices starts.
25:28 – Remake of The Magnificent Seven.
25:55 – The
27:36 – You can’t watch TV shows with your Mother these days.
29:07 Curb Your Enthusiasm.
31:04 – Orphan Black.
40:18 John Wick 2: Electric Boogaloo.
43:07 – The movie of the Planet of the Apes.

Thanks for listening!

Nerdstalking’s review of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi:

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi trailer:

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