It’s Good, Except It Sucks is a movie by movie – and television series by television series – hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.
This time it’s Captain Marvel from 2019, and joining Tim to talk about Carol Danvers ‘borrowing’ a bit of Terminator 2 – Judgment Day to the sound of Elastica ‘borrowing’ a bit of Wire is writer Una McCormack. What will they find to say about the nineties view of the thirties view of the future today, whether it’s actually possible to digitally de-age Clark Gregg and the narrative effect of cats coughing up hairballs on genre fiction, and what does any of this have to do with Vila from Blake’s 7? Get listening and find out!
You can follow Una on Twitter at @unamccormack.
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Una has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar, talking about Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay, Screw-Top Virgin Marys, Desert Wellies, Elizabeth Enright’s Melendy Family novels, Jackanory series Tales From The Edge Of The World and short-lived toy craze Trick Sticks; you can find it here.
Ben Baker joined me for a chat about Captain Marvel’s return in Avengers: Endgame here.
Some Unspoken Thing is a huge feature on the sheer brilliance of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2; you can find it here.
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