The term “Mary Sue” gets thrown around a lot when talking about women characters in fiction, but is anyone actually using it right? Where does the term come from? Is it even possible for a character like Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road to be a Mary Sue in the first place?
“The Off Week” is a series of videos produced by Nerd & Tie in the weeks where we aren’t producing a full length podcast. The goal is to raise questions and make you think about things that you’ve maybe taken for granted.
It’s the end of the year, which means it’s time for our third annual year in review episode! We discuss the best and worst 2015 had to offer when it comes to movies, new television shows, Anime, video games, comics and (of course) conventions! Find out what Nick, Trae and Pher really liked and what they really, really hated…
It’s super fun.
Also, someone finally guessed the damned book Trae’s been reading for so many months — and they went to too much trouble to do so. But we kind of love them for it, so it’s really okay.
I’ve been fairly skeptical about the new Mad Max film starring Tom Hardy. I mean, it’s not that the originals are some untouchable set of classics or something, but were they really something that was screaming to be remade? We all remember Beyond Thunderdome. I mean, Master Blaster, right?
But lo and behold, the new Mad Max film has a fairly entertaining trailer. And while I know that Trailers are often waaaay better than the films they advertise, I might actually give this 2015 film starring Tom Hardy a shot.