There Will Be Geek

Cav, Chani and Mike wittering about geek stuff.

Disenchantment Review

About halfway through the first episode of Disenchantment, wanderlust-stricken elf Elfo sees his destination, the human city of Dreamland, on the horizon. “Wow!”, he exclaims, “It’s so small! Oh wait, I’m far away!” End scene. In many ways, this joke is emblematic of the show’s debut ten-episode run, recently debuted on Netflix. Disenchantment certainly has the weight of expectation on its […]

Gandalf the Green and Gold: The Wizards of Aus as Immigrant Story

The Wizards of Aus may, at first glance, seem like an unlikely candidate for the SBS stable. A broad-humoured parody of fantasy pop culture, stuffed with impressive (and commercially appealing) special effects and created by a YouTube wunderkind (writer/director Michael Shanks), it sounds like the kind of thing that would be deemed far too mainstream for Australia’s most ‘alternative’ free-to-air […]

No Spandex Required: Cleverman, Indigenous Stories and the New Superhero

Note: This is an archival article, and was originally published in Metro just after the release of Cleverman Season 1. It does not reference any later events in the show. ‘With great power, there must also come… great responsibility.’ This simple sentiment – made famous in its original form in a Spider-Man comic published in 1962, then in Sam Raimi’s […]