Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 150: The Twilight Zone - When Fandoms are Attacked in Speculative Fiction

January 4, 2019

Episode 150: The Twilight Zone - When Fandoms are Attacked in Speculative Fiction

 

It's a strange fact but liking something so much that you form a fandom is generally treated with derision. This is never more true that when the subject of said fandom hits a level of success that the 'default audience' considers inappropriate to the subject matter. So exactly who is this generally understood 'default audience' supposed to represent? And why is there a negative knee jerk response to other audiences forming fandoms? The Dragons did consider starting the year with a nice, safe topic for about 45 seconds and then said 'nah' and dove straight in the deep end with something meaty and contentious instead. Join Jules and Madeleine as they grapple with this strange phenomenon and the rage it naturally inspires.

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic