The Incomparable Mothership #400 April 1, 2018
Four drafts


It’s our 400th episode. What better way to celebrate than with a draft featuring some of our most prolific panelists? We pick topics both impractical and practical, and works both unrealized and culturally vital. (Don’t ask questions.)

Listen to this episode (1 hour, 18 minutes)

Show Notes

Round 1: Do Jason’s work for him

  • Dan: “Gargoyles”
  • Glenn: Re-evaluations
  • Lisa: The Bigend/Blue Ant trilogy by William Gibson
  • John: “Willow”
  • Steve: Monty Python sketch draft
  • Monty: Old timey comic strips
  • David: World draft
  • Erika: Old Movie Club featuring “Midnight”

Round 2: A topic we’ll never do

  • Dan: “Supernatural”
  • John: “Destiny”
  • David: Decent Star Trek novels
  • Steve: “Silent Hill 2”
  • Monty: PG Wodehouse, but not Jeeves & Wooster
  • Erika: “The Ribos Operation”
  • Glenn: Magic spell draft
  • Lisa: 1980s feminist sci-fi dystopias

Round 3: A work you wish existed

  • David: “Kavalier & Klay” TV show
  • Monty: “Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League”
  • Lisa: “Sandman” HBO series
  • Dan: “Star Wars” Thrawn trilogy
  • Steve: Satisfying ending to “Lost”
  • Glenn: “Ringworld” by JRR Tolkien involving C.S. Lewis
  • Erika: Sequel to “Labyrinth”
  • John: Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Hobbit”
  • Jason: Firefly Season 5

Round 4: Culture to be sent to a new human colony

  • David: “The Essential Ellison”
  • Monty: Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion
  • Lisa: Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
  • Dan: Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Steve: “Sid Meier’s Civilization”
  • Glenn: “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
  • Erika: The Doctor’s speech about kindness in “The Doctor Falls”
  • John: “Journey”
  • Jason: The Incomparable Episodes 1-400