Join Mikey and guests Isa, Sprite and Heather, as they discuss a wide range of aspects involving gender and the representation in both the Transformer, and wider, comic communities.
Insightfull, hilarious, revealing and often razor-sharp, this is not only one of the most, hopefully, enjoyable discussions we have published on the Underbase, but covers several topics in a frank and level-headed fashion that is sometimes missing across certain elements of our fandom.
As a sidenote, there are more killer quotes in this show than you can shake a stick at, but also a few audio issues we have hopefully minimised. Contains strong language.
03:50 Growing up with transformers
18:50 Great/favourite female characters, pre-IDW
29:50 What were the main issues with representation in the TF universe, pre-IDW
43:30 The shame of the Starscream fan club
47:00 The current positive swings in comic media representation and the power of social media
1:00:04 IDW comics, starting with Arcee
1:16:00 - Getaway, and his links to Mikey's nightmare club incident
1:19:30 - The current IDW attitude, the increasingly vocal fan support.
1:34:00 - The importance of fan-fiction and the creative exploits of the Transformer fanbase, including adult fiction.
1:40:30 Victorion and discussion on where the current plot will lead.
1:45:00 What non-IDW TF character would you like to be included in future IDW cannon.
Direct download: Underbase_Podcast_Gender_discussion.mp3
-- posted at: 12:59pm EST