Synopsis: Today on the podcast, Netflix’s Iron Fist, the controversy surrounding its protagonist, and its lukewarm reviews. Also: the landscape of high-quality production and story telling is moving to TV, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast; did they improve on the problematic original story? And the confusing world of X-Men and Star Trek movie timelines.
Present: Michael Norton, Alex Knight
- Critics were wrong: Iron Fist is great, say fans
- Meet Lewis Tan, the Asian-American Actor Who Could Have Been Iron Fist
- Marvel’s Iron Fist can’t take a beating quite as well as its superhero, and may have fared far better with The CW
- Critics are throwing daggers at Netflix’s ‘hammy’ and ‘uninspired’ new show ‘Iron Fist’
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Download: Episode 78: Iron Fist Controversy