Earth Day is April 22 this year, and Commander Rick pays tribute to this by looking at how the planet is doing in comic books and speculative fiction, interviewing various people from the comic book world and writing.
This week, Commander Rick talks with his guests about the role of villains in comic books and science fiction, discussing the topic with various comic book writers, as well as Canadian and American authors.
Commander Rick attempts to talk about Robots, but NanCy, his cybernetic computer, would rather talk about Artificial Intelligence, and changes the topic. He interviews various authors, as well as Frank Miller, the screenwriter for Robocop 2.
Commander Rick discusses how sex and AIDS are treated in science fiction and comic books, interviewing various authors and comic book creators, including Tanya Huff, Gregory Benford, and Todd McFarlane.
Marketing and Merchandising in the comic and science ficiton/fantasy worlds is the topic this week, and Commander Rick discusses this with various authors, comic book creators, animators, and people from both the TV- and movie-worlds.
The importance of myths and archetypes is the topic for this week's discussion. Commander Rick talks to various authors, comic book writers and creators, and a horror expert, and shows a few movie clips.
What role does violence play in science ficiton and comic books? This is the question that Commander Rick looks at this week, interviewing various authors and comic book creators to see if they can answer the question.
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