On this week’s podcast, the Now Conspiring team goes through the main headlines of the week with some movie news, and our main segment covers the clickbait nature of fan theories, and how we can grapple with the fact that a lot of people hate them.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: How do you know when a fan theory is good (or not so good)? In other words, what’s your “test” for evaluating a worthwhile fan theory?
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00:00:00 – Show Overview
00:00:44 – Movie News: We cover some of the biggest headlines of the week, including Dreamworks’ big buyout, Daisy Ridley’s film future, and more.
00:53:32 – Main Segment: Not all fan theories are conspired equally. Is it just another clickbait fad, or is there something more to the practice fan theorizing?
01:21:13 – Feedback: We read and answer your comments from last week’s episode.
01:36:41 – Coming soon: We briefly mention next week’s new movie releases.