Anomaly: Sci-Fi / Fantasy Geek Chats
Fun, conversational episodes since 2007 on Sci-fi / Fantasy and geek culture. We cover: fan conventions, sci fi fantasy TV, book, movies and more. In addition to the 50 episodes available here, you'll find many, many more at

In this episode, Jen and Angela chat about Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and other villain redemption stories. "Spoiler Alert Dumb@$$"! -Angela. If you haven't seen this movie, then you deserve to be spoiled. ;) Just kidding. We hope you enjoy the episode. If you have any comments, please email us at or call 432-363-4742 and leave us a message. Follow us on Twitter @AnomalyPodcast, like our Facebook Page but join our Facebook Group. Thanks for listening!

Direct download: ROTJ_Episode.mp3
Category:Star Wars Episodes -- posted at: 11:54pm CDT

In this episode of Anomaly Supplemental, KC and Sue do their best to cover a somewhat loaded topic. What's a "Mary Sue"? What's a "Strong Female Character"? Can the same character be both, or are they mutually exclusive? We talk about where the concept of "Mary Sue" in fan fiction, what is has morphed into, and some characters that are generally considered to be Mary Sues. But we also talk about what we feel makes a good, strong, well-developed character, and what "strong" really means in that sense. And of course, some of our favorite personal examples.  The episode carries an "explicit" tag for a little bit of profanity in some quotes.  Please see our show notes at for links to articles and other podcast episodes that we mention throughout.

Direct download: MSandSFC.mp3
Category:Commentary -- posted at: 10:45pm CDT