As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.
In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Barbra Dillon and special guests Magdalene Visaggio (writer – Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim, The Ojja-Wojja), Maya Deane (writer – Wrath Goddess Sing), and Tilly Bridges (writer – Begin Transmission, Monster High, Star Trek Adventures RPG, Executive Producer of Pendant Productions) participate in a thorough discussion regarding The Matrix Reloaded (2003) in light of the film’s 20th anniversary, with topics including the film’s strengths and weaknesses, if the return of Agent Smith as a villain worked, how the sequel continues the Trans allegory established in the original film, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Matrix Reloaded abound in this panel discussion!)
Cast members: Magdalene Visaggio (writer – Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim, The Ojja-Wojja), Maya Deane (writer – Wrath Goddess Sing), Tilly Bridges (writer – Begin Transmission, Monster High, Star Trek Adventures RPG, Executive Producer of Pendant Productions), and Barbra Dillon (co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fanbase Press)
This month’s sponsor: In the book, Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix, award-winning podcast producer, screenwriter, and Trans woman Tilly Bridges takes readers through the trans allegories of the Matrix franchise with deep dives into The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Matrix Resurrections, tracking one person’s transition journey – from Thomas Anderson, to Neo… to Trinity. Listeners can pre-order their copy and follow Tilly Bridges on social media (Twitter: @TillyBridges / Instagram: @heckyeahtillybridges).