Part bildungsroman, part bizarro Marvel movie, and part Twilight Zone episode, this Ax-centric installment is still squarely an Animorphs foray into the gray area. We take on the heavy #38 dealing with antiheroes, cultural identity, and disillusionment.
[TRT 44:03. We do not own any part of "Losing My Religion" by REM.]
This one-off goes deeper and deeper with its truly bizarre premise, and leaves us wondering: what makes this an Animorphs book, then? Tune in as we discuss our kids getting immersed in a classic sci-fi narrative and decide if it holds any - well, water.
[TRT 25:08. We don't own The 5th Dimension's Aquarius (Let the Sunshine In).]
Step right up to the hazy line between Yeerk and host, good and evil, and of course, right and wrong! We talk about the rise and fall of Visser One, gender politics, effective villains, and the relevance of this chronicle today.
[TRT 47:56 We do not own Bohemian Rhapsody.]
As an apology for our long hiatus, we're coming at you with our thoughts on Rogue One! Spoilers: we loved it. Hear us rhapsodize about the story of many vs. one, the ingloriousness of rebellion, and our one true love, Princess Leia of Alderaan.
Please note: we recorded this two weeks ago. RIP, Carrie Fisher. You leave behind so much, and yet there's still so much we miss.
[TRT 46:18. We do not own Leia's Theme by John Williams.]
Who let the poo-bear out? Marco did, because he's having emotional issues and it's affecting his morphing. Join us to talk about Marco's coping skills, the 90s-tastic nature of this book, and how to take down a celebrity.
[TRT 31:33. We do not own the classic hit "Who Let the Dogs Out?" by the Baha Men, but we actually encourage you to listen to the whole thing because it's WILD.]
We have the distinct joy of podcasting TOGETHER for this book! The downside: we realized we sound virtually identical when we're in the same room. So, please enjoy listening to us talk about Cassie's awesome morphing powers, alien ethics and history, and the confluence of everything we've ever learned about the rise of the Yeerks - if you can tell who's who.
[TRT 36:04. We do not own Genie in a Bottle, of course, but we remember it with fond nostalgia and cackled with glee as we placed it in the podcast.]
New year, new returns to sadness! The Illusion finds us chatting about Tobias's connection to his ancestry, the concept of his and Rachel's dualities, and the (successful?) inclusion of Taylor as a Rachel-foil and villain.
[TRT 33:21. We do not own "Somewhere Out There," or the tears you might spill listening to it.]
Unable to fit it in an already-overstuffed discussion about #32, we bring you the extended conversation. Topics include the Warrior Girl archetype, antiheroines and subversions, women leads and ensembles, and the changing dialogue surrounding lady characters as we march forward and outward in media.
Join us, at the tipping point. We discuss the horror beneath the hijinks: what Rachel's duality and separation means for herself, the Animorphs, the series, and female characters in YA fiction as a whole. Oh yeah. It's a doozy.
[TRT 35:56. We do not own Nicki Minaj's "Dear Old Nicki." In fact, it probably owns us.]