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TOPLESS ROBOT LIVE! “Sexism or Slander?” Feat. Ariel Schudson and Scott Mendelson

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On the latest podcast, we discuss:

Scott’s history as a writer and box-office analyst, and how Ariel came to be a film archivist and scholar.

-How movie marketing today differs – or not – from the deceptive sales tactics of the ’30s.

-What we all think of Chappie.

-That controversial article from last week about nerd culture taking a long hard look at itself (if that made you mad, and agreeing to disagree ain’t your thing, beware!)

-How a second Ghostbusters reboot announcement does or doesn’t already undermine the first.

-How likely you are to ever watch a film print of unaltered Star Wars again.

-All this and your questions too! If you do iTunes, please be sure to subscribe and leave a good rating if you like it. If not, you can listen below.

About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist