039 — Shadow Moon (w/ Tricia Ellis)

What happens when Star Wars creator/destroyer George Lucas hires X-Men writer Chris Claremont to make a trilogy in the style of Lord of the Rings? An incomprehensible, sodden mess, as it turns out. A gritty reimagineering of slash sequel to a schlocky, shticky, slapsticky non-hit children’s movie called Willow, Shadow Moon nearly brings J., Collision, and special guest Tricia Ellis to their knees in this rollicking, pain-filled episode. Grab your favorite Renaissance Faire outfit, crank the ocarina to eleven, and join us, won’t you?

NOTE: Our guest this week had some unfortunate audio issues with her recording and we had to get a bit creative with editing. Please forgive the occasional crackle and the lack of dramatic reading. Thanks!


  • Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
  • Mankind: Have a Nice Day, Mick Foley
  • A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin


  • “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith
  • “Holy Diver” by Dio
  • “Weed Brownies” by Wiz Khalifa
  • “Far, Far Away” by Ultimate Fakebook