The Big Stomp – August 2020

Is Disney+'s Premier Access a good thing? What is Facebook doing to VR? Why are we getting positive vibes from Doom Patrol? Find out in Big Stomp!

Broadcast live on Twitch on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, The Big Stomp is the geek & pop culture discussion show covering the latest news stories and topics of discussion. Hosted by Andrew Watton-Davies aka The Raggedyman, three panellists take part in each show with a story they feel is worth stomping about. 


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What happens in this episode? 

This episode was recorded live on 27th August 2020 – broadcast live on Twitch.

The Raggedyman is joined by Claire Blackshaw, a new guest to the show who is a streamer, dreamer, code engineer and games philosopher. The multi-podcast host Hugh K. David and fellow Bunkazilla contributor Lizzie Barnes are also on hand for this episode. As always, each guest brings a pop or geek culture themed topic to dissect and discuss.

Hugh begins the discussion by looking at Disney’s plans to release their big-budget live-action adaptation of Mulan straight to Disney+ in the wake of COVID-19 and a restrictive worldwide cinema launch strategy. Is Mulan a film people would be happy to pay extra for  – on top of their current Disney+ subscription?

With Facebook starting to take the ownership reigns of Oculus, the second topic provided by Claire brings attention to the potentially worrying raft of changes Facebook have already begun to implement on current and prospective Oculus VR users.

Finally, Lizzie takes a look at positive representations of disability in the geek culture sphere with the use of Doom Patrol’s Rita Farr. Lizzie also sheds light on some the positive ways disabilities are being represented in worlds such as Dungeons & Dragons and cosplay.

Episode Timings

  • 00:00:00 – Introductions
  • 00:01:25 – Mulan goes to Disney+
  • 00:32:24 – Facebook cancelling Oculus? The horror!
  • 01:01:22 – Doom Patrol’s Rita Farr – An Inspirational Character

Enjoy the show and want to be part of the next episode? Bunkazilla broadcasts The Big Stomp LIVE on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month on Twitch – join us over at twitch.tv/BunkazillaUK and watch the discussion unfold live before your eyes.

We’d love to hear your comments and feedback about the topics raised in the show so get in touch by emailing us with contact@bunkazilla.co.uk.

About Iain Boulton 102 Articles
Station and Website Manager of Bunkazilla UK. Interests: Movies, Anime, WWE, Video Games

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