IMAGINARY WORLDS IS A BI-WEEKLY PODCAST HOSTED BY ERIC MOLINSKY ABOUT SCI-FI AND OTHER FANTASY GENRES -- HOW WE CREATE THEM AND WHY WE SUSPEND OUR DISBELIEF.
The Crow by DJ Food
Qualm by Melodium
Every sci-fi fantasy world comes with a canon of rules and back stories. The fans are fiercely protective of their favorite canons, but the canons are often patchworks created by people with conflicting ideas. Does a dense canon make better storytelling? Or does it alienate casual fans? I talk with Derek McCaw, who runs the website Fanboy Planet. And Rabbi Ben Newman explains why The Torah and Star Trek have a lot in common.
Episode 3: The Canon