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Strong Female Characters

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From rebellion leaders to scream queens and everything in-between, women have shaped sci-fi and fantasy since its inception. Each week Fangrrls founder & managing editor Cher Martinetti, contributing editor and author Preeti Chhibber, and associate editor Courtney Enlow celebrate the countless badass women in geek culture through funny, witty, and unfiltered deep dives into the nerdverse.

From rebellion leaders to scream queens and everything in-between, women have shaped sci-fi and fantasy since its inception. Each week Fangrrls founder & managing editor Cher Martinetti, contributing editor and author Preeti Chhibber, and associate editor Courtney Enlow celebrate the countless badass women in geek culture through funny, witty, and unfiltered deep dives into the nerdverse.

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United States

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SYFY

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From rebellion leaders to scream queens and everything in-between, women have shaped sci-fi and fantasy since its inception. Each week Fangrrls founder & managing editor Cher Martinetti, contributing editor and author Preeti Chhibber, and associate editor Courtney Enlow celebrate the countless badass women in geek culture through funny, witty, and unfiltered deep dives into the nerdverse.

Language:

English


Episodes

SYFY FANGRRLS Presents: Forgotten Women of Genre Season 2

2/27/2020
We are proud to present the second year of SYFY FANGRRL’s Forgotten Women of Genre, a limited-series podcast during Women's History Month where we tell the stories of the women who helped some of the most famous fantasy worlds become a reality.

Duration:00:13:38

The One With Birds of Prey

2/12/2020
It’s a Birds of Prey celebration on this week’s Strong Female Characters! After breaking down all of the Oscars news, Cher and Preeti discuss their Birds of Prey thoughts. Plus, they prepare for Valentines Day with a look at some of comics’ most iconic relationships.

Duration:00:59:20

The One With Scream

2/5/2020
On this week’s Strong Female Characters, the gang’s all back together to discuss inclusion in film, sweaty drunk robots, and Joaquin Phoenix’s BAFTA speech. Plus, it’s been 20 years since Scream became a trilogy which is the most perfect time to look back on the films and play a cut-throat game of Frak, Marry, Kill.

Duration:00:49:26

The One with Hansel and Gretel

1/29/2020
This week, Cher and Courtney celebrate the historic Doctor Who episode and discuss just how freaky it is that scientists recreated the voice of a mummy. Then, it’s time for a Hansel and Gretel-themed Tropebusters and a game of Reboot, Remake, Ruin featuring the fairytale-inspired TV shows you forgot about. Plus, #JusticeForNancyDrew!

Duration:00:40:20

The One With Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

1/22/2020
This week, Preeti and Courtney get excited about Peacock and catch up on Taika Waititi's Rumours. Then, they celebrate all things Geena Davis with a Beetlejuice discussion and spotlighting her work on gender and media. Plus, fellow FANGRRL Carly Lane drops by to recommend a few books.

Duration:00:41:30

The One Where We Go Into the Buffyverse

1/15/2020
This week, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney discuss what the latest Black Widow trailer means for the future of the MCU, those Oscar snubs, and speculate on Mark Hamill’s “What We Do in the Shadows” role. Then, it’s time for a Buffy celebration with a defense of the Buffy movie. Plus, Courtney and fellow FANGRRL Carly Lane play a rousing game of Battleships. Follow @syfyfangrrlspod on Twitter and Instagram. Find all things FANGRRLS at SYFY.com.

Duration:00:57:26

The One with Fangrrltopia

1/8/2020
On the first episode of a brand new year, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney catch up on important news items like Dame Judi Dench’s human hands in CATS before creating their very own FANGRRLtopia full of what their ideal 2020 would look like. Plus, they She-imagine what film remakes could look like with all female casts. References from the Episode - Kumail Nanjiani’s muscles - "Om Shanti Om" music video (Bollywood song Preeti mentioned) - “Padmé Amidala, Queen of Empty Space” by Genevieve...

Duration:00:41:32

The One with Star Wars

12/18/2019
It's time for a Star Wars! This week, Preeti and Courtney chat everything Star Wars. From The Rise of Skywalker predictions to favorite moments of the Skywalker Saga, they cover it all. Plus, Cher talked with the ladies of The Witcher about fan expectations and online reactions.

Duration:00:57:20

The One with Disney Sequels

12/11/2019
This week, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney talk about all of those kick-ass trailers that dropped before reminiscing about all of those Disney sequels you forgot existed. Plus, they have some unusual gift recommendations for the holidays.

Duration:00:35:22

The One with Knives Out

12/4/2019
This week on Strong Female Characters, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney put on their detective hats for a mysterious episode where they play a surprisingly difficult game of Knives Out FMK before recounting why Clue is basically a perfect film.

Duration:00:38:24

The One With Baby Yoda

11/20/2019
This week, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney discuss that Maclunkey moment then take the appropriate about of time to squee over baby yoda during a discussion all about the first two episodes of The Madalorian. Plus, another round of Down with the Ficness as they read their original Keanu-themed fanfic.

Duration:00:48:14

The One with All the Hot Ghosts

11/13/2019
This week, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney get excited about Star Wars and disgusted by giant worms before diving into a deep discussion about ghost romances. Then, Keanuvember continues as they embark on a Bogus Journey with Bill & Ted.

Duration:00:54:03

The One with Charlie’s Angels

11/6/2019
This week, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney kick off Keanuvember with some Keanu-related news and a Keanu-themed game. Plus, they dive into the history of Charlie’s Angels in TV and film.

Duration:00:50:00

Forgotten Women of Horror: Lois Duncan

10/30/2019
When you think of I Know What You Did Last Summer, you probably think of the 1997 slasher. What you might not think of is Lois Duncan, who wrote the book that inspired the film, and hated every second of the movie that made her creation a bestseller two decades after its publication.But Duncan was far more than this one title. Her work was filled with suspense, and her life was beset by tragedy.

Duration:00:16:35

The One with Sarah Connor

10/22/2019
This week, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney question why a person would want to pinch their phone and discuss that Catwoman casting news. Plus, they talk about every version of Sarah Connor then try to decide how she would’ve fared on the Titanic.

Duration:00:42:34

The One Where We Celebrate Carrie Fisher

10/15/2019
The week on Strong Female Characters, Courtney and Preeti discuss just what they cannot wait to watch on Disney+ and in honor of her upcoming birthday, gush about what makes our princess, general, and space mom Carrie Fisher so special.

Duration:00:27:47

The One From Fantastic Fest

10/8/2019
Horror’s having a bit of a moment, but this time the genre’s comeback is steered by stories that are far more diverse & inclusive than ever before. Join hosts SYFY WIRE FANGRRLS founder & managing editor Cher Martinetti & Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley, as they talk to Issa López (TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID), April Wolfe (BLACK CHRISTMAS), and Jennifer Reeder (KNIVES AND SKIN) about their love of horror, their influences, and what it takes to become a Queen of Scream.

Duration:00:58:46

The One Before New York Comic Con

10/1/2019
The gang’s all back together! This week, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney reunite to discuss that Spider-Man news (!!!) and reveal their hopes and dreams for this year’s New York Comic Con. Then they play a few celebratory rounds of Frak, Marry, Kill: The Good Place Edition.

Duration:00:35:19

The One with the Best Movies You’ve Never Seen

9/24/2019
While Cher is at Fantastic Fest, Preeti and Courtney discuss Tom DeLonge’s UFO discovery, the potential return of the piece of legend known as The Star Wars Christmas Special, then dive into the underappreciated film gems you’ve probably never seen.

Duration:00:29:03

The One about Jennifer’s Body

9/17/2019
This week, Cher and Preeti are off living their best lives so Courtney is joined by fellow FANGRRLS Carly and Sara to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our favorite underrated gem, Jennifer’s Body. In this house we stan Megan Fox, Karyn Kusama, and Diablo Cody.

Duration:00:53:36