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What happens when two Métis women, who happen to be sci-fi nerds, drink wine and deconstruct the science fiction genre from a decolonial lense? Molly Swain & Chelsea Vowel break down tropes, themes & the hidden meanings behind the whitest genre of film & television we've ever known.

What happens when two Métis women, who happen to be sci-fi nerds, drink wine and deconstruct the science fiction genre from a decolonial lense? Molly Swain & Chelsea Vowel break down tropes, themes & the hidden meanings behind the whitest genre of film & television we've ever known.
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What happens when two Métis women, who happen to be sci-fi nerds, drink wine and deconstruct the science fiction genre from a decolonial lense? Molly Swain & Chelsea Vowel break down tropes, themes & the hidden meanings behind the whitest genre of film & television we've ever known.

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Métis in Space S5 E1 Resistance and Resilience Symposium 3 Shorts

9/13/2018
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In Season 5, Episode 1 of otipêyimisiw-iswêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space kicks things off with a live show! Recorded in front of a live studio audience at the Exploring The New R&R: Resistance and Resilience of Indigenous Women's symposium, put on by the Indigenous Women and Youth Resilience Project, Molly and Chelsea experience the weirdness of VR with Danis Goulet's VR film "The Hunt", then follow up with Goulet's short film "The Wakening", wrapping it all up with Sonya Ballantyne's...

Duration:00:57:33

Métis in Space (S.4 E. 10) Westworld "Kiksuya"

6/21/2018
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In Season 4, Episode 10 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly, Chelsea, Brandi “Auntie BBird” Bird, and Lindsay “FemmeDN” Nixon watch Westworld Season 2 Episode 8, “Kiksuya,” where "A heart is taken following a departure."

Duration:01:16:53

Métis in Space (S.4 E. 9) Indians and Aliens "Episode 1"

6/21/2018
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In Season 4, Episode 9 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly, Chelsea, and special guest Christi "The Michif Maven" Belcourt watch Indians and Aliens Season 1 Episode 1 where "After a Star Lodge ceremony, former Cree Grand Chief Mathew Mukash saw orbs of lights in the woods."

Duration:00:44:15

Métis in Space (S.4 E. 8) Thor: Ragnarok

6/10/2018
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In Season 4, Episode 8 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly, David "Halfbreed All In" Parent, and Tashina "Too Sexy for Your Colonialism" Makokis (https://soundcloud.com/pillow-talks-podcast) undertake the second half of our Taika Waititi double feature with Thor: Ragnarok, where "Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization."

Duration:01:36:54

Métis in Space S4 E7 Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, Live at McGill

4/20/2018
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In Season 4, Episode 7 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly and Chelsea give Star Trek yet another chance to "do Indigeneity right" in this 8th episode of Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery, where "The USS Discovery is tasked with a high priority mission to planet Pahvo and learn the science behind the Klingons' cloaking technology." Many thanks to the Indigenous Studies Program at McGill University for bringing us out before a live studio audience! This episode...

Duration:00:58:59

Métis in Space (S.4 EP. 6) What We Do in the Shadows

1/4/2018
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In Season 4, Episode 6 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly and Chelsea undertake the first half of our Taika Waititi double feature with What We Do in the Shadows, where "Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts." Chelsea would like it noted that she mixed up the Polka Dot Door...

Duration:01:05:19

Métis in Space (S.4 EP. 5) - Generation Energy Science Interview

11/11/2017
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In Season 4, Episode 5 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly and Chelsea head to the Generation Energy Conference in Winnipeg to interview Erin Bow (physicist, author, and poet), Dr. Eric Bibeau (Associate Prof of Mechanical Engineering and NSERC/Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in Alternative Energy), and Dr. John Hepburn (Vice President of Research and International at University Of British Columbia and Vice-President of Research for CIFAR) about the future...

Duration:00:53:40

Métis in Space (S.4 EP. 4) - The Dead Lands

10/27/2017
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In Season 4, Episode 4 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly and Chelsea review The Dead Lands, where "if he wants justice for himself and his people, he'll have to undergo a journey few would dare to make."

Duration:01:29:01

Métis in Space (S.4 EP. 3) - Atotam Literary Festival Live Shorts

10/2/2017
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In Season 4, Episode 3 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly and Chelsea and a LiveStudioAudience convene in amiskwaciwâskahikan and Tio:tiake at the Atotam Literary Festival to review two short films: The 6th World (www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f4Jm0y_iLk) and File Under Miscellaneous (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi3B2V_e8fY). MiS wants to note that the bud and Standing Rock Defender we name drop during the show, Quetzala, now uses pe/per/pem pronouns!

Duration:00:43:48

Metis in Space (S.4 EP. 2) - The Northlander

9/28/2017
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Season 4, Episode 2 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space was recorded exactly a year ago, plucking a gem for our viewing pleasure from the 2016 Dreamspeaker's Festival! Molly and the once again hugely pregnant Chelsea, were joined by special guest Conor "the MEC Rave Room" McNally, whose own award-winning film "ôtênaw" is showing during this 2017 Dreamspeaker's and imagineNATIVE Film Festivals. Specially curated pour vous, we feasted our eyeballs upon The Northlander...

Duration:01:05:08

Metis in Space (S.4 EP. 1) - Apocalypto

9/28/2017
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In Season 4, Episode 1 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly and Chelsea review one of Mel Gibson's many cinematic bloodbaths, Apocalypto, where "The Mayan kingdom is at the height of its opulence and power, but the foundations of the empire are beginning to crumble. The leaders believe that they must build more temples and sacrifice more people, or their crops and citizens will die.”

Duration:01:08:41

Métis in Space Season 3 Finale - Farscape "Till the Blood Runs Clear"

9/22/2016
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In the Season 3 finale of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly and Chelsea and special guest Amanda "The Hottienosaunee" review Season 1, Episode 11 of Farscape "Till the Blood Runs Clear" where "while flying Crichton's ship near a sun with high flare activity, John and Aeryn narrowly avoid getting sucked into an unstable wormhole." More interestingly, we give you some info on our land collective project "Back 2 the Land: 2 Land, 2 Furious". Follow our shenanigans on...

Duration:01:07:01

Métis in Space (S.3 EP. 9) - Twin Peaks "Beyone Life and Death"

9/22/2016
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In Season 3, Episode 9 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly and Chelsea review Season 2, Episode 22 of Twin Peaks, “Beyond Life and Death,” where "Cooper must overcome his deepest fears as he enters the Black Lodge to save Annie from Windom Earle.” Then Chelsea and Molly cry and have nightmares forever. Hit us up at metisinspace[dot]com, metis.in.space[at]gmail[dot]com, Metis in Space on Facebook, or @Metis_In_Space on Twitter with review suggestions, feedback,...

Duration:01:09:03

Métis in Space (S.3 EP. 8) - Z Nation "We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon"

9/22/2016
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In Season 3, Episode 8 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Chelsea and Molly review Season 2, Episode 10 of Z Nation, “We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon,” where "The team splits up because of a massive zombie horde, and encounters a Native American tribe fighting against itself. " Hit us up at metisinspace[dot]com, metis.in.space[at]gmail[dot]com, Metis in Space on Facebook, or @Metis_In_Space on Twitter with review suggestions, feedback, gifts of wine, or hate mail....

Duration:01:13:29

Métis in Space (S.3 EP 7) - Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning

2/17/2016
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In Season 3 Episode 6 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly, Chelsea, and Erica “onaskwaw-sâkitêyanîw” Violet Lee review Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning, where "Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves." Hit us up at metisinspace[dot]com, metis.in.space[at]gmail[dot]com, Metis in Space on the Facebook, or @Metis_In_Space on the Twitter with review...

Duration:01:00:09

Métis In Space (S.3 EP#6) - Lilo & Stitch

12/21/2015
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In Season 3 Episode 6 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Chelsea and Molly review and get emotional about Lilo & Stitch, where "A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law." Hit us up at metisinspace[dot]com, metis.in.space[at]gmail[dot]com, Metis in Space on the Facebook, or @Metis_In_Space on the Twitter with review suggestions, feedback, gifts of wine, or hate mail. Also search us out on the iTunes to...

Duration:01:24:36

Métis In Space (S.3 EP#5) - Atlantis "The Lost Empire"

12/14/2015
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In Season 3 Episode 5 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly, Chelsea, and Jake “omiwêyihtamohiwêw, He Always Texts Back” Swain review Atlantis: The Lost Empire where "A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis." Hit us up at metisinspace[dot]com, metis.in.space[at]gmail[dot]com, Metis in Space on the Facebook, or @Metis_In_Space on the Twitter with review suggestions, feedback, gifts of...

Duration:01:04:25

Métis In Space (S.3 EP#4) Sleepy Hollow - For The Triumph of Evil

11/12/2015
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In Season 3 Episode 4 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Molly, Chelsea, and Terry “The Mean Mohawk” Monture review Sleepy Hollow Season 1 Episode 3, “For the Triumph of Evil,” where "Yet another soldier in the army of evil, the Sandman, seeps into the dreams of the residents of Sleepy Hollow. By infiltrating their minds at night, he tortures them to the brink - all because they, at one time, turned a blind eye to justice." Hit us up at metisinspace[dot]com,...

Duration:01:03:44

Métis In Space (S.3 EP#3) - The Manitou

11/12/2015
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In Season 3 Episode 3 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Chelsea and Molly review “The Manitou,” where "A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit." Hit us up at metisinspace[dot]com, metis.in.space[at]gmail[dot]com, Metis in Space on Facebook, or @Metis_In_Space on Twitter with review suggestions, feedback, gifts of wine, or hate mail. Also search us out on the iTunes to rate,...

Duration:01:22:05

Métis In Space (S.3 EP#2) "Pumaman"

10/19/2015
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In the Season 3 Episode 2 of otipêyimsiw-iskwêwak kihci-kîsikohk, Métis in Space, Chelsea and Molly review Mystery Science Theater 3000, Season 10, Episode 3, “Pumaman,” where "Professor Tony Farms discovers that he is really Puma Man, a superhero who is descended from the gods. Together with an Aztec priest, they try to thwart the plans of Kobras, who is in possession of the sacred puma mask, and plans to hypnotize government leaders with it and take over the world." Hit us up at...

Duration:01:06:00