Smash Fiction wishes you a ridiculous and wonderful holiday season by celebrating the most ridiculous and wonderful person on Earth...Nicolas Cage! In solidarity with the Flophouse Podcast's celebration of "Cagemas," it's a WWE-style Cage Match, featuring featuring no fewer than four classic Cage characters! Castor Troy brings golden chairs to the ring, Cameron Poe knows more about wrestling than you, Edward Malus wears a bear costume, and Ben Gates is crouched in the corner trying to figure out the meaning of a symbol he found on the back of a turnbuckle pad (it's really just a bloodstain with a sequin stuck to it). Which Cage will be able to escape the cage and be declared the undisputed World Cage Champion?
Justice is blind, but there's a surgical fix for that -- you just have to kill a few people. After another daring, corpse-ridden escape from another intergalactic prison, the convicted murderer and part-time god-emperor Richard B. Riddick has somehow found himself on the strange world of Earth-616, and now, he's trapped in a Hell's Kitchen warehouse with the masked vigilante known as Daredevil! Can the man without fear deliver his own brand of justice to one of sci-fi's most feared killers, or will Riddick do what he's done to every other lawman who has attempted to bring him in? Special guest co-host MeganBob joins Smash Fiction this week to discuss Riddick's complicated relationship with animals, Daredevil's complicated relationship with other humans, and the inexplicable presence of Jack Bauer.
Just in time for The Force Awakens, Smash Fiction brings you a three-way showdown of the Sith! Emperor Palpatine has force-resurrected (it's probably a real thing, just go with it) his three greatest apprentices, and now demands that they battle to the death to determine who will regain their rightful place by his side! Which Dark Lord will telekinetically choke the life from his opponents and fling their corpses down a bottomless pit? Also, Darth Maul is functionally immortal, Anakin Skywalker is the ultimate Mary Sue, and all roads lead back to Christopher Lee.
Smash Fiction's special Thanksgiving episode is a gut-bursting three-way eating contest featuring the multiverse's most gluttonous face-stuffers! Kirby of Dreamland, No-Face from Spirited Away, and Homer J. Simpson himself are locked in multiple-course combat on Coney Island, and only one can be named fiction's fastest, most furious foodie. Does Kirby need to crack open the shellfish before consuming them? How will Homer deal with ghost pepper? Can No-Face get drunk? And what in the name of all that's holy and good does unorthodox judge Liz Logan have in store for the lightning round?