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The show where real doctors tell you what’s real, what’s not, and what’s maybe possible in your favorite movies and TV shows.

March 6, 2020

Episode 4: Jason Momoa’s Aquaman


In episode 4, we ask the important questions about the Aquaman cinematic universe (and also spend a not insignificant amount of time thirsting after Jason Momoa).

(I mean, look at him.)

Anyway. What is up with the physiological class stratification of Atlanteans? Is blonde hair a curse? Why is Pinocchio so important to this movie? AND WHY WON'T ANYONE TALK ABOUT THE DINOSAURS??? We answer none of these questions and answer a bunch of other ones in this ep!


Resources, Citations, and Mentions:



  • Deepa: 7 out of 10 invisible chest gills
  • Jen: 3 out of 5 crab people for narrative coherence, 5 out of 5 Khal Drogos for Jason Momoa
  • Overall DC cinematic universe scale 15 out of 10 (only outpaced by Wonder Woman which is at 2000 out of 10)


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