This week’s episodes pairs a science-fiction movie about humanity’s search for belonging with a comedic TV show about televangelists surrounding themselves with belongings. The Brad Pitt-starring Ad Astra has been hotly anticipated by the guys ever since it received its 2019 release date. Does its moody contemplation of the mysteries of the cosmos live up to expectations? Meanwhile, HBO’s new series The Righteous Gemstones, created by Danny McBride, approaches spiritual questions from a different angle with its portrait of a dysfunctional family of televangelists. Wade and Kevin take a look at how successful McBride & company are at skewering the celebrity-preacher subculture.
Music interlude by Evan Schaeffer, “Resurrection.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.