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Who Watches the Watchers Who Watch the Watchmen?

Who heroes are accountable to is a question we frequently explore on this show. In this episode, we dive into the movie and comic book versions of Watchmen and its intriguing take on the question of accountability. What happens when so-called heroes shrug and watch as their friends commit atrocities? Would the threat of an alien invasion bring peace to our planet? And is anyone in this story remotely heroic?

Jacob had not seen the TV show, so we stuck to the movie. We will be exploring ethical questions from the TV show in a future episode.

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Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.
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