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by Daniel
14 Jul 2015, 14:13
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23070

Re: Episode suggestions

@SixFootTurkey That'll happen on the day the podcast becomes profitable enough for me to give up my day job! And thanks for the suggestions! Also, your username makes me want to chuckle every time I see it. @LadyRhian More good suggestions! Not only that, but the lead has clearly been adapted from 1...
by Daniel
12 Jul 2015, 14:14
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog
Replies: 35
Views: 4477

Re: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog

An 18-year-old is the driving main character, and it's dystopic. It's a stretch! Neither the story or the movie are YA in tone in the slightest. But there's gonna be a lot of stretchin' before we're through. Anyway next episode is Maze Runner! (Little Brother is one after, I was wrong) And Battle Ro...
by Daniel
09 Jul 2015, 14:18
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23070

Re: Episode suggestions

Thanks a lot @LadyRhian! As always, librarians for the win! And @The Martini, and all the other fantastic book suggestions! It's a shame we can't read them as fast as we watch the movies (although at least not in Italian) - the books have a way better track record for being enjoyable, and we'll neve...
by Daniel
08 Jul 2015, 10:31
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog
Replies: 35
Views: 4477

Re: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog

"movies can show a subjective point of view of the world they are portraying" I'm not sure you're understanding what Joanna Russ saying: the story is written in the first person, so our only information is coming from what Vic tells us. Whereas the movie lets us watch situations for oursel...
by Daniel
08 Jul 2015, 10:28
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog
Replies: 35
Views: 4477

Re: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog

@SixFootTurkey Furriosa! Brilliant! I should have you consult for the next episode. And good point about the fertility. Although of course it's never explained for the men in any reasonable way either. ("we've been too long underground") @Falcon I think he is intended as a hero, albeit of ...
by Daniel
06 Jul 2015, 13:58
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog
Replies: 35
Views: 4477

Re: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog

I've heard the "he's not really the hero" theory a number of times now, and I don't think it holds up. Even if he wasn't distinguished by being the most attractive, dynamic, freedom-loving, ideologically pure member of the cast, there's this: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PetT...
by Daniel
06 Jul 2015, 13:02
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog
Replies: 35
Views: 4477

Re: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog

By the way, if you're a fan of the Harlan Ellison story, as I vaguely was from reading it 20 years ago, be aware that this movie is significantly more hateful, for reasons both blatant (that last line, the first five minutes) and subtle. Joanna Russ writes: "The story is, to my mind, somewhat d...
by Daniel
06 Jul 2015, 12:57
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog
Replies: 35
Views: 4477

Re: Fight the Future 08 - A Boy And His Dog

Youtube link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCSGLVUInl0

And here's the Joanna Russ essay I reference: http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/onlines ... gRuss.html

Next up: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow!
by Daniel
23 Jun 2015, 13:25
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 07 - The Hunger Games
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: Fight the Future 07 - The Hunger Games

Youtube link for this episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKf03132UX0

Next week: A Boy and His Dog!
by Daniel
23 Jun 2015, 13:23
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 07 - The Hunger Games
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: Fight the Future 07 - The Hunger Games

And Running Man came out 24 years after this story by Robert Sheckley, which also nicely foreshadows The Hunger Games' smarmy tv commentators: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prize_of_Peril You can always play that game, but I've never quite understood the point of it. Everything is a remix. For m...
by Daniel
09 Jun 2015, 10:02
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 06 - The Tripods Saga Vol. 1
Replies: 11
Views: 2471

Re: Fight the Future 06 - The Tripods Saga Vol. 1

Whoops, next episode is actually The Hunger Games, book and movie! (A Boy and his Dog is the one after) Interesting thoughts, @DaMage and @Eric the Orange! There are indeed ways that you would think you could pull off a slow, mind control invasion more subtly. The metal war machines on stilts seem a...
by Daniel
09 Jun 2015, 09:58
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23070

Re: Episode suggestions

@Zelest and @AdmiralMemo, thanks for the suggestion and interest! In fact I already do that to the audio, but only 10% to each side. (I'm on the right and Paul is on the left, just like in your suggestion - maybe you've been subconsciously picking up on it!) The only reason I haven't gone farther is...
by Daniel
08 Jun 2015, 14:54
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 06 - The Tripods Saga Vol. 1
Replies: 11
Views: 2471

Re: Fight the Future 06 - The Tripods Saga Vol. 1

Lots of thanks to our special guest, Dylan Rose! Look for more guests in the future!
by Daniel
08 Jun 2015, 14:04
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 06 - The Tripods Saga Vol. 1
Replies: 11
Views: 2471

Re: Fight the Future 06 - The Tripods Saga Vol. 1

This is a good one folks! Youtube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnGUH9whk_0

Next episode is A Boy and His Dog, the 1975 film based on the Harlan Ellison short story!
by Daniel
26 May 2015, 23:38
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 05 - City of Ember
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: Fight the Future 05 - City of Ember

Good point kaotik4266! A Handmaid's Tale offers the same chilly comfort. (I think that one is out of scope, but possibly not the Year of the Flood!) You said it demiteddybear. That How Would We Do feature is a tricky one, and we're still finetuning it - it's pretty gross if we always imagine ourselv...
by Daniel
26 May 2015, 14:42
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 05 - City of Ember
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: Fight the Future 05 - City of Ember

@Lysander I was thinking about that too! This Plato-inspired TMBG song could be the builder's theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqVWmgrWK08 @demiteddybear Maybe if a culture is actually doing fine, with no scarcity in a very well planned, mostly self-running capsule, the job hat could make...
by Daniel
01 May 2015, 01:40
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23070

Re: Episode suggestions

@TheGeek You're really gonna like the episode we're taping on Sunday! ;)
by Daniel
29 Apr 2015, 13:12
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 03 - Devil On My Back
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Fight the Future 03 - Devil On My Back

Lord Chrusher, I am a cognitive psychologist, focusing on research on visual attention.
by Daniel
29 Apr 2015, 13:10
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 03 - Devil On My Back
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Fight the Future 03 - Devil On My Back

Thanks for this Clypheous! Very interesting to hear about The Giver birth control problem. In fact that's going to be our next episode, so you'll see what we come up with as plausibility problems. And Hunger Games, wow! That's an interesting point: if volunteers are allowed, then every district coul...
by Daniel
28 Apr 2015, 15:28
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 03 - Devil On My Back
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Fight the Future 03 - Devil On My Back

I feel you Clypheous when it comes to being annoyed by authors ignoring human nature. That's the only plausibility that really bugs me now, not scientific implausibility. Divergent is a particular offender. I think Devil on my Back did a better job of explaining the compliance than most, since it re...
by Daniel
28 Apr 2015, 15:24
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23070

Re: Episode suggestions

Thanks for these great book suggestions DanicaShardae201 and Jonci! I enjoyed Ready Player One, and it definitely fits in our mandate. Same for Witch and Wizard: nowhere did we say it has to be strictly science fiction! It can even be stretched to realistic novels - for example I'm interested to che...
by Daniel
23 Apr 2015, 15:10
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23070

Re: Episode suggestions

I like your enthusiasm kuroji zero so I will tell you a secret! Hunger Games is the very next movie on our watch list! Because we have a number in the can at the moment, it will be out on June 22, according to our plans and schemes. And that's just the start: we might revisit the world as many as th...
by Daniel
13 Apr 2015, 23:46
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 02 - The Host
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Fight the Future 02 - The Host

Wow, that guy went to an enormous amount of trouble to only make the point that a movie sucks! Especially a not very popular movie. It makes me think we should try even harder to steer away from snark and sarcasm in our podcast. But he does make some good points about Andrew Niccol. It's frustrating...
by Daniel
13 Apr 2015, 07:57
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Episode suggestions
Replies: 100
Views: 23070

Re: Episode suggestions

Enders sequels, anime and videogames! Especially thanks for thes suggestions we never would have thought of! It all goes on the list. dragoon3zero, can you recommend a solid entrypoint to the megaman series where it gets all worldbuildy? One of the RPGs? I like the phenomenon where an intellectual p...
by Daniel
13 Apr 2015, 07:50
Forum: Fight the Future
Topic: Fight the Future 02 - The Host
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Fight the Future 02 - The Host

Thanks Master Gunner, yes that's correct, I'm living and working in northern Italy at the moment, so we record the podcast 8500 km apart! Part of how I justify the time watching these movies is that it is helping me to learn the language. I watch the movies dubbed into Italian, with subtitles in Ita...

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