Movie Meltdown: The Future is Now!
This week we discuss sci-fi storytelling from its early appearances and ideals to its grander, overarching themes. And as we realize the life we are living is a cautionary tale, we also address… Sputnik, Rod Serling, Black Mirror, blast proof doors, there’s always a dystopian element, THX 1138, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Fifth Element, find a way to do this fake version of what I’m so obsessed with, Fellini in outer space, Star Trek, George Clinton, Project Blue Book, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Night Stalker, that’s what they were fighting against… the negative elements of space society, raised on movies and television, Metropolis, A Cure for Wellness, Shakespeare, that is the nature of the beast, Logan’s Run, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, mini movies or broken up gigantic movies, we’re rewriting our genetic code, getting into the mind of a Morlock, Kurt Russell, The Day the Earth Stood Still, mocha-flavored people, Metallica Through the Never, Robert Zemeckis, it’s a line between horror and science-fiction, like a space suit with the big wide collars, Stargate, that episode of Booker, with the future comes the potential for great misery… that we create, Ex Machina, Us, Dane DeHaan, V, all dystopian… all the dark side…. all the worst things about humanity, They Live, Annihilation, Arrival, the dark side of humanity, Solaris, steampunk Bigfoot, Forbidden Planet, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, pulp magazine, The X-Files, destroying everything just because you can and Cosmic Slop.
“Maybe science fiction doesn’t change – but we do.”