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Old 11-16-2017, 12:20 PM
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Yeah the arcade kid even calls her Road Warrior so the movie was out by then.
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:58 PM
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This season was super good, especially once it ditched D&D and went full Shadowrun.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:49 PM
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I made the Shadowrun connection as well. But I thought it was a weird fit, considering Shadowrun came out a half decade after the season takes place, and Neuromancer came out the year the season happens.

I don't have a great grasp of the cultural arc that those are embedded in, because I came of age right when it started really falling out of favor, at least by my reckoning. But I can't think of a ready pop-culture touchstone to really compare the Ep. 7 gutter runners against. It feels like the backporting of a late-80s inflection of counter-culture actively fighting a pernicious System, to an era where a marginal and perhaps liminal counter-culture merely rejected that System, even though a lot of the signifiers weren't dissimilar.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:56 AM
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But I can't think of a ready pop-culture touchstone to really compare the Ep. 7 gutter runners against. It feels like the backporting of a late-80s inflection of counter-culture actively fighting a pernicious System, to an era where a marginal and perhaps liminal counter-culture merely rejected that System, even though a lot of the signifiers weren't dissimilar.
They felt roughly like a cross between the Warriors and X-Men to me.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:57 AM
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Felt more like Aliens to me, but that’s pretty surface level
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:32 AM
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Episodes 8+9 were Aliens. Episode 7 was not.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:49 PM
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:36 PM
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Who's the narrator? Joe Estevez?
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:47 PM
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Just let it be a remake of Chopping Mall. Like, Chopping Mall, but with a good cast and writing.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:11 PM
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Everyone who survived this show to live in Hawkins, Indiana circa 2016 voted for Donald Trump by the way.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:13 PM
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Everyone who survived this show to live in Hawkins, Indiana circa 2016 voted for Donald Trump by the way.
You know what they say, "Only the good..."
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:25 PM
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Everyone who survived this show to live in Hawkins, Indiana circa 2016 voted for Donald Trump by the way.
There's a pretty good Jacobin article about how the Upside-Down is a metaphor for the Neoliberal De-Industrialization rot that was beginning to take hold in the yet-to-be-named Rust-Belt. The Reagan-Bush lawn-signs that pepper the Halloween scenes in season 2 don't do much to dissuade me from the idea that this is the intended read.

Also, Joyce Byers is a hero of the Labor Left, and I raise my fist in solidarity when she puts a pack of Camels on store credit.
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:58 AM
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Just let it be a remake of Chopping Mall. Like, Chopping Mall, but with a good cast and writing.
Only if Dick Miller can come back for a cameo.
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:39 AM
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If we are doing Dick Miller cameos, then it should be a remake of Gremlins 2, but in a mall.
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