Episode 21: Pop culture nostalgia, or branding your memories

Remember 1994, when  The Lion King  was animated and it wasn’t photorealistic CGI and we were young and naive and the world seemed fresh and new?

Remember 1994, when The Lion King was animated and it wasn’t photorealistic CGI and we were young and naive and the world seemed fresh and new?

We know you just want to curl up by the fire and bask in pop culture of yesteryear this holiday season. But too bad. We're here with special guest Katharine Trendacosta to interrogate the meaning of nostalgia in science fiction. We discuss remakes, reboots, rebranding, historical references, and traumatic memories--and how all of these are shaping the future of the genre. Plus Disney. We have many thoughts on Disney

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Katharine Trendacosta, our guest, former managing editor of io9 and current policy analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation. She thinks most things are fine.

Star Wars EU: some recommendations

Big Finish Doctor Who audio plays

Sybok

Ex Machina

Neuromancer, by William Gibson

Freejack

Circuitry Man

Lawnmower Man

Max Headroom

Lindsay Ellis: Death of the Hollywood Musical

Pacific Rim

Shin Godzilla

Into the Spiderverse

Research Hole

The Canadian Maple Syrup Heist (Neflix)

Ride on Time, by Black Box, sampled from Love Sensation, by Loleatta Holloway

Annalee Newitz