Eleven and the gang are back for more monster hunting. Jeremy and Eli return to the topic of the inaugural episode of ExtraTextual with Stranger Things 2. Is the show just remixing the first season of nostalgia or doing something interesting with it's sampling of 80's references? And what about that punk 7th episode?
In this episode, Jeremy and Eli explore the world of the Blade Runner sequel. Is Deckard a replicant? What implications does the film hold for our current world? Do androids dream of electric sheep?
Also, check Eli's short film "Meshes of the Mind" from a few years ago that predicts the major plot point from Blade Runner 2049.
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Yes, we're talking about memories. Friend of the Podcast Professor Steve Noll joins the show to explain some of Blade Runner's rich history and many versions. We explore the Blade Runner from the perspective of a Noir, artificial intelligence, philosophical sci-fi, and our own personal experiences or insights.
Jeremy follows up with The Expanse to discuss season 2 and compares versions of The Tick. Eli talks anime on Netflix with the release of the live action Death Note and has mixed feelings about new series Neo Yokio.
Jeremy and I discuss the new IT film and the television version. We cover a wide range of views, including childhood and collective trauma, the American psyche, and childhood fears. And we can't forget talking clowns and scariest moments.
On this episode Eli and Jeremy discuss the religious commentary of Castlevania, introducing Raiders of the Lost Ark to Eli’s son, Voltron: Season 2, the expansive narrative of The Expanse, The Last Airbender, and Hologram for a King. We also consider the joys of brainstorming story concepts, inspired by Lucas/Spielberg collaborations and the Inklings.
Special Guest and comic book creator Ben Grisanti joins Eli once again for a discussion on Twin Peaks: The Return as the series comes to a close. As we struggle to come to grips with the ending, we share our personal feelings and theories about the unexpected conclusion. We talk Cooper, Dougie, Mr. C, Richard and Linda. All the Dopplegangers you can imagine in this world or any other! Is this the last we will hear of David Lynch or are we just dreaming?
On this episode Eli and Jeremy discuss Luc Besson's new sci-fi epic, Valerian and it's unique production in the world of franchises. Though an entertaining and visually stunning film, Eli and Jeremy find many issues with the film.
On this episode Jeremy and Eli reflect on the state of film in the 21st Century so far. Based on the New York Times article, we discuss the film critic's list and Eli shares some picks from his personal list.
Lost in Translation
There Will be Blood
The Tree of Life
Children of Men
In The Mood for Love
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Royal Tenenbaums
Under the Skin
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Social Network
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Special Guest and comic book creator Ben Grisanti joins Eli for a discussion on Twin Peaks: The Return as it hits the mid point. We talk themes of the new series, favorite moments, and some theories. Some damn fine podcast!