Fri, 12 August 2016
WEEK IN GEEK: To serve the purposes of research, Andrew punishes himself by rewatching Torchwood: Children of Earth while Dan listens to John Carpenter's sequel to 2015's Lost Themes album of original music, Lost Themes II.
THINGS ARE STRANGE: Dan and Andrew dive deep into the latest Netflix phenomenon: Stranger Things. They talk about its influences (and reference this interview with creators, the Duffer Bros, at Nerdist), its use of Dungeons & Dragons and its Lovecraftian influences. Be sure
CAN'T CAGE ME IN: The new, more fulsome trailer for the next Marvel-Netflix series, Luke Cage, hit the internet and Andrew and Dan dive into what seems interesting, troubling, and exciting about it (mostly exciting).
For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-"Stayin' in Black" by Wax Audio
That's an interesting point. I think too many people are trying to assign a single progenitor to Stranger Things when it is actually a very complex mix of things the creators grew up with. I think we see the things that we recognize and others see things they recognize. What it tells me is that the Duffer Brothers are very well informed when it comes to this type of story and pulled from any and everything. If you'd like to write up a piece talking about the Koontz influence, we'd gladly post it at the shows website: forallintents.net