What if your world, and everything you were brought up to believe, turned out to be a lie - except your feelings for the cute boy or girl you just met? Each episode, Dan and Paul take an in-depth look at a world portrayed in a Young Adult dystopian movie or book. How did they colour code uniforms in The Giver when everyone sees in black and white? In Divergent, what faction do sketch comedians belong to? These questions and more will discussed on Fight the Future!
Fight the Future 26 - Bonus Final Episode
Fight the Future is over, and Dan and Paul look back, with bloopers, best of clips, montages, secret unheard theme music, an explanation of just what the heck Chiara says at the end of each episode, and much more! Fans, prepare to be serviced.
Fight the Future 25 - Turbo Kid
It is the dark future of 1997 and nuclear war and acid rain has reduced humanity to scavengers in a toxic wasteland. The Kid and his new cyan-haired friend Apple must take on the local warlord, but how can they hope to defeat Michael Ironside? For our final dystopia ever, Dan and Paul talk about the Canadian-made Turbo Kid!
Fight the Future 24 - The 5th Wave
Earth is on the ropes after four waves of catastrophes caused by unseen aliens. While her high school crush is trained for combat, teen Cassie encounters a hunky half-alien in the woods. Will love be the splashiest wave of all? Dan and Paul get the unamerican perspective from their Swiss guest, Cecile!
Fight the Future 23 - The Knife Of Never Letting Go
It seemed like a nice planet to settle on - until the pioneers found they couldn't stop broadcasting their thoughts to everyone around them. Awkward! 12-year-old Todd Hewitt's biggest problem was drowning the Noise of adult men's thoughts, until he met a mysterious girl. Now they are on the run from an unkillable preacher, and a medium-sized army. This week, Dan and Paul are joined by YA bookseller Emilee to talk about The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.
Fight the Future 22 - Knights Of Sidonia
The future in the anime series Knights of Sidonia has hot teen photosynthesis, clones, a third gender, and a cyborg bear lunch lady, but Dan and Paul still get distracted by questions like, "Why do the giant space robots have knees?"
Fight the Future 21 - Mortal Engines
The city of London has been placed on giant tractor treads, which it uses to chase after other cities in order to consume them in its giant metallic jaws. Yes, it's the most insane future Dan and Paul have ever covered, as described in Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve, Volume 1 of Predator Cities.
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Fun discussion of the genre
If you like dystopias, then this is should be right up your alley. They summarize well and their discussions are entertaining. I really like the premise too!
May the odds forever favor the bold. Or something.
This is one of my new favorite podcasts. Dan and Paul review the distopias of the future and review the worlds and their structures, not the books or movies themselves. It's a discussion of everything that has always bugged you about young adult books and movies, namely that the worlds make no sense at all a lot of the time. The two commentators nail these points with wit and intellectual discussion. It also makes you wonder what you would do in these worlds and how you too could Fight the Future!
While Dan and Paul do sort of review the YA dystopias, their discussions are what keep me coming back week after week!