In a post-apocalyptic future, Marvel's Wastelanders: Star-Lord finds Peter Quill (Timothy Busfield) and Rocket (Chris Elliott) a little paunchier, a little slower, and a lot saltier than they were during the glory days of the Guardians of the Galaxy. They quickly discover the Earth isn't what it used to be either, when they crash land 30 years after all the world's super villains seized control.
The former Guardians are accompanied by a Rigellian Recorder, affectionately dubbed "Cora", who documents their mission to find the Black Vortex--an ancient relic reported to yield cosmic powers--before guillotine collars bestowed upon them by The Collector snap their necks. In the barren, desolate wasteland of the mid-west as controlled by Doctor Doom, they encounter the ageless telepath, Emma Frost, outlaw Ghost Riders, and the bloodthirsty Kraven the Hunter. Who will find the Black Vortex first and what will be the price of its power?
Written by Benjamin Percy (Wolverine: The Long Night, Wolverine: The Lost Trail), directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), and sound designed with original scoring by Mark Henry Phillips (Homecoming, Passenger List). Learn more at marvel.com/wastelanders
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Chapter 10: Dawn and Doom
In their final showdown with Kraven, Star-Lord and Rocket fight to reach the Black Vortex before Kraven does. As the Collector arrives on Earth to claim her prize, Cora finds a new subject to follow.
Chapter 9: Kraven's Hunt
Now in Kraven's custody, Star-Lord and Rocket become the ultimate prey, and they get some help from an old friend.
Chapter 8: Buried
With the help of Cora and Joanna Forge, Star-Lord and Rocket hack their way into Doom's compound, where they find a clue that leads them to the most unlikely of places.
Chapter 7: Catching Fire
While Rocket and Joanna Forge try to find something strong enough to cut through adamantium collars, Emma, Cora and Star-Lord make a plan to infiltrate Doom's compound and head down into the mines.
Chapter 6: Trust Exercise
Star-Lord and Rocket split up to find the quickest way to the Black Vortex - and out of their guillotine collars. Emma Frost passes a test of loyalty, and gives Cora a test of her own.
Chapter 5: Heaven and Hellfire
After Star-Lord's unsuccessful attempt to save Sebastian Warn, Cora makes arrangements for Star-Lord and Rocket to go into hiding at the Heaven and Hellfire, the most popular club in Doomwood. However, it's unclear if the club's proprietor, the eternally youthful telepath Emma Frost, is a friend or foe.
Having Cora be a recorder was a genius idea. She can set the scene and relay information from the past or give additional context, it's a really great storytelling mechanic. Other than that it's an interesting story, I did wish it had a little bit more of an emotional impact especially on the reveal of what happened to the team in the past but other than that top tier story and performance.
I really hope there is going to be a season two really soon
This is a great podcast I think 9/10