If Section 9 was Real, Would the World Be a Better Place?

Section 9 is a counterterrorist organization, but operates under the flag of Public Security. Although not explicitly voiced in the series, I see the team as policing more than violent criminals, but in fact, the culture that enables the violent criminals. Does this depiction of futuristic law enforcement have resonance with regards to our own future? How do we make that transition from the primal darkness we’re mired in now to that better tomorrow? Because we are imperfect, and need to be corrected. … More If Section 9 was Real, Would the World Be a Better Place?

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Ep. 90 – Top 10 Fictional Characters

I don’t know if this podcast will be of use to anyone, it’s not like a Top Ten based on a poll, or anything like that. And if you’ve listened to even one episode of this podcast before, you know how this ends. But for me, thinking about characters, specifically numbers 3 and 4 on this list, was kind of a useful thought exercise for writing. I used to be so adamant about the demarcation and hierarchy of story, characters, and theme. Mostly because people used to piss me off by saying character was the most important thing. Yeah, that’s how we get independent film. … More Ep. 90 – Top 10 Fictional Characters

Ep. 80 – Tortured Masterworks VII: Terminator Part II

The turn of the millennium was quiet for the Terminator series, and from 1991 we’d be twelve years out before the next film installment. As such, all of the tie-in material for the series was based on T2, or even the first one, and felt outdated, as technology was beginning to change in tandem with a culture that was gradually becoming more technology-oriented. The 90s and early 2000s was the heyday for the Pirates of the Silicon Valley, maybe, the revolution in consumer electronics, I should say. Perhaps Terminator was becoming unnecessary, a Luddite cultural artifact rooted in its time, like The X-Files in the 90s. Well, as we know, the studios solved this problem simply, by stripping out any meaning the series ever had, which is how we get things later on. … More Ep. 80 – Tortured Masterworks VII: Terminator Part II