Episode 6: “John Boyega Week feat. The Guy Debord Ouija Board”

Attack the Block, Pacific Rim: Uprising, and intentional communities

15 June 2019 · 44:42


Cancelling the Apocalypse
Cancelling the Apocalypse
Episode 6: "John Boyega Week feat. The Guy Debord Ouija Board"
/

We examine the utopian ouvre of our hero John Boyega, in particular Attack the Block: A John Boyega Film and Pacific Rim 2: A John Boyega Film: Uprising, which takes us into council houses, slow and fast violence, intentional communities, friendship, and the inevitability of climate crisis. Also how much we hate George Lucas. (So the usual).

Media

Plan C (UK activist organisation)

Attack the Block (2011, dir. Joe Cornish)

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018, dir. Steven S. DeKnight)


More episodes

Episode 5: “I Don’t Know Enough About Tachyons To Say That’s Bullshit But That Seems Like Bullshit”
Tomorrowland (2015), Cyberpunk, and Solarpunk
15 June 2019

Episode 8: “I Can’t Fault Will Gibson for Writing His Own Id Into a Novel, I Guess”
The Female Man (Joanna Russ) and Woman on the Edge of Time (Marge Piercy)
09 August 2020

Episode 3: “I’m Going to Sit At Home With My Depth Charges”
The Hainish Cycle (Ursula K. Le Guin) and Curse of Oak Island (reality TV show on the History Channel).
14 April 2019

Episode 2: “Brads Are On Notice”
The film Hackers (1995) and the novel Walkaway (Cory Doctorow, 2017).
11 March 2019

Episode 10: “Alone In the Alaskan Wilderness With Your Football Railgun”
Utopia and the Pastoral, Part 2 (17776: What Football Will Look Like in the Future)
09 January 2021

Browse all episodes
Cancelling the Apocalypse cover art

Dom and Raph learn how to cancel the apocalypse by discussing their favourite utopian books, films, TV shows, and more.

RSS Feed (mp3)