It’s fascinating where the winding roads of history can lead you once you start heading down one of its paths. In this video, I journey from the video game Among Us becoming massively popular in 2020, and end up at Norwegian and British explorers racing toward the South Pole in 1911.
Among Us is an online multiplayer deduction game from 2018 that became massively popular in 2020.
While the gameplay is inspired by party games like Mafia and Werewolf, the narrative backdrop is inspired by Ridley Scott’s Alien film from 1979 and John Carpenter’s The Thing from 1982.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: Halloween traditions, great Halloween movies, Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
This is a video essay adaptation of my Universal Monsters article.
Universal monster films are some of the best early horror movies there are. Join me as I take a look at these movie gems, and gush over the great work of Bella Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Claude Rains, and James Whale.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: Theodor Kittelsen paintings, Anubis: Dog of Death, The Lonely Island, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
This is a video adaptation of my How Terry Pratchett’s ‘Going Postal’ Champions The Public Postal Service article.
“Going Postal is possibly almost prophetic, you know. It’s about buying businesses, tearing them down. And I think we should remember where we’ve been and how we’ve got here. Because if you don’t know where you’ve been and how you got here, you don’t know where you’re going.”
The cover for the second issue of Anubis: Dog of Death shows Anubis running through a city model, used as a set for a movie. But this image is actually an homage to a set used in the Japanese kaiju film Mothra from 1961.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: Curb Your Enthusiasm, stop motion movies, The Godfather Part III.
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Bong Joon-ho’s South Korean black comedy thriller Parasite from 2019 (winner of Best Picture at the Oscars in 2020).
In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: Professional wrestling, Seinfeld, the 1927 silent movie Metropolis.
In the last entry of my gaming backlog countdown I went from 35 games to 30, and checked off three games on my PlayStation 3, plus two games I played on my PlayStation 4.