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Episode 169 - Johnny Mnemonic: The Future Was Then

Episode 169 - Johnny Mnemonic: The Future Was Then

Update: 2021-02-01
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Johnny Mnemonic is pretty dumb, but also pretty amazing. Made in 1995, this cyberpunk action romp imagines the future world of 2021 (ie, NOW) in which the internet requires an excessive amount of VR hardware and physical exertion to actually use. And that 180GB of memory is pushing the limits of file sizes. And that dolphins weaponized by the military are the ultimate hackers. And fax machines and VHS tapes are still somehow a thing. In short, it got just about everything wrong about right now - apart from a deadly global virus, corporate oppression and riots in the streets. Did we also mention it stars Keanu Reeves as the titular hero acting at his wooden best? All from a script by cyberpunk godfather William Gibson, cobbled together from his own groundbreaking novels, plus the tropes of literally every other sci-fi movie made before 1995. Ultimately, Johnny Mnemonic comes across as a low-budget dress-rehearsal for the much better 1999 cyberpunk classic with Reeves called The Matrix. Which still gives this ridiculous movie way too much credit.

| 0:00 - Intros (in COVID time)
| 4:15 - Disney World (in COVID time)
| 20:15 - NHL Hockey (in COVID time)
| 22:20 - Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) (in...COVID time?)
| 27:00 - PG: Psycho Goreman (2021) (sure, why not? ...in COVID time!)
| 31:55 - Listener Email! In COVID Time!
| 34:08 - Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

| Clips
| Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl
| Orbital - Sad but True
| Mahna Mahna (from The Muppet Show)
| Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat
| Stompin’ Tom Connors - The Hockey Song
| Hans Zimmer - Open Road - Wonder Woman 1984
| Blitz//Berlin - Two Hands, One Heart - PG: Psycho Goreman
| Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh
| Clips from Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
| KMFDM - Virus - (Pestilence Mix)
| Stabbing Westward - Nothing
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Episode 169 - Johnny Mnemonic: The Future Was Then

Episode 169 - Johnny Mnemonic: The Future Was Then

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