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In this flagship episode of our new podcast series, CJ Hitchcock, Jimmy Gnome and Suribot discuss the 2017 live-actoin adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell”. We also talk about what we are currently watching and dive into a meaty reader question submitted to us by a Patreon supporter. If you’d like to submit a question to the show, please visit our Patreon page to learn how.
Opening Theme: First Light by Makotot Matushita
Ending Theme: Making of Cyborg by Kenji Kawai
-All Shell, No Ghost-
CJ, Jimmy, and Suri dive headlong into the mess that is the 2017 Ghost in the Shell film starring Scarlett Johannson and directed by Rupert Sanders. They discuss the whitewashing and culture conflicts that raise in the film, along with a poor characterization and misunderstandings of the original source material. Afterwords, CJ talks about seeing Interstella 5555 at a local art house theater, Jimmy gushes over another forgotten children’s show and Suri is captivated by Attack on Titan‘s latest opening. The episode ends with a Patreon question about Hollywood’s depiction of technology in the new Ghost in the Shell film.
Suri: So let me ask you guys something: Do you know where this movie takes place?
-Long silence amongst group-
Jimmy: I don’t fuckin’ know.