Arc Reactions – 44 – Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth

A story from 1978 that introduces many elements into the Judge Dredd canon that endure to this day. It is also the first long form story for the character. We talk about the story, the social commentary, and the possible origins of the Jurassic Park novel in this episode.

Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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The Plot (15:09)

 

GOOD THINGS
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Atmosphere (19:34)
World Building (21:25)
Alien Riders (26:46)
Social commentary (29:26)

 

OTHER POINTS
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Jurassic Park comparison (54:10)
Favorite sub-story (57:45)

 

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ARP-44-TheCursedEarth.mp3

 

As mentioned in the episode
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Arc Reactions 41 – Who Is The Black Panther?
Michael Crichton lecture on Yellowstone
Insular Cases

 

Our next podcast will be our review of the Batman V. Superman film on March 27th. Our next Bat Books For Beginners episode will be Orpheus Rising on March 15th.

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