Analysis

49 – Depictions of Nature

The Mythcreant Podcast
Chris, Oren, and Mike discuss the way wildlife is portrayed in speculative fiction. Since they are never happy, they complain about both vilification and glorification of nature. Oren becomes scared of polar bears, Chris asks for happy swamps, and Mike wears out his welcome with bad puns.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes

Avatar (2009 James Cameron Film)

Forgotten Realms

Descent of Angels: Loyalty and Honour

Dragons in Avatar: The Last Airbender

Final Fantasy: Spirits Within

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Dealing With Dragons

Swamp of the Black River – Dark Crystal

The Magic School Bus – “Gets Swamped”

Setting Your World Apart From Earth

Firefly – The Train Job, The Message

Designing Aliens From an Alternate Earth

Star Trek: Enterprise, Xindi

Old Man’s War

The Dragonriders of Pern

Animorphs Fanfiction Archive

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Comments

  1. JackbeThimble

    Swamps are bad because they have mosquitoes which, if you’re in anything warmer than a temperate climate, carry malaria which is historically probably the single biggest killer of humans, as well as dengue and yellow fever.

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