Worldbuilding

20 – Bringing Utopias and Dystopias to Life

The Mythcreant Podcast
Oren, Chris, and Mike discuss utopias, dystopias, and their use in storytelling and worldbuilding. They question what’s required to create a utopia or dystopia, and debate whether utopian settings can work for stories.

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

Notes:

Simpsons Treehouse of Horror: Hungry are the Damned

Dinotopia

Wish-fulfillment characters

Star Trek: The Original Series, This Side of Paradise

Columbia from Bioshock Infinite

Brave New World

Jennifer Government

Grimdark

Shadowrun

Æon Flux

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Comments

  1. Dave L

    The story you mentioned about the world where information was downloaded into people’s brains, so they could learn new things, except for that one guy who’s brain couldn’t take the download was probably Profession by Isaac Asimov https://www.abelard.org/asimov.php

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