Culture on My Mind
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February 14, 2022
The week, the Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track is celebrating a quarter century of The Fifth Element. It is kind of hard to believe that it’s been that long since this oddball and magnificent science fiction film debuted.
On February 10th, the panel of Rick Klaw (on Twitter), Deanna Toxopeus (RevolutionSF’s Facebook page), and Lola Lariscy (on Twitter) joined Joe Crowe for a discussion of meat popsicles, cosmic good and evil, Fhloston Paradise, and blue divas. They had a show to run, and it had to pop, pop, POP! Pass this knowledge on to the next as it was passed on to you.
Because it is Valentine’s Day, here’s a bonus video: Little Light of Love by Éric Serra. It was the end title theme from The Fifth Element.
These Classic Track Quarantine Panels will be held once every two weeks (or every fortnight, if you will). If you want to play along at home, grab your internet-capable device of choice and navigate the webs to the YouTube channel and/or the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.
If you want to connect with the track, Joe, and/or Gary on the socials, you can find them on Twitter (ClassicTrack, JoeCroweShow, and sneezythesquid) and Instagram (SciFiClassicTrack, JoeCroweShow, and Gary_Mitchel). And, of course, to celebrate more pop culture awesomeness, you can find Dragon Con all year round on the internet, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
The next panel will be on February 24th. The docket contains a fictional sports (just in time for that “Superb Owl” football game), battling bands, a famous bloodsucker, and a bonus panel that shall remain nameless for now. You can find all of this and more every other Thursday as the American Sci-Fi Classics Track explores the vast reaches of classic American science fiction.
The episode art each week is generously provided by the talented Sue Kisenwether. You can find her (among other places) on Women at Warp: A Star Trek Podcast.
Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.
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