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Titan A.E.

What: Matt Damon is the chosen one in a space adventure to save humanity.
Directed by Donald Bluth
Starring: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore

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Show Notes

Quotes

Cale: “Everyday I wake up and it’s still the present. The same grimy, boring present. I don’t think this “future” thing of yours exists.
How mundane the miracles of technology seem once they become ubiquitous. Wikipedia. Butt-washing machines.
Korso: “That the human race is outta gas. It’s circling the drain. It’s finished! The only thing that matters is grabbing whatcha can before somebody else beats ya to it.
The desperation of desperate people in desperate times. FYGM, rational self-interest. Sci-fi’s common dichotomy between high and low life with high tech.

Director

Donald Bluth directed. also made Dragon’s Lair, Space Ace video games. And the movies An American Tale and The Land Before Time. Fox Animation Studios closed after Titan did badly in theaters.

CG/2D

Space is beautiful in CG. Christopher loves the 2d hand-drawn cell animation on top of CG environments. 2.5d, perhaps.

90s

The music of the 90s. 90s fashion. Mat Damon’s hair. Powerman 5000. Spaceship repair montage.

Alien Creatures

Cochroach chef was almost Jar Jar Binks. Straight-up murder in a cartoon surprised us. Alien kangaroo person’s hundred-jointed legs are of questionable utility. Energy beings made less than enough sense.

Low Human Population

Humanity was down to 10,000 people millennia ago, that was close. Now here they are spread out across space. Space racism.

Titan Device

Like Norwegian Seed Vault, but in space. Sort of. Adam and Eve. New Earth or Planet Bob. Joss Whedon.

Goodbyes

I will see you again. I promise.

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