Loading Episode...
Verbal Diorama - Verbal Diorama EPISODE 80, 11th February 2021
Ghost in the Shell (1995) (Kōkaku Kidōtai)

Ghost in the Shell (1995) (Kōkaku Kidōtai)

The Matrix, Westworld, Metal Gear Solid, Cyberpunk 2077, AI: Artificial Intelligence.... all have been inspired by the legendary Ghost in the Shell.

Ghost in the Shell is a ground-breaking landmark of animation; a cyberpunk dystopian masterpiece, with beautiful cityscapes, engaging characters led by Major Motoko Kusanagi and a story about humanity's reliance on being connected. If Cher from Clueless was describing it, she'd say it was "way existential", and she'd be right.

What makes us who we are? What could we gain from transhumanism? With deep roots in philosophy, existentialism, and an exploration of gender identity; Ghost in the Shell proves, if any were necessary, that animation is not just a medium for children, and that animation can explore philosophical themes through rich storytelling and creative visuals and also provide a stark warning for our future.

I would love to hear your thoughts on Ghost in the Shell!

GET IN TOUCH....

Twitter @verbaldiorama

Instagram @verbaldiorama

Facebook @verbaldiorama

Letterboxd @verbaldiorama

Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com

Website verbaldiorama.com

SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA....

Leave a 5-star rating/review: Apple Podcasts or Podchaser 

Join the Patreon: patreon.com/verbaldiorama

Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Matt, Trevor and Scott!

Buy Merch! https://teespring.com/stores/verbaldiorama

Tees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!

EPISODE THANKS TO....

Most excellent Patrons

Emily from I Drink Your Podcast for her Patron thoughts. You can find I Drink Your Podcast @IDYP_podcast on Twitter

Andy from Geek Salad for his Patron thoughts. You can find Geek Salad @geeksaladradio on Twitter

Subscribe, follow and listen to all these wonderful podcasts in your app of choice!

Twitter peeps

  • @BLCAgnew
  • @sure_grand
  • @ThatSequelGuy
  • @capunderstands
  • @Oral_mfc
  • @flamebrain39

Instagram folk

  • None this time

Facebook chums

  • Joe


Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song

Music by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Facebook

Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)

Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.