Inspired by our upcoming charity marathon, the Race Against Time, we’re back to talking about sequels and how they change fandom. A fandom can live off of very little material (e.g. Reboot, Chrono Trigger) … but what happens when there is a sequel? Is that a good thing? In particular, we talk about: How sequels allow for the creation of new communities How sequels ‘change your investment in fandom’ How we’re huge hypocrites And more! All in under thirty minutes. Plus, we’re on a short hiatus for the Race Against Time, so we’ll be back in September! Episode Outline Topics: Fandom exists outside of new content; people love more; sequels allow for new communities; sequels create connections between the past and present; sequels can make the past more relevant; sequels get you re-invested; CHRONO TRIGGER; sequels can create division; you can never go back; not everyone likes sequels and that’s fine; we’re hypocrites. Where can I get updates? If you want to follow us on social media, we’ve got you covered: Facebook: facebook.com/fanthropological Twitter: @fanthropologic And of course, we can be found where all fine podcasts are found (e.g. Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts). Oh, and here at fanthropological.com What is the “Race Against Time”? The Race Against Time is an annual charity livestreaming marathon run by the Nickscast where we beat Chrono Trigger thirteen times to raise money for charity; this year that charity is Trans Lifeline! Tune in on August 8 and 9th from noon until midnight each day. We hope to outdo all of our previous records and raise $2300 USD. For more details on the event, you can check out the main website at raceagainsttime.io, our Twitch page where we host the stream, or you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook for news about guests, giveaways, and other special surprises! Heck, you can even donate right now! What is Fanthropological? Every week, our podcast, Fanthropological, delivers about an hour of fandom-related “fanalysis” covering a different fandom every week and giving you hard data, history, special guests, and, of course, speculation! We cover topics spanning the gamut of anime, manga, comics, video games, comics, movies, books, television, and, in general, geek culture. Who are you? We are the Nickscast! Three products of late-80s / early-90s pop culture who love exploring fandom and everything geek … who also happen to have been best buddies since high school, and all happen to be named Nick. We started the Nickscast as a labour of love, and as a place to entertain and to discuss our love of fans and fandom. We want to help others learn more about different fandoms, and to create empathy with other fans. If you want to learn more about us, you can follow us on most social media @thenickscast (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), see all of our projects on thenickscast.com, or email us. Credits The Frontier by Jared Hudson from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy All other music and sound for this week’s episode were provided by Nick Green!
And that night, huddled around a campfire in an unknown future, four friends sat and told the tail (sorry, tale) of how the latest chapter of an epic fight for survival had finally come to a close. Though much was uncertain, for now, they cloud rest easy now that the universe was safe, and the problems of the world of Chrono Trigger could be left for another day. …Or could they? T and G discuss: Time Travel! It’s… complicated? Like, really complicated. We try to wrap our heads around how it is supposed to work in the world of Chrono Trigger (and even a bit of Chrono Cross), even though it hurts our heads a bit. Common tropes, techniques, and mechanics used in time travel in other media, in particular, movies! Turns out, lots of works use time travel… and sometimes it is used really effectively (and sometimes it’s just lazy, looking at you Back to the Future) 🤷‍♂️ A terse discussion about why folks love time travel, and asking the question would CHRONO TRIGGER BE THE SAME WITHOUT IT?! (No, but … 🤷‍♂️) And that is it for Season 2! Thank you everyone for listening. It has been a long journey getting here, and now it’s time for us to use a shelter and regroup for Season 3! Stay tuned in 2021 for that. Where to find us The Zeal Archives is a Nickscast production and can be found wherever fine podcasts are listened to, or at the source at zealarchives.com For news and other updates about the podcast, you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook @zealarchives For more about the hosts, Nick T and Nick G, check out the Nickscast on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, all @thenickscast. What is the “Race Against Time”? The Race Against Time is an annual charity livestreaming marathon run by the Nickscast where we beat Chrono Trigger thirteen times to raise money for charity; this year that charity is Trans Lifeline! Tune in on August 8 and 9th from noon until midnight each day. We hope to outdo all of our previous records and raise $2300 USD. For more details on the event, you can check out the main website at raceagainsttime.io, our Twitch page where we host the stream, or you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook for news about guests, giveaways, and other special surprises! Heck, you can even donate right now! Cast Nick Green as (Nick) G and himself Nick Terwoord as (Nick) T, Robo and himself Nick Zacharewicz as (Nick) Z SMZeldaRules as Lucca Credits Production Credits Editing, scripting, and podcast visual design by Nick Terwoord. And an extra special thanks to Square Enix for making that game that we love, Chrono Trigger …and for not suing us. Music Credits [00:59] Flashback Music: Inception by The ARTISANS Beats used under Jamendo’s standard license [01:10] Background music: Seized with Fury by housethegrate from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy [02:07] Background music: Following Forgotten by Patrick Burns from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy [02:36] Background music: Strange World by WillRock from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy [30:43] Background music: Through Time and Space by ABG from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy [29:13] Outro: Inception by The ARTISANS Beats used under Jamendo’s standard license [29:43] Special announcement music: Temporal Distortion by Star Salzman from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy Links GameFAQs - Final Fantasy VI Game Script Wikipedia - Time Travel in Fiction Youtube - TimeSplitters: Future Perfect - Cortez teams up with himself - Part 1 Wikipedia - Primer (film) Walyou - 6 Different Types of Time Travel Movies
What happens 30 years after a TV show finishes? Is the fandom … over? What is the relationship between a series ending and a fandom ending? And what happens if the creator turns out to be an awful person. This week it’s all over as we talk about the role and effect of endings in fandom… and in life? In particular, we talk about: How the peak of a fandom may have already passed by the time you get there How fandoms connect people through time, even when they do end How endings… really any discontinuity… is hard for humans. …Honestly, a lot about Twin Peaks, Lost, and Harry Potter. And more! All in under thirty minutes. Episode Outline Topics: Distinction between media franchise and fandom; media is always “new to you”; fandom “peaks”; twin peaks; fandoms connecting across time; how poor endings can decimate fandoms; the allure of avoiding the ending; zombie fandoms. Where can I get updates? If you want to follow us on social media, we’ve got you covered: Facebook: facebook.com/fanthropological Twitter: @fanthropologic And of course, we can be found where all fine podcasts are found (e.g. Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts). Oh, and here at fanthropological.com What is the “Race Against Time”? The Race Against Time is an annual charity livestreaming marathon run by the Nickscast where we beat Chrono Trigger thirteen times to raise money for charity; this year that charity is Trans Lifeline! Tune in on August 8 and 9th from noon until midnight each day. We hope to outdo all of our previous records and raise $2300 USD. For more details on the event, you can check out the main website at raceagainsttime.io, our Twitch page where we host the stream, or you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook for news about guests, giveaways, and other special surprises! Heck, you can even donate right now! What is Fanthropological? Every week, our podcast, Fanthropological, delivers about an hour of fandom-related “fanalysis” covering a different fandom every week and giving you hard data, history, special guests, and, of course, speculation! We cover topics spanning the gamut of anime, manga, comics, video games, comics, movies, books, television, and, in general, geek culture. Who are you? We are the Nickscast! Three products of late-80s / early-90s pop culture who love exploring fandom and everything geek … who also happen to have been best buddies since high school, and all happen to be named Nick. We started the Nickscast as a labour of love, and as a place to entertain and to discuss our love of fans and fandom. We want to help others learn more about different fandoms, and to create empathy with other fans. If you want to learn more about us, you can follow us on most social media @thenickscast (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), see all of our projects on thenickscast.com, or email us. Credits Rhodes to the Past by Fatty Acid from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy All other music and sound for this week’s episode were provided by Nick Green!
With world-ending calamity nearly at bay, a critical decision need be made, one that could alter the course of history. Lucca’s mastery of science means that the temporal distortion can be stopped, and save the world of Chrono Trigger, but G must decide whether it is more important to make his way home… or risk it all to save his friend. T and G discuss: The surprisingly relevant (but entirely understated?!) origins of the sun stone; how you can find it in the story, what it means for the world of Chrono Trigger, and WHY NO ONE TALKS ABOUT IT?! Seems like a big deal, really! The Sun Stone as a metaphor for… greed? Man’s reliance on oil? Would be really nice to talk with one of the developers about this. Could have been a bigger part of the story for sure! The weirdness of all of Chrono Trigger’s sidequests. They just threw tradition out the window with this one, eh? Where to find us The Zeal Archives is a Nickscast production and can be found wherever fine podcasts are listened to, or at the source at zealarchives.com For news and other updates about the podcast, you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook @zealarchives For more about the hosts, Nick T and Nick G, check out the Nickscast on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, all @thenickscast. What is the “Race Against Time”? The Race Against Time is an annual charity livestreaming marathon run by the Nickscast where we beat Chrono Trigger thirteen times to raise money for charity; this year that charity is Trans Lifeline! Tune in on August 8 and 9th from noon until midnight each day. We hope to outdo all of our previous records and raise $2300 USD. For more details on the event, you can check out the main website at raceagainsttime.io, our Twitch page where we host the stream, or you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook for news about guests, giveaways, and other special surprises! Heck, you can even donate right now! Cast Nick Green as (Nick) G and himself Nick Terwoord as (Nick) T, Robo and himself SMZeldaRules as Lucca Credits Production Credits Editing, scripting, and podcast visual design by Nick Terwoord. And an extra special thanks to Square Enix for making that game that we love, Chrono Trigger …and for not suing us. Music Credits [00:00] Background music: Song of Ruin 2 by NoTuX from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy [02:38] Background music: Save the Future by StormSkuggan from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy [27:02] Background music: To Times Once Forgotten by Vampire Hunter Dan from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy [27:51] Background music: Molding of Destinies by Russell Cox from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy [29:13] Outro: Inception by The ARTISANS Beats used under Jamendo’s standard license [29:43] Special announcement music: Temporal Distortion by Star Salzman from http://ocremix.org used under ocremix.org content policy Links Strategy Wiki - Chrono Trigger/The Fated Hour Chrono Compendium - Sun Keep GameFAQs - Game Script Chrono Compendium - Sun of Sun Chrono Compendium - Sun Palace Chrono Compendium - Sun Stone
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