Physical 100

Physical: 100 (2023)

Win or bust: Darwinian struggles for survival and Greek myths of (im)mortality in Netflix’s Physical: 100 (2023) first published (in Korean translation) in the book 한류를 읽는 안과 밖의 시선: 2024 K-콘텐츠 [The inside and outside perspectives of reading the Korean Wave: 2024 K-Content], Kyunghee University Press, February 25, 2024, pp.131-9 Real physiques Created by…

Olympics

The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968)

“Sooner than you think…” reads the text that opens Michael Elliott’s telemovie The Year of the Sex Olympics, filmed as part of BBC2’s Theatre 625. It is a promise of prescience in this science fiction from 1968 – and viewed now, it is all too easy to discern something of our own present being extrapolated…