The Tomorrowland Times Podcast
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Disney’s “The Optimist” alternate reality game, Nick chats with one of its contributors: writer, experience designer, and creative director Chad Jones.
⚛ Redacted, a novel by Chad Jones on Amazon.
⚛ The Optimist official 2013 recap video on YouTube.
⚛ The Optimist page on Tomorrowland Times.
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The State of Tomorrow22:04On Tomorrowland’s 8th anniversary, Nick sits down for a State of Tomorrow address, covering everything from the film’s availability to new merch, fandom, and its emerging legacy over the past year. ⚛ Follow Tomorrowland Times on Twitter. ⚛ Bill Terezakis Estate Auction ⚛ Washington Post opinion piece by Amanda Shendruk⚛ Adam Buxton Podcast ⚛ Library of Congress screening ⚛ AR elevator by Michael Delgado⚛ Banana Split (2018) movie
Marc Vena46:13To celebrate the 7th anniversary of the theatrical release of Tomorrowland, The Tomorrowland Times Podcast is proud to present a special interview with legendary storyboard artist Marc Vena. His work on the film encompassed several key sequences, including a few tantalizing omissions! ⚛ Our story reel for Marc Vena's “Boat Ride” storyboards.⚛ Follow Tomorrowland Times on Twitter.
A Beginner’s Guide to Tomorrowland33:03With the long-awaited debut of Tomorrowland streaming worldwide on Disney+, Hastin and Nick sit down to welcome a new batch of Dreamers, Optimists, and Junior Tomorrownauts into the fandom. ⚛ Follow Tomorrowland Times on Twitter.⚛ The Optimist official recap video.⚛ Before Tomorrowland prequel novel.⚛ The Origin of Plus Ultra animated short.⚛ Take Me To Tomorrowland mirror site.
The Ones Who Haven’t Given Up01:02:49The final installment in our 12-part series diving deep into the mysteries of Disney's Tomorrowland movie. Follow an elite squad of audio-animatronic child recruiters on a globe-trotting adventure to find the Dreamers of Tomorrow. Will the legacy of Plus Ultra at last be redeemed? Can Tomorrowland thrive under the stewardship of Newton and Walker? Which pieces of this film's ending never changed? What lies ahead for this very podcast? Find your pin and join us in that field of wheat, won't you? ⚛ Follow Tomorrowland Times on Twitter.⚛ Takayuki Oki on Instagram.⚛ Kurt Schoen custom guitars.⚛ Natasha Davison on IMDB.⚛ Robin T. Rose on Twitter.⚛ Liliane Leila Juma on Twitter.⚛ Alexandria Kayy's website.
Athena’s Awakening01:08:47The penultimate installment in our 12-part series diving deep into the mysteries of Disney's Tomorrowland movie. Hop onto a rock 'em sock 'em Goliath robot for the Battle of Bridgeway, defy your deterministic fate with a leap of love, and save your last thoughts for those who need to hear them. Question the destruction of your own personal Monitor that broadcasts only an endless, apocalyptic doomscroll. The City of Tomorrow is dead. What comes next? ⚛ Follow Tomorrowland Times on Twitter.⚛ Alternate Music Cue Comparison Video.
Nix The Speech01:05:22Tenth in our 12-part series diving deep into the mysteries of Disney's Tomorrowland movie. It's Newton versus Nix: a heroic epiphany, and a villainous revelation. Will the words of an antagonist forever define a film's aims? Is this infamous sequence a directorial self-insert, or the antithesis against which our heroes define themselves? It's dueling monologues as these speakers battle for the soul of Tomorrowland. ⚛ Follow Tomorrowland Times on Twitter.
The Walker Algorithm01:04:49Ninth in our 12-part series diving deep into the mysteries of Disney's Tomorrowland movie. Stop doomscrolling apocalyptic visions, take a sip of your life-extending Rejuvamere shake, and board a tinted hover rail as we come face to unaging face with Governor David Nix. Did you spot that signature sludge? Why does Athena have an empty compartment in her stomach? Was an additional Nix speech nixed? Answers are revealed at the precipice of the final act. ⚛ Follow Tomorrowland Times on Twitter.⚛ Defunctland's Adventure Thru Inner Space
The Spectacle of Eiffel57:57Eighth in our 12-part series diving deep into the mysteries of Disney's Tomorrowland movie. Board an antique rocket ship launching from the Eiffel Tower and discover its connection to Nemo's Nautilus submarine as we plunge into the revealing depths of early concept art. Chug some Zipp-E powder before catching a wire-transfer, crank up the deleted dulcet drones of despotic dictator David Nix, and play a rousing round of “How Old Are Those Cokes?” ⚛ Follow Tomorrowland Times on Twitter.⚛ The Van ‘t Hoff equation.⚛ Edison Gold Moulded Record No. 40⚛ Tully Summers Tomorrowland Concept Art.⚛ B-Roll of Deleted Zero-G moment. ⚛ Storyboards by Rodolfo Dimaggio.