Future Left Podcast Ep. 57: On Police States and the Judges Dredd
This week we're talking through Judge Dredd (1995) as well as Dredd (2012), discussing the dystopian futures of a world where police operate with no oversight and absolute impunity--can you imagine it?!? What effect does the anti-hero Judge Dredd have on his environment? Is it positive, neutral, or is it perhaps net negative? Furthermore, to the world he interacts with, is he a hero or a villain? Ultimately the questions boil down to this: Are policing institutions sufficient responses to criminals and crime?
This episode marks our first explicit episode dedicated to analyzing the world created by a sci-fi film, and we'd love to do it again! If you have any recommendations, comment below, tweet at us, send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com), or just go to crowded public places and shout them into the passersby. Maybe we'll hear about it that way.