Wednesday, January 10, 2018

First of the New Year!!

Sorry about the long absence everyone. This is going to be a short post, as it is something of a thought experiment. One thing about Twilight: 2000 is that it is in many ways, the future of the nightmares of the 80s, ala Threads, or The Day After. But what about other nightmares? Twilight: 2000 has discussed this before in Twilight Nightmares, but that's not what I am talking about.

I am talking about a certain little Netflix show:

Yeah, that one. You might ask, "What the hell does this have to do with Twilight: 2000?" A lot actually. Both properties are products of 80s nightmares, and the Cold War permeates through them like a running thread, Twilight: 2000 is just more obvious about it. But in Stranger Things, there is the undercurrent of  "What if the Russians find out?"

But the focus of this blog post isn't, "What if the Russians find out?" It's more, "What do you think happens to Hawkins, IN in the post-apocalypse?" Does the Upside Down triumph? Does it retreat, seeing our world as not such a great place anymore. What happens to our four heroes? Sheriff Hopper and all the others?

Think of this as more of a thought experiment with a focus? Post your takes here, it'll be fun to read them.

1 comment:

  1. The U.S and Soviet Union were doing experiments involving parapsychology, The Men Who Stare At Goats is based on the true story of the military's psychic research division.

    I would think that in a TW2000 setting such supernatural phenomena should be limited in power and for NPC/Opponent use. Hey maybe operation Reset is actually some psychic kid who needs to be escorted to a DIA operative in Krakow. Maybe the Black Madonna icon has a divine ability vs communists.


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