Categories

AE The R Fest

Retro Futurists Blog

Latest Blogs
Popular Posts
Recommended

Latest Blogs

ajax-loader

The Sun Gun

There are all sorts of bizarre tales about the Nazi’s plans to win the Second World War. From working with the occult of outlandish contraptions that belong in science fiction the rumours are endless. What’s even stranger is that many of these strange yarns are actually true; all sorts of weird plans were proposed and… Read More

The Genres of Retrofuturism

Retrofuturism simply put is the portrayal of the future using ideas from a certain era of the past. It comes in all shapes and sizes, if I were to list ever subcategory in the area and subtle differences between them we could be here for days on end. There are however a few of them… Read More

The First Discoveryland of Disneyland Paris – Part 2

Once the rollercoaster began, passengers got to see a vibrant and entirely retrofuturistic depiction of space. First the trains fly through a field of asteroids, narrowly avoiding a collision with the ‘Bluemoon Mining Machine’, a steam powered space machine built to extract minerals from asteroids by the Gun Club, as seen referenced earlier in the… Read More

The First Discoveryland of Disneyland Paris – Part 1

Anyone that’s been lucky enough to visit one of the Disney ‘Magic Kingdom’ styled theme parks will likely know that Tomorrowland is one of the many themed sections featured there. Walt Disney himself was a renowned futurist; he even created a TV show all about the world of tomorrow. It wasn’t however until he began… Read More

Retro-futurism in Video Games – Part 2

The first two Bioshock games, though similar, move us forward in time from the setting of Bioshock Infinite toward a Dieselpunk approach. Dieselpunk is again quite similar to Steampunk but instead, as the name suggests, it relies more on diesel powered technology moving forward. This tends to be set around the same era as World… Read More

Three Must Have Clocks for the Retrofuturist

Arguably one of the most asked questions in the world is probably “What is the time?” Whether we realise it or not, rather ironically we actually spend quite a lot of our time checking what time it is. Clocks and watches are integral to our lives; it’s how we run our day to day activities.… Read More

Retro-futurism in Video Games – Part 1

Video games are an unquestionably huge form of media. Since they’re birth they’ve gone from strength to strength in a remarkably short amount of time and are now the most interactive form of storytelling available. As a result they have big franchises, just like blockbuster movies, that people love and look forward to. These come… Read More

The Rocketeer Flies Again!

Created in 1982 by Dave Stevens, The Rocketeer first appeared as a backup feature in the Starslayer comic published by Pacific Comics. The adventures continued in Pacific Presents and concluded in a separate Rocketeer special printed by Eclipse Comics. They were later released as a collection named ‘The Rocketeer’ and it soon garnered enough fans… Read More