Pretty Much Pop #174: Fallout Plays Post-Apocalyptic

Mark, Lawrence, Sarahlyn and Al discuss the new Amazon TV show based on on the video game series that launched in 1997. How does one best adapt a sandbox game? How dark is too dark for comedy? We talk world-building and exposition dumps, narrative structure and character revelation, and morality in a ruined world.

Want to watch a comprehensive, storytelling walkthrough of the original Fallout? Here’s a video explaining how Bethesda (Fallout 3 and 4) misses the appeal of the original games.

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