Episode 58: Gattaca (1997)

The guys take to the skies once again, this time doing a little body switching to do so, with Andrew Niccol’s 1997 film Gattaca. The film takes a deep look at the implications of genetic discrimination and eugenics as a whole, with the film’s central character serving as a representation of overcoming one’s “natural” standing in life to achieve something greater, but the guys discuss whether or not this is actually an empowering film or not. They also talk about whose body they would take over in order to fulfill a lifelong dream like Vincent’s of going to space.

Ep 58 Gattaca (1997)
Director
Andrew Niccol
Stars
Ethan Hawke
Jude Law
Uma Thurman

Curated by: Jeff

Aired Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The guys take to the skies once again, this time doing a little body switching to do so, with Andrew Niccol's 1997 film Gattaca. The film takes a deep look at the implications of genetic discrimination and eugenics as a whole, with the film's central character serving as a representation of overcoming one's "natural" standing in life to achieve something greater, but the guys discuss whether or not this is actually an empowering film or not. They also talk about whose body they would take over in order to fulfill a lifelong dream like Vincent's of going to space.