Symptom 66: Keep On Running

Sci-Fi fondu month gets an extra dose of cheese thanks to a request from listener Josh. This week we discuss The Running Man. Its got Arnold, Jesse Ventura and Richard Dawson - the real question is how did we not have this one in the rotation anyway. The cheese starts early and never stops and seriously, what in the world is Jesse Ventura's battle gear in this movie? 

Somewhere in this movie is an excellent discussion of the power of the media to control the people and the use of government propaganda. There is also a discussion of what happens when the mob turns against and how easy it is for the common person to strip away the humanity of a human and treat them without the dignity all humans should be accorded because they are guilty of a crime - but its buried under a major serving of gooey, melty cheese. 

Next week - They Live