THX 1138

Visit the future where love is the ultimate crime.

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Podcast Release Date:
Jan 20, 2023

100 Years of Dystopia Series Episode 6

The Empire Strikes Baldies

A long time before Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star in a faraway galaxy, USC film school grad George Lucas dramatized another kind of future rebellion in his sci-fi debut THX 1138.  Does Robert Duvall feel it’s worth stopping his emotion-suppressing medications, and enduring billy club beatings, just so he can perform sexcrimes in a sterile dystopia?  And is the prospect of bunking with Donald Pleasance reason enough to steal a pimped out go-kart and drag race to freedom? The audience is listening to this Gold Level show when they donate to Now Playing. 

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Movie Details

100 Years of Dystopia
George Lucas
1 h 26 min
Release Date
11 March 1971
Science Fiction, Action, Drama
People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the first time he has feelings for a woman and they start a secret relationship.

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