Hector vs The Future
By Stuff that Talks
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The world’s largest museum of obsolete technology is threatened with closure unless Hector - its cantankerous, turnkey-operated clockwork curator - can match the popularity of the cutting-edge Uptodateum across the road. Only George - the mild mannered in-house caretaker with the mysterious past - steps up to help him. Does nobody care about history? Will anyone ever get to ride the NHScalator? How will postboxes, leeches and face-to-face conversation be remembered if the Obsoleteum closes its doors forever? Meanwhile, the Uptodateum has its own problems to deal with, as harried curator Biz and her guileless half-hologram, half-robot assistant Phil struggle to keep their enormous glass-and-touchscreen tower constantly up to date. If only they could work out what to do with their ever- increasing mountain of outdated exhibits...?
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Hector Vs. Inevitability||Hector makes a last ditch attempt to persuade Mayor Pinch to change her mind about funding his museum. Richard Snark forces Biz to choose between her loyalty to Phil and her belief in the Uptodateum.||9/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Hector Vs. Childhood||Hector finally tells George the truth about his mysterious past. Biz is forced to take a day off work. The Obsoleteum attempts crowdfunding||8/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Hector Vs. Job Requirements||George urges Hector to choose a back-up career in case the Obsoleteum can’t be saved before the council’s deadline, and he agrees to get a part time job. Richard Snark offers Biz the job of a lifetime at Pickle Headquarters.||8/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Hector Vs. Saving Lives||George encourages Hector to start giving back to the community, in the hopes that the community might then take an interest in the Obsoleteum. Meanwhile - to thank the town for its support - Biz and Phil unveil a free access HealthWipe machine that can||8/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Hector Vs. The Past||Hector and George hire a marketing genius to rebrand the Obsoleteum with old fashioned sensibilities. Biz downloads a patch that grants Phil the ability to feel love - but when AI dating site “The Circuit” forces him to choose between robot and holo||8/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Hector Vs. Da Vinci||Hector meets the descendant of Leonardo da Vinci, and enlists her to replicate his hero’s exhibits for the Obsoleteum. Biz and Phil decide that the best way to keep the Uptodateum up to date would be to hire an inventor.||7/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Hector Vs. The Sea||Hector learns his beloved Obsoleteum is about to lose its funding, and plans to lure in new visitors by recovering a mysterious artifact from the ocean floor. Meanwhile, Biz attempts to fix Phil’s ever-dying battery - but she needs a rare ocean minera||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Very excited for this one, can't wait to hear more.
There's only one episode out so far, but Hector VS The Future is already one of my favorite podcasts.
This is off to a good start so far - very witty and charming. I'm excited to see where it goes from here. It's perfectly reminiscent of the comedies I grew up watching, with great writing and production.
Beth Eyre is becoming one of my favorite voices and the rest of the cast is stellar as well. Definitely looking forward to more.