Fantastic Neighborhood 67: The Finer Points of Fast & Furious Continuity

Welcome to Vin Diesel week here in the hood. Now you may be asking yourself, what does Vin Diesel have to do with video games? Don’t ask questions, we’re here to race. Besides being the principle owner of Tigon Studios and starring in a ton of games, he doesn’t have much more to do with them, but his bald majesty is still our focus this week.

We launch right into Consumption Junction this week with the “Films Du Vin” ©, an emotional exploration of the film career of the post-modern action savant, including such memorable silver screen gems as The Chronicles of Riddick, Fast and Furious 6, The Fast and the Furious, and Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift (Still trying to get the order right). Jon tries every Fast and Furious game he can find, including Fast and Furious: Showdown for Wii U.

In Game Club, we try to imbibe the very digital essence of Vin in the first third of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Ba:, a raucous joyride through one of the universe’s most notorious “slams.” We dissect the game and its commentary on the prison state. We end the show with some questions about Vin to our resident Vin expert, or Vinspert as we like to call him.

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All the music this week is from various Fast and Furious soundtracks.

Segments:

0:00:00 – As cold as Riddick Opening
0:00:54 – Introduction to Vin Diesel week
0:03:00 – Consuming Vin
0:28:50 – A brief Vintermission for some non Vin thing
0:32:44 – Game Club – The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
0:47:34 – We bid you a fond farewell in the spirit of Vin

Co-host of the show, video game archivist and historian, UI specialist, and name dropper. Jon Anderson is one of the founding members of Fantastic Neighborhood.