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Station Eleven: The Podcast

Partly motivated by HBO/Discovery’s slash-and-burn run through their streaming library, I started re-watching Station Eleven, and this time I’ve been listening to the Station Eleven Podcast, hosted by show creator Patrick Somerville and film/tv writer Angelica Jade Bastién. It’s fascinating to hear them delve into the process of making the show, which went from a thing that I was hesitant to watch1 to one of my favorites from 2022.

One of the things I didn’t get into while linking to Kathryn VanArendonk’s recent disappearing-tv piece was her link to a Twitter thread by Patrick Sommerville, where he talked about the blink-and-you-missed-it physical media release of Station Eleven last October. That story apparently has a happy ending, with Paramount TV readying a DVD/Blu-ray/4K release in February. I’ve already pre-ordered a copy.

  1. Partly because I have such fond memories of the book, partly because of [waves hands] this pandemic that we’re still living in. ↩︎