Raised by Wolves: Good Creatures
February 19, 2022 7:34 AM - Season 2, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Upon learning that the serpent is nonviolent, Mother fiercely protects it, while Father busies himself with the regeneration of a new android. Endowed with mysterious new powers, Marcus grows his congregation.
posted by jquinby (7 comments total)
 
What can I say about this show? I love that it's bonkers.

We watched this episode last night, and my four year old suddenly got interested in the screen just when the industrial android appeared. I think my wife was still trying to work out how the hell those people were all hanging about with their little city thing when we thought the supercomputer was giving them exhausting tasks all day. So I was sure a chainsaw dismemberment was coming up and tried to shield his eyes while whispering to him they were both robots and it's all pretend. Whew!

I'm sure father will get punished for fighting.
posted by Catblack at 12:58 PM on February 19 [2 favorites]


Ah, that sweet, sweet android milk.
posted by porpoise at 10:41 PM on February 20 [1 favorite]


While I'm enjoying the visuals and some of the actors, but the show's sociology is complete garbage (Mithraicism, sending out 12 or 24 embryos to preserve humanity, supercomputer ~ social degeneration [the Bartertown stuff, gladiator robots - why are is the "industrial units," "Billy," so much different than all the other 'droids?] disconnect, etc.).

Also, those weird barrel trees - those are patterned after Adansonia - baobab trees.

Sure, they look cool and weird, but given how much weirder Kepler 22b (or whatever) is, why recycle something directly from Earth? otoh, baobabs are seriously weird.

Plus, they're edible and are an exploitable source of potable water.
posted by porpoise at 10:01 AM on February 21 [1 favorite]


The show is filmed in South Africa, so I think those probably ARE baobab trees.
posted by Saxon Kane at 2:12 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]


I think my wife was still trying to work out how the hell those people were all hanging about with their little city thing when we thought the supercomputer was giving them exhausting tasks all day.

I think there are a couple of fairly plausible reasons behind this. When Father & Vita go gathering food the first time, he says that their bag was almost full within an hour. I get the sense that things are actually fairly easy for the Atheists, and the majority don't have to do much to keep things running, so they have a lot of free time (Communism works! Yay!). Only those people like Sue who have special skills seem to have somewhat longer hours.

As for how the other camps work, I think that The Trust may have remote job-assigning pods for each encampment -- the one Father et al enter the first time doesn't appear to be part of the "Tarantula" main base. There's also the possibility that the Trust is relying on the humans in the main settlement to monitor those in the satellite camps; it has to rely on humans to do its will, and there appears to be some at least a small permanent military class.
posted by Saxon Kane at 5:43 PM on February 21


At the end when Marcus is holding up the giant starfish with the hole in it, sticking his head through... I thought it looked familiar: Baphomet.
posted by Saxon Kane at 6:08 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]


Yeah, that last one really stuck out like a sore thumb.
posted by porpoise at 7:32 PM on February 21


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