In this special episode, I chat with astrophysicist, gamer, (and husband!) Dr. Carpineti about Lara’s cosmically-entangled adventures. Inspired by the upcoming eclipse visible from parts of South America, we chat about the science behind how outer space is presented across the Tomb Raider games and films.
Five years ago Rise of the Tomb Raider was released, and to celebrate the occasion I chatted with the wonderful narrative designer and writer Rhianna Pratchett!
What if Lara Croft wasn’t the star? In the Survivor timeline, Lara’s father is massively important to the story. We investigate her ‘daddy’s issues’, and ask what if we had a Tomb Raider game where he was the main character instead, and how would it work?
How does Tomb Raider’s depiction of demons and demonology compare to our real-world myths? This episode strayed into some pretty dark territory. I don’t expect it’ll actually give anyone nightmares, but some parts are chilling! Just don’t listen in the dark, and don’t go wandering off into any lakes if you think you can hear a baby crying, ok?
In this episode I’m going to blow the lid off an in-game conspiracy that was hidden in plain sight since the very beginning. Join me as I investigate the artefacts of Tomb Raider, the race behind them, and a grand unifying theory that ties everything together.