Friday, 19 July 2013

Future Advert: Guess What's Coming To Dinner?

NAME
Future Advert: Guess What's Coming To Dinner?

FIRST PUBLISHED
2000 A.D. Prog 4

DATELINE
19 Mar 77

PAGE COUNT
1

REPRINTS
Flesh: The Dino Files.

SYNOPSIS
An advert for Trans-time Corporation's Flesh.

FIRSTS & LASTS
First view of the consumer.

INFORMATION
There are ten tons of Flesh on a Triceratops. The available cuts of meat include Rump Steak, T-Bone Steak, Chuck, Brisket, Flank and Silverside, but nothing is wasted. A Triceratops can also provide bonemeal, pet food, leather boots.

Flesh® is a registered trade mark of Trans-Time Corporation. Other Flesh products include Brono Burger (100 ☆), Mother Reagan's Flesh Flans (50 ☆), Flesh T-Rex Cooking Fat (10 ☆), Flesh Dead Tasty Party Pack (250 ☆) and Flesh Chunks.

Flesh is the alternative to food pills and knitted steaks.

There is an Esco Meat Market with at least 175 Levels.


EARL REAGAN
He features in the advert as an example of a hard working ranger. His mother has Mother Reagan's Flesh Flans named after her.

OTHER CHARACTERS
None.

DEATHS
One. A Triceratops gets Fleshdozed.

BEST LINES
"Flesh is fresh and good to eat...Flesh is lots of juicy meat!"

WORST LINES
"We reckon the biggest monster of them all is the one sitting at the table!"

CATCHPHRASES
None.

CONTINUITY & CROSSOVERS
None.

INFLUENCES
Unknown.

MISTAKES
None.

RETROSPECT
None.

NOTES
None.

CREDITS
Artist: Kevin O'Neill

REVIEW
This is wonderfully disturbing. The process that that the Flesh goes through is unflinchingly acknowledged and seeing the packaging and consumption of the end product provides some much needed context. The artwork is stunning and the futuristic cutlery is terrifying, but it's a shame that someone obviously didn't have faith in the audience to appreciate the subtext (see WORST LINES above).