Future past

Love Loki? 7 retro-futurist shows and movies to watch ASAP

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.”

There’s nothing on TV quite like Loki, but its unique look didn’t come out of thin air. The Time Variance Authority office designed is based on a concept called retro-futurism.

The idea is to present the future as imagined at a time in the past. Plenty of other shows and movies have mined retro-futurism for inspiration, presenting alternate histories and stylized futures.