The Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 30: Arrival (2016), Hard Sci-Fi Vol. 1

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Welcome to The SciFi Podcasta wretched hive of scum and villainy a bi-weekly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. The SciFi Podcast features four hosts—Mattroid, Brain, Solo, and Station!—and frequent guests. Each episode we look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take the discussion where no show has gone before.

This episode we begin the Hard Sci-Fi volumes with our fist entry: vol. 1. We review and cover Arrival (2016), and elaborate on the concept of Hard Science-Fiction and it’s importance in the genre. Did your expectations arrive, or did this movie leave you wishing you could change your destination? Let us know!

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production and artwork Mattroid.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Arrival:

Mattroid – 9, watch it
Station! – 8.0, watch it at home (and mess with the video settings on your tv)
Solo – 8.0, watch it
Brain – 9.5, watch it

Check out The Mundane Manifesto here.

 

The Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 29: Doctor Strange – LIVE!

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is ever expanding, and after more than a dozen movies we’ve finally entered the mystical side of Marvel! Ushering us into the unknown, Doctor Strange joins the likes of Captain America and Iron-Man with his first entry into the MCU. How does it hold up against the other films? Do we finally get a decent Marvel villain?

In this episode, your faithful sci-fi crew brings you their review – LIVE! – right after their viewing of the film. What did you think about the Doctor Strange movie? Let us know in the comments section.

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production and artwork by William Solo Jr., and Mattroid. The episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Get a free 30-day trial at www.Audibletrial.com/thescifipodcast, and don’t forget to tell your friends!
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The Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 28: Phantasm (V): Ravager

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In this special episode, Mattroid and Solo are joined by SpaceWolf, as well as long-time friend Paco, for a live recounting of their Phantasm: Ravager viewing experience and an impromptu review.

Don’t miss our two crossover episodes with Horror Movie Podcast where we review Phantasms I – IV. The reviews begin on HMP Episode 82 with Phantasm and Phantasm II and continue on TSFP Episode 18 with Phantasm III and Phantasm IV.

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production and artwork by SpaceWolf. Follow him on Twitter @IcarusArts.

The Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 27: Experiencing Ghostbusters Dimension at The Void

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In this special episode, Station! and Mattroid are joined by SpaceWolf to recount a live hyper-reality experience at the Utah-based headquarters of The Void, where Mattroid, Solo and SpaceWolf were joined by friends of the show (and previous guest) Jonasty and (Movie Stream Cast’s) Rach Hell for a round of Ghostbusters Dimension, which is now open to the general public at Madame Tussaud‘s in New York City.

And for even more on our experience at The Void, read Mattroid’s “Gary the Unicorn” column for The Daily Herald newspaper, Gary the Unicorn: Entering The Void.
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The Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 26: Coherence and an Interview With Jim Byrkit

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 The SciFi Podcasta wretched hive of scum and villainy a bi-weekly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. The SciFi Podcast features three hosts—Mattroid, Solo, Brain, and Station!—and frequent guests. Each episode we look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take the discussion where no show has gone before.

In this special episode, Station! and Mattroid briefly provide comments on the thriller sci-fi/fantasy film Coherence, before interviewing the hilarious and insightful writer and director of the film, Jim Byrkit. What did you think of Coherence? What color is your glowstick? Let us know in the comments section, below. And don’t miss the epic Coherence episode of TSFP sister show Movie Stream Cast where SpaceWolf and Cody Clark review the film before Brain brings it with his typical physicist-ish-insights knowledge.

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The Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 25: Ghostbusters vs. Ghostbusters

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Who you gonna call? The question should probably best be posed differently: When you call the ghostbusters, will you use a payphone or a smartphone? In this spooky episode, Brain, Station! and Mattroid discuss the differences between the original Ghostbusters movie and the recently released, female-fronted version. Which do you prefer and why? Let us know in the comments section.

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production and artwork by Mattroid. Additional tracks by Infectious Grooves. Check out Stewart Craig’s amazing artwork at www.stewartmortimer.deviantart.com.

The Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 24: The Predator Franchise Part 2 – Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010)

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Sequels! A bizarro follow up to the iconic Predator, Predator 2 departs from the norm to deliver us action on top of sloppy social commentary. Is it terrible? Terrific? Does it compare to the third, Predators, wherein we find ourselves tailored well and suited up to be a true sequel to the original? If it bleeds, kill it in the comments section, below.
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The Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 23: The Predator Franchise Part 1 – Predator (1987)

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This year it grows hot. But in 1987, it was hotter still. Dutch and his band of rough and tough commandos take on the galaxy’s greatest hunter, in the ultimate game of hide-and-seek. The Predator, a science fiction icon, a nemesis in rarified air, is among us. Discuss your thoughts on the ugly mother****** in the comments section.

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production by Mattroid. Artwork by SpaceWolf and Mattroid. This episode is sponsored by Audible.com and Black Harbor guitar strings.
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The Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 22: Independence Day Resurgence – LIVE!

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It’s been 20 years since aliens landed on Earth and picked a fight with Will Smith and the rest of the human species, and since our victory they’ve been plotting and scheming on returning to our planet to finish the job they started in the 90s. Does humanity prevail? Is a Will Smith-less cast strong enough to hold up such a huge sequel? Did you like this movie or not? Let us know in the comments section.

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The Sci-Fi Podcast Episode 21: Batman vs Superman and Captain America: Civil War

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Capes, caps and claws – it’s superheroes against superheroes, with nothing but principled beliefs standing in the way of maximum carnage. Did your favorite superhero show in one of these movies? Did these movies flop or fly with you? Let us know in the comments section, below.

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production by Mattroid. Artwork by SpaceWolf.

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