The Sci-Fi Podcast – Episode 43: Comic Con SLC 2017 with Matt Jacobson of USA Today

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 three hosts—Mattroid, 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.

In Salt Lake City, Comic Con is alive and well. Your crew from The Sci-Fi Podcast witnessed thousands of eager geeks prove to each other that there’s no place like a comic convention to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of America’s beloved nerd culture. Along the way, through the three-day event, we were fortunate enough to cross paths with the lovely and hilarious Matt Jacobson, who writes for The Spectrum and USA Today. We took the chance to interview him and ask a few sci-fi standard questions, and he most definitely did not let us down.

Have you been to a comic convention before? Do you read USA Today? Do you love Andy Warhol? There’s so much to discuss, and we want to hear your thoughts about these movies, so check the comments section and leave your own.

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.

The Sci-Fi Podcast episode 42: It Came From Planet X! – Night of the Comet

Some movies are so strange, so bizarre, so ultimately excellent that they belong in their own pocket universe of The Sci-Fi Podcast, known as Planet X! Mattroid will be joined in each of these short episodes by a special guest and together they’ll discuss a relatively unknown movie and any number of related (and unrelated) tangents.

In this fantastically manic episode of It Came From Planet X, Mattroid and new best friend Joel Robertson (Jor-el) can’t keep their ducks in a row, chatter like spider-monkeys, rarely stay on topic (STAY ON TARGET!) and very well may even manage to discuss the 1984 gem, Night of the Comet, a work of brilliant fiction.

Have you seen it?
Do you like it?
Do you own it?
Don’t touch that dial, you teenage zombie freaks! Chat about the movie in the comments section.

 

You can hear more from Joel and his studious cohorts at Retro Movie Geek, and as always make sure to check out our friends and family at Movie Podcast Network.

Podcast production and artwork by Mattroid. Music provided by TMMC.

RATINGS:

Mattroid – 8/10

Joel – 10/10

 

 

 

The Sci-Fi Podcast: Episode 41 – Bad Earth: Part One

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, 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.

Every now and then a terrible sci-fi movie comes out and stuns audiences for years; sometimes a sci-fi movie comes out and polarizes audiences, leaving some dumbfounded while others are awe-struck; sometimes these movies become cult-classics and other times they are buried at the bottom of the dollar-bin at your local superstore.

Here we’ve got movies that reflect on Earth in the distant future; how things may be different, may be the same, or may be kooky as hell with weird things going on for no apparent reason. There’s so much to discuss, and we want to hear your thoughts about these movies, so check the comments section and leave your own.

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.

Host ratings and reviews for After Earth

Mattroid – 7

Station! – 6

William Solo Jr. – 7

Brain – 6.5

 

SHOW NOTES:

— Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 036: Now You See Me (2013) and After Earth (2013)

https://moviepodcastweekly.com/movie-podcast-weekly-ep-036-now-you-see-me-2013-and-after-earth-2013/

— Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 244: The Mummy (2017) and It Comes at Night (2017) and The Bottom 5 Worst Movie Titles Ever (Part 2 of 3)

https://moviepodcastweekly.com/movie-podcast-weekly-ep-244-the-mummy-2017-and-it-comes-at-night-2017-and-the-bottom-5-worst-movie-titles-ever-part-2-of-3/#more-5331

— Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 246: Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) and Oh, Hello on Broadway (2017)

https://moviepodcastweekly.com/movie-podcast-weekly-ep-246-transformers-the-last-knight-2017-and-oh-hello-on-broadway-2017/

The Sci-Fi Podcast: Episode 40 – Alien: Covenant

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, 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.

The long awaited sequel to Prometheus, prequel to Alien, has arrived. Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s third dive into the xenomorph pool, has finally arrived, and like it’s predecessor people have mixed feelings.

Listen to your friends from The Sci-Fi Podcast dissect and study the Alien: Covenant, compare it to the others in the franchise, and ultimately recommend you watch or avoid it. There’s much to discuss, and we want to hear your thoughts, so check the comments section and leave your own.

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. Guest reviews by Jalien (Jay of the Dead from Horror Movie Podcast) and Wild Man Willis Wheeler (Check out his Youtube channel here).

RATINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

Alien: Covenant

Mattroid – 7/10 – See it, buy it if you’re a franchise fan
Station! – 6/10 (after the fact)
William Solo Jr. – ?/10 – couldn’t decide!
Brain – 7/10 – See it

THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 39: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

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, 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.

Ego’s are bruised and heroes are tested in the second move in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy. Your hosts at The Sci-Fi-Fi Podcast soar off into the black of space to search for signs of life in this movie. Do the Guardians get the job done? How cute is Groot? Is the music better than the first film’s? All these things and more, and we want to hear your thoughts, so check the comments section and leave your own.

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.
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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 38: Alien Abduction Part 2 – Communion (1989) and Fire in the Sky (1993)

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Alien Abduction sub-genre in cinema? Episode 116 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST was Part 1 in a crossover with your loyal hosts here at The Sci-Fi Podcast. On that ep, the HMP hosts and special guest Mattroid, from TSFP, spent some time exploring the theme and reviewed the films Alien Abduction (2014) as well as Altered (2006). We capped off Part 1 with an excellent interview with filmmaker Eduardo Sanchez.

Part 2 of that series is now here! In this episode, HMP co-hosts Dr. Shock (known as Dave Bowman on TSFP) and Wolfman Josh (known as SpaceWolf on TSFP) join the crew of The Sci-Fi Podcast to review the creepy Communion (1989) and Fire in the Sky (1993).

Mattroid, now joined by the other TSFP co-hosts, continue the epic discussion of Alien Abduction, remembering classic movies in the genre, exploring the trope that is Alien Abduction, and utilizing our resident scientist–The Brain–as a sounding board for our hypotheses regarding the probability and plausibility of life OUT THERE and that life coming here. You also will not want to miss Station!’s hilarious review of Communion or the great discussion about Fire in the Sky.

To Probe, or Not To Probe? 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 by Mattroid. Artwork by SpaceWolf.

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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 37: Life (2017) and Displacement (2017)

Missing William Solo Jr., fighting a small baby for command of the mic, and covering two unrelated movies? It’s all a day in the life of the Sci-Fi Podcast crew. On this episode, Ryan “Rybo” Welling pops in for a visit and discusses giving Station! a medal for winning a fight on the internet.

Mattroid and Brain discuss the recently released Life (2017) and whether or not it’ll improve or make your own life worse for watching it.

And later in the show, the two are joined by Station! and baby Ripley for a hilarious detailing of the movie Displacement (2016) and discover that the movie is tied to a very provocative cable network.

Did you enjoy either of these movies? Find them repulsive? Let us know in the comments section.

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SPECIAL FEATURES 1: 15 Film Gems That Even You Cinephiles Probably Haven’t Seen (But Should)

Movie Podcast Network Special Features Ep. 001

This episode is not a teaser… MOVIE PODCAST NETWORK presents our very first SPECIAL FEATURES bonus episode in its entirety! On behalf of the Movie Podcast Network, The Sci-Fi Podcast would like to our first Special Features Bonus episode for your vulcan ears. Here are the only three things you need to know:

1. All the individual shows on Movie Podcast Network will continue to provide FREE episode releases.

2. You can subscribe FREE to our Movie Podcast Network feed, which provides short audio teasers of every new episode released across the Network.

**3. If you like this Special Features episode, then you can subscribe for a small fee to our MONTHLY Special Features BONUS releases through our Patreon page. (Although this first episode is censored for content, the Special Features feed will be explicit.)

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THE SCI FI PODCAST EP 34: It Came From Planet X – Night of the Creeps

Some movies are so strange, so bizarre, so ultimately excellent that they belong in their own pocket universe of The Sci-Fi Podcast, known as Planet X! Mattroid will be joined in each of these short episodes by a special guest and together they’ll discuss a relatively unknown movie and any number of related (and unrelated) tangents.

In the first episode of It Came From Planet X, Mattroid and Movie Podcast Network’s very own Spacewolf tackle one of the greatest and goofiest movies to come out of the 80s — Night of the Creeps.

Have you seen it?
Do you like it?
Do you own it?
You gotta love it, baby. Thrill me by talking about the movie in the comments section.

Podcast production and artwork by Mattroid. Music provided by TMMC.

THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 29: Doctor Strange – LIVE!

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, 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.

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.

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