The Sci-Fi Podcast – Episode 45: The Best and Worst Sci-Fi Worlds

 

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.

Naboo! Riza! Madmax! One impressive element of sci-fi movies is the setting. Everything from stark, bleak post-apocalyptic Earth to lush and vibrant planets in distant galaxies, the environment and basic tenets of these worlds can inspire us to long for visiting or perhaps allowing us to find a great deal of gratitude for living in the real world instead of what horrors could be.

Is Star Wars really so ideal? Would Battlefield Earth be a worse place to find yourself than the Madmax universe? 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 by William and Mattroid; artwork by Mattroid.

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 EP 6: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase 1

TSFP MCU Phase 1Welcome to The SciFi Podcasta wretched hive of scum and villainy a 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.

On this episode of The SciFi Podcast, SpaceWolf returns for a Considering the Sequels style show to discuss the entire first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s right, we’re bringing you mini-reviews of Iron Man (2008) and The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010) and Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and The Avengers (2012) — right here, right now!

And that’s just the beginning! Come back next week for our discussion of Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with special guest Wildman Willis Wheeler, as well as reviews for the two latest MCU films Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Ant-Man (2015)!

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 art by SpaceWolf.

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