THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 32: Best of the Worst Sci-Fi Villains

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.

Finally, an in-depth discussion revolving around the baddest characters in all of science fiction. Few things make a movie excel or plummet like a villain–are they scary? monstrous? evil? hysterical? pathetic? Some of each, and each host takes the time to bring to you their three favorite and three least favorite villains, and then some. Make sure you take to the boards or Facebook page after you listen so you can contribute to the discussion! Is the Predator a villain or not?! Let us know! 

(stick around until the end for a behind the scenes discussion about snacks!)

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 show producer SpaceWolf.

 

THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 31: Rogue One (2016) – 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, 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 is another LIVE! recording (sorry about the sound flubs!), where your lovable band of podcasting misfits gleefully discuss the highly anticipated, eagerly awaited, very first Star Wars anthology movie, Rogue One. The second half of the episode is a spoiler-heavy discussion, but if you’ve not yet seen the movie, you can still get a full, spoiler-free review in the first part of the show.

Did you love it? Hate it? Somewhere in the middle? Let us know!

Theme music courtesy of TMMC, which features Matt on guitar, and 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 and SpaceWolf.

THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 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.
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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 28: Phantasm (V): Ravager

tsfp-phantasm-v-ravager-bannerWelcome to The SciFi Podcast, a 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.

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 EP 27: Experiencing Ghostbusters Dimension at The Void

tsfp-ghostbuster-dimensionWelcome to The SciFi Podcast, a 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.

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 EP 26: Coherence and an Interview With Jim Byrkit

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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 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.

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 25: Ghostbusters (1984) vs Ghostbusters (2016)

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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.

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 EP 24: The Predator Franchise Part 2 – Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010)

tsfp-predator-franchise-part-2Welcome 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, 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.

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 EP 20: The 25 Coolest Sci-Fi Movie Weapons

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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, 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.

For this episode, we invited Sci-Fi fanatic and professional photographer Ryan Welling to join us in discussing the 25 coolest weapons found in Sci-Fi movies. What do you think about the list? 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. Audio clip of “Set it to Stun” courtesy of Rotten Musicians, who can be found here. Podcast production and artwork by Mattroid.

THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 18: Horror Movie Podcast Crossover Reviews of the Phantasm Franchise

TSFP HMP Phantasm Mondo ArtWelcome 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, Solo is absent, but Mattroid and Station welcome the hosts of Horror Movie Podcast—Wolfman Josh (aka SpaceWolf), Jay of the Dead (aka Jalien) and Dr. Shock (aka Bowman)—to take on The Tall Man and his balls with a continuation of the Phantasm Franchise Crossover Review that we started on the previous episode of HMP.

That’s right, in this episode of TSFP we will be covering the science fiction horror fantasy films Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead & Phantasm IV: Oblivion. If you haven’t heard it yet, you should start with Horror Movie Podcast Ep 83 for the first half of this review where we cover Phantasm and Phantasm II. LISTEN HERE!

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. This episode also includes the music of Chatter. Take a listen at AllMusic.com. Podcast production and art by SpaceWolf. Original Phantasm art from the Mondo release of the Phantasm Original Motion Picture Score LP.

Show notes after the jump!
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