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.

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 Solo and Mattroid. Artwork by Mattroid and SpaceWolf. 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 EP 7: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase 2 including Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Ant-Man (2015)

MCU Phase 2Welcome 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 second phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe including a feature review of Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) with special guest Wildman Willis Wheeler, as well as a feature review of Ant-Man (2015)! We’ll also be bringing you more MCU mini-reviews of Iron Man 3 (2013) and Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and our Top 3 MCU film lists.

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 who can be found podcasting at Movie Stream Cast and Horror Movie Podcast. You can also follow him on Twitter @IcarusArts.

Show notes after the jump.
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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.

Show notes after the jump.
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BRAIN BLOG: The Physics of Ant-Man or The Science of Small

The Physics of Ant ManArtwork by the very talented Rodolfo Reyes via the Poster Posse

1 THE SCIENCE OF SMALL

Shrinking ourselves down to the size of an ant has long been a popular theme in science fiction. Movies such as Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Innerspace, Fantastic Voyage, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, and many more have depicted shrinking in various forms or another, all culminating in the same result; I was big, now I’m small. But how realistic is this? Have these movies portrayed the science of small correctly, or are there scientific issues far beyond what is portrayed on the silver screen?

To address these questions and more, we will take a look at the 2015 release of Marvel’s Ant-Man and the modern physical laws that come into play in the movie.
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LISTS: The Sci-Fi Podcast Top 3 MCU Movies

Top 3 MCU MoviesBelow are your hosts (and guests) Top 3 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies (through Phase 2), as heard on TSFP Ep 007, here in text for easy reference.

WILDMAN’S TOP 3 MCU PROPERTIES
1.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
2.
The Avengers (2012)
3.
Daredevil (the Netflix original series)

SPACEWOLF’S TOP 3 MCU MOVIES
1. Iron Man (2008)
2.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
3. 
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

SOLO’S TOP 3 MCU MOVIES
1. Iron Man (2008)
2. The Avengers (2012)
3. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

STATION’S TOP 3 MCU MOVIES
1. Iron Man (2008)
2. The Avengers (2012)
3. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) / Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

MATTROID’S TOP 3 MCU MOVIES (KIND OF)
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
2. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) / The Avengers (2012)
3. The Avengers (2012) / Iron Man (2008)