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.

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 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 25: Ghostbusters (1984) vs Ghostbusters (2016)

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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 EP 19: The Martian (2015)

TSFP The Martian BannerWelcome 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.

This episode we bring back our real life friend and a real life physicist, Brian “The Brain” Patchett, to get his insights on the use of science in Ridley Scott’s latest, The Martian. Just how scientifically accurate is this movie?! You’re about to find out.

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 SpaceWolf.

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.

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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 17: Family Friendly Aliens

TSFP Family Friendly Aliens ETWelcome 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, we welcome back SpaceWolf for another discussion of aliens, but we’ve traded in chest-bursters and face-grabbers for magical, heart-warming moments. That’s right, it’s out Family Friendly Aliens show!

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.
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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 16: The Legacy of Star Wars

Star Wars Saga LegacyYUB NUB! And 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.

This episode we’re joined again by Brain and two very special guests–fine artist and friend Nicholas Coleman and the Wildman Willis Wheeler–for a roundtable discussion about the colossal imprint that Star Wars has left on the world.

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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 15: The Origins of Star Wars

Flash Gordon ComicWelcome 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.

This episode we’re joined again by SpaceWolf for a deep discussion of the origins of Star Wars from Flash Gordon to The Hero’s Journey and more.

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 14: The Science of Star Wars

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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, 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 bring back our real life friend and a real life physicist, Brian “The Brain” Patchett, to get his insights on the use of science (and pseudo-science) in the Star Wars saga. Brian teases lightsabers and gives us a full rundown on speeders, blasters, warp drives, deflector shields, The Death Star and more.

We also officially welcome Brain into the fold, updating his status from “special guest” to “contributor” … but contributing what, exactly? Well, besides guesting on great podcasts like this that will melt YOUR brain, OUR Brain writes incredibly-interesting essays for the site about the real science behind filmic fiction. If you haven’t read his “Brain Blogs” you are truly doing yourself a disservice. The most applicable to this week’s episode is his most recent essay, “Laser vs. Plasma, Sword Battle of Doom!,” or as Matt says “All About Lightsabers,” but they are all great.

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 SpaceWolf.
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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 13: Bill and Ted and Andrew W.K.

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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, 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, we welcome a most-triumphant guest, Andrew W.K., to discuss his music, philosophies, science fiction and, of course, Bill S. Preston, Esquire and “Ted” Theodore Logan. That’s right, Andrew W.K. joins your hosts for reviews of the hard-partying films Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991). Station!

TSFP Bill and Ted and Andrew WK

Find Andrew W.K.‘s rock anthems of the future on iTunes or, even better, get something real to hold in your hand directly from his website at AndrewWK.com. You can (and should) also follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Please go find him on at least one of these platforms and thank him for coming on The SciFi Podcast.

On most episodes, theme music comes 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’s theme music features Andrew WK tracks from his recordings, which can be found on iTunes. Podcast production by Mattroid. Artwork by SpaceWolf.