THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 36: It Came From Planet X – Time Bandits

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.

Another episode of It Came From Planet X, Mattroid and film guru Cody Clark drool over perhaps the most original and memorizing film to come out of the 80s — Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits.

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BRAIN BLOG: Time Travel and Thermodynamics

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1 WHERE WE’RE GOING, WE DON’T NEED ROADS . . .

Hollywood seems to be a huge fan of veering off into no-man’s land when time travel is involved. From flux capacitors to spinning egg timers on a string they would have you believe that “All of the silly details to time travel have already been accounted for, surely then you need only believe the premise of the story!” Perhaps that is indeed the case. Maybe we should believe in the science of a flux capacitor, an ancient staff, a metal box with washers glued to it, or a giant spinning EM quantum field generator. They sound science-y don’t they? I mean, the writers must have had the decency to look into these theories before taking the leap onto the silver screen. . . right?
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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 8: Terminator Genysis (2015) and Time Travel

Terminator Genysis and Time TravelWelcome 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.

We thought it was “about time” we get to our Terminator Genysis coverage, so we brought on special guest Brian “The Brain” Patchett, our real life friend and a real life physicist, for our discussion of the the film and the themed discussion of the real science behind the filmic representation of fictional time travel.

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 SpaceWolf. Art by SpaceWolf.

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Hi everyone,

We’ve had a number of great episodes thus far, and many, many more to come*. There have been a few technical issues, some release delays and some production issues to boot, but we’re getting into the grove and starting to focus almost exclusively on content. So here is where you can help.

Below you’ll see a couple of polls. Please fill them out honestly so we can see check the results and–if it looks like the best thing to do–make some changes, based on your answers. These kinds of things are important, like that weird pale-blue juice Tron drinks. We’re thankful for your participation.

 

 

*Terminator: Genysis and Time Travel with special guest and legit physicist, Brain!
*Mad Max Fury Road! Featuring special guest, Jonasty Newmoon!
*The Alien franchise with uber-guest, Jay of the Dead!
releasing soon!

-Mattroid

 

THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 5: The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever

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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.

On this episode of The SciFi Podcast, we are joined by actor and Movie Podcast Weekly‘s sci-fi guy, Karl Huddelston, and Solo leads his chosen theme of “The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever!”

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. Art by SpaceWolf.

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THE SCI-FI PODCAST BONUS: The Tahmoh Penikett Interview

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Hey, space cadets! After a meteor shower of technical difficulties, The Sci-Fi Podcast is back in action! That’s not to say that the technical difficulties are over, mind you. We’re still sputtering along like the Millennium Falcon with a broken hyperdrive, but this special bonus episode is a test of our feed to make sure you can get future episode of the show straight to your iTunes and Sticher and other pod-catching software once we finally “punch it” like that giant walking carpet would do.

In this bonus episode, Mattroid brings you a fun interview with Tahmoh Penikett while both of them are on their phones, driving their cars. Clearly, Matt and Tahmoh haven’t seen Werner Herzog’s PSA documentary, “From One Second to the Next,” but you’ve seen Tahmoh Penikett on Dollhouse, in his guest appearances on Supernatural, Arrow and Smallville and, of course, on Battlestar Galactica, where he unforgettably portrayed Helo.
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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 4: “Post-Apocalyptic Futures” and 12 Monkeys (1995)

TSFP004 Post Apocalyptic ArtWelcome to The Sci-Fi Podcasta wretched hive of scum and villainy a bi-weekly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. The Sci-Fi 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 Sci-Fi Podcast, Station! leads her chosen theme of “Post-Apocalyptic Futures” and a review of the 1995 modern-classic, 12 Monkeys, from the  dystopian-visionary director of Brazil, Terry Gilliam.

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 Joshua Ligairi aka SpaceWolf who can be found podcasting at Movie Stream Cast, Horror Movie Podcast and Movie Podcast Weekly. You can also follow him on Twitter @IcarusArts.

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