THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 26: Coherence and an Interview With Jim Byrkit

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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.

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.

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4 thoughts on “THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 26: Coherence and an Interview With Jim Byrkit

  1. Goodness! Knife to the heart…
    Physicists are not new agey weirdos. They make that guy sound like a new agey weirdo. Plus what is this physics text that they are reading from…?
    It was just a tiny detail that put me off. But I liked the rest of it, that’s why my Halloween costume this year is a blue glow stick.

  2. You guys just like it for Xander 🙂

    Going to spoil the spoilers in the comments.
    I liked the logic involved. Random events to signify your specific house. 6 to the 8th power is over 1.6 million possiblities combined with pictures or something personal has virtual infinite combinations so it’s a very good method for house identification.

    Another thing: to prevent a situation where your identifier being taken it would be good to post it in your window where it is visible from the street.

    I love that it happened to them first so it was thing curious box and then as the event unfolds it became apparent.

    Why *I* love it was the standard “write about humans, not events”.
    There is this simple but major event happens and the movie is all about how these flawed and somewhat quirky people and thus interesting people develop their theory of what’s going on.

    While there were some interesting thoughts, Hugh (Hugo) and Mike (Xander) brought a lot of the story development. But I really liked Xander’s point of view because imagining yourself at your most violent is really, really scary and fascinating. It’s very thought provoking especially when he had so much self loathing.

  3. The hosts talk way way WAY too much. You have this genius willing to talk to you about his genius, and you spend 75% of the podcast blathering about your own feelings.

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