The Sci-Fi Podcast: Episode 41 – Bad Earth: Part One

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.

Every now and then a terrible sci-fi movie comes out and stuns audiences for years; sometimes a sci-fi movie comes out and polarizes audiences, leaving some dumbfounded while others are awe-struck; sometimes these movies become cult-classics and other times they are buried at the bottom of the dollar-bin at your local superstore.

Here we’ve got movies that reflect on Earth in the distant future; how things may be different, may be the same, or may be kooky as hell with weird things going on for no apparent reason. There’s so much to discuss, and we want to hear your thoughts about these movies, so check the comments section and leave your own.

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.

Host ratings and reviews for After Earth

Mattroid – 7

Station! – 6

William Solo Jr. – 7

Brain – 6.5



— Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 036: Now You See Me (2013) and After Earth (2013)

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— Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 246: Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) and Oh, Hello on Broadway (2017)

2 thoughts on “The Sci-Fi Podcast: Episode 41 – Bad Earth: Part One

  1. Fun episode. I’ve never seen After Earth, although I have seen Titan A.E., which also after earths things up. Shyamalan seems to be enjoying a bit of a career renaissance lately, so maybe I’ll have to circle back around to Big Willie Style and Son in Space.

    I also recently listened to the Alien: Covenant show, and that was a blast. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I enjoyed hearing everyone’s thoughts, and I particularly enjoyed the Cryo Chamber segments from Solo Jr. and Station. As Jaylien would say, I back Station 100 percent on her review of Costco dark chocolate-covered almonds. Those things are the sweet crack rock of candied nuts. Were it not for my ironclad willpower, I would eat them by the pound.

  2. Thanks Cody!

    Like almost everyone else in the world, I forgot about Titan A.E., even though I don’t recall hating it or anything.

    Station! and I rewatched Alien: Covenant on blu and it holds up better the second go-round. The same infuriating things are present, but there’s more to enjoy and less to stress over after having already seen it.

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