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40 minutes | Aug 18, 2018
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Part XVI in our Classic Sci-Fi series! "A whale of a tale and it's all true, I swear by my tattoo!" A great cast is assembled for a high seas adventure from one of the earliest science fiction classics. You may not think of this as a 50s era sci-fi, but it is! We explore the depths of what links this with other sci-fi and how it stands apart, as well as drop some insight into how to develop sci-fi ideas. Get your scuba gear on and dive into 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! Next Up: This Island Earth!
60 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
The Blob & The Fly
Part XV in ous Classic Sci-Fi series! A double dose of terror as two titans of the 50s monster scene go head to... well, the blob doesn't really have a head, but that's beside the point. It's a showdown 60 years in the making! THE BLOB! THE FLY! What are you waiting for? Play the episode now! Next Up: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!
42 minutes | Jul 4, 2018
The Monolith Monsters & Kronos
Part XIV in our Classic Sci-Fi series! Another Double Feature of Gigantic Proportions! These low budget sci-fi potboilers that kept the back burners simmering as the cycle was winding down to a close feel closer to disaster films than monster movies. Perhaps they belong to a strange subset of gerne that should be classified as "Unnatural Disaster" films! Think of the unexplored potential hidden in these near forgotten classics, just waiting for energetic new filmmakers to exploit! BTW, check out the baby carriage in the poster for Monolith Monsters. Somebody had Battleship Potemkin on their mind. And if you didn't get enough of him in the Giant Claw, Jeff Morrow is back with a big boner in Kronos! (That will make sense when you listen to the show) Next Up: The Blob & The Fly!
52 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
The Monster That Challenged The World & The Black Scorpion
Part XIII in our Classic Sci-Fi series! A Double Featrure of oversized creepy crawlies! The descendants of THEM! show the proportional strength and occasional bugs in the formula. First up is a strange tale with an even stranger creature and the strangest side characters you're likely run into in The Monster That Challenged The World! Then we get another dose of excellent stop motion from the man who created KING KONG with The Black Scorpion! Next Up: The Monolith Monsters & Kronos!
74 minutes | Jun 11, 2018
Feeling a bit obsessed? We brought them on to discuss De Palma for Sisters, now Evan Jones and Matt Allegretti are back in the sound booth to scream about Blow Out! It's a good scream. It's a good scream. Next Up is a Science Fiction Double Feature with The Monster that Challenged the World and The Black Scorpion!
45 minutes | May 31, 2018
Part XII in our Classic Sci-Fi series! Out in the desert sands there's a crime being committed. The body count is rising. But this is no maniac on the loose, it's something truly monsterous! This is what happens when you make a monster movie in the style of a procedural crime story. This is THEM! Next Up we take a break from 50s Sci-Fi to have some friends return to the show to discuss Brian De Palma's BLOW OUT!
41 minutes | May 9, 2018
20 Million Miles to Earth
Part XI in our Classic Sci-Fi series! We wrap up our Ray Harryhausen highlights with one of his more interesting creations in his 1950s "Destruction" series. The Ymir holds the distinction of being in the top ten Original Monsters of the era, that is to say it's not simply a dinosaur or giant insect. It manages to mingle great atmosphere and mystery for it's first act, yet as the film goes on it becomes a more predictable and by-the-numbers monster fare. Does it still hold up and, more intriguingly, does it deserve a remake? How far have we come from 20 Million Miles to Earth! Next Up: THEM!
52 minutes | May 2, 2018
It Came from Beneath the Sea
Part X in our Classic Sci-fi Series! Tenticles terrorize citizens as audiences are tortured by terrible troglodyte diatribes! It can't be helped by the efforts of Ray Harryhausen! There's no reason why It Came from Beneath the Sea! Next Up: 20 Million Miles to Earth!
40 minutes | Apr 23, 2018
The Beast From 20000 Fathoms
Part IX in our Classic Sci-Fi series! 20 years after King Kong came out of the jungle, before Godzilla breathed atomic rays on Tokyo, there was The Beast From 20000 Fathoms! The 1st in a dawning age of atomic monsters was given incredible life by artist and animator Ray Harryhausen in the film that ignited his career. Next Up: It Came from Beneath the Sea!
52 minutes | Apr 12, 2018
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Part 8 in our Classic Sci-fi series! Do you ever feel tired? Anxious? Lonely? Irritable? Lustful? Depressed? Ambitious? Weary? Hopeful? Lost? Let it all go. Embrace the Pod. You too can know the simplistic bliss of not wanting for anything, because, as a Pod, you'll feel nothing at all. Don't go on suffering from emotions that build you up just to let you down. WE'RE HERE! YOU'RE NEXT! Listen to our Podcast and you will begin to understand the benefits of Invasion of the Body Snatchers! Next UP: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms!
56 minutes | Mar 30, 2018
Leprechaun 4: In Space
Our Annual Misadventure Continues! Never ask if tings can get worse, the answer is always yes, and they will. For a series that didn't have much creative integrity to begin with they still managed to find yet a deeper bottom to their barrel. As horror franchises go it's almost inevitable that they take their monster into the final frontier. How? Why? These are only some of the questions you'd naturally ask that this film does nothing to answer. Happy St. Patricks Day Jellyheads, it's Leprechaun 4: In Space. Next Up: Invasion of the Body Snatchers!
53 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
The Thing from Another World
Part 7 in our Classic Sci-Fi series! An action packed arctic adventure awaits! See an extraterrestrial menace frozen in ice, shot, attacked by dogs, cut up with an axe, set on fire, and come back for more! The only thing more fast and furious than the action is the actors dialog. This film is a true precursor to modern lore that still holds up as solidly entertaining on its own. It may be a plant monster, but it isn't Swamp Thing, or Man-Thing, it's The Thing from Another World! Next week we diverge on our annual hollidy viewing with Leprechaun 4: In Space! Next up in our Classic Sci-Fi series: Invasion of the Body Snatchers!
67 minutes | Mar 8, 2018
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Part VI in our Classic Sci-Fi series! A creature feature featuring a creature, to be sure a freak of nature, who lives in a lagoon not a lake nor a pond nor a creek, sir! That's right, in our 3rd Jack Arnold directed picture in a row we get one of the greatest movie monsters of all time! Until recently you would say there'd never been anything like it - but Guillermo del Toro fixed that - it's The Creature from the Black Lagoon! *Dave apologizes for the unforseen technical trouble that made his audio sound like dirt. We are working on it. Next Up: The Thing from Another World!
48 minutes | Feb 26, 2018
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Part V in our Classic Sci-Fi series! A little film that stands out from the pack of Classic Sci-fi for it's unique and intriguing premise. Big props go to the final act of the story ending thing on a high note. Join us as we take out our microscopes to get a closer look at The Incredible Shrinking Man! Next Up: The Creature from the Black Lagoon!
64 minutes | Feb 15, 2018
It Came From Outer Space
From the imagination of Ray Bradbury and the director of The Creature from the Black Lagoon comes a tale of cosmic horror, mystery, and anxiety. Whoever or whatever they are they did not intend to be here, and are as unprepared to deal with us as we are them. Would you Believe it? Would you dare? Beware the day someone knocks on your door and tells you It Came from Outer Space! Next Up: The Incredible Shinking Man!
38 minutes | Feb 7, 2018
Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
Part III in our classic sci-fi features series. We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we discuss Earth vs. The Flying Saucers! Next Up: It Came From Outer Space!
51 minutes | Jan 24, 2018
The War of the Worlds
War! Huh! Yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely Nothing! Listen to me, the Martian ships are indestructible. There's literally absolutely nothing you can do. It's hopeless. Goerge Pal brings to life H. G. Wells seminal tale of mankinds annihilation at the hands of an invading alien force. How long will you last in The War of the Worlds! Next Up: Earth vs. The Flying Saucers!
46 minutes | Jan 18, 2018
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Kicking off classic Sci-Fi with the original blockbuster of the genre. You have little choice but to acknowledge the significant part this film played in the popularization of Sci-Fi in the 50s, when cold war tensions ran high and these fantastic tales became a creative outlet for relecting our hopes and fears. It was a dawning of a new trend in filmmaking filled with special effects and allegory. It was The Day the Earth Stood Still! Next Up: War of the Worlds!
103 minutes | Jan 11, 2018
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
With Special Guests Matt Allegretti and Anthony Castoria! The latest chapter in the epic saga has struck the world, leaving some fans fiercely divided. Our 4 voices offer a multifaceted look at the film's strength and weakness, as well as discuss what it means in terms of the past and future of the franchise. Is this the beginning of something new, or is it The Last Jedi? Next Up: The Day the Earth Stood Still!
46 minutes | Dec 29, 2017
The Last Jedi Anticipations!
Before The Last Jedi was released to the world we fans spent a lot of time sitting around and wondering what it could be. Trailers and rumors gave us hints, but until we took our seats the possibilities flooded our imaginations. No matter what you thought when you saw the film, this was an exciting time to be a Star Wars, and it should be remembered. So, on the eve of its release we sat down to record our thoughts and, effectively, put that into a time capsule. What did we get right, what surprises did we have in store, did Lucas read too many spoilers? This is the one we've been waiting for. *Dave would like to apologize for the quality of his mic, this was an impromptu recording and he had lent his usual setup to friends. Next: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Last Jedi!
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