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6
Mar 2019

Ep. 49 - Oblivion (2013)

This week Rob is back to discuss the movie that wanted to be a reboot of 2001 but was more of a blue screen of death instead starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko, it's 2013's Oblivion.

Introducing your newest KFC Colonel... Robocop? https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/robocop-is-kfcs-new-colonel-and-hell-kill-you-if-you-ask-about-the-secret-recipe

Man in the High Castle is cancelled after Season 4: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/man-in-the-high-castle-canceled

Nightflyers is cancelled: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nightflyers-canceled-at-syfy-1188196

Genius Girl Scout cookie marketing: 

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900056980/jason-mamoa-samoas-this-girl-scout-put-jason-momoas-picture-on-boxes-of-samoa-cookies-and-they-sold-out-like-hotcakes.html

The Chinese blockbuster that could: 

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/this-chinese-sci-fi-blockbuster-is-about-to-become-the-countrys-biggest-movie-ever

27
Feb 2019

Ep. 48 - Stargate (1994)

In this week's episode, Crowley from Bad Gamers Anonymous joins Jason as they discuss the film that gets sand in all the nooks and crannies but still managed to start a franchise starring Kurt Russell, James Spader and Mili Avital, it's 1994's Stargate.

Yesterday movie trailer: https://nerdist.com/article/yesterday-trailer-time-traveler-steals-beatles-music/

AI is creating pictures of people... who don't exist! https://nerdist.com/article/website-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-generate-fake-human-faces/

20
Feb 2019

Ep. 47 - Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

In this week's episode we discuss the 2014 sci-fi sequel to the 1993 comedic hit that tells the revenge story of Punxsutawney Phil as he unleashes his army of doom upon the world and one man's repeated efforts to bring about an early spring, it's 2014's Edge of Tomorrow.

Spoiler Alert!: Between 8:08 and 8:44, there are some light spoilers about the end of The Expanse Season 3.  You have been warned!

New The Expanse Season 4 Character:

https://www.tvguide.com/news/the-expanse-season-4-adolphus-murtry-burn-gorman/

Hubble is looking at Uranus:

https://gizmodo.com/whoa-uranus-looks-totally-messed-up-right-now-1832461611

Orville is having trouble:

http://sciencefiction.com/2019/01/09/ratings-orville-hit-series-low/

13
Feb 2019

Ep. 46 - Demolition Man (1993)

In this week's episode, Rob fills in for an absent Red as we discuss Sly Stallone's sci-fi action film that pits him up against the fast feet and flashy wardrobe of Wes Snipes where anything and everything is open game for total destruction, including our wits, it's 1993's Demolition Man.

30
Jan 2019
23
Jan 2019

Ep. 44 - Batteries Not Included (1987)

In this week's episode we look at the film that was just an episode of Amazing Adventures stretched to a feature length movie and explore some of the wacky conspiracy theories that gestate and then ferment inside the warped mind of Red.

Star Trek series rumors:

https://nerdist.com/picard-series-will-change-star-trek-romulans/

Episode IX rumors:

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/rumor-of-the-day-the-star-wars-episode-ix-trailer-already-exists

Space Command:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv-tx3DdKSg

 

16
Jan 2019

Ep. 43 - The Outer Limits (Old and New)

In this week's episode we discuss the science fiction anthology series from the 1960s that became the comeback kid with a much longer run in the 1990s that does weird things to the viewer's television set, it's the Outer Limits.

Episode IX news about Carrie Fisher's footage:

https://nerdist.com/star-wars-episode-ix-carrie-fisher-many-minutes-leia/

Predator movie alternate ending:

https://nerdist.com/aliens-ellen-ripley-the-predator/

New object discovered in the Kuiper Belt:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/live-updates-new-horizons-flyby-kuiper-belt-ultima-thule

 

AI article:

 

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/artificial-intelligence-machine-learning-2018-yir

9
Jan 2019

Ep. 42 - The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

In this week's episode we discuss a movie all about fighting robots, swearing muppets and the possible end of the Kelvin Star Trek universe (Yay!).

Bandersnatch article:

https://nerdist.com/black-mirror-movie-bandersnatch-trailer-trippy/

The Seth MacFarlane interview:

 

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/seth-macfarlane-talks-orville-season-2

2
Jan 2019

Ep. 41 - The Martian (2015)

This week we discuss the film that put poop potatoes on the menus of fine dining restaurants everywhere, we confuse pounds per square in with inches mercury and the finer points of maritime law: it's 2015's The Martian.

Dark Crystal Prequel cast list:

https://nerdist.com/dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-prequel-cast-mark-hamill-simon-pegg/

26
Dec 2018

Ep. 40 - Galaxy Quest (1999)

In this week's episode we discuss the movie that lovingly pokes fun at sci-fi fans while being a whole lot of fun in the process, it's 1999's Galaxy Quest.

NASA gives advice to the Avengers:

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/nasa-weighs-in-on-how-to-rescue-tony-stark-from-the-avengers-endgame-trailer

Info about the upcoming series, Embody:

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/development-james-corden-to-develop-sci-fi-series-for-cbs-black-tapes-podcast-to-get-made

Info about Captive State:

https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/rupert-wyatt/277583/captive-state-trailer-and-release-date

19
Dec 2018

Ep. 39 - Moon (2009)

In this weeks episode we discuss a case of reappearing moon tractors, Spaaaaaace Maaaaadness, and Sam Rockwell's tight glutes.

Here's the Tardigrade article mentioned that was also erroneously linked to episode 38 where we didn't discuss it at all:

http://axamonitor.com/doku.php?id=tardigrade_lawsuit

12
Dec 2018

Ep. 38 - Back to the Future (1985)

In this week's episode we discuss the time traveling classic that made the DeLorean cool and launched a franchise, it's 1985's Back to the Future.

Jason guest hosted on Bad Gamers Anonymous, so go check that out at http://eargluemedia.com/show/bad-gamers-anonymous/.

Here's a link to the Tardigrade lawsuit discussed in the episode including hot tardigrade on human action:

http://axamonitor.com/doku.php?id=tardigrade_lawsuit

5
Dec 2018

Ep. 37 - GATTACA (1997)

In this week's episode we take a deep dive into the movie that NASA anointed "Most Plausible Sci-Fi" film and explores the ramifications of a eugenic society, it's 1997's GATTACA.

Smithsonian article mentioned in the episode:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-walking-legos-hurts-more-walking-fire-or-ice-180970784/

 

 

27
Nov 2018

Ep. 36 - Akira (1988)

In this weeks episode we take a look at the animated sci-fi classic about a boy and his deep seeded mistrust of nightmarish stuffed animals and his love of recumbent motorcycles and throbbing psychic limbs, it's 1988's Akira.

21
Nov 2018

Ep. 35 – OBSG – S01E12-13 – The Living Legend

In this week's episode we discuss the strategic tactics of cult-like followings, the wonders of epic eyebrows and say goodbye to Old School BSG.

14
Nov 2018

Ep. 34 – OBSG – S01E08-09 – The Gun on Ice Planet Zero

In this episode Rob is back and we discuss the wintery mess that is this two part episode that crashed into a planet sized asteroid with a pump action laser cannon on top of a mountain. Links mentioned in the episode: https://www.wired.com/story/how-fast-do-spacecraft-travel-in-the-expanse/ https://auction.screenbid.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/109/

7
Nov 2018

Ep. 33 – OBSG – S01E06-07 – The Lost Warrior and The Long Patrol

In this week’s episode we discuss space westerns, spaced out warriors and space Irish.  These two episodes were a lot of wasted space.

31
Oct 2018

Ep. 32 – OBSG – S01E04-05 – Lost Planet of the Gods

In this episode, Rob is back while we discuss Glen Larson’s confusion between Greek and Egyptian mythology and we wax nostalgic on the choking hazards of 1970’s era toys, we mean, “collectible miniatures”.

24
Oct 2018

Ep. 31 – Original BSG (S01E01-03) – Saga of a Star World

In this week’s episode we discuss the old school Battlestar Galactica three episode starter that was released as a motion picture in Canadia.  We get a good look at some of the 1970’s tech that was cobbled together to create the futuristic craft of an advanced civilization, we talk about some questionable writing liberties and … Continue reading Ep. 31 – Original BSG (S01E01-03) – Saga of a Star World

17
Oct 2018

Ep. 30 – District 9 (2009)

In this week’s episode we discuss Neill Blomkamp’s piercing look into the dark heart of the human condition and what might be the only scenario where humanity would actually drop their pettiness over their superficial differences and treat each other as equals (which would be to replace those petty differences with an alien species); it’s … Continue reading Ep. 30 – District 9 (2009)

10
Oct 2018

Ep. 29 – Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

This week Rob is back to guest host with us and we discus Jon Favreau’s fun little summer sci-fi action flick with an all-star cast including Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig that sees a group of Old West frontier townsfolk square up against and alien horde with gold fever, it’s 2011’s Cowboys and … Continue reading Ep. 29 – Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

3
Oct 2018

Ep. 28 – The Arrival (1996)

In this week’s episode we welcome guest host Rob with a truly awful film of R.I.P.D. proportions starring hot mess Charlie Sheen and that lady from Northern Exposure, it’s 1996’s The Arrival.

26
Sep 2018

Ep. 27 – The Running Man (1987)

This week’s sauced up episode we talk about the dystopian, reality TV fueled future/present starring everyone’s favorite beefcake Austrian, 1987’s The Running Man.  The parallels to modern day media and current events hit much closer to home than we think anyone would have imagined 30 years ago.  

19
Sep 2018

Ep. 26 – R.I.P.D. (2013)

This week we discuss and then desperately try to forget 2013’s wet fart of a movie starring future Deadpool, The Dude, and Mr. Six Degrees himself.  Please, take it from us, skip this movie.  We’ve suffered so you don’t have to.

12
Sep 2018

Ep. 25 – Alien (1979)

In this week’s episode we discuss Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic that launched a franchise and a crossover and made an indelible mark on sci-fi as a whole: Alien.

29
Aug 2018

Ep. 24 – Predator (1987)

In this week’s episode we reunite with our favorite musclebound Austrian in his attempt to go from hunted to hunter in the testosterone filled movie “Predator”.  Join us as we make excuses as to why the Predator is not very good at predation and discuss why a lot of sci-fi falls back to violence for … Continue reading Ep. 24 – Predator (1987)

22
Aug 2018

Ep. 23 – The Terminator (1984)

In this week’s episode we discuss the movie that launched a franchise, made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name and propelled James Cameron to superstar filmmaker status; it’s 1984’s The Terminator.

15
Aug 2018

Ep. 22 – They Live (1988)

In this week’s episode we talk about John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi discourse on Reaganomics starring everyone’s favorite bagpipe playing wrestler, They Live!  A movie depicting one of the longest, rawest and most notable fight scenes in a film, They Live is an in-your-face look at the excesses and commercialism that was rampant in the 80’s.

8
Aug 2018

Ep. 21 – Space: 1999 (Seasons 1 and 2)

In this week’s episode we discuss, and desperately try to forget, 1975’s British-Italian fuster-cluck of a sci-fi series, Space: 1999.  There was drinking involved, lots of drinking.

2
Aug 2018

Ep. 20 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

In this week’s episode we discuss Kubrick’s quintessential sci-fi masterpiece, small primates, deep probing and the concept of zero.