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May 2019
May 2019

Ep. 56 - Firefly - S01E04-05 - Shindig and Safe

In this week's episode, Jason, James and Rob continue their ride through the space western that was taken from the world far too early where it's discovered that James has never seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  

Yale scientists made zombie pig brains:

Dark Phoenix:


Apr 2019

Ep. 55 - Firefly S01E02-03 - The Train Job and Bushwacked

This week Jason, James and Rob discuss  episodes two and three of the space western that steals your medicine but gives it back and then steals all your dinner trays instead, it's Joss Whedon's Firefly. 

Lots of Robotech stuff in anticipation of live action movie (wondercon panel):

Apr 2019

Ep. 54 - Firefly - S01E01 - Serenity

This week Jason, James and Rob start their analysis of the space western by Joss Whedon that was screwed over by TV executives with their stupid episode ordering and the network scheduling that made it a hunting expedition to find the new episode, it's 2002's Firefly.

The Nerdist ranks Star Trek Series:

James Gunn's new Horror movie:

Firefly on Throwback Thursday:


Apr 2019

Ep. 53 - Dark City (1998)

In this week's episode we welcome Josh from the podcast The Film Appraisers to talk about the 1998 Neo-Noir Sci-Fi film and future look at how people would actually play The Sims, Dark City.

Chang Chen joins Dune cast:

New Stranger Things trailer:

The third installment of Bill and Ted is coming:


Mar 2019

Ep. 52 - A Tribute to Red

This is a bitter sweet episode.  On one hand, it marks the one year anniversary of Smoking and Drinking in Space!  On the other, I say goodbye to my dearest friend and co-host.  I hope you will join me and many others as we reflect back on our favorite Red moments in the show and celebrate his invaluable contribution to Smoking and Drinking in Space!


I want to give a special thanks to the following people who helped me put this together:

Stargate Pioneer

James Ghiem

Mike Rondeau

Chris Jones

Albert Padilla

Josh McCrae

Rob Dailey


Mar 2019

Ep. 51 - Real Steel (2011)

In this week's episode Jason welcomes fellow BGA co-host Joe to share some exciting news and review the film that put the rock in Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, it's 2011's Real Steel.

Optimus Prime confirmed in Bumblebee 2:

Build your own lightsaber with rancor teeth:


James Gunn is back on Guardians of the Galaxy:

Mar 2019

Ep. 50 - Space Camp

This week Jason welcomes Albert from The Cantina Cast and The Basement to discuss the fun 80s film that could have been a huge boon to NASA's public image but was overshadowed by one of the most tragic disasters in space exploration, 1986's Space Camp. 

What we know so far about the new Picard Star Trek series:


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?

Man in the High Castle is cancelled after Season 4:

Nightflyers is cancelled:

Genius Girl Scout cookie marketing:

The Chinese blockbuster that could:

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:

AI is creating pictures of people... who don't exist!

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:

Hubble is looking at Uranus:

Orville is having trouble:

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.

Jan 2019
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:

Episode IX rumors:

Space Command:


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:

Predator movie alternate ending:

New object discovered in the Kuiper Belt:


AI article:

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:

The Seth MacFarlane interview:

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:

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:

Info about the upcoming series, Embody:

Info about Captive State:

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:

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

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

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:



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.

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.

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:

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.

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”.

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

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)

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)

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.