Podcast

Listen to the SFT crew talk sf film past, present and future.

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Episode 35: Life, The Discovery, and more…
Reviews: Life (2017) | The Discovery (2017) | Passengers (2016) | Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Episode 34: A Scanner Darkly
In this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

TALK: Are You More Impulsive Than a Fish?
March’s screening of A Scanner Darkly was preceded by a talk from Dr Caroline Brennan, senior lecturer in Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, who introduced us to the world of zebrafish genetics and indicated how fish can give us an insight into the neural basis of addiction.

Episode 33: The Andromeda Strain
In this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it. We also review the 2008 tv mini-series/remake produced by Ridley and Tony Scott.

TALK: Life in Space?
February’s screening of The Andromeda Strain was preceded by a talk from Dr Izaskun Jimenez-Serra from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London, who discussed the possibility that the very building blocks of life might be found in deep space, with far reaching implications for the origins of life on Earth.

Episode 32: The Day After
Starting with Dr Daniel Cordle’s introduction from the night itself, we go on to talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Episode 31: The Best of 2016
In this episode we pick our favourite films and tv shows released in 2016, and highlight some older titles that we discovered and enjoyed over the year.

Episode 30: Westworld and Futureworld
In this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it. We also review the sequel, Futureworld (1976), and we have a spoiler-free chat about HBO’s new Westworld tv show.

Episode 29: Arrival, Contact, and Black Mirror
Reviews: Arrival (2016) | Contact (1997) | Black Mirror (2016)

Episode 28: The Mist
In this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Episode 27: Lifeforce, Leviathan, and more…
Reviews: Lifeforce (1985) | Leviathan (1989) | Arq (2016) | Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World (2014)

Episode 26: Gattaca
In this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

TALK: The Sky’s the Limit?
September’s screening of Gattaca was preceded by a talk from Sarah Norcross, Director of the charity Progress Educational Trust, who discussed the scientific limits of genetic modification in humans and asked what limits society should place on the use of these technologies.

Episode 25: Young Ones, Stranger Things, and more…
Reviews: Young Ones (2014) | Star Trek Beyond (2016) | Stranger Things (2016) | Retroactive (1997) | I’m Here (2010)

Episode 24: The War of the Worlds
Starting with Barry Forshaw‘s introduction from the night itself, in this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Episode 23: Midnight Special, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and more…
Reviews: Midnight Special (2016) | 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) | Turbo Kid (2015) | Evolution (2015) | The Lobster (2015)

Episode 22: The Running Man
In this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

TALK: Dystopia Now
July’s screening of The Running Man was preceded by a talk from Jeremy Gilbert, Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East London, who examined whether the dystopian futures depicted in sf films and books of the 70s and 80s were just satires on their time, or accurate predictions of what our culture would be like.

Episode 21: Fantastic Voyage
Starting with Professor Edward James‘s introduction from the night itself, in this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

You can stream episodes 1-20 of the podcast on mixcloud, or download them on iTunes.