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

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Episode 39: 2010
In this episode Greg joins us as we talk about Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Space Odyssey’ series, 2010’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

TALK: Ice Moons
July’s screening of 2010 was preceded by a talk from Professor Andrew Coates of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory / UCL who explored the possibility that icy moons and Mars could be potential locations for life beyond Earth.

Episode 38: Charly
In this episode we talk about the novel on which it was based – ‘Flowers for Algernon’ by Daniel Keyes, the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

TALK: Limits of Our Brain
June’s screening of Charly was preceded by a talk from Professor Sophie Scott, Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, who discussed the possibilities and limitations of the human brain.

Episode 37: Altered States
Starting with Dr Andrea Rinke’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 36: Alien 3: Assembly Cut
In this episode we talk about the film’s troubled production, the differences between the assembly cut and the theatrical version, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

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)

You can stream episodes 1-24 of the podcast on mixcloud, or download them on iTunes.

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