Episode Archive

122 episodes of Science Fiction Rating System since the first episode, which aired on January 31st, 2017.

  • 0090: Dr Who & The Daleks

    February 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Dr. Who is a big deal, a bigger deal than makes any sense to any of us here at SFRS. But let it not be said we aren't willing to learn so this week we watch a Dr. Who film and partake in a wide ranging Dr. Who quiz to brush up on our knowledge.

  • 0089: Predestination

    January 29th, 2019  |  57 mins 50 secs

    Our third and final 2014 film is Predestination in which Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook tie themselves in knots trying to catch the poorly named Fizzle Bomber.

  • 0088: Interstellar

    January 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Part 2 of our 2014 trilogy is Chris’ pick: Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, the big budget sci-fi thinker that *INCEPTION NOISE*d into cinemas five years ago.

  • 0087: Under the Skin

    January 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins

    This week is an uncharacteristically nuanced and deep look at Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, in which we attempt to separate authorial intent from the audience’s experience, discuss the merits of ambiguity versus a cold hard narrative, and stop Chris getting into beef with Scotland. Well, almost.

  • 0086: 2018 Christmas Spectacular!

    December 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 secs

    It's Christmas Day so what better way to celebrate than putting your headphones in and watching a bunch of trailers with your chums from the SFRS? Its our 2nd annual Christmas show!

  • 0085: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    December 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 23 mins

    We end 2018 with a bang, the second (and fifth) Star Wars, which is also the third we’re rating. Predictably we can’t stop talking about it in this bumper episode. How do you make a sound like a Mynock? Is Lando a secret clothes thief? And is there a better Star Wars film? Join us as we see out the year in a galaxy far, far away…

  • 0084: Knights

    December 11th, 2018  |  49 mins 50 secs

    This week its all Chris' fault. We watch his choice of science fiction films, 1993's Knights, a messy, cheap and Lance Henriksen starring post-apocalyptic tale of cyborg knights, kickboxing slaves and Kris Kristofferson not really being aware what film he's in.

  • 0083: Waterworld

    December 5th, 2018  |  55 mins 23 secs

    This week its back to the '90s for Waterworld, Kevin Costner's flopping wet fish of a blockbuster.  In depth plot discussion, Kevin Costner's casino, ideas for a better film, we dive so deep into Waterworld we come up screaming for air. And a better film.

  • 0082: The Matrix

    November 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 19 mins

    This week we take the red pill and ask the question: What is The Matrix? In a bumper episode we meticulously work our way through the film, discuss Keanu's acting 'style', moan about how things were better in the '90s (again).

  • 0081: Jason X

    November 20th, 2018  |  46 mins 4 secs

    Our (late) horror season concludes with science fiction slasher (and tenth entry in the Friday 13th franchise) Jason X. 400 years in the future Jason is set loose aboard a school/military/research(?) ship and goes about his business killing...

  • 0080: Event Horizon

    November 12th, 2018  |  40 mins 27 secs

    This week we continue our horror trilogy and things are getting creepier. Sam Neill and friends go to hell aboard the Event Horizon! We dissect the grisly events that ensue, whilst trying not to remember how scared we were as kids.

  • 0079: Sunshine

    November 6th, 2018  |  55 mins 7 secs

    This week Chris hosts as we take a look at Danny Boyle's Sunshine, the first of a loose (and late) horror trilogy of shows. Disagreement is rife about whether this is a good film, half a good film, or just rubbish all the way through....

  • 0078: Escape From New York

    October 30th, 2018  |  41 mins 56 secs

    When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes on the prison island of Manhattan only Snake Plisskin can rescue the president! Join us as we discuss John Carpenter's 1981 cult classic!

  • 0077: Timecrimes

    October 23rd, 2018  |  48 mins 17 secs

    This week Chris is back so we return to the business of ranking films, not trailers. Timecrimes is the latest addition to the list, with Alex hosting as we pull apart the complicated plot that inevitably comes with a time paradox.

  • 0076: Trailer Hell Part 2: The Past

    October 19th, 2018  |  19 mins 1 sec

    For part 2 of our bad film special Sam shows Alex some terrible trailers from the past. Rogue cops, evil frogs, dinosaurs in warehouses and purple monsters, our minds are repeatedly blown before we decide which of these terrible films will be getting the full on SFRS treatment in a future episode.

  • 0075: Trailer Hell Part 1: The Future

    October 16th, 2018  |  23 mins 20 secs

    Chris is away filming his Alien short film so Sam and Alex take the opportunity to indulge their taste for terrible films.  In two special episodes we watch a selection of upcoming and old awful looking films, ranking the lot before choosing one to get the proper full show treatment.