Episode Archive

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

  • 0039: The Day After Tomorrow, The Colony, Snowpiercer

    January 8th, 2018  |  46 mins 7 secs

    It's 2018! We made it!  Celebrate another trip around the sun by snuggling up to three more film reviews as we fight back the new ice age in The Day After Tomorrow, The Colony and Snowpiercer.  Everyone is pretty much in...

  • 0038: 2017 Christmas Spectacular!

    December 25th, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins

    It's Christmas Day but we've taken time out of eating mince pies and arguing about Star Wars to record a bumper Christmas special!  We look back at some of our favourite (and least favourite) science fiction films and tv shows from 2017, make...

  • 0037: New Ice Age Preview Week

    December 18th, 2017  |  20 mins 48 secs

    The snow is falling, its nearly christmas so let's all imagine a future where its christmas ALL the time! No, hang on, where its snowing all the time. And everything has gone terrible.  We watch three trailers but won't be rating these films till...

  • 0036: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Battle Beyond the Stars, Starcrash

    December 11th, 2017  |  58 mins 11 secs

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinema screens across the world this week, so we go back to where it all began with a thorough examination of 1977's Star Wars, and two films that attempted to ape its success, and got it spectacularly wrong. GIVE...

  • 0035: Star Wars & Rip-offs Preview Week

    December 4th, 2017  |  25 mins 30 secs

    In a galaxy far, far away nothing is probably happening, but right here we're watching A New Hope and 2 ripoffs because pretty soon there's a new Star Wars film out, and that is still an exciting thing! Also Alex brings the best quiz we've had yet,...

  • 0034: Stargate, Independence Day, 2012

    November 27th, 2017  |  1 hr 10 mins

    We revisit Independence Day and provide a definitive ranking for (probably) the most divisive film on the list.  Why is it is so bad? The wafer thin plot? The hideous level of AMURICA? The grating attempts at a deeper meaning? And who writes...

  • 0033: Emmerich/Devlin Axis of Destruction Preview Show

    November 20th, 2017  |  22 mins 11 secs

    We're back! Out of chronosleep, back from the nth Dimension, season 2 of SFRS starts with not one bang, but ALL THE BANGS as we get into three films from Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin that involve the world blowing up. And space Egypt. We also...

  • 0032: Serenity, Thunderbirds, Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    October 23rd, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week Chris and Sam get to talk about Star Trek, something you'll have to get used to as there are at least another 12 Star Trek films to watch!  Yay! (also we discuss Serenity and Thunderbirds, which are both a little rubbish). Join us next...

  • 0031: TV to Film Week Preview Show

    October 16th, 2017  |  31 mins 40 secs

    Chris celebrates his birthday by hosting his first show!  This week we discuss the new Star Trek series Discovery, have a Star Trek quiz and then preview three films that made the transition from TV to cinema.   I mean really we...

  • 0030: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, War of the Worlds (2005), A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    October 8th, 2017  |  1 hr 10 secs

    Close Encounters is re-released on 4K blu-ray so we rate it, along with two other Spielberg sci-fi joints.  Its a rare week of unity in the pod as we unanimously agree on a ranking straight off the bat for (i think?) the first time ever, and...

  • 0029: Steven Spielberg Week Preview Show

    October 2nd, 2017  |  24 mins 30 secs

    This week we celebrate the 4K re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind by taking a look at trailers for three of Steven Spielberg's forays into sci-fi!   (There's also a quiz that took ages to come up with that doesn't go down...

  • 0028: The Guyver, The Rocketeer, Terminator 2: Judgement Day

    September 25th, 2017  |  1 hr 3 mins

    The year is 1991, and science fiction is big business. Arnie comes back, Mark Hamill's career hits rock bottom, and Disney fail at making a billion dollar franchise.  This week's films are a diverse selection of sci-fi and there's something for...

  • 0027: 1991 Week Preview Show

    September 18th, 2017  |  27 mins 44 secs

    Terminator 2 is back and released in 3D, which is a good enough excuse to go back to 1991 and see the original again! Also The Guyver and The Rocketeer came out that year, so why not watch those too! Watch along with the trailer links below and tell...

  • 0026: The Lawnmower Man, The Andromeda Strain, I Am Legend

    September 15th, 2017  |  57 mins 35 secs

    Computer disease and human disease can slow us down, but it can't stop us from ranking three more films. We're late but we're here and worth the wait, as we dive in to three book adaptations, with our most diverse collection of films yet. Andromeda...

  • 0025: Book Week Preview Show

    September 4th, 2017  |  26 mins 2 secs

    After an (unscheduled) summer break we are back!  This week we look to books for inspiration, and celebrate (well, more acknowledge) the release of Ron Howard's adaptation of The Dark Tower with three more books to films. Follow these links...

  • 0024: My Stepmother is an Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Thing (1982)

    August 21st, 2017  |  57 mins 16 secs

    There are imposters among us as we rate three more films.  Rubbish sex comedies, classic suspense thrillers and all out gorefests, this week has everything!  See the list at sciencefictionratingsystem.com! NEW! Like us on...