Chris was originally pitched the idea of doing a Sci-fi podcast whilst on a rocky ledge with no means of escape. Since then he has begrudgingly taken part, eager to promote his twin loves of dinosaurs and Star Trek.
Chris is a filmmaker, www.chrisreading.com
May 6th, 2019 | 46 mins 28 secs
It's the 2nd annual re-ranking! Every birthday we each get to pick a film we think has been treated unfairly by the list and re-watch and re-rank it! This year Sam chose Predator, Chris chose Independence Day and Alex chose Tron. You can probably guess which film is the most contentious. Hint: This is the THIRD time we've have to watch it and it's not happening again, no matter what Chris says.
April 26th, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
avengers, comics, marvel, mcu
As The Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas across the world we hop onto some super-heroic coattails and watch the first Marvel team up from way back in 2012.
April 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
We made it! This week we celebrate 100 episodes of the podcast with a new website and a new look. Still the same old hosts but don't despair, this week we tackle a proper big film, Ridley Scott's classic Alien.
April 10th, 2019 | 58 mins 56 secs
April 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
In a list first we tackle a film so long we had to cut in two. Also it was originally a TV show that was in two parts anyway, so everything worked out OK. Join us as we watch the film that was The Matrix before The Matrix, a captivating and strange...
March 26th, 2019 | 49 mins 21 secs
Our final film of Nostalgia Season is Chris' pick, Short Circuit, a film we all thought we remembered a lot more than we did.
March 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
Week 2 of nostalgia season and it's Sam's choice, the 1986 animated classic The Transformers: The Movie, a film Sam has been pitching repeatedly since episode 2 of the podcast, and finally we get around to watching it. Join us as Alex is overwhelmed...
March 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins
It's the start of nostalgia season! This week Alex plucks a film from his childhood to see if it still holds up, and predictably Arnold Schwarzenegger is involved.
March 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
It took half a year for us to expunge the taste of Star Trek V but finally we are ready for more Trek. And it's even numbered Trek so its good Trek.
February 27th, 2019 | 55 mins 7 secs
Many moons ago Chris chose Yor over the Matrix sequels. After putting off watching it for months Alex, Chris and Sam are all pleasantly surprised by Yor's brand of terrible.
February 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
This week Alex hosts and possibly stars in Attack the Block, Joe Cornish's hoodies vs. aliens sci-fi romp. It doesn't take us long to decide we have serious issues with the film and then spend a long time trying to come to terms with it.
February 12th, 2019 | 49 mins 20 secs
This week Sam becomes ever more familiar with editing podcasts as we discuss Kevin Spacey's K-PAX and definitely not anything else related to Kevin Spacey that may be in the news right now.
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.
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.
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.
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.