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
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.
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!
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…
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.
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.
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).
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...
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.
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....
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!
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.
October 2nd, 2018 | 41 mins 19 secs
This week the gang watch George Miller's Mad Max, a little Australian indie flick that made a lot of money that introduced the world to Mel Gibson, so has a knock against it from the start. Join us as we watch an uneven film that a lot of...