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
August 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
IT'S OUR 100TH FILM! And what better film to celebrate than the monochrome miserabilism of Michael Radford's 1984, yay!
August 13th, 2018 | 52 mins 14 secs
This week we enter the world of dreams where Dennis Quaid is doing some questionable things to other people. Its the ’80s classic no one remembers, listen to find out a million ways this film could have been better, our exciting plans for a new Quantum Leap and how foxes plague Chris’ dreams.
August 5th, 2018 | 55 mins 17 secs
This week Chris hosts as we take a look at Robert Zemeckis' Contact, a very long film with some interesting ideas, good acting and Science. There's even a quiz!
July 31st, 2018 | 54 mins 45 secs
For a 2nd year running we celebrate Bug Week, this time with the help of some GIANT ANTS. In a wide ranging episode we dissect the film itself, and also get into projection techniques, an in depth ant quiz, the wonder of a Victorian man in Hollywood and much, much more!
July 23rd, 2018 | 54 mins 52 secs
We're back from summer break and taking a look at Disney's Treasure Planet, one of the final traditional hand-animated blockbusters from the mouse house, that flopped pretty badly, but is an entertaining (ish) ride.
July 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 14 mins
Our journey through the history of Star Trek on the silver screen reaches its nadir, with William Shatner’s atrocious Star Trek V. Spoilers: We didn’t like it, but of course we didn’t because who does? Join us as we struggle to find a positive, wonder how the Enterprise crew has not been court-martialed by now and try our best to forget Uhura’s dance.
July 4th, 2018 | 47 mins 18 secs
This week we stick with comedy and a trip back to the late '80s, where the clothes were baggy, the music was radical and the casual homophobia was a shock. Join us as we travel through time and wonder did they really does say what we thought they said??
June 27th, 2018 | 39 mins 19 secs
Following weeks of big serious blockbusters we veer into the realms of ’90s comedy with the film that killed the Muppets for a decade- Muppets From Space! We talk a lot about muppets, answering such hot button issues as our favourite muppet, favourite muppet movie and favourite idea for a muppet tv spin off. Also we spend a long time quoting Renfro the bear. THE GOAT?!
June 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
They say life finds a way and so, like a chaotic fractal blooming into the infinite the SFRS crew finally get back to Jurassic Park, the final of the ‘pilot’ episode films to get a rewatch. This time we each bothered to watch it and so have a lot to say about park safety, the feasibility of a graphics heavy OS, and the concept of Peak Spielberg.
June 13th, 2018 | 58 mins 28 secs
This week we watch 2001, chosen by Matt Fitch, co-author of the fantastic new graphic novel Apollo, in stores now! We break down the film, Alex proposes an extra act break, and then when it comes to the all important ranking the pod erupts in all-out war.
June 4th, 2018 | 49 mins 21 secs
Westworld is big news again thanks to the HBO series currently airing its 2nd season, but how well does the 1973 original hold up? Is Yul Brynner still terrifying? Is it going to be as painfully slow as most painful sci-fi?
May 21st, 2018 | 50 mins 57 secs
A new era of Science Fiction Ratings has dawned! From here on in its one film a week, every week, with more hard-hitting analysis, nit-picking and Star Trek references than ever before! T
May 14th, 2018 | 56 mins 57 secs
Hey here’s three films you’ve seen before if you’ve been following along at home! But we just weren’t happy with where they were in the list and Alex is a masochistic who likes Ender’s Game so we watched these three films again, and then argued about where they should be in the list.
May 7th, 2018 | 12 mins 53 secs
Join us for an end of an era, as the last three films of SFRS mark one are reviewed. We head back in time to look at the films we've each selected for our annual re-ranking process.
April 30th, 2018 | 49 mins 39 secs
CREATURE FEATURE SEASON CONCLUDES! And we actually manage to get through three films without having to invoke the Poppins Clause. Killer sheep from New Zealand, killer dogs from the US, and batshit Marlon Brando from an island in the South Pacific
April 22nd, 2018 | 24 mins 45 secs
Creature Feature season comes to a triumphant close with our third set of animal based science ficition. This week KILLER BEASTS. From Predator dogs to Marlon Brando in white face paint via killer sheep we preview three films that have something for everyone...