Sam had the idea for the podcast and kinda regrets not including a bit in the format where we watch Star Trek every week (although we sort of do anyway). When he’s not watching science fiction films he enjoys wanting to move to Japan, moaning about children in film and finding more editions of the Blade Runner soundtrack to buy. He makes music at www.samdraper.net and wrote a couple of books that you can't buy (yet).
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...
April 16th, 2018 | 53 mins 52 secs
CREATURE FEATURE SEASON CONTINUES! We put down our copies of Playduck and take Deepest Bluest off the record player long enough to review three fishy tales! The Poppins Clause rears it's ugly head again! No one knows what to make of Howard the...
April 9th, 2018 | 23 mins 11 secs
Creature Feature Season continues with three films of the aquatic persuasion. Join us and watch the trailers for three wildly different films from the sea. Also! Its Alex's birthday so we find out which film will join WALL-E and Ghost in the Shell for...
April 6th, 2018 | 46 mins 8 secs
Just when you thought Easter was over SFRS turns up with a trifecta of films about rabbits! One of our better weeks for actually discussing what a film is and how it works (in my opinion), with a smattering of stardust from Chris' latest LA...
March 26th, 2018 | 19 mins 29 secs
Its our 50th episode, yay us! Its also Easter and so we kick off CREATURE FEATURE season with three (loosely) sci-fi films about rabbits. GIVE US 5 STARS ON ITUNES!! See the list at sciencefictionratingsystem.com! Like us on...
March 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
Ready Player One hits cinemas this week, and so lets all pretend its the '80s and this isn't happening. We watch three films where videogames are more than just videogames, and children are in space, and in the computer, and in NORAD. ...
March 12th, 2018 | 26 mins 43 secs
Hey, Ready Player One is out soon! Don't go and see it because it will be terrible. Instead, watch three films with us that Ernest Kline watched when writing his awful book. Also we have some sci-fi news! Watch the trailers here: Tron The...
March 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
This week we rank the three films chosen by Native director Daniel Fitzsimmons, and we've got a bit of everything- depressing space station suicide drama, linguistics and angry army men in a field, and '70s insanity with Bowie. Have three films for us...
February 23rd, 2018 | 20 mins 31 secs
In a first for the podcast director of new indie sci-fi Native Daniel Fitzsimmons sends us three films to watch and rank. Join us in watching the trailers from the links below (make sure you watch Man Who Fell to Earth trailer, its incredible). Visit...
0045: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
February 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 17 mins
Alex steps into the captain's chair to host a very special bumper Star Trek show. We follow one of cinema's strangest trilogies as the crew of the USS Enterprise fight an awesome villain, a terrible villain and no villain. We also discuss ship...
February 12th, 2018 | 6 mins 15 secs
This week we would have been previewing Star Trek II-IV, having a lovely quiz about Star Trek and chatting about Mr. Limpet. But instead Sam is an idiot and deleted various files that made this episode impossible to air, and so instead he rambles into...
February 5th, 2018 | 54 mins 54 secs
We travel back in time 20 years (20 years!!!) to watch and rank three very different films that all wear their late '90s heritage proudly. Ironic horror, gloomy miserabilism and Apollo Four Forty, this week has something for everyone! Also...