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Join Sam, Alex & Chris as they rank every science fiction film EVER. Every week we dissect a new film before adding it to a giant and highly scientific ranked list. We review a film a week until we run out of films.

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  • 0101: The Avengers

    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.

  • 0100: Alien

    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.

  • 0099: World on a Wire, Part 2

    April 10th, 2019  |  58 mins 56 secs
  • 0098: World on a Wire, Part 1

    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...

  • 0097: Short Circuit

    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.

  • 0096: The Transformers: The Movie

    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...

  • 0095: The Running Man

    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.

  • 0094: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    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.

  • Episode 93: 0093: Yor, The Hunter From The Future

    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.

  • 0092: Attack the Block

    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.

  • 0091: K-PAX

    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.

  • 0090: Dr Who & The Daleks

    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.

  • 0089: Predestination

    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.

  • 0088: Interstellar

    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.

  • 0087: Under the Skin

    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.

  • 0086: 2018 Christmas Spectacular!

    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!