About the show

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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Episodes

  • 0085: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    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…

  • 0084: Knights

    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.

  • 0083: Waterworld

    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.

  • 0082: The Matrix

    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).

  • 0081: Jason X

    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...

  • 0080: Event Horizon

    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.

  • 0079: Sunshine

    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....

  • 0078: Escape From New York

    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!

  • 0077: Timecrimes

    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.

  • 0076: Trailer Hell Part 2: The Past

    October 19th, 2018  |  19 mins 1 sec

    For part 2 of our bad film special Sam shows Alex some terrible trailers from the past. Rogue cops, evil frogs, dinosaurs in warehouses and purple monsters, our minds are repeatedly blown before we decide which of these terrible films will be getting the full on SFRS treatment in a future episode.

  • 0075: Trailer Hell Part 1: The Future

    October 16th, 2018  |  23 mins 20 secs

    Chris is away filming his Alien short film so Sam and Alex take the opportunity to indulge their taste for terrible films.  In two special episodes we watch a selection of upcoming and old awful looking films, ranking the lot before choosing one to get the proper full show treatment.

  • 0074: Mad Max

    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...

  • 0073: The Abyss

    September 25th, 2018  |  56 mins 14 secs

    James Cameron really loves the water, so he made a very expensive film that was very difficult to film so he could become a fish for a few months.  The result is The Abyss, a clunky blockbuster that has a lot more issues than its watery setting.

  • 0072: Predators

    September 17th, 2018  |  52 mins 35 secs

    Remember how great Predator was last week? What a well thought out, tightly scripted and tense action film it was? And remember Predator 2? How it took that formula and transplanted it to a city, adding police procedural stuff and weirdo cults to create some fresh and exciting?

    Well forget all that because this week we watch Predators, where gruff librarian Adrien Brody leads a group of dull Z-listers around a fake jungle in a vain attempt to locate the magic that made the original film so good.

  • 0071: Predator

    September 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins

    We're back with a bang, as we celebrate the release of The Predator by watching Predator, no The required. Join us for an in depth breakdown of John McTiernan's monster movie classic.

  • 0070: Equilibrium

    August 27th, 2018  |  56 mins 44 secs

    This week our accidental dystopian double bill continues with Equilibrium!  Christian Bale arrests people for liking art, Sean Bean dies too early and Sean Pertwee lives too long.