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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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  • 0058: Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    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

  • 0057: The Re-Ranking I - WALL-E, Ender's Game, Ghost in the Shell (1995)

    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.

  • 0056: The Re-Ranking I Preview Show

    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. 

  • 0055: Black Sheep, Man's Best Friend, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

    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

  • 0054: Killer Beasts Preview Week

    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...

  • 0053: The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Deep Blue Sea, Howard the Duck

    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...

  • 0052: Fishy Tales Preview Week

    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...

  • 0051: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Night of the Lepus, Donnie Darko

    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...

  • 0050: Rabbits

    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...

  • 0049: The Last Starfighter, Tron, Wargames

    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. ...

  • 0048: 1980s Kids Sci-Fi Preview Week

    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...

  • 0047: Solaris (2002), The Man Who Fell to Earth, Arrival

    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...

  • 0046: Guestlist I - Daniel Fitzsimmons

    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...

  • 0044: Star Trek II-IV Preview Week (Sort of)

    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...

  • 0043: The Faculty, Lost in Space, Dark City

    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...