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

  • 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...

  • 0042: 1998 Preview Week Show

    January 29th, 2018  |  21 mins 52 secs

    Let's all feel old by watching three films from 1998 because THAT WAS 20 YEARS AGO! Wow.  Three very different films get the trailer treatment as Alex quizzes us on 1998's biggest export: Google. Also in this week's show: Legitimate fanmail,...

  • 0041: The Host, Doomsday Book, Collective Invention

    January 24th, 2018  |  53 mins 58 secs

    We've got over Star Wars and followed up on our enjoyment of Snowpiercer by watching three more slices of South Korean science fiction. Monster movies, zombie movies, an eight ball hurtling into the earth and a fish man, this week has pretty much...

  • 0040: South Korean Week Preview Show + Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoilercast!

    January 15th, 2018  |  47 mins 21 secs

    This week we preview three slices of South Korean science fiction. River monsters, robot Buddha and a fish-man, we've got it all. And then we spend almost an hour locked in furious debate about the merits (or lack thereof) of Star Wars: The Last...

  • 0039: The Day After Tomorrow, The Colony, Snowpiercer

    January 8th, 2018  |  46 mins 7 secs

    It's 2018! We made it!  Celebrate another trip around the sun by snuggling up to three more film reviews as we fight back the new ice age in The Day After Tomorrow, The Colony and Snowpiercer.  Everyone is pretty much in...

  • 0038: 2017 Christmas Spectacular!

    December 25th, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins

    It's Christmas Day but we've taken time out of eating mince pies and arguing about Star Wars to record a bumper Christmas special!  We look back at some of our favourite (and least favourite) science fiction films and tv shows from 2017, make...

  • 0037: New Ice Age Preview Week

    December 18th, 2017  |  20 mins 48 secs

    The snow is falling, its nearly christmas so let's all imagine a future where its christmas ALL the time! No, hang on, where its snowing all the time. And everything has gone terrible.  We watch three trailers but won't be rating these films till...

  • 0036: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Battle Beyond the Stars, Starcrash

    December 11th, 2017  |  58 mins 11 secs

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinema screens across the world this week, so we go back to where it all began with a thorough examination of 1977's Star Wars, and two films that attempted to ape its success, and got it spectacularly wrong. GIVE...