Author: Sam

0072: Predators

0072: Predators

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.

(P.s. these notes written by Sam, and don’t necessarily represent the views of the entire pod. But they probably should.)

Next week we go under the sea with James Cameron’s The Abyss, watch the trailer here!

0072: Predators

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?

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0071: Predator

0071: Predator

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, as we follow Arnie and a team of ’80s action heroes into the jungle. Awful Arnie impersonations, lots of talk about how great a monster the predator is, and repeated attempts not to consider any of the terrible things done to the Predator by later entries in the franchise.

Next week a look at one of those later entries, more predator fun with 2010’s Predators, watch a trailer here!

0071: Predator

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, as we follow Arnie and a team of ’80s action heroes into the jungle.

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0070: Equilibrium

0070: Equilibrium

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.

Next week we get ready for the release of Shane Black’s The Predator with the first of a Predator double bill, er, Predator! Watch a trailer here!

0070: Equilibrium

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. Next week we get ready for the release of Shane Black’s The Predator with the first of a Predator double bill, er, Predator!

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0069: 1984

0069: 1984

IT’S OUR 100TH FILM!

And what better film to celebrate than the monochrome miserabilism of Michael Radford’s 1984, yay!  Alex hosts as we thoroughly dissect the film breaking occasionally from the misery to take part in an incredibly self indulgent quiz about…ourselves.

Next week we watch 1984 again, but through the lens of a hyperactive 14 year old in 2000 – its Equilibrium! Watch a trailer here!

0069:1984

IT’S OUR 100TH FILM! And what better film to celebrate than the monochrome miserabilism of Michael Radford’s 1984, yay!  Alex hosts as we thoroughly dissect the film breaking occasionally from the misery to take part in an incredibly self indulgent quiz about…ourselves.

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0068: Dreamscape

0068: Dreamscape

This week we enter the world of dreams where Dennis Quaid is doing some questionable things to other people. Its the ’80s classic no one remembers, listen to find out a million ways this film could have been better, our exciting plans for a new Quantum Leap and how foxes plague Chris’ dreams.  Its another action packed episode of your favourite rating system. Science Fiction Rating System. That one, yep.

Next week, our 100th film: 1984! watch a trailer here

0068: Dreamscape

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0067: Contact

0067: Contact

This week Chris hosts as we take a look at Robert Zemeckis’ Contact, a very long film with some interesting ideas, good acting and Science.    There’s even a quiz!

Next week its 1984’s Dreamscape, watch a trailer here!

0067: Contact

This week Chris hosts as we take a look at Robert Zemeckis’ Contact, a very long film with some interesting ideas, good acting and Science.  There’s even a quiz!     Next week its 1984’s Dreamscape, watch a trailer here!   See the list at sciencefictionratingsystem.com! Like us on Facebook facebook.com/sfratingsystem ! Follow us on twitter @sfratingsystem and instagram @sciencefictionratingsystem!

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0066: Them!

0066: Them!

For a 2nd year running we celebrate Bug Week with some GIANT ANTS.  In a wide ranging episode we dissect the film itself, and also get into projection techniques, an in depth ant quiz, the wonder of a Victorian man in Hollywood and much, much more!
Note:  We had a bit of technical trouble whilst recording, so if Chris and Sam seem to be laughing for no reason its because Alex sounded like an alien trapped in a washing machine for much of the podcast. Luckily, his voice is super sweet and clean for the listener.

0066: Them!

amp;nbsp;For a 2nd year running we celebrate Bug Week, this time with the help of some GIANT ANTS.  In a wide ranging episode we dissect the film itself, and also get into projection techniques, an in depth ant quiz, the wonder of a Victorian man in Hollywood and much, much more!

Next week, Robert Zemeckis and Jodie Foster help us make Contact, trailer here!

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0065: Treasure Planet

0065: Treasure Planet

We’re back from summer break and taking a look at Disney’s Treasure Planet, one of the final traditional hand-animated blockbusters from the mouse house, that flopped pretty badly, but is an entertaining (ish) ride.

Next week we go all the way back to 1954 for the nuclear monster romp Them!, you can watch a trailer here!

0065: Treasure Planet

We’re back from summer break and taking a look at Disney’s Treasure Planet, one of the final traditional hand-animated blockbusters from the mouse house, that flopped pretty badly, but is an entertaining (ish) ride. Next week we go all the way back to 1954 for the nuclear monster romp Them!, you can watch a trailer here!

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0064: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

0064: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Our journey through the history of Star Trek on the silver screen reaches its nadir, with William Shatner’s atrocious Star Trek V. Spoilers: We didn’t like it, but of course we didn’t because who does?  Join us as we struggle to find a positive, wonder how the Enterprise crew has not been court-martialed by now and try our best to forget Uhura’s dance.

Next week a film none of us have ever seen, Old Disney’s forgotten stab at sci-fi relevance Treasure Planet! Watch a trailer here!

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0063: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

0063: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

This week we stick with comedy and a trip back to the late ’80s, where the clothes were baggy, the music was radical and the casual homophobia was a shock. Join us as we travel through time and wonder did they really does say what we thought they said??

Next week we continue our Star Trek odyssey, biting the bullet watching Star Trek V: The Final Frontier because I guess we have to one day! Lame.  Watch a trailer here

0063: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

This week we stick with comedy and a trip back to the late ’80s, where the clothes were baggy, the music was radical and the casual homophobia was a shock. Join us as we travel through time and wonder did they really does say what we thought they said??

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