Author: Sam

0013: Teen Sci-Fi Preview Week

0013: Teen Sci-Fi Preview Week

A long time ago a film called Divergent: Ascendant was meant to be out in the cinema this week. But then the previous entry in the series flopped and it became a TV movie and then that didn’t happen either…

But if it had this week’s trilogy of teen sci-fi films would make perfect sense!  Who better to review three films aimed at young adults than three jaded thirtysomething men?  No one, thats who! #engagement #crossmediapollination

Here are the trailers for this weeks films so you can watch along at home!

Divergent

Hunger Games

Ender’s Game

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0011: Bruce Willis Week Preview Show

0011: Bruce Willis Week Preview Show

Another week and another three films to add to the list!  This week we preview the work of Bruce Willis, who we all agree is a pretty great dude.

We watch the trailers and get ready to rate stuff next week.  If you want to watch along at home here are the links to the trailers we discuss:

The Fifth Element

Armageddon

Surrogates

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0010: Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Prometheus

0010: Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Prometheus

When you’ve run out of plot with your super big film series but want some more money, what should you do? Make a prequel, of course! This week three examples of this often most egregious of concepts are rated and join the list.

Chris and Sam clash go to war over Phantom Menace, everyone is surprised by Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Prometheus can only disappoint.

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0009: Prequels Week Preview Show

0009: Prequels Week Preview Show

Change is in the air as the Science Fiction Rating System show goes weekly!  In a change to our previous format we now split each set of three films into two.

In week 1 we reveal the films, watch the trailers and go over the synopses. Then go away and watch the films and come back next week to see where they end up in the rankings!

Links to watch along at home:

Episode 1

Prometheus

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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0008: Starship Troopers, District 9, The Fly

0008: Starship Troopers, District 9, The Fly

We celebrate the 26th Annual Bug Week with three films about, er, bugs.

From the satirical space war of Starship Troopers, to the body horror of the Fly, via the South African hijinx of District 9, a strong collection of films gets ranked and added to the list.

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0007: Guardians of the Galaxy, Dredd, Flash Gordon

0007: Guardians of the Galaxy, Dredd, Flash Gordon

It’s comic book week! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out this week, so we look back at three other comic books that have made the jump to the silver screen.

After last week’s fireworks things are more settled as everyone sort of agrees about everything. Sort of.

Next week we celebrate bug week with Starship Troopers, The Fly and District 9.

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0006: A Scanner Darkly, Paprika, Ghost in the Shell

0006: A Scanner Darkly, Paprika, Ghost in the Shell

Our first collection of animated films join the list!  From discussions of gaze theory and dualism, to all out war erupting over whether these films should even be allowed on the list, this bumper episode is hopefully worth being a bit late! Sorry about that.

Got an idea for three films?  Comments, complaints about the list so far? Get in touch at mail@sciencefictionratingsystem.com, @sfratingsystem on twitter, @sciencefictionratingsystem on instagram.

Next time we discuss comic book adaptations: Guardians of the Galaxy, Dredd and Flash Gordon.

0005: Edge of Tomorrow, Predator 2, Aliens

0005: Edge of Tomorrow, Predator 2, Aliens

There’s an upswing in quality as we add three more films to the list, celebrating the work of Bill Paxton with three of his greatest Sci-Fi roles. Alex is crazy for Predator, Chris still hates time travel, and Sam really, really doesn’t like Newt. And for one single, beautiful moment, all three hosts are in perfect agreement. Got three films for us to watch? Get in touch at mail@sciencefictionratingsystem.com See the list at sciencefictionratingsystem.com follow us on twitter @sfratingsystem and on instagram @sciencefictionratingsystem

0004: Spaceballs, Silent Running, Universal Soldier: The Return

0004: Spaceballs, Silent Running, Universal Soldier: The Return

Episode 4 and the list passes 10 entries! We shatter more good childhood memories, watch one of the earliest sci-fi films, and wonder how and why Universal Soldier: The Return got made.

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