Category: Episodes

0017: Mars Week Preview Show

0017: Mars Week Preview Show

We get our asses to Mars for the next science fiction ranking, with three films from the red planet.  Also there’s a bonus quiz!

Join in and watch the trailers from the links below!

Mission to Mars

Mars Attacks!

The Martian

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0016: Transformers, Real Steel, Pacific Rim

0016: Transformers, Real Steel, Pacific Rim

The rating system remains mired in mediocre film territory, with more middling to terrible films added to the list. (Well, Alex liked Pacific Rim a lot at least.)

Everyone likes Hugh Jackman, no one likes Transformers and Sam still hates kids.

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0015: Giant Robots Weeks Preview Show

0015: Giant Robots Weeks Preview Show

Michael Bay returns to cinemas soon with another bloody Transformers film, so we hop on another bandwagon and get ready to rate three films full of giant robots.  Sadly none of these films is the greatest of all giant robot films, 1986’s Transformers The Movie, which would no doubt be top of this list were we allowed to watch it. #notmyTransformers

Anyway, links to the trailers below so you can watch along at home, and get your thoughts into us about these films before we rate them next Monday!

Trailers:

Transformers

Real Steel

Pacific Rim

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0014: The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, Divergent

0014: The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, Divergent

Our latest  attempt to appear current and relevant backfires, as the latest Divergent film gets cancelled and we watch three middling to bad teen science fiction films for no reason at all!  Still, at least they’re ranked now and its out of the way. No, wait, there’s about eight million films like this so we’ll be back.  Sigh.

Alex is pro Hunger Games, Chris is pro being a farmer, and Sam is pro starting a different podcast.

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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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