Science Fiction Film Podcast (general)

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Fight Club


R 1999 ‧ Drama film ‧ 2h 31m

8.9/10 - IMDb
79% - Rotten Tomatoes

A depressed man (Edward Norton) suffering from insomnia meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed. The two bored men form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler's attention.

Release date: September 21, 1999 (USA)
Director: David Fincher

This episode is brought to you by our Bounty Hunter's Club
Special thanks to Maria and Damaris for commissioning this episode.

Links mentioned
No Marla theory
Ford Pinto recall scandal
Calvin & Hobbes are Jack & Tyler

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Brazil

R 1985 ‧ Fantasy/Fantasy ‧ 2h 22m

8/10 - IMDb

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle (Robert De Niro), he meets the woman from his daydream (Kim Greist), and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

Director: Terry Gilliam

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Bonus Series: Uncertainty Principle - Part 2 (Dean's Guest Spot)

This is part 2 of Dean's guest spot on the Uncertainty Principle Podcast by Daniel James Barker. Dean and Daniel discuss science fiction as a genre, the story-telling merits of the genre, and what puts the science into sci-fi.

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Uncertainty Principle on iTunes
Uncertainty Principle on Soundcloud
Uncertainty Principle on the web

Direct download: Uncertainty_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EST

Bonus Series: Uncertainty Principle - Part 1 (Dean's Guest Spot)

This is part 1 of Dean's guest spot on the Uncertainty Principle Podcast by Daniel James Barker. Dean and Daniel discuss science fiction as a genre, the story-telling merits of the genre, and what puts the science into sci-fi.

Important Links

Uncertainty Principle on iTunes
Uncertainty Principle on Soundcloud
Uncertainty Principle on the web

Direct download: Uncertainty_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am EST

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Star Trek: The Next Generation "Best of Both Worlds 1 & 2"

The Borg begin an invasion of Federation space much sooner than was expected. With the Enterprise unable to affect them, the Borg capture Captain Picard and turn him into one of their own.
-Memory Alpha

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Please vote for us in the 11th Annual Podcast Awards daily until June 12th
-People's Choice
-Best in TV & Film
www.podcastawards.com

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Links Mentioned
Hollywood Reporter article by Aaron Couch

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Spaceballs

PG 1987 ‧ Fantasy/Fantasy ‧ 1h 36m

7.1/10 - IMDb
54% - Rotten Tomatoes

In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called "Perri-Air." In desperation, Spaceball's leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegade space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy).

Release date: June 24, 1987 (USA)
Director: Mel Brooks

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Thank you to everyone who voted in the 11th Annual Podcast Awards. Your hard work netted us two nominations.
-People's Choice
-Best in TV & Film

We are now on the ballot, and the voting for the victor begins on March 29th. Remember that you can vote DAILY!
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Sin City

8.1/10 - IMDb
78% - Rotten Tomatoes

In this quartet of neo-noir tales, a mysterious salesman (Josh Hartnett) narrates a tragic story of co-dependency, while a musclebound vigilante (Mickey Rourke) tears his way through the criminal underworld in search of his lost love (Jaime King). In another part of the city, a grizzled cop (Bruce Willis) foils the ambitions of a child-killer (Nick Stahl), and an ex-prostitute (Brittany Murphy) evades her ex-pimp (Benicio Del Toro) with the help of her new boyfriend, Dwight (Clive Owen).

Release date: April 1, 2005 (USA)
Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino

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Links mentioned
-Armin Meiwes

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

7.6/10 - IMDb
85% - Rotten Tomatoes

The second of the Lucas/Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indy needs to retrieve a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. This time he teams up with a night club singer and a 12-year old boy.

Release date: May 23, 1984 (USA)
Director: Steven Spielberg

Links mentioned
Shia LaBeouf gets... raped?
Thuggee article
Original "Anything Goes" by Ella Fitzgerald
Kali working the tongue and multiple hands
"We are going to die!"... sad face

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Reservoir Dogs

R 1992 ‧ Drama film/Thriller ‧ 1h 39m

8.4/10 - IMDb
90% - Rotten Tomatoes

A group of thieves assemble to pull of the perfect diamond heist. It turns into a bloody ambush when one of the men turns out to be a police informer. As the group begins to question each other's guilt, the heightening tensions threaten to explode the situation before the police step in.

Release date: October 23, 1992 (USA)
Director: Quentin Tarantino

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Links mentioned
-IFC Article on the Tarantino Universe
-Michael Madsen interview

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Direct download: Res_Dogs_FINAL.mp3
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What is a commentary episode?

This is a commentary track designed to be listened to while watching the episode. This is not a requirement, but it may be more entertaining for you. We will instruct you on how to sync up with us in the beginning of the episode.

Bonus Series: Quantum Leap "Jimmy" (commentary episode)
Sam leaps into a young intellectually disabled man and has to keep him out of an institution.
-IMDB

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