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Alienating the Audience

Jun 20, 2023

"Solaris" by Stanislaw Lem follows a crew of scientists trying to understand an utterly alien intelligence--a planet covered by an ocean of (apparently?) conscious goop. How can we communicate with something truly, truly foreign to our evolution and understanding? How can we even confirm it's "intelligent"?

Jun 13, 2023

"Rick and Morty" is the funniest science fiction to grace the world sense "Futurama"--if not the best comedy in general.

What is it about, and what distinguishes it from other, lesser comedies?

Jeff Maurer joins to discuss. 

(Note: this episode was recorded before the fall of Justin Roiland)

Jun 8, 2023

"The Fifth Element" starring Bruce Willis and Mila Jovovich is a cult classic. But... does it hold up? Did it ever?
To answer that question, we turn to Scottish scifi twins Dickie and Stone...