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Journey Through Sci-Fi

Jan 18, 2024

This week we're joined by podcaster and writer Becky Darke to dive into the hilarious world of space opera parodies. We'll be dissecting Mel Brooks' iconic spoof of Star Wars, Spaceballs, and Dean Parisot's love letter to Star Trek fandom, Galaxy Quest.

We explore the intersection between comedy and science fiction as...


Jan 4, 2024

This week, we look at the theme of interplanetary love in two more Space Opera adventures - Andrew Stanton's John Carter (2012) and Lily and Lana Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending (2015).

Join us as we discuss the super jumping barbarian and ex-Confederate soldier, John Carter and the unassuming toilet cleaner with the...


Dec 21, 2023

We're discussing Matt's fave topic, big box office flops on the podcast this week. We dive headfirst into the wreckage of two colossal cinematic misfires, Battlefield Earth (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). Join us as we dissect John Travolta and Vin Diesel's respective passion projects and decide if they...


Dec 7, 2023

We're joined by the sensational film critic, writer, and podcaster, Anna Bogutskaya. Together, we're delving into the wild world of Luc Besson's space opera adventures, The Fifth Element (1997) and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017). 

From Besson's (sometimes peculiar) casting choices to the eternal...


Nov 23, 2023

This time, we're tackling space operas with BIG BLUE aliens, imperialism, and a dash of exotic flora and fauna on the podcast. 

First up, is the 1973 psychedelic animation "Fantastic Planet" (or in French "La Planète Sauvage") from René Laloux. Then we fast forward to 2009 to discuss James Cameron's...