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Journey Through Sci-Fi

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...

Nov 9, 2023

This week on the podcast, we explore one of the most significant space opera television series of recent years: Battlestar Galactica, spanning both the 1978 original from Glen A. Larson and the 2003 reimagining from Ronald D. Moore.

We are joined by Val Nolan, an academic and writer who has recently co-authored the book...

Oct 25, 2023

Join us as we explore the highly debated and often controversial Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, masterminded by the legendary George Lucas. 

Is it deserving of the harsh criticism it's received? and what makes it such a polarising subject among fans?

We also discuss Lucas' unwavering creative influence on the films and...

Oct 11, 2023

Get ready for the second half of our Space Opera series, as we dive into video games and epic space battles.

First up, we're rewinding the clock to 1984 and hopping into the cockpit of The Last Starfighter, before we fast forward to 2013 and join the the battle academy in Ender's Game. 

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