In which I am joined again by Rob of the Great Escape Minute, and we discuss interstellar communication, alien languages, and our old favourite subject, robotics.
Nobahkt, A. (2016, June 4).
All planet sounds from space (In our solar system). YouTube. https://youtu.be/IQL53eQ0cNA
In which I am joined by Rob of the Great Escape Minute, and we discuss how futuristic technology in science fiction isn’t so futuristic anymore, spooky hidden details, and do Engineers see in sound?
Find Rob at the Great Escape Minute, he’s doing good work over there. I love this movie and he’s finding all sorts of details I never noticed:
In which I get biblical, and interrogate a few cultural biases in culture and fashion.
Bible gateway passage: 1 Corinthians 11-14 – New international version. (n.d.). Bible Gateway. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2011-14&version=NIV
Britt, R. (2016, June 15).
Why is the sci-fi in movies so much dumber and less political than in books? Inverse. https://www.inverse.com/article/16935-why-is-the-sci-fi-in-movies-so-much-dumber-and-less-political-than-in-books
Pixie cut hairstyle origins | History of | Racked [Video]. (2018, January 27). YouTube. https://youtu.be/WPjOU73BZOY
In which I discuss religion, logical fallacies, and the ever changing cultural tastes in music.
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In which I discuss meteoric cadavers, ponder the place for religion in the future, and learn the term “cybernetic can” from Alan Dean Foster.
If an astronaut died in space, would he decompose? (no bacteria but what about radiation?). (2007, December 11). UCSB Science Line. https://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=1692
Phobos – An alien: Covenant story | official trailer (2017) [Video]. (2017, July 20). YouTube. https://youtu.be/Q-4UMvX8Kno
Raised by wolves. (2021, January 1). STUDIO YUTANI. https://yutani.studio/raised-by-wolves/
In which I discuss Jed Kurzel, the capabilities of AI in the role of emotional support, and the dangers of having a caregiver that is too agreeable.
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In which I am joined for the last time, for now, by Duncan Shields and we discuss Ridley Scott’s ego, future relationships with AI, and the importance of format and structure for effective storytelling, maybe the Alien prequels should have been a TV series?
In which Duncan (of
Tronologically Speaking) and I discuss whaliens, good directors getting away with bad behaviour, and I deliver my very best David Lynch impression.
In which I am joined by Duncan Shields of Tronologically Speaking to explore our bottomless contempt for Ridley Scott, as well as discuss the belligerence and incompetence of his characters.
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In which I discuss the inspirations for Walter, the ELIZA effect, and anticipating dangers from space.
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