The Science Fiction Theatre Podcast
Film chat with the Science Fiction Theatre gang.
info_outline TALK: Food-pocalypse Now 02/10/2018
TALK: Food-pocalypse Now August’s screening of No Blade of Grass was preceded by a talk from farmer, scientist and explorer Abi Aspen Glencross of Future Farm Lab / The Sustainable Food Story / #OurField who asked the question ‘How do we avoid a food-pocalypse?’
info_outline SFTP #37: Altered States 07/05/2017
SFTP #37: Altered States In May we screened ALTERED STATES (1980) at Science Fiction Theatre. Starting with Dr Andrea Rinke's introduction from the night itself, in this episode we go on to talk about the film's production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.
info_outline TALK: Are You More Impulsive Than a Fish? 03/25/2017
TALK: Are You More Impulsive Than a Fish? March’s screening of A Scanner Darkly was preceded by a talk from Dr Caroline Brennan, senior lecturer in Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, who introduced us to the world of zebrafish genetics and indicated how fish can give us an insight into the neural basis of addiction.
info_outline TALK: Life in Space? 02/27/2017
TALK: Life in Space? February’s screening of The Andromeda Strain was preceded by a talk from Dr Izaskun Jimenez-Serra from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London, who discussed the possibility that the very building blocks of life might be found in deep space, with far reaching implications for the origins of life on Earth.
info_outline SFTP #30: Westworld and Futureworld 12/18/2016
SFTP #30: Westworld and Futureworld In this episode we talk about the film's production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it. We also review the sequel, Futureworld (1976), and we have a spoiler-free chat about HBO’s new Westworld tv show.
info_outline TALK: The Sky's the Limit? 10/02/2016
TALK: The Sky's the Limit? September’s screening of Gattaca was preceded by a talk from Sarah Norcross, Director of the charity Progress Educational Trust, who discussed the scientific limits of genetic modification in humans and asked what limits society should place on the use of these technologies.
info_outline SFTP #25: Young Ones, Stranger Things, and more... 09/10/2016
SFTP #25: Young Ones, Stranger Things, and more... Reviews: Young Ones (2014) | Star Trek Beyond (2016) | Stranger Things (2016) | Retroactive (1997) | I’m Here (2010)
info_outline SFTP #23: Midnight Special, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and more... 07/25/2016
SFTP #23: Midnight Special, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and more... Reviews: Midnight Special (2016) | 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) | Turbo Kid (2015) | Evolution (2015) | The Lobster (2015)
info_outline TALK: Dystopia Now 07/12/2016
TALK: Dystopia Now July's screening of The Running Man was preceded by a talk from Jeremy Gilbert, Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East London, who examined whether the dystopian futures depicted in sf films and books of the 70s and 80s were just satires on their time, or accurate predictions of what our culture would be like.
info_outline TALK: Living with Intelligent Robots 04/25/2016
TALK: Living with Intelligent Robots April’s screening of Robot & Frank was preceded by a talk from Dr Thrish Nanayakkara, senior lecturer in robotics at Kings College London, who discussed why it is so hard to build a robot that can survive in a real world environment.