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Ep. 39: Netflix Lost In Space, Oculus Go, James Cameron on AMC, Art Bell, Janelle Monáe

5/9/2018
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Initial thoughts on the Oculus Go mobile VR headset (4:22), James Cameron’s latest sci-fi dive is a documentary series on AMC (8:00), why hard data says Netflix is officially the new sci-fi channel (15:23), the death of UFO conspiracy theory radio legend Art Bell (21:30), the highs & lows of Janelle Monáe’s new sci-fi meets music video ‘Dirty Computer’ (31:36), and a review of the Netflix series reboot of the classic ‘Lost in Space’ (50:41).

Duration:01:13:48

Ep. 38: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Annihilation, Star Trek Discovery, Altered Carbon

4/8/2018
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A dive into the trippy sci-fi epic 'Annihilation' (4:03), why 'Star Trek: Discovery' is underappreciated (8:08), and how Netflix has become the new sci-fi channel via ('Altered Carbon,' 'The Cloverfield Paradox,' and 'Mute')(17:34). Then astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson joins us along with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco to talk about the future of space travel, Elon Musk's Mars plans, and the Voyager mission documentary 'The Farthest' (33:16).

Duration:01:11:46

Ep. 37: Oculus Connect 4 VR event, exploring the world of Blade Runner 2049

10/26/2017
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This week veteran technologist and former Fast Company writer Lynne D. Johnson joins the podcast to help us cover everything we learned from the big Oculus VR event in October including new VR headsets and new VR software, and then we take a deep dive into the sequel to the ‘80s sci-fi classic, the new film Blade Runner 2049 (31:15).

Duration:01:37:48

Ep. 36: Is Apple's iPhone X a flop? Mr. Robot as judged by a real, high level hacker

10/11/2017
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In this episode filmmaker and hacker John Threat joins us as we rewind a few weeks and look at the debut of the iPhone X and what it means for the future of Apple, biometric security, and a silicon valley without the magic of Steve Jobs, [20:20] and then, on the eve of its Season 3 premiere, we recap Season 1 of Mr. Robot and unpack what the show gets right and wrong about the real world of hackers.

Duration:00:48:01

Ep. 35: IMAX VR, Oculus, Ready Player One, StarVR and VR in Hollywood

9/22/2017
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Location-based virtual reality via IMAX VR, the future of Oculus Rift in the mainstream (5:28), the trailer for Steven Spielberg’s VR epic ‘Ready Player One’ (12:42), Apple’s big bet for augmented reality comes in the form of ARKit (19:20), StarVR global director of VR Brooks Brown on the future of VR and AR in Hollywood and beyond (26:32).

Duration:01:12:50

Ep. 30: Valerian, Life, Hollywood sci-fi, hacker/director John Threat on data privacy

11/11/2016
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Hacker and film director John Threat joins us to talk about the new trailers for ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ (1:48), and the life on Mars film ‘Life’ (10:20), as well as the current science fiction boom in Hollywood (21:57). Then we dive into how operate your digital life in a world of email hacks and data leaks (37:08).

Duration:01:19:15

Ep. 25: Snapchat’s Spectacles, Star Trek vs. Trump, Elon Musk’s Mars plans

10/4/2016
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Snapchat’s wearable tech Spectacles, the cast and crew of Star Trek versus presidential candidate Donald Trump (8:50), and space professional and astrophysicist Laura Forczyk joins us to unpack SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s newly announced plans to take humans to Mars in less than 10 years (29:07).

Duration:00:56:28

Ep. 21: SpaceX explosion, 50 Years of Star Trek producer Brian Volk-Weiss

9/4/2016
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The SpaceX accident destroys Facebook's satellite, 'Stranger Things' Season 2 hints, the 'ARQ' time travel movie on Netflix, and Brian Volk-Weiss, executive producer of the History Channel's '50 Years of Star Trek' documentary, joins us to reveal how the film came together.

Duration:01:04:17

Ep. 18: Star Wars Rogue One, Snapchat racial filter, Minority Report for the police

8/14/2016
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'Stranger Things' Netflix numbers better than 'House of Cards', Snapchat’s “yellowface” filter controversy (2:01), Star Wars 'Rogue One' trailer (15:42), Machine learning brings 'Minority Report' style trouble prediction to police departments (26:26).

Duration:00:44:58

Ep. 16: Transhuman poll, Moon mission heart disease, Snowden movie + Wikileaks

7/30/2016
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Transhuman poll reveals fear of the future, NASA discovers space may be bad for your heart (12:32), Oliver Stone’s Snowden film and the Wikileaks DNC hacked email dump (19:42).

Duration:01:04:51

Ep. 15: Comic-Con, Wonder Woman, Kong: Skull Island, Star Trek Beyond

7/25/2016
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Why you need to see 'Stranger Things,' Comic-Con news on 'Wonder Woman,' 'Justice League,' 'Kong: Skull Island,' and 'Star Trek Discovery' (3:29), and the tech and science or lack thereof in 'Star Trek Beyond' (17:46).

Duration:00:53:34

Ep. 14: Pokémon Go augmented reality, killer police robots, Mr. Robot

7/18/2016
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How Pokémon Go might take augmented reality mainstream, Dallas police are the first to use a robot to kill a human assailant (15:51), Mr. Robot season 2 and bringing hacking culture to the masses (32:27).

Duration:01:07:36

Ep. 13: Star Trek's Takei vs. a gay Sulu, Kubrick & NASA moon landing, BrainDead

7/9/2016
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Star Trek's George Takei disagrees with making Sulu gay in 'Star Trek Beyond,' the FDA debunks cryotherapy (20:26), Stanley Kubrick’s daughter attacks rumors of a faked NASA moon landing conspiracy (31:14), the new ‘BrainDead’ CBS series and the realities of parasite-powered mind control (39:58).

Duration:01:01:13

Ep. 12: Rihanna + Star Trek, Lost In Space, Independence Day: Resurgence

7/2/2016
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Rihanna's Star Trek video, ‘Lost In Space’ reboot on Netflix (9:24), James Cameron on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (14:40), ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ and real first contact (22:51).

Duration:01:00:34

Ep. 11: Westworld, Immortality drugs, SoftBank & The Singularity

6/25/2016
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'The Girl With All the Gifts' trailer, 'Westworld' on HBO (4:20), Anti-aging drug testing (9:13), Sci-fi writers as commercial pitch men (10:51), Chris Pine vs. classic 'Star Trek' (15:02), The Singularity via Boston Dynamics and Softbank's CEO Masayoshi Son (26:57).

Duration:01:03:48

Ep. 10: Stranger Things, Trekonomics, Star Wars & Magic Leap

6/19/2016
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Scientists predict alien contact timeline, ‘Stranger Things’ on Netflix (8:45), ‘Trekonomics’ book interview with Manu Saadia (13:13), Lucasfilm and Star Wars teams with Magic Leap to pioneer ‘mixed reality’ entertainment (43:54).

Duration:01:08:18

Ep. 09: The 50th Anniversary of Star Trek

6/13/2016
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Events and special projects celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, a discussion of the history and future of the franchise and what the idea of The Federation means for Earth in reality.

Duration:01:09:20

Ep. 07: William Gibson's Archangel, X-Men: Apocalypse & next-gen humans

5/28/2016
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'Alien: Covenant' photo leak, William Gibson’s 'Archangel' time travel meets politics comic (4:35), 'The Space Between Us' delivers human Martians (12:26), 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' 'Morgan' and next-gen humanity (21:55).

Duration:01:03:51

Ep. 06: Time Travel TV, Wayward Pines, Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan

5/22/2016
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New time travel TV shows 'Timeless' and 'Time After Time,' synthetic genetics (8:47), the return of 'Wayward Pines' (15:25), transhumanist presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan (42:02).

Duration:01:33:54

Ep. 05: NASA, Perception Effects Studio, Tech in Captain America: Civil War

5/13/2016
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NASA discovers new, possibly habitable planets, the state of science fiction via comics at Hi De Ho Comics (8:30), interview with the founders of Perception, the effects house behind the imaginary tech in Marvel's biggest film hits (18:15), dissecting the imagined tech in 'Captain America: Civil War' (40:15).

Duration:01:07:58