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Two entirely out-of-touch ex-pat English teachers in Japan wax lyrical about Science Fiction.

Two entirely out-of-touch ex-pat English teachers in Japan wax lyrical about Science Fiction.

Location:

Japan

Description:

Two entirely out-of-touch ex-pat English teachers in Japan wax lyrical about Science Fiction.

Twitter:

@MLSFSPod

Language:

English


Episodes

Noah (w/ David Mathisen)

3/2/2021
Make what you will of this Biblical movie, the point here is to get into star maps and the Flood with guest David Mathisen.

Duration:01:26:12

Star Trek Generations

2/23/2021
What could be better than Kirk and Picard together on screen at last!?!? Turns out a lot of things can, but we still dig groovy into this passing of the Star Trek torch.

Duration:01:04:22

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (w/ John Champion)

2/16/2021
Travel back with us to that halycon year 1979, or take the disco ball forward to the 25th century. It's all groovy hijinks on prime time NBC with one of the greatest space cowboys of them all.

Duration:01:12:42

Things to Come

2/8/2021
One of Britain's first sci-fi films, released when H.G. Wells was still alive even. We see what things came.

Duration:01:00:55

Kong: Skull Island (w/ Jake Rockatansky)

2/2/2021
We join Jake Rockatansky for a lighthearted chat about this fantastic monster romp, but end up getting political anyway.

Duration:01:36:17

The Creation of the Humanoids (w/ Ken Ammi)

1/26/2021
Don't be fooled by the smell of early 1960's sci-fi cheeze - if you dig in you'll find concepts that are not just ahead of its time, but even ahead of Philip K. Dick.

Duration:01:26:42

Back to the Future Part II (w/ Taylor Morden)

1/19/2021
We get into the next step of Marty McFly's time tripping - all those whiplash time currents that make up this pop culture bonanza. Hoverboards, Pepsi Perfects, and 1989 Trump impersonation fuel this time trip.

Duration:01:13:40

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (w/ James Farley)

1/12/2021
Continuing our trek through Trek this week. Aging actors, creepy mind violations, and knee nuts are among our deep dives for this final voyage of the original cast. Joining us is James Farley, a co-host from the Computer Game Show Podcast. Actual the second of those guys to head into the Sanctuary. You’ll find that podcast here and do dig around on the site for Star Calls, which should certainly resonate with our audience: https://tcgs.co/show/the-computer-game-show/ Please do like,...

Duration:01:18:53

The Highlander (w/ Jonathan Melville)

1/5/2021
Full disclosure - this film is not our geek niche, though we give full and due respect to that niche (at least until the sequel). In fact - this turned out to be Matt's first viewing of the film. So, to balance the scales, we've got a guest, Jonathan Meville, who has fully immersed himself in the making of this cult classic. He recently published a fantastic book, "A Kind of Magic: The Making of the Original HIghlander," on that very topic and you should hit up this US Amazon link:...

Duration:01:03:14

Le voyage dans la lune

12/31/2020
"How about the space trip?" Space trip will be realized in the near future. As Apollo landed before for 30 years or more in the moon. you may do the mystical experience. We will offer a wonderful reception then. "Have a good trip!" (transcribed from a Japanese mall travel agency many a year ago) Please do like, subscribe, and rate on all the things like Facebook, Twitter, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. Wherever you happen to be hearing us, really. Luke is getting back into extensively talking...

Duration:00:26:50

Starship Troopers (w/ Tom Secker)

12/29/2020
Ending our monster month with a whole lot of them damn bugs. Gotta kill them all!! That or get into all the socio-facist implications of this under the radar satire, which is far more fun to do in podcast form. To get all this rolling on the right track, we have today's guest, Tom Secker. Tom is a British journalist who has written for Atlantic Today, The Independent, Newsweek, The Mirror, and the list goes on. His focus is a objective look at the military-industrial complex's influence on...

Duration:01:12:45

"Yesterday's Enterprise" from Star Trek: TNG (w/ Eric Stillwell)

12/24/2020
Christmas bonus for you!! It may be television, but it rates with any of the Trek films. And we can do this because it's chronologically before Star Trek VI. Even better, we've got one of the story writers, Eric Stilwell, on as a guest. Along with writing this, he served as a production assistant and script coordinator for TNG, so the man has some tales to tell. Some of them are at his blog: https://boldlygoing.blog Please do like, subscribe, and rate on all the things like Facebook,...

Duration:01:10:04

Jingle All the Way (w/ Mark Malek)

12/22/2020
Gimmie your Christmas!! You can say it's not sci-fi, but let's not forget Turbo Man, jetpacks, and the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger exists is pretty sci-fi. Matt used to bum around on Christmas with guest Mark Malek while they both ignored their families, so he seemed like good fit here. See him bury himself or something in this year's Quaranstein: https://youtu.be/HZJzDgqZNOw Please do like, subscribe, and rate on all the things like Facebook, Twitter, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube....

Duration:01:07:01

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

12/15/2020
While this is the most recent place to get your monster action - we're not sure it's the best. Nevertheless, there are quite a few monsters to discuss here. A bit of a weird one for us with Matt beaming in his end of the audio from the day room of a Japanese hospital - I guess that's fitting for a Godzilla flick. Please do like, subscribe, and rate on all the things like Facebook, Twitter, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. Wherever you happen to be hearing us, really. Luke is getting back into...

Duration:00:59:34

Son of Kong

12/8/2020
We're continuing our plunge into the monstrous this month with this medium sized monster - a Diddy Kong if you will. It's a weird mismash of 30's film styles which is strangely also a direct sequel to King Kong. Please do like, subscribe, and rate on all the things like Facebook, Twitter, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. Wherever you happen to be hearing us, really. Luke is getting back into extensively talking about monsters, and you will want to hear him here - especially if you are into...

Duration:00:57:02

The Valley of Gwangi

12/1/2020
We're kicking of our monster month at the Sci-fi Sanctuary with this one. It features those weird, off-brand, pre-Jurassic Park dinosaurs, but at least they've been animated by the legendary Ray Harryhausen. As an added side tangent, this is probably the closest we're going to get on covering "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." Please do like, subscribe, and rate on all the things like Facebook, Twitter, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. Wherever you happen to be hearing us, really. Luke is getting...

Duration:00:51:38

The Truman Show (w/ Miguel Conner)

11/24/2020
Lots of "metas" to wade through with Jim Carrey's first notable foray into a more dramatic role. We think a few Deep Thoughts, consider what it takes to make a satisfying life. and hold the film up to the mirror of Gnosticism. And who better to join us on that journey than writer, podcaster, and deep diver into all things Gnostic, Miguel Conner. You can continue that dive with him over at his Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, found at this link: https://thegodabovegod.com/ Luke is getting back into...

Duration:01:03:34

When Worlds Collide

11/17/2020
This one is a groundbreaking, early sci-fi feature - but it's also a mighty dry affair and serves up a heaping pile of 1950's weird racism. Matt and Luke try to unpack the ins and outs of this George Pal film about the end of the world. Please do like, subscribe, and rate on all the things like Facebook, Twitter, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. Wherever you happen to be hearing us, really. Luke talks to you about those Monster Hunter monsters at the Monster Mash:...

Duration:00:53:41

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (w/ Scott Atkinson)

11/10/2020
It's the Trek film so bad it's been effectively booted out of canon. But is it really that bad? Once we did our best to get past William Shatner's admittedly entertaining ego, we had a rollicking time and got into those deep questions about if we "need our pain," and "What does God need with a starship?" Joining us for the ride is Scott Atkinson, who you hear every week anyway on our intro. For more of his groove, check out this week's tunes from one of the many albums he's worked on with...

Duration:01:05:50

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

11/3/2020
A year ago we watched Dark Fate, had a chat, and said we'd get back to it and T2 in a year's time. We stand by our word, homeslices. And here we are with T2 and the next major bullet point in our ongoing cavalcade of Arnold. Please do like, subscribe, and rate on all the things like Facebook, Twitter, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. Wherever you happen to be hearing us, really. Luke talks to you about true PokeLove at Luke Loves Pokemon: https://twitter.com/lukelovespkmn And Matt’s music for...

Duration:00:56:39