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Join Sam, Alex and Chris as they rank every science fiction film EVER. Every week we dissect a new film before adding it to a giant and highly scientific ranked list. We review a film a week until we run out of films. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Join Sam, Alex and Chris as they rank every science fiction film EVER. Every week we dissect a new film before adding it to a giant and highly scientific ranked list. We review a film a week until we run out of films. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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English


Episodes
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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

7/11/2024
This week we belatedly celebrate the release of Furiosa with the last Mad Max we can watch for now. Join us as we head back to post-apocalyptic Australia, discuss some super deep lore, play a game of Max or Martin, and marvel at how terribly this film craters halfway through. Sam's audio is a mess again, but will be better from next week, so that's good! And next week will be Invasions of the Body Snatchers (1978) See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:50:38

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

6/28/2024
This week we watch Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, a film so monumentally misguided that it managed to kill an entire company. Join us as we discuss high quality bad CGI, the concept of 'virtual actors', and what 3 things we would save on an asteroid. Also apologies for the audio quality on this one - Sam had some sort of insane crackle on the recording and some shitty kid screaming outside, and chris' recording was inexplicably 20 minutes shorter than the rest so has had to be chopped back in, hopefully seamlessly! I blame the heat. Next week it's Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:48:51

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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

6/14/2024
It's a bumper episode as we head back to a galaxy far, far away, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Episode I. Join us for a predictably in-depth discussion of the making of the film, how our opinion of the film has changed over a quarter of a century, what a genuine child thinks about the film, and much more! Here is Jenny Nicholson's incredible 4-hour Galactic Starcruiser video which Sam mentions at some point Next week it's Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:15:05

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

6/7/2024
We return to discuss Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow! But first, Alex makes the executive decision to discuss other films, so we briefly discuss Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Furiosa, Atlas, and You Can Call Me Bill. Then we sadly have to watch the film we're here to see. And it ain't great. But at least it's a good excuse for Alex to tell his story about his copy of Horton Hears A Who... Here are the far superior cutscenes from Jedi Knight - Dark Forces 2 Next week, prepare for a bumper pod as we give Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace the full SFRS 2.0 scientific treatment. See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:41:08

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The Chronicles of Riddick

5/24/2024
This week we take a trip back to the Riddickverse (one of many verses) and watch Chronicles of Riddick! Join us as we marvel at two films existing at once, chart the rise and fall and rise of Vin Diesel, chat a lot about mongers monging, and alienate anyone who likes metal. Sorry. Next week, it's Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, which we said last time, but it genuinely is this time! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:02:32

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Annihilation

5/9/2024
This week we 'celebrate' the release of Alex Garland's Civil War by looking back at Annihilation. Join us as we discuss the perils of adapting a story you don't actually know, whether Natalie Portman can actually act, and a strange bear. Next week, get your annoying steampunk tat at the ready - it's Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:52:34

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

5/2/2024
Accidental post-apocalypse/Fallout season with Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. But first, Alex has a random newsblast? Join us as we take our usual detour into mourning the death of practical effects, ponder if this film invented the post apocalypse, and generally just enjoy a well-made film. We watch them occasionally. (When Sam keeps saying 'The man with no name' he means A Fistful of Dollars, obvs.) Next week, it's Annihilation! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:50:32

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Cyborg

4/25/2024
This week, Alex picks his birthday film - it's Albert Pyun's Cyborg! Join us as we discuss JCVD's career, butcher's shops in the USA, double TKOs, missing contact lenses, and a quiz which, let's be honest here, Sam absolutely aces. Next week, accidental Fallout apocalyptic season continues with Mad Max 2! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:52:15

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Ghostbusters II

4/18/2024
This week we watch Ghostbusters II, except Chris who got the wrong film. But first, we have a little bonus spoilercast about Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, which unlocks a classic Chris Rant­. And then we watch the main feature, discussing the impact of The Real Ghostbusters, what you want from a sequel, the bad vibes that come from good vibes, and I think our third passionate defence of Peter Venkman. Next week, it's Alex's birthday pick, Cyborg! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:55:25

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Star Trek

4/11/2024
This week, we take our annual trip to the world of Star Trek. Having watched all the original ten films, it's time to follow a very old Spock through a black hole and join the Kelvin timeline. Join us as we discuss rebooting franchises, a terrible bad guy, fate vs. logic. and the perils of stunt-casting unfunny comedians. Next week, we celebrate (?) Ghostbusters being back in cinemas by watching Ghostbusters II! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:03:14

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

4/4/2024
This week, we continue the modern Planet of the Apes franchise seven years (!) after watching the first instalment. Join us as we marvel at the CG, complain about everything else, get into a very, very long discussion about post-apocalyptic survival (yet again) and we learn that Chris is prepared to play any game, no matter the game. Game on. Note for Sam's brain: You are confusing Jason Clarke with Jai Courtney because they are both charisma vacuums and were both in Terminator: Genisys! Next week, it's another rebooted franchise, JJ Abrams' ode to the lens flare, it's Star Trek! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:49:28

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Dune: Part Two Spoilercast!

3/28/2024
This week, Chris and Sam spoiler their way through the latest Denis Villeneuve sci-fi blockbuster, Dune: Part Two at Alex, who hasn't seen it yet. But first, Austin Butler's face, a mini spoilercast of Priscilla, Agent Elvis and a lot of other stuff that is absolutely definitely related to the film in question. And there's a Dune quiz! WARNING: Spoilers for Dune: Part Two and the other Frank Herbert Dune books Next week, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:19

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Re-Ranking Special III

3/15/2024
This week, we add three old films to the new list in another Re-Ranking special! Join us as we apply PROPER SCIENCE to Dune, Predator, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Also, Alex reviews some modern dance. Next week, we look at some more apes with the confusingly titled Rise sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:47:26

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Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

3/7/2024
We're back! And we return with a classic of our childhoods, the grammatically troubling Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Join us as we discuss the superb practical effects, sense memories of Oreos, and we have possibly our 2nd Ant-based quiz. Next week, we re-rank a bunch of films! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:53:18

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Zardoz

2/16/2024
Our infinite look at sci-fi films finally hits upon Zardoz, John Boorman's psychedelic cult (?) classic (???) which turns 50 this year. Join us as we try to follow along, discuss Sean Connery's 'unique' contract, Sean Connery's 'unique' acting style in this film, and Sean Connery's wedding dress. Next week we take a trademark SFRS hard turn into something completely different - it's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:42:53

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Wild Wild West

2/9/2024
The pod heads back to the Weird West for Barry Sonnenfeld's ill-advised follow-up to the hugely successful (and quite good) Men in Black - its Wild Wild West! Join us as we discuss our general dislike of all things steampunk, marvel at how a film from 25 years ago feels like it was written in the 1800s, and ask the most important question of all: Kevin Kline - why? Next week, we take another trip into pre-Star Wars insane sci-fi with a look at Zardoz! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:49:55

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Wild Wild West

2/9/2024
The pod heads back to the Weird West for Barry Sonnenfeld's ill-advised follow-up to the hugely successful (and quite good) Men in Black - its Wild Wild West! Join us as we discuss our general dislike of all things steampunk, marvel at how a film from 25 years ago feels like it was written in the 1800s, and ask the most important question of all: Kevin Kline - why? Next week, we take another trip into pre-Star Wars insane sci-fi with a look at Zardoz! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:49:55

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Wild Wild West

2/9/2024
The pod heads back to the Weird West for Barry Sonnenfeld's ill-advised follow-up to the hugely successful (and quite good) Men in Black - its Wild Wild West! Join us as we discuss our general dislike of all things steampunk, marvel at how a film from 25 years ago feels like it was written in the 1800s, and ask the most important question of all: Kevin Kline - why? Next week, we take another trip into pre-Star Wars insane sci-fi with a look at Zardoz! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:49:55

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Wild Wild West

2/9/2024
The pod heads back to the Weird West for Barry Sonnenfeld's ill-advised follow-up to the hugely successful (and quite good) Men in Black - its Wild Wild West! Join us as we discuss our general dislike of all things steampunk, marvel at how a film from 25 years ago feels like it was written in the 1800s, and ask the most important question of all: Kevin Kline - why? Next week, we take another trip into pre-Star Wars insane sci-fi with a look at Zardoz! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:49:55

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Detective Pikachu

2/1/2024
We celebrate our 300th episode (which is insane) by watching Detective Pikachu, our final look back at 2019 releases! Join us as we revel in the CG, have varied opinions about Ryan Reynolds, worry about the idea of being merged with your pet, and Alex officiates a Poke Battle. Next week, we watch wicky wicky Wild Wild West! See the new list! Play along at home! Get in touch! Visit the Website! Watch us on Youtube! See the old list! Download the soundtrack! Buy our Merch! And we're on Instagram and Facebook too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:05:15