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Making your favorite fictional technology a reality

Making your favorite fictional technology a reality

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United States

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Making your favorite fictional technology a reality

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English


Episodes

Ep. 91 Resident Evil

6/9/2021
2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise which spans movies, television, and obviously video games. Few properties have had this level of influence across all forms of media. If you mention the Umbrella Corporation to most people, they will cringe and look over their shoulder, half expecting to see the Nemesis chasing […]

Duration:00:39:32

Ep. 90 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

6/3/2021
The mantle of Captain America is arguably the most important role in the Marvel universe. Cap stands for the ideals of America, and his shield is a crucial symbol for the fight against injustice. When it is vacated, the question becomes: Who will wield the shield? That is the important question in this series. But […]

Duration:00:36:50

Ep. 89 The One

5/27/2021
What would happen if we were able to find your perfect match, someone you were guaranteed to fall in love with, simply by analyzing your DNA? This is the premise of the Netflix series The One. This technology raises a lot of fundamental questions: What is love? What is happiness? Is that encoded into our […]

Duration:00:35:34

Ep. 88 Godzilla VS Kong

5/19/2021
When people think of dream matches throughout history, a couple of thoughts immediately spring to mind: Muhammad Ali VS Mike Tyson, Hulk Hogan VS Ric Flair, the 72 Dolphins VS the 85 Bears. This week we tackle the obvious omission from that list: Godzilla VS King Kong. Kong was introduced in 1933, but these two […]

Duration:00:34:39

Ep. 87 Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

5/13/2021
On its surface, the world of cartoon physics is extraordinarily complex. Gravity seems to have an on/off switch, animals can move at impossible speeds, and some items seem to have a mind of their own. Now try taking those laws and overlaying them on the live action world, the one governed by Newtonian physics. That […]

Duration:00:36:08

Ep. 86 Jurassic Park

5/5/2021
Everybody, at some point or another, has had an interest in dinosaurs. They are gigantic, fascinating creatures, that are unlike anything alive today. I makes sense that as we learn more about DNA and how it works, it will become inevitable that someone will try to bring back a T-Rex. This week we discuss how […]

Duration:00:45:29

Ep. 85 Gremlins

4/29/2021
From the first time you lay eyes on the Mogwai Gizmo, it is hard to imagine that something that adorable has the potential to unleash a horde of evil gremlins simply by disregarding a few rules. I mean, how do you exist as an animal if you can’t get wet? Everything has to drink water […]

Duration:00:43:01

Ep. 84 Raiders of the Lost Ark

4/22/2021
Indiana Jones is the man credited with making archeology cool. A professor by day and a bullwhip toting, fedora wearing, idol snatching adventurer by night, he has more in common with a superhero than an academic. He also gets himself in a lot of danger, and this movie is no exception. Listen as we explain […]

Duration:00:38:41

Ep. 83 The Goonies

4/14/2021
If you are looking for a movie with adventure, treasure maps, pirate ships, crazy gadgets, and an organ made out of human bones, then The Goonies is exactly what you are looking for! We kick off “Spielberg Spring” with this classic about a group of kids who go looking for a fabled treasure stash in […]

Duration:00:38:36

Ep. 82 Phineas & Ferb

4/7/2021
Phineas & Ferb are two kids who, along with their brilliant friends, are able to build some incredible technology. They are only rivaled by Dr. Doofenschmirtz and his “inators”. While discussing their latest movie “Candace Against The Universe”, we get into some really fascinating science, including a mind-controlling plant, a gigantic juggling robot, fungus-filled alien […]

Duration:00:35:30

Ep. 81 The WonderCon WandaVision Wandendum

4/1/2021
In our WonderCon WandaVision panel, we covered a lot of the science behind the hit marvel show, including a brief history of television shows, the power of magic runes, and the ability to rewrite reality. That was MOST of what went on inside the Westview Anomoly, but we thought it deserved a little more. This […]

Duration:00:27:15

Ep. 80 Scooby Doo

3/24/2021
Scooby Doo and his crew are part of a company called Mystery, Inc., and they go around solving capers, crimes, and other oddities of high strangeness. Typically the villain is a real estate developer who is masquerading as some sort of supernatural being. Given the skeptical nature of Fred and Wilma, how are the Scooby […]

Duration:00:32:45

Ep. 79 The Flintstones

3/17/2021
The Flintstones have been dubbed “The Modern Stone Age Family”, and it is absolutely true. Despite the fact that they appear to be living in a prehistoric civilization, they have all the conveniences of the modern world, albeit slightly altered to match their resources. Specialized animals make up the bulk of the work force, including […]

Duration:00:35:51

Ep. 78 The Jetsons

3/10/2021
The Jetsons was a show about living in the space age, and all the atomic-powered technology you can fit into one futuristic apartment. George Jetson had everything: robot dogs fueled by nuclear energy, a sentient robot maid named Rosie, and a 3D food printer that was operated with punch cards. He even had a three […]

Duration:00:34:27

Ep. 77 Tom & Jerry

3/3/2021
This is our first episode taking a close look at the physics of the cartoon world of Hanna-Barbera. Tom & Jerry have had a tumultuous relationship for as long as they have known each other and their uneasy truces quickly dissolve into all out combat. The physics of that combat is what is really intriguing. […]

Duration:00:35:57

Ep. 76 Wonder Woman 84

2/24/2021
In the latest Wonder Woman movie, a new and reality bending item is introduced: The Dreamstone. All someone has to do is touch it, and it will grant one wish. This is a powerful promise, one that even Wonder Woman falls victim to. In this episode, we take a look at the way reality is […]

Duration:00:37:28

Ep. 75 Tenet

2/17/2021
Tenet is a movie about the idea that you can reverse the flow of time by reversing the entropy of an object. This is a fascinating way to look at time travel, although it happens in “Real Time” so you have to live the events in their entirety (forwards of backwards) instead of jumping over […]

Duration:00:41:29

Ep. 74 Love Potion No. 9

2/10/2021
The mystery of human attraction remain unsolved, but Love Potion No. 9 attempts to solve it through the the voice. This is a movie about a substance that when sprayed onto your vocal cords, it affects your voice in such a way that the opposite sex will find you undeniably fascinating, while the same sex […]

Duration:00:30:10

Ep. 73 Groundhog Day

1/31/2021
Could you imagine being stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over? Where you remember everything, and everyone around you remembers nothing? This is exactly what happens to Phil Connors in the classic movie Groundhog Day. While living without any consequences is fun at first, once Phil realizes he is stuck […]

Duration:00:29:37

Ep. 72 Pinky & The Brain

1/27/2021
When one thinks of world domination, two people should immediately spring to mind: Pinky & The Brain. These two genetically enhanced mice attempt to take over the world on a nightly basis, and have come devastatingly close on several occasions. In this episode, we examine some of those plans from the latest season, and offer […]

Duration:00:40:51