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Ep. 34: Viacom's VR team on the future of virtual reality & augmented reality

4/21/2017
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Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Paramount Pictures (Star Trek!), Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central, has decided to get serious about virtual reality. In this episode, Viacom's leadership team heading up Viacom NEXT (David Liu and Rob Ruffler) join the MARS Magazine pod to talk everything virtual reality, including IMAX VR and the rise of VR arcades, the viability of VR as a mainstream platform, what's going on with Facebook's stewardship of Oculus, and what massively successful VR...

Duration: 01:34:09


Ep. 33: Tech super rich prep for apocalypse, Elon Musk’s fav A.I. singularity film

1/31/2017
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Hacker and film maker John Threat joins us again to dive into the apocalypse survival strategies of the tech super rich as outlined in the New Yorker magazine (1:00), and a look into the largely unknown’70s film about the singularity (Colossus: The Forbin Project) recently shared in full on Twitter by Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk (34:05). If you’ve been thinking about bunkers, apocalypse strategies and how to live in a world taken over by automation, this is the episode for you.

Duration: 01:23:16


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. 29: Wikileaks + U.S. election, Edward Snowden update, Oliver Stone’s Snowden

10/31/2016
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How Wikileaks is impacting the U.S. presidential election and normalizing the end of data privacy, an update on Edward Snowden via Vice films (18:10), Oliver Stone’s Snowden movie merges fact and fiction to document history in real time (32:16).

Duration: 00:54:02


Ep. 27: Soylent sickness, Star Wars Rogue One, and Obama as sci-fi geek-in-chief

10/16/2016
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 becomes a raging, international dumpster fire, Soylent goes from geek food to health disaster (9:10), 'Star Wars Rogue One' trailer reveals more secrets (15:32), and President Obama on his love of sci-fi, getting humans to Mars and the looming challenge of artificial intelligence (28:45).

Duration: 00:49:26


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. 23: South Korea/Japan Special: Samsung's exploding smartphone, Tokyo's VR Arcade, Train to Busan

9/18/2016
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This episode is all about tech in South Korea and Japan as Vic Song joins us direct from Asia! We talk Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions, the iPhone 7 and those wireless AirPods, Tokyo’s amazing new virtual reality arcade (21:37), Twitch adopting South Korea’s trend of “mukbang” social eating video broadcasts(39:48), and South Korea’s zombie outbreak blockbuster film ‘Train to Busan’ (50:12).

Duration: 01:05:24


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. 20: Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. sexist science jokes, ‘80s tech drama Halt and Catch Fire

8/29/2016
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Astronomers discover Earth-like planet Proxima B, Neil deGrasse Tyson goes in on sexist science jokes on Twitter (5:29), protests over 'Jason Bourne' movie in 3D in China (13:06), the trailer for faked moon landing feature 'Operation Avalanche' (20:49), the Season 3 premiere of ‘80s tech drama ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ (23:46).

Duration: 01:05:29


Ep. 19: NASA women, Kernel brain implant, No Man’s Sky game vs. Simulation Theory

8/20/2016
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‘The Arrival’ puts a new spin on first contact films, Kernel brain chip implant offers a transhuman brain boost (3:24), ‘Hidden Figures’ film highlights NASA’s unheralded women (11:56), ‘No Man’s Sky’ game vs. Simulation Theory (18:53).

Duration: 01:00:42


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. 08: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on Mars, Logan’s Run remake

6/5/2016
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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ what we thought, Manus x Machina exhibit at The Met (6:05), ‘Approaching the Unknown’ (9:54), Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on Mars (13:46), ‘Logan’s Run’ remake (22:14).

Duration: 01:02:54

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