Sci-Fi

Project Eden: Volume 1 Co-Director/Writer Terrance M. Young Interview – The Last New Wave

Project Eden: Volume 1 Co-Director/Writer Terrance M. Young Interview – The Last New Wave

Project Eden: Volume 1 is an ambitious genre event that was filmed across multiple countries and will – as the title suggests – span across multiple films. Co-written and co-directed by Terrance M. Young and Ashlee Jensen, Project Eden: Volume 1 shifted the ways that films in Australia are released, with pre-release hype built up through various genre festivals around Australia. Andrew...[Read More]

Mac and Me – Part One

Mac and Me – Part One

In 1988, director Stewart Raffill released his follow up to the moderately successful The Philadelphia Experiment. Raffill’s career has never been one to garner awards attention, having delivered mostly genre fare that has left little in the viewers memory. Yet, in 1988, he joined the great Blake Edwards as the co-recipient of an award that many maybe don’t want to have – the Worst Director award ...[Read More]

Dark City – 1998 – Alex Proyas – The Last New Wave

Dark City – 1998 – Alex Proyas – The Last New Wave

We’re back with the first sci-fi film of the podcast, Alex Proyas’ Dark City. Conceived before Proyas directed The Crow, Dark City is an impressive science fiction film that presents an ever shifting world with some great set design. In the introduction of the episode, we ask, ‘what exactly is an Australian film?’ Andrew is joined by David Hart from Pop Culture Case Study t...[Read More]

70 – Arrival, American Honey, Nocturnal Animals, The Girl on the Train, Bad Santa 2, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – Winter

70 – Arrival, American Honey, Nocturnal Animals, The Girl on the Train, Bad Santa 2, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – Winter

Can you believe there’s 100 of these things? Well, we almost forget that we’ve sat down 100 times to record and discuss films on this show, but at least we slapped that forgotten record to the beginning of this episode. And what an episode. We discuss a few major film releases – after all, it’s turning into the back end of the year where all the quality films show up. Start...[Read More]

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Under the direction of series newcomer, Justin Lin, this story of the crew of the Starship Enterprise doing what they do best feels like the most thematically faithful modern Star Trek film. An unknown ship appears carrying a distressed alien, her ship has been attacked and her crew mates have been captured. It’s up to the crew of the Enterprise to head off into uncharted territory and rescu...[Read More]