What exactly makes a science fiction film great? Numerous filmmakers and sci-fi cinephiles chime.
Science fiction is one of the most popular film and book genres. It has the power to ignite the imaginations of storytellers and audiences from five to ninety-five. But what makes for a good, or great, sci-fi story? Is it how cool the gadgets are? Is it the plausibility of the science presented in the story? Or is it something entirely different, that has nothing to even do with science? Today on the show we find out.
In this episode we hear from:
- Movie and entertainment journalist Clarke Wolfe
- Filmmaker and creator of the sci-fi series Sky City Haya, Adad Warda
- Fellow Podcastica Network podcaster Remi Lavictoire of the Sci-Fi Movie Podcast
- Show regulars JD and Yolanda Cochran
- We also hear from Whitestone Motion Pictures co-founder and director Brandon McCormick in the bonus segment.
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Videos and Podcasts Mentioned
- My uncut interview with Adad about the making of Sky City Haya.
- Germain Lussier’s interview with Rian Johnson to explain “Looper” plotholes.
Music in this Episode
In order of appearance (excluding music heard in the movie clips used), the music in this episode:
- Eternity (Reprise) by Stellar Drone (CC BY)
- Moonxine – Part VIII by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA)
- Under Suspicion by Lee Rosevere (CC BY)
- Snowmen by Kai Engel (CC BY)
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