For an 80’s sci-fi family movie, Flight of the Navigator holds up remarkably well. The child actor is great, the cutting-edge computer effects hardly show their age, and the plot is more well-considered than most movies of the era. That’s probably why we were both so taken with it as children and remain nostalgic about it to this day. Thanks to Kira for commissioning our coverage of this very literal Pee-Wee Herman vehicle.
When we were commissioned to cover Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow shorts, we weren’t sure if we’d even do it. Animated shorts aren’t usually our thing. We made an exception since they’re science fiction and it turns out that was the right call. World of Tomorrow is an excellent mediation on our lives and how we lead them through the lens of a future version of a girl named Emily and a clone of a man named David. Join us for far-reaching and interesting conversation about what it all means.
Thanks again to Grant for commissioning this project. You can get your very own custom commissioned podcast by visiting support.baldmove.com.
This week’s Off the Clock covers A.Ron’s rewatch of Avengers: Infinity War, as well as Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and Blake Crouch’s sci-fi book “Recursion.”
This week on Off the Clock we’re talking about the first three episodes of Ridley Scott’s turn to the small screen, the far future sci-fi series “Raised by Wolves.” Then we’re continuing our coverage of the cosmic / mundane horror series “Lovecraft Country” with episodes 3 & 4.
This podcast was made possible by the generous support of Ann Merin. We thoroughly enjoyed this love letter to Star Trek. It’s got a shockingly deep roster of actors, launched the careers of at least 2 comedic talents, and showcases some outstanding effects work, considering the modest budget. It’s absolutely worth a watch if you’re a fan of Star Trek and somehow haven’t seen it.
Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Christopher Nolan’s dreamscape heist film, Inception. We covered it immediately after its initial release and 10 years later we’re back to do it all over again. I assume we’ll hit level three in about 90 more years and come back from limbo to cover it one final time, but until then check out our 2nd podcast review of this film.
A.Ron and Kim Renfro sit down to talk about Dark season 2 and the previews for season 3. Thank you to Kim for joining us. A.Ron and I will be back next week for another discussion about season 2 just for club members.
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Children of Men is a fondly-remembered, dystopian, science fiction thriller about the end of humanity, from Alfonso Cuarón’s mid-2000’s filmography. A.Ron has never seen it. Jim saw it once many years ago and enjoyed it but wasn’t blown away. What do we think of it over a decade later? Check out the podcast to find out.
This week we’re talking about Devs, season 1, episodes 5 & 6. Just one more week until the finale and we can finale see where this is all going!
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