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The Retro Craptacular podcast is on the hunt for the best bad movies on planet earth. Each month Co-hosts Aaron & Matt make their way through some of the best of the worst cinema has to offer. The results? Mental anguish for them, a good chuckle at their expense for you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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It's the conclusion episode of the dystopia series and James and Matt recap it all with the Journey Through Sci-Fi awards show. They dish out some awards to some of their favourite films and TV shows this series and reflect on what they learnt along the way. Categories include: Best Dystopian Protagonist, Most Absurd Dystopian Society, Worst Dystop…
 
This week Matt and James journey through the Star Trek universe once again. This time looking at how the show explores dystopias. To delve into this topic they discuss The Return of the Archons, A Taste of Armageddon and Mirror, Mirror from the original series, along with Yesterday’s Enterprise from The Next Generation and Inquisition from Deep Spa…
 
Since Buzz is back on the big screen we thought it would be fun to look back on his long-forgotten small screen debut! Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is the original origin story for the Space Ranger that Disney seems intent on forgetting. Does it hold up? Or does it suck to infinity and beyond? https://linktr.ee/retrocrappod Stranger Things 4 and …
 
It's an Anime Special! James and Matt explore the world of Japanese animation once again and it's use of sci-fi tropes. This time they look at the dystopian aspects of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira from 1988 and Rintaro's adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's manga Metropolis from 2001. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on…
 
In a special bonus episode of the podcast James & Matt talk to director Rob Schroeder about his new mind-bending sci-fi film, Ultrasound. They discuss with Rob how he went about adapting Conor Stechschulte's indie comic Generous Bosom to film and what inspires him as a filmmaker. Ultrasound is available on digital download in the UK from the 20th J…
 
This week on the podcast James and Matt revisit 2015, the year of Post-Modern Dystopia (or so it seems...) Join them as they discuss Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster and Ben Wheatley's High-Rise. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us on LETTERBOXD Support…
 
James and Matt are joined by author and academic Dr Tiffani Angus to discuss Margaret Atwood's dystopian world of Gilead, and the 2017 television series The Handmaid's Tale, starring Elisabeth Moss. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us on LETTERBOXD S…
 
Matt and James are joined by Film and TV critic Rhianna Dhillon to discuss Alfonso Cuarón's dystopian action thriller Children Of Men from 2006. Will they find hope in this weeks dystopian world? (Fingers crossed) Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us …
 
This week on the show James and Matt are joined by chair of The British Science Fiction Association and Sci-Fi author Dr Allen Stroud to discuss genetic dystopias. Together they analyse the dystopian worlds of Gattaca and Never Let Me Go. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like …
 
In a special bonus episode James and Matt are joined by Founder and festival director for the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival Louis Savy. Together they discuss what makes a great science fiction film, the joy of B-Movies and what to expect from the 2022 Sci-Fi London Festival. For tickets and more info on Sci-Fi London head to: https://sci-fi-london.co…
 
Podcaster and writer Becky Darke joins James and Matt this week to talk dystopian instruments of war. Together they discuss Paul Verhoeven's 90's satire Starship Troopers and Robert Rodriguez's manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on F…
 
How do you strike the right work / life balance in a dystopian world? To try and find the answer James and Matt take a look at Terry Gilliam's Brazil and Alex Cox's Repo Man. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us on LETTERBOXD Support the podcast on PA…
 
This week James and Matt are joined by top genre journalists, and hosts of Sci-Fi podcast Robby The Robot's Waiting, Richard Edwards, Dave Bradley and Tanavi Patel. Together they discuss the American cities depicted in John Carpenters' Escape From New York and Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.c…
 
This week James and Matt provide a little bit of rest bite from the bleak dystopian worlds of this series, by adding a little bit of comedy into the mix. Join them as they discuss Woody Allen's Sleeper and Mike Judge's Idiocracy. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FAC…
 
Matt and James continue their journey through dystopias with two films that feature dramatic great escapes. They discuss George Lucas' directorial debut THX 1138 and Z.P.G. starring Oliver Reed. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us on LETTERBOXD Suppo…
 
"Soylent Green is...!" This week James and Matt tackle the theme of overpopulation in dystopian fiction, and ask the big questions what is Soylent Green? and What Happened To Monday? Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us on LETTERBOXD Support the podca…
 
This week Matt and James are joined by Rob Watts, host of Icelandic cinema podcast KVIKMYNDAPOD, to discuss more dangerous dystopian games. Together they examine The Running Man (1987) and The Hunger Games (2012). Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Follow us …
 
This week James and Matt look at the theme of enforcing the law by dissecting two crime ridden dystopian films. They discuss the cult classic, that spawned a franchise, Mad Max (1979), and the comic book anti hero of Mega-City One, Dredd (2012). Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRA…
 
This week Matt and James are joined by film researcher and historian Kevin Lyons, to discuss two 70's cult classics, Rollerball (1975) and Death Race 2000 (1975). Expect satire, car crashes and plenty of dangerous games. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Fol…
 
James and Matt return to world of the Planet of the Apes and step into dystopian London this week as they tackle the theme of Uprisings and Revolutionaries. Join them as they discuss Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1973) and V for Vendetta (2005). (You can find the rest of the Planet Of The Apes Mini Series over on Patreon) Visit our website ht…
 
Matt and James are once again joined by Evoloution Of Horror host Mike Muncer on the podcast. Together they tackle two brutal dystopian worlds and ask the question "are the kids alright?" Join them as they discuss Stnaley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale (2000). Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi…
 
Here's a thing that absolutely should never have been made but we are so glad it was! Super Mario Bros. is an utterly baffling film that makes zero sense but also makes for an entertaining time... kinda... Spider-Man No Way Home & Hawkeye SPOILERS @ 2:20 - 24:40 linktr.ee/retrocrappod See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
James and Matt take on a couple of quintessential dystopian novels turned films this week. They discuss Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) and Brave New World (1980) and talk about the impact these two stories have had on dystopian fiction. Join them as they continue their journey through dystopia in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https://www.j…
 
Matt and James talk book burning, Gun-Fu and baddies this week as they dive into the dystopian worlds of Fahrenheit 451 (1966) and Equilibrium (2002). Join them as they continue their journey through dystopia in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us …
 
James and Matt look at the lighter side of dystopias this week as they discuss the comedic modernity in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936) and Jacques Tati's Playtime (1967). Join them as they continue their journey through dystopia in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER A…
 
After Halloween 2, John Carpenter wanted to try and make Halloween an anthology franchise with each film telling a different story set on Halloween night. Halloween III Season of the Witch is what resulted. Did it work? Well, Halloween 4 is called The Return of Michael Myers, so... Spoilers for Midnight Mass from 1:17 - 12:46 This episode is brough…
 
In the post-apocalyptic wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, water-rich community escape a horde of bandits. That was the description for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior with two words changed to make it applicable to 1987's STEEL DAWN starring patron saint of the podcast Patrick "Dalton" Swayze. Review starts at 28:40 linktr.ee/retrocr…
 
In honour of Friday the 13th we wrap up the Super Spooky Summer by taking a look at Jason Voorhees' final (not so final) outing in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday! This episode is brought to you by SANDCASTLES & SHORELINES - a RiKai Zine: https://twitter.com/rikaizine ✨PRE-ORDERS OPEN NOW✨ https://linktr.ee/retrocrappod Also check out: Super S…
 
What happens when you try and sequelize an all-time classic? It's not what you'd expect... We talk about Psycho II for this episode in our Super Spooky Summer! linktr.ee/retrocrappod Tanisha's Insta: https://www.instagram.com/tanisha.tamara/ Red Cross: https://tinyurl.com/2jkvwdpa See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In a special bonus episode of the podcast James & Matt talk to Australian Director Luke Sparke about his latest film Occupation Rainfall (2021). They chat to Luke about the challenges he faced making his latest feature, what life was like on set, and what sci-fi films inspired him. Occupation Rainfall is out at select cinemas and VOD from 09/07/21.…
 
In the conclusion episode of their journey through Virtual Reality in sci-fi cinema, James and Matt discuss what they have learnt during the series and host the Journey Through Sci-Fi awards show. Categories include - The 'NotJust A Headset' Award, Best VR superhero, Most Reality Shattering Moment, and of course Best Virtual Reality Film. Visit our…
 
This week James and Matt once again dive into the world of the Star Trek universe. They discuss the iconic Holodeck and Matt picks out a selection of the best episodes to make use of it in the series. Episodes Discussed TNG S02E03 Elementary, Dear Data TNG S06E12 - Ship in a Bottle TNG S03E21 Hollow Pursuits TNG S04E08 Future Imperfect Join them as…
 
This week Matt and James step into the dystopian world of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror to look at three episodes in which Virtual Reality is used in very different ways. They discuss USS Callister, Striking Vipers, and San Junipero. Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https…
 
This week James takes Matt on a whistle stop tour of the world of Japanese Anime, and the subgenre of Isekai. They also discuss the virtual worlds created in the 2012 anime series Sword Art Online and Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars (2009). Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science fiction cinema. Visit our website htt…
 
This week James and Matt look at dangerous virtual reality games. They discuss David Cronenberg's eXistenZ (1999) and Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One (2018). Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on…
 
This week Matt and James discuss the way in which VR technology is used to explore the world of dreams in Satoshi Kon's Parpika (2006) and Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010). Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWI…
 
This week James and Matt take a look at the work of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and delve into the surreal worlds of Being John Malkovich (1999) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email U…
 
Matt and James veer away from the virtual this week to look at the controlled realities of The Truman Show (1998) and The Stepford Wives (1975). They discuss how Peter Weir and Bryan Forbes create worlds where there characters are left to debate the authenticity of their reality. Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in s…
 
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