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Star Trek – First Contact (feat. Jolene Creighton of Futurism) : Episode 52

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Star Trek VIII: First Contact

What: The enterprise does time travel and Picard intimidates the borg with his massive guns (biceps).
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

Featuring guest co-host
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Jolene Creighton, managing editor at Futurism.com

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Seveneves (feat. Daniel Mann, Software Pro) : Episode 50

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Seveneves

What: Breaking with the format for this episode, we’re covering a book! Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson. Here is the first paragraph:

The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason. It was waxing, only one day short of full. The time was 05:03:12 UTC. Later it would be designated A+0.0.0, or simply Zero.

Written by: Neal Stephenson
Starring: Fictional characters, in a book

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Daniel Mann
Daniel Mann

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The Fountain (feat. Daniel Barker, Science Communicator) : Episode 49

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The Fountain

What: We loved The Fountain! Go watch it! A really pretty film with a love story spanning vast space and time.
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weiss, Ellen Burstyn

Featuring guest co-host
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Daniel James Barker of Uncertainty Principle the Podcast

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Brazil (feat. Brandon Rollins, Game Designer) : Episode 48

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Brazil

What: Brazil! 1984, but in 1984. Dystopia satire!
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Katherine Helmond

Featuring guest co-host
Brandon Rollins
Brandon Rollins, creator of War Co. Expandable Card Game

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Godzilla (feat. Miles Greb, comic creator) : Episode 47

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Godzilla/Gojira (1954)

What: The ancient creature Godzilla(Gojira) is awakened by a hydrogen bomb and terrorizes Japan. Then, science happens.
Directed by: Ishiro Honda
Starring: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada

Featuring guest co-host
Miles Greb
Miles Greb, creator of the comic After the Gold Rush

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Language & The Expanse (feat. Nick Farmer, Linguist) : Episode 46

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Language and The Expanse

What: A topic-based talk about language! Language in The Expanse, in scifi, and in general.

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Nick Farmer, creator of The Expanse’s Belter language

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The Man From Earth (feat. Adrian Falcone, Nerd) : Episode 41

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The Man From Earth

What: One of our favorite movies! A really interesting extended thought experiment.
Directed by: Richard Schenkman
Starring: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley

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Adrian Falcone, general-purpose internet nerd

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Transcendence (feat. Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist) : Episode 40

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Transcendence

What: In the movie Transcendence: Johnny Depp pretty much becomes the lawnmower man. On the show: we run off into the weeds and ramble about the singularity. 🙂
Directed by: Wally Pfister
Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara

Featuring guest co-host
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Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist presidential candidate

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Forbidden Planet (feat. Chris Noessel, UI Expert) : Episode 36

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Forbidden Planet

What: Leslie Nielsen and crew stop on an alien planet to investigate a previous mission and find only two survivors. With secrets.
Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox
Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis

Featuring guest co-host
Chris Noessel
Chris Noessel, User Interface Expert from Sci-Fi Interfaces

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War of the Worlds (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 31

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War of the Worlds

What: Tom Cruise and his kids try to survive a somewhat badly-planned alien attack.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins

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Joe Ruppel, history nerd

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