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Q&A #3: glacial surge, myth vs legend, and underground nukes

Episode: 150

A collection of responses to feedback and addenda from supporter Jeremy. Basically, a review of some things we missed in a few episodes and an expansion on others. 🙂

Volcano

Fault types review. Flood basalts as hot spot lava spam. The Deccan Traps. Vulcanism as a possible explanation for dinsoaur extinction (Wargames).

The Last Jedi

Progress in millitary tactics. The triumph of guerrilla tactics. Politeness in chess. Mt St Helens sound waves. High-energy events.

Black Mirror Season 4 Part 1 – Arkangel

Implantable devices. API development.

Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams

Lojban. Constructed languages. Esperanto.

Transformers the Last Knight

Unfavorable reviews. Myth vs legend vs fable as given to us by an actual folklorist. Colonialism and the lens of cultural study. Swole Jesus. Zeus’s promiscuity. Anti-intellectualism.

Stargate

“Gopher nukes.” Tactical nuclear yields. Nuclear testing and Godzilla.

Men in Black

Alcohol! Low-alcohol beverages in history instead of water. A History of the World in Six Glasses, again.

Lost in Space

Climate change and glacial surges.

Annihilation

The Color Out of Space – by HP Lovecraft: iTunes | Amazon

Tron

Programming languages, where to draw the line behind low and high level.

A Quiet Place

Sound localization without pitch. Inaudible High-Frequency Sounds Affect Brain Activity.

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Blade Runner : Episode 105

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Blade Runner

What: Harrison Ford hunts humanoid androids and it’s beautiful.
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah

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Minority Report (feat. Eliot Peper, author) : Episode 65

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Minority Report

What: Tom Cruise running and a future justice system where technology can predict murders before they are committed.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring:  Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Coillin Farrell, Max Von Sydow, Peter Stormare

Featuring guest co-host
Eliot Peper headshot with puppyEliot Peper, author

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Philip K Dick (feat. The Philip K. Dick Film Festival’s Daniel Abella) Plus Patreon! : Episode 20

Philip K Dick
His work and the movies Based on it

Who: Philip K Dick, the prolific science fiction author that transcended the genre and inspired a number of films we love.
What: In this episode we do an overall review of Philip K. Dick. His work, how much we love the cheesy action movies adapted from his work, and the relevance of his work today. To this end, we call in an expert to help us out!

Featuring
Daniel Abella
Daniel Abella,
Director of the Philip K. Dick Film Festival

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The Philip K. Dick Film Festival
The indie science fiction film festival that we’re really looking forward to attending. Featuring a bunch of interesting short and feature length films. Details below!
See the schedule and buy tickets at the website

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A Scanner Darkly : 008

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A Scanner Darkly

What: Keanu Reeves deals with issues of identity and paranoia in this adaptation from the Philip K. Dick book.
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson, Robert Downey Jr.

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