Ep. 01-21: Arrival (2016)

Episode 21 – “The Arrival”

In Arrival (2016), a linguistics professor, Louise Banks (Amy Adams), leads a team of investigators when gigantic spacecraft touch-down in locations around the world. As nations near conflict, Banks and her crew race against time, attempting to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Though her choice, in the end, may threaten her life, ultimately it could save all of mankind.

The mistake most people make is that science fiction is not really about cool gadgets, aliens, and space travel… it’s about us (hint, hint–all genres are). Join David and Tim as they discuss this concept as well as an abundance of key elements that this marvelous film was inspired by. Make no mistake, there are spaceships and extraterrestrials… but this film goes a little deeper exploring what makes us human. Listen… as Johnny Has the Keys journies into their first foray of cerebral science fiction.

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Ep. 01-20: Forbidden Planet (1956)

Episode 19 “Forbidden Planet”

In this sci-fi classic from 1956, a spacecraft travels to the distant planet Altair IV to discover the fate of a group of scientists sent there decades earlier. When Commander John J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and his crew arrive, they discover Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter, Altaira (Anne Francis). Soon, Adams begins to uncover the mystery of what happened, and why Morbius and Altaira are the sole survivors.

Forbidden Planet (one of David’s all-time favorite films) was a paradigm in Science fiction cinema, spawning countless knock-offs and still inspiring the minds of sci-fi writers and directors today. What is it that makes this, the first big-budget science fiction film ever produced, so influential? Join us as we discuss a plethora of reasons as well as tossing out a good handful of key elements found in media, both past, and present. Journey with us to Forbidden Planet!

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Ep. 01-19: Hill House “Silence Lay Steadily”

Episode 19 – The Haunting of Hill House episode 10 “Silence Lay Steadily”

In this, the final installment of our deep-dive into The Haunting of Hill House, the Red Room’s contents are finally revealed as the Crain’s return to the house to confront old ghosts, unspeakable secrets and an insatiable evil. Join us as we discuss the conclusion to this extraordinary series, and the satisfying outcomes of the family in their final quest to save Luke. Will they survive the mysteries that have plagued them… and what will they do to ensure that Hill House no longer haunts them?

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Ep. 01-18: Hill House “Screaming Meemies”

Episode 18 “The Haunting of Hill House episode 9”

We continue our deep-dive into the Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House to discover some major reveals in the plot… the Crain children’s mysteries finally unraveled, exposing the secrets that they have harbored for most of their lives. This episode centers on Olivia and the reasons behind the choices she made. Join us as we finally break the surface of this deliciously layered series and discuss the aspects that make it a classic in its own right. Who will survive as the Crain family enters Hill House one last time?

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