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Feb 10, 2018

In this episode we talk about the novel on which it was based – The Death of Grass by John Christopher, the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Feb 10, 2018

August’s screening of No Blade of Grass was preceded by a talk from farmer, scientist and explorer Abi Aspen Glencross of Future Farm Lab / The Sustainable Food Story / #OurField who asked the question ‘How do we avoid a food-pocalypse?’

Dec 27, 2017

In this episode we pick our favourite films and tv shows released in 2017, and highlight some older titles that we discovered and enjoyed over the year.

Oct 1, 2017

In July we screened 2010 (1984) at Science Fiction Theatre.

In this episode Greg joins us as we talk about Arthur C. Clarke's 'Space Odyssey' series, 2010's production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Sep 30, 2017

July's screening of 2010 was preceded by a talk from Professor Andrew Coates of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory / UCL who explored the possibility that icy moons and Mars could be potential locations for life beyond Earth.

Aug 31, 2017

In this episode we talk about the novel on which it was based - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, the film's production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Aug 28, 2017

June’s screening of Charly was preceded by a talk from Professor Sophie Scott, Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, who discussed the possibilities and limitations of the human brain.

Jul 5, 2017

In May we screened ALTERED STATES (1980) at Science Fiction Theatre.

Starting with Dr Andrea Rinke's introduction from the night itself, in this episode we go on to talk about the film's production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

May 22, 2017

In this episode we talk about the film’s troubled production, the differences between the assembly cut and the theatrical version, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Apr 21, 2017

Reviews: Life (2017) | The Discovery (2017) | Passengers (2016) | Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Mar 31, 2017

In this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Mar 25, 2017

March’s screening of A Scanner Darkly was preceded by a talk from Dr Caroline Brennan, senior lecturer in Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, who introduced us to the world of zebrafish genetics and indicated how fish can give us an insight into the neural basis of addiction.

Mar 4, 2017

In this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it. We also review the 2008 tv mini-series/remake produced by Ridley and Tony Scott.

Feb 27, 2017

February’s screening of The Andromeda Strain was preceded by a talk from Dr Izaskun Jimenez-Serra from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London, who discussed the possibility that the very building blocks of life might be found in deep space, with far reaching implications for the origins of life on Earth.

Feb 4, 2017

Starting with Dr Daniel Cordle's introduction from the night itself, we go on to talk about the film's production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Dec 29, 2016

In this episode we pick our favourite films and tv shows released in 2016, and highlight some older titles that we discovered and enjoyed over the year.

Dec 18, 2016

In this episode we talk about the film's production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it. We also review the sequel, Futureworld (1976), and we have a spoiler-free chat about HBO’s new Westworld tv show.

Nov 30, 2016

Reviews: Arrival (2016) | Contact (1997) | Black Mirror (2016)

Nov 12, 2016

In this episode we talk about the film's production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Oct 30, 2016

Reviews: Lifeforce (1985) | Leviathan (1989) | Arq (2016) | Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World (2014)

Oct 10, 2016

In this episode we talk about the film's production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Oct 2, 2016

September’s screening of Gattaca was preceded by a talk from Sarah Norcross, Director of the charity Progress Educational Trust, who discussed the scientific limits of genetic modification in humans and asked what limits society should place on the use of these technologies.

Sep 10, 2016

Reviews: Young Ones (2014) | Star Trek Beyond (2016) | Stranger Things (2016) | Retroactive (1997) | I’m Here (2010)

Aug 20, 2016

Starting with Barry Forshaw‘s introduction from the night itself, in this episode we talk about the film’s production, its legacy, our favourite moments, and why we chose to screen it.

Jul 25, 2016

Reviews: Midnight Special (2016) | 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) | Turbo Kid (2015) | Evolution (2015) | The Lobster (2015)

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