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Now displaying: 2017
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.

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