Episode 16, ‘Monkeys project meaning onto the objects around them’, on science fiction thrillers
In this episode Dave and Steven discuss Science-Fiction Thrillers. It’s not that sciency or that thrilling…but it is fascinating.
- Intro Clip: Event Horizon
- A lengthy discussion about strings.
- Is 2001: A Space Odyssey a sci-fiction thriller? Or is it a sci-fiction thriller sandwich?
- The banal experience of Sandra Bullock.
- Los Angeles.
- Did that thing Dave said about Ice Cube sound kinda racist?
- Something something Ghosts of Mars.
- Steven discusses the physical properties of a cube.
- How many thrilling moments do you need before it becomes a “thriller”?
- Steven calls Total Recall a drama and absolutely nobody corrects him.
- Was anyone else confused by Prometheus?
- You can never go home again, sci-fi thrillers.
- Steven shares a traumatic story from his childhood.
- It may be thrilling to open a portal to a hell dimension and get possessed by the devil, but where exactly is the science?
- Steven spoils Intersteller for Dave* — and then swears about it.
- Dave thinks that “Icarus” is a stupid name for a ship, “you idiots”.
- Toightened or tauted?
- Dave proclaims his love for watching Russian films from the 1970’s sans subtitles.
- Steven makes an announcement on behalf of you, the listener.
- “An Abundance of Obviousity” is really the kind of pretentious phrase you would expect to come from Steve and not Dave.
- Dave and Steve are simultaneously seduced.
- Finishing our Simple Objects Trilogy, Dave and Steve discuss the fundamental human condition.
*And possibly you too, depending on when you read the show notes.