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EPISODE 3: ENDER’S GAME

EPISODE 3: ENDER’S GAME

In episode three of our podcast we turn our attention to the 1984 book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and the resulting film adaptation from 2013. Mike and Brent have fun saying “buggers” a lot, we talk about Karen Gillan’s hair and why Mike would like her to pretend that he’s Pee Wee Herman, Brent wins Mike’s con swag and we accurately re-create the Star Trek fight music. Our first listener feedback! Waiting for that second listener…

0:00: Brent’s confession

0:02: Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

1:20: Housekeeping

48:36: “Ender’s Game” film trailer

50:45: “Ender’s Game” – Book and Film Discussion

1:14:51:  Orson Scott Card discusses religion and science fiction, interview by Steve Paikin

1:21:16: “Ender’s Game” – Religious and Philosophical Discussion

1:42:16: Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”

EPISODE 2: A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ

EPISODE 2: A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ

It’s been a long time coming, but here we finally are with the third episode (Episode Number 2) of Area 42, where we tackle Walter Miller Jr’s 1959 novel A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ. This time, we discuss whether or not this book is superior to DUNE, we debate if Thon Thadeo is an alright guy, we have a lively discussion over the Catholic Church’s middle age treatment of science and learning and we put two-year old children in a gladiator pit with wild pigs. Take a listen and see if you “complete agreely” with either of us.

0:00: “Riddle” says “Hi” to Area 42

0:04: Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

1:11: Housekeeping

19:54: “A Canticle For Leibowitz” – Excerpt from Radio Production

25:33: “A Canticle For Leibowitz” – Book Discussion

1:13:25: “A Canticle For Leibowitz” – Excerpt from BBC Radio Production

1:18:19: “A Canticle For Leibowitz” – Religious and Philosophical Discussion

2:10:58: Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”

EPISODE 1: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

EPISODE 1: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

So here we are with episode number 1! For this entry we turn our attention to the 1968 film and book 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke respectively. Mike explains why the term “atheist” might not be 100% accurate in describing himself, Brent talks about why he hates the X-Men films and we waffle on for about 45 minutes before realizing that we’re not recording anything! (It’s OK, we just turned the mics on and repeated ourselves).

You might notice some general wonkiness this time around in regards to sound quality, echoing and background noise (but hey, all the levels are the same!). For some reason we didn’t have this problem with episode 0. Oh well. We’re new at this, just bare with us… we hope to have all of these issues resolved in future episodes (maybe not the next one) and we’ll be your favorite podcast in no time… maybe.

0:00: Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

1:14: Housekeeping

23:32: “Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Wonderland Space Shuttle

28:16: “2001: A Space Odyssey” – Book and Film Discussion

1:04:53: Dave Boman Vs Pappa Lazarou

1:06:47: “2001: A Space Odyssey” – Religious and Philosophical Discussion

1:49:23: Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”

EPISODE 0: A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS

EPISODE 0: A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS

Welcome to our inaugural episode! In this, our first podcast, we discuss what we are looking forward to and what we have planned for 2017, our favorite films and TV shows, the concept behind the show, etc… and then we delve into the main topic: David Lindsay’s 1920 novel A Voyage To Arcturus.

0:00 : “What kind of God does science fiction want?” Gabriel McKee interviewed by Lorna Dueck

1:03 : Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

2:10 : Mike and Brent ramble about the show’s format and what they intend to watch, see and read in the coming year

17:29 : “Headin Out To Eden” by Monster Island Plus (from the space hippy episode of Star Trek)

20:55 : “A Voyage To Arcturus” – general book discussion

49:00 : Clips from “A Voyage To Arcturus” – 1979 independent film

53:02 : “A Voyage To Arcturus” – religious and philosophical discussion

1:30:14 : Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”