Sunday, September 11, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 95 - The First Two Star Trek Movies.

This time around, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, I look at 1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture and 1982's Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan. Utopian science fiction, constantly evolving as time and society changes, Star Trek is an example of a durable, adaptable genre franchise.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 94 - Midnight Special- Looper

This time the theme is weird kids with extraordinary powers. To start, I look at the 2016 film Midnight Special starring Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton and then we head back in time to 2012 for Rian Johnson's Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. Two films that take different viewpoints on science fiction. Plus, there's feedback.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 92 - Star Trek Beyond Ghostbusters

Who would have thought that genre films could be controversial and generate vicious personal attacks on the people acting in them? This time I look at two of them from 2016 that got knifed by MRAs and sundry other internet trolls: Star Trek Beyond, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, and Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Lesley Jones. 

Fanboys really need to get their shit together. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 91- Cosy Catastrophes: The Earth Dies Screaming- Spaceflight IC-1

This time it's two movies written by the same man and produced by a different same man. Spaceflight IC-1 and The Earth Dies Screaming, one of which has a great title.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 89 - Live At Continuum 12

Yep, recorded this one live at Continuum 12 the annual Melbourne Science Fiction convention. Grant Watson and Narrelle M. Harris help me talk about The Return of Captain Invincible, what do you do when someone whose work you love turns out to be a repugnant arsehole and other issues of the day. Audience giveaways happened, silliness ensued and the podcast, for those reasons, runs almost two hours. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 88 - Cowboys And Aliens And Serenity

This time it's science fiction westerns starting with John Favreau's 2011 Cowboys and Aliens starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, then we move to 2005 for Joss Whedon's Serenity starring Nathan Fillion and Morena Baccarin.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 86 - Earth Vs The Flying Saucers Vs The Brides Of Dracula

UFOs and vampires this time. We go from 1956's Earth Vs The Flying Saucers starring Hugh Marlowe and Joan Taylor then on to 1960 for the Hammer haemovore classic The Brides Of Dracula starring Peter Cushing, Yvonne Monlaur and Martita Hunt.
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 85- Logan's Run to Congo

This time around it's African jungle adventure in 1995 with Frank Marshall's Congo starring Tim Curry and Laura Linney then back to 1976 for sex, drugs and a killer robot with Logan's Run starring Michael York and Jenny Agutter. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 84 - Alone On Mars

This time around, it's solo on the red planet. First I look at the 1964 American science fiction movie Robinson Crusoe On Mars, then we zip-pan to 2016 to take a look at The Martian. Same story, half a century apart, different approaches to the narrative.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 83 - The Misogynistic Horrors Of The 1960s.

For this Easter 2016 MDIP I look at a couple of B horror movies from the early 1960s which treat women badly. First we have 1962's The Brain That Wouldn't Die starring Jason (Herb) Evers and Virginia Leith, then we back back to 1960 for The Hypnotic Eye starring Jacques Bergerac and Allison Hayes, with a cameo by James (Inside The Actors Studio) Lipton's father Lawrence.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 82 - Shooting the Shit with Luke and Gabi.

This time around Luke from Digital Psychosis, Gabi and I talk upcoming media, what we've been watching, reality TV, cooking and all sorts of stuff in a general chat about genre We do drift away from it for a while but it all ends up okay.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 80 - Kolchak at the Black Museum

For this one, I look at the 1959 British horror movie, Horrors Of The Black Museum starring Michael Gough and Graham Curnow, then we zip-pan to 1972 for one of the best ABC TV movies of all time, The Night Stalker, starring Darren McGavin and Barry Atwater. So it's vampires and psychopathic crime authors for everyone!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 79- Cthulhu-Palooza

This time around it's Lovecraft all the way with the 1963 adaptation of The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward - The Haunted Palace starring Vincent Price and Debra Paget and then to 1970 for the trippy, silly but fun AIP movie The Dunwich Horror with Dean Stockwell and Sandra Dee.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Martian Drive-In Podcast 78 - An American Werewolf From The Black Lagoon.

This time it's fangs, claws, fur, scales and gills with two classic monster movies. Firstly from 1981 we have John Landis' An American Werewolf In London starring David Naughton and Jenny Agutter, then back to 1954 for one of the classic Universal Horror movies, Creature From The Black Lagoon starring Richard Carlson and Julie Adams. Also, lots of feedback.