What: The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians and their contributions to the early American space program. Directed by: Theodore Melfi Starring:Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst,Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge
Featuring guest co-host Joe Ruppel, history nerd and our co-bff
What:Aliens return to Earth for revenge and to tap our milky center. Like Independence Day, but resurgent. Directed by: Roland Emmerich Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner, Jessie T. Usher
We did an interview! Since it’s not the normal format, we’re releasing this as a bonus halfway between normal episodes. And we took Peter Van Loon’s suggestion for alternate naming!
We talk here with Cailin Munroe from The Expanse all about a bunch of stuff: the role of the producer, on-set work, diaper butts, ship designs, physics FX, device and environment UI, space hair, dogs barking, matte paintings, 3D animated sets, the next form of the blue goo☠️
What: Aliens arrive, and talk communicate with a human linguist. In this second episode on the film, we cover all of the language stuff! Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Featuring guest co-host Nick Farmer, linguist, creator of The Expanse’s Belter language
What: Leslie Nielsen and crew stop on an alien planet to investigate a previous mission and find only two survivors. With secrets. Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis