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Hidden Figures (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 82

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Hidden Figures

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 PhotoJoe Ruppel, history nerd and our co-bff

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Damning Moral Intuitions – Q&A #1 – decipherSciFi 81

Q&A #1

What: Our first Q&A episode! Wherein we answer the MOST INTERESTING QUESTIONS FROM THE INTERNET!

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The Space Between Us (feat. Chris Noessel, UI Expert) : Episode 80

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The Space Between Us

What: Tween love story in SPAAAAAAAACE and on MARRRRRRRRRS
Directed by: Peter Chelsom
Starring: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino

Featuring guest co-host
Chris Noessel
Chris Noessel, User Interface Expert from Sci-Fi Interfaces

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Independence Day: Resurgence : Episode 78

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Independence Day: Resurgence

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

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An Interview: The Expanse VFX

What: We talk to Cailin Munroe, VFX Producer on The Expanse, about how they so thoroughly flesh out the visual world of the show.

An interview with
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Show Notes

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 ☠️

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Ender’s Game : Episode 74

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Ender’s Game

What: Chosen-one kid trains to lead humanity’s forces against insectoid aliens.
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Starring: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld

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Outlander (feat. Lee from Viking Age) : Episode 67

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Outlander

What: Viking space Jesus stars in Beowulf, and then Predator. Get to the space-choppa.
Directed by: Howard McCain
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman

Featuring guest co-host
Lee Accomando headshotLee Accomando of Viking Age Podcast

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Arrival – part 2 – Alien Language (feat. Nick Farmer) : Episode 66

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Arrival

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
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Nick Farmer, linguist, creator of The Expanse’s Belter language

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Forbidden Planet (feat. Chris Noessel, UI Expert) : Episode 36

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Forbidden Planet

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

Featuring guest co-host
Chris Noessel
Chris Noessel, User Interface Expert from Sci-Fi Interfaces

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The Martian : Episode 12

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 The Martian

What: Matt Damon does MacGyver Science to survive on Mars.
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels

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