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WarGames (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 76

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WarGames

What: Young Matthew Broderick accidentally almost hacks the planet.
Directed by: John Badham
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood

Featuring guest co-host
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Black Mirror Season 3, Part 1 (feat. Liam Ginty) : Episode 73

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Black Mirror Season 3, Part 1 (feat. Liam Ginty)

What: Like the Twilight Zone, but scifi.
Created by: Charlie Brooker
Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Kelly Macdonald, Wyatt Russell, Jerome Flynn, Alex Lawther

Featuring guest co-host
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Liam Ginty, host of Voices From L5

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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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Deep Impact : Episode 54

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Deep Impact

What: Morgan Freeman is president and a mountain-sized comet is heading towards earth. What do we do?
Directed by: Mimi Leder
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Teia Leoni, Elijah Wood

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Transcendence (feat. Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist) : Episode 40

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Transcendence

What: In the movie Transcendence: Johnny Depp pretty much becomes the lawnmower man. On the show: we run off into the weeds and ramble about the singularity. 🙂
Directed by: Wally Pfister
Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara

Featuring guest co-host
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Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist presidential candidate

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Surrogates : Episode 37

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Surrogates

What: Old Bruce Willis wears a young Bruce Willis suit; has to save the day.
Directed by: Jonathan Mostow
Starring: Bruce Willis, Rosamund Pike, James Cromwell, Ving Rhames, Jack Noseworthy, Radha Mitchell

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Signs : Episode 32

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Signs

What: Mel Gibson has a crisis of faith and then ALIENS attack.
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

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War of the Worlds (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 31

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War of the Worlds

What: Tom Cruise and his kids try to survive a somewhat badly-planned alien attack.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins

Featuring guest co-host
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Joe Ruppel, history nerd

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Looper (feat. Ted Chiang, Author) : Episode 25

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Looper

What: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a Bruce Willis mask meets his future Looper Bruce Willis self, hijinx ensue.
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels, Pierce Gagnon

Featuring guest co-host
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Ted Chiang, science/speculative fiction author

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Sunshine : Episode 19

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Sunshine

What: A team of astronauts go on a mission to reignite the sun with a crazy-huge fission bomb.
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Written by: Alex Garland
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh, Chris Evans, Mark Strong

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