Criterion Close-Up – Episode 40 – The Science Fiction Episode

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Mark and Aaron explore the popular genre that is science fiction. At the core of our discussion is a science fiction project that Aaron has been working on, but we also explore the genre on Criterion, and delve into Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s World on a Wire.

Episode Links & Notes

0:00 – Welcome and Intro

3:00 – The War Room, Thanks Keith

8:30 – Short Takes (Frau im Mond, The Fits, Captain America: Civil War, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Mysterious Island, Stalker)

29:00 – The Sci-Fi List Project

50:30 – Sci-Fi Criterion Titles

57:00 – World on a Wire

Episode Credits

Next time on the podcast: Barcelona

Aaron West

I am a somewhat educated Criterion dork, with a History and Film Studies bachelor's degree and plenty of self-education over the years. My tastes are all over the map. Probably my favorite is 1930s French Poetic Realism, but I like everything from noir, to animation, to horror, westerns, and modern film. Usually I prefer film that challenges and requires something of the viewer.