Welcome to Cinematica Animalia! If you share our love of both science and movie monsters, then tune in as we - two ecologists, one veterinarian, and a writer - explore the ecology and physiology of cinematic creatures; explaining what works, what mostly doesn’t, and how the movie’s plot is subsequently affected. At the end of the day, we just love talking about science.
S5E31- The Movies That Made Us (Series Finale)
The Cinematica Team finishes off their series by returning to the movies that inspired, guided, and helped them to become the people they are today. Join them one last time to discuss science and storytelling within a shared love of films. Thank you so much for listening and joining us over these last few years. It has been a joy to share with all of you.
00:09:12- Adam's Movie (Bad Mac & Cheese Night)
00:18:24- David's Movie (Scientists Finding Love & Life)
00:29:00- Libby's Movie (A Bards' Journey)
00:35:43- Sam's Movie (Invasive Wildlife Removal)
00:47:25- Movies That Scared Us
00:55:23- Final Goodbye
S5E30- Red vs Blue (The Sea Beast- 2022)
This week, the CA Team goes into the belly of the beast, The Sea Beast (2022) that is. It's a whale of tale as we discuss all things cetaceans. What would really happen if you got swallowed by a whale? What is whale culture? How were whales hunted and why? Libby also reveals what happens if Catholics stay under water for too long.
00:07:13- Summary & Our Thoughts On The Film
00:17:16- The Evolution Of Cetacea
00:27:39- Surviving In A Whale & Whaling History
00:44:23- Sea Monster Exploration (part 2)
00:53:57- Final Thoughts
S5E29- Madmartigan's Maternal Mayhem (Willow- 1988)
Raise your wands, prepare your blades, and grab your magic babies and join the Cinematica Team as they explore the world of Willow (1998). What would happen to humans if they were mouse sized? Could a brontosaur evolve a taste for meat? Is the Fantasy genre still profitable?
All of these questions and more will be explored in the name of Elora Danan.
00:00:35- Introduction and News
00:05:00- Summary, Our Thoughts, and Trivia!
00:16:08- Brownie Physiology
00:25:00- Eborsisk and Nelwyn Evolution
00:33:56- Being Struck By Lightning
00:44:00- Fantasy Genre: Where Did It Begin & Why Is It Popular?
00:52:26- Final Thoughts
S5E28- Crab-tivating Journey (Love, Death, & Robots: Bad Travelling- 2022)
The Cinematica team gets "hooked" by the latest season of Love, Death, and Robots and "wade" into Bad Traveling (2022). Join them as they explore "shellfish" crews, basic "claws" of developmental ecology, and how short stories can "chitin" your day. Please don't be "crabby" and come join them.
00:00:36- Introduction and News
00:03:00- Episode Summary & Trivia
00:09:24- Decapod Reproductive Strategies
00:16:45- Crab Facts
00:27:07- Short Stories
00:32:18- Final Thoughts
S5E27- Squatch Out! (Exists- 2014)
Check your sasquatch, because it's time to talk about Bigfoot. This week, the CA Team analyzes the found footage from Exists (2014). Adam walks in the creature's footsteps, exploring why these hairy Hendersons might be solitary; as well as why they ended up in North America. Dave's segment might be hard to find as he reveals the hidden patterns behind camouflage in nature and reveals some bear truths. Libby reveals why people love to believe in this elusive myth. And we all agree that no one should ever light their friend's beard on fire or take midnight hikes on the highway.
00:03:13- Exists Summary & What We Did And Didn't Like
00:14:57- Sasquatch Populations & Hiding
00:26:27- Cryptic Coloration
00:37:09- Research On Bigfoot Hair
00:40:09- Squatchers & Those That Track Bigfoot
00:52:38- Wrap Up
S5E26- Book-In It
The Cinematica team leaves the realm of movie adaptions and returns to the source material with an exploration of their favorite books they wish would be turned into films.
00:00:38- Introduction & News
00:03:21- Literature Trivia
00:05:56- Galactic Football League Series by Scott Sigler
00:20:28- The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
00:32:20- Elf Quest by Wendy and Richard Pini
00:42:43- The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Rock and Stone!
First off this podcast is great.
I had heard about this podcast in the DRG discord (I go by Dödsräv there) and it peaked my interest so I decided to check it out and I wasn’t disappointed.
Keep up the good work!
Rock and Stone!
Dedicated to SCIENCE!
First and foremost, I’m a huge monster fan, growing up with Godzilla and other kaiju. When I studied paleontology, I learned how improbable such creatures actually are in the real world. This podcast does what the layman struggles with — putting hard science into play with regards to our favorite beasties from movie, television, and literature. Informative, funny, and engaging — every host is a wealth of information and sly mockery, without hating on their subjects; there’s a thread of love and enjoyment for the monsters that comes through. I highly recommend this podcast.
Fun new show!
Such a fun new show! I’ve learned so much. People should be getting in on the ground floor of this one