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Each episode Driftglass and Blue Gal discuss one work of classic science fiction plus one science fiction movie. The two pieces share a theme, whether it be time travel, unreliable narrators, dystopias, etc. Join the adventure at sciencefictionuniversity.com

Science Fiction University Driftglass and Blue Gal

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Each episode Driftglass and Blue Gal discuss one work of classic science fiction plus one science fiction movie. The two pieces share a theme, whether it be time travel, unreliable narrators, dystopias, etc. Join the adventure at sciencefictionuniversity.com

    Ep 8 Save The Timeline, Destroy the Timeline

    Ep 8 Save The Timeline, Destroy the Timeline

    We discuss timelines using examples from Loki, Travelers, Star Trek TOS "The City on the Edge of Forever," and 11.22.63  (Honorable mention to “All You Zombies”/”By His Bootstraps”, The End of Eternity)
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    • 41 min
    Ep 7: While You Were Sleeping: Planet of the Apes, Idiocracy, Groundhog Day

    Ep 7: While You Were Sleeping: Planet of the Apes, Idiocracy, Groundhog Day

    Looking at time travel stories generated by a main character waking from sleep.  More at sciencefictionuniversity.com.  (Episode contains spoilers and occasional swear words.) 
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    • 41 min
    Ep 6 System Failure -- The Outsider, The Night Stalker and The Blob

    Ep 6 System Failure -- The Outsider, The Night Stalker and The Blob

    HBO's 2020 series "The Outsider" meets the cult classics the 1972 made-for-TV movie/pilot for "The Night Stalker" and the 1958 Steve McQueen debut "The Blob."  These science fiction stories are connected by a truth-knower untrusted by the authorities.  Those authorities are the "system" designed to protect society from danger and crime.  And there is a danger in these tales beyond the ability of the system to protect us.  More at ScienceFictionUniversity.com  
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    • 40 min
    Ep 5 How Westworld Went South

    Ep 5 How Westworld Went South

    (Spoiler Alert, and we swear a little in this episode.)  We've watched the first two episodes of Season 3 of HBO's Westworld and are ready to call it a #fail as narrative science fiction.   But it provides a perfect example of WHY stories need a hero, a villain, a writer, and a story.  More at sciencefictionuniversity.com.  
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    • 54 min
    Ep 4 Neuromancer and 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Ep 4 Neuromancer and 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Artificial Intelligences:  Driftglass and Blue Gal talk about William Gibson's 1984 novel "Neuromancer," and Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey."  SPOILERS as always.  Support the show at our Patreon and thanks!  
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    • 38 min
    Ep 3 Special Stranger in a Strange Land and HBO's The Watchmen

    Ep 3 Special Stranger in a Strange Land and HBO's The Watchmen

    Gods Among Us!  Driftglass and Blue Gal talk about Valentine Michael Smith in Robert Heinlein's 1961 novel "Stranger in a Strange Land" and Doctor Manhattan in HBO's 2019 series "The Watchmen."  Support the show on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/scifiu 
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

MookinDC ,

Even a non-reader can enjoy this podcast!

I have not read the books or seen the movies but that doesn’t matter. I love the podcast! Their overview and analysis is understandable and entertaining! If you like science fiction/fantasy you will enjoy this podcast!

Quiltendeb ,

Great!!!!

Finally got around to listening. Love this new podcast and hearing your take on SF stories and movies. A big Science Fiction fan for years. ( Born 1950. 😉)Long time listener of the Professional Left and enjoyed the old segment there. Thanks ! Keep these episodes coming.

ll65 ,

What a fun listen!

I am thoroughly enjoying your discussions of books and movies in the science fiction genre. I know the movies better than the books. This has started an intriguing “books to read” list.

Please consider putting theses discussions onto YouTube. Thank you.

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