Ian finally gets why Terry Gilliam is held in such high regard.
While Lewis is away, Ian has a chat with his Trekkie flatmate Paul.
I first saw Silent Running when I was quite young (about 11 I think), and it left a profound impression on me. The very thought that the earth of the not-too-distant future would be a barren wasteland and that the only surviving plants would be on a spaceship orbiting Saturn absolutely horrified me. As farContinue reading “Silent Running: Hicks and Hippies in Space”
This week Lewis and Ian delve into the wonderful world of serious 1970s science fiction.
Disaffected twenty-somethings face the end of the world in this hidden gem from 1998.
Having a bad day? Spilt coffee over your new shoes? Neighbours playing loud music? Computer on the blink? No matter how bad your day gets, take pity on the poor inhabitants of Earth in The Day The Earth Caught Fire. In their version of the early 1960s, massive nuclear tests have sent the planet spirallingContinue reading “Turns out nuclear testing is a BAD thing”
Massive nuclear tests have sent the planet spiralling into the Sun, which puts your bad day to shame, really.
Sean Connery in a red nappy, evil penises and a giant stone flying head – welcome to Zardoz.
Sadly overshadowed by The Matrix on its release, Dark City is an underrated classic.