Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Sci Phi Show, presented by Jason Rennie

One of the Best Fancast Hugo nominees.

The Sci Phi Show discusses major philosophers and schools of philosophy illuminated in science fiction, fairly broadly defined. In the sample episode, it's Nietzsche and the movie The Dark Knight. It's an intelligent, thoughtful discussion, with good production values, accompanied by odd, distracting sound effects. There's also opening and closing theme music that tries hard to give me a headache.

There has to be an audience for this. A niche audience, but no less worth serving for not being a mass audience. But how many of them will, like me, be reaching for the aspirin due to the theme music?

Very mixed feeling about this one.

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