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Neptune Frost

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 101 “Neptune Frost”

Nat, Cody, and Robert return to the world of Afrofuturism with NEPTUNE FROST from Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman. If that’s not enough, a long discussion on 2022 in film follows.     Afrofuturism has always been linked to music. So, it’s fitting that NEPTUNE FROST is a flat out science fiction musical about neocolonialsim …

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The War of the Worlds

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 100 “The War of the Worlds x 2”

Robert, Nat, and Cody celebrate episode 100 with a look at two high profile adaptations of H.G. Wells’s 1898 novel THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. First up is the Byron Haskell directed 1953 version THE WAR OF THE WORLDS and we complete the set with Steven Spielberg’s WAR OF THE WORLDS from 2005.   1953’s …

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Secret Santa

Still Watching the Skies: 2022 Christmas Bonus Episode “Secret Santa VIII”

Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by returning guests Angela Fabbrini of Where the Long Tail Ends and Jim Laczkowski of Voices & Visions as we throw our seventh annual Secret Santa party. Who gave what to whom is the mystery of the episode as we take turns discussing five movies especially chosen for their …

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Split Second

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 99 “Split Second”

Cody, Robert, and Nat go on a serial killer hunt in the dystopian future of 2008 London and discover a cop out of control and a satanic alien serial killer in 1992’s SPLIT SECOND. Rutger Hauer may not have been an A-list star, but after SOLDIER OF ORANGE, BLADE RUNNER, LADYHAWKE, and THE HITCHER, he …

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The Relic

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 98 “The Relic”

Nat, Cody, and Robert go on a trip to Chicago’s Field Museum with 1997’s THE RELIC. Peter Hyams was a steady director with a bunch of films that land in the “underrated” category. THE RELIC may not be underrated, but it certainly has its moments of fun. Based on the best seller Douglas Preston and …

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Still Watching the Skies: Halloween Bonus “Vampire Lives Matter”

Nat, Cody, and Robert are joined by Angela Fabbrini to look at various takes on vampires that fall outside the European tradition including BLACULA, MYSTICS IN BALI, and MR. VAMPIRE. First up is 1972’s BLACULA. BLACULA brings a blaxploitation spin to the vampire myth with African prince Mamuwalde (William Marshall) being turned into a vampire …

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