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 in near future Africa. It’s what is called a big swing, and it’s certainly met with favor both beyond and on the podcast.


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Being a big swing, also means that there will be some misses along the way. But, if nothing else, NEPTUNE FROST demonstrates that you can be visually memorable on a budget. Aurally memorable too. I wouldn’t say that NEPTUNE FROST is the future of narrative, but it certainly has style to spare.

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There are some strong performances here with Elvis Ngabo and Cheryl Isheja as Neptune and Bertrand “Kaya Free” Ninteretse as Matalusa at the center of the film. It’s something of a wakeup call as to the cost of technology and theft of wealth from those that really create it. Topics that are certainly relevant.

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F Mr. Google indeed. We have a lot to discuss as NEPTUNE FROST is a film with many ideas. Not all that we can get to, unfortunately. And probably not all that we’re equipped to grapple with. I have more thoughts, but we appreciate all feedback that we receive.

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If that’s not enough, we find that there’s a lot to talk about for 2022 in film. Feel free to share your thoughts with us.

No need to flee to a hacker collective. You can give us a play below or Download the episode. Also, feel free to let us know what you think by commenting below or Email Us at as we appreciate feedback.

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Time tracks:

NEPTUNE FROST Discussion 0:00 to 40:49
2022 Films in Review Discussion 40:49 to 2:11:03
Next movie and Outro: 2:11:03 to End

Next month, we take our first step into the wild world of David Cronenberg with EXISTENZ.. We hope you’ll join us.

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