Tag Archives: Women and Non-Binary in SFF

288. Barbarella (1968) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

21 Dec

Hairy children herders, orgasm machines, and sexy hands, oh my! In this sadly late edition of Torture Cinema, the Skiffy and Fanty crew tackles the infamous 1968 sexploitation film, Barbarella.  We cover the film’s legacy, the strange imagery and sexploitation elements, hairy guys, orgasm machines, and so much more!

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#39. Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Brad Beaulieu

5 Dec

Cybernetic organisms, angry bodybuilders, and female warriors, oh my!  In our latest Shoot the WISB, author Brad Beaulieu joins us to discuss Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).  We tackle James Cameron’s technical achievements, Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, time travel, and much more!

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#37. Ex Machina (2015) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

27 Jul

The Turing test, eccentric billionaires, and the singularity, oh my!  In this special edition of Shoot the WISB, Rachael takes Shaun and Paul on a journey through Alex Garland’s directorial debut, Ex Machina.  We explore the film’s treatment of AI, its themes, its women, and much more!

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276. Live at CONvergence! Space and Its Discontents (On Contact and Gravity)

8 Jul

Alien messages, space debris, and space women, oh my!  The Robogoblins descend upon CONvergence to discuss Gravity and Contact.  We tackle how each film addresses religion, science, trauma, and female characters, and we explore the optimism of Contact versus the pessimism of Gravity.

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#36. The Middleman (Eps. 5-8) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

22 Jun

Zombie fish, alien boy bands, and titanic tubas, oh my!  Mike, Julia, and Shaun join forces again to discuss the next four episodes of the short-lived geektastic squeefest that is The Middleman.  And joining us for this festival?  Paul!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later. Continue reading

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