Just because scifi movies have something deeper to say, doesn’t mean that something is good. We discuss the strange mixed messages that stories can convey, how a film’s message may depend on interpretation For some reason, Mike and Chris also let Oren go on and on about his weird fan theory for Star Trek: First Contact. Even though we ran long, we barely scratched the surface of all the films with something to say, so expect part II in the future.
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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.
Gattaca (1997) An additional note on problematic issues with Gattaca that was missed during recording: the setting’s ableist views were in part vindicated by the story’s end when Jerome Morrow (Jude Law) kills himself because he is crippled.