SciFi TV Rewatch

A podcast exploring science fiction television - Past and present

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5 days ago

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of the Prime Video series  The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss Theo’s instinctive activation of the hilt of Sauron’s sword, and the fact that his companion leaves him to die at the hands of Adar’s orcs. There’s something strange going on with the ore discovered by the dwarves, and despite her poor people skills, Galadriel convinces the Queen Regent to join the fight against Sauron. In our What We're Watching segment, Dave points out some of the leaked information around the final Doctor Who episode of the Jodie Whittaker era. Wayne finds it difficult to accept that Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land is considered a science fiction classic.  In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands remarks about the wonderful costuming, especially in Numenor.  Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Episode Grade: Dave B+  Wayne A-

Friday Sep 16, 2022

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of the Prime Video series  The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss the tepid welcome Galadriel receives upon arriving in Numenor with Halbrand, but it’s her companion’s hidden past that opens up new narrative possibilities. We also lay the groundwork for later discussions about Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey Monomyth and which characters might fit the framework. In our What We're Watching segment, Dave wonders why it’s so difficult to find information regarding the international shows he and his wife are watching. Wayne admits both he and his son are happy they didn’t watch the most recent episode of House of the Dragon together.  In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands wonders about the show’s pacing but for now, will give it time to grow. Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Episode Grade: Dave B+  Wayne A-

Friday Sep 09, 2022

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of the Prime Video series  The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.   This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss the series premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and the possibility that we might see three or four characters embark on heroic journeys worthy of Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. Admittedly, we know how many of these storylines will play out, but not how we’ll get there.   In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne’s reading the classic Robert Heinlein novel Stranger in a Strange Land, and Dave admits that he’d forgotten he actually watched the second season of The Man in the High Castle.    In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands admits that a certain level of mystery doesn’t appear to be part of the series’ mythos, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t questions to be explored.   Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Episode Grade: A-

Friday Sep 02, 2022

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of the science fiction film Archive. This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss the filmmaker’s examination surrounding the development of advanced artificial intelligence and the fundamental question of what constitutes a person.  In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne rewatches The Mandelorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Rebels. Dave moves to London for an enjoyable experience with Mr. Selfridge. In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands takes a trip back and brings up his Top Ten list of series and films. Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Film Grade: A-

Friday Aug 26, 2022

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, and our listener feedback.  This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss the series premiere of the HBO show House of the Dragon which focuses on the Targaryen dynasty 172 years before the birth of Daenerys.  In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne sticks with HBO and finally gets to the adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel’s dystopian novel Station Eleven. Dave heads off to Germany for the crime drama Dresden Detectives aka Tatort.  In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands gives his thoughts on the new series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law starring Tatiana Maslany.  Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Season Grade: Dave A-  Wayne A

Friday Aug 19, 2022

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of Westworld's fourth season, and our listener feedback.  This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss Christina’s plan to conduct one final test to determine whether survival of her race is possible. Though it’s unclear how the human race fits into this equation, the fact that Caleb’s daughter Frankie and other outliers remain in play makes it seem likely that the two races will play together in the newly created Westworld 2.0. In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne talks about the series finale of Better Call Saul, and Dave tout season 7 of the PBS crime series Grantchester. In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands comments on the nudity in the Westworld series premiere. Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Season Grade: A

Friday Aug 12, 2022

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of Outer Range, and our listener feedback.  This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss the season finale, the revelation that Autumn is actually adult Amy, and consider the likelihood that she’s traveled from the future. Is the trail of black powder followed by Sheriff Joy a path to an unseen time portal? Does the series hold up if the story ends here? In our What We're Watching segment, Dave makes the bold statement that the new Prime Video series Paper Girls outshines the iconic Stranger Things. Wayne continues his journey with the animated Star Wars fare.  In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands feels the series finale is relatively predictable, and Scott suggests that much of the eighth episode functions as a commentary on gun culture in America. Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Episode Grade: Dave A  Wayne B

Friday Aug 05, 2022

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of Outer Range, and our listener feedback.  This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we announce our decision to cover the Prime Video series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power when it releases in September. Tonight’s episode discussion centers on Autumn’s role moving forward and the bombshell reveal that Royal has known about time travel all along. Do we now have an answer to the question of the Abbott ranch ownership in the future? In our What We're Watching segment, Dave begins season three of Manifest and gets to episode three of Westworld. Wayne finishes his rewatch of The Clone Wars. In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands acknowledges The Netherlands’ role in the world economy, and Cindy checks in via the Facebook group with a theory about Autumn’s origin. Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Episode Grade: Dave A-  Wayne B+

Friday Jul 29, 2022

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of Outer Range, and our listener feedback.  This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss whether Royal tries to kill Autumn and if so why. The number of people who know about the void increases as Autumn shows it to Billy and strikes up a relationship that may offset her conflicts with Royal and the Abbotts. In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne suggests checking out the scifi film Archive that explores developing AI. Dave finally gets around to watching the 2002 classic Minority Report. In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands wonders whether Wayne’s decision to leave everything to Billy is an act of aggression. Scott checks in and compares Sheriff Joy’s dilemma with Chief Brody in Jaws and Chief Hopper in Stranger Things. Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Episode Grade: Dave A-  Wayne B+

Friday Jul 22, 2022

Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of Outer Range, and our listener feedback.  This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss the pivotal opening scene that seems to show a 9 year old Royal climbing out of the void as young Wayne Tillerson watches from the hole’s edge. After crushing Autumn’s necklace in a vise, it appears Royal actually witnesses his own death. In our What We're Watching segment, Dave nears the end of season two of Manifest, and Wayne rewatches The Fantastic Beasts movies.  In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands wonders how Dave finds the Dutch language as he and his wife watch The Adulterer. Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Episode Grade: B+

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