The Last Jedi Spoilercast — Podcast S2E1

[WARNING: SPOILERS] We’re back. We’re kicking off Season 2 of the Science [and/or] Fiction podcast with a long-overdue discussion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We talk in spoilery detail about our favorite and least favorite parts of the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise. If we haven’t said it enough already, this episode will contain plenty of spoilers for the film, so if you haven’t seen it yet we would recommend watching it first. Continue reading

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Episode 10: The Despecialized Edition

It’s new podcast day! We’ve finally made it to Episode 10. In this episode we thank our first Patreon supporter (thanks Tony!) and follow up on a couple of things. First was the bittersweet end of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, which we covered on our twitter page. Second, we talked about our experience with the recent solar eclipse and our plans for 2024’s solar eclipse.

For topics this week, we talk about a process being developed by French researchers to use microbes and light to turn fatty acids into long-chain hydrocarbons that could replace traditionally-produced fossil fuels. And finally, we talk about a ruling from a US appellate court that selling or streaming altered version of copyrighted films (particularly Return of the Jedi sans Leia’s bikini) constitutes infringement, which could affect fan edits like the Despecialized EditionContinue reading

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Episode 9: It All Comes Full Circle

Hello friends! We’re back after missing an episode (sorry about that!) with Episode 9. In this episode we talk to you about how you can help us make the Science [and/or] Fiction podcast by becoming our sponsor on Patreon. Get more info about that here: patreon.com/sciandorfi

We also take some time to do a little retrospective of our past episodes: our favorite moments and what we’ve learned from experience and listener feedback along the way. And finally, we bring it all back to where it first began in Episode 1: Cassini. We give you a surprisingly-emotional look at the upcoming final days of NASA’s groundbreaking mission to Saturn. Enjoy!
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Episode 6: Expansion Pack

Episode 6 is here! It’s definitely one less than 7 and one more than 5. In this episode we  follow up on news from Star Trek: Discovery that Jonathan Frakes (TNG’s Commander Riker and director of Star Trek: First Contact) will be directing at least one episode of the newest Star Trek series. We also discuss a satellite in geostationary orbit that appears to have been damaged and may even be falling out of orbit.

And last but not least, we talk about a few of our favorite video game expansion packs. Before DLC became the norm, standalone expansion packs gave us hours of new content for games we loved. We thought it was finally time to given them the discussion they deserve. Enjoy! Continue reading

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