Date

2011-01-10

Featuring

Ben, Matt

Length

1:06:32

Category

Conversation

Series

Recommendations

Time Looped as

№ 149

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Lays a good foundation for where Ben and Matt were with their interests when they started the show.

Opening

Ben reveals that they have a lifetime contract for the show.

The LOST Report addicted Ben to podcasting.

4:21 Even before I got into ministry, I am a lifelong nerd and completely unapologetic about it. I thought you were going to say, 'lifelong lover of Christ'. ...That too.

The show won't be strictly sci-fi, it will include all of genre fiction and related topics.

Ben wants to do a Twilight episode (It's cool that Twilight is bringing people into geek culture.)

They will have guest hosts over Skype to discuss topics they're not knowledgeable in.

They will report news, review movies and TV shows, and discuss philosophy and theology.

9:47 I was surprised by how many people were offended by me saying that Jesus might have been a zombie.

R2-D2 is the transition sound for everything.

News

Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, and Orlando Bloom have officially signed on to do the Hobbit movies.

Saddest moment of the episode: how excited both hosts are about The Hobbit movie.

Matt vowed to read The Hobbit before the movie comes out.

The Cape

Ben likes superhero movies and TV shows.

14:40 Ben was interested in The Cape until it got bad reviews It has Summer Glau in it. And I love Summer Glau-- Yep, she's good. --if you know what I mean. For her acting abilities only, of course.
The Event
Flash Forward
V

Main Topic

Top 5 Current Sci-Fi Favorites

Ben

  1. Wheel of Time
  2. Fringe
  3. Graphic novels (Fables, Sandman)
  4. Ink
  5. Joss Whedon shows

Matt

  1. Scott Pilgrim
  2. The Avengers
  3. Star Trek
  4. Fringe
  5. Joss Whedon shows

Ben did only sci-fi, no fantasy

Matt has never heard of The Wheel of Time .

Ben thinks Fringe is a 4-5 season show.

Matt said it would be crazy to buy comic books monthly.

Ben wishes Spider-Man were in the Avengers movies.

The Social Network
Y: The Last Man

Matt's favorite themes in fictions are alternate realities and time travel.

They're recording video as well as audio.

The Happening
 

Ben calls it "The Crappening".

Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
 
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
 
30:44 On Star Trek: The Motion Picture I hated hated hated that movie.
Star Trek (2009)
LOST
Sunshine
The Office
Community
 
Outsourced
 
Parks and Rec
 

Firefly is Ben's favorite show of all time

Top 5 All-Time Sci-Fi Things

Ben

  1. Battlestar Galactica
  2. Dune
  3. Lord of Light
  4. Firefly
  5. Star Wars
  • X-Files
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • LOST
  • Aliens
  • Inverted World
  • Matrix
  • Dark City

Matt

  1. Star Wars
  2. Circle Trilogy
  3. Spider-Man and Batman
  4. Back to the Future
  5. LOST
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Sliders
  • X-Files
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Quantum Leap
  • The Matrix
  • Alias
  • Groundhog Day
  • Daybreak
  • X-Men
Batman: Year 1

Matt says he loves Attack of the Clones (although he later retracts the statement)

Ben makes the point that while LOST usually ended episodes on a mystery moment, Buffy always ended on a character moment.

Archivist Note

The World Premiere! It's great to see where Ben and Matt started from in episode 1. Ben is much more optimistic, Matt is a little more combative.