Date

2013-05-01

Featuring

Ben, Matt

Length

1:02:37

Category

Countdowns

Listen

2018-12-04

Interesting to see the change in tastes since the podcast started.

Opening

Matt is wearing an Epic Life t-shirt

Main Topic

Top 10 Current Sci-Fi Favorites

Ben

  1. Bioshock video games
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia
  3. Anathem
  4. Doctor Who and Torchwood
  5. The Iliad
  • Game of Thrones
  • Christopher Priest novels

Matt

  1. The Twilight Zone
  2. Star Trek
  3. Arrow
  4. Angel
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Space Trilogy
  • Revolution
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Doctor Who

Ben doesn't recommend reading The Wheel of Time.

Ben is planning to watch classic Doctor Who. I bet he didn't make it 5 minutes, they do not hold up.

Matt is thinking about reading Paradise Lost.

C. S. Lewis's rule: for every new book you read, you should read an old book.

32:10 Matt says there are no shows currently on as great as LOST When I watched LOST, I actually felt—this is gonna sound strong, I know we're Christians, so I'm gonna use this word, and it's gonna sound crazy— Aroused? I felt blessed to be able to view this great show!

Top 10 All-Time Sci-Fi Favorites

Ben

  1. Dune
  2. Dan Simmons novels
  3. Firefly and Buffy
  4. The Dark Knight trilogy
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia
  6. A Song of Ice and Fire
  7. Lord of Light
  8. The Empire Strikes Back
  9. Epic poetry (Homer, Paradise Lost, The Divine Comedy)
  10. The Lord of the Rings
  • A New Hope and Return of the Jedi
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Christopher Nolan's other movies

Matt

  1. Alias
  2. Spider-Man
  3. Battlestar Galactica
  4. The X-Files
  5. Star Wars
  6. The Chronicles of Narnia
  7. Back to the Future
  8. All things Joss Whedon
  9. Batman
  10. LOST
  • Star Trek
  • Inception
  • The Prestige
  • X-Men
  • Quantum Leap
  • Sliders
35:00 Matt almost put Star Trek on his list It sucks though. No, I don't think we feel exactly the same on that.

Top 5 All-Time TV Shows

Ben

  1. Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad
  2. Firefly
  3. Buffy
  4. Mad Men
  5. The Wire

C. S. Lewis said The Lord of the Rings is the greatest work of literature since The Odyssey.

1:00:11 Sci-Fi Christian Story Time: Ben's Parking Ticket, Part 3

Ben is Right: Ben got his parking ticket revoked.