Season 4: Crossover Nexus

The Year of the Pun
№ 216-315

Year

2014

Episodes

101

Essential

18

Listen

27

Skip

56

Time Loops

5

Total Time

83:50:22

Average Episode Length

49:48

The SFC joins the Crossover Nexus. This mostly means that they mention the Crossover Nexus at the end of every episode for awhile, but it also resulted in a few episodes shared with other podcasts.

Ben christens it "The Year of the Pun" because they started using puns for episode titles.

The Excavation of the X-Files continues and stalls. Series such as "Indiana Jones Theology" and "Virtual Ethics" get excellent follow-ups, while "Non-Fantasy Fantasy" and the alternate readings start.

The Reinis release their book Flight of the Angels.

Ben reveals his love for squirrels.

Matt quintuples his books read count from the previous year, and becomes a father! He thoughtfully schedules it for the end of the year during the traditional hiatus. This year's hiatus countdown is the greatest of them all: Top 100 Sci-Fi Authors.

And it's the season I became a listener!

End of the Year Awards Ballots

Category Winner Archivist's Choice
Episode № 224 What Haunts Us? № 285 The Bible as Art
Episode Title № 242 Need an Ark? I Noah Guy. № 241 Noah Pun Intended
Countdown № 250 Top 25 Things We Want to Experience by Episode 350 № 312 Top 100 Sci-Fi Authors Countdown: 10-1
Movie Review № 241 Noah Pun Intended and № 242 Need an Ark? I Noah Guy. № 241 Noah Pun Intended
Book Review № 234 Taking a Stand on “The Stand”
TV Show Review № 277 Non-Fantasy Fantasy: Community
Time Loop № 269 The SFC Time Loop: Top 5 Superpowers You Would Want In the Mission Field № 269 The SFC Time Loop: Top 5 Superpowers You Would Want In the Mission Field
Guest Allen and Aaron Reini (№ 221 Interview with the Creators of “Flight of the Angels”) Allen and Aaron Reini (№ 221 Interview with the Creators of “Flight of the Angels”)
Funniest Episode № 279 Ben Sees a Marvel Movie and Other News № 293 The Disney World Disaster
Surprising Sci-Fi News Ben's love for squirrels A Star Wars-Pixar movie is rumored to be in the works.
Exciting Sci-Fi News The military has plans to create an Iron Man suit by 2018.
Disappointing Sci-Fi News How well Transformers: Age of Extinction did at the box office Edgar Wright leaves Ant-Man
Lack of Follow-Through Not finishing Heroes Rants Not finishing Heroes Rants
Uncovered Topic Top 10 Classic Sci-Fi Movies Art and Subjectivity
Video Paradise Lost series Paradise Lost series
Sci-Fi Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Ex Machina
Sci-Fi TV Show Doctor Who Doctor Who
Sci-Fi Book The Martian (republished) The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Sci-Fi Video Game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Worst Episode № 244 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Movie Review