Episode 7: The Thing; The Fly; Rollerball; (Sci-Fi Special Part 1)

In the first of a sci-fi podcast double bill Neil and Dario discuss their introductions to four films screened at the Poly, Falmouth as part of the BFI season Days of Fear Wonder. The Fly (1986), Demon Seed (1977), The Thing (1982) and Rollerball (1975) are all explored in the context of what science fiction offers as a key cinema genre. Neil and Dario touch upon the tropes of hard v soft sci-fi, artificial intelligence, the fear of technology, metaphors of alien invasion and control of reproduction, along with many other of the fundamental elements of the genre.