Saturday, December 20, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 50 - These Final Hours - Predestination.

Just before Newtonmas I look at two more Australian genre films from the last couple of years. 2013's apocalyptic drama These Final Hours starring starring Nathan Phillips and Angourie Rice and the 2013 time travel drama Predestination starring Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook. The latter is based on the Heinlein story, ...All You Zombies. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 49 - The Babadook

This time around Kirstyn McDermott and I look at a very effective Australian horror film The Babadook, directed by Jennifer Kent and starring Essie Davis. Spoiler Alert! We like it.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Martian Drive In Podcast 48 - The Golden Compass and The Devil Rides Out

This time I go from a missed opportunity, the 2007 fantasy adventure film The Golden Compass starring Dakota Blue Richard and Nicole Kidman to one of Hammer's most interesting flicks the 1968 Dennis Wheatley adaptation The Devil Rides Out starring Christopher Lee and Charles Gray. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 46 - Lucy Things To Come.

This time, I look at one of the best science fiction movies from 1936 - the H.G. Wells adaptation Things To Come starring Raymond Massey and then jump forward 78 years to Luc Besson's 2014 science fiction action flick Lucy starring Scarlett Johanssen. There's also music and a little controversy. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 45 - The Outer Limits Of Harlan Ellison

Just for a change this time around, I take a look at the two episodes of The Outer Limits written by Harlan Ellison. Both from 1964, they are Soldier starring Michael Ansara and Lloyd Nolan and the classic Demon With A Glass Hand starring Robert Culp and Arlene Martel. Plus there's feedback disagreeing with me on Dark City.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 44 - My Science Project Dark City

This time around, at the request of Elaine, a Patreon supporter of the podcast, I look at Dark City (1998) Alex Proyas' stylish science fiction mystery film and then for some fun we go back to 1985 for My Science Project. It's a funky Bali-Ha'i! Also, there's news from the planet Mars.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 43 - The Brother From The Quatermass Xperiment

For forty three I look at one of Hammer's earliest SF movies, the 1955 remake of BBC's television serial The Quatermass Xperiment starring Brian Donlevy and Richard Wordsworth and then we fly to 1984 for John Sayles' refugee SF tale, The Brother From Another Planet, starring Joe Morton.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Phase iv lost ending

Martian Drive In Podcast 42 - It! Phase IV

This time, I look at a bugfuck crazy golem movie from 1967, It! starring Roddy McDowall and Jill Haworth then we get deep into science fiction weirdness with Saul Bass' 1974 Phase IV starring Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy and Lynne Frederick. Golems and hyperintelligent ants. What more do you want? 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 41 - The Arrival Screamers

This time around I look at two movies from the mid-90s. B-Pictures but interesting. Firstly there is 1995's Screamers starring Peter Weller - a Canadian SF flick based on a Philip K Dick story, then David Twohey's The Arrival from 1996 starring Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Crouse. All that and feedback too.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 40 - The Night Of The Big Heat Witch Hunt

This time it's blister-aliens and evil magicians with 1967's The Night Of The Big Heat starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Patrick Allen, then we go to 1994 for Paul Schrader's least known film, the sequel to Cast A Deadly Spell, Witch Hunt starring Dennis Hopper, Eric Bogosian and Penelope Ann Miller. Plus, feedback!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 39 - Everything That's Wrong With Star Wars

This time around, as a result of a generous donation to the podcast's Patreon Campaign, I am looking at everything that's wrong with the first three Star Wars movies. I'm also announcing my chosen alternative casting for the films and explaining why the planets in these films are boring. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast #38 - Some Australian SF Movies

This time I go into history and look at a bunch of vintage Australian SF films. None of them are world-shattering but they do illustrate the history of Australian film in general and are very interesting in a lot of ways. I also put up the proposition that if I get two donors to the Patreon campaign who specifically ask for it, I will fully review Brian Trenchard-Smith's Turkey Shoot and Dead-End Drive-In on a future podcast. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast #37 - The Great Race of Adele Blanc-Sec

This time around Paul Poulton and I take a look at one of his favourite movies, the 1965 steam-punkesque The Great Race starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemon and Natalie Wood and then we smash-cut to 2010 for the Luc Besson steam-punk romp about a female adventurer in Paris during La Belle Epoque, The Extraordinary Adventures of  Adèle Blanc-Sec starring Louise Bourgoin and Matthieu Almaric. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Paleo-Cinema/ Martian Drive In Podcast Patreon Campaign

Paleo-Cinema Podcast and its' sister 'cast, Martian Drive In Podcast have a Patreon campaign. For as little as $1.00 per month you can support the podcasts by helping to cover file hosting and equipment costs.

$1.00  per month gets you an official title in the style of movie credits, like Best Boy, Key Grip and Fluffer.

$2.00 per month and you get to choose a movie to be discussed on one of the podcasts

$5.00 per month and you get to choose a movie and also come on Paleo-Cinema or MDIP to talk about it with me via skype (if you want to).

All subscriptions are entirely voluntary and can be stopped at any time. You do not have to subscribe to get the podcasts.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 36 - Detention

This time around Iain Triffitt and I talk about the 2011 time travel/horror / high school satire movie Detention. But mostly we shoot the shit and have a great time with it. Iain's project Tweatre is here but Iain informed me that it is currently on hiatus, darlings. 
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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 35- X- The Fury

For this one, I look at Roger Corman's 1963 eye-opener X- The Man With X-Ray Eyes starring Ray Milland and Don Rickles and then we smash-cut to 1978 for Brian DePalma's telekinetic kids go wild drama The Fury starring Kirk Douglas and John Cassevetes. 
Feedback can be given at or by going to The Paleo-Cinema Cafe on Facebook. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 34 - Gog And The Hands Of Orlac

This time around, I look at the atompunk Cold War fun of Gog (1954) starring Richard Egan and Constance Dowling and the third movie adaptation of "Les Mains d'Orlac", the 1960 version starring Mel Ferrer and Christopher Lee. Feedback: mp3 voicemails and emails to , please. The voicemail number no longer works.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 33 - The Fifth Surrogate Element.

This time around I look at two science fiction films starring Bruce Willis, one successful and one not so much. They are 1997's The Fifth Element also starring Mila Jovovic, Ian Holm and Gary Oldman and the 2009 movie Surrogates also starring Radha Mitchell and James Cromwell. I look at why one works and the other doesn't.

Voicemail can be sent to 206-337-5398 and emails to I'm dying for feedback here people. :-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Martian Drive In Podcast 32 - Steve Rogers Vs Godzilla

In this episode, Robert Hood and I talk about Captain America - The Winter Soldier and the upcoming 2014 American Godzilla movie. Rob's other website, Undead Backbrain  is also a lot of fun. As usual feedback to: and the voicemail number is: 206-337-5398.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Martian Drive In Podcast 31 - The DC Media Universe

For this episode, Rob Jan from 3RRR's Zero Gee radio show and I look at the history of the DC Universe from the early days of Max Fleischer's Superman cartoons in the 1940s all the way to 2014 and beyond. Comparisons between Marvel and DC will be made and the episode is the longest MDIP yet.! Sit back and enjoy it.