Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)


We're going back to 1951 and another formative film of classic science fiction as we discuss Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still. Listen as we explore the film's political messages and religious subtext, praise Gort as one of science fiction's mightiest robots, and propose the existence of a cinematic universe built around bit player Roy Engel. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and nucular.... um... nuclear proliferation.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing. 

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