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  1. A Long Zoom - The Incomparable Mothership #652 - The Incomparable

    Our Book Club reconvenes to discuss R.F. Kuang’s “Babel.” It’s a story about magic and empire and revolution, and our feelings about it are similarly complicated. Plus: A whole bunch of book suggestions!

    Our next Book Club selection: “Sea of Tranquility” by Emily St. John Mandel.

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  2. Rogue One (2016)

    In our latest episode, we discuss Dune (2020) Cinematographer Greig Fraser’s previous sci-fi visual masterpiece, Rogue One. Regular hosts Haitch and Jason are joined by co-host of the 70mm podcast and famous Star Wars artist, Danny Haas. We consider the meaning of sacrifice, how reshoots can sometimes change a movie for the better, and why the Empire has so damn many OSHA compliance issues.

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  3. TENET (2020)

    In our latest episode, regular hosts Haitch and Jason are joined by digital set designer, Tim Croshaw. We discuss the definitive big budget serious sci-fi masterpiece from 2020: no, not Denis’ Dune, Nolan’s TENET. We cover international film finance, how much it costs to rent a 300’ yacht, and try to sort out the grandfather paradox.

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  4. Interstellar (2014)

    In our latest episode, regular hosts Haitch and Jason are joined by Internet thought leader and General Partner at Google Ventures, M.G. Siegler. We tackle Paul Muad’dib himself, Timothee Chalamet’s very first film, Christopher Nolan’s 2014 epic, Interstellar. We discuss the dangers and responsibilities of being a parent, Jason gives a 4 part symposium on the Physics of Interstellar, and we consider just how alike Chris Nolan and Denis Villeneuve truly are.

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    In this special episode of ON DECK from TAPEDECK Podcasts, regular Dune Pod hosts Haitch and Jason are joined by the co-host of the Cinenauts podcast and Dune Pod’s graphic designer, Ctcher, and by the co-host and producer of Film Hags, Sophie Shin. We talk one of the greatest TV shows ever made, STATION ELEVEN.

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  6. Southland Tales (2006)

    In the latest installment of Dune Pod, Haitch and Jason are joined by co-host of the Ammonite Movie Night and Austin Danger Podcast, and the star of Dune Pod’s own letter’s segment Kev’s Questions, Kev. We cover Richard Kelly’s absolutely perfect(?) follow up to Donnie Darko, featuring the Rock, Stiffler, Justin Timberlake, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Cheri Oteri! Southland Tales.

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  7. Brazil (1985)

    The. Final. Episode. of Dune Pod. After 150 episodes, the pod ends this week, and next week, on this very same feed, Escape Hatch will be born! To see us out, we welcome back the Emmy winning director of Children of Dune and House of the Dragon, Greg Yaitanes to cover one of the greatest films ever made, Terry Gilliam’s science fiction and paperwork masterpiece, Brazil.

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  8. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

    We welcome Supervising Sound Editor from Skywalker Sound, Mac Smith (veteran of Ponyo, Up, Tron Legacy, Avengers: Endgame, and Star Wars: Visions) to teach a clinic about how sound design works in movies. And to demonstrate it, Mac walks us thru the perfect showcase of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi! Experience Star Wars thru the ears of an expert and hear details you never noticed that subconsciously enhance the story. We were blown away and you will be too.

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  9. Episode 138: Battlestar Galactica, 20 Years Later

    One of the greatest science fiction shows on TV debuted twenty years ago: the rebooted version of Battlestar Galactica. This show broke new ground in depicting realistic politics — and a nuanced view of a society of artificial people. How does it hold up? To find out, Charlie Jane went back and watched the entire series — here's what she found.

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