I had the pleasure of chatting with the PanFuture Society Podcast again recently. Every several months or so, Sean and I connect to discuss sci-fi, film, and the future.
In the show's 81st episode, we primarily debate sci-fi's box office winners and losers of 2017. We also touch upon my current literary project, a political cyberpunk thriller set in 2113, and top it all off with some philosophical ramblings and what we're looking forward to in 2018's science fiction movies.
(A lot of the movies we discuss are the same films listed in my Top 7 Sci-Fi Films of 2017 blog post.)
We made sure to exchange opinions on our cyberpunk favorites, the visually stunning films of the year, as well as the heavy-hitting pillars of sci-fi, like Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Sean brought up a good point when he mentioned feeling like he needed to see The Last Jedi again. I say this for numerous reasons, but one specific example that comes to mind is the fact that I rewatched The Force Awakens after having seen Episode VIII, and it changed my perspective on Episode VII a bit.
Great films, or films that are part of great sagas, probably won't always be entirely digestible in one sitting. I may feel a bit differently, yet again, if I revisit The Last Jedi after I watch Episode IX. (Although I enjoyed Episode VIII immensely.) And God knows I wouldn't be as familiar or comfortable with The Matrix Trilogy, had I only seen each film one time.
I look forward to my conversations with the PanFuture Podcast. They're an unscripted and unfiltered debate on cinema, science, technology, evolution, futurism, humanity, our current home planet, and our future among the cosmos.
When you have a spare moment and are in the mood to stimulate your mind with progressive ponderings, I highly recommend checking out panfuture.org. If you prefer, you can also catch PanFuture Podcast Ep 81 on YouTube.
If you're a fan of STEAM education and all that comes with it, this podcast will feed your soul. Being a part of it certainly replenishes mine.