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Interlude: Halloween Horrors

In this month’s Halloween themed episode of the Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast, Virginie Selavy talks to Kim Newman about his collection of reviews and essays, ‘Video Dungeon’, and to cinema programmer Anna Bogutskaya about co–curating a tour of short horror films directed by women: ‘The Final Girls – We Are the Weirdos’.
Also, at the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival, Alex Fitch talks to director Keir Burrows about his Oxford set Sci–Fi thriller Anti Matter which concerns the terrifying consequences of taking part in University science experiments.

More info: Anti Matter at SCI-FI-LONDON / Video Dungeon / Final Girls Halloween Tour

5.04 - Patrick Tatopoulos: Into the Unknown

Alex Fitch talks to production designer Patrick Tatopoulos about his work on such films as Godzilla (1998), Justice League, Alien vs. Predator, the Riddick saga and many more. Patrick also discusses his contributions to the “Into the Unknown – A Journey through Science Fiction” exhibition at the Barbican in the City of London, which includes props and recreations of his work on Stargate and I, Robot.

More info: Patrick Tatopoulos’ Instagram siteInto The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction at The Barbican

Listen to Alex's interview with Patrick Gyger, curator of Into The Unknown


Interlude: Dangerous Consumption

In a pair of Q&As recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON 17, Alex Fitch talks to director Sasha Louis Vukovic, actors Teresa Marie Doran and William Aaron, Cinematographer Eric Irvin, and editor Erica Gulliver about their Canadian period Sci-Fi drama Flora, which depicts an expedition by 1920s botanists into uncharted territory…
And, guest presenter and host of the Arthur C Clarke Awards, Tom Hunter discusses the film adaptation of acclaimed British zombie drama The Girl with all the Gifts and its print prequel The Boy on the Bridge with author Mike Carey. Plus tracks by Nora Jones, The Beach Boys and C.W. Stoneking.

More info: Flora / Mike Carey

Interlude: Investigating Genre (it's time to leave the Capsule...)

Alex Fitch talks to Lee Broughton about his book Euro-Western, and to the director (Andrew Martin) and lead actor (Edmund Kingsley) about their excellent Cold War SF thriller Capsule, in a Q and A recorded at the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival.
Also, Electric Sheep editor Virginie Selavy discusses December’s London International Animation Festival with festival director Nag Vladermersky, plus tracks from Bowie, Di Bari, Shonen Knife, and Reverberi x2!

More Info: LIAF 2016 / Euro-Western / Capsule

Interlude: Frankenstein revived, Superman lives

Alex Fitch talks to Jasper Sharp, artistic director of the Asia House Film Festival, which runs from 22 February, to actor Tony Todd about Bernard Rose’s new adaptation of Frankenstein, and to the director (Jon Schnepp) and producers (Holly Payne, Robert Pierce) of the documentary The Death of Superman Lives.

More info about The Death of Superman Lives / buy Frankenstein (2015) from amazon.co.uk / the Asia House Film Festival

5.01 - Save Our Skins, Superbob

Alex Fitch talks to the casts and crews of two British Comedy / Science-Fiction films, in Q and As on stage at the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival. At Stratford PictureHouse, the director of SOS: Save our Skins, produced by Baby Cow, discusses finding humour in an alien apocalypse, and at the Ritzy Cinema, the creator of SuperBob and members of the cast, including Catherine Tate talk about creating a South London Superhero.

More info: www.tinyurl.com/superbobmovie / saveourskins.tumblr.com

4.26 - Darth Vader and the Girls from Goldfinger

In Q and As recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON and the London Film Museum, Alex Fitch talks to Dave Prowse, Shirley Eaton and Tania Mallet about appearing in (Saving) Star Wars and Goldfinger respectively. Shirley and Tania discuss being cast as the Masterson sisters in the third Bond movie, and Dave talks about turning down the role of Chewbacca for a more sinister position in classic films by George Lucas.

More info: Watch Saving Star Wars on watchscifi.com

Official Dave Prowse website

4.24 - The Ersatz Doctors part 1

Alex Fitch looks at the actors who have been hired to play incarnations of Doctor Who after the original actors have passed on or retired. While the programme has a built in fiction for the constant recasting of the lead role, fans have had a desire to still see and hear new adventures for the 1960s and 70s versions of Doctor Who, and these have begun to be made and licenced by the BBC for broadcast on digital radio, television and download. Alex talks to impressionist Jon Culshaw about playing Tom Baker - otherwise known as the Fourth Doctor - in Dead Ringers, and audiobooks such as The Ark in Space; to actor David Troughton about channeling his father Patrick as an ersatz Second Doctor on BBC Radio 4extra.

More info: Article about the recording of The Ark in Space at ladbrokeradio.com

Review of Doctor Who: Serpent Crest at cultbox.com