Sci Fi Movie Podcast Silent Running


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Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Ian Fults and Jonathan Colbon

Podcast length: 52:22

Sci-Fi Movie Podcast - Silent RunningThis week on The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, Rem, Ian and Jonathan discuss the Environmental Sci-Fi Classic ‘Silent Running‘ from 1972 and directed by Douglas Trumbull.

The Positive
Very surprisingly, Ian and Jonathan had never seen Silent Running, Rem saw it as youngster years ago. Both Ian and Jonathan appreciated the story idea and visual effects.  Rem enjoyed it more, having more of a history with the film, and really liked the robots, Huey, Louie and Dewey. We also

The Negative
Ian didn’t believe in the decision making of the main character, Freeman Lowell, and wasn’t able to identify with what the character was doing, there seemed to be a lack of logic in his actions. Jonathan also found Lowell’s character to be a bit too crazy at times, and thought the crew was killed off a bit to fast, making the rest of the film somewhat anti-climactic.

The Verdict
Only Rem considered this essential Sci-Fi viewing, Ian and Jonathan don’t plan to revisit this one again any time soon.  Will your Sci-Fi education be complete without Silent Running? Probably not, but we’d suggest this over any Michael Bay movie.





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Director: Douglas Trumbull

Writers: Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Steven Bochco

Bruce Dern – Freeman Lowell
Cliff Potts – John Keenan
Ron Rifkin – Marty Barker
Mark Persons – Drone 2 (Huey)
Steve Brown – Drone
Cheryl Sparks – Drone 1 (Dewey)
Larry Whisenhunt – Drone

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Sci Fi Movie Podcast Silent Running