Podcast (2): Women Make SF Across the Media Universe!

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Episode Two: Defining SF is hard


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What is SF? Why “SF” and not “scifi”? In this episode we follow up on the ideas from the opening episode as we debate what really qualifies as science fiction. We also discuss our first three watch party movies: Welcome II the Terrordome (dir. Ngozi Onwurah, 1993), Tank Girl (dir. Rachel Talalay, 1995), and Évolution (dir. Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2015).

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Intro/Outro music: Inspire Glitches (2017) by Yuriy Shishlov (CC-BY-NC-SA)



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  • Welcome II the Terrordome (dir. Ngozi Onwurah, 1993)
  • HOME – Women In Science Fiction course 
  • Secret Cinema Blade Runner
  • Planet of the Apes (dir. Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968)
  • Évolution (dir. Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2015)
  • Seven Beauties of Science Fiction by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay (2008)
  • Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre by Tsvetan Todorov (1970) 
  • Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion by Rosemary Jackson (1981)
  • Strangers, Gods and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness by Richard Kearney 
  • Real Genius (dir .Martha Coolidge, 1985)
  • Tank Girl (dir. Rachel Talalay, 1995)
  • Tank Girl (comic book by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin) 
  • Hawkeye Initiative 
  • Innocence (dir. Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2005)
  • Queers in Love at the End of the World by Anna Anthropy
  • Twine
  • Becky Chambers
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Big (dir. Penny Marshall, 1988)
  • A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)
  • ‘Welcome to the Terrordome’, Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy (1990) 
  • Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (dir. Cathay Yan, 2019)
  • Suicide Squad (dir. David Ayer, 2016)
  • Rachel Talalay 
  • Haven (2010-2015, SyFy)
  • Doctor Who (2005- , BBC)

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