Monthly Archives: March 2011

ATOMIC BARK!

Thursday 31st March, 7 – 8pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM (www.resonancefm.com)

Hard Versus Soft

An analysis of the two types of science fiction literature – ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’. Hard is preoccupied with, and determined by, hard science and technological developments, and Soft is closer to the psychological/sociological concepts of ‘Inner Space’. What are the origins of these two mini-genres and which form of literature is more pertinent to our contemporary concerns?

Hosted by James DC, with guests Howard Aggregate, Ben Slotover

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Clip : Ikarie XB-1 (Jindrich Polak, 1963)

 

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ATOMIC BARK!

Thursday 24th March, 7 – 8pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM (www.resonancefm.com) with podcasts to follow

Lovecrafts Leering Legions

A descent into the haunted and ethereal terrors of the Cthulhu mythos and its strange creator HP Lovecraft – one of the foremost 20th century writers of weird, fantastic horror. Plus a look at Lovecrafts contemporaries like William Hope Hodgson, Clarke Ashton Smith, Robert E Howard and other ‘pulp’ writers of the ‘supernatural gothic’.

Hosted by James DC, with Howard Aggregate, Steve Ash, Duncan Reekie, Thogdin Ripley

Clip : The Call of Cthulhu (Andrew Leman, 2005)

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ATOMIC BARK!

Thursday 17th March, 7 – 8pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM (www.resonancefm.com) with a podcast to follow

Burroughs Brilliant Mind Bomb

Who was the phenomenon known as William Burroughs, and why was he so important and vital in the last decades of the 20th century? The man who (re)introduced the ‘Cut-Up’ technique to the literary world, accidentally shot his wife dead while playing a game of ‘William Tell’, and kick-started the multi-form, experimental, hallucinogenic Uber-Beat cult, was also inspired by, and borrowed, the techniques of pulp science fiction in his work. In the best traditions of a drug addled, down at heel, private dick we ask – Burroughs: How, what, where and why?

Hosted by James DC, with James Hollands, Richard Strange, Robin Tomens

Clip: William Burroughs reading from Nova Express

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ATOMIC BARK!

Thursday 10th March, 2011, 7 – 8pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM (www.resonancefm.com) with a podcast to follow

Time Travel Terminus

A timely tour of one of the conceptual staples of science fiction: time travel. Beginning with the ancient, mythological stories, we will then stop off at the first modern, highly developed interpretation of this fascinating subject – HG Wells The Time Machine. Thereafter, we will cruise on past some of the most iconic films, literature, television and the real science behind this most perplexing and paradoxical conundrum (please note: This will NOT be a total ‘Doctor Who-fest’. It will be a lot more wide-ranging than that!).

Hosted by James DC, with Hemanth Kissoon, Steve Ash, John Blamey

Clip : The Time Machine (George Pal, 1960)

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ATOMIC BARK!

Thursday 3rd March, 7 – 8pm (GMT) on Resonance 104.4FM (www.resonancefm.com) with a podcast to follow

Magnificent Machinations of Metropolis

In regard to the recently restored release of Fritz Langs 1927 science fiction film ‘Metropolis’, we take a refreshed, critical look at this most influential classic of silent cinema, and ask why it has stood the test of time, how such an epic undertaking came about, and what the re-instated scenes add to the overall story. Plus; how does Metropolis compare to the other, less well-known, silent science fiction and fantasy films like Alrune, Aelita and The Lost World?

Hosted by James DC, with guests Hemanth Kissoon, Paul Hines, Birgit Deadly Glamour

Clip : Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)

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