Pop and Schlock LIVE on KPFT – Episode VIII – Annihilation


Annihilation is pretty much Jake’s cup of tea. Nevermind the fact that Jake doesn’t like tea. Meredith is more ambivalent. This episode deals with some of the themes and arguments brought up in the Black Mirror episode and ponders whether internal narratives can be translated to a filmed medium. Also they fancast Jake into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fun all around.



This Week On Pop and Schlock LIVE…


The science-fiction analysis train continues here at Pop and Schlock LIVE as Jake and Meredith sit down this week to discuss Annihilation, the new film by Ex Machina director Alex Garland. The film is an adaptation of the 2014 novel by Jeff Vandermeer and has been one of Jake’s most anticipated of the year. He called the original novel “heady, dense, and magnetically poetic.” Did it live up to his expectations?

Related Links:

Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy Book 1) on Amazon

‘Authority’ and ‘Acceptance’: The ‘Annihilation’ Sequels We’ll Never See (via SlashFilm) *Tagged for Spoilers*

How Annihilation Was Built For Repeat Viewings, According To Alex Garland And Oscar Isaac (Via CinemaBlend) *Tagged for Spoilers*

Season 2 Episode 15 – X Men : Oscar Isaac and Other Tangents


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This almost turned out to be another episode where one of the hosts didn’t actually see the movie in question but professionalism prevailed and so 3/3 of the trio sat down to discuss X-Men Apocalypse and most of it boils down to loving Quicksilver and wondering why there wasn’t more Jubilee. Also Meredith has a cage now.