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*


This Week On Pop and Schlock LIVE…


At Pop and Schlock, we love sci-fi. We think it is one of the driving forces of great fiction stories. But what makes for truly great sci-fi? Is there one unifying element that must be present when working within the genre? How does tone affect theme and vice versa?

Check out this week’s episode to hear our thoughts! Also, feel free to leave a comment below and we can mention it on the show! AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT ENGAGED!