Scott is both figuratively and literally one of the most unique voices in film criticism today, and, just like he did in 80s All Over, he continues to make movies fun (regardless of their quality). Talking shop with an actual astrophysicist about the legitimacy of sci-fi plots and their execution is a fantastic idea for a podcast, and these episodes slip by quickly—it’s easy listening for the most part.
Only one little gripe: I’m hoping that, as the episodes pile up, Scott rubs off on Steven and so, when he’s talking about his displeasure with a film (not when he’s declaring the real science, but just how the plot, acting, etc. makes him feel) it doesn’t come off as so humdrum and sounding like a film-school student. Just loosen up, man. Look for the sunny side in it all.
4.5 stars, to be honest, plus mad props in regards to the episode quality. Very clear audio.