Podcast Queue

Below you’ll find the list of books and movies we’re considering dedicating an episode to, in no particular order.  Actually, we’ll be moving stuff around as we get to it, so at the top you’ll see the episodes we’ve recorded, and then the next few will be what we’re tentatively going to do.

Feel free to lob us a comment recommending a new title or requesting an existing title to be moved up the queue.  Anything that keeps us from having to make an actual decision is always welcome.

  • Farewell to the Master, by Harry Bates – The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (Episode #1)
  • Planet of the Apes, by Pierre Boulle – Planet of the Apes (1968), Planet of the Apes (2001), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) (Episode #2)
  • The Fly (Short story), by George Langelaan – The Fly (1958)The Fly (1986) (Episode #3)
  • Eight O’Clock in the Morning, by Ray Nelson – They Live (1988) (Episode #4)
  • Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz – Odd Thomas (2014) (Episode #5)
  • Timeline, by Michael Crichton – Timeline (2003) (Episode #6)
  • The Racer, by Ib Melchior – Death Race 2000 (1975)Death Race (2008) (Episode #7)
  • Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton – Jurassic Park (1993) (Episode #8)
  • All You Need is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka – Edge of Tomorrow (2014) (Episode #9)
  • Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham – Day of the Triffids (1962)Day of the Triffids (2009) (Episode #10) 
  • Enemy Mine, by Barry B. Longyear – Enemy Mine (1985) (Episode #11, September 2014)
  • Who Goes There?, by John W Campbell, Jr. – The Thing from Another World (1951), The Thing (1982), The Thing (2011) (Episode #12, October 2014)
  • A Boy and His Dog (short story), by Harlan Ellison – A Boy and His Dog (1976) (Episode #13, November 2014)
  • A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens – Too many films to name (Episode #14, December 2014)
  • “-All You Zombies-“, by Robert Heinlein – Predestination (2015) (Episode #15, January 2015)
  • “The Minority Report”, by Phillip K Dick – Minority Report (2002) (Episode #16, late January 2015)
  • Contact, by Carl Sagan – Contact (1997) (Episode #17February 2015)
  • “I, Robot,” by Eando Binder – The Outer Limits: I, Robot (1964), The Outer Limits: I, Robot (1995) (Episode #18, March 2015)
  • We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, by Phillip K. Dick – Total Recall (1990), Total Recall (2012) (Episode #19, March 2015)
  • Total Recall, by Piers Anthony (novelization!) (Episode #20, April 2015)
  • (Bonus Episode #21, Supercut!)
  • Rollerball Murder, by William Neal Harrison – Rollerball (1975, 2002) (Episode #22, April 2015)
  • The Stepford Wives, by Ira Levin – The Stepford Wives (1975), The Stepford Wives (2004) (Episode #23, May 2015)
  • Jurassic World (2015) (Episode #24, June 2015)
  • I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov – I, Robot (2004) (Episode #25June 2015)
  • Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein – Starship Troopers (1997) (Episode #26, July 2015)
  • (Bonus Episode #27, Interview with Keith Kato of The Heinlein Society.)
  • A Sound of Thunder, by Ray Bradbury – Ray Bradbury Theater (Season 4, Episode 6), A Sound of Thunder (2005) (Episode #28, August 2015)
  • Jumper, by Steven Gould – Jumper (2008) (Episode #29, September 2015)
  • The Martian, by Andy Weir – The Martian (2015) (Episode #30, October 2015)
  • The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes – The Iron Giant (1999) (Episode #31, November 2015)
  • (Bonus Episode #32 , Pavement Pounders’ Picks – Top 3 SF Books)
  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley – Victor Frankenstein (2015), also a bunch more (Episode #33, December 2015)
  • (Bonus Episode #34, Pavement Pounder’s Picks – Top 3 Star Wars Expanded Universe Entries)
  • Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp – Die Hard (1988) (Episode #35, Christmas 2015)
  • I Remember the Future, by Michael A. Burstein – I Remember the Future (2015) (Episode #36, January 2016)
  • The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games (2012) (Episode #37, February 2016)
  • Colossus, by D.F. Jones – Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) (Episode #38, March 2016)
  • The Sentinal/2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (Episode #39, April 2016)
  • (Bonus Episode #40, Supercut #2) (May 2016)
  • The Prestige, by Christopher Priest – The Prestige (2006) (Episode #41May 2016)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), radio play, TV programme (Episode #42July 2016)
  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451 (1966) (Episode #43, August 2016)
  • “The Nostalgist,” by Daniel H. Wilson – The Nostalgist (short film, 2014) (Episode #44, September 2016)
  • I am Legend, by Richard Matheson – The Last Man on Earth (1964), The Omega Man (1971)I am Legend (2007) (Episode #45, October/Halloween 2016)
  • “Story of Your Life,” by Ted Chiang – Arrival (2016) (Episode #46, November 2016)
  • “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (Episode #47, December/Christmas 2016)
  • “Steel,” by Richard Matheson – “Steel” (The Twilight Zone, 1963), Real Steel (2011) (Episode #48, January 2017)
  • Firestarter, by Stephen King – Firestarter (1984) (Episode #49, February 2017)
  • Dune, by Frank Herbert – Dune (1984), Frank Herbert’s Dune (2000) (Episode #50, March 2017)
  • The Last Starfighter (1984) – The Last Starfighter, by Alan Dean Foster (Bizarro Episode #51, April 2017)
  • Paycheck, by Phillip K Dick – Paycheck (2003) (Episode #52, May 2017)
  • The Golden Man, by Phillip K Dick – Next (2007) (Episode #53, June 2017)
  • The Adjustment Bureau, by Phillip K Dick – The Adjustment Bureau (2011) (Episode #54, July 2017)
  • Second Variety, by Phillip K Dick – Screamers (1995) (Episode #55, August 2017)
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Phillip K. Dick – Blade Runner (1982) (Episode #56, September 2017)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (October 2017)
  • The Children of Men, by P.D. James – Children of Men (2006) (November 2017)
  • A Christmas Story, by Jean Shepherd – A Christmas Story (1983) (Christmas 2017)
  • Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go (2010) (January 2018)
  • Ready Player One, by Earnest Cline – Ready Player One (2018) (March 2018)
  • The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells – 1938 Radio
  • Dramatization, The War of the Worlds (1953)War of the Worlds (2005) 
  • The Manchurian Candidate, by Richard Condon – The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
  • The Body Snatchers,by Jack Finney – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, 1978), Body Snatchers (1993), The Invasion (2007)
  • Make Room! Make Room!, by Harry Harrison – Soylent Green (1973)
  • Logan’s Run, by William F. Nolan – Logan’s Run (1976), Logan’s Run TV Series?
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells – Island of Lost Souls (1932), The Twilight People (1972), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley – Brave New World (1980), Brave New World (1998)
  • The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton – The Andromeda Strain (1971), The Andromeda Strain (2008)
  • A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • The Postman, by David Brin – The Postman (1997)
  • Red Alert, by Peter George – Doctor Strangelove (1964)
  • Fail Safe, by Eugene Burdick – Fail Safe (1964)
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth, by Walter Tevis – The Man Who Fell to Earth(1976), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1987 TV)
  • Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem – Solaris (1968), Solaris (2002)
  • When Worlds Collide, by Phillip Wylie – When Worlds Collide (1951), Deep Impact  (1998)
  • Fight Club, by Chuck Pahlanuik – Fight Club (1999)
  • The Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula K. LeGuin – The Lathe of Heaven (1980), The Lathe of Heaven (2002)
  • Fantastic Voyage, by Isaac Asimov – Fantastic Voyage (1966), Innerspace (1987)
  • The Shrinking Man, by Richard Matheson – The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  • The Lost World, by Arthur Conan Doyle – The Lost World (1960)
  • Leiningen Versus the Ants, by Carl Stephenson – The Naked Jungle (1954)
  • The Andromeda Strain, by Crichton, Michael – The Andromeda Strain (1971), The Andromeda Strain (2008)
  • The Shrinking Man, by Matheson, Richard – The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
  • Penal Colony, by Richard Herley – No Escape (1994)
  • The Road, by Cormac McCarthy – The Road (2009)
  • The Dark Fields, by Alan Glynn – Limitless (2011)
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell – 1984 (1956), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
  • Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne – Mysterious Island (1961)
  • Gor, by John Norman – Gor (1988)
  • The Animators, by Sydney J Bounds – The Last Days on Mars (2013)
  • Our Lady of the Machine, by Alan Dean Foster – Welcome to Paradox, episode #1 (1998)
  • Congo, by Michael Crichton – Congo (1995)
  • Sphere, by Michael Crichton – Sphere (1998)
  • Eaters of the Dead, by Michael Crichton – The 13th Warrior (1999)
  • The Lost World, by Michael Crichton – The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • The Philadelpha Experiment, by Charles Berlitz – The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
  • BFG, by Roald Dahl – BFG (1989)
  • At The Earth’s Core, by Edgar Rice Burroughs – At The Earth’s Core (1976)
  • John Carter of Mars/A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs – John Carter (2012)
  • Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami – Battle Royale (2000)
  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry – The Giver (2014)
  • Maze Runner, by James Dashner – Maze Runner (2014)
  • The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells – The Time Machine (1960), The Time Machine (2002)
  • Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes – Charly (1968)
  • Mimic, by Donald A. Wollheim – Mimic (1997)
  • Radio Free Albemuth, by Phillip K Dick – Radio Free Albemuth (2010)
  • Impostor, by Phillip K Dick – Impostor (2001)
  • A Scanner Darkly, by Phillip K Dick – A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau – The City of Ember (2008)
  • Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game (2013)
  • On The Beach, by Nevil Shute – On The Beach (1959)
  • Immortality, Inc., by Robert Sheckley – Freejack (1992)
  • Anna to the Infinite Power, by Mildred Ames – Anna to the Infinite Power (1982)
  • The 27th Day, by John Mantley – The 27th Day (1957)
  • Four Sided Triangle, by William F. Temple – Four Sided Triangle (1953)
  • Blueprint, by Charlotte Kerner – Blueprint(2003)
  • Virus, by Sakyo Komatsu – Virus (1980)
  • Marooned, by Martin Caidin – Marooned (1969)
  • The Power, by Frank M. Robinson – The Power (1968)
  • Trinity’s Child, by William Prochnau – By Dawn’s Early Light (1990)
  • Weapon, by Robert Mason – Solo (1996)
  • The Pilgrim Project, by Hank Searls – Countdown (1968)
  • Simulacron-3, by Daniel F. Galouye – World on a Wire (1973), The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
  • The Shape of Things to Come, by H. G. Wells – Things To Come (1936)
  • The Puppet Masters, by Robert A Heinlein – The Puppet Masters (1994)
  • The Space Vampires, by Colin Wilson  – Lifeforce (1985)
  • Nightfall, by Isaac Asimov – Nightfall (1988), Nightfall (2000)
  • Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut – Breakfast of Champions (1999)
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, by Mark Twain – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1949), Army of Darkness (1992), Black Knight (2001)
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle – A Wrinkle in Time (2003), A Wrinkle in Time (2014?)
  • The Destroyer, by Warrren Murphy – Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
  • The Quiet Earth, by Craig Harrison – The Quiet Earth (1985)
  • The Purple Cloud, by M.P. Shiel – The Word, The Flesh and the Devil (1959)
  • Penal Colony, by Herley, Richard – No Escape (1994), Marvel Comics Adaptation
  • The Lotus Caves, by Christopher, John – High Noon (2012)
  • Cyborg, by Martin Caidin – Six Million Dollar Man (1973), Six Billion Dollar Man (2017)
  • Lair of the White Worm, by Bram Stoker – Lair of the White Worm (1988)
  • Seconds, by David Ely – Seconds (1966)
  • The Midwich Cuckoos, by John Wyndhamm – Village of the Damned (1960)
  • The Machine Stops, by E. M. Forster – Out of the Unknown (series two) (1966)
  • Zero Hour, by Ray Bradbury – The Whispers (2015)
  • Under the Skin, by Michel Faber – Under The Skin (2015)
  • High Rise, by J.G. Ballard – High Rise (2015)
  • Gladiator, by Philip Wylie – Gladiator (1938)
  • La invención de Morel, by Adolfo Bioy Casares – L’invention de Morel (1967), L’invenzione di Morel (1974)
  • Red Planet, by Robert Heinlein – Red Planet (1994)
  • Space Cadet, by Robert Heinlein – Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1949)
  • Mars Is Heaven!, by Ray Bradbury – Ray Bradbury Theater (1990)
  • The Cold Equations, by Tom Godwin – The Cold Equations (1989), The Cold Equations (1996 )
  • Z for Zachariah, by Robert C. O’Brien – Z for Zachariah (1984), Z for Zachariah (2015 )
  • She, by Henry Rider Haggard – Ten different adaptations
  • Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs – Naked Lunch (1991)
  • Super Toys Last All Summer, by Brian Aldiss – Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, by F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  • Memento Mori, by Jonathan Nolan – Memento (2000)
  • Dr. Cyclops, by Henry Kuttner – Dr. Cyclops (1940)
  • The White Mountains, by John Christopher – The Tripods (series 1) (1984)
  • The City of Gold and Lead, by John Christopher – The Tripods (series 2) (1985)
  • The Adaptive Ultimate, by Stanley G. Weinbaum – She-Devil (1957)
  • The Veldt, by Ray Bradbury – Ray Bradbury Theater (1989)
  • The Cosmic Frame, by Paul W. Fairman – Invasion of the Saucermen (1957)
  • Deadly City, by Paul W. Fairman – Target Earth (1954)
  • The Diminishing Draft, by Waldemar Kaempffert – Un Amour de Poche (1957)
  • The Alien Machine, by Raymond F. Jones – This Island Earth (1955)
  • The Thought Monster, by Amelia Reynolds Long – Fiend Without a Face (1957)
  • The Twonky, by Henry Kuttner – The Twonky (1953)
  • F.P. 1 Does Not Reply, by Kurt Slodmak – F.P. 1 Anwort Nicht and English version (1932)
  • The 4-sided Triangle, by William F. Temple – The 4-sided Triangle (1953)

6 thoughts on “Podcast Queue”

    1. Leo, your wish is my command. There’s a whole bunch of Crichton missing from our list! I’m curious, have you read the book *and* seen the film?

        1. Yeah, it’s not an experience I was looking to repeat, but you can enjoy listening to us cast about for anything positive to say. We’ve got three topics in the works, so it’ll be a bit before we get to it, so do you mind if I notify you when it’s out?

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