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Announcing Pajiba's Summer Sci-Fi Movie Club

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Film | May 22, 2015 |






I know what you’re thinking, science fiction on a Friday? What will Thursday think of this betrayal of our sacred trust? But I’ve talked it out with Thursday, and we’ve agreed to make it an open relationship in which I talk about science fiction on other days and she feels free to explore other genres. The key is communication, people.

We’re going to try out a Pajiba Sci-Fi Summer Movie Club, running on Fridays. If it doesn’t work, it will be consigned to the pit where we toss all of our ideas for ongoing article series that don’t work out for one reason or another. And we will never speak of it again.

Here’s the deal. When I’m not reviewing a new release movie on a Friday (which is about half the time), I’ll instead write about an indie science fiction film. And I’ll tell you about it in advance so you can see it yourself and be ready to have some fun in the comments. All such movies will be streaming on Netflix to make it the lowest possible barrier of entry.

Let’s see Netflix’s list of “Independent Science Fiction and Fantasy”.

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Oh goddamn you Netflix. What else?

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Alright, Frequencies it is. Looks very well reviewed, and has this obligatory plot summary:

“In an alternate reality where “frequencies” determine one’s level of success in life, low-end Zak falls for Marie, who’s much farther up the scale.”

Next Friday, the 29th of May, we’ll kick off Sci-Fi Summer Movie Club with Frequencies. See you then! And feel free to add suggestions to the comments below.

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