Spocklight At the Movies 16: The Day the Earth Stood Still (w/ Chris Johnston from Easy Riders Raging Podcast)
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In the main portion of this episode, we’re joined by returning guest, Chris Johnston, from ‘Easy Riders, Raging Podcast’, to analyse 1951 Sci-Fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, directed by Robert Wise (Star Trek: The Motion Picture).
We discuss the links between the film’s philosophy and Gene Roddenberry’s own vision, compare it with the 2008 remake starring Keanu Reeves, lament the fact that the film’s messages are still so relevant almost 70 years later and much more.
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