Episode 10: Duncan Dune-nuts

Somehow both our grossest and sexiest episode yet

Dune! One of the most famous and acclaimed sci-fi novels finally gets the Tangent Space treatment. From the sprawling and crazy later books to the David Lynch movie and the film that almost was from Jodorowsky, we have a lot to talk about in this episode. We’re talking battle pugs (yes, seriously), riding the sandworm with Toto blasting, sex ninjas, and seeing the future while tripping out on spice. Come with us as we walk arithmetically on the sand and praise Shai-Hulud! (A good crop of related links on the full post.)

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Episode 3: Emotional AIs, Decisions, and Living in a Simulation

Join us, and question the nature of your reality

We really go off on some…tangents in this episode. While we start with a discussion on emotions and AI inspired by a sci-fi book trilogy, we quickly find ourselves talking about decision making through coin flipping, random numbers, and why we’re probably living in a simulated reality (maybe). We had a lot of fun in this one, while including some science and math (it’s in our nature, apparently). Check out the episode, with a few show notes below on the full post.

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Episode 2: Covenant

The head of Fassbender

Hey, it’s Episode 2! Fresh off of Brandon’s computer (once again cutting, mixing, and producing), we discuss the movie Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus, which we talked about in Episode 1. What did we think? Did John hate himself for watching another Prometheus movie, or was it more like Alien(s)? And did Brandon come up with more theories for the ultimate biological weapon? Only one way to find out…

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Episode 1: Prometheus

It begins...

This is the very first episode of Tangent Space! Brandon and John discuss the 2012 Ridley Scott film Prometheus ahead of the sequel out now, Alien: Covenant. One liked it, one hated it, and they dive into theories to interpret the movie.

Intro and outro music is courtesy of Brandon Anderson, who also did all the mixing and producing of this episode.