Category: Sci-Fi

Episode 051 – Outland (1981)

Outland Poster
This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM awake from a year’s worth of cryogenic sleep to find ourselves in the very Alien-esque universe of ‘Outland’!

This 1981 science fiction western, directed by Peter Hyams, stars Sean Connery and we should probably say this up front: if you’re looking for face hugging creatures or chest bursting aliens, then you’re outta luck.

But if you’re in the mood for a working class story about the rampant drug abuse of overworked titanium miners, corporate greed, corrupt middle managers, and people exploding like overstuffed hotdogs in a microwave then this just might be the film for you!

And if we could be serious for a moment, as you’re probably aware the people of Puerto Rico desperately need your help, so please take a moment to visit http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/ and help out if you can!

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This week’s episode features:

The Hosts :

Robert James Haynes (@robertjhaynes)

Robin Kaufmann (@robinjkauffman)

Jose Rivera (www.thevictoriousbullet.com)


Episode 044 – C.H.U.D.

CHUD Poster

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM emerge from the dank, gas-filled sewers of NYC to bring your our above ground discussion on the even danker C.H.U.D.!  This 1984 sci-fi horror film stars Daniel Stern and John Heard and is directed by Douglas Cheek!


Episode 040 – Turbo Kid

Turbo Kid Poster 2015

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM grab our gnome sticks, hop on our BMX bikes and take a ride to the 1980’s nostalgia fueled post-apocalyptic gorey wasteland that is ‘Turbo Kid’!

Set in an alternate 1997, this 2015 Canadian/New Zealand coproduction was directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell and stars Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, and Michael Ironside!


Episode 036 – The Thing (1982)

John Carpenter's The Thing Poster 1982
THE MILKSHAKE BOOM ring in the new year the only way we know how: with Kurt Russell, rampant paranoia, and graphic ultra-violence!  If you haven’t guessed it yet, Christine’s pick this week is the 1982 sci-fi classic ‘The Thing’ from the horror master himself John Carpenter!

We talk about the harsh critical reaction the film received upon release and the incredibly stiff competition it faced during the summer of 1982, which included ‘Poltergeist’, ‘Rocky III’, ‘Blade Runner’, and ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ just to name a few!

We also give our spoiler-free thoughts on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, discuss the similarities between John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ and Quentin Tarantino’s latest effort ‘The Hateful Eight’; plus Jose breaks out his conspiracy chalkboard to detail his convoluted theory on who actually is ‘The Thing’!