Category: Sci-Fi

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’!


Episode 032 – Prayer of the Rollerboys

Prayer of the Rollerboys 1990 Corey Haim sci-fi movie

*Just a quick note, ‘Episode 031 – Creature Features’ has still not been indexed by iTunes due to a technical glitch. If you would like to listen to that episode you can either find other ways to listen on the episode page here, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes in order to see the episode. Why you need to subscribe to see that episode and only that episode, your guess is as good as ours.*

Bow down before the one you serve, THE MILKSHAKE BOOM are going to give you what you deserve: The 1991 film ‘Prayer of the Roller Boys’! Directed by Rick King and starring Corey Haim and Patricia Arquette, this sci-fi dystopian nightmare will never let you look at roller blading the same way again. We welcome returning guest Dan Repp, events coordinator for the Other Worlds Austin Film Festival as we discuss our favorite sci-fi dystopian films, Roller Boys, and have an extended discussion on Star Wars!