Options Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.: Playlist from April 23, 2021 Options

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Female-fronted pop from the past, present, and future; from all over the globe. And the occasional man.

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Options April 23, 2021: Amazon Women on the Moon

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Kadhja Bonet  Intro: Earth Birth   Options The Visitor EP  Headcount Records  2015   
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Madonna  Lucky Star   Options Madonna  Sire Records  1983   
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Frances Forever  Space Girl   Options   Mom + Pop Records  2020  Thanks Art S.! 
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Shake  Lost in Space (edit)   Options Duane Train presents: Dancin' in Space, WFMU Marathon Premium 2019  N/A  2019  From 1978      0:12:36 (Pop‑up)
Pink Lady  UFO   Options   Victor  1977  From Japan 
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Slowdive  Souvlaki Space Station   Options Souvlaki  Creation  1994   
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Bedouine  Deep Space   Options Bedouine (Deluxe)  Spacebomb Records  2017   
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Celeste & Gotts Street Park  Both Sides Of the Moon   Options Not Your Muse (Deluxe)  Polydor  2021   
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Dalida  Captain Sky   Options   N/A  1976  From France, Italy, & Egypt 
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Ella Jenkins  Moon Don’t Go   Options Call-And-Response  Smithsonian Folkways Recordings  1998  From 1957 
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Aldous Harding  Weight of the Planets   Options Designer  4AD  2019   
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Kelela  Jupiter   Options Take Me Apart  Warp Records  2017   
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We Are King  Space Oddity   Options   BBE  2021   
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Voodoo Queens  Neptune   Options   Dirt Records  1994   
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Boney M.  Nightflight To Venus   Options Outa Space, Outta Sight: Joe McGasko's 2015 WFMU Marathon Premium (V/A)  N/A  2015  From Germany, 1978      0:59:46 (Pop‑up)
 
Pic-Nic  Negra Estrella   Options   Hispavox Records  1968  From Spain 
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Ann-Margret  Hey, Little Star   Options   RCA Victor  1964        1:11:49 (Pop‑up)
Carpenters  Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem Of World Contact Day)   Options Passage  A&M  2017  From 1977 
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Cleo  Madame La Terre (Et Ron, Et Ron...)   Options   Disques Vogues  1966   
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Brigitte Bardot  Contact   Options   Disc AZ  1967   
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Someone featuring C Duncan  Two Satellites   Options Orbit EP  PIAS  2019  From the Netherlands 
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Nina Hagen  Flying Saucers   Options Fearless  Columbia  1983  Credit to DJ Greg "Spacebrother" Bishop of Stop Hitting Yourself for hipping me to this one! 
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Amber Mark  Worth It   Options   Jasmine Music  2021  Stepping out of space for....MY SINGLE OF THE WEEK! 
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Colleen  Moonlit Sky   Options The Weighing of the Heart  Second Language  2013  From Spain / France 
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Emma Tricca  Mars Is Asleep   Options St. Peter  Dell’Orso Records  2018   
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Diane Renay  Falling Star   Options   Atco  1962        1:50:27 (Pop‑up)
Connie Francis  Stardust   Options Cocktail Connie  Universal  2009  From 1965      1:52:54 (Pop‑up)
The Prodigy  Out Of Space (Edit)   Options Out Of Space EP  XL Recordings  1992        1:56:52 (Pop‑up)
June Tyson  Outer Spaceways Incorporated   Options Saturnian Queen of the Sun Ra Arkestra  Modern Harmonic  2019   
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Meshell Ndegeocello  Comet, Come To Me   Options Comet, Come To Me  Naïve  2014   
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The Telescopes  Spaceships   Options The Telescopes  Creation  1992   
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Erykah Badu  Orange Moon   Options Mama’s Gun  Motown  2000   
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Asha Puthli  Space Talk   Options The Devil Is Loose  CBS  1976   
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Curve  Galaxy   Options Pubic Fruit  Anxious  1992   
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Sheila & Black Devotion  Spacer   Options King Of the World  Carrerre  1980  Thanks Kate D.! 
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Max Richter & Grace Davidson  Path 5 (Delta)   Options Richter: From Sleep  Deutsche Grammophon  2015   
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Hannah Peel  Sunrise Through the Dusty Nebula   Options Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia  Self-released  2017   
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Listener comments!

Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Michael 98145:

from Turmeric to Saffron !
lift-off countdown
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Vanessa Tara:

sheila: those two hemispheres of you and your ex's musical tastes seem like the perfect mix
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Rob Kopp:

Hello Sheila, hello Friday friends
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Michael 98145:

aloha, and good health to you all
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 3:01pm ncjay:

Good Friday afternoon Sheila - and greetings, music lovers!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 3:01pm Clo:

Good afternoon, Sheila! Happy Friday everyone~~~
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Handy Haversack:

Amazon Women on the Moon! Our eyes are down *here*!

Hello, Sheila and all the most Sophisticated of Boom Boomers!
  3:01pm Rick G:

Friday best wishes Sheila and listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Carmichael:

Heya Sheila and boomers.
  3:02pm michael z:

Hi Sheila, So happy you are here. Last week you said you might not be (or maybe I imagined that)!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:02pm rita popova:

hello :)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Handy Haversack:

I'm not sure how these lyrics should be translated. Does anyone else think "Handy, it's time to make a cocktail" could be right?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Michael 98145:

into the up and out
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:02pm DjLorraine:

It's just beginning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm loveless:

The Sci-F genre and all that it encompasses is great. Hello all.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Vanessa Tara:

what is this theme?
Avatar 3:03pm northguineahills:

off for a zoom interview, will be later, sheilab!
  3:03pm Robm:

Hello fellow boom boom listeners listeners
  3:03pm P-90:

こんにちは
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Michael 98145:

best of luck @ngh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm loveless:

@northguineahills Best of luck!
  3:03pm goes211:

Yeah! Boom Boom in stereo!!!! Bring it.
Avatar 3:03pm northguineahills:

danks!
  3:04pm Diane:

Kadhja is pure heaven!
Avatar 3:04pm wizard frog:

hello! @djsheilab - I watched that Tina documentary - thanks for recommending it - I never really listened to her music before but having seen it she really is such a great person!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Handy Haversack:

Good luck, ngh!
  3:05pm Robm:

@NGH break a leg
Avatar 3:05pm UncleMarty:

Wondering about your intro ..... Eva?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:05pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon, Sheila and all! I can still quote whole bits of the movie that titles this show. (and the movie within the movie.)
Also, yay early Madonna!
  3:05pm michael z:

One of Madonna’s best.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Ryansterlingvirtue:

Madonna-nice
  3:06pm MG:

Yeeessss. I love when Sheila plays Madonna.
  3:06pm BH:

Just got my second Pfizer.

Turned on MTV Classic for the first time today and they're playing the Humpty Dance video
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:06pm bukowski.:

♡☺︎♡☺︎♡☺︎♡
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:06pm D Rok:

Madonna on a Friday afternoon?! Yes please!
  3:06pm Rick G:

Make it a Boom interview @ngh!
Avatar 3:06pm djsheilab:

Hello Friday music lovers! It's an absolutely gorgeous day in Brooklyn and I'm feeling GOOOOOOD! Hope you're all well, healthy n' happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Gurldoggie:

Whoa. It's actually rare to hear Madonna on the radio these days. I remember when this was absolutely everywhere!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Handy Haversack:

Excellent. This is juuuuuuust right!
Avatar 3:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Madge young & sexy before she got huge & annoying ...which is more than could ever be said for me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Phillippe:

howdy
Avatar 3:07pm sispus:

The most beloved hours of the week. Night here, the end of the work week and the day. Left behind the pandemic and the poisonous melancholia for the beautiful sounds, energy, and mild, repairing blues. Good afternoon, good morning and good night everyone.
  3:08pm Jett:

Hello my beautiful @DjSheilaB, so wonderful to be enjoying your Friday afternoon soiree. I hope Alvy Singer and yourself are doing wonderfully. Hello to all the Sophisticated listeners also.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Carmichael:

For a minute I thought I read "wealthy", Sheila. I am not. 😒
Avatar 3:08pm djsheilab:

sispus—I love what you've written here. Thank you!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Greetings, Sheila and smile.amazon on the sophisticated moon!
Avatar 3:09pm sispus:

Thank YOU <3
  3:09pm Heidella:

Yessss!!! 80’s Madonna is giving me the boost I’ve needed all week! Happy to be here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm HyperDose:

Live Sophistication, it doesn't get much better than this!
Hey Sheilaaa B & Boom Boom clan!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Homegirl !
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:10pm TheoC:

Happy Friday djsheilab and fellow listeners!
Avatar 3:10pm Will in Norman:

loving this song's pun with the phrase 'heavenly body'
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Handy Haversack:

Yo, Phillippe!

Carmichael, two out of three ain't bad?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Michael 98145:

back when Ciccone Youth was a possibility
Avatar 3:11pm djsheilab:

Hey michael z—I decided not to take off this week, and I'm so glad I didn't. Thanks for being here :)
Avatar 3:11pm Toutevoix:

((((((♡))))))
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:11pm rita popova:

love the celestial theme
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Handy Haversack:

Sheila, instead you're helping all of us take off -- right off the ground and into the stars! Sounding great already!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:12pm TheoC:

A collective space shot?
  3:12pm Diane:

Been listening to Little Deer - Spellling nonstop since you played it last week! I'm hooked and can't wait for the new album. And now, we go to space!
Avatar 3:13pm Bergey:

This is fantastic loved that Kadhja
  3:13pm Cooh John:

Hello Sheila and sophisticates. Give me some boom boom. 🙋‍♂️DjLorraine.
Avatar 3:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh I got the right Tar for this one...
Avatar 3:14pm djsheilab:

Hello Michael 98145, Clo, ncjay, Rob Kopp, Vanessa tara, Handy Haversack, Rick G, Carmichael, rita popova, DJLorraine, loveless, northguineagills, Robm, P-90, goes211, Diane, wizard frog, UncleMarty, listener james from westwood, Ryansterlingvirtue, BH, MG, bukowski, D Rok, Gurldoggie, Revolution Rabbit Nov63, Phillippe, Jett + Ken From Hyde Park!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:15pm chris in the redwoods:

hello, Sheila and sophisticates. very happy to be tuned in live, once again. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Phillippe:

Hey Handy! How's life in Brooklyn?
Avatar 3:15pm djsheilab:

Hey Heidella, Stillwell Coney Islander, TheoC, Will in Norman, Toutevoix, Bergey + chris in the redwoods!
Avatar 3:16pm djsheilab:

wizard frog—So glad you watched the Tina doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm JohnEBGood:

Hi DJSheilaB, I saw the Endeavor take off on TV 6 AM this morning . Go go go!!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Michael 98145:

the little Ingenuity helicopter accomplished a 2nd test flight on Mars
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Handy Haversack:

I was trying to sit outside and work, Phillippe, but still too chilly. Couldn't type. But now Sophisticated Boom Boom is making the idea of working more today seem rather silly ... and soon the sun should clear the building and actually land out back ...

Oh, also, in general, for those interested in the intersection of SF and seventies music, Strange Stars by Jason Heller is a pretty encylopedic story and catalogue of that!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Guido from Cologne:

Hello Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Passaic River Blues:

This is a SBB classic!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Vanessa Tara:

this is delightful
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:19pm TheoC:

Love your Japanese catalogue! So awesome!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Vanessa Tara:

especially that opening
Avatar 3:20pm Bergey:

This Jam sounds like its getting sweet revenge
Avatar 3:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bookmarked Handy !
Vanessa you got the right Tar for this one !
Avatar 3:21pm djsheilab:

Hey JohnEBGood + Guido from Cologne! Passaic River Blues—Indeed it is! I didn't even have to file it away.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Ryansterlingvirtue:

slowdive!
Avatar 3:21pm northguineahills:

Slowdive!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Ryansterlingvirtue:

what a treat
Avatar 3:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...none other than NickDrake's sister with purple hair....
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:21pm rita popova:

ooof lets go...
  3:21pm WM:

If this is a set of female fronted space music, you should definitely include something by June Tyson, the main vocalist in Sun Ra’s Arkestra. May I recommend “Enlightenment” or “Walking on the Moon”?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Yes:

hey yall. how are we?
Avatar 3:22pm djsheilab:

WM—Hey! Don't get ahead of me :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Passaic River Blues:

Allowances are made for the eminently worthy occasional man, Neil Halstead (and eternal love for Rachel)!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Handy Haversack:

You don't get a lot of recording artists straight-up declaring themselves to be aliens anymore. Must be all the space junk we've littered Earth's orbits with ...
  3:25pm Cooh John:

Maybe "Space Oddity" by The Space Lady, WM.
  3:25pm WM:

You're always two steps ahead of me, Shelia...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Phillippe:

Sounds nice when the sun cooperates, Handy. I had hoped to get out on the water a little bit but too windy. Did our first prisoner exchange today -- returned a bullying bluegill to the cove for a smaller version and a little perch.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Handy Haversack:

Oh, shoot! I think I have even recommended this before, but Sheila, I think you would LOVE this book: SPACE OPERA, by Cathereynne M. Valente. It's basically about humanity's needing to prove itself to be a civilized species and thus allowed to survive by competing in a Eurovision-style song contest with all the other species of the galaxy. A love letter to David Bowie, Eurovision, song, and the possibility that we're not the worst. Can't recommend it enough!

(Not to be confused with Space Opera by Jack Vance, which is about an opera. In space. I mean, it has its charms, but still.)
  3:29pm Another Patrick from Hoboken:

Good afternoon SheilaB!
  3:31pm Jett:

We're in "Plan 9 From Outer Space."
  3:33pm Dayffid:

Hi Sheila boomers!
  3:34pm Jett:

Space X was launched today! They're off to the Space Station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm peeveen:

I am delighted to say that after two days in the wilderness, WFMU is now working once again on Google smart speakers here in the UK, just in time for SBB. I won't lie, it was pretty rough.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:34pm rita popova:

SOLARIS!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Ryansterlingvirtue:

great flick.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:35pm B R M:

Tarkovsky is the GOAT... new restoration of his masterpiece THE MIRROR out now in virtual cinema... please read his book SCULPTING IN TIME, one of the greatest books about cinema... just love his films so much.
  3:36pm ZeeBee:

On stilts in the tomatoe green house! So happy to listen to sbb as I start a new job! Wishing all peace!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:36pm rita popova:

omg @BRM thank u I didnt know the new restoration was streaming
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm Passaic River Blues:

@peeveen: that sounds like true perdition. Props for your endurance!
  3:37pm Dayffid:

Missed the beginning but I can’t wait to hear this. Love space, Solaris, and female front music!!!
  3:37pm ?:

2001! :)
Avatar 3:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

1950s: Forbidden Planet - great plot & effects - & super early electronic musics !
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:37pm B R M:

@rita popova Yes!
virtual.filmlinc.org...
  3:37pm Curious Tom:

Ooh, you have to try Silent Running. Fab 70's eco sci-fi.
Avatar 3:37pm Jaylefus:

Silent Running was good. Bruce Dern is in deep space with the last two trees and gets an order from earth to destroy them.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:37pm rita popova:

I hope Tinashe makes an appearance today on the show.........
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:37pm listener james from westwood:

Sheila: You have exciting viewing in store! Can definitely endorse the equal shares of wonder and '70s paranoia of Close Encounters, along with the rising tension and overall sweep of 2001 if you haven't seen.
  3:37pm ?:

I LOVED the book Solaris, haven't seen the movie. Aren't there two versions?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 3:38pm Josefer:

2001
  3:38pm mrmikestandsir:

Arrival
So up your alley. Not many more soulful than this awesome film.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Phillippe:

not a movie but a series: Firefly
  3:38pm Chloe:

Shiela! You will love Arrival, alien visitation, language, philosophy, romantic drama
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:39pm B R M:

@rita popova We're showing it at my work as well... for $2 cheaper and we have a Apple TV and Roku app if you want to check it out with us (and support a NJ arts org!)
montclairfilm.org...
  3:39pm ?:

CONTACT is cool too
  3:39pm Dayffid:

Not a huge anime fan but I remember seeing one called ‘Memories’ that was really good and had a very Solaris sort of feel to it. I think it was three short film in one
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 3:40pm Josefer:

moon
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:40pm rita popova:

@BRM thank uuuuu!!!! will be a patron..........
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Victor Eremita:

I have attempted to watch Solaris many times. Haven't been able to stay awake through the whole thing, but I keep trying. Guess I should wake up one day and start early.
  3:40pm Lord Blatherard Osmo:

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (NICOLAS ROEG, 1976)
STARMAN (JOHN CARPENTER, 1984)
  3:41pm Christoph:

read the book!
  3:41pm Jett:

I've never seen any "Star Wars" films and have no interest. I do love the Star Trek television shows. There are a lot of great space films from the fifties and sixties. I love "Cat Women Of The Moon" a bit campy, but fun, also "Queen Of Outer Space," also campy but fun. Stanley Kubrick did a great space film! There are many great ones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm bigkafka:

Isn't there a Wong Kar Wai sc-fi film??
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Vanessa Tara:

that 70s synth sounds a bit like the old PBS station ID
  3:41pm Christoph:

by Stanislaw Lem
  3:41pm mrmikestandsir:

Yes to Contact.
Big yes to Forbidden Planet!
Avatar 3:42pm Will in Norman:

IDK if it quite fits into the definition of 'soulful', but 'the fantastic planet' might be up your alley. It's a french-czech animated film from the 70s. There's an english dub, but it was produced by trash cinema master Roger Corman, so it's kinda cheesy, you may get more out of the original french version if you can find it
  3:42pm Dayffid:

Bigkafka - would like to see that is there is
  3:42pm michael z:

Houston is on a tornado watch, so your moody space show would have worked well today. This Dalida track is perfect for our weather since it’s about impending doom.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:42pm B R M:

@bigkafka yes sorta .. 2046
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:42pm Handy Haversack:

Rev Rab, totally. And I have read takes on it that it allegorizes the experiences of displaced Jewish European artists and intellectuals who had to flee to the states -- and Hollywood! -- before, during, and after the Holocaust.

I'm more books than movies with SF, I have to say. I don't think most SF movies really do much with what I love about SF: testing and probing the boundaries of what we think human beings are and can be.

Arrival is an excellent case study of that. The novella is brilliant. But I avoided it for a long time because I had seen the movie.

Claire Denis's High Life from a year or two back was excellent, though it's rough going sometimes.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Robinson Crusoe on Mars - www.rottentomatoes.com...
Avatar 3:43pm djsheilab:

Thank you for all these suggestions! I haven't seen Arrival nor Contact, nor most of what you've all recommended. And I know you all have excellent taste!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm bigkafka:

right! it's a sort of super trippy to the much more straightforward in the mood for love, right?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 3:43pm Josefer:

The Cat From Outer Space
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:43pm bukowski.:

excellent choice with Tarkovsky!

I also second Contact (1997) and would like to add

"On the Silver Globe" (Polish: Na srebrnym globie) (1988) it's so beautifully shot, dreamy landscapes, haunting visuals
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 3:43pm Joe McG:

Sheila, I've never even seen "E.T.," so I may be just as far behind the curve. "Sleeper" is my idea of a sci-fi movie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm alan the painter:

Sterolab pleese, yes you R cosmic boom
  3:44pm Dayffid:

Sunshine was ok too
  3:44pm michael z:

Sorry. Captain Sky has reformed and opted not to destroy millions of kids and is leaving it to the men on earth to fight each other. What an epic.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:44pm B R M:

@bigkafka - right, sort of a sequel/ romance
Avatar 3:44pm wizard frog:

Oh yea I was gonna say Arrival - Look forward to seeing The Mirror soon!
Avatar 3:44pm Toutevoix:

quelle nostalgie Dalida rayonne encore sur Montmartre ..et au-delà!
venir au monde en 1976: l'enfance? Mais c'est ici, nous n'en sommes jamais sortis....!
  3:44pm Mandy:

space films: Arrival, Moon, Interstellar 5555 (The Daft Punk Anime), and if we can squeeze in a little time travel as "space" La Jetté
Avatar 3:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Handy ForbbidenPlanet derives from TheTempest - & all the Pulp magazines of previous decades on one hand - & was an obvious template for StarTrek to come in the other direction.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm iiibeat:

There is space in your face . . Stars in your eyes . .
Like . . Whenever you look at either or . .
Avatar 3:45pm Will in Norman:

as for books, I'd recommend Ursula K. Leguin's Hain books (especially 'the dispossessed' & 'the left hand of darkness'), octavia butler, & nnedi okorafor
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:45pm B R M:

@bukowski- ON THE SILVER GLOBE is amazing and also, sweet tie in to this show as it inspired Jane Weaver's concept album THE SILVER GLOBE!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:45pm bukowski.:

La jette!! @ mandy!
Avatar 3:45pm djsheilab:

Joe McG—Sleeper is my favorite movie of all time!
  3:45pm WM:

Check out the saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, who was commissioned to compose Most Distant Galaxy and other compositions for NASA.
  3:45pm ratxchicks:

Enemy Mine !!!!!
Avatar 3:46pm Toutevoix:

ça en jette......La jetée!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm bigkafka:

@will Le Guin is absolutely a soulful writer of science fiction, and Butler is so brilliant. N.K. Jemisin could be added to the list maybe?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 3:46pm Monica:

Hey there, Sheila. Another female space explorer of note little street doggy Laika. in 1957, Russia launched into her into space to orbit earth orbit. It's actually a very sad story as it was one way trip. RIP little Laika.
Avatar 3:47pm djsheilab:

michael z—There's a wild German version too!
  3:47pm Andrea Egert:

Space is truly the place now that you're mistress-fully commandeering the afternoon through it, Mlle. B.!!! And perhaps one of television's first interracial hetero kisses took place in it as well, in 1968 on Star Trek! Check it out here if you haven't already seen it - xoxo: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x775c8t
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm ヱkョ:

It didn’t start out soulful but the TV series *Fringe* became soulful as it went along. At the start it seems like it’s just an X-Files knockoff, but it’s not. Much better than XF IMHO. It’s on IMDB TV (free w/ads). Now the producer of Fringe has a new show, Debris, on NBC and Peacock. It’s definitely going for soulful and emotional but I’d say only partly working so far.
Avatar 3:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

For writing - 'Martian Chronicles' by Bradbury.
  3:48pm Lord Blatherard Osmo:

WOMAN IN THE MOON (FRAU IM MOND), directed by Fritz Lang, invented the Rocket Countdown (10, 9, 8...) in 1929!
Avatar 3:48pm djsheilab:

I knew I'd come to right place for suggestions!
  3:48pm Dayffid:

Also I love the original Alien. Though it by be low on the soulful vibe there is something unique about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm peeveen:

@ratxchicks: I had forgotten all about Enemy Mine! Haven't seen it in 20+ years. I'm gonna make a point of watching it again, hope it's as good as I remember.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"My Favorite Martian" vs. "Lost In Space"?
  3:49pm Jett:

I recommend "The Day The Earth Stood Still" and "It Came From Outer Space" both are really good films.
  3:49pm WM:

Woman in the Moon (1929) the original science fiction film by Fritz Lang. I think you can find it on YouTube. You beat me to it LBO!
Avatar 3:49pm Toutevoix:

yes incredible Fritz Lang...
L'âge de Cristal 1976 again
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Handy Haversack:

Double feature with Ice Pirates, ratxchicks! And heck, The Last Starfighter!

Great Untold Gold this morning, Monica!
Avatar 3:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I just like this podcast of this guy reviewing SciFi Books ! :
www.sfbrp.com
  3:51pm Dayffid:

Also I can’t think of the name but I watched a movie on a plane once with Natalie Portman which was about her struggle as a female astronaut in a male dominated environment. It was pretty good. Maybe not a fantastic film but very interesting and quite good.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 3:51pm Joe McG:

I did like a Sam Rockwell movie called "Moon" from about 10 years ago.
  3:51pm m:

maybe earliest:
George Méliès “A Trip To The Moon”(1902)
Avatar 3:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Jett - 'Day the Earth Stood Still' is the austere counterpart to 'ForbiddenPlanet''s all-out effects. It's essential but it's a saucer come to earth rather than out in space so I didn't say so! But oh yes - as good as it gets.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Handy Haversack:

Rev Rab, probably 80 percent of the books I've read in the past few years I first saw reviewed here: strangehorizons.com . Feminist, antiracist, and queer as a starting point for reviewing SF books is a solid position.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Vanessa Tara:

Chersea (electronic musician from Vancouver) would fit in well here
  3:53pm Jett:

@DjSheilaB So I guess "Sleeper" is also your favorite Woody film. I love most of Woody's films. The guy is quite amazing. Gotta set aside all the negativity about him, just love his films!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:53pm bukowski.:

@BRM cool! did not know that. album name checks out.
Avatar 3:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Righteous Handy !
  3:54pm Lord Blatherard Osmo:

Joe McG: MOON was directed and co-written by Duncan Jones, AKA David Bowie's son -- it's excellent
  S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:54pm Geoffrey in Ottawa:

I am selfishly glad you're here and didn't take the week off, Sheila. Hope you're well.
  3:54pm Cooh John:

La Jetté and 2001
  3:55pm Nelo:

Sheila B: Wanted to let you know, I loved the show last week and listened to the archive all week 💜💙
Avatar 3:55pm sispus:

my favs: Blake's 7, Barbarella
Avatar 3:55pm djsheilab:

Hey Monica! I shall have to investigate Laika. Poor thing...being sent to space.
Avatar 3:55pm djsheilab:

Thanks Nelo!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:56pm TheoC:

Such a beautiful version!
Avatar 3:56pm Jaylefus:

I enjoyed the fluid sexuality of Torchwood, the Doctor Who spin-off.
  3:56pm Docrock:

Hello and good afternoon DJ Shiela B
and everyone listening to this broadcast.
Arriving a little late today, and very glad
to be here with all of you.
  3:57pm WM:

Before someone beats me to it, I’ll recommend Forbidden Planet (1956), a retelling of Shakespeare’s the Tempest in outer space.
  3:58pm ratxchicks:

Total Recall! See you on Mahhhhs!
Avatar 3:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Laika wigkey :
en.wikipedia.org...
Launched on 3rdNov. my B-Day - obviously a cosmic day.
Avatar 3:58pm Jay S:

Hi from San Franciski where to our surprise the sun is out! Thanks for the great music.
  3:58pm Dayffid:

Lucy in the Sky - about astronaut Lisa Nowak. Interesting.
  3:58pm WM:

Somebody did beat me to it and I didn't notice.
  3:59pm Dayffid:

Also the documentary Apollo 11
Avatar 3:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

WM - roger that ! Appreciate the mission backup...
Avatar 3:59pm Faye:

love this song
  4:00pm Dave In Leicester:

Haven’t heard Voodoo Queens in years they were great
Avatar 4:00pm -o-l-i-v-i-e-r-:

Just joining now. Voodoo Queens, perfect. Hello djsheilab and listeners.
Avatar 4:00pm djsheilab:

Thanks Dayffid, WM, RRNov 63, ratxchicks, Jaylefus + all of you chiming in with tips!!
Avatar 4:01pm Toutevoix:

First cat in space, then coming back alive, she was Felicette ( french Astrocat ) and the world almost forgot her, stilll... she left her mark on our way to space
meeeeooooowwwww from the sixties
Avatar 4:01pm UncleMarty:

re SF - Dusty masterpieces
- James Tiptree stories
- 2001 (Film & print)
- Clockwork Orange (Film & print)
Avatar 4:01pm djsheilab:

Faye—Yes! Voodoo Queens were so underrated.
Avatar 4:01pm John L:

Some science fiction and one that crosses into the occult: Aniara, The Endless, Advantageous, Quatermass And The Pit (dodgy effects but an smart script and good performances), Coherence, Under The Skin. I've avoided over-the top violent films, though I do enjoy a good head explosion I usually avoid recommending more of the exploitation type films to someone I don't really know.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Boney M! Zoot!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:02pm Vanessa Tara:

"i'll be your freakazoid, come on and wind me up"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm xtrakrispy:

My volume is up so high from the last few cuts that I think my neighbors will thing may apartment is going to blast off with that count down!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm Passaic River Blues:

This is the jam!
Avatar 4:02pm Jaylefus:

Quatermass and the Pit is great!
Avatar 4:02pm djsheilab:

John L.—I'm with you on the over-the-top violence. I watched Clockwork Orange and wish I didn't. Even though it was brilliant.
  4:02pm dano59:

Read Stranger in a Strange Land.
See (for strong women) The Fifth Element and the Alien franchise; the series Firefly ... and Forbidden Planet.
  4:03pm Docrock:

I have vivid memories of listening to David Bowie
Space oddity on WABC FM Summer’69.
With a phony DJ that they called
Brother John Love!! Really.
Avatar 4:04pm UncleMarty:

Did someone mention Man who fell to Earth? B+
  4:04pm Neil in Somerset:

Boney M totally stealing Cosy Powell's Dance with the Devil
Avatar 4:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Quatermas !! <3
Known in the USA as Five Million Miles to Earth.
Almost Lovecraftian. A bit Dr.Who-like...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:04pm artbrau:

Klaatu Barado Nikto, kids, and happy friday. Speaking of which, The Carpenters cover of Klaatu's "Calling Occupants of interstellar craft" would fit in here nicely. Looks like Sheila already has enough material for second show.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:04pm listener james from westwood:

@Sheila: I hear you on Clockwork: I can take the soundtrack but never need to see it again.
  4:05pm michael z:

I have been reading Adele Bertei’s brilliant new book about Labelle. Any chance we will hear Space Children on your show?
Avatar 4:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Kubrick impacts.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:05pm Vanessa Tara:

some 60s moog would go nicely
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm loveless:

Blade Runner is in my top ten list of my favorite movies.
  4:06pm Cooh John:

I enjoyed the book A Clockwork Orange better than the movie. Any Le Jetteé fans know which shot is not a still image?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:07pm fm Mike:

Solaris (the one with George Clooney) was a freaky movie, I must say.
  4:07pm lazy rider:

Sunshine!
  4:07pm devlawn:

Moon (2009) is good.
Avatar 4:08pm UncleMarty:

Yea, UltraV was hard for 13 yo me and my Dad ...
but Anthony Burgess anticipated so many aspects of 2020/21 USA society ;;;
  4:08pm DThomas:

Forbidden Planet.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Handy Haversack:

Sleeper is great SF! And society is worse for not having as many Albert Shanker references these days!
  4:08pm bo:

the new ridley scott hbo series raised by wolves is super good! gets super weird...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:08pm listener james from westwood:

I'm surprised Sleeper hasn't been remade. IIRC it draws from public-domain material.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm ヱkョ:

Some of these suggestions are great, but some are good films that aren’t soulful at all. (And then there’s Barbarella. Why? Ugh. One of the dumbest, most soulless movies EVER. They could’ve at least let her kick some ass, but nope! Nothing.)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:08pm chris in the redwoods:

whole-heartedly agree with Will @ 3:45 - Le Guin's "Left Hand of Darkness" is a SF masterpiece on gender issues.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:08pm winston legthigh:

sheila take me away!!
  4:09pm SV:

John Carpenter's 1st film Dark Star (HIPPIES IN SPACE)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm iiibeat:

Ur, Earth, Uranus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm bigkafka:

Did anyone mention John Sayles' "Brother from another Planet" yet??
  4:09pm rf:

Y'all check out Spacewalker, beloved Afroterrestrial maiden from Sacramento, CA: https://interstellarbeats.bandcamp.com/track/telepathy
Avatar 4:10pm UncleMarty:

Bad SF ? Zardoz
Avatar 4:11pm UncleMarty:

BigK - Repoman .... LoL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm iiibeat:

Ear in EARth like ear or like Ur?
Gear or grrrrr?
Avatar 4:11pm John L:

My father had a habit of taking me to see inappropriate films when I was a kid. He took me to see Clockwork Orange when I was 12-ish. Whatever was playing we'd go see-Midnight Cowboy, Nashville, Night Of The Living Dead. Really expanded my film hoizons at an early age. Revolution Rabbit Nov 63: Five Million Years has been reissued, in the US, under its British title. One of the films I recommended above, The Endless, is very Lovecraftian. It's one of several low-budget films made by a couple of guys named Aaron Morehead and Justin Benson. Spring, Resolution and The Endless, all recommended. They have a new, bigger budget, film called Synchronic that misses the mark. Bigger budgets are often the downfall of indie directors.
  4:12pm TVP:

There's Space Mutiny: arguably one of the best episodes of MST3K.
  4:13pm Jett:

@DjSheilaB I love "A Clockwork Orange" as a matter of fact, I love all of Kubrick's films, the man was a genius! I recommend you watch every one of his movies. Ranks high among my favorite directors.
Avatar 4:13pm wizard frog:

oh this song is great - "negra estrella" it sounds like a cover or similar to something else - a joan baez song?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:14pm TheoC:

This is beautiful as well! Has anyone mentioned 'Run Silent Run Deep' staring Bruce Dern?
  4:14pm Jett:

Do you have "Magic Star" by Margie Singleton ?
Avatar 4:14pm djsheilab:

Jett—I've seen most of 'em and agree. But "Clockwork..." was just too extreme for me.
  4:14pm Rick Hokendauqua:

Sheila, you might check out The Expanse on Prime. IMHO, it is the best sci-fi series ever and I’ve seen them all. There are five seasons so far and it is still in production. I have been binging it for the past three weeks and have one episode left. The characters are well developed, the story lines are intelligent, and the science impeccably researched.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Vanessa Tara:

i think this has an ondioline on it
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:15pm TheoC:

Even Kubrick regretted making that film
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Vanessa Tara:

early electronic instrument
  4:15pm Rick Hokendauqua:

Also I agree with devlawn that Moon is great. Sam Rockwell rocks!
Avatar 4:15pm UncleMarty:

Been reading collected shorts given J. Tiptree Award nominations.
Her work pushed gender issues well beyond LeGuin ...
  4:15pm Jett:

@DjSheilaB Extreme! I agree. Caligula was even more extreme!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:16pm artbrau:

Ha! Great minds, and all that...
  4:16pm cubiist:

@DJSheilaB This is my favorite show on WFMU. Thank you so much for playing the best tunes. I love that you seek out awesome lady artists from around the globe. You're the best.
Avatar 4:17pm djsheilab:

Hey artbrau! I just saw your earlier comment. Perfect!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Jason from Houston:

*+:꒰◍• ᴗ •◍꒱:+*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm ヱkョ:

I agree that The Expanse is great, but it takes a while to get going. The first episode is not good IMHO. It really gels in the second season and becomes extraordinary.
Avatar 4:18pm djsheilab:

Thanks cubiist!
  4:18pm chalmers:

The Carpenters did a whole insane special where they met up with aliens. Guest stars were Suzanne Somers, Charlie Callas and John Davidson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JOZXXZ5qPc
  4:18pm Xangoir:

I am losing it - believe this is a real message hidden inside a free form
  4:18pm Jett:

@cubist Obviously you are a person of extraordinary taste and class.
Avatar 4:19pm Jaylefus:

Calling Occupants! In 1953 Albert Bender attempted to contact extraterrestrials based on a ritual that Klaatu later incorporated into this song. According to his book, Flying Saucers and the Three Men, Bender was too successful and three mysterious figures materialized to tell him to knock it off. Tracked down the book and the ritual, but have yet to try it myself.
  4:19pm Joey Joe Joe:

I will check out the Expanse. Thanks
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I like the adventures of the adorable Yips, who come to Earth and are fascinated by everyday objects, such as a radio ... ray-di-oh!
  4:20pm Marshland:

Which reminds me, Klaatu, The Day the Earth Stood Still (original) is great.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:20pm Joe McG:

@Ken: (smiling in the background)
  4:20pm P-90:

The Big Five of 1950’s Science Fiction films (all essential, important, and extremely influential, in no particular order)
.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
War of the Worlds
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Forbidden Planet
The Thing from Another World
.
Want to stretch it to seven?
The Fly
Them!
  4:21pm BH:

still waiting for the Answer song to "Calling Occupants" from an Alien band
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:21pm diciassette:

yip yip yip yip
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Handy Haversack:

Again: Space Opera!

Now, let's see how a drink and some sunshine go with this show ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm peeveen:

I have a soft spot for the 1961 British sci-fi-ish film "The Day The Earth Caught Fire".
Avatar 4:22pm Jaylefus:

Them! is great. Really creepy start before the ants are seen. Its opening and closing scenes feel more like a Communist invasion paranoia story. I wonder if the ants were red.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Handy Haversack:

UncleMarty: yes, Tiptree is excellent stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Sigurður:

Yeah, the Expanse has been recommended allot lately. Will definitely check it out. Enjoy the Friday night folks.
  4:24pm dano59:

Brother from Another Planet is wonderful. The best sci-fi flicks are human stories. I also love Carpenter’s The Thing, but that’s me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm RevWaldo:

Fantastic Planet
Primer

gimmies: Metropolis, Akira, Ghost In The Shell, Fifth Element
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Michael 98145:

BB in Space !
  4:25pm Jett:

Dinah Washington - Destination Moon
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Vanessa Tara:

How about the 80s B-Movie called "The Stuff"
  4:25pm cubiist:

@Jett It's not easy being this sophisticated, but I'd imagine you'd know what that feels like. ;)
Avatar 4:25pm djsheilab:

The Avengers British series is also fabulous. Quite sci-fi in parts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Passaic River Blues:

Bardot was a space gangster. I just adore this song.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:26pm chris in the redwoods:

thanks for the reccos, UM and Handy. will pick up some Tiptree
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm ヱkョ:

WOW I don’t recall Sigurdur making a coherent, non-drunken comment before this in YEARS!!! LOL 😂 j/k we love ya Siggi
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Handy Haversack:

dano59, are there people who don't like The Thing? Do they ALSO hate J&B (the true hero of the movie)?!
Avatar 4:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

RevWaldo - love crazy intense Akira. Not Space - but visually & theme-wise satisfying.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Gurldoggie:

I KNEW Bardot was from a different planet. It all makes sense now.
  S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Walt:

The Lathe of Heaven - Ordinary guy George Orr discovers his dreams can change reality. TV movie faithfully based on a novel by Le Guin. The original used "With a Little Help from My Friends" by the Beatles, which led PBS to reportedly destroy the film negative because of copyright concerns. The version on Youtube and DVD uses a remake of the song, which is fine, but the video quality isn't so great (it is the original 2" tape master), but the film is. Watch it.

Ikarie XB-1 - Really fascinating B&W outer space epic from Chechoslovakia from 1963. I like to think that Kubrick watched this one and "Quatermass and the Pit" before cooking up "2001." Subtitles are OK, right?

Creation of the Humanoids - Tensions rise as androids are more closely incorporated into human society because of declining birth rates. VERY slow and EXTREMELY talky, BUT it has more ideas and plot points than any other five SF movies. Great makeup from Hollywood pro Jack Pierce (created the original Frankenstein makeup) and great cinematography by Oscar-winner Hal Mohr, with rich, saturated color. Did Philip K. Dick see this before writing "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"?
  4:28pm Jett:

@cubiist I could never be as Sophisticated as the wonderful lady that is our hostess, but I try my best!
Avatar 4:28pm djsheilab:

Vanessa Tara—I have been desperately looking for an 80s B-movie that i can't for the life of me remember the name. It played regularly on HBO. I remember it being very orange in color, and people driving around desolate city streets and being at computers. That's ALL I remember. Dying to know what it is! Maybe it's the Stuff?!!
Avatar 4:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& Metropolis from 1927 is kinda unbelievable !
Walt: 'Lathe of Heaven' by LeGuinn blew my mind as a kid on TV.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Vanessa Tara:

sheila: would it have been "soylent green" from 1973; HBO used to play older movies yrs and yrs ago
  4:30pm N'Lo:

Oh this satellite piece is giving me the chills after interplanetary craft! Lovely set Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm ヱkョ:

@Sheila, Night of the Comet maybe?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Michael 98145:

Metropolis should be required viewing
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:31pm Clo:

Love this song.
Avatar 4:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Really it should.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Handy Haversack:

Walt: Thanks for those tips! I never realized there was a movie of Lathe.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Michael 98145:

i didn't either
Avatar 4:31pm Jaylefus:

NINA HAGEN, HOORAY!!!!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Vanessa Tara:

"The Stuff" involved an alien substance that tasted like frozen yogurt and took over its hosts' bodies; made in 1985
Avatar 4:31pm Heidee:

Nina Hagen! I am awake again! Hi!
Avatar 4:32pm UncleMarty:

Sheila B. has such innnnteresting friends ... (B Bunny)
  S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Walt:

Oh, and "Creation of the Humanoids" was reportedly Andy Warhol's favorite movie. He had good taste, after all.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Michael 98145:

Heh. "African Reggae" was going thru my head today ...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:32pm fm Mike:

Wait - are we not gonna mention "Rapture" by Blondie? "...Man from mars. You go out at night eating cars!"
Avatar 4:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers - by the inestimable Ray Harryhausen - since we're on the subject.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Passaic River Blues:

This is pretty amazing. The processing of the vocals and Nina channeling Klaus Nomi really make it a gem.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:33pm fm Mike:

WAIT NINA HAGEN! I HAVE ONE HER ALBUMS!!! I GOT IT FROM 7 SECOND DELAY WITH KEN AND ANDY! LIKE YYYEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!
Avatar 4:33pm Will in Norman:

I have the german version of this album ('angstlos'). Unfortunately it doesn't have this song, so I hadn't heard it before now
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Michael 98145:

love it
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:34pm Laurie H:

HOLY SPIRIt! I love Nina Hagen xoxo
  4:34pm Peter:

not what I would call 'good' but there's an 80s French space cartoon 'Ulysse 31' which is kind of fun in a strange way, and the theme song is pretty hilarious
Avatar 4:34pm UncleMarty:

Speaking of Kubrick -Dr. Strangelove....
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:34pm Laurie H:

She was way ahead of her time in terms of new age mystical shit.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:36pm วคŞ໐ຖ fr໐๓ Şpค¢ē:

I have not done a deep dive but Tiptree is great, I liked Joanna Russ The Female Man and Katherine V. Forrest Daughters of a Coral Dawn.
  4:37pm Jett:

@DjSheilaB Yes I loved The Avengers. There's a tv show that combined a Western and Sci-Fi called "The Wild Wild West."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm peeveen:

@Peter: We got that in the UK. I loved that show. I watched every week, and then missed the final episode where they finally got back home. No on-demand streaming in the 1980s!
Avatar 4:37pm Heidee:

Jason, your font is a winner!
Avatar 4:38pm northguineahills:

ok, back!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:38pm TheoC:

djsheilab, I'm sorry, the sifi film is 'Silent Running' with Bruce Dern not Run Silent Run Deep... en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 4:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Here's a BBC exposition of Louis and Bebe Barron's groundbreaking electronic music for 'Forbidden Planet' in 1956 :
www.bbc.co.uk...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:38pm DjLorraine:

Maybe Interstellar?
Did i mention i had homemade Sabzi....😋
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Michael 98145:

good suggestion, @TheoC
Avatar 4:39pm djsheilab:

DjLorraine—Homemade sabzi! YUM.
Avatar 4:39pm UncleMarty:

I mention Tiptree Awards as there is current GLBT SF genre .. N.K. Jemisin among the best ...
  4:40pm ratxchicks:

Oojoo is galaxy in Korean !
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Michael 98145:

( what a beautiful face ... )
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:40pm Justin B.:

Doris Lessing doing a later literary career turn towards sci-fi was terrific in the Canopus in Argos novels
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Vanessa Tara:

"The Prisoner" (TV series 1967-8)
Avatar 4:40pm djsheilab:

Laurie H! SO far out + bonkers in the best way.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:40pm TheoC:

Thanks Michael 98145! Think I saw that after 2001 but before Star Wars, Hahaha!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:41pm fm Mike:

Daaaaang..... This could be on the Pop Station! And I mean that as a compliment!!!
Avatar 4:41pm UncleMarty:

Handmaid's Tale - Atwood .... need I say more ...
  4:41pm WM:

Somebody already mentioned Ursula La Guin, but I think they overlooked her novel The Lathe of Heaven which was made into a film.

And come to think of it Kurt Vonergert’s Slaughter House 5 was made into a film (better than the novel in my opinion) by George Roy Hill.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Vanessa Tara:

"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (TV series 1965-69)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Vanessa Tara:

"The Invaders" (TV series 1967-8)
Avatar 4:42pm djsheilab:

fm Mike—On her way to Sade-style success hopefully!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Vanessa Tara:

"Journey to the Unknown" (TV series 1968-9)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:43pm winston legthigh:

thanks for spinning spacey tunes djsheilab, hava great weekend everybody!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:43pm วคŞ໐ຖ fr໐๓ Şpค¢ē:

Fancy Letters type and paste, Heidee! Most are readable. LOL
Avatar 4:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Logan's Run is not Space - but it was our big SciFi buzz in the theaters in the 1970s before Star Wars changed the game entirely. Kind of the last of the actual 'idea' films before blockbuster fantasies in that small respect - though it is an Adventure film too.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Handy Haversack:

Ike and I disagree on the quality of the sequel, but Gideon the Ninth (Tamsyn Muir) is an excellent novel about lesbian necromancers in SPAAAAAAAACE!

I mean, what is not to absolutely love?

Beneath the Rising (Premee Mohamed) is a great novel of sort of decolonizing a Lovecraftian horror/SF story. Really fun and honest.

The Breath of the Sun by Rachel/Isaac (my copy says Rachel) Fellman is a heartbreaking SF book about mountains.

Ann Leckie's Justice trilogy is the best kind of space opera.

Everyone on the Moon Is Essential Personnel by Julian K. Jarboe is a book of super-sharp working-class-conscious short stories.

The Breach, by M. T. Hill is maybe the best first contact novel I've ever read.

They Will Drown in Their Mothers' Tears is time-travel SF set against the backdrop of Eurocentrist horror. A hard book but excellent.

This Is How You Lose the Time War is a time-travel, antiwar love story that has some of the most lovely writing I have seen in a loooooong time.

You know, if there's a list being compiled.
Avatar 4:44pm sispus:

sheina, I missed what exactly you said but I thought for a moment I have heard that it is about turkish language. Did you ask for a word in turkish?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm bigkafka:

this is beautiful! (moonlit sky / colleen)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Handy Haversack:

Raising my Bijou your way, winston!

UncleMarty, I started The Cities We Become yesterday!
Avatar 4:46pm Will in Norman:

If you like anime I'd also recommend 'Neon Genesis: Evangelion', 'Serial Experiments: Lain', & 'Cowboy Bebop'
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:46pm วคŞ໐ຖ fr໐๓ Şpค¢ē:

Whoa, Handy!!! These all sound great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Gurldoggie:

This Colleen track is super pretty. Brand new to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm ヱkョ:

@Handy, I love love love that first Tamsyn Muir book and I’m touched that you even mention my opinion in the second one. I just found it deeply confusing but upon further reflection I respect what the author was going for. My poor addled brain just couldn’t keep up with it.
Avatar 4:47pm Jay S:

Wow - clarinet city!
Avatar 4:47pm sispus:

sorry for "sheina" thing, sheila :)
Avatar 4:47pm wizard frog:

I can't get over how there (imo) there hasn't been a better anime since Cowboy Bebop which is around 20 years old though I haven't seen much recent anime - Cowboy Bebop is a must see for anyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm bigkafka:

Definitely soulful, very low budget, and odd: Hal Hartley's "The Girl from Monday".
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:48pm bukowski.:

did someone say Neuromancer by William Gibson? definitely work a read, Sheila! IIRC it's with this novel he coined the term "cyberpunk"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm ヱkョ:

*on the second one
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:48pm bukowski.:

worth a read*
  4:48pm Jocelyn:

Happy Friday Everyone!
Avatar 4:48pm djsheilab:

bigkafka—Hal Hartley definitely knows how to create a MOOD.
Avatar 4:48pm -o-l-i-v-i-e-r-:

Isn't Colleen from France?
  4:49pm Jett:

@VanessaTara I always loved "The Invaders" great tv series. "The Prisoner" was a big favorite. Patrick McGoohan was so amazing. Loved him in "Danger Man" aka "Secret Agent" in the USA. Another great sci-fi show was "The Time Tunnel."
Avatar 4:49pm Heidee:

𝓞𝓗 𝕪EΔʰ, ᒎ𝐀丂ⓞŇ, T𝔥ᵃ𝐭'𝔰 g𝐑Ẹα𝐓!
Avatar 4:50pm djsheilab:

-o-l-i-v-i-e-r-:—You're right. She's based in Barcelona now.
  4:50pm ledzeppelinsucks:

If Tesla and Amazon make deals with space aliens that would obliterate governments and religion. That's why USA is releasing UFO videos and telling people they are real and to have an alleged grip on that diplomacy. Visit a Martian resort through Amazon Prime or go to Yellowstone?
  4:50pm pgalub:

Another inspiring show in progress Sheila! This songs sounds especially... familiar. ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Gurldoggie:

I found 'Arrival' from 2016 to be among the best 'first contact' type movies I've ever seen. I think about that story often, it really stays with you.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Vanessa Tara:

@jett: a lot of irwin allen productions, "land of the giants", "lost in space"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm van chinski:

I'd recommend anything Quatermass-related, he's a rocket scientist character created by Nigel Kneale for several early British tv series (the first is 4/6 lost, the second two from the 50's are on Youtube iirc) and then three Hammer movies were made based on them - The Quatermass Xperiment (The Creeping Unknown in the US), Quatermass 2 (Enemy From Space) and Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth) which is the best - an alien object unearthed in a London subway begin driving the city mad for really wild reasons. Quatermass has had more recent remakes and radio serials etc. They're concept-heavy SF esp for the time, Nigel Kneale also wrote The Stone Tapes British Tv-movie which melds SF and the supernatural in a fascinating way that has been influential on both genres. End of plug! en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Handy Haversack:

Ike, that was the first book that got me to break my "no series!" rule in a long time. The energy of the first (and the perspective of that character) is so powerful and charming that it was a shock to shift in the second, but I did really like it. Looking forward to the conclusion in a way I haven't in quite a while.

Oh, the previously mentioned Cathereynne M. Valente has another excellent book (that I've read; she has a lot of books!) called Radiance: space whale oppression, movie crews, and hallucinatory vaudeville.

Oh, crap, and Claire Vaye Watkins, Gold Fame Citrus! It's "cli-fi," but it's just unbelievably well done.

All China Miéville books. All of them.
Avatar 4:52pm djsheilab:

Hey pgalub! Brings back sweet memories :)
Avatar 4:52pm Heidee:

Ⓘ ⓐⓜ ⓛⓞⓥⓘⓝⓖ ⓣⓗⓘⓢ❕
Avatar 4:53pm Will in Norman:

@wizard frog
Full metal alchemist, Michiko & hatchin, & samurai champloo, and fooly-cooly are some good animes from the past 20 years
Avatar 4:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Here's 150 from Rotten Tomatoes if that's not cheating :
editorial.rottentomatoes.com...
- it might prompt a memory in someone.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Vanessa Tara:

@jett: and then there are those early "twilight zone" episodes like 'to serve man'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Gurldoggie:

@wizard frog I don't know if it counts as anime, but I freakin' loved "midnight gospel' on Netflix. Definitely an outer space/inner space journey.
  4:55pm Jett:

That was a pretty one from Diane Renay @DjSheilaB ty
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm bigkafka:

They Live by John Carpenter is anti-capitalist action-packed sci-fi silliness.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Michael 98145:

Yes, "Arrival" was a pretty amazing film...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:55pm วคŞ໐ຖ fr໐๓ Şpค¢ē:

Yesssss, Heidee!!!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:55pm Justin B.:

Will Lucia Pamela be taking us into outer space this afternoon?
  4:55pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Alien technology delivering for Amazon Prime would bolster the stock price.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Vanessa Tara:

connie francis makes me want to cry
Avatar 4:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...my head's been in Kaiju / Giant Monsters for so long now - this is a challenging exercise...
  4:57pm Jett:

@VanessaTara Even the pilot "Twilight Zone episode "Where Is Everybody." How about the original "The Outer Limits" tv series, I was a big fan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm bigkafka:

@SheilaB I love Hal Hartley, and feel due for a rewatch of all his stuff. That one about the 2nd coming of Christ??
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:57pm fm Mike:

I don't know about the lyrics of the song, they're not actually sci-fi-ey, buuut, I would recommend Sevdaliza's Rhode. The music video is very sci-fi-ey, to be sure. www.youtube.com...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Handy Haversack:

Tarkovsky fans and all: Stalker. And the book it's based on, Roadside Picnic, by the always excellent Soviet Strugatsky brothers.

Yeah, we have been discussing a Hal Hartley retrospective around the Haversackerai, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm van chinski:

I duno how available it is but there's a nifty manga series called Saturn Apartments translated from japan by Viz: "The story is set in a distant future, where the Earth has been evacuated and humanity now inhabits a man-made ring-shaped city orbiting 35 kilometers above the planet's surface. The ring is divided into floors, of which there are three; the first being the living space of everyday workers, the second being dedicated to agriculture, and the third being the dwellings of the upper class. The plot follows the life of a young man called Mitsu, whose job as a window cleaner allows him a glimpse into the lives of the ring's inhabitants, as he attempts to learn more about his father's disappearance while working in the same job". It's largely slice of life and explores class and is distinctly Japanese.
Avatar 4:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Vanessa: Connie's amazing here isn't she ! She was huge then - & just kind of disappeared.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 4:58pm fm Mike:

@Revolution Rabbit Nov63, there's a movie trailer that's gonna premier for "Ape Vs Monster" on May 3rd lol
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Michael 98145:

@RRN63, since we have been living a poorly-scripted dystopian drama, this is a challenging exercise
Avatar 4:58pm Heidee:

෴❤️෴ J҉a҉s҉o҉n҉ ෴❤️෴
Avatar 4:58pm John L:

van chinski : I picked up a big hardcover, this past year, called We Are The Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale. I have only skimmed it, but it looks great.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:00pm Justin B.:

First ever Connie Francis -> The Prodigy transition in the history of the cosmos?
Avatar 5:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Michael 98145: WURD
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:00pm วคŞ໐ຖ fr໐๓ Şpค¢ē:

⁺✩*+:꒰◍•ᴗ•◍꒱:+*✩⁺
Avatar 5:00pm wizard frog:

@will in norman - thanks I've seen a couple of those but cowboy bebop is just another level for me hehe

@gurldoggie - ou I still need to check that out - I did see clip from a very sad episode with a recording with their parents
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:01pm fm Mike:

Very Crazy-Froggy!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:01pm วคŞ໐ຖ fr໐๓ Şpค¢ē:

YESSSSSSSSS
Avatar 5:02pm Heidee:

The stuff I have learned from you guys here at WFMU for the past months I have been here is priceless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm van chinski:

John L - Thanks for the tip on that! I love Kneale's stuff. IIRC there's a book coming out about his Beasts TV series.
Avatar 5:02pm John L:

djsheilab, could the film with the yellow tint be Night Of The Comet-1984. The main characters are two Valley girls. And I thought of a woman-in-space song-Space Girl by Shirley Collins.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Vanessa Tara:

WOWZA! a queen sun ra? we're in another dimension!
  5:03pm WM:

June Tyson! Thank you, Shelia!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:03pm JtotheK:

Yas! June Tyson! Hi SheilaB, hi everyone. Enjoying the programme today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Carmichael:

Space jazz!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:06pm Vanessa Tara:

a planetarium on every block!
  5:07pm P-90:

Yes it’s still there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm chresti:

Hi Sheila B and space cases!
  5:07pm Jett:

I know the used to do Laserium and Laserrock at the Planetarium in Manhattan. @DjSheilaB
Avatar 5:07pm Heidee:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm iiibeat:

Plan, plant, planet . . lol
Avatar 5:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

♅Uranus's axis of rotation is on its side - alone of all the planets in our solar system.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Vanessa Tara:

and spacey one-liners
Avatar 5:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hitchhiker's Guide works as both Humo(u)r & SciFi. Fully.
  5:09pm Jett:

The young guys at the school are going to fall in love with the teacher Sheila. @DjSheilaB.
Avatar 5:09pm wizard frog:

you make a great teacher / guest speaker djsheilab! your enthusiasm is really contagious!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:10pm fm Mike:

@RRN63 OH MY GOD YOU REMINDED ME OF THE "MARVIN I LOVE YOU" SONG! www.youtube.com...
  5:10pm N'Lo:

Hayden Planetarium @ Rose Center for Earth and Space, AMNH, very much open! The new projector is mind blowing. AMNH is under construction on the north face currently.
  5:10pm N'Lo:

West face. Long day.
  5:10pm seedfriend:

Love this jam!!!!!!
Avatar 5:11pm djsheilab:

N'Lo—Hurray! Thank you for the good news.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm chresti:

^*space cadets, too.
Avatar 5:12pm Heidee:

Anyone seen Gravity w Sandra Bullock? She's fit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Jessica B:

Piano like this I always associate with space. Beautiful song!
Avatar 5:13pm djsheilab:

Heidee—That was SUCH a brilliant film. I second your recommendation!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:13pm fm Mike:

This is just a lovely little vibe!!!

@Heidee I heard it's very scientificly accurate!
  5:13pm WM:

If you liked Tarkovsky’s Solaris you should also catch Stalker (1979), a quasi-science fiction film.

P.S You should make your NYU Zoom talk available to your loyal listeners.

P.P.S. I assume you are going to play Patti Smith's Distant Fingers before the end of the show.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:14pm chris in the redwoods:

there may not be a lot of money in compilations, but fwiw, those beautiful folks hold a special place in my heart. been introduced to so much goodness through comps...
Avatar 5:14pm solo mon:

Lovely music Sheila b!
  5:14pm Dayffid:

I like this song 🎵❤️
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Hughie Considine:

What a gorgeous jam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm ヱkョ:

I have to agree w/Wiz Frog, for anime TV nothing I’ve seen matches Cowboy Bebop — definitely not any of those other shows mentioned IMHO, though few agree w/me on that.
Avatar 5:16pm wizard frog:

Oh yes Gravity was great - really felt the vastness of space in a way I hadn't experienced in a film before
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm van chinski:

Silent Running is a not-great but worth seeing post-2001/pre-Star Wars eco-SF movie with Bruce Dern and three R2D2-prototypes isolated in a spaceship housing forests, directed by special effects (2001, Close Encounters) Douglas Trumbull.
Avatar 5:17pm djsheilab:

Thanks solo mon! Hey Jessica B, chresti, van chinski, Ike, + Hughie Considine!
Avatar 5:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...don't know if Janelle Monáe got into Space much - but she's sure SciFi in Music...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:18pm WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

Lovin' this show, despite hating science fiction. Go figure!
Avatar 5:19pm djsheilab:

Revolution Rabbit Nov63—She's one of the first artists I thought of for this show but none of the tracks worked in the way that I'd hoped.
Avatar 5:19pm solo mon:

Planet of the Vampires Mario Bava An Italian film from the 1960s beautiful space film and as you watch you will feel a familiar vibe- and realize eventually that it is the same movie as Ridley Scott Aliens!!
Avatar 5:20pm Heidee:

Do you know Equals w Kristen Stewart? Has a nice indie touch.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:21pm WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@djsheilab Are you aware of Madison McFerin's new song "Guilty"? Short but so cool. I wish it was on youtube (it's on evil Insta). Song is also on bandcamp.
Avatar 5:21pm UncleMarty:

Cowboy BeBop is the bomb ... since then Samurai Jack. Frisky Dingo, Venture Bros ....Rick & Morty !!!
Hitting Ken's posting limit soon .... LoL
Avatar 5:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

On topic of SciFi & Musics - here's a great StrangeBrew episode on the early days of Hawkwind :
thestrangebrew.co.uk...
Avatar 5:22pm John L:

djsheilab, I couldn't download a screenshot of the 80's film I think you were looking for, but there is a pic at the start of the article.nerdsthatgeek.com...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:22pm วคŞ໐ຖ fr໐๓ Şpค¢ē:

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Avatar 5:24pm djsheilab:

Oh my goodness....the film I've been looking for IS Night of the Comets! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
  5:24pm WM:

@solo mon: You're are right that Aliens owes a lot visually to Planet of the Vampires. The plot is also mostly lifted from It the Terror from Beyond Space (1958).
Avatar 5:26pm Heidee:

Inception
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:26pm Michael 98145:

For Alien, see "Black Destroyer" by A.E. VanVogt
  5:26pm Matt in NJ:

I'm sure someone recommended Firefly? Or maybe it is just too obvious
Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm van chinski:

Dark Star is a 70s SF black comedy about space crew survivors stuck for 20 yrs in a cramped ship on a mission destroying unstable planets, while they (and the ship, which has sentient bombs) are becoming unstable in the process, film student project expanded to a feature, directorial debut of John Carpenter and co-written/made with Dan O'Bannon (Alien screenplay, Return of the Living Dead, etc). it's cheap and creaky but has funny ideas and predates the "mundane working stiffs in space" stuff in Alien (among other things). An alien is played by a beach ball, so there's that.
  5:27pm Andrea Egert:

Here's a cool song about a special section of the... uh... solar system (with lyrics!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjksx6BJyUM
Avatar 5:27pm solo mon:

WM yes! You know- I’ve looked for the source material a book called “Night of 21 Hours” but it is only pub in Italian apparently
Avatar 5:28pm djsheilab:

Hey Matt in NJ + Andrea Egert!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:28pm วคŞ໐ຖ fr໐๓ Şpค¢ē:

This Asha Puthli is immaculate. Phew.
Avatar 5:29pm solo mon:

Big Asha Puthli fan here :-)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:29pm chris in the redwoods:

good call re: Firely (both series and movie), Matt in NJ! Joss Wheadon nailed it, too bad only ten of us paid attention. i see Firely and the Expanse as similarly worthy adventures.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Jessica B:

Oh gosh there's a song I'm wondering if you'll play but I doubt it works in your set
Avatar 5:29pm Heidee:

For all us children of the eighties:
ALF
Mork & Mindy
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:30pm chris in the redwoods:

grr... Firefly!
  5:31pm Andrea Egert:

Greetings, Sheila B. - your show, as per usual, is heavenly!!! <3 <3 <3
  5:31pm WM:

Asha Puthli sang with a very unique vocal style on Ornette Coleman’s Science Fiction (1971) - yet another science fiction reference.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm ヱkョ:

CURVE!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm van chinski:

Love Curve!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:31pm วคŞ໐ຖ fr໐๓ Şpค¢ē:

OH DANG
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Handy Haversack:

Oh, man, A. E. Van Vogt. There's a lot of ore in that vein, but getting to it can be a ride!

I guess presumably in an ore cart.

And yeah, there's pretty much no news about how horrid Joss Whedon is that will make me not love Firefly.
  5:32pm Mike:

Curve!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Michael 98145:

yes
  5:32pm dano59:

Asha Puthli is a Siren. Truly seductive voice.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:33pm Michael 98145:

Truly horrible album name
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:34pm Justin B.:

Hahah @michael
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:34pm chris in the redwoods:

right, Handy. jury's out on his new show, too. just. not. certain. yet.
Michael 98145, don't touch me plums! :) (was that Victor Victoria?)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Hughie Considine:

Pubic is like "moist," a word nobody likes.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:34pm G:

@ Michael 98145 -- You just clickystarred it!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:35pm artbrau:

Early 90s. Bands like The Heartthrobs, Lush and now Curve. sledhammer in a velvet glove
  5:35pm Jett:

I used to listen to Curve a lot, haven't dug their stuff out in a long time. Thanks for reminding how great they are. @DjSheilaB
  5:36pm Will:

Chic played this live, real guilty pleasure
Avatar 5:36pm Heidee:

A Scanner Darkly - genius
  5:36pm michael z:

I never knew that the B stood for Black in Sheila B. Devotion...
Avatar 5:36pm solo mon:

Haha hughie- I love both those words, maybe not in the same sentence though.
Avatar 5:37pm sispus:

firefly, the expanse and blake's 7. wonderful series
Avatar 5:37pm djsheilab:

michael z—I didn't know either, and then looked into it recently.
  5:37pm Will:

I found it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3rwTY4eCFI
  5:37pm Jett:

"Spacer" was such a big hit back then. Sold very well at the wholesaler I worked at when it was a hit.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:37pm chris in the redwoods:

skydiving through a flock of pterodactyls what could go wrong? yikes!
Avatar 5:38pm Heidee:

Perfect Sense - quite disturbing
  5:38pm N'Lo:

Sa petit accent! C’est trop!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Hughie Considine:

@solo mon, i should have added "except for me." Moist, especially, is a word I couldn't live without. The other...possibly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm van chinski:

I really liked this, was intrigued by the description in second Psychotronic Guide for years and the photo of the lead actor's excellent 80's hair and finally caught it last year: "Incident at Raven's Gate (also released as Encounter at Raven's Gate) is a 1988 science fiction arthouse feature film directed by prominent Australian director Rolf de Heer."
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:40pm DjLorraine:

Thanks Sheilab for calling us to a higher place.
The Show was out of this Dunya
Avatar 5:40pm solo mon:

Hughie ;-)
Avatar 5:41pm Heidee:

Hanna - w/ Saoirse Ronan and OST by The Chemical Brothers - the best!
  5:41pm dano59:

Is The Touchables sci-fi? Or just quasi-futuristic? (‘60s, ultramod )
  5:42pm N'Lo:

That Spacer is 100% a roller skating song. Amazing.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Michael 98145:

Another Great Show
  5:42pm WM:

Thank you, Shelia, for letting me make so many comments and recommendations.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:43pm TheoC:

Thank you Sheilab! You're the best! Have a great weekend everyone!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Michael 98145:

You keep updating our mental software
Avatar 5:43pm sispus:

barbarella is the most pretty and funny spacewoman in fashion dresses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm ヱkョ:

This is in NO WAY soulful and does NOT belong on the list, but some of you will like it (mainly other men, probably, LOL): on Amzn Prime, a completely bananas 80s flick, a Golan-Globus production that must’ve been made by (sexist) maniacs doing *mountains* of cocaine: LIFEFORCE, from 1985. A naked space vampire girl comes out of a gross blobby phallic spaceship to Earth to devour men’s souls (and vital fluids). It’s hilariously weird horny nonsense.
  5:44pm Mike:

such a great show!
Avatar 5:44pm solo mon:

Dano69 love the touchables, want to live in that big inflatable dome!!!
Avatar 5:45pm solo mon:

Life force is INSANE.
  5:45pm dano59:

Shirley Collins’ Space Girl? (Possibly too close to folk for this mix)
The Space Oddity cover earlier was cool; I could only think of Natalie Merchant or the Langley Schools’ versions
Avatar 5:46pm Heidee:

This Max Richter album is so so awesome. It is 8 hrs, supporting a full sleep and dream circle!
  5:46pm Chris:

Sheila. omg. I bought the eight cd Max Richter Sleep box set last year. It was the soundtrack to pandemic nap taking EVERY day. Yes, I nap a lot. Living your show as usual...Chris in Philly
Avatar 5:46pm djsheilab:

dano59—Too many choices for one show!
  5:46pm Chris:

loving...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Handy Haversack:

Sheila, I'll follow up over e-mail, but I'm happy to volunteer some labor to make the compilation list from today. Spare you the effort.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:46pm TheoC:

I liked Silent Running because Bruce Dern tries to save their little part of earth... And his best friend is a 'cute' robot!
Avatar 5:47pm John L:

Space Girl is so unlike any other Shirley Collins tune. I first heard it from a WFMU DJ premium from Trouble.
  5:47pm dano59:

This would go good in a front-of-ship, female captain in repose as the stars float by kind of scene
Avatar 5:47pm djsheilab:

Chris + Heidee—It's such a special album. Emotional, dreamy, soothing, must perfectly pair with a nap.
  5:48pm Jett:

This piece reminds me of the original Star Trek, love it!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Listener John from NJ:

Hello, y'all!
Avatar 5:48pm djsheilab:

Handy Haversack—So nice of you to offer. That would be HUGELY appreciated! Thank you!!!!!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:48pm TheoC:

This is beautiful, like Ry Cooders (sp?) Paris Texas sound track
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Sheila. East coast US listeners can spot the waxing gibbous whatyacallit rising slowly in the east.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:49pm winston legthigh:

my compliments to the bijou chef, cheers handy!
  S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Geoffrey in Ottawa:

Thank you, as always, Shelia. Be well and stay safe.
Avatar 5:50pm solo mon:

Gorgeous
  5:50pm dano59:

Nick Hill of the FMU family turned me on to Space Girl. And by extension, Shirley. Agreed, it’s an outlier.
  5:50pm chalmers:

The Max Richter soundtrack for "My Brilliant Friend" is very different but really something as well.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Vanessa Tara:

"Keep Looking Up!" - Stargazer
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Vanessa Tara:

*Star Hustler
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Vanessa Tara:

www.youtube.com...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Handy Haversack:

Nice, winston! Solid drink, that!

My pleasure, Sheila.

And THANKS! This was both far out and down to Earth -- the best kind of SF: interrogating the reaches of human achievement to say "yes? where have you been? and where can you go?"

Thanks so much.

Be well, Friday Friends!
  5:52pm Jett:

When you turn me on to this Max Richter track it just reminds of why I love to listen to your show. You are the greatest! @DjSheilaB, I love you!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Michael 98145:

transcendent
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm JohnEBGood:

Wow! This reminds me of the original Lost in Space series when Dr. Smith was seduced by the beautiful Green Lady and they were floating in space!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Next week: journey to the center of the Earth?
  5:53pm Rick from SC:

I’m at peace
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm chresti:

This is nice space music, thank you Sheila B!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Vanessa Tara:

Thanks, Sheila! Next week, fellow stargazers!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:54pm ncjay:

thanks for a lovely show, Sheila - hope to hear you again next week
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Jason from Houston:

All the love your way, space friends.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Michael 98145:

whoa, cool avatar @chresti
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:55pm chris in the redwoods:

thank you, Sheila! wonderful show.
thanks for all the convo and recommendations, folks.
take good care, all!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:55pm Clo:

Thank you for the great listening experience this Friday + so many great sci-fi recommendations! I feel like I am slowly coming back to earth from a trippy, wonderful space adventure. :)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Michael 98145:

boom . fades . to a whisper
Avatar 5:56pm Heidee:

This show was simply perfect, Sheila.
Be well, all. May, the fourth, be with you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm JohnEBGood:

All the clouds are cumulus walking in space. OMG your skins so soft I love your face! From hair 1968
Avatar 5:58pm John L:

Hannah Peel, nice. There was a recent article on her in The Quietus, my fave online magazine.thequietus.com...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:58pm Monica:

thx for all the loveliness, sheila.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 5:58pm Monica:

and thx @handy.
  5:58pm dano59:

I second The Girl from Monday. Love Hal Hartley.
Not a fan, though, of most other no-effects psychological sci-fi-fi - Hal’s has heart and depth, but most are basically boring near-mumblecore films.
I need to look up an indie about time travel to recommend now...
  5:58pm ratxchicks:

GATTACA!!!
Avatar 5:58pm JB from NP:

Been driving to work, but had to pull over to say how great this sounds, Sheila.
  5:58pm Jett:

Thank you for another Beautiful show @DjSheilaB ❤️
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:58pm diciassette:

Thank you Sheila B! I lost a bet with myself that you'd play Cibo Matto today, but your selections have been rad!
  5:59pm michael z:

Goodbye Sheila, Thank you for a stellar show...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Gurldoggie:

Really? It's over already?? But we just got started!!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm listener james from westwood:

Of this playlist, I must say, "My God—it's full of stars!" Thanks, Astro-Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm juan:

Thanks for another wonderful listening adventure, Sheila! Be well everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Gurldoggie:

Great show Sheila. Totally transporting. See you next week!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Listener John from NJ:

All the best to you til next week, Ms DJ Sheila B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm JohnEBGood:

Another classic DJSB ; )
  6:00pm yippie:

soloban
Avatar 6:00pm djsheilab:

Thanks Friday friends! What an incredible list of recommendations you've offered. See you all next week! Xoxoxo
  6:00pm Joey Vento!!:

Thanks Sheila!!! Have a fantastic weekend!!! Joey!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Handy Haversack:

Nice one, James.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Michael 98145:

yes
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