Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time—Part 5: Two Tales of Time Travel (Podcast)

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One's coming to save, the other's coming to kill: Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten tackle "Terminator 2" and "Looper" as their #5 movies as their countdown of the Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time continues. Bonus movie: "Primer."

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TOP 10 SCI-FI MOVIES OF ALL TIME—PART 5: TWO TALES OF TIME TRAVEL

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 (Approx. 4 min 40 sec)

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Part One: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies

Part Two: Reality Bites

Part Three: Red Pills & Mashed Potatoes

Part One: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies

Part Two: Reality Bites

Part Three: Red Pills & Mashed Potatoes

Part Four: Luke Skywalker & The Last Son of Krypton


Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time—Part 4: Luke Skywalker Meets the Last Son of Krypton (Podcast)

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Luke Skywalker meets the Last Son of Krypton as Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten continue their countdown of the Top 10 Science Fiction Movies of All Time.

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TOP 10 SCI-FI MOVIES OF ALL TIME—PART 4: LUKE SKYWALKER MEETS THE LAST SON OF KRYPTON

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(Approx. 3 mins, 44 sec)

 

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Part One: Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies

Part Two: Reality Bites

Part Three: Red Pills & Mashed Potatoes


Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time—Pt 3: Red Pills & Mashed Potatoes (Podcast)

Sci_fi_podcast_top_10Keanu Reeves, Richard Dreyfuss, Spielberg and the Wachowskis. 

That's right: We're talking "The Matrix" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

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(Approx. 4 mins, 35 sec) 

 

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Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time Pt 2 (Podcast)

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Rick Mathieson & Rick Wootten continue counting down their favorite science fiction films of all time with a look at "The 13th Floor" and "Inception." 

Both explore the nature of reality from what may appear to be very different entry points—computers and dreams. But in fact, both movies offer faithful interpretations of Plato's Idealism vs. the Materialism of Democritus.

While Democritus believed physical objects form reality—matter forms mind—Plato believed in "the world as perceived by our senses"—or, mind forms matter.

The backdrop for "The 13th Floor" is the Simulation Theory propounded by Oxford University professor Nick Bostrom and more recently by Elon Musk, who believes without a shadow of a doubt that we live in, and in fact are, a computer simulation run by a future civilization with some serious processing power.

That is to say, our experience of reality is an expression of ideas. Someone else's ideas, specifically. God's perhaps, or the Man Behind the Curtain in the "Wizard of Oz," Or maybe we're just the creations of a zit-faced computer programmer with an exalted sense of self. As Max Plank, the father of quantum theory, put it long ago:

"There is no 'matter' as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force ... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."

The Force and The Matrix in one quote. What's not to love about that?

Meanwhile, "Inception" deals with this notion through the backdrop of dreamworlds and our influence upon them—shaping reality by force of will. As some have put it, the question the movie poses at its climax is not whether the characters are in a dream, but rather, does it matter? It becomes their reality either way.

In "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio's Cobb explains it this way to Ellen Page's Ariadne:

"In a dream, our mind continuously does this ... we create and perceive our world simultaneously, and our mind does this so well that we don't even know it's happening."

As you'll see, this tension between Idealism and Materialism figures prominently into Rick & Rick's favorite sci-fi movies.

RICK & RICK: TOP 10 FAVORITE SCI-FI MOVIES PART 2: REALITY BITES

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(Approx. 5 mins, 14 sec)


Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time Part 1 (Rick & Rick Podcast)

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 RICK & RICK: TOP 10 FAVORITE SCI-FI MOVIES

Rick & Rick Rule the Box Office: A thoroughly biased list of the Top 10 sci-fi movies ever. You're welcome. 

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(approx. 11 mins, 15 sec)

SOME OF THE MOVIES IN PART ONE

The Omega Man


12 Monkeys


 

About Time (an alternate/bonus to replace a movie that made both lists)

 

 

Men in Black

 

The Planet of the Apes (1968)

 

Alien



 

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HP TV Spot Sparks Sentimentality—And Forgetfulness (Podcast)

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Rick & Rick talk about sentimental TV spots and it sparks a senior moment when they can't quite remember the name of a certain song from years gone by.

RICK & RICK CAN'T REMEMBER

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(Approx. 3 min)

 

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Gearing Up for 'Stranger Things' Season 2 (Podcast)

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Winding down their conversation about the marketing for "It," Rick & Rick pivot to a show that's clearly influenced by Stephen King and 1980's horror movies: "Stranger Things," which returns to Netflix for its second season on October 27. Are you ready to return to the Upside Down?

RICK & RICK: "STRANGER THINGS" RETURNS

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 (Approx. 6 min, 41 sec)

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Marketing 'It': From Viral Outdoor to Virtual Reality & Beyond (Podcast)

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"It" is a hit. 

But why? In a podcast recorded during the movie's big opening weekend, Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten talk about marketing campaign behind "It," which includes an ambitious VR experience, guerrilla marketing and more.


But was any of it even necessary? Or was this a movie that was just destined to make a killing? 

RICK & RICK RULE THE WORLD: MARKETING 'IT'

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(Approx. 8 min)

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'PEAK MILLENNIAL' & THE 'FUR BABY' ECONOMY (PODCAST)

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Ah, Millennials.

As Rick & Rick continue their rants, raves and ruminations on marketing, media and popular culture, they turn their attention to a recent ADWEEK article citing research that finds 44% of Millennials think of their pets as 'starter children.'

Anyone who's ever had a child knows just how naive that is, of course. But you can't fault younger Millennials for being clueless about something they haven't yet experienced. 

You can, however, fault self-styled marketing gurus who claim there's somehow some secret to marketing to this demographic that only they can reveal.

By now, most marketers understand that demographics are growing increasingly irrelevant. Technology now allows us to target the consumers most likely to purchase our products, regardless of superficial categorizations based on age.

As Fiona O'Donnell, Senior Lifestyle & Leisure for research firm Mintel once put it so well:

Companies or brands that successfully market to Millennials are ones that recognize that there is no such thing as a 'Millennial'—just individuals or groups of individuals who are at a similar life stage and have lived similar experiences. They want to be treated for who they are, rather than lumped together and labeled.

That's not to say those shared life experiences aren't important or leverageable. But ultimately, like all individuals, they want what they want, no matter their ages.

Of course, that doesn't mean Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten aren't going to have a little fun at their (and the so-called gurus') expense.

The Ricktators sound off here:

RICK & RICK RULE THE WORLD: 'PEAK MILLENNIAL' & THE 'FUR BABY' ECONOMY

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(Approx. 5 min)

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Video Game Movies & Robot Buddhist Priests (Rick & Rick Podcast Ep 1/Pt 1)

 

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Welcome to 'Rick & Rick Rule the World!'

In this all-new Gen Wow iTunes podcast series, everybody's favorite Rickheads rant, rave and otherwise ruminate on whatever's hitting their Geeks-&-Mad Men radars these days.

Our Ricks include Rick Mathieson—writer, author and executive creative director at iMathieson, and Rick Wootten—vice president of marketing and sales operations at 24/7.

Their mission: To share a little of their ongoing stream-of-consciousness about all things cool in movies, TV shows, comics, video games, media, marketing and advertising. You name it, they've probably got something to say about it. Either way, it's going to be fun.

All the Ricksomeness starts here:

RICK & RICK RULE THE WORLD: VIDEO GAME MOVIES & ROBOT BUDDHIST PRIESTS (EP1/PT 1) ON ITUNES  (6 MIN)