In this episode we look at what happens when an American experiment crash lands in the British countryside. By looking at the state of England after two World Wars, a crisis of masculinity and humanity’s shaky grasp on scientific responsibility, Andrea and Alex uncover what is truly driving innovation and our need to win.
The Quatermass Xperiment. Dir. Val Guest, 1955.
Hammer and Beyond by Peter Hutchings. An in-depth examination of the studio and its impact.
Seeing is Believing by Peter Biskind. A definitive text for American films in the 1950s.
The Imagination of Disaster. Susan Sontag’s essay about the role of science-fiction in the midst of the Cold War.