Two Old Farts Talk Sci-Fi is a podcast that premiered on Saturday, April 3, 2021, and will run every other Saturday night. Starting with Season 3, there will be 2-month breaks between seasons.
Two Old Farts Talk Sci-Fi will bring you back to when you first fell in love with the genre. Troy and David will talk about what brought them to science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all the other genres of the speculative realm, whether that be the written word or movies, TV, theatre, comic books and graphic novels, whatever the format. If it can’t happen in real life, it may be brought up.
If you loved Lost in Space; Star Trek; Star Wars; Logan’s Run; Rocketship 7; The Star Lost, Escape from New York; The Land of the Giants; UFO; The Time Tunnel; Frankenstein; The Planet of the Apes in all its variations; The Thing from Another World; John Carpenter’s The Thing; The Exorcist; Sandman; Superman; Dune; Flowers for Algernon; The Cold Equations; Tableau; The Wind in the Willows; Dark Shadows; The Borrowers; The Exorcist (worth repeating); Pigs in Space; Night Gallery; The Night Stalker; The Twilight Zone; Prisoners of Gravity; Doctor Who; Johnny Quest; The Merrill Collection; The Enormous Egg; you will like this show.
What is it that first brought you to love the things that could not happen?
Listen to Troy and David reminisce mostly about the ’60s and ’70s, and ’80s, but don’t be surprised if Metropolis or the 1933 King Kong movie is referenced, R.U.R., and stuff after the ’80s up to yesterday. And what is happening now. And what may happen in the future. Most episodes will be themed (for example: horror movies of the 60s; time travel, Ray Bradbury; the 1968 Planet of the Apes film; Shakespeare in Star Trek; to name a few). There will be occasional special guests who are experts in the topic being discussed.
Troy Harkin is a Canadian writer who was born in Halifax and raised in Toronto. He has been writing and performing since 1990. His most recent poetry collection is Casting Shadows (ChiZine Publications, 2019).
David Clink’s latest poetry collection is The Role of Lightning in Evolution (ChiZine Publications, 2016). His poem, “A sea monster tells his story” won the Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song, in 2013. David’s fifth poetry collection will be The Black Ship (currently looking for a publisher).