What is it about films featuring androids called David that makes them, let’s say, not entirely successful with audiences and critics? Following their recent trip to the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London, Alan and Matt dedicate this this year’s Second Chances episode to two sci-fi films by iconic directors that are unlikely to feature on those directors’ best-of lists: Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus (2012) and Steven Spielberg’s A.I. (2001). Both films have recently been revisited by critics who found more to like in them than they originally recognised. Will our baristas also enjoy these films better this time around? Or will the films fare worse the second (or third) time around? And just what is it about androids called David?
Also make sure to check out these past episodes:
- A Damn Fine Espresso: December 2022 (in which Alan and Matt talk about their trip to the Kubrick Archive)
- A Damn Fine Cup of Culture Podcast #34: Xeno-who? The Alien franchise
- A Damn Fine Cup of Culture Podcast #62 Second Chances (2) (in which Alan and Sam talk about David Fincher’s Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
- A Damn Fine Cup of Culture Podcast #47: Second Chances (in which Julie and Matt talk about the Joan Crawford classic Mildred Pierce and Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly)
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A Damn Fine Cup of Culture Podcast #67: Second Chances – Two Androids called David