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Highlander 2: The Sciencing

Yes, the time of the Quickening is at hand! In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick finally make good on their threat to devote an entire episode to the 1991 film "Highlander II: The Quickening" and whatever science might be rendered from its plot. They wanted this to be a six-part series, but our boss tells us... there can be only one.

2001: A Space Odyssey

No discussion of great sci-fi cinema is complete without mention of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The 1968 classic is 50 years old this year, so Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick figured it the perfect time to board the Discovery One and discuss its many scientific and futurist elements, as well as the legacy of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s creation.

Creepypasta 4: More SCP, Polybius and Grifter

Dive into a world of indestructible reptiles, killer video games, bizarre god towers and haunted video tapes as Robert and Christian take on a fourth helping of creepypasta. Join them on Stuff to Blow Your Mind as they seek scientific, psychological and cultural connections between the Internet’s weirdest fiction-shrouded urban legends and the human condition.

Space Music: 'The Petrified Forest'

Robert Lamb discusses the new ambient release from Biosphere and the 1936 film that inspired it.

The Science of 'Ant-Man'

The 2015 movie "Ant-Man" continues a long Hollywood tradition of miniaturization sci-fi, but how much real science is there in this tale of tiny superheroes and lovable ants? Join Robert and Christian as they shrink down to the film's level and discuss physics, the quantum realm and the fantastic world of ant biology.

Could you outrun a fireball?

It's a Hollywood classic: Our hero leaps in the nick of time, right before tendrils of flames close in. But could you escape a raging fire in real life? Run from wild fires and explosions in this red-hot episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

Kubrick considered making a Warhammer 40K film?

Retrofuturist Flashback: 'Just Imagine' (1930)

10 Monsters That Deserve Better Films

Monsters, you can do so much better...

Melded Minds Control Robots in 'Pacific Rim'

Robert Lamb ponders the science behind "Pacific Rim." Mind meld with him.