The First Word Podcast - 'Black Mirror' & Sundance 2018, feat. Eric Heisserer

February 7, 2018

The First Word Podcast

"Not to wax philosophical, but how long can happiness last, anyway?" Gather ’round sci-fi fans, it's time for a special podcast episode discussing the outstanding Netflix series "Black Mirror". Our third episode of The First Word podcast includes a quick recap of Alex's favorite films from Sundance 2018, but more importantly, a comprehensive discussion about Season 4 of Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror" featuring our guest Eric Heisserer - the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Arrival. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. For this episode, we went rogue and decided to have a chat about one of our favorite sci-fi TV shows with one of our favorite sci-fi screenwriters, before wrapping up with a look at the best films from Sundance this year. Listen in below.

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Our guest: Eric Heisserer (@HIGHzurrer) - buy his screenwriting book or find him on IMDb

Episode timeline:
2:22 - "Black Mirror" discussion
1:00:24 - Sundance 2018 recap
See Alex's 8 Favorite Films

Black Mirror

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Alex's Top 10 - 2019
1. Parasite
2. Last Black Man SF
3. The Lighthouse
4. Marriage Story
5. The Specials
6. Blinded by Light
7. Long Shot
8. Uncut Gems
9. For Sama
10. A Beautiful Day
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Adam's Top 10 - 2019
1. Parasite
2. Once Upon a Time
3. Avengers: Endgame
4. The Farewell
5. Knives Out
6. Rise of Skywalker
7. Peanut Butter Falcon
8. Little Women
9. 1917
10. The Irishman
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