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April 21, 2015

Episode 215: Splice (2009)

Special Guest: Vincenzo Natali
Guest Co-Host: Jamie Jenkins

We discuss the 2009 film from Vincenzo Natali, Splice. Genetic scientists Elsa (Sarah Polley) and Clive (Adrien Brody) work for a pharmaceutical company making a new creature that could help lead to new drugs. They end up creating DREN (Delphine Chanéac) and problems ensue...

We're joined once again this week by the podcast hostess with the mostest, Jamie Jenkins.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Splice on streaming, digital download
Buy Splice on DVD, Blu-Ray
Buy The Biotech Century by Jeremy Rifkin
Look at Vincenzo's Splice archive
Listen to the Talk without Rhythm episode on Splice

“Frankenstein” - Edgar Winter
“DNA” - Danny Brown
“I Think I’m a Clone Now” - Weird Al Yankovic



  1. Great episode for a film that was grossly underappreciated and received some bafflingly ferocious criticism.

    I completely agree with y'all on dysgenic human breeding. If you ever form a Projection Booth Eugenics Coalition, sign me up! ;)

    I did discover a foolproof way to avoid being like my parents: NOT BREEDING.

    As for other films that deal with genetic splicing and/or "icky results of unchecked science," a few that came to mind:

    -Alien Resurrection
    -The Island of Dr Moreau '96
    -the sequels to Re-Animator (some icky splicing together of body parts for reanimation)

  2. Thanks for the insightful feedback! I hope you enjoyed the episode and our discussion with Mr. Natali.