FWOAC kicks butt across the galaxy with a double feature review. Starting the show we go rapid fire franchise flashback on the Bourne series concluding with a discussion of Jason Bourne. Next we assemble a starfleet worthy crew of trekkies to review Star Trek Beyond with special guests from the Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Podcast. Last we discuss Werner Herzog's recount of working with Klaus Kinski, My Best Fiend.
If I had seen Eric Steel’s 2006 documentary The Bridge at a different time in life, I have no doubts that I would have been impressed by it without reservations. Steel hired a team of cameramen to film the Golden Gate Bridge for one year, focusing explicitly on the people who chose the bridge as the location for their suicide. Steel then interviewed the families and friends of the deceased to try and deduce the conditions and events that lead to that person ending their life. It’s a haunting, effective film that has the power to stimulate discussion about mental illness, exhibitionism, and the various factors that can lead to a suicide. The fact that I came to The Bridge through a graduate class on documentary ethics, however, means that the film is presented to me along with additional information about the making of the film.