the Alien(s) Minute podcast

Analyzing Aliens in short, controlled bursts.


John Ingle is a cartoonist, screenwriter, and lifelong cinephile. He is the author of the graphic novel Dodd Skalle Investigations Vol. 1: The Simian Case as well as the comic strip Must be Nice. You can find his comics and film reviews at or visit

Mitch Brian is a screenwriter, filmmaker and educator.   He co-created and wrote episodes for Batman: the Animated Series as well as screenplays for 20th Century Fox, New Line, Touchstone, and Universal Studios. He has been a contributing DVD Guru to NPR affiliate KCUR for more than a decade and teaches film studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where he is an associate professor. His films can be seen at