the Alien(s) Minute podcast

Analyzing Aliens in short, controlled bursts.

Aliens Episode 52: A Spooky Misdirect

Today, Pete the Retailer joins John again to talk about alphabetical android progression of the Alien franchise, the eerie misdirect of Lance Henriksen's performance in the lab, and how George Lucas should've taken notes from Aliens while writing the prequels.

Aliens Episode 51: Hugging the Subject

Today, Pete the Retailer from Star Wars Minute and his wife Ella join us to talk about Star Wars, to further discuss Carrie Henn's performance, and to listen to John go on and on about the composition and editing of the dialogue between Ripley and Newt.

Aliens Episode 46: Survivor Camaraderie

This week John is joined by guest-host Kyle Crane (Ghostbusters Minute, Jurassic Park Minute) and guest Genevieve Koski (The Next Picture Show Podcast) to talk about the deftly designed lead-up to Newt's reveal, why both the Director's Cut and the Theatrical Cut have merit, and Genevieve gives an as

Aliens Episode 42: The Academy Hates Genre Films

Sully returns today to tell John and Jason about the first time he saw Aliens, talk about the value of character development v. backstory, and to assert that Sigourney Weaver should have won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 59th Academy Awards. 

Aliens Episode 41: Lean Cameron

Paul Francis Sullivan from the Sully Baseball Podcast joins Jason and John (who sounds like he's talking from the inside of a cave) to discuss James Cameron's career arc, Paul Reiser as counter-casting, and the sense of reality relayed through the use of video footage.