Jason Heck finishes the week by talking with us about how useless of a friend Burke is to Ripley, why Ripley doesn't accuse the company of murdering her crew, and to talk about the dubious value of the dollar in 2179. (Note: We did have some sound issues toward the end of the show. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
Jason Heck returns to further lament the theft of his beloved Pulse Rifle, to discuss the legitimacy of exposition given in dreams, and to wonder about what other parts of the body the Alien might burst from. (Note: We did have some sound issues toward the end of the show. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
Mr. Jason Heck is back to help us figure out the odds of the Company finding Ripley, whether or not there was consistent subspace communication from the Nostromo, and to discuss Cameron's innovative use of slow-motion.
Jason Heck returns to say a lot of very inaccurate things about Beverly Hills Cop, talk with us about possibly sedated cats, and have his mind melted by some strange discussion of the detrimental aspects of retcon prequels.
Today Mitch and John are joined by film critic Jason Heck to talk about cynical salvagers, what went into creating the Gateway Station effect, and to argue about who has the worse bad theory about Jones' relationship to the Nostromo crew.
On this particularly perfunctory episode, we discuss the effectiveness of the salvager's suits, talk about a bunch of boring DVD rip related stuff, and John is baffled by how Mitch counts using "chimpanzee" instead of "Mississippi".
Today, Mitch and John discuss badass blow torches, puppety arms, and flashy light shows.
Today we discuss the glittering glaze covering the inside of the Narcissus, how James Cameron evokes Ridley Scott, and we go into some screenwriting shop talk.
Today we finish talking about the credits, discuss how James Horner was a ripoff artist, and talk about the absence of H.R. Giger.
Alien Minute returns to talk about the first half of the Aliens credits, why we selected the Theatrical Cut, and where we first came to know about Paul Reiser.
John and Mitch discuss Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, David Lynch's revival of Twin Peaks, and talk about the immediate future of Aliens Minute.
On this bonus episode of Alien Minute, we're joined by New Yorker Cartoonist Joe Dator to talk about space vampires, pausing VHS tapes, and the evolution of movie trailers.
Today we say goodbye to you, our beloved listeners, by talking on and on about the more unsung members of the Alien production crew. Thanks to everyone. See you soon for Aliens.
In our penultimate episode, we discuss Ripley's seemingly random recitation of the Nostromo crew members, the prevalent use of zooms in 70s cinema, and we read an email from listener John Griffin.
In today's victorious episode we discuss drastic musical shifts, spherical lenses, and another brilliant Ripley reaction.
Today we talk about why Ripley turns her back on the Alien, why there's paper in the Narcissus, and how we really feel about the Alien suit.
We'll be guest-free this week, though today we do take a voicemail from listener Eric Moore which prompts us to discuss model making, noxious gases, and foggy visors.
Today we have Jon Niccum back to talk about complicated helmet designs, harpoon guns, and the history of Ripley's calming song.
Film critic Jon Niccum joins us to talk about nudity in film, whether or not the Alien eats, and why everything is so wet.
Today we're joined by Tom Taylor, Pete Mummert, and Gerry Porter from the Indiana Jones Minute Podcast to discuss the cognitive abilities of the Alien, whether Alien is a Horror or Science Fiction film, and what exactly is going on with Ripley in that supply closet.