the Alien(s) Minute podcast

Analyzing Aliens in short, controlled bursts.

Aliens Episode 30: Space Yuppie Nervous Hand Gestures

We finish out the week with George, Katie, and Margaret by talking about possible meaning's behind Burke's name, what motivated the design of the personnel carrier, and how Hicks seems to be into classy porn.

Aliens Episode 26: Awwwww Maaaaaan!

This week George Hendricks from The Mogwai Minute helps John welcome character fabricators Margaret Meyer and Katie Mello to talk more about bug huntin', whiny Marines, and looser regulations on military clothing. 

Aliens Episode 21: Fleet Week

This week John is joined by the illustrious New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator and his guest Susan Kruglinski to talk about the caricaturish nature of the Marines, to bestow more love on Vasquez, and to discuss the ethical and possibly comedic ramifications of a sex romp on Arcturus.

Aliens Episode 16: Putting a Name to the Company

On today's episode, John welcomes The Next Picture Show's Tasha Robinson as guest host and The Verge's Kwame Opam as guest to talk about nicotine-free cigarettes, the value of giving a name to Weyland-Yutani, and the disheveled condition of Ripley's apartment.