KCAI Instructor Erin Hamer-Beck returns to help us suss out how the Alien ended up on the shuttle, whether or not it is napping, and just how adaptive it really is.
Erin Hamer-Beck returns to talk with us about belching fire, focus pulling, visible c-stands, and Sigourney Weaver's legacy in Sci-Fi cinema.
This week we are joined by Kansas City Art Institute instructor Erin Hamer-Beck to talk about birth, death, and Ripley's subtle transformation into a badass.
It's our 100th episode and Krysztoff Nemeth returns once more to talk about Ripley's justifiable temper tantrum, Mu-th-er's middle fingers, and the value of repetition.
We are joined again by Krysztof Nemeth to talk about fleeing stage hands, a beautiful model shot, and French deactivation instructions.
Krysztof Nemeth returns to discuss asynchronous ticking sounds, disorientation techniques, and an intentionally "bad" music cut.
Krysztof Nemeth returns to talk about the benefits of cacophonous sound design, precariously placed cat carriers, and arguably the worst Director's Cut addition.
This week we welcome Krysztof Nemeth who joins us to talk about the engine room, establishing the Ripley vs. Alien scenario, and intentionally circuitous self-destruct systems.
We finish our week with Marya E. Gates by discussing what's left of Lambert and Parker, our own personal fears, and how we read the shift to full Ripley point-of-view.
Today we are joined again by Marya E. Gates to talk about Parker's death, Ripley's shoes, and what exactly happened to Lambert.
Marya E. Gates is back to talk with us about economy of filmmaking, how we feel about the full body shot of the Alien, and whether Lambert got a fair shake.
Marya E. Gates is back to discuss uncharacteristic cat behavior, an interesting Ash theory, and silent era filmmaker Lois Weber.
This week we welcome Turner Classic Movies' very own Marya E. Gates to talk about clanging canisters, forgotten trackers, and to get her point of view on the Ripley/Jones relationship.
Ian McNeice joins us again from sunny London Town to talk about some of his future roles, the great Ripley/Jones controversy, and an alternate timeline where Lambert has the flamethrower.
Today, Ian McNeice joins us as we pull our hair back and get down to the business of discussing ship geography, long takes, and how difficult it was to work with Milos Forman.
Ian McNeice is back to talk about the benefits of rehearsal, fighting for character moments, and Ash's cavity-free skull.
Actor Ian McNeice returns to talk about Ash's soliloquy, an actor's preference in regards to camera setups, and working with SIGOURNEY WEAVER!!!!
This week we're joined by venerable character actor Ian McNeice to talk about Ash spitting up milk, a fully deflated Lambert, and the trouble with exposition-heavy performances.
Violet returns one last time to talk disembodied heads, a helpful exposition dump, and the clumsiest moment in the movie.
Violet Lucca is back to talk about milk spewing androids, more expository ADR, and how Alien was the product of serendipitous collaboration.