We hide behind our space couches and revisit the horror of 1979’s Alien, the (only) Ridley Scott movie about space predators (worth talking about). Tom Skerritt, the white male captain and thus surely ultimate survivor, leads a small crew of industrial tow-jockeys against a clingy, gooey menace. Also Sigourney Weaver is there.
In a cut scene, it said, “Crew expendible, protect cat at all costs.”
Podcasters: Robert, Tim, Dana, Justin
- 00:00 Intro and Memories
- 14:35 Rapid Recap
- 22:14 Art, Tropes, and All That Jazz
- 27:14 The Class Struggle on the Nostromo
- 32:54 That London Look
- 41:16 Nitpicks
- 46:51 Guess What’s Bursting for Dinner
- 53:10 Slow but Not Boring
- 59:59 Titles and Models
- 1:03:04 The Vote
We’re taking a break next week as we prep for our two-part Season 2 finale spectacular, which may include video. (“May” = “will.”) Details to come.