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Episode 14.5: Completely Blank Stone Corridors

Stone, the womb from which man was born. I think.

Time to round out the original Alien quadrilogy with everybody’s favorite Alien movie, Alien Arrival. The 2016 one. Just kidding, I don’t think we’d survive that ordeal. It’s Alien: Resurrection written by Joss Whedon, directed by JeanPierre Jeunet and released on November 26, 1997.


Show-notes:


3:07 Hahahaha
15:04 Jayne is a girls’ name.
19:55 Hellboy from the Hellboy franchise.
23:39 Room?
49:35 Check out our other flopcast.

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Episode 14: I Didn’t Notice the Movies

Don’t know how I did that, considering we set aside like 9 hours to watch these.

This month we delve into a science fiction classic. No not Star Wars. No not Back to the Future. No not… ok you get the point. It’s Alien, Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi horror classic. We also watched Aliens and Alien 3, because this is a trilogy podcast and we needed three movies. Yes we know there’s a fourth one, get over it.


Show-notes:


2:22 Here’s that concept art for Neil Blomkamp’s Alien 5.
0:48 Yeah. This rogue Geiger counter did all the work designing the Alien for them.
5:55 Oh boy, just what everybody wanted.
9:43 The Statement of Randolph Carter
12:28 The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed in 1798, so Dylan got two digits correct. Close enough.
13:08 Check out the Nostromo’s blueprints and some other “neat” stuff here.
14:24 These were the guys who made the chain mail for Lord of the Rings.
15:10 Don’t worry Yaphet, I believe you.
21:25 The chestbuster scene is pretty iconic.
24:08 A brief overview of the making and release of Aliens.
35:25 Neuromancer
39:06 Unfortunately the communist vs capitalism theme also fell apart when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
44:40 The world’s most popular man, David Fincher.

Further reading:
“36 Things we Learned from the Aliens Commentary”
Making of Alien 3
Behind the scenes of Aliens
Aliens’ power loader


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Audio Ep. 12: Supposedly

You wouldn’t happen to know what really happened would you?

My memory never cheats. My memory only wins. Every time. This week we’re talking The Memory Cheats, written by Simon Guerrier and released in September of 2011. The Memory Cheats can be purchased for $8 (or your local equivalent) on Big Finish’s website.


Show-notes:


9:52 Bactrian camels are the ones in central Asia. They’re called that because they’re more becteria and disease ridden than Dromedary camels.
17:09 Rare example of a Voord in its natural habitat, circa 1964.
23:34 The Usual Suspects is a comedy musical starring Kevin Spacey as infamous nanny Keyser Söze.
24:06 The Pied Piper of Hamelin was called that because they threw pies in his face when they eventually found him.
30:21 St. Elsewhere is the patron saint of Doctor Who.
30:46 Check out The Memory Cheats. They’re also on Twitter.

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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Delia Derbyshire.

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Episode 119: It’s More of a Mauve

Mauve is defined as a pale purple. Which means purple is still correct.

This week we come to the end of an era. Yes truly, Tom Baker has finally regenerated and Peter Davison has taken on the mantle of the Doctor. It’s Christopher Hamilton Bidmead’s Logopolis, aired in February and March of 1981.


Show-notes:


1:15 They did bring back the “Doctor Who” credit in the reboot. And then, this time at David Tennant’s request, they changed it back to “The Doctor” again.
4:51 Apparently Tegan comes from the Welsh word for “fair.” Can’t say I’ve ever heard it. And this Tegan was like the third result on Google when I googled it, so how common could it be?
18:38 It’s actually “Logopolitans.” Just to set the record straight.
24:57 Palpatine. Something tells me he wants Anakin to do “it.” But what could “it” possibly be? Surely not killing Christopher Lee…
28:48 My guess is that they’re going to brush it off with a single passing line next story!
33:18 It’s actually from Meglos.


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Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Peter Howell.

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