James Cameron

Alien, Aliens, Alien 3

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.


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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