Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast
124 // A Last Goodbye: Finding Ripley Part 2 (The Forbidden Planet Part 9)

124 // A Last Goodbye: Finding Ripley Part 2 (The Forbidden Planet Part 9)

December 10, 2019

In this second-to-last entry into our Forbidden Planet series, Patrick and Jaime welcome special guests AndieGeekGirl and Patrick's partner Micah Greene to discuss the character of Ellen Ripley. In this surprisingly sobering and philosophical discussion, we break down Ripley as an iconic character. She defied all expectations and gender norms; there is no one like Ellen Ripley, and there will likely never be again. Join us as we send off this sacred and indelible character in the 40th year of her existence in science fiction.

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123 // Alien: Survival - A Vision for a New Chapter

123 // Alien: Survival - A Vision for a New Chapter

December 3, 2019

In this special bonus episode, Jaime and his writing partner, film director Eric Wallace, sit down to discuss their vision for what the Alien franchise could be. In this in-depth episode, friends and filmmakers discuss how they met as late-teens/early twenty-somethings, forging a friendship that's resulted in a partnership in what they hope could be a bold new vision for the Alien franchise.

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122 // Finding Ellen Ripley: Part 1 (The Forbidden Planet Part 8)

122 // Finding Ellen Ripley: Part 1 (The Forbidden Planet Part 8)

November 26, 2019

In this heartfelt, free-ranging episode, Jaime and Patrick discuss one of the most important film characters in their lives: Ellen Ripley. Anchoring the conversation to Ripley's role in Alien, they branch into a larger conversation on gender, class, race, and representation in this classic film—and how Sigourney Weaver's performance broke every mold imaginable. 

Join us as we enter the final month of Alien's fortieth anniversary year recognizing the woman who's been with us since the very beginning: our Space Mom, Ellen Ripley.

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121 // Alien 3: The Unfilmed Script: An Interview With Director Stevie J Douglas

121 // Alien 3: The Unfilmed Script: An Interview With Director Stevie J Douglas

November 1, 2019

In this episode, our contributor, and lead admin of Building Better Worlds, Conar Murdoch, sits down with Stevie J Douglas, the director of Alien 3: The Unfilmed Script. From his first experiences with the Alien series, to how he reimagined a stage play based off Vincent Ward's unused script, Conar and Stevie host what is a brilliant and hilarious episode, casting light on the base story for what would become the film we know as Alien 3. We hope you enjoy. 

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120 // Open the Door: Alien and the Cinema of the 1970s (The Forbidden Planet Part 7)

120 // Open the Door: Alien and the Cinema of the 1970s (The Forbidden Planet Part 7)

October 25, 2019

The 1970s was a decade of astounding creative leaps in Hollywood. In this special episode, Jaime and Patrick welcome first-time guest Mike Denis to talk about this unique period in the history of film—and how Alien, that dark masterpiece we love so dearly, might just be the decade's crowning achievement.

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119 // Perfect Organism Reviews Memory: The Origins of Alien

119 // Perfect Organism Reviews Memory: The Origins of Alien

October 8, 2019

In this special review episode, Jaime and Patrick review Alexandre O. Philippe's recently released (and long-awaited) documentary on Alien. It's an in-depth discussion, so we recommend you watch the film before listening to this episode.

Do you agree with our thoughts? Did you see the film differently? Let us know over on Building Better Worlds!

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118 // Nuke the Site From Orbit: Unpopular Alien Saga Opinions

118 // Nuke the Site From Orbit: Unpopular Alien Saga Opinions

September 25, 2019

In this wild, hilarious roundtable discussion, Jaime and Patrick are joined by frequent guest Dave (xenomorphing.com) and returning guest Michael (michaelscudieri.com) as the gang discusses unpopular Alien Saga opinions—their own, and some of the dozens (hundreds?) shared on a recent Building Better Worlds thread.

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117 // The Music of Our Fear: Jerry Goldsmith and the Impossible Score (The Forbidden Planet Part 6)

117 // The Music of Our Fear: Jerry Goldsmith and the Impossible Score (The Forbidden Planet Part 6)

September 11, 2019

Jerry Goldsmith's remarkable score for Alien is an achievement for the ages—but why? What makes it so beautifully suited to this film? Why was Goldsmith—who wasn't Scott's first choice—the only composer who could've pulled this masterpiece off?

In this extraordinarily deep dive, Jaime and Patrick look at Goldsmith's life, career, and musical style. And using Patrick's background as a professional composer—and Jaime's encyclopedic knowledge of film scores—they analyze the score on a deeply technical level, too.

This was one of the most enjoyable recording sessions to date. We hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did!

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116 // A Nightmare, Revisited: Signs of Life

116 // A Nightmare, Revisited: Signs of Life

August 27, 2019

Join us as we take a brief hiatus from our Forbidden Planet series to talk current events! A recent short film, which you can see here, has given us another glimpse into David's lab—and presented some fascinating implications for Alien canon. In this catch-up episode, Jaime and Patrick are joined by the always wonderful MUTHUR9000 (yutani.studio) to talk about this short film, current events in the Expanded Universe, and much more!

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115 // New Frontiers: A Cerebral Ridley Scott (The Forbidden Planet Part 5)

115 // New Frontiers: A Cerebral Ridley Scott (The Forbidden Planet Part 5)

August 13, 2019

Patrick and Jaime are joined by Xenomorphing founder and editor Dave Gogel to further discuss Ridley Scott, and his now iconic brand of filmmaking. This was a fun episode that veers off into many many tangents. We hope you enjoy!

 

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