Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast
202 // The Feminine & The Beast

202 // The Feminine & The Beast

September 26, 2022

Feminism is a word that's long been linked to the Alien franchise, and it continues to be an incendiary term in our current social climate. In this episode, special guest Sarah Welch-Larson joins Patrick, Andie, and Jaime to break down what that actually term means and if it's faithful to the spirit of the original four Alien films. This was an informative and educational episode that might surprise you. We hope you enjoy. 

 

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201 // Interviewing the Team Behind Aliens Expanded

201 // Interviewing the Team Behind Aliens Expanded

September 14, 2022

Patrick and Jaime were delighted to sit down with writer/director Ian Nathan, and executive producer Robin Block as they discussed their new documentary Aliens Expanded. If Alien fandom has a bedrock, it would be none-other than James Cameron's Aliens. Aliens is the film everyone gathers around, the main course at a cinematic feast. Ian, and Robin discuss why they believe that's the case, and how they want to capture the love and celebration in a documentary that's certain to ignite our love for the film even more. We hope you enjoy. 

 

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200 // Celebrating 200 Episodes of Perfect Organism Podcast & Beyond

200 // Celebrating 200 Episodes of Perfect Organism Podcast & Beyond

September 12, 2022

Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast celebrates 200 episodes of what has been a rollercoaster of excitement and wonder. Join cohost and founder Jaime, Patrick, Christian, AndieGeekGirl, Perry, Maj, & Xander as they sit down to discuss the journey they've been on as a team, the road ahead, and the latest Alien tv show and film news. This was a wonderful episode to be a part of. This was a very special episode for everyone, we hope you enjoy. 

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199 // Inferno’s Fall: Interviewing Authors Philippa Ballantine & Clara Carija

199 // Inferno’s Fall: Interviewing Authors Philippa Ballantine & Clara Carija

August 30, 2022

Christian, Patrick, and Jaime were delighted to sit down with co-authors Philippa Ballantine and Clara Carija to discuss their new book, Alien: Inferno's Fall. As long time fans of the Alien saga and extended universe, Philippa and Clara discuss what the Alien universe means to them, and their propensity for creating rich and diverse worlds populated with multifaceted characters. This was a wonderful interview full of laughter and candid moments. We hope you enjoy. 

 

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198 // Interviewing Chris Bissette, Creator of The Wretched

198 // Interviewing Chris Bissette, Creator of The Wretched

August 16, 2022

Have you ever wondered what would've happened if Ripley's showdown with the creature onboard The Narcissus had ended differently? Chris Bissette is a game designer, writer, and musician who created an innovative RPG experience to explore that question—not only creating a theoretical fifth act to Alien, but putting players in Ripley's shoes as well. The Wretched is an original IP, but functions beautifully as an Alien analogue.

In this minisode, Patrick and Christian chat with Chris about game design, the enduring power of Alien, and why single-player RPG experiences are having such a moment. 

For more on Chris and their work (and to grab a copy of The Wretched for yourself!), visit https://loottheroom.itch.io/wretched.

And be sure to give Chris a follow on Twitter @pangalactic while you're at it!

An actual play of The Wretched will be coming to our Patreon feed in the near future if you'd like to hear the full audio experience. Happy gaming!

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197 // The Artificial Intelligence of ALIEN and Blade Runner

197 // The Artificial Intelligence of ALIEN and Blade Runner

August 1, 2022

In this special crossover episode, hosts Patrick and Jaime are joined by contributing host Peter from the Midwest to discuss artificial intelligence as featured in Alien and Blade Runner. This is a bit of a crossover episode as we explore why the kinds of A.I. exist in both of these worlds and what's really behind the need for such technology. This was a fascinating and complicated discussion. We hope you enjoy!

To listen to the rest of this Artificial Intelligence mini-series, go to www.bladerunnerpodcast.com 

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196 // Interviewing Andy Kelly, Author of Perfect Organism: An Alien: Isolation Companion

196 // Interviewing Andy Kelly, Author of Perfect Organism: An Alien: Isolation Companion

July 19, 2022

Alien: Isolation is the sort of game that attracts a certain type of Alien obsessive: packed with lore, overflowing with aesthetic detail, and completely unrelenting in its difficulty and terror, Isolation is an extraordinary achievement in game design that continues to enthrall Alien fans eight years after its release.

Andy Kelly is a video game journalist who has written extensively about Alien: Isolation from the very beginning. Along the way, he's amassed a wealth of interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and level design knowledge that has culminated, finally, in his writing the definitive Alien: Isolation companion.

In this episode, Andy takes Patrick and Christian behind the curtains for a deeper look at this incredible game, and lets us know what we can look forward to when the book is eventually published.

To support the book's creation on Unbound, visit https://unbound.com/books/perfect-organism/. And be sure to follow Andy on Twitter @ultrabrilliant so you never miss an update along the way!

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195 // A Man With a Future: Discussing Dr. Clemens

195 // A Man With a Future: Discussing Dr. Clemens

July 5, 2022

Charles Dance's portrayal of Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 is a layered look at how substance abuse, grief, and loss function in the Alien universe. In this roundtable, Jaime, Patrick, Christian, and Andie are joined by first-time guest Forrest MacKnight for an in-depth examination of this fascinating character.

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194 // Interviewing Shiromi Arserio, Narrator of Alien: Colony War and Alien: Into Charybdis

194 // Interviewing Shiromi Arserio, Narrator of Alien: Colony War and Alien: Into Charybdis

June 21, 2022

Two recent Alien novels—Alien: Into Charybdis by Alex White and Alien: Colony War by David Barnett—share a common audiobook narrator. What you might not know about this narrator, though, is she's just as much an Alien nerd as you are!

Shiromi Arserio's website describes her as an "Accent Chameleon," and listening to her work on these recent novels is a masterclass on how to balance character, dialect, and storytelling tension in a way that's at once unobtrusive and yet utterly riveting.

Shiromi was kind enough to spend an evening goofing around with Patrick and Christian, spilling some trade secrets and geeking out about painting Alien miniatures along the way. 

For more on Shiromi and her work, visit www.shiromispeaks.com.

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193 // Propstore & Perfect Organism Podcast presents: An Aliens Panel Discussion

193 // Propstore & Perfect Organism Podcast presents: An Aliens Panel Discussion

June 14, 2022

Perfect Organism was honored to be asked by Propstore to host a panel discussion with ALIENS actors Ricco Ross, Mark Rolston, and ALIENS Visual Effects Supervisor Pat McClung. This event was hosted on top of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles and included industry players, fans and more. Please join us as we unveil this very special episode, hosted by Jaime Prater and Christian Matzke. 

 

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