Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast
151 // A Goddamn Town Meeting : Discussing Noah Hawley’s Alien Series

151 // A Goddamn Town Meeting : Discussing Noah Hawley’s Alien Series

January 14, 2021

In this special and colossal roundtable, Patrick, Jaime, and Maj are joined by a band of misfit listeners to discuss the newly announced Noah Hawley Alien series for Hulu. 

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BONUS EPISODE: Raised By Wolves | Final Assessment

BONUS EPISODE: Raised By Wolves | Final Assessment

December 23, 2020

In part two of our coverage of Ridley Scott's Raised by Wolves, Jaime is joined by Ryan Zeid of Xenomorphing and The Hive Mind Podcast. Is Raised By Wolves a triumph or a tragedy? Jaime and Ryan discuss all of this and more in this bonus holiday episode. 

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BONUS EPISODE: Breaking News | Noah Hawley’s Alien Series Announced for Hulu

BONUS EPISODE: Breaking News | Noah Hawley’s Alien Series Announced for Hulu

December 12, 2020

In this special bonus episode, Patrick, Jaime, and special guest MUTHUR9000 sit down to discuss the seismic announcement of a new Alien series, produced by Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion) for Hulu. 

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150 // Interviewing Writer/Actor Ralph Brown (In Defense of Alien 3 Part Nine)

150 // Interviewing Writer/Actor Ralph Brown (In Defense of Alien 3 Part Nine)

December 8, 2020

As longtime Perfect Organism listeners know, Alien 3 is especially close to Jaime and Patrick's hearts. In this interview—something of a dream come true for this show—we had the opportunity to spend an afternoon chatting with Ralph Brown, the actor behind Francis Aaron ("85"). He gives us a deeply personal look into the history of Alien 3: the casting process, the shoot, working with David Fincher and Sigourney Weaver, and much more.

We also take a journey through other key parts of his multifaceted creative life. From filming The Crying Game to writing two rap musicals, Ralph Brown has forged a long and productive career in the arts that spans genre, media, and skillset.

Join us for this intimate look behind the scenes of Alien 3, that dark marvel that draws us back time and again.

And be sure to bookmark Ralph's blog, which offers extensive insights into his creative life (including some great pieces on his time working on Alien 3)! You can find it at https://magicmenagerie.wordpress.com/.

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Ridley Scott: A Retrospective | Interviewing Author Ian Nathan

Ridley Scott: A Retrospective | Interviewing Author Ian Nathan

November 24, 2020

In this episode, Jaime sits down with author Ian Nathan, to discuss his newly released book, Ridley Scott: A Retrospective. From Scott's beginnings as a first time director, to being on the set of Alien Covenant, Ian discusses the films and career of the legendary director and his lasting legacy. We hope you enjoy. 

 

Ridley Scott: A Retrospective is available at all major book outlets. 

 

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149 // The Cast & Characters of Prometheus (Open Her Eyes: The Journey To Prometheus Part Eight)

149 // The Cast & Characters of Prometheus (Open Her Eyes: The Journey To Prometheus Part Eight)

November 3, 2020

In this very special roundtable episode, Patrick and Jaime are joined by their good friend and listener Peter (from the Midwest), and returning friend and guest, Dave Gogel, of Xenomorphing.com, and Hive Mind Podcast.

The topic on hand in this episode is the cast and characters of Prometheus. The crew discusses each cast member, what their announcement meant for the film, the character they play, and the reception. This was a very fun episode, and we hope you enjoy. 

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BONUS EPISODE // Demons, Witches, & The Dark: A Halloween Special

BONUS EPISODE // Demons, Witches, & The Dark: A Halloween Special

October 31, 2020

BONUS EPISODE //
FRAME RATE
: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Welcome to our first Halloween Special! Jaime and Dan discuss some of their favorite scary movies, including The Exorcist (1973), Hereditary (2018), and more! So light some candles, turn the lights down, and join us while we explore the darker side of film.

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148 // Rebuilding A Future: The Production Design of Prometheus (Open Her Eyes: The Journey To Prometheus Part Seven)

148 // Rebuilding A Future: The Production Design of Prometheus (Open Her Eyes: The Journey To Prometheus Part Seven)

October 20, 2020

While Prometheus may be controversial for many different reasons, what is generally agreed upon is its production design and attention to every detail. In this episode, Jaime, and Patrick break down the production design choices for the film. Did Ridley Scott and production designer Arthur Max create a world too dissimilar to 1979's ALIEN, or what is the perfect in-between aesthetic? Join us as we explore this question and more on this latest episode. 

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147 // ALIEN: 40 Years 40 Artists | Interviewing Matt Hatton - Tristan Jones - and Dane Hallett

147 // ALIEN: 40 Years 40 Artists | Interviewing Matt Hatton - Tristan Jones - and Dane Hallett

October 6, 2020

Like so many things this year, Alien: 40 Years 40 Artists was delayed for months due to world events. Luckily—as anyone with a copy can attest—the wait was beyond worth it. Packed with stunning artwork and personal anecdotes, the book is a love letter to the franchise and a wellspring of inspiration.

It’s also a great opportunity to see some familiar names trying new things with their talents. Three of those names are especially beloved to Alien fans around the world: Dane Hallett, Matt Hatton, and Tristan Jones.

In this extended conversation—very much a love letter to the franchise in itself—these three super-artists/super-fans chat with Jaime and Patrick about what Alien means to them, what draws them back to it year after year, and so much more.

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146 // Spaihts, Lindelof, and Two Very Different Scripts (Open Her Eyes: The Journey to Prometheus Part Six)

146 // Spaihts, Lindelof, and Two Very Different Scripts (Open Her Eyes: The Journey to Prometheus Part Six)

September 22, 2020

In this next installment of our ongoing exploration into the origins of Prometheus, Jaime and Patrick (with special guest Dan Ferlito, their cohost on Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast) dive deeply into two very important documents: Jon Spaihts' ALIEN: Engineers and Damon Lindelof's Paradise.

The quick, popularized version of events is that Jon Spaihts, hired by Scott and Fox to write a screenplay based on a compelling pitch, turned in something rough-hewn but interesting. Then Damon Lindelof, hot off the success of Lost, was brought in to give it a little Hollywood magic—and a less overt connection to Alien.

But there's a lot more to it than that. Join us on this deep dive into the early days of Prometheus.

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