Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast
140 // A Changed Universe: Alien Enters the Marvel Empire

140 // A Changed Universe: Alien Enters the Marvel Empire

July 4, 2020

There's been a flurry of news surrounding Marvel's acquisition of the Alien IP from Dark Horse Comics. Patrick, Jaime, and special guest Paul Hermann sit down to discuss what this first step could mean for the franchise. 

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BONUS EPISODE // FRAME RATE: The Elephant Man

BONUS EPISODE // FRAME RATE: The Elephant Man

June 30, 2020

In 1980, David Lynch, widely known for his avant-garde cinema aesthetic, briefly changed course and released one of the best pictures of the 20th Century. The Elephant Man, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir John Hurt, and Anne Bancroft took critics and audiences by storm with its depiction of John Merrick, a real man that lived in breathed in turn of the century England.

Jaime, and special guest Mark Deckard dive into The Elephant Man, and all of the questions surrounding his story.

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139 // The Return of Ripley - Or Not

139 // The Return of Ripley - Or Not

June 23, 2020

In this episode, Jaime, and Patrick passionately discuss the news of a 50 page treatment for an Alien 5 and whether or not Ripley should return to the Alien franchise. Is the franchise viable without her? Will the next Alien film be made by committee? Patrick and Jaime tackle all of this and more in this lively and fiery entry.

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138 // Open Her Eyes | The Journey To Prometheus : Defending Ridley Scott - Part One

138 // Open Her Eyes | The Journey To Prometheus : Defending Ridley Scott - Part One

June 10, 2020

In this episode, Jaime and Patrick discuss Ridley Scott as a director in the context of Prometheus. Failure or triumph, Patrick, and Jaime walk through the minefield attempting to break down Scott in context of Prometheus. We hope you enjoy. 

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BONUS EPISODE // Frame Rate: Dune

BONUS EPISODE // Frame Rate: Dune

June 4, 2020

In this episode of our Patreon exclusive show, Jaime, and Patrick discuss David Lynch's divisive yet visually arresting film, Dune. 

Dune, released in 1984, was the culmination of years of struggle to bring Frank Herberts seminal novel to the big screen. Notable attempts include the now storied Jodorowsky version which fell apart during pre-production. 

137 // Paradise Lost: Alien After Covenant - A Roundtable Discussion

137 // Paradise Lost: Alien After Covenant - A Roundtable Discussion

May 16, 2020

In this roundtable discussion, Patrick and Jaime and a panel of guests discuss the future of the Alien franchise and what it could mean for fandom. Join us!

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136 // Small Beginnings: An Interview with Charles de Lauzirika (Open Her Eyes: The Journey to Prometheus Part Two)

136 // Small Beginnings: An Interview with Charles de Lauzirika (Open Her Eyes: The Journey to Prometheus Part Two)

April 28, 2020

Now that Alien Day 2020 is behind us, we’re excited to leap back into our Prometheus series with both feet. And what better way to pick up the story than an extended conversation with our friend Charles de Lauzirika, director of The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus?

Join hosts Jaime and Patrick as Charles takes us through the very earliest days of the Prometheus journey—and stay tuned to the end, as Charles answers questions submitted by members of Building Better Worlds!

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135 // Alien Day 2020 - ICC Quarantine Edition: Live Episode Coverage

135 // Alien Day 2020 - ICC Quarantine Edition: Live Episode Coverage

April 28, 2020

In this special episode, Jaime & Patrick are joined by a myriad of guests and listeners for a live Alien Day ICC Quarantine Episode via our Zoom account. 

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ALIEN DAY 2020: 134 // Feel the Weight: A Perfect Organism Aliens Commentary Track

ALIEN DAY 2020: 134 // Feel the Weight: A Perfect Organism Aliens Commentary Track

April 26, 2020

Next up on our Alien Day 2020: ICC Quarantine Edition schedule is a commentary track for one of the most beloved films not just in the franchise, but in Hollywood history: Aliens. Patrick and Jaime were lucky enough to have returning guest (and Aliens mega-fan) Andie GeekGirl join the party! 

This commentary track is for the 1991 Special Edition. We will walk you through how to make sure the playback lines up, so don't worry: just start the episode, load up that Blu-ray, and make sure you have lots of sentry guns outside the room. Just a heads up: there is a little chunk of audio missing around ten minutes into the commentary—we had some internet issues. Don't worry, we come right back again during the interrogation sequence!

We hope you are enjoying the Alien Day festivities. We're very lucky to share this wonderful fandom with listeners like you.

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ALIEN DAY 2020: Alien vs. Predator (2004) Commentary Track (Shit Show Bonus Episode)

ALIEN DAY 2020: Alien vs. Predator (2004) Commentary Track (Shit Show Bonus Episode)

April 26, 2020

We've finally arrived at Alien Day 2020: ICC Quarantine Edition! What better way to kick things off than with a special episode of Shit Show, our down-and-dirty Patreon podcast? As a reminder, we are making Patreon content available for everyone during this extended period of social distancing and lockdown.

Anyone who has listened to Perfect Organism through the years has likely noticed a strange trend: we've been gradually liking the first AvP film more and more every time we talk about it. On this special presentation, Jaime and Patrick are joined by longtime contributor Mykal McCulloch, frequent guest (and bather of action figures) Mike Denis, and some genuine AvP royalty: our dear friend Aaron Percival, co-owner/administrator of AvP Galaxy.

This commentary track is for the theatrical edition, not the unrated. It's intended to be played alongside the movie, and we'll walk you through how that works after the episode starts. So load your discs, start your downloads, stay the hell away from any ancient underground pyramids, and get ready to have a great time.

We'll be bringing you Alien Day content all day long, so stay tuned to Perfect Organism's social media channels to ensure you don't miss anything. Stay safe, and stay frosty!

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