Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast
191 // The Promise of a Flower: Discussing Dillon

191 // The Promise of a Flower: Discussing Dillon

May 24, 2022

Charles S. Dutton's performance as Leonard Dillon in Alien 3 is one of those portrayals that seems almost star-crossed. With his thrilling speeches, deep humanity, and murky past, Dillon is a character who becomes more special the more time you spend with him—a character that makes us ask Big Questions, like what is redemption? Can you find it even after you've committed atrocities? Where do you search for hope at the Ass End of Space?

Dutton, with his own troubled past and remarkable acting journey, brings such force and depth to this character that it's no wonder many of his monologues—the burial sequence, his "let's fight it" speech—have become beloved touchstones of modern science fiction.

In this next installment in our ongoing 30th Anniversary of Alien 3 coverage, Jaime, Patrick, Christian, and Andie discuss this deeply complex character.

For some additional reading, here's a relatively recent interview with him that gets mentioned in the episode a few times: https://bit.ly/3wLsMK3

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190 // Charles de Lauzirika’s Alien 3 Assembly Cut Commentary

190 // Charles de Lauzirika’s Alien 3 Assembly Cut Commentary

May 9, 2022

Charles de Lauzirika is the Restoration Producer of the Alien 3 Assembly Cut, as well as the director of Wreckage and Rage, the definitive behind-the-scenes account of Alien 3 (which you may have seen, in various forms, on both the Quadrilogy and Anthology boxsets). He reached out to us after our previous Assembly Cut commentary went live on Alien Day and asked if we'd like to watch it again, only this time with him on the commentary panel!

Jaime, Patrick, and Christian had the immense pleasure of learning the inside story of the Assembly Cut from the guy who actually put it together, and we're thrilled to share this exclusive experience with our listeners.

The commentary track gets started after a few minutes of intros and banter; we'll cue you when it's time to start playing the film.

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189 // Interviewing Sarah Welch-Larson, Author of Becoming Alien

189 // Interviewing Sarah Welch-Larson, Author of Becoming Alien

April 26, 2022

Sarah Welch-Larson's Becoming Alien is subtitled ... The Beginning and End of Evil in Science Fiction's Most Idiosyncratic Film Franchise, and that should tell you everything you need to know about why we were so thrilled to chat with her!

Becoming Alien is a philosophical examination of all six canonical films—an exploration of deep themes like the nature of evil and the things that make us human. Join Jaime, Patrick, Christian, Andie, and Sarah as they don their headlamps and venture into one of their deepest conversations yet.

Follow Sarah on Twitter (@dodgyboffin) and be sure to pick up Becoming Alien at http://cutt.ly/BecomingAlien!

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188 // Alien 3 | The Assembly Cut Commentary

188 // Alien 3 | The Assembly Cut Commentary

April 26, 2022

Happy Alien Day! As is our tradition (and for as long as we can) Perfect Organism releases a commentary episode every 04.26. This year, in honor of the 30 year anniversary of Alien 3, Patrick, Maj, & Jaime sat down and recorded a commentary track for the assembly cut of Alien 3.  We hope you enjoy!

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ALIEN: Abandon - A Brand New Audio Drama

ALIEN: Abandon - A Brand New Audio Drama

April 26, 2022

Starring Liam Richards, Terry Cooper, & Perry Chicos as Elliot 

From an original script by Jaime Prater * Directed by Jaime Prater  

Original Score by Patrick Greene * Planet sound by Patrick Greene  

Sound design by Jaime Prater * Additional sounds by Xander House

Produced by Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast * Edited by Jaime Prater 

With Chase Cupo as the voice of Stratos & Micah Greene as the voice M.U.T.H.U.R.

*special thanks to Maj & Christian Matzke*

 

Alien Abandon was made possible in part by our amazing patrons.

 

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187 // Into The Abyss: 30 Years of Alien 3 | A Roundtable Discussion

187 // Into The Abyss: 30 Years of Alien 3 | A Roundtable Discussion

April 26, 2022

As Perfect Organism Podcast dives into our celebration of the 30 year anniversary of Alien 3, we decided to start off our conversations about the nature of the film. How did you feel about the film going into it? Did you know that Hicks & Newt would meet their tragic fate before you saw it? Have you been able to get over their deaths? Is Alien 3 a film that's found its rightful place? The team at Perfect Organism sits down to talk about all of this, setting the stage for a series of episodes covering one of the most storied films in Hollywood history. 

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186 // Fandom Spotlight: Interviewing Alaric Hahn -  Founder of Alien Day

186 // Fandom Spotlight: Interviewing Alaric Hahn - Founder of Alien Day

April 26, 2022

We kick off Alien Day 2022 with an interview with its original founder, Alaric Hahn. Host Christian Matzke sits down for an in-depth and satisfying conversation covering the first Alien Day in 2015, the films, and so much more. Happy Alien Day, and enjoy!

 

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185 // Alien Day & Celebrating 30 Years of Alien 3

185 // Alien Day & Celebrating 30 Years of Alien 3

April 11, 2022

In this brief episode, Jaime and Patrick get together to discuss Perfect Organism's content itinerary for Alien Day 2022. From our brand new full-length audio drama ALIEN: Abandon, to a very intimate and exhaustive Assembly Cut commentary, this year's Alien Day promises to be one for the ages. 

 

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184 // Meeting the Cast of ALIENS: NYC WinterCon 2022

184 // Meeting the Cast of ALIENS: NYC WinterCon 2022

March 29, 2022

After a couple of years locked in the old freezerinos, fandoms are starting to reconnect in person again. Earlier this month, the New York City WinterCon provided a fantastic opportunity for Aliens fans to meet one another—and to meet many of the Colonial Marines themselves!

In this episode, Andie and Christian tell Jaime and Patrick all about their Con experience—Andie as a volunteer working with the cast, and Christian as a costumed attendee. Ever wonder if Mark Rolston is a tea guy or a coffee fiend? Or if Michael Biehn takes a lunch break? Or how much of a single Perfect Organism episode can be realistically devoted to talking about how attractive Ricco Ross is in person? Tune in!

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183 // There’s Movement: What Scares You? | A Roundtable Discussion

183 // There’s Movement: What Scares You? | A Roundtable Discussion

March 14, 2022

In this lively episode, the Perfect Organism team all sits down to discuss some of the scariest moments that have stuck with them in movies. From John Carpenter's The Thing, to Alex Garland's Annihilation, what has the capability to scare us can run the gamut. From the psychological and physical, to the emotional. Fear is a complex emotion, affecting all of us in very different ways. Join us as we explore them.

 

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