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Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast

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Rank #23 in Film Interviews category

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Perfect Organism is the premiere Alien Saga podcast on the internet.

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Perfect Organism is the premiere Alien Saga podcast on the internet.

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Smoking a bong ep 6

By NikkiT27 - Apr 06 2019
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Very tacky to smoke a bong during the podcast.

Great stop for Alien Fans

By Derlemke - Nov 18 2018
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We all need a place to talk and listen about the great Alien franchise.

iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
5
2
1
1

Smoking a bong ep 6

By NikkiT27 - Apr 06 2019
Read more
Very tacky to smoke a bong during the podcast.

Great stop for Alien Fans

By Derlemke - Nov 18 2018
Read more
We all need a place to talk and listen about the great Alien franchise.
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Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast

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Perfect Organism is the premiere Alien Saga podcast on the internet.

Rank #1: Episode 16: Interview with John Mullaney (Weyland Yutani Report)

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Pete and Jaime sit down and talk with John Mullaney, one of the incredible artists behind the colossal book, The Weyland Yutani Report.

Mar 13 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: Episode 40: Dissecting ALIEN: Covenant

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In this episode Jaime and Ryan further investigate every moment from the long awaited trailer for Alien: Covenant. We leave no stone unturned and even wax poetic about what constitutes great science fiction, the fickle and never happy fan community and so much more. Peter is on hiatus from the show until he's fully moved in and settled. Join us for what is one of our best episodes  yet.

Jan 04 2017

1hr 47mins

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Rank #3: Episode 3: The Alien Aesthetic

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In our third episode, we discuss the aesthetics of Alien-- from its world-builders like Ridley Scott, to H.R. Giger, as well as Ron Cobb, Chris Foss, and Syd Mead.

Mar 13 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: 121 // Alien 3: The Unfilmed Script: An Interview With Director Stevie J Douglas

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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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Nov 01 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #5: Episode 53: ALIEN: Covenant Roundtable Reaction

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The Perfect Organism Roundtable convenes to get into our first reactions surrounding the release of ALIEN: Covenant. Jm, Ryan, Mykal, and Dave are joined by Ooge, a senior admin and member of The Weyland Yutani Bulletin to discuss what we saw. This was a yet another really fun and informative episode.

May 21 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #6: 93 // Where Do You Go After Alien? (40 Miles of Bad Road: Part 1)

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In this first of a series, Patrick and JM sit down to discuss where the Alien series could possibly go after the surprise success that was Ridley Scott's first entry into the franchise, Alien. Join us for an enjoyable reset of Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast as we embark on a ten-part (or more) series investigating Aliens, a film that's become the litmus test for every science fiction film since its release in 1986.

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// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Oct 02 2018

1hr 35mins

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Rank #7: 84 // Renewing the Covenant: Debating Alien: Covenant a Year Later

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It's been a year since Alien: Covenant released around the world. The hosts at Perfect Organism Podcast and its contributing co-hosts sit down to talk about how the film sits with them a year later and how the fandom is processing the film, and so much more. This was a spirited, and sometimes very tense discussion as hosts Patrick, JM, Mykal, Clara and Dave put into words the complicated relationship that some of us have with the film, as well as the surprising new love that others are feeling for it. Sit back and enjoy. Listen through the end, as JM and Patrick stay on to read user comments from a recent fan poll.

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May 19 2018

2hr 4mins

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Rank #8: 108 // It Looks Like a Warning (The Forbidden Planet: Part 1)

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Welcome to The Forbidden Planet—our long-awaited full series on Alien! On this kickoff episode, hosts Jaime and Patrick unpack Alien's importance in film history, in their lives, and in global popular culture. Why does it still haunt us? Why does it still inspire us? How does it fit in the continuum of science fiction—and how did it alter that continuum forever?

We're celebrating the fortieth anniversary of this landmark film with a year full of interviews, research pieces, roundtables, debates, video segments, and more.

Strap into those pressure suits. Let's get out there.

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Apr 12 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #9: Episode 5: Alien 5 News Roundup

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In this episode, we discuss some of the latest news regarding Neill Blomkamp's Alien project, reported to be starring Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn.

Mar 13 2016

51mins

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Rank #10: 118 // Nuke the Site From Orbit: Unpopular Alien Saga Opinions

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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.

// For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com.

// If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds

// To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available!

// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Sep 25 2019

1hr 37mins

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Rank #11: 112 // A Two Year Alien: Covenant Anniversary Roundtable

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In this episode, Jaime and Patrick are joined by special guests Aaron Percival of AvP Galaxy, Clara Fei Fei (MUTHUR9000), and Perfect Organism team members Conar and Sean to discuss how Alien: Covenant is sitting with all of us two years after its release. This was a wonderful hour-and-a-half discussion diving back into a film that continues to be controversial with the fan base.

// For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com.

// If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds

// To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available!

// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

May 31 2019

1hr 39mins

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Rank #12: Episode 45: Walter & The Round Table

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JM and Ryan are joined by David Gogel, who has shared opinion pieces about the Alien experience, that he's written, and our second time guest,  Mykal Mcculloch, for what will now be an ongoing, and official round table discussion, which we will produced once a month, or when schedules permit. This episode we're all discussing the latest Walter viral video, where we see the series going, with the news that Ridley Scott will be in the director's chair for the foreseeable future...and so much more. Join us!

Mar 17 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #13: Episode 24: Fan Art, 1YR Anniversary, The Future....

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In this episode, we discuss fan art from talented people like Brandon Flores, to folks like Dayton Allen, and Tobias Allendorph.

Mar 13 2016

56mins

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Rank #14: 78 // Raunchy Resurrection Roundtable (Reengaging Resurrection: Part 1)

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It's easy to write off Alien Resurrection as the black sheep of the Alien Saga. Whether you love it or you hate it—or both at the same time—you can't deny there's a lot to talk about.

In this riotous roundtable, Ryan, Patrick, Clara, and Dave revisit this crazy film and try to figure out what works and what doesn't. Along the way, they deal with some pretty deep questions: Is Dave's dad a prophet? Was Michael Wincott the inspiration for Christian Bale's Batman voice? How much K-Y Jelly is too much K-Y Jelly?

As we come closer to the end of our In Defense of Alien 3 series, we're excited to launch this new miniseries on Resurrection

Anyone up for some basketball?

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Mar 27 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: 65 // In Defense of Alien 3 (Part 1)

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The entire hosting staff of Perfect Organism sits down to discuss impressions of Alien 3. This episode is the jumping off point for mini-series deep dive into many aspects of the now famous, storied, and troubled Alien 3. In the coming weeks and months, Perfect Organism will dissect everything from the incredible score by Elliot Goldenthal, to the creature design and effects, the reception the film received, and how the film was the first of many fissures into a very divided and polarized fan base. Join JM, Ryan, Patrick, Mykal, and Dave for a riveting hour of discussion.

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Sep 09 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #16: 71 // Defending Alien: Covenant (Part 2)

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In what is our longest show ever, clocking in at over 2.5 hours, JM, Ryan, and Patrick are joined by our roundtable hosts Mykal and Dave, and special guests Clara Fei-Fei. This is a really special episode as we talk to Clara about her entry into the world of Alien, her first memories, favorite scenes, and her opinion on Alien: Covenant. This episode is a second chapter in an ongoing and heated discussion over Alien: Covenant, and Ridley Scott's latest comments that have proven incredibly divisive among the fans. The last hour of the show, Ryan, Patrick and JM read our user feedback and comments. Enjoy!

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Nov 09 2017

2hr 25mins

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Rank #17: Episode 50: Perfect Organism Interviews Ripley Actress, Laurel Lefkow

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JM and Ryan have the honor and privilege of interviewing esteemed and award winning actress, Laurel Lefkow who embodies Ripley perfectly in the audio drama of Tim Lebbon's ALIEN: Out of the Shadows. 

Apr 26 2017

30mins

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Rank #18: 119 // Perfect Organism Reviews Memory: The Origins of Alien

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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!

// For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com.

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// To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available!

// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Oct 08 2019

44mins

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Rank #19: Episode 59: Defending ALIEN: Covenant

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JM is joined by special guest Patrick Greene as they go toe-to-toe, in the best possible way. Patrick is an unashamed enthusiast and Covenant supporter, going on the record to explain his love and defense of the film. It's a riveting and dynamic conversation. One of our longest podcasts yet. Catch Patrick as one of the leads in PROXIMITY: Last Stand At Hadley's Hope, coming in the next few months from Perfect Organism. Enjoy!

Jul 12 2017

1hr 44mins

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Rank #20: 104 // Every Character Matters (40 Miles of Bad Road: Part 7)

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What makes the characters in Alienso unforgettable? Join hosts Jaime and Patrick as they team up with special guests Dave (of Xenomorphing.com) and Dan (of Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast) to uncover some of the reasons these characters live on so strongly in our hearts and in our memories.

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Feb 12 2019

1hr 18mins

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126 // Special Presentation: Shit Show, Episode 1 (AVP 2004)

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We're excited to bring our Patreon supporters another all-new, ongoing series—and we'd like to share this first episode with everyone! We're calling this new program Shit Show: The Lighter Side of Perfect Organism. You know those moments in Perfect Organism episodes where Jaime and Patrick just make fun of each other for five minutes? Shit Show is all about those moments.

It's about taking ourselves (and our franchise) a little less seriously. Exploring corners of the franchise we might not otherwise touch on, and taking time to explore some hidden gems—or turds—in science fiction and genre filmmaking more broadly.

If you'd like so sign up for our Patreon, go to perfectorganism.com/support or search "Perfect Organism" at patreon.com. For just $2 per month, you'll have instant access to every episode of Shit Show and our other ongoing Patreon series, Frame Rate.

We'll be back with regular programming in two weeks! In the meantime, consider supporting the show by joining our crew at perfectorganism.com/support.

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Jan 21 2020

42mins

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125 // Looking Back on an Unforgettable Year in Fandom

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As we close 2019, we wanted to take a moment to appreciate how much fun we've had this year. With this show, with each other, with our podcast family, and with all of you listening out there, wherever you are.

Thank you for making 2019—Alien's 40th anniversary—completely unforgettable.

We'll see you in the new year after a short break!

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Dec 23 2019

56mins

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

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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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Dec 10 2019

2hr 5mins

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

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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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// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Dec 03 2019

1hr 11mins

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

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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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// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Nov 26 2019

52mins

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

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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. 

// For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com.

// If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds

// To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available!

// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Nov 01 2019

1hr 18mins

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

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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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// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Oct 25 2019

1hr 21mins

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

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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!

// For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com.

// If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds

// To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available!

// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Oct 08 2019

44mins

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

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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.

// For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com.

// If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds

// To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available!

// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Sep 25 2019

1hr 37mins

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

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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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// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Sep 11 2019

1hr 8mins

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116 // A Nightmare, Revisited: Signs of Life

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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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// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Aug 27 2019

54mins

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

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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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// And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Aug 13 2019

1hr 12mins

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114 // I Don't Ever Blink: Ridley Scott and the Nature of Genius (The Forbidden Planet: Part 4)

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As we continue our year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of Alien, we've finally arrived at the man behind the camera: Sir Ridley Scott.

To say Scott was a bizarre choice to helm Alien would be putting it mildly. Virtually unknown outside of commercials and television—with just one feature film (an epic about Napoleonic War-era swordplay) to his name—Scott ended up being an almost impossibly good pick to direct this groundbreaking movie.

Jaime and Patrick explore Scott's roots—his youth in northern England, his years coming out of art school, his work for the BBC—and discuss how those life experiences helped shape him into the perfect director for one of the great films ever made. They also talk about the shoot itself, and how Scott's idiosyncrasies worked in his favor as he overcame the limitations of the studio system to craft a blockbuster that felt like an art film.

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Jul 12 2019

57mins

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113 // The Fantastic Dark: HR Giger and the Poetics of Fear (The Forbidden Planet: Part 3)

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It's impossible to overstate just how revolutionary—and how brilliant—HR Giger's work on Alien was. But why? Why does his work continue to enthrall and haunt us? Why has it gone on to define the look of "horror in space" for the past four decades?

On this next installment into our Forbidden Planet series, hosts JM Prater and Patrick Greene welcome a special guest: Majid Shanaa, longtime listener and eloquent xeno-fan. Join the guys as they explore Giger's life, art, and his endlessly fascinating influence on us all.

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Jun 14 2019

1hr 17mins

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112 // A Two Year Alien: Covenant Anniversary Roundtable

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In this episode, Jaime and Patrick are joined by special guests Aaron Percival of AvP Galaxy, Clara Fei Fei (MUTHUR9000), and Perfect Organism team members Conar and Sean to discuss how Alien: Covenant is sitting with all of us two years after its release. This was a wonderful hour-and-a-half discussion diving back into a film that continues to be controversial with the fan base.

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May 31 2019

1hr 39mins

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111 // Alien Day 2019 Roundtable

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Join us in this love-fest of a roundtable as JM, Patrick, Clara, Dave, Sean, Shaun, and Conar look back on all the things that made the fourth annual Alien Day such a rousing success. From the North Bergen High School play to the Tongal short films, there was a ton to unpack.

After a year of huge uncertainty—about the future of 20th Century Fox and the future of the franchise—we've emerged revivified and looking toward the future.

So let's celebrate!

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May 14 2019

1hr 57mins

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110 // Alien: Harvest: An Interview with Director Ben Howdeshell

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Host JM Prater was pleased and delighted to sit down with Alien 40th Anniversary short film director Ben Howdeshell to discuss his film Alien: Harvest, which releases today via IGN and YouTube. From his first story proposal, to how he lit his sets, Ben goes in-depth on the process that brought his brilliant short film to life.

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Apr 26 2019

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109 // Memory: An Interview with Diane O'Bannon (The Forbidden Planet: Part 2)

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Patrick and Jaime were delighted to sit down with Diane O'Bannon—wife of Dan O'Bannon, the original writer and screenwriter on Alien. In this interview, Diane speaks about the origins of Alien, her meeting Dan, his dreams and hopes, and the legacy he's left behind.

Alien would not be possible without Dan O'Bannon. Let’s pay tribute to the man who discovered our Forbidden Planet forty years ago.

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Apr 26 2019

1hr 5mins

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108 // It Looks Like a Warning (The Forbidden Planet: Part 1)

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Welcome to The Forbidden Planet—our long-awaited full series on Alien! On this kickoff episode, hosts Jaime and Patrick unpack Alien's importance in film history, in their lives, and in global popular culture. Why does it still haunt us? Why does it still inspire us? How does it fit in the continuum of science fiction—and how did it alter that continuum forever?

We're celebrating the fortieth anniversary of this landmark film with a year full of interviews, research pieces, roundtables, debates, video segments, and more.

Strap into those pressure suits. Let's get out there.

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Apr 12 2019

1hr 11mins

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107 // Every Meal a Banquet: The Triumph of Aliens (40 Miles of Bad Road: Part 9)

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At last, we've reached a stopping point on our journey down 40 Miles of Bad Road. But don't worry! We'll be revisiting the series from time to time in the years to come.

As we sit here and reflect on the road we've traveled—the stories we've heard, the reflections we've shared, the people we've met along the way—we thought it would be a nice moment to open the conversation up a bit. 

On this enormous roundtable, Jaime and Patrick are joined by regulars Mykal McCulloch, Clara Fei-Fei (MUTHUR9000; yutani.blog), Dave Gogel (xenomorphing.com), and Conar Murdoch, as well as some new voices: Sean Sumner (part of our Building Better Worlds team) and Dusty Tweedhope (longtime listener and friend of the show).

This show covers the full gamut of what we hope to achieve with this roundtable format: hilarity, genuine introspection, fellowship, ribald banter, and so much more. We celebrate the past and look to the future, and we have a wonderful time along the way.

Thank you all for traveling this road with us. Our Forbidden Planet series is just around the corner!

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Mar 26 2019

1hr 48mins

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Smoking a bong ep 6

By NikkiT27 - Apr 06 2019
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Very tacky to smoke a bong during the podcast.

Great stop for Alien Fans

By Derlemke - Nov 18 2018
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We all need a place to talk and listen about the great Alien franchise.