2013
08.01

EP97: Alien

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You have received a transmission of unknown origin. The course of your journey has been interrupted for three hours in the darkness of space, in which no one can hear you scream. Your special order is to return with our commentary on 1979’s Alien. All other priorities are rescinded as your handsome hosts celebrate Terror Transmission’s 4th anniversary. You’ll also have plenty of time before the emergency destruct system reaches zero to enjoy film background, misunderstood genius, movie tech vs. modern-day tech, science fiction’s influence on actual tech, machine vs. man vs. monster, “face hugging”, Matt Meets The Plush Godzilla, token vs. token, dictator directors, comparison to Aliens and other primordial pustulence. This is Matt and Jason, signing off.

What We’re Drinking | Dan O’Bannon | To Tame A Land – Iron Maiden | Candiru | Crohn’s Disease | H.R. Giger | Frankenchrist | Dead Kennedys Trial | Listen to our episode on “It! The Terror From Beyond Space” | Occam’s Razor | Ridley Scott | Convoy! | Moebius | Apple’s “1984” Macintosh commercial | Heavy Metal magazine | Giger’s Necronomicon | Shepperton Studio | Egyptian Theater: Hollywood | Nostromo by Joseph Conrad | Jerry Goldsmith | Giger Bars | Sigourney Weaver | Ablution | Children of the Sea – Black Sabbath | Mars, Bringer of War – Gustav Holst

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