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Ellen Ripley: feminist icon. Ridley Scott: not so much. Today’s episode covers the first four films of the Alien franchise–yes, even Resurrection, though none of us remembers it well. We’re going deep into the salt mines for our take on the formative series, including why we love xenomorphs and robots with Oedipal complexes. We also cover why we’re not so hot on male writers clinging to hard-edged 90s nostalgia and so-called “Strong Female Characters.” Nothing’s perfect, we guess.
- Ridley Scott’s quotes on the series, verbatim.
- Faculty of Horror podcast: EPISODE 38. ALIENATION, PART 1: ALIEN (1979) AND ALIENS (1986) and EPISODE 39. ALIENATION, PART 2: ALIEN 3 (1992) AND ALIEN: RESURRECTION (1997) by Andrea Subissati and Alex West
- Nat recommends Paul Verhoeven films Robocop (1987) and Starship Troopers (1997) over Alien: Resurrection any day
- Dark Star: HR Giger’s World (2014)
- Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)
- Independence Day (1996)
- Attack the Block (2011)
- Pandorum (2009)