Because we have loved the Alien movies for as long as we can remember loving movies, the FOEC podcast here presents the first of three episodes in which we review all of the previous movies in the Alien series in anticipation of the release of Ridley Scott's latest entry Alien: Covenant. This first episode covers Scott's seminal arthouse sci-fi slasher Alien, as well as James Cameron's pluralised action extravaganza Aliens. Sandy, James and Jeremy are joined by fellow inveterate alien lover Joe and we hope that you enjoy nerding out over the Alien series as much as we did :)
Next week we will cover the lesser loved entries in the original Alien series. Our trio of episodes will conclude a week later with our review of Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. Listener feedback is always appreciated and we would love to read your responses to our discussion on the final episode of our Alien special. You can write to us with your coherent thoughts and rambling brain droppings related to all things xenomorphic at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a review on iTunes.
00:00 – Discussing Ridley Scott's Alien + audio clip.
19:00 – Discussing James Cameron's Aliens + audio clip.
THEME MUSIC: 'Film Film Film!' by Vladimir Golovanov, Fyodor Khitruk and Sokol from Film Film Film! (Фильм, фильм, фильм, 1968)
FILMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Dark Star (1974, USA – dir. John Carpenter)
Dune (France/USA – dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky) an un-produced attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's novel for the big screen. We highly recommend checking out the fascinating documentary Jodorowsky's Dune (2013, France/USA – dir. Frank Pavich) about the pre-production of this ill-fated film from which Alien eventually emerged.
Star Wars (1977, USA – dir. George Lucas)
Alien (1979, USA – dir. Ridley Scott)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980, USA – dir. Irvin Kershner)
Aliens (1986, USA – dir. James Cameron)