FOEC's look back over the Alien series concludes with reviews of Prometheus and Alien Covenant, in which Sandy, James, Jeremy and Joe dissect their lack of enthusiasm for the central premise of Ridley Scott's new era of Alien prequels. Perhaps unsurprisingly, our discussion ends with some fantasy filmmaking, and asks, Which OTHER directors would we like to see tackling the Alien universe?
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00:00 – Intro + listener feedback (bad Alien reviews).
07:25 – Discussing Prometheus + audio clip.
24:45 – Discussing Alien Covenant + audio clip.
47:28 – FANTASY FILMMAKING QUESTION: Which other directors would we like to see make an Alien movie?
THEME MUSIC: 'Film Film Film!' by Vladimir Golovanov, Fyodor Khitruk and Sokol from Film Film Film! (Фильм, фильм, фильм, 1968)
Another podcast for Alien-lovers and horror-movie fans: Horror Movie Yearbook
Tim's link to negative reviews of Alien (1979)
FILMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, USA – Don Siegel)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978, USA – Philip Kaufman)
Alien vs. Predator (2004, Canada/Italy/UK/USA – dir. Paul W.S. Anderson)
Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (2007, USA – dirs. Greg & Colin Strause)
Kill List (2012, UK – dir. Ben Wheatley)
Prometheus (2012, UK/USA – dir. Ridley Scott)
The Invitation (2015, USA – dir. Karyn Kusama)
Alien Covenant (2017, USA – dir. Ridley Scott)