Capitalism, that’s the real horror (Media Mavens episode 25)

On this episode our friend Sara return to discuss Alien and Aliens. It’s a great conversation about the themes of the movies and how the genre-shift affects things.

Today’s Topics:

This week we have a returning guest, our friend Sara, to talk about the first two installments of the Alien movie franchise.

Guest and Topic Intro (00:00:19)

A brief intro to our guest Sara and an intro to our topic this episode.

What we’ve been up to (00:01:31) Sara (@serrinnewow)

  • World of Warcraft
  • Girlfriend’s Day
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Riverdale
  • A Dark, Dark Wood
  • Girl on the Train
  • Politics

Riley (@kaleri_)

Pam (@jasyla_)

  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • Telltale Batman
  • Arkham VR and other VR games
  • The Sopranos

Alien (00:24: 31)

  • What is Alien?
  • Why are these films so interesting to discuss?
  • Space and silence
  • Ripley was originally supposed to be played by a man, how do you think that would have changed both films’ themes? @youmeyou
  • When Computers Were Women
  • True or false: Jonesy is the real hero @runycat
  • Smoking in movies
  • Aliens – change of genre
  • Story beats shared between the two movies
  • What earth species as host do you think would result in the most terrifying xenomorph? @The_Doc_Webb
  • Aliens characters
  • The Corporation
  • Special effects
  • @xhugglesx wants us to talk about Prometheus
  • Alien is my all-time favorite film, followed closely by Aliens. Do you hope Alien Covenant more follows the original horror masterpiece or the action-packed sequel? Or maybe a mixture of the two? @Duke0619

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