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Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast

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Perfect Organism is the premiere Alien Saga podcast on the internet. New episodes drop every other Tuesday!

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Perfect Organism is the premiere Alien Saga podcast on the internet. New episodes drop every other Tuesday!

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Episodes

233 // Imagined Futures Part Two: What If Alien 3 Never Happened?

2/27/2024
Depending on whom you ask, Alien 3 is either the moment the Alien franchise went off the rails or the moment it found its poetry. For many of us, it's both of these things at the same time. But what if it hadn't been made? What if James Cameron had returned to make a more direct sequel to Aliens? Or what if William Gibson's film had made it to the screen? Or what if something entirely new—and even MORE out-there—happened instead? On this roundtable, the whole PO team ponders these questions—and serves up some of their own ideas for what we might've gotten had Alien 3 not made its way to screens 32 years ago. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:09:14

232 // Dark Descent Revisited: Interviewing Writer Thibaut Claudel

2/13/2024
Aliens: Dark Descent takes some wild narrative risks—and the consensus among fans seems to be those risks paid off. In this interview, Christian and Patrick talk to Tindalos Narrative Designer and Writer Thibaut Claudel about his time on the project. We gain some great insights into 20th Century's handling of the IP and how it's changed somewhat since the Disney Era began a few years ago (hint: it's not what you might expect!), and we learn a ton about the process of putting a game like this together. Follow Thibaut on Twitter/X @Republ33k! // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:08:14

232 // Return to The Forbidden Planet : Part Three | The Crew of the Nostromo

1/30/2024
In our first formal episode of 2024, Christian, Patrick, Jaime and special returning guest Adam Ezekiel return to discuss in-depth each character from Ridley Scott's and Dan O'Bannon's masterpiece, ALIEN. In part three of our re-investigation of ALIEN we dig into the crew of the Nostromo, who they are, their iconic status and how their costumes informs their character. Happy New Year from all of us at Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:06:56

(Special Presentation) FRAME RATE: Godzilla Minus One (2023)

1/20/2024
** For more content like this, join our Patreon at patreon.com/perfectorganism ** 2023 was quite a year at the movies. "Barbenheimer" became a cultural phenomenon. Marvel lost its mojo. And a ten million-dollar subtitled Godzilla movie became the most successful live-action Japanese film in US history. But Godzilla Minus One is so, so much more than just a box office success story. It's a deeply human tale that feels urgently suited to our time in world history. It manages to be both terrifying and profoundly moving, with unforgettable performances, a rigorous attention to detail, and one of the great musical scores of the 21st century. It's also an absolute masterclass in how to create character-driven storytelling. The characters in Minus One feel like living, breathing, fully-realized human beings. In this impassioned episode of Frame Rate, Jaime, Christian, and lifelong Godzilla nut Patrick discuss why this film is so important, and examine the reasons why Takashi Yamazaki's new Goji vision is resonating so deeply with audiences around the world.

Duration:00:55:39

BREAKING: Hawley ALIEN Series News Update

1/18/2024
In this short and sweet update, Jaime, Patrick & Christian reconvene to discuss Noah Hawley's latest comments on his forthcoming Alien series and the wider implications for the IP and the lore. Perfect Organism will be back to regular content releases on January 30th. Stay tuned for more. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:00:14:52

231 // Imagined Futures Part One: What If Aliens Never Happened?

12/19/2023
What if Aliens was never made? That's the question that starts off our final episode and roundtable of the year. Join the entire team at Perfect Organism Podcast as we sit down to talk about the future of Alien if Aliens had never been made. Believe us when we say, this was a challenging topic. James Cameron's Aliens is the defining film of the Alien saga, so coming up with ideas about what a future story could look like was a bit of an adventure. We hope you all enjoy this episode and thank you so much for supporting us throughout the years. We look forward to returning in 2024 with a continuation in a couple of our ongoing series, new content and fantastic coverage. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas for those who celebrate! -Jaime, Patrick, Christian, Andie, Perry, Maj & Xander // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:18:45

230 // Interviewing Mario Benvenuto, Alien Escape Room Creator

12/5/2023
Mario Benvenuto, the maker behind the popular Wired_Workshop YouTube channel, managed to pull off what many Alien fans would consider a dream project: an Alien-themed escape room. Full of detail, Easter Eggs, and electronic wizardry, his escape room was a love letter to a franchise he loves dearly. Mario is also a Patron, and has helped out with some prop making on our upcoming Alien Day 2024 film! In this wide-ranging (and hilarious) episode, Patrick, Christian, Andie, and Mario discuss how the escape room came together, and end up having a much larger conversation about props in the Alien universe and what makes them so special. Check out Mario on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@WiredWorkshop and on IG at instagram.com/wired_workshop! // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:10:43

Perfect Organism’s Alien Romulus & Noah Hawley Series News Update!

11/30/2023
Jaime & Patrick drop in to briefly discuss the casting news and announcements for Noah Hawley's Alien series as well as come confirmation from our own reporting in May of 2023 about the placement of Alien Romulus in the Alien series. This next year and a half will be especially exciting for Alien fans as we await not only a theatrical film but a ten hour series that will premier within months of each other. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:00:22:20

229 // ALIENS: Bishop | Interviewing Author T.R. Napper

11/21/2023
The extended universe for ALIEN is nothing short of a miracle. From movie spin-offs and tie-ins to standalone novels like Vasquez, and masterpieces like Into Charybdis, Alien fandom has no shortage of stories and and adventures to go on between film releases. In this early drop episode, Christian & Jaime sit down with author T.R. Napper to discuss his newest novel, ALIENS: Bishop. Starting with Alien 3 as a starting off point, Napper's Bishop novel dives into artificial intelligence, what it means to be human and a platoon of badass Marines. We hope you enjoy. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:00:58:14

228 // Return to The Forbidden Planet : Part Two | The Nostromo

11/7/2023
In this episode your hosts Andie, Patrick, Jaime and special returning guest Adam Ezekiel sit down to continue our trek into the masterpiece that is ALIEN. In this discussion, we jump into 1979 with the reading of first hand accounts of what it was like to see ALIEN on the big screen at that time. From there we move into the discussion of the first character we meet in the film, the Nostromo. We had such a fun time discussing this topic and we are excited for you to hear it. To find out more about Adam Ezekiel's amazing movie costume replicas, visit www.nostromocrew.com and peruse his work! // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:03:36

227 // A Perfect Organism Halloween Special: Evil Dead (2013) A Roundtable

10/24/2023
After over eight years in fandom, we at Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast are releasing our first annual Halloween episode. It seemed right that we dive into the Fede Alvarez-directed remake of Evil Dead. With Alien Romulus ten months away from release, this felt like the right time to check out what Fede might have up his sleeve in terms of tone and style. This was a rousing roundtable and we can't wait for you to listen! // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:25:16

ALIEN Romulus News Update - Fede Alvarez Breaks His Silence

10/17/2023
Jaime and Patrick sit down to discuss the recent conversation hosted by Guillermo Del Toro on October 7th with Fede Alvarez. Guillermo spent about an hour with Alvarez discussing his career, horror and his current project, Alien: Romulus. To see the entirety of their conversation check out this link here https://youtu.be/z592chAts8I?si=eLoS0PhZ2caafhlj To explore more from Adam Ezekiel's costume replica line, be sure to go to nostromocrew.com and check out his work. The only other place you will see work this expertly crafted is in 1979's ALIEN. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:00:14:51

226 // Return to the Forbidden Planet: The Legacy of Alien | Part One

10/10/2023
As we await the promotional engine to begin revving up for Alien Romulus, a listener and friend of the show, Adam Ezekiel of Nostrum Crew reached out to us with an episode pitch. Adam's idea was to explore Dan O'Bannon & Ridley Scotts ALIEN by discussing what made it such a watershed moment in cinema history. From Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey to 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still, Christian, Patrick, Jaime and Adam jump into an immersion of sights, sounds and horror that is singular to Alien. Join us. To explore more from Adam Ezekiel's costume replica line, be sure to go to nostromocrew.com and check out his work. The only other place you will see work this expertly crafted is in 1979's ALIEN. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:09:32

225 // Defending Prometheus: A Roundtable Discussion

9/26/2023
In the eleven years since the release of Prometheus a lot has been said about the film. Controversial, divisive, masterpiece, or fumble, there's no disputing that Ridley Scott's storied return to science fiction is one for the film history books. In this episode the PO team is joined by Derek from Alien Theory to 'defend Prometheus' as it were. Is Prometheus a film that needs defending? Where does it sit between the original trilogy of films and Alien Covenant? We attempt to explore all of those questions and more. This was a delightful discussion. Enjoy! // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:07:23

224 // Interviewing Julianna Kurokawa (”Maeko Hayes” in Aliens: Dark Descent)

9/12/2023
As fans continue to play and praise Aliens: Dark Descent, Patrick and Christian sat down to talk to the Deputy Director herself, Maeko Hayes, voiced by Julianna Kurokawa (The Peripheral, The Witcher, Avenue 5). In this episode we peek behind the curtain of video game production to learn how the team at Tindalos Interactive worked with the actors, and what it took to bring this new chapter of the Alien Saga to life. You can learn more about Julianna by following her Instagram account here: @julianna_kurokawa // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:00:35:27

223 // Aliens: Colonial Marines 10-Year Retrospective (The Hive Ep. 1)

8/22/2023
** This is the first episode of our new Patreon series dedicated to Alien content. We're calling it "The Hive," and it'll be available exclusively to Patrons going forward. To sign up for Patreon, head to patreon.com/perfectorganism. ** It's somehow been ten years since Aliens: Colonial Marines stomped its way into our lives. What actually happened? How did it go from being one of the most promising console games of its generation to being the butt of every joke? On this ten year-anniversary show, Jaime, Patrick, and Christian break out their best T poses and talk about this thing from every angle imaginable. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:00:33

222 // The Biology of Fear (With Lali DeRosier and Alex White)

8/8/2023
Welcome to Xeno Bio 101! When Alex White (author of two of the best-received Alien novels in history) mentioned on their previous PO appearance that they had an amazing science advisor named Lali DeRosier—a science teacher, like our very own Andie GeekGirl!—we knew we had to have her on the show. And to top it off, Alex even agreed to come back on as well! In this wonderful, educational episode, Lali and Andie take us to science class. How could these creatures grow so quickly? What does "biomechanical" even mean? What the hell is the thing called that the Queen drops eggs from (hint: it's not an ovipositor)? Join Patrick, Christian, Andie, Lali, and Alex as they discuss these ideas and SO much more! Lali has a podcast of her own called Curly Hair Mafia—a great place to start would be this episode discussing Prometheus! https://curlyhairmafia.com/2012/06/10/prometheus/ You can also find her on Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/adverbia.bsky.social and on whatever Twitter is currently called @_adverbia. More on Alex (and their socials) can be found at http://www.alexrwhite.com/. Please read their books, you won't regret it. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:08:20

221 // Anatomy of a Scene: Brett’s Death

7/25/2023
One of our most popular episode formats on Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast (sister show to PO) is "Anatomy of a Scene," where we break down exactly what makes a given sequence so iconic. On today's episode, we apply that same format to one of Alien's most enduringly frightening moments: Brett's death at the hands of the creature. Join Jaime, Patrick, and Christian as they explore this episode from all sorts of angles—technical, philosophical, film-theoretical—and let us know if there are other scenes in the Alien saga you'd like to hear us discuss on future episodes! // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:00:55:37

220 // Aliens: Dark Descent Review

7/11/2023
When Aliens: Dark Descent was announced, it was hard to make out exactly how this real-time strategy outing was going to fit into the rich (and all-over-the-place) pantheon of Alien games. Could a squad game be scary? Was it going to be another wave-after-wave mow 'em fest like the (very fun) Aliens: Fireteam Elite? In this episode, Patrick and Christian welcome first-time guest Adam Zeller of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast to discuss their initial impressions of Dark Descent. Does it work as a game? Does it work as a piece of Expanded Universe lore/world-building? Join us as we explore these questions (and a whole lot more)—and be sure to listen to the AvP Galaxy Podcast as well! Head over to https://www.avpgalaxy.net/category/podcast/ and be sure to subscribe. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:09:03

219 // The Egg and the Sulaco Part Two: Alex White Weighs In (and So Do You!)

6/27/2023
Our "Egg and the Sulaco" episode was quite a hit, it seems! Your thoughtful, impassioned, sometimes-wacky feedback/conspiracy theories inspired us to do a Part Two on this topic, and to enlist the help of bona fide Alien superstar Alex White (author of Alien: The Cold Forge and Alien: Into Charybdis among many other fantastic books you should check out). Join Jaime, Patrick, Christian, Andie, Maj, Perry, Xander, and Alex as they try to figure out how the heck that egg got under that floor panel (and much, much more). Stay tuned till the end for listener comments! For more on Alex and their work, head over to www.alexrwhite.com. Also be sure to follow Alex on IG @the_alex_white. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available! // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

Duration:01:15:11