Today John and Jason talk a bit about Alien 3, a bit more about Hicks, and a lot about visual effects.

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Jason Heck joins John again as they talk about mushroom clouds, double endings, and James Cameron's eye for detail.

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Scott and Chrysanthe join John one last time to talk about explosions, classical influences on the Aliens score, and a tried and true screenwriting formula.

Aliens Episode 124: The Coiled Cord

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John welcomes Scott and Chrysanthe back to talk about perspectives on different eras of special effects, whether Bishop's big return works in the narrative, and we wonder about an oddly placed cord. 

Aliens Episode 123: The Head Cock

December 5, 2017

Scott and Chrysanthe join John again to discuss translucent teeth, titling heads, and missing dropships.

Aliens Episode 122: Thigh Master

December 4, 2017

Scott and Chrysanthe join John again to talk about slasher movie similarities, theme park possibilities, and Newt's inner thigh strength. 

Aliens Episode 121: Belching Fire

December 3, 2017

This week John is joined again by Scott Carelli of Dueling Genre Productions and musician/composer Chrysanthe Tan to talk more about reckless Ripley, shedding the egg sack, and comparisons between Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner.

Aliens Episode 120: Rage Murder Ripley

November 30, 2017

George joins John one last time to talk about rage killing, ammo, and grenade belts.

Aliens Episode 119: Rancho Relaxo

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John and George discuss the pros and cons of Ripley's big cathartic flamethrower tantrum. 

Aliens Episode 118: In the Queen’s Chamber

November 28, 2017

Todd Norris joins John and George for one more minute to talk about smoke, slow motion, and an odd edit.