In which I discuss religion, logical fallacies, and the ever changing cultural tastes in music.Continue reading “Covenant Minute 21”
In which I discuss meteoric cadavers, ponder the place for religion in the future, and learn the term “cybernetic can” from Alan Dean Foster.
If an astronaut died in space, would he decompose? (no bacteria but what about radiation?). (2007, December 11). UCSB Science Line. https://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=1692
Phobos – An alien: Covenant story | official trailer (2017) [Video]. (2017, July 20). YouTube. https://youtu.be/Q-4UMvX8Kno
Raised by wolves. (2021, January 1). STUDIO YUTANI. https://yutani.studio/raised-by-wolves/
In which I discuss Jed Kurzel, the capabilities of AI in the role of emotional support, and the dangers of having a caregiver that is too agreeable.Continue reading “Covenant Minute 19”
In which I am joined for the last time, for now, by Duncan Shields and we discuss Ridley Scott’s ego, future relationships with AI, and the importance of format and structure for effective storytelling, maybe the Alien prequels should have been a TV series?
In which Duncan (of Tronologically Speaking) and I discuss whaliens, good directors getting away with bad behaviour, and I deliver my very best David Lynch impression.
In which I am joined by Duncan Shields of Tronologically Speaking to explore our bottomless contempt for Ridley Scott, as well as discuss the belligerence and incompetence of his characters.
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In which I discuss the inspirations for Walter, the ELIZA effect, and anticipating dangers from space.Continue reading “Covenant Minute 15”
In which I discuss Oram, Ridley Scott’s cinematography, and compare this scene between film, book and script.
Join Clara of Studio Yutani and I as we dissect every iteration of Alien 3 in an attempt to find a version of the film that might have been as well received as its predecessors.Continue reading “Alien Day Special 2021”
In which I discuss the ways we remember the dead across cultures, and how reflections, photographs and videos have changed the way we perceive ourselves, other people and time itself.Continue reading “Covenant Minute 13”