Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Episode 11: Alien!

In space, no-one can hear your convoluted metaphors or pompous windbaggery. Unfortunately, this isn't space. Join us as we discuss the novelisation of the classic 1979 sci-fi film Alien, which has very little about aliens but a lot about cat psychology and space brothels.

For extra credit, you can read the novelisation in comic form, drawn by an 11-year-old who hadn't seen the movie. No, I'm serious.
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Hosts: Jessica McLeod and Luke Milton


  1. You mentioned work - like ordinary day jobs? If you two go to ordinary day jobs, then God is a real bastard.

    John :)

    P.S: This thing you do is uplifting - educational and sheer genius. Why wasn't school like this? The only stuff I remember of Shakespeare is "Riding on the balls of mine (or something)" and "out ville jelly." I mean, come on: there's something seriously wrong there.

  2. Great episode as always.

    If you want a good book for a future podcast you should read ADF's novel of the first Star Wars movie. It's an interesting read because 1)the back story of Star Wars had not been written yet so he had to make up a lot of it and 2)He only had early drafts of the script to go by so in some places the book is not much like the movie.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Glad you had fun with the book (if having fun with ALIEN is not an oxymoron...there, another 3-syllable plus word for you).

    In re the whale shark riding: this occurred in the course of an expedition up the WA coast with Rodney Fox in 1992, prior to restrictions being placed on diver-whale shark interaction by the WA government. It was our experience that the sharks not only didn't mind contact, but that in certain instances they actually seek it out.

    How to ride a whale shark: gently grab a fin and hold on, but watch your depth.