• Reflections on Easter – SA382

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThis is the weekend we celebrate Easter, and in this episode we release an episode that is meant to encourage us to take the time to reflect on Easter, Good Friday, and the Last Supper. Ben is joined by his family in a …

  • MORBIUS – SA381

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSMORBIUS has arrived! Finally! Ben goes solo on a spoiler-free review . . . Sort of a preview of his thoughts on the movie, Evan and Steve told Ben they couldn’t get to this movie, and Ben told them that it was ok. …

  • SAMWISE GAMGEE & SIMON OF CYRENE – SA380

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWhat happens when . . . Ben, Steve, and Evan have a hard time getting together to record? Ben’s been rewatching Lord of the Rings? Ben’s been studying Simon of Cyrene? Ben wants to get some episodes out? Ben has a huge editing …

  • Watching MOONFALL with John Harju – SA379

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe moon is falling . . . and they made a movie. Was it worth seeing? Was it worth making? Ben, Evan, and John Harju went to see this disaster flick. They were all surprised. John was surprised it wasn’t a comedy…Evan was …

  • MARVEL’S ULIMATE COMICS – SA378

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIn the early 2000s, Marvel tried an experiment – restart the stories of fan favorite characters in a new universe. A universe that does not have all the baggage of decades and decades of thousands of issues. A universe that is accessible to …

  • 2021 In Review – SA377

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS2021 was an interesting year for pop culture. We take a look at the movies we saw and some of the other pop culture items (TV and books) we took in during the past year. We used Letterboxd as a partial guide for …

  • DUNE PART ONE review (re-upload) – SA376

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWe moved to a new server, which resulted in the loss of this post . . . we apologize for any inconvenience. DUNE hit screens big and small, and it made a huge impact on us! Ben and Steve discuss the movie, and …

  • ETERNALS Road Trip – SA375

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen and Evan take a road trip to see the latest MCU movie, ETERNALS!!! It’s a movie that tries hard to go big, but does it succeed? PART ONE: The Trip There – talking about expectations and other random thingsPART TWO: The Parking …

  • CELEBRATING 10 YEARS: “Why Sci-Fi?” (SA374)

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSTo celebrate 10 years of the Strangers and Aliens podcast, we’re reposting our first episode! In this episode, Dr. Jayce, Steve, and Ben talk about the question: “Why Sci-Fi?” This is the episode that started it all. Well, started it all in this …

  • Watching the CUBE Franchise with John Harju – SA373

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe CUBE franchise consists of three movies from the 90s and early 2000s. Each of these movies features strangers . . . moving through a strange setting consisting of rooms that are CUBES . . . and some of those room will KILL …

  • PERELANDRA – SA372

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSSteve and Ben explore Venus via the second book in C.S. Lewis’ celebrated “Space Trilogy,” Perelandra. Published in 1943, Perelandra is the story of a man, Ransom, who is transported to Venus and thrust into a battle he feels ill-equipped to handle. In …

  • SHANG-CHI Road Trip – SA371

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSA road trip to see Shang-Chi, featuring Ben, Evan, and Evan’s sister-in-law! Road trips include three segments: spoiler free discussion on the trip to the theater about what we’re expecting; a spoiler free reaction after the movie in the parking lot; and then …

  • FREE GUY Road Trip! – SA370

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen and Evan reunite for a good ol’ fashioned ROAD TRIP EPISODE!!! The movie this time? FREE GUY! An original concept, science fiction movie? In the summer? More importantly . . . is it any good?

  • Watching THE ESCAPE ROOM Franchise with John Harju – SA368

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSJohn Harju is back and that means we’re talking about horror . . . or at least suspense thriller . . . and for this episode that means we’re talking about the “not-quite-Saw-but almost” franchise, or at least the “higher-budget-Cube” franchise: Escape Room, …

  • Jackie Brown’s Four Loves: An exploration of the characters and relationships of Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown through C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves – S&A367

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSA few years back, Ben had the chance to write an essay for the book “Tarantino And Theology” (edited by Jonathan and Jerry Walls). The result was a chance for Ben to dive into his favorite Tarantino movie, Jackie Brown, and dive into …

  • Epic Stories from the Bible that Should Be Movies – SA364

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEvan, Steve, and Ben take a look at some of their favorite stories that should be big budget motion pictures, and in the process explore some of their favorite stories . . . and there just may be a couple new projects that …

  • GODZILLA VS. KONG Review – SA363

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen and Steve are joined by frequent guest host Nathan Marchand to battle each other about how good Godzilla Vs. Kong was! Where did they watch it? (At the BOX OFFICE, or the HOME Box Office???) Did they like it? Which one are …

  • ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE Review – SA362

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen, Steve, and Even take on Zack Snyder’s Justice League! Is it different? Is it better? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it Whedon? One thing’s for sure: it’s LONG!!!

  • WANDAVISION – SA360

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIn this episode, we dive into the show that got many people’s hopes up that mutants were coming to the MCU . . . or if not mutants, Reed Richards . . . or at least a multiverse connection to the X-Men . …

  • Noah and the Flood on Dreams PS4 Full Playthrough – SA359

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen plays through the SNES inspired “Noah and the Flood”, a game Evan designed in Dreams on PS4! As he plays, they discuss: how the game came to be, artistic choices in art based on the Bible, the story of Noah, and many …

Reflections on Easter – SA382

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThis is the weekend we celebrate Easter, and in this episode we release an episode that is meant to encourage us to take the time to reflect on Easter, Good Friday, and the Last Supper. Ben is joined by his family in a …

MORBIUS – SA381

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSMORBIUS has arrived! Finally! Ben goes solo on a spoiler-free review . . . Sort of a preview of his thoughts on the movie, Evan and Steve told Ben they couldn’t get to this movie, and Ben told them that it was ok. …

MARVEL’S ULIMATE COMICS – SA378

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIn the early 2000s, Marvel tried an experiment – restart the stories of fan favorite …

2021 In Review – SA377

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS2021 was an interesting year for pop culture. We take a look at the movies …

ETERNALS Road Trip – SA375

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen and Evan take a road trip to see the latest MCU movie, ETERNALS!!! It’s …

PERELANDRA – SA372

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSSteve and Ben explore Venus via the second book in C.S. Lewis’ celebrated “Space Trilogy,” …

SHANG-CHI Road Trip – SA371

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSA road trip to see Shang-Chi, featuring Ben, Evan, and Evan’s sister-in-law! Road trips include …

FREE GUY Road Trip! – SA370

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen and Evan reunite for a good ol’ fashioned ROAD TRIP EPISODE!!! The movie this …

GODZILLA VS. KONG Review – SA363

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen and Steve are joined by frequent guest host Nathan Marchand to battle each other …