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Return of the X-Files (Pt. 1) – SA173

Return of the X-Files (Pt. 1) – SA173

The X-Files has returned, and Steve and ben are pretty excited…although we have different reactions to SOME of these first three episodes of X-Files season 10. With a mythology episode, a mystery episode, and a humor episode, the first three episodes of this six episode series give a pretty good sampling of what the X-Files was all about, but how did it live up to the X-Files’ legacy? Found out here as Ben and Steve reopen the … Read entire article »

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Anything But Star Wars – SA172

Anything But Star Wars – SA172

What do Labyrinth, Longmire, and The Faerie Queen have in common? They AREN’T Star Wars! And they ARE some things we’ve been reading and watching and enjoying. And they AREN’T Star Wars. Here’s a partial list of some of the things that AREN’T Star Wars that we talked about in this “catching up with each other” episode. Labyrinth Longmire Jessica Jones Man from Atlantis Young Justice Legion … Read entire article »

The Force Awakens Revisited – SA171

The Force Awakens Revisited – SA171

We return to Star Wars episode 7 for a longer, more focused discussion of the movie! What did they love? What did they hate? Also, Ben and Steve welcome Evan officially into the fold as the fourth “strange alien”! … Read entire article »

THE GOBLINS WHO STOLE A SEXTON, a Charles Dickens Christmas Story – SA170

THE GOBLINS WHO STOLE A SEXTON, a Charles Dickens Christmas Story – SA170

For a holiday treat, we read Charles Dickens’ precursor to A Christmas Carol, The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton, a chapter from The Pickwick Papers. In this story are all the elements we appreciate about A Christmas Carol — a grumpy curmudgeon, Christmas, supernatural creatures that teach a lesson, and a change in character for the main character — in an … Read entire article »

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Road Trip Review – SA169

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Road Trip Review – SA169

This episode SPOILS EVERYTHING! Listen AFTER you’ve seen it! Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here, and Ben, Ben’s son, Evan, and Evan’s wife jump into the mini-van to go see the new Star Wars movie. They are joined by Ben’s high school friend and a student from Evan’s small group. This episode has conversation on the way, conversation in the theater before … Read entire article »

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Family Review – SA168

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Family Review – SA168

Ben is joined by four of his five kids to talk about their thoughts and reactions to the Star Wars prequel trilogy! … Read entire article »

CHRISTMAS GRAB BAG OF FUN! (All the S&A Christmas Episodes!)

CHRISTMAS GRAB BAG OF FUN! (All the S&A Christmas Episodes!)

Christmas has been a pretty big topic for Strangers and Aliens! Here’s a look back at all our Christmas episodes, from the beginning to today! First Christmas Episode — Episode 3! The Best (and Worst) Christmas Stories Ben’s family joins him for — Episode 40: The Science (Fiction) of Christmas Fantasy Ben, Steve, and Dr. Jayce talk about their favorite Christmas movies and … Read entire article »

A Very Special Christmas Episode – SA167

A Very Special Christmas Episode – SA167

Ben and Steve are joined by Evan David to discuss some of their favorite “very special Christmas” episodes of TV shows, movies, and comics! This is a part of the Crossover Nexus’ Christmas Crossover Event! Links to the other podcasts mentioned can be found here: http://crossovernexus.com/christmas-crossover-promo/ Here are some direct links to the other podcasts: GEEKUALLY YOKED: Episode 72 — Geeksgiving 2015 DORKNESS TO LIGHT: Episode … Read entire article »

Listener Feedback Jamboree – SA166

Listener Feedback Jamboree – SA166

Ben and Steve open up the listener feedback mailbag and discuss a few responses to our recent episodes. … Read entire article »

The Jaws Franchise: Jaws (1975)-Jaws 19 (2015) – SA165

The Jaws Franchise: Jaws (1975)-Jaws 19 (2015) – SA165

Ben and Steve take a look back at all 19 Jaws movies, from Jaws to Jaws 4: The Revenge, from Cyberjaws to Jaws in NY, from the prequels to the reboot to the return to the original continuity in this year’s Jaws 19! … Read entire article »