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Reflections on Easter — S&A150

Reflections on Easter — S&A150

This is the weekend we celebrate Easter, and in this episode we take the time to reflect on Easter, Good Friday, and the Last Supper. Ben is joined by his family in a series of readings and writings about some aspects of the Holy Week. PROLOGUE: Hallel INTERLUDE: Psalm 113 & 114 PART ONE: The Servant’s Tale INTERLUDE: Psalm 115 PART TWO: Considering Judas INTERLUDE: Psalm 116 & 117 PART THREE: Sunday Morning INTERLUDE: Psalm 118 EPILOGUE: The Road to Emmaus … Read entire article »

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I Want to Believe in the X-Files Reunion — S&A149

I Want to Believe in the X-Files Reunion — S&A149

X-FIles is returning, and we’re excited! We talk about the potential, and what else we’d like to see return like this! Also, listener feedback about Leonard Nimoy! And a listener makes a plea for an episode topic that gets Ben and Steve pretty excited! And Ben has a confession to make about his C.S. Lewis fandom… … Read entire article »

In Search of . . . Leonard Nimoy — S&A148

In Search of . . . Leonard Nimoy — S&A148

Leonard Nimoy passed away last week. In this episode, Ben and Steve talk about the influence Nimoy had on sci-fi, fantasy, and their own fandoms. We haven’t talked together in a long time, so there’s some pretty windy rabbit trails they escape down. … Read entire article »

Jupiter Ascending — S&A147

Jupiter Ascending — S&A147

Ben is riding solo, reviewing the Wachowskis’ movie Jupiter Ascending. It’s an off the cuff reaction episode, and mostly spoiler free, as he tried to convince listeners that they might like the movie! … Read entire article »

Canon — S&A146

Canon — S&A146

Ben and Steve discuss the pros and cons of “canon” and what it means or doesn’t mean to fans! … Read entire article »

THE HOBBIT: Family Round Table Review — S&A145

THE HOBBIT: Family Round Table Review — S&A145

Ben is joined by his kids again to talk about The Hobbit trilogy, from the unexpected journey to the battle of the five armies! What did they like? Dislike? Was the love story gross . . . or the orcs? Ben and his kid dissect the trilogy, from the hair on the Hobbits’ feet to the hair on the elves heads! … Read entire article »

“The Santa Who Wasn’t There”: a Christmas Treat — S&A144

“The Santa Who Wasn’t There”: a Christmas Treat — S&A144

Steve prepared a special Santa-themed old time radio drama to get us into the Christmas spirit, and get us into a spirited discussion about Santa! … Read entire article »

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies mini-review — S&A143

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies mini-review — S&A143

Ben and Dr. Jayce have a short conversation about movie featuring lots of short creatures! Oh, and Steve is there, too… … Read entire article »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and more — S&A142

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and more — S&A142

Everyone else is talking about it, and so are we! J.J. Abrams’ trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has come! We had a fun, lively discussion about the trailer and our expectations for the movie!   … Read entire article »

LAST ACTION HERO — Strange Christmas Movies #25 (of 48)

LAST ACTION HERO — Strange Christmas Movies #25 (of 48)

For the 24 days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents another 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #25 — Last Action Hero What it’s supposed to be: A commentary on the evolution of action movies? A commentary on the disparities between action movies and real life? A love letter to action movies? … Read entire article »