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BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC: Ben’s Road Trip Trilogy Part Two – SA349

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NEW MUTANTS: Ben’s Road Trip Trilogy Part Two – SA348

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Ben’s Road Trip Trilogy Part One – SA347

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Stuff We Consumed During the Pandemic – SA346

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA346_pandemic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFor some, the pandemic has given the opportunity to read and watch more things than usual. In this episode, we discuss some of the new (to us) media we have read, watched, and listened to.

EARTH ABIDES by Escape! (OTR) – SA345

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA345_earth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSStrangers and Aliens returns to old time radio with this presentation of Earth Abides, a classic novel turned into a classic episode of the radio series Escape. This episode features an Old Time Radio show that adapts a classic novel, Earth …

OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET – SA344

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA344_ootsp.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSBen and Steve explore Mars via C.S. Lewis’ science fiction novel, the first book in his celebrated “Space Trilogy”, Out of the Silent Planet. Published in 1938, Out of the Silent Planet is the story of a man, Ransom, who is …

KING KONG (1933) Road Trip – SA343

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA343_kong.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS“From the vault,” so to speak, this episode is actually a couple months old and was the last movie Ben saw before theaters closed down. King Kong (1933) was a movie that changed everything and the results are still being felt …

THE STARLOST, LOST IN SPACE, and SWORD ART ONLINE (Pilot Season Series) – SA342

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Hobbit Tales from the Green Dragon Inn Live Play – SA341

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Superman v Kaiju (with Nathan Marchand) – SA340

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Watching COLOR OUT OF SPACE with John Harju – SA339

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CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Pt. 2 – SA338

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA338_crisis.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRecorded a while ago and lost in the shuffle, this episode completes the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths mega-crossover. It’s a game changer in many ways, and not just how the plot affects the CW’s series. There’s more cameos and more …

THE FROZEN FRANCHISE – SA337

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA337_frozen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWith Frozen II being released early to Disney+, Evan, Ben, and Steve decided that this was as good a time as any to check out the franchise . . . especially since Evan has been wanting to do a Frozen episode …

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Roadtrip – SA336

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2019 and the ENDING Effect – SA335

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA335_2019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAnd so the day has come to talk of LAST year. From 1979 to 2019, we’ve taken a look at sci-fi and fantasy cinema over the decades and while we didn’t know the focus or the title of this episode until …

THE MANDALORIAN series review – SA334

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA334_mando.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe promised follow up to episode 328 – when we talked about just the first episode of The Mandalorian. It’s thumbs up all around, but some are more enthusiastic than others as Ben, Evan, and Steve discuss the merits of this …

UNDERWATER Road Trip – SA333

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2009 and the SPECTACLE Effect – SA332

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA332_2009.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSVenturing to just a decade ago, Ben, Evan and Steve reminisce about Avatar, Star Trek, Transformers, Terminator, 2012 and MORE big movies . . . along with some of the smaller movies that were made possible because of the lower cost …

STAR WARS THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Road Trip – SA331

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA331_skywalker.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Skywalker saga comes to an end with a movie that has to wrap up a trilogy and also wrap up a trilogy of trilogies, while also living up to fan expectations and tie up loose ends . . . In …

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Pt. 1 – SA330

http://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/p/www.strangersandaliens.com/wp-content/ThePodcast/SA330_crisis.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe CW has aired the first three episodes of the world’s biggest television crossover and we’re taking a look! From the CW’s current series to Christopher Reeves/Brandon Routh’s Superman to the 1990’s Flash, this crossover pulls in a veritable plethora of …