Ep. 40 — The Science (Fiction) of Christmas Fantasy

Ben, Steve, and Dr. Jayce tackle some of the big questions of Christmas. And then a group of children answer the questions as well, while posing some other questions for the three strangers and aliens, too.

Does Frosty have a soul? Is Santa a Time Lord? Is Rudolph a mutant? These questions, and more, are answered once and for all . . . and then once again . . .

WARNING: The existence of Santa is disputed in this episode. Parents with children who believe in Santa should not listen to this with children nearby.

Here are some quick links to other Strangers and Aliens Christmas articles:

Professor Negatron’s Episode 7: Christmas Cheese — Professor Negatron, our supervillain and movie reviewer in residence, gives his skewed spin on the Christmas story and some classic Christmas specials.

Strangers and Aliens episode 3: The Best (and Worst) Christmas Movies Ever — Our third episode, a Christmas themed episode!

Unusual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Christmas Movies — Ben’s list of some sci-fi and fantasy Christmas movies that you may not consider Christmas movies.

A Christmas Carol Smackdown — Dr. Jayce takes a look at his favorite versions of this classic story.

A Christmas Carol in Klingon — A link to a news report about the geekiest version of Christmas Carol possibly ever!

If the World Ended and You Could Only Watch 7 Christmas Movies — Dr. Jayce does a round up of his favorite Christmas movies.

An Epic Christmas: Watching Rankin Bass Christmas Specials as Epic Mini-Series — Ben has created a very, very geeky way to watch some classic Christmas specials.

The MOST Overrated Christmas Movies Ever — Dr. Jayce’s list of his least favorite Christmas movies.



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2 responses to “Ep. 40 — The Science (Fiction) of Christmas Fantasy”

  1. Angie Avatar

    Currently listening to the podcast. : ) I think Heir Drosselmeyer is an ancestor of J.F. Sebastian on Blade Runner.

    Interesting thoughts and questions, guys. Some things I never would have thought to think of. Lol!

    1. Ben Avatar

      Thank you, Angie! Now that you mention it, those creepy little robot toys toward the end of Bladerunner are very reminiscent of the dancing toys in Nutcracker!

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