The First Half of 2022 in Review – SA384

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA384.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEvan, Steve, and Ben are together again! For this episode, we take a look at some of the movies and TV series we’ve been watching in 2022! Using Evan’s LETTERBOXD account (he’s found here: https://letterboxd.com/moviemanev/– you should follow him) we take a look …

Words of Encouragement from DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS – SA383

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/383Strange-5_29_22_5_44_PM-auphonic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThere are a lot of opinions about the latest Marvel movie, DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Most of them are valid and understandable, whether extremely positive or extremely negative. Case in point: Ben really liked the movie, and Evan really did …

Reflections on Easter – SA382

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/382easter-4_15_22_8_55_AM-auphonic.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/morbius-4_7_22_1_09_PM-auphonic.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA380_simonsamwise-auphonic.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA379_moonfall.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA378_ultimatecomics-auphonic.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA377_2021-auphonic.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA376_dune.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA375_eternals-auphonic.mp3Podcast: 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)

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA374_10years-auphonic.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA373_cube.mp3Podcast: 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 (C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy Part 2) – SA372

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA372_per-auphonic.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA371_shangchi-auphonic.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA370_freeguy.mp3Podcast: 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?

OLD: a spoiler-free review, plus thoughts about M. Night’s filmography – SA369

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA369_old.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen wants to talk. Ben wants to talk about M. Night Shyamalan. He wants to talk about M. Night’s style. M. Night’s risk taking. M. Night’s filmography. M. Night’s twist endings. And he wants to talk about OLD. Which features M. Night’s style. …

Watching THE ESCAPE ROOM Franchise with John Harju – SA368

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA368_escaperoom-auphonic.mp3Podcast: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA367_jackiebrowncslewis.mp3Podcast: 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 …

SHADOW and SUBSTANCE 2: “Probe 7 Over and Out” and “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross” – SA366

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA366_twilight2-6_21_21_9_23_PM-auphonic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWe continue our series about THE TWILIGHT ZONE (that started in 2013 . . . and only has one other episode in the series) by covering two season five episodes of the show: “Probe 7 Over and Out” and “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore …

“Cold Equations” by X-Minus 1 and STOWAWAY by Netflix – SA365

https://media.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/content.blubrry.com/strangersandaliens/SA365_stowaway-auphonic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThis episode is why we created Strangers and Aliens! In this episode we: Explore a classic sci-fi story (“The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin)! Review a new sci-fi movie (STOWAWAY, on Netflix now – don’t worry, we’re spoiler free about the movie . …