Strangers and Aliens: Science Fiction & Fantasy from a Christian Perspective

  • Watching the CUBE Franchise with John Harju – SA373

    Watching the CUBE Franchise with John Harju – SA373

    Podcast: 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 YOU!!! Who lives? Who dies? […]

  • PERELANDRA (C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy Part 2) – SA372

    PERELANDRA (C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy Part 2) – SA372

    Podcast: 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 the process, he becomes part […]

  • SHANG-CHI Road Trip – SA371

    SHANG-CHI Road Trip – SA371

    Podcast: 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 a spoiler filled discussion on […]

  • FREE GUY Road Trip! – SA370

    FREE GUY Road Trip! – SA370

    Podcast: 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

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

    Podcast: 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. M. Night’s risk taking. M. […]

  • Watching THE ESCAPE ROOM Franchise with John Harju – SA368

    Watching THE ESCAPE ROOM Franchise with John Harju – SA368

    Podcast: 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, consisting of Escape Room and […]

  • 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

    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

    Podcast: 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 a book by his favorite […]

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

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

    Podcast: 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 Ross”. These episodes were chosen […]

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

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

    Podcast: 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 . . . although the movie’s […]

  • Epic Stories from the Bible that Should Be Movies – SA364

    Epic Stories from the Bible that Should Be Movies – SA364

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEvan, Steve, and Ben take a look at some of their favorite stories that should be big budget motion pictures, and in the process explore some of their favorite stories . . . and there just may be a couple new projects that come out of this . […]

  • GODZILLA VS. KONG Review – SA363

    GODZILLA VS. KONG Review – SA363

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen and Steve are joined by frequent guest host Nathan Marchand to battle each other about how good Godzilla Vs. Kong was! Where did they watch it? (At the BOX OFFICE, or the HOME Box Office???) Did they like it? Which one are they: team Godzilla or team […]

  • ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE Review – SA362

    ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE Review – SA362

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen, Steve, and Even take on Zack Snyder’s Justice League! Is it different? Is it better? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it Whedon? One thing’s for sure: it’s LONG!!!

  • THE ROAD TO THE SNYDER CUT (or “Welcome to the Snyder Cut”, a podcast that never happened) – SA361

    THE ROAD TO THE SNYDER CUT (or “Welcome to the Snyder Cut”, a podcast that never happened) – SA361

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSLast year, Ben and Evan ALMOST embarked on a project: to explore the Zach Snyder DC film universe in preparation for the four hour Justice League Snyder Cut. This project never happened. But an episode was recorded. This is that episode . . . “Welcome to the Snyder […]

  • WANDAVISION – SA360

    WANDAVISION – SA360

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIn this episode, we dive into the show that got many people’s hopes up that mutants were coming to the MCU . . . or if not mutants, Reed Richards . . . or at least a multiverse connection to the X-Men . . . and instead was […]

  • Noah and the Flood on Dreams PS4 Full Playthrough – SA359

    Noah and the Flood on Dreams PS4 Full Playthrough – SA359

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen plays through the SNES inspired “Noah and the Flood”, a game Evan designed in Dreams on PS4! As he plays, they discuss: how the game came to be, artistic choices in art based on the Bible, the story of Noah, and many other things!

  • WHAT IF? Tales from the Bible – SA358

    WHAT IF? Tales from the Bible – SA358

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe “What If?” question has been a comic book mainstay for decades, from the “imaginary stories” that would pop up in old Superman comics to the actual “What If?” comic series from Marvel to “Elseworlds” and other series more recently. For this episode, we explore some “what if”s […]

  • THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 – S&A357

    THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 – S&A357

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThis is the Way . . . And this is the episode we talk about the way. Ben and Steve dig into the second season of The Mandalorian, from the theological ramifications behind rebellion to the meaning of removing the helmet to the geek out moments to the […]

  • SOUL and WONDER WOMAN 1984 – S&A356

    SOUL and WONDER WOMAN 1984 – S&A356

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThis episode is divisive! It’s divided between two movies that hit streaming services on Christmas. It’s divided by the opinions about the movies . . . Evan likes one and not the other, Ben likes one and not the other, and Steve sort of likes both but kind […]

  • Hobbit Tales from the Green Dragon Inn Live Play Part 2 – SA355

    Hobbit Tales from the Green Dragon Inn Live Play Part 2 – SA355

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIn a sequel to the first Hobbit Tales from the Green Dragon Inn episode that we played back in May, Ben, Steve, and Evan play Hobbit Tales from the Green Dragon Inn once again! This episode was actually recorded back in May, but was put on the proverbial […]

  • RANKIN BASS CHRISTMAS STORIES – S&A354

    RANKIN BASS CHRISTMAS STORIES – S&A354

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSChristmas time is here! And the Strangers and Aliens were given a request: could we cover the Rankin Bass Christmas specials? And if you send us a request for something we love? We do it! So for our Christmas episode this year, we take a dive into some […]

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