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

  • PERELANDRA: Is It Worth Reading? (Exploring Christian Sci-Fi) – VIDEO

    PERELANDRA: Is It Worth Reading? (Exploring Christian Sci-Fi) – VIDEO

    Continuing Ben’s series of short form videos that ask the question “Is it worth reading?”, Ben turns his attention to one of his favorite books of all time. Once again, Ben introduces the book and explains some of the book’s background and content. This being Ben’s second favorite novel of all time, we hope to…

  • THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH (C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy Part 3) – SA386

    THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH (C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy Part 3) – SA386

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBuy THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH here via Amazon: amzn.to/3YtMYxg (As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.) Steve and Ben return to Earth with Ransom and a large cast of characters in the third book in C.S. Lewis’ celebrated “Space Trilogy,” THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH. Published in 1945, THAT…

  • OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET: Is It Worth Reading? (Exploring Christian Sci-Fi) – VIDEO

    OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET: Is It Worth Reading? (Exploring Christian Sci-Fi) – VIDEO

    We’ve started using Youtube to post some short form video episodes. Ben takes a look at C.S. Lewis’ science fiction book OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET and asks, “Is it worth reading?” By introducing the book and explaining a little bit of its background and content, we hope to introduce you to something new you…

  • Watching NOPE with John Harju – SA385

    Watching NOPE with John Harju – SA385

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSJordan Peele has two highly successful suspense/horror movies under his belt, and NOPE hit the public conscience with a vague trailer that revealed next to nothing. A second trailer revealed something that looked like a modern spin on Close Encounters . . . and while it’s potentially true…

  • NO MAN IN EDEN – Christian Sci-Fi Novel Discovery

    NO MAN IN EDEN – Christian Sci-Fi Novel Discovery

    I’ve been interested in finding more Christian science fiction from around the days of the Golden Age of sci-fi and after for a while now. As I’ve been reading some classic science fiction (and some not-so-classic . . . but old sci-fi), and as I’ve been revisiting Lewis’ Space Trilogy for the Strangers and Aliens…

  • The First Half of 2022 in Review – SA384

    The First Half of 2022 in Review – SA384

    Podcast: 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 back at some movies and…

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

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

    Podcast: 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 not. That’s NOT the reason…

  • Reflections on Easter – SA382

    Reflections on Easter – SA382

    Podcast: 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 series of readings and writings…

  • MORBIUS – SA381

    MORBIUS – SA381

    Podcast: 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. There wasn’t the same kind…

  • SAMWISE GAMGEE & SIMON OF CYRENE – SA380

    SAMWISE GAMGEE & SIMON OF CYRENE – SA380

    Podcast: 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 job with his and Evan’s…

  • Watching MOONFALL with John Harju – SA379

    Watching MOONFALL with John Harju – SA379

    Podcast: 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 surprised that he loved it…

  • MARVEL’S ULIMATE COMICS – SA378

    MARVEL’S ULIMATE COMICS – SA378

    Podcast: 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 new readers and attractive to…

  • 2021 In Review – SA377

    2021 In Review – SA377

    Podcast: 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 this, taking Evan’s movie diary…

  • DUNE PART ONE review (re-upload) – SA376

    DUNE PART ONE review (re-upload) – SA376

    Podcast: 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 its story, music, history, and…

  • ETERNALS Road Trip – SA375

    ETERNALS Road Trip – SA375

    Podcast: 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 Lot – spoiler free review…

  • CELEBRATING 10 YEARS: “Why Sci-Fi?” (SA374)

    CELEBRATING 10 YEARS: “Why Sci-Fi?” (SA374)

    Podcast: 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 corner of the woods, anyway.…

  • 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?

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