Tag Archives: Movies

Around the Podosphere: Podcasts of Note for 4/20/15

20 Apr

What fantastic podcast shenanigans have we been enjoying lately?  Here are just a few:

On Movies:

On Literature:

On Books:

#33. Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Damien Angelica Walters

20 Apr Alien Poster

Facehuggers, flamethrowers, and angry momma aliens, oh my!  Damien Angelica Walters brings her squee to this special Alien-centric episode!  We discuss the legacy of Alien and Aliens, the evocative design of the films, their underlying metaphors, and so much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later. Continue reading

265. The Black Hole (1971) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” (Childhood Destruction Edition)

3 Apr

Robot blenders, mad scientists, and snarky companions, oh my!  In this special “childhood destruction” edition of Torture Cinema, the crew tackles one of Paul’s favorite childhood movies, The Black Hole.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 265 — Download (MP3)The Black Hole -- 1971

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

Torture Cinema Poll for April 2015: Whose childhood will we destroy next?

2 Apr

You know the drill.  Vote!

N.P. Griffiths on the Lasting Impact of Ellen Ripley

31 Mar Ellen Ripley

When I was asked to write a blog post about my top female influences in the sci-fi/fantasy arena, I had to think about who it was I wanted to write about. There’s Kathryn Bigelow, a woman who is best known now for Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker but who cut her teeth on Near Dark and Strange Days; Anne McCaffrey, a Hugo and Nebula award winning writer whose Dragonriders of Pern series has recently been optioned by Warner Brothers; and JK Rowling, a woman who needs no introduction here. All of these women have influenced me over the years. For me, though, when it comes to a lasting impact there is one name that comes shining through. And that name?

Ellen Ripley Continue reading

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