Revisiting Sci-Fi Horror Classic Alien after 40 years – Feminist Frequency Podcast Ep. 100

On this week’s episode, Ebony and Carolyn revisit the sci-fi horror classic Alien, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Our conversation attempts to examine some of the film’s many layers—its focus on working-class characters and their concerns, the ways in which H.R. Giger’s design for the alien taps into some of our most primal fears—while also acknowledging the filmmaking elements that help to make it such an enduring landmark of sci-fi cinema.

Time Stamps:

2:00 Alien

43:35 What’s Your FREQ-Out? (Carolyn on Joseph Arthur’s new album Come Back World, Ebony on the documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien)

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Ebony on Vasquez from Aliens:

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