Join us aboard a doomed mission to space with the ultimate final girl as Chaos and Carnage explore 1979’s horror/sci-fi classic “Alien”.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
In space, no one can hear you podcast.
This week on They Mostly Podcast at Night, Chaos and Carnage are space miners, and they want you to join their crew of the Hostromo! You will be issued a flamethrower and a fresh change of undies for hypersleep, as well as your own pet facehugger! Just… don’t fall asleep around it. Or generally let it near your face in any way. It is a murderous xenomorph, after all, but the company likes to encourage and celebrate biological diversity. So don’t ask Mother to go home.
If you are a new listener to the PaNcast, be aware there are spoilers and expletives ahead! We break down the movie, go through a summary, offer analysis, trivia, arbitrary awards, reviews, ratings, fanfiction and more!
“Sigourney Weaver goes into space… and things go awry.” – Carnage’s five second summaries.
Chaos is super excited for this pick because it is their favorite movie! Catastrophe joins the hosts on this episode, having just seen Alien for the first time not that long ago, and she’s very excited to discuss it with the hosts. This is not just your everyday sci-fi/horror flick, after all, this is ALIEN, the movie that Sigourney Weaver was nominated for a BAFTA award for most promising newcomer and the one that launched her career. Ellen Ripley is our space queen hero, our lady of survival.
The crew of the Nostromo are awoken from hypersleep by their computer, Mother, who has received a signal from a downed ship on a barren wasteland of a planet. They’re informed they are obligated to go check out the signal or lose all their shares and not get paid for the job they most recently completed. Captain Dallas and Ash go check out the signal, leaving flight officer Ripley in charge onboard the ship.
While they’re checking it out, Ash discovers a huge nursery, many football fields in size, full of large, leathery eggs. And being a curious human, he just has to go check them out. And that’s when everything starts to go wrong.
Does anyone not know this story? C’mon, we shouldn’t have to even warn you about spoilers on this one, right? Hey, no judgements if you haven’t seen this movie, but GO SEE IT. Alien is currently rentable on Prime, iTunes, Google Play and YouTube.
Check out the trailer below. And join us next week for our 100th episode with our very special guest Stephanie Malone, the creator and editor-in-chief of MorbidlyBeautiful.com! Stephanie has chosen Thir13en Ghosts (2001) and we cannot wait to share this monumental episode with our listeners!