Episodes
Charles S. Dutton's performance as Leonard Dillon in Alien 3 is one of those portrayals that seems almost star-crossed. With his thrilling speeches, deep humanity, and murky past, Dillon is a character who becomes more special the more time you spend with him—a character that makes us ask Big Questions, like what is redemption? Can you find it even after you've committed atrocities? Where do you search for hope at the Ass End of Space? Dutton, with his own troubled past and remarkable acting...
Published 05/24/22
Charles de Lauzirika is the Restoration Producer of the Alien 3 Assembly Cut, as well as the director of Wreckage and Rage, the definitive behind-the-scenes account of Alien 3 (which you may have seen, in various forms, on both the Quadrilogy and Anthology boxsets). He reached out to us after our previous Assembly Cut commentary went live on Alien Day and asked if we'd like to watch it again, only this time with him on the commentary panel! Jaime, Patrick, and Christian had the immense...
Published 05/09/22
Sarah Welch-Larson's Becoming Alien is subtitled ... The Beginning and End of Evil in Science Fiction's Most Idiosyncratic Film Franchise, and that should tell you everything you need to know about why we were so thrilled to chat with her! Becoming Alien is a philosophical examination of all six canonical films—an exploration of deep themes like the nature of evil and the things that make us human. Join Jaime, Patrick, Christian, Andie, and Sarah as they don their headlamps and venture into...
Published 04/26/22
Happy Alien Day! As is our tradition (and for as long as we can) Perfect Organism releases a commentary episode every 04.26. This year, in honor of the 30 year anniversary of Alien 3, Patrick, Maj, & Jaime sat down and recorded a commentary track for the assembly cut of Alien 3.  We hope you enjoy! // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our...
Published 04/26/22
Starring Liam Richards, Terry Cooper, & Perry Chicos as Elliot  From an original script by Jaime Prater * Directed by Jaime Prater   Original Score by Patrick Greene * Planet sound by Patrick Greene   Sound design by Jaime Prater * Additional sounds by Xander House Produced by Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast * Edited by Jaime Prater  With Chase Cupo as the voice of Stratos & Micah Greene as the voice M.U.T.H.U.R. *special thanks to Maj & Christian Matzke*   Alien...
Published 04/26/22
As Perfect Organism Podcast dives into our celebration of the 30 year anniversary of Alien 3, we decided to start off our conversations about the nature of the film. How did you feel about the film going into it? Did you know that Hicks & Newt would meet their tragic fate before you saw it? Have you been able to get over their deaths? Is Alien 3 a film that's found its rightful place? The team at Perfect Organism sits down to talk about all of this, setting the stage for a series of...
Published 04/26/22
We kick off Alien Day 2022 with an interview with its original founder, Alaric Hahn. Host Christian Matzke sits down for an in-depth and satisfying conversation covering the first Alien Day in 2015, the films, and so much more. Happy Alien Day, and enjoy!   // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better...
Published 04/26/22
In this brief episode, Jaime and Patrick get together to discuss Perfect Organism's content itinerary for Alien Day 2022. From our brand new full-length audio drama ALIEN: Abandon, to a very intimate and exhaustive Assembly Cut commentary, this year's Alien Day promises to be one for the ages.    // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed...
Published 04/12/22
After a couple of years locked in the old freezerinos, fandoms are starting to reconnect in person again. Earlier this month, the New York City WinterCon provided a fantastic opportunity for Aliens fans to meet one another—and to meet many of the Colonial Marines themselves! In this episode, Andie and Christian tell Jaime and Patrick all about their Con experience—Andie as a volunteer working with the cast, and Christian as a costumed attendee. Ever wonder if Mark Rolston is a tea guy or a...
Published 03/29/22
In this lively episode, the Perfect Organism team all sits down to discuss some of the scariest moments that have stuck with them in movies. From John Carpenter's The Thing, to Alex Garland's Annihilation, what has the capability to scare us can run the gamut. From the psychological and physical, to the emotional. Fear is a complex emotion, affecting all of us in very different ways. Join us as we explore them.   // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and...
Published 03/15/22
In this short breaking news update, Jaime and Patrick sit down to discuss the announcement of Fede Alvarez helming the next Alien film directly for Hulu. What does this film mean for the Noah Hawley-produced Alien series? Will this new direct-to-streaming film come before the series itself? We tackle this question and more. Join us.    // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com. // If you’d like to...
Published 03/05/22
As we continue our miniseries investigating Giger's work and why it remains so impactful, we take a special look at how his designs were altered—and extrapolated from—in James Cameron's Aliens. Join Jaime, Patrick, Christian, and Andie as they discuss nightmares, velociraptors, whether or not the Big Chap had cream cheese in its mouth, and much, much more. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please...
Published 03/01/22
This week, we are releasing our inaugural episode from our new Patreon-exclusive show, Sublime Noise. To attain access to our full repertoire of film and score reviews, go to www.perfectorganism.com/support. Patronage starts at $4 a month. All proceeds go directly back into  "What's the first film score or soundtrack that moved you? Was it when you were a child? When did you buy your first soundtrack? Patrick and Jaime sit down on this inaugural episode of Sublime Noise to answer these...
Published 02/15/22
This episode kicks off a miniseries where Jaime, Patrick, and the Perfect Organism team discuss the lasting legacy of H.R. Giger's Alien creature. From the psychology of its design, to its place in the creature hall of fame, Jaime and Patrick dive head first into discussing what is inarguably the most iconic and terrifying creature that's ever been put on screen.    // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects, please...
Published 02/01/22
In this roundtable discussion, the team at Perfect Organism sits down to discuss the processes of the Alien lifecycle. With six canonical films and two AvP films, does the traditional lifecycle continue to be effective? Should the new lifecycle as seen in Alien Covenant be the way forward as we approach the Noah Hawley produced Alien Series? We attempt to answer these questions and many more in this riveting hour and a half discussion.  // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes //...
Published 01/18/22
2021 is a year that will go down in Perfect Organism history as one of our favorites. We talked to our heroes, we reopened the marvelously fascinating wound that is Alien: Covenant, and we grew our team. We read new comics, played a new board game, devoured another Alex White novel. We spent another Alien Day with friends and family, and released another audio drama. But just wait till you hear what we've got planned for 2022! Join Jaime and Patrick as they capture this moment in time,...
Published 01/04/22
Aliens: Special Edition was a thing of mystery for many years before it saw a formal release on Laser Disc in 1991. In the interim, many of us remembered specific scenes we weren't sure were real until James Cameron gave his seal of approval on his original vision. In this roundtable episode, Jaime, Patrick, Christian, Andie, and Perry sit down to discuss the merits of the special edition, and how they stack up against the theatrical release. Is one version superior than the other? We attempt...
Published 12/07/21
There is a time shortly after the release of Prometheus and before pre-production on Alien: Covenant where things get ... murky. Ridley Scott was doing interview after interview, talking about a planned trilogy (or was it a quintology?) of prequel films in the coming years. The rumor mill on Prometheus 2 (or was it Paradise Lost?) was in full swing. Things were happening. In this installment in our ongoing exploration into Alien: Covenant, Jaime and Patrick are joined by Aaron Percival of...
Published 11/23/21
The Medbay sequence in Alien: Covenant shocked, enthralled, and terrified audiences back in 2017. In this next installment of our ongoing exploration into the film, actor Benjamin Rigby—who, as Covenant's Ledward, is at the very center of that iconic scene—takes Jaime and Patrick deep into the creative process behind it. Be sure to follow Benjamin on IG (@brigby) for some amazing photography! // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this and our other projects,...
Published 11/09/21
In this second entry into our Patreon-exclusive Dune limited series, Jaime, Patrick, and Drew discuss David Lynch's vision of Frank Herbert's story. Released in 1984, Lynch's Dune would crash and burn at the box office, while subsequently forging a cult following in the years to come. Tragedy, triumph, or something in-between, we cover all aspects of the first film version of Dune and our anticipation for Villeneuve's film. Join us.    // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes //...
Published 10/29/21
We’re back with another roundtable! Alien: Covenant presents a lot to talk about, and on this wide-ranging installment we tackle some of the more problematic aspects of the film. What do we wrestle with? Where does Covenant fall flat? Why is it so hard to stop talking about this freaking movie?! Join Jaime, Patrick, Christian, Andie, Maj, and special guest Matt John as they venture further into David's creepy basement. // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes // For more on this...
Published 10/20/21
There's no beating around the bush: Alien: Covenant is, at its heart, a divisive film in fandom. So how do we make sense of it? Do we throw it all out and hope for a more unifying film next time? It's never that simple. While there is a lot that is controversial about Alien: Covenant, there is a lot that is profound as well. In this roundtable discussion, Jaime, Patrick, Christian, Andie, Perry, and Maj jump into the deep end to discuss a film that continues to be a flashpoint in fandom....
Published 10/05/21
When Alien: Covenant was released in theaters back in 2017, it was nothing short of explosive. EVERYONE had an opinion about it. And for a lot of us in Alien fandom, Covenant represents a painful time in our community. But why? What is it about this movie that inspires such intense reactions, good and bad? Join Jaime and Patrick as they revisit the very first on-air discussion they ever had (way back in Episode 59). How does Alien: Covenant sit now, four years after its release? What...
Published 09/22/21
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is finally here, and we couldn't wait to talk about it! Join Patrick, Christian, Perry, Dave (of xenomorphing.com and the Hive Mind podcast), and first-time guest Drew Jackson as they land on LV-895, whip out their pulse rifles, and start discussing the intricacies of this crazy little (-ish) game. We talk strategy, lore (with some light spoilers for this game as well as Aliens: Infiltrator), and a whole lot more. So equip your perks, keep an eye out for Monica, and...
Published 09/07/21