Hey guys! I finally got around to listening to this podcast. I know I'm super late, but it was hard for me to get motivated to listen to it because:
1) it was pertaining to my least favorite of the 4 movies
2) it was longer that the movie's duration! Lol
Good podcast though! After listening, I'd have to say I actually appreciate the movie just a tad bit more. It's been a while since I've watched it, and the featurettes; perhaps I should watch them again.
I particularly enjoyed the mention of the old PS2 game and the book "original sin." I briefly played the game and loved the mechanics; I've always wanted to go back and play it more thoroughly. And the "sequel" book I thought was terrible! One of the worst alien books I've read so far ("DNA war" is the worst in my opinion and I've read all of the dark horse books up to "steel egg" so far). But I forgot original sin even existed, and the reminder made me smile.
One thing I was surprised about though, was that no one mentioned the alien's breath! In terms of the alien design and how they were portrayed on screen, I was bothered more by the fact that they breathed so heavily than anything else, and in a lot of scenes you can see their breath as they exhaled! That bugged me more than the excessive slime even. I liked the fact that in the previous movies you couldn't really tell if they were breathing or not. I can get on board with the idea that since they were tained with human DNA, it might explain that, but it was still a design choice I wasn't fond of. And as for actually seeing their breath, maybe the room was cold (although I think you see it in a later scene after the aliens escape too), but to me it looked too much like mist or smoke being fired out of a nozzle stuffed in the back of the aliens' mouth; it didn't look natural to me.
Otherwise, great podcast! I enjoyed it, and look forward to the next one!
PS. I also wasn't fond of the hands using a 4-finger design compared to the original 6-finger design...