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Author Topic: Birthing Monsters, Review of Memory: The Origins o...  (Read 2763 times)

Corporal Hicks
Dec 09, 2019, 06:31:20 AM
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We have just uploaded the 98th episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)! Our penultimate episode of 2019 sees Corporal Hicks, RidgeTop and Xenomorphine reconvene to discuss the recently released documentary, Memory: The Origins of Alien!

We discuss whether or not we learnt anything new from the documentary, the academic commentary on Alien, and as experts at tangents we discuss the documentaries own guilt in that regard, and plenty more! Please bare with some echo on Xenomorphine’s comments for the first 5 or 10 minutes or so.

If you haven’t already, you can check out RidgeTop’s written review of Memory here, and his interview with the documentary director Alexandre O. Philippe is available to read or listen to in our interviews section!

What did you think of our latest episode? Be sure to let us know down below! You can also listen to any of our previous episodes in the Podcast section under the News tab on the main menu. The Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast is also available via iTunesPodBean, GooglePlay StitcherYouTube and now Spotify! Please be sure to leave a review on whichever platform you’re using!

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Voodoo Magic
Dec 10, 2019, 01:11:28 PM
Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 2019, 01:11:28 PM
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Nice podcast gentlemen. I was on the fence ordering a copy weeks ago, but ultimately decided to hold back. After listening to the Podcast I'm glad I did. The same things I was cautious about like the interpretationsal stuff was reaffirmed so thank you much! I'll eventually get around to streaming it but now I suspect it would have just gathered dust on my home video shelf after its initial viewing.

And as always, it's good to listen to Aaron and his two tools!  :D


Corporal Hicks
Dec 10, 2019, 01:35:08 PM
Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 2019, 01:35:08 PM
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Eric's words, not mine!


XenoHunter99
Dec 10, 2019, 07:01:14 PM
Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2019, 07:01:14 PM
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Quality discussion about the documentary. If the opportunity presents itself, I'll watch it. RidgeTop, good luck with your art history classes. If they're rigorous, you should have plenty to read and write.  ;D


The Old One
Dec 11, 2019, 03:04:06 PM
Reply #4 on: Dec 11, 2019, 03:04:06 PM
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I'll give it a listen, but apparently my copy isn't arriving until the 30th so, it's going to be a minute.


Corporal Hicks
Dec 24, 2019, 12:56:40 PM
Reply #5 on: Dec 24, 2019, 12:56:40 PM
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Thanks to everyone who has commented so far! I'm curious to hear from people who have also seen the documentary.


The Old One
Jan 16, 2020, 10:16:43 AM
Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2020, 10:16:43 AM
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I just watched it, despite the resuse, repeating and the artsy guy being naff in places, otherwise I enjoyed it, felt like a reunion of sorts.

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Alien13
Jan 18, 2020, 07:04:29 PM
Reply #7 on: Jan 18, 2020, 07:04:29 PM
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I thought it was good. I own the Blu-ray version of it and also sit in the SDCC 2019 Panel for Memory The Origins of Alien. Got the poster they passed out to everyone and actually had it autographed by all the panel members before they left the stage. Was really excited about that!
Will try to post a pic of the autographed poster for all of you.


The Old One
Jan 21, 2020, 01:59:19 PM
Reply #8 on: Jan 21, 2020, 01:59:19 PM
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That's genuinely cool.


Kradan
Jan 21, 2020, 03:45:57 PM
Reply #9 on: Jan 21, 2020, 03:45:57 PM
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Haven't seen the documentary - but enjoyed podcast a lot. Just for the fact it wasn't completely bashing it like PO guys did .


The Old One
Jan 22, 2020, 06:54:05 AM
Reply #10 on: Jan 22, 2020, 06:54:05 AM
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I think parts warranted but parts not so much.


XenoHunter99
Apr 27, 2020, 01:08:08 AM
Reply #11 on: Apr 27, 2020, 01:08:08 AM
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I finally got to see it. I liked a lot of it, but it seemed to me that it spent far too much time on the chestburster. If opportunity permits, I may watch again some time.


SiL
Apr 27, 2020, 01:58:06 AM
Reply #12 on: Apr 27, 2020, 01:58:06 AM
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It makes sense - the chestbursting was the real innovation of the story. Outside of that it was a fairly standard monster on a spaceship movie.


Kradan
Apr 27, 2020, 09:15:30 PM
Reply #13 on: Apr 27, 2020, 09:15:30 PM
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It makes sense - the chestbursting was the real innovation of the story. Outside of that it was a fairly standard monster on a spaceship movie.

Don't you dare say that !

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SM
Jun 08, 2020, 12:54:07 AM
Reply #14 on: Jun 08, 2020, 12:54:07 AM
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For anyone in Australia this is streaming on Stan.

Watched it last night.  It was okay.  Needed more Roger Christian, Ivor Powell, Terry Rawlings (did he even say anything?), Diane O'Bannon, Carmen Giger, and less commentators (some of the stuff they said was interesting but there was too much).  Also less of that Furies stuff and seemed to go off on tangents about Bacon for too long.

The complete lack of anything from David Giler or anyone from Brandywine, even archival, was glaring.  Though I suspect Diane O'Bannon had a hand in that.


 

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