Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast

Jaime M Prater


Perfect Organism : The ALIEN saga Podcast is the premier ALIEN podcast. The first of its kind to discuss only the ALIEN series (we’re purists). Founded by JM Prater, and co-hosted by Ryan Zeid and Patrick Greene, Perfect Organism attempts to offer ex...Show More

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98 // Who’s Laying These Eggs? (40 Miles Of Bad Road Part 5)

1:06:10 | Dec 11th, 2018

In part five of our 40 Miles Of Bad Road series, Patrick and Jaime sit down to discuss in hilarious detail James Cameron’s queen. Does she work? Is she scary or is she just cool? Join us for a fun filled discussion and sound off by leaving us a comme...Show More

97 // Roundtable: The Myth and the Magic of Aliens (40 Miles of Bad Road: Part 4)

1:38:31 | Nov 30th, 2018

This sprawling roundtable brings the whole on-air gang together—JM, Patrick, Clara, Shaun, Mike, and Conar—for a wide-ranging discussion on what Aliens means to fandom, to ourselves, to science fiction as a filmic genre, to culture, and to the future...Show More

96 // Fandom Spotlight: Interviewing Bryant Dillon of Fanbase Press

1:10:52 | Nov 16th, 2018

In another entry in our Fandom Spotlight series, Jaime sits down with Fanbase Press co-founder Bryant Dillon to discuss his love for the Alien series, where it’s headed and Fanbase Press, the company he co-runs. This was a fantastic conversation and ...Show More

95 // Who’s Snow White? The Miracle of Ellen Ripley (40 Miles of Bad Road: Part 3)

1:32:52 | Oct 30th, 2018

In part three of our 40 Miles of Bad Road series, Patrick and Jaime discuss the importance of Ripley as a character within the science fiction genre, and why a character like her may never be seen again. The hosts go on to discuss Ripley being a woma...Show More

94 // Nuke the Site From Orbit: Finding James Cameron (40 Miles of Bad Road: Part 2)

1:15:41 | Oct 16th, 2018

Our series on Aliens continues with an in-depth look at the life and career of James Cameron. Who was Cameron when he made this seminal film? Where did he come from? Why was he uniquely well suited to make that particular movie at that particular tim...Show More

93 // Where Do You Go After Alien? (40 Miles of Bad Road: Part 1)

1:35:06 | Oct 2nd, 2018

In this first of a series, Patrick and JM sit down to discuss where the Alien series could possibly go after the surprise success that was Ridley Scott's first entry into the franchise, Alien. Join us for an enjoyable reset of Perfect Organism: The A...Show More

92 // Fandom Spotlight: Aaron Percival of Alien vs. Predator Galaxy

49:12 | Sep 18th, 2018

JM sits down with Aaron Percival, site runner of Alien vs Predator Galaxy to discuss his roots within fandom, how he got started, and the current state of fandom. Aaron is a pillar in the community, responsible in part for the creation and promotion ...Show More

91 // Dark Silver: The Shoot (Reengaging Resurrection: Part 4)

1:26:16 | Sep 4th, 2018

The set is lit, the cameras are rolling, and we are ready to dive into part four of our ongoing miniseries on Alien Resurrection. In this episode, Hosts JM and Patrick are joined by Contributing Host Mike and Special Contributor Clara (MUTHUR9000). J...Show More

90 // Fandom Spotlight : A Harbinger Down: An Interview with StudioADI’s Christopher Moonlight

56:14 | Aug 19th, 2018

Welcome to Fandom Spotlight, a series that has us talking with several notable players in the ALIEN fan universe. It was my pleasure and honor to speak with Christopher 'Moonlight' Cooksey, a regular of StudioADI, filmmaker, writer and fanboy. Christ...Show More

89 // Scripting the Resurrection (Reengaging Resurrection: Part 3)

1:10:18 | Aug 7th, 2018

In part two of our Reengaging Resurrection series, JM, Patrick, and special guest Conar Murdoch discuss the scripting stages of Alien Resurrection, while outlining three key scenes and how they went from script to screen. // For more on this and our ...Show More

88 // Development (Reengaging Resurrection: Part 2)

1:06:18 | Jul 24th, 2018

Our ongoing miniseries investigation into Alien: Resurrection continues with this spirited discussion on the origins of the film. JM, Patrick, and Mike (our new recruit!) explore the complicated early stages of Resurrection's development, using first...Show More

87 // A Deep Dive into Alien: The Cold Forge

1:03:42 | Jul 10th, 2018

Alex White's Alien: The Cold Forge sent shockwaves through fandom when it hit shelves last spring. In this roundtable conversation, Patrick, Clara, and David go deep into the terrifying halls of RB-232 to talk storytelling, xenomorphology, transhuman...Show More

86 // Toxicity and the State of Fandom

52:29 | Jun 27th, 2018

Patrick and JM sit down to discuss the toxic state of fandom in general, and what we can do to make it a better more welcoming environment. The video component of this episode is avaialble on our website, our Facebook page and our YouTube channel. //...Show More

85 // Interview with Odd Studio (Yutani Collab)

1:14:34 | Jun 11th, 2018

In this special collaborative interview with Yutani Podcast, JM and Clara talk to Adam Johansen and Damian Martin of the prolific effects house Odd Studio. Odd Studio (along with Creatures Inc) provided many of the astonishing makeup, creature, and p...Show More

84 // Renewing the Covenant: Debating Alien: Covenant a Year Later

2:04:05 | May 19th, 2018

It's been a year since Alien: Covenant released around the world. The hosts at Perfect Organism Podcast and its contributing co-hosts sit down to talk about how the film sits with them a year later and how the fandom is processing the film, and so mu...Show More

83 // ALIEN: Supporting Characters

54:33 | May 8th, 2018

Contributing Host (and blogger) Dave Gogel brought up the idea of discussing the supporting characters of each Alien film, beginning with Alien. JM and Patrick sat down with Dave to begin what will be a series of long conversations a...Show More

82 // Alien: Proximity (with Alien Day Featurette) [ALIEN DAY 2018]

47:50 | Apr 27th, 2018

As we come to close of Alien Day 2018, we'd like to present this re-release of Alien: Proximity with a new audio featurette we've produced just for this occasion. To hear the long, crazy story behind this project, please visit More

81 // Interview with Gabriel Hardman, creator of Dust to Dust [ALIEN DAY 2018]

56:03 | Apr 26th, 2018

Gabriel Hardman has had quite the career. From storyboarding films like Inception and Interstellar to drawing Hulk for Marvel, Hardman has established himself as a uniquely gifted voice in visual storytelling. His newest release is a stunning miniser...Show More

80 // An ALIEN Commentary [ALIEN DAY 2018]

2:03:44 | Apr 26th, 2018

JM and Patrick sit down and share their first formal viewing of Ridley Scott's seminal film, ALIEN. This was a really wonderful couple of hours to spend together. We hope that this commentary is as special for all of you, as it was recording it. Pay ...Show More

Review: ALIEN Offworld Colony Simulator [ALIEN DAY 2018]

14:44 | Apr 26th, 2018

Alien Day 2018 starts with a bang! And a feverish run down a corridor towards a door with a combination I can't figure out while being pursued by hissing creatures in the darkness ... Fox granted us early access to this wonderful new RPG-style Alexa ...Show More

78 // Raunchy Resurrection Roundtable (Reengaging Resurrection: Part 1)

1:08:48 | Mar 27th, 2018

It's easy to write off Alien Resurrection as the black sheep of the Alien Saga. Whether you love it or you hate it—or both at the same time—you can't deny there's a lot to talk about. In this riotous roundtable, Ryan, Patrick, Clara, and Dave revisit...Show More

77 // The Alien 3 Script: Frankenstein’s Beautiful Monster (In Defense of Alien 3: Part 6)

1:22:11 | Mar 6th, 2018

At long last, our In Defense of Alien 3 miniseries has arrived at the final shooting script for Alien 3—a strange, wild thing that somehow pulled itself through years of development hell and emerged a dark masterwork. Ringing with the echoes of all t...Show More

Proximity: Last Stand at Hadley’s Hope (Complete Story)

47:50 | Feb 16th, 2018

Perfect Organism is proud to present a groundbreaking new audio drama set in the Alien universe. The culmination of nearly a year of work, Proximity is a character-driven glimpse into the nightmare that erupted in the Hadley's Hope colony on Acheron ...Show More

76 // Nerdgasm

54:32 | Jan 23rd, 2018

After months of infighting, confusion, and generalized crankiness, the Alien fan community rejoiced as one this past week in the wake of two big announcements: a new video game and a new comic! In this episode, Ryan, Patrick, Dave, and Mykal have an ...Show More

75 // Interview with Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.

1:18:40 | Jan 15th, 2018

As Alien fans, we’ve become used to change. Different directors; different scripts; different planets; different eras; different timelines; even different film studios. With everything so constantly in flux, it’s easy to forget that Alec Gillis and T...Show More

PROXIMITY: Last Stand at Hadley’s Hope (Chapter 1)

22:45 | Jan 1st, 2018

Perfect Organism is proud to present a groundbreaking new audio drama set in the Alien universe. The culmination of nearly a year of work, Proximity is a character-driven glimpse into the nightmare that erupted in the Hadley's Hope colony on Acheron ...Show More

74 // Stay Frosty, We’re All in Strung Out Shape

1:42:36 | Dec 28th, 2017

Recent events—the announcement of the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by the Walt Disney Company; controversial proclamations by Ridley Scott on the future of the franchise; a surprise Instagram post by Neill Blomkamp offering never-before-seen conce...Show More

73 // Disney and the Alien

1:12:12 | Dec 14th, 2017

With the news of the recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox by Disney, Jaime and Ryan convene to discuss the implications of the sale, and what it means for the series. They go on to discuss Ridley Scott's role in the franchise and whether or not Ali...Show More

Episode 72: Tales Of the Body Thief: Interviewing Director Charles de Lauzirika

54:21 | Nov 15th, 2017

I've been attempting to track down Charles de Lauzirika for many many years. Charles is an award winning film director, and one of very few people who have been privy to the innerworkings of the worlds that legendary film director Ridley Scott has cr...Show More

71 // Defending Alien: Covenant (Part 2)

2:25:30 | Nov 9th, 2017

In what is our longest show ever, clocking in at over 2.5 hours, JM, Ryan, and Patrick are joined by our roundtable hosts Mykal and Dave, and special guests Clara Fei-Fei. This is a really special episode as we talk to Clara about her entry into the ...Show More

70 // Has the Beast Run Out?

29:56 | Nov 5th, 2017

JM and Patrick sit down for an impromptu discussion surrounding Ridley Scott's latest comments that the alien has run its course. These words have sent a shockwave through a VERY fractured and broken fandom, leaving many of us enraged, and scratching...Show More

69 // Vincent Ward and the Wooden World (In Defense of Alien 3: Part 5)

46:09 | Oct 25th, 2017

In this in-depth episode, Patrick sets out to create the definitive account of his favorite unfilmed script: Vincent Ward and John Fasano's legendary Alien III, set on the wood-paneled planetoid of Arceon. You'll hear firsthand accounts by some of th...Show More

68 // David Twohy’s Prison (In Defense of Alien 3: Part 4)

08:14 | Oct 16th, 2017

In this minisode, Jaime discusses and summarizes David Twoy's Alien 3 script, what was derived from it, and ultimately utilized in the final version of the film. There is a scene by scene comparison of one particular moment in Twohy's script, and the...Show More

67 // Gibson’s New Nightmare (In Defense of Alien 3: Part 3)

21:56 | Oct 10th, 2017

In this minisode—the first in a series of three—Ryan tackles the horrifying, fascinating script written by legendary sci-fi figure William Gibson all the way back in 1987. Gibson's script, which he titled Alien III, explodes with innovative ideas, me...Show More

66 // Development Hell (In Defense of Alien 3: Part 2)

37:35 | Oct 2nd, 2017

At long last, Jaime and Patrick sit down and discuss an overview of the development hell that was the birthing and gestation process for Alien 3. This epsiode is the jumping off point for three separate mini-episodes that will release in the coming w...Show More

65 // In Defense of Alien 3 (Part 1)

1:09:16 | Sep 9th, 2017

The entire hosting staff of Perfect Organism sits down to discuss impressions of Alien 3. This episode is the jumping off point for mini-series deep dive into many aspects of the now famous, storied, and troubled Alien 3. In the coming weeks and mont...Show More

PROXIMITY : Last Stand at Hadley’s Hope (teaser trailer)

02:37 | Sep 6th, 2017

Perfect Organism Podcast has been steadily at work on a feature-length audio drama, chronicling the lives of a pair of siblings who struggle to survive the alien invasion at  the Hadley's Hope Colony on LV426, as seen in James Cameron's seminole film...Show More

Episode 64: Heroes of Science Fiction

1:24:10 | Aug 29th, 2017

Patrick and JM discuss their own personal heroes in the world of science fiction. From Princess Leia, to Mary Poppins, to Rick Deckard, and yes, even Superman, heroes across decades are discussed at length. This episode was a joy to create. We really...Show More

Episode 63: Reviewing The ALIEN: Covenant Blu Ray

1:18:51 | Aug 24th, 2017

Dave, Mykal, and Patrick hold down the fort this week with a two-part episode about beginnings. The first half is a breakdown and discussion of the fascinating “Advent” short included on the home release of Alien: Covenant; the second half is a heart...Show More

Episode 62: Building Better Worlds

57:13 | Aug 14th, 2017

This is Perfect Organism's third round table episode. In this episode, JM, Ryan, Patrick, Mykal and Dave discuss stepping out on our own, with a new discussion group, and an exciting and inclusive future where fans of ALL films can discuss their love...Show More

Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Files

1:12:22 | Aug 11th, 2017

The guys at Perfect Organism have begun a new podcast, the only one of its kind centered around visionary Ridley Scott's masterpiece, Blade Runner. Give it a listen and show some love on the Shoulder of Orion Facebook page if you can.

Episode 61: Reassessing the Franchise

49:33 | Aug 9th, 2017

In this episode, Ryan and Dave sit down to discuss where the ALIEN series can go and the recent news post release of ALIEN: Covenant.

Episode 60: Enter Blade Runner

1:05:26 | Jul 25th, 2017

On this episode, JM discusses all things Blade Runner with Ryan Allen, the founder of Blade Runner Reality instagram account which has a huge following, and the coinciding Facebook group of the same name. JM and Ryan deconstruct Blade Runner, it's af...Show More

Episode 59: Defending ALIEN: Covenant

1:44:30 | Jul 12th, 2017

JM is joined by special guest Patrick Greene as they go toe-to-toe, in the best possible way. Patrick is an unashamed enthusiast and Covenant supporter, going on the record to explain his love and defense of the film. It's a riveting and dynamic conv...Show More

Episode 58: The Blomkamp Controversy & Sequel Ideas

1:36:28 | Jul 10th, 2017

After a 3 week hiatus, Perfect Organism is back, with a heavy sigh, discussing the latest unfolding news surrounding Blomkamp's dead, ALIEN project, sequel ideas, and so much more.

Episode 57: Where Do We Go From Here?

1:17:08 | Jun 18th, 2017

JM and Ryan are back to discuss the state of fandom, the marketing approach to ALIEN: Covenant and so much more. This epsiode is, for all intents and purposes, a debriefing from what's been a crazy ride up through the release of Covenant. Fandom is i...Show More

Episode 56: Dane Hallett & Matt Hatton, Concept Designers on ALIEN: Covenant

1:25:44 | Jun 13th, 2017

Dave and JM sit down with ALIEN: Covenant concept designers Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton. In this episode we discuss what went on behind the scenes, how Dane and Matt landed the job, their inspiration, and so much more. We'd like to personally thank ...Show More

Episode 55: Engineering Better Worlds

1:05:08 | Jun 7th, 2017

In this debut episode, David Gogel and Mykal McCulloch discuss some of the finer points of Alien: Covenant. From creatures to David’s Lab and drawings to the fate of Shaw, Covenant is broken down and discussed in a manner few are yet to do.  For thos...Show More