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Episode Info: **This episode was recorded remotely** Get outta here, Roger Ebert! Alien (1979) is an awesome film! This week your favorite ghouls discuss Ridley Scott's sophomore masterpiece in sci-fi and terror! Discussions include but are not limited to: Archaic Mothers, Ripley's feminism, gender, the patriarchy in space, and Jung's theory on the Shadow Self! Thanks to Lily LeBlanc for our theme song: Buy some coffee from our sponsors: Resources: "The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative" By Sandra Jackson & Julie Moody-Freeman "Interstellar Sleep Produces Such Matriarchal Monsters" By Davina Quinlivan "Alien Thoughts: Mind Reading and Spectatorial Pleasure in Ridley Scott’s Horror Film" by Cecilia Madeline Bolich “Woman: The Other Alien in Alien” by Tom Shone "The First Action Heroine" by Xan Brooks "GENDER AND THE HORROR FILM: BIRTH, RAPE AND FEMALE SEXUALITY IN RIDLEY SCOTT’S ALIEN (1979)" by Jake Martyn Bogira's_Alien_1979 'Alien' Is Sci-Fi Horror's Most Feminist Movie Franchise "Illusionary Strength: An Analysis of Female Empowerment in Science Fiction and Horror Films in Fatal Attraction, Aliens, and The Stepford Wives" by Jennifer Lynn Ruben ‘Alien’ Revisited: Nearly Four Decades Later, Ripley Is Still the Boundary-Busting Heroine We Deserve by Kate Erbland "Why Alien is one of the most influential movies ever made" by Peter Howell "Reassessing Alien: Sexuality and the Anxieties of Men" By Jason Haggstrom (In)alienable Rights: Property, Feminism, and the Female Body from Ann Radcliffe to the Alien Films by Lauren Fitzgerald Ripley, Sexism, and Classism in ‘Aliens’ by Adam Sherman "Alien" as an Abortion Parable by John L. Cobbs (Literature/Film Quarterly Vol. 18, No. 3 (1990), pp. 198-201 (4 pages). Sigourney Weaver on Ellen Ripley (AFI)
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