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Predator : preposterone, light manipulation, and Aliens vs Predator vs Blade Runner

Testosterone

Preposterous amounts of testosterone. Preposterone. Ahhnold and Carl Weathers. The muscles from Brussels in spaaaaace.

Invisibility

Picking a chunk of the electromagnetic spectrum to be invisible within.

  • Spatial light manipulation
  • Temporal light manipulation
  • Spectral light manipulation

Predator vision

Seeing in infrared! Interactions between optical camouflage and optical receivers. Why doesn’t all the life on Earth have heat vision? Heat-tracking evolution. Pit viper heat sensors. Human heat-tracking. Biology absorbing infrared. Seeing in greyscale. Wet clay camouflage and effectiveness over time. Mythbusting. Infrared-blocking materials.

Predator physiology

Aliens vs Predator for top monster. Ears…? Bleeding. The rainbow of different blood colors available on Earth. Green blood. Luminescent blood. Figuring out why only arthropods seems to have mandibles, and lamenting the lack of them in macro predators.

Shared Universe

Appreciating that Blade Runner is pretty much officially the same world as Predator now.

Self-destructing technology

Techno-scuttling. Destroying advanced technology to keep it out of enemy hands. Super-expanding polymers. Amazon delivery drone automatic “dispersal.”s

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A Quiet Place: echolocation, cochlear implant vs hearing aid, and aliens

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A Quiet Place

Episode: 149
What:
Be quiet or the monsters will kill you

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Pitch Black (feat. Fraser Cain of Universe Today) : Episode 110

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Pitch Black

What: Vin Diesel is bad-ass Riddick on a pitch black planet and fights alien monsters. Horror!
Directed by: David Twohy
Starring: Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Vin Diesel, Keith David

Featuring guest co-host
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Alien Covenant : Episode 104

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Alien: Covenant

What: The crew of a colony-ship find out what happened after Prometheus.
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup

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Carpenter’s The Thing (feat. Cae & Ryan) : Episode 61

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John Carpenter’s The Thing

What: An alien life form threatens humanity at an antarctic research facility
Directed by: John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David

Featuring guest co-hosts

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Caelum Rale, artist Ryan Bingham, lawyer

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Titan AE : 001

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Titan A.E.

What: Matt Damon is the chosen one in a space adventure to save humanity.
Directed by Donald Bluth
Starring: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore

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