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Aliens: hyperlseep, how to terraform, and Blade Runner reconciliation w/ Josh from LSG media

Featuring guest co-host
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Love

Love! For James Cameron and Aliens. And the great utilitarian design of the spaceship interiors. Great world-building.

Hypersleep

Cryosleep? Ice sublimation and mummified Sigourney Weaver. Hibernation. How to shove pine cones up your butt, chug some Nyquil, and turn into a bear. Cryogenic specimen preservations: sperm! DIY fecal plugs for hibernation.

Private space industry

The rise of private space industry. Going dystopian.

Planetary operations

Planet? Moon? The delineation between planets and moons and looking forward to the future when we get confused again. Demoting Pluto to planetoid. Terraforming Mars. Sad news on Martian CO2 supplies for atmosphere creation. Crater settlements and whether or not you need a roof. Atmospheric density limits for human comfort and thriving.

Xenomorphs

But are they really called Xenomorphs? The throwaway line in Aliens that spawned decades of confusion.

Send the robots

Always send the robots. Unless you are an evil corporation with shady goals. Milk robots…?

Blade Runner connection

Blade Runner and Aliens are the same universe. The separate lines of technological development that yielded replicants and Aliens’ “synthetics.” Blade Runner 2049’s anime prequel and how that informs the universe crossover.

Links

Aliens: iTunes | Amazon
Josh’s shows on LSG Media: Science Fiction Film Podcast | The X-Files Podcast
Josh’s escape room in Massachusetts: Mass Escape
Jurassic World, Jurassic Values by Mike Hill: YouTube

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Universal Soldier : face-kicking cyborg technologies and micro drone insects

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Universal Soldier

The government turns sometimes-naked Jean-Claude into a cyborg sorta. And hijinx ensue!

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I Am Legend (feat. Nick Farmer, Linguist) : Episode 85

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I Am Legend

What: Will Smith is lonely in the post-apocalypse and fights zompires.
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan

Featuring guest co-host
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Nick Farmer, author and creator of The Expanse’s Belter language

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28 Days Later (feat. Jolene Creighton of Futurism) : Episode 59

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28 Days Later

What: 28 Days Later introduced us to fast zombies: the worst kind of zombies. And Cillian Murphy being awesome.
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson

Featuring guest co-host
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Jolene Creighton, managing editor at Futurism.com

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The Fountain (feat. Daniel Barker, Science Communicator) : Episode 49

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The Fountain

What: We loved The Fountain! Go watch it! A really pretty film with a love story spanning vast space and time.
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weiss, Ellen Burstyn

Featuring guest co-host
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Daniel James Barker of Uncertainty Principle the Podcast

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