The Day the Earth Stood Still (feat. Scott Wayne Indiana, artist) : Episode 53

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

What: A humanoid alien visits earth and presents humanity with its options.
Directed by: Robert Wise
Starring:  Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Gort

Featuring guest co-host
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Scott Wayne Indiana, creator of Lotus Dimension

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Lotus Dimension
Our guest co-host’s PnP RPG (think Dungeons and Dragons) which has a twist: non-violence! Characters will face all sorts of hairy situations and must solve problems by their skills and wits that do not involve bringing anyone to harm.
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Show Notes


Short story “Farewell to the Master” by Harry Bates. Cold War paranoia. 50s.


Humanoid and otherwise. Sex with aliens? Alien life form Mars, Venus, or maybe even moons of Jupiter.

Period Things

Everybody smokes. Letting your kid go around town with strange men. Independent women of the 50s. More smoking.


Emray Klaatu naruat macro proval brarato lukto denso implikit yavo tarri axell plakatio baringa degas.


Gort’s real concerns. Who is the real master? Open source space police operating systems.

Atomic Power

The atomic energy scene in the 50s. Great power and great responsibility.


Whoever carries the biggest stick seems to be right.



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