Farewell to Bill Paxton, Gone at 61

One of the joys of watching James Cameron’s thrill-ride movie Aliens is Bill Paxton’s full-throated portrayal of Colonial Marine soldier Pvt.

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The Thing about those Dyson Hand Dryers.

I went to a Chinese buffet yesterday, and in the washroom they had one of those Dyson Airblade hand dryers,

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To CGI Leia, or Not to CGI Leia

It’s not really a question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the pixelled slings and motion-captured arrows of

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Podcast Research – ‘Aliens’: See Why Alien Queens Fear this Woman

Ripley’s showdown with the alien queen at the end of Aliens is one of the most thrilling scenes in cinematic history.

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Podcast Research – ‘Aliens’: PFC Vasquez

When it comes to kicking ass, there’s no one better than PFC Vasquez, as played by Jenette Goldstein in Aliens.

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Podcast Research – ‘Alien3’: A Jaw-Jutting Look at the Alien

The third Alien movie has a lot of problems. Not the least of which, as Ross points out in our Alien podcast

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Podcast Research – ‘Alien’: Does Your Photo ID Look as Good as Ellen Ripley’s?

Actress Sigourney Weaver was a scant 29 when she essayed the role of warrant officer Ellen Ripley in the film Alien.

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‘Aliens’: The Satisfying Death of Carter Burke

Stand-up comic Paul Reiser only really had Diner and Beverly Hills Cop under his belt as major movie roles before being cast as

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Podcast Research – ‘Alien’ Design: From House Harkonnen to Huge Honkers

When you consider all of the movie projects over the years that have been floated and then sunk under the

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‘Alien: Resurrection’: The Ridiculous Newborn

We’ve been neglecting the other Alien films outside of the first two and Prometheus. There’s a perfectly good reason for that:

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‘Alien’: Inside Mother

Here’s an interesting behind-the-scenes image from the making of Alien. From left, it’s director Ridley Scott, giving some instructions to Ian

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Podcast Research – ‘Alien’ Design: The Xenomorph

One of the signature features of the titular creature(s) from the Alien franchise, besides their elongated heads, sharp teeth and lethally

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Podcast Research – ‘Alien’ Design: From Urns to Eggs and Back Again

What’s interesting when researching the Alien movies for our next podcast are the design elements that echo down through the franchise,

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‘Prometheus’: The Perils of Running in a Straight Line

I enjoyed Ridley Scott’s 2012 return to the Alien milleu, Prometheus. A prequel to the first film, it details a team travelling

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Some Hotness In ‘Alien’

Some more imagery concerning the topic of our next Nerdstalking podcast. Here, Sigourney Weaver in her Ellen Ripley costume tests out a

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