Episode 46. Amiable Aliens

It’s not a new genre this week but a couple of new species that Alex and Jonathan take a look at with three alien films: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Arrival (2016). We talk about how good science fiction comments on humanity in every era, the difference between science fiction and science fantasy, and how science fiction can use VFX without focusing on VFX.

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Skip to: The Day the Earth Stood Still (10:33), E.T. (32:20), Arrival (1:02:06), Overall (1:26:29), Coming Attractions (1:35:31)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Next week we explore documentary films with the top 3 from our recent twitter poll:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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