224 episodes

Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast is a groundbreaking show exploring the world of Alien in all its aspects—the films, the expanded universe, and fandom itself. With exclusive interviews, first-look news, hilarious roundtables, and in-depth philosophical discussions, Perfect Organism has become a hub of Alien fandom worldwide.

New episodes every other Tuesday.

Founded in 2015 by Jaime Prater.

Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast Perfect Organism Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 96 Ratings

Perfect Organism: The Alien Saga Podcast is a groundbreaking show exploring the world of Alien in all its aspects—the films, the expanded universe, and fandom itself. With exclusive interviews, first-look news, hilarious roundtables, and in-depth philosophical discussions, Perfect Organism has become a hub of Alien fandom worldwide.

New episodes every other Tuesday.

Founded in 2015 by Jaime Prater.

    198 // Interviewing Chris Bissette, Creator of The Wretched

    198 // Interviewing Chris Bissette, Creator of The Wretched

    Have you ever wondered what would've happened if Ripley's showdown with the creature onboard The Narcissus had ended differently? Chris Bissette is a game designer, writer, and musician who created an innovative RPG experience to explore that question—not only creating a theoretical fifth act to Alien, but putting players in Ripley's shoes as well. The Wretched is an original IP, but functions beautifully as an Alien analogue.

    In this minisode, Patrick and Christian chat with Chris about game design, the enduring power of Alien, and why single-player RPG experiences are having such a moment. 

    For more on Chris and their work (and to grab a copy of The Wretched for yourself!), visit https://loottheroom.itch.io/wretched.

    And be sure to give Chris a follow on Twitter @pangalactic while you're at it!

    An actual play of The Wretched will be coming to our Patreon feed in the near future if you'd like to hear the full audio experience. Happy gaming!

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    • 39 min
    197 // The Artificial Intelligence of ALIEN and Blade Runner

    197 // The Artificial Intelligence of ALIEN and Blade Runner

    In this special crossover episode, hosts Patrick and Jaime are joined by contributing host Peter from the Midwest to discuss artificial intelligence as featured in Alien and Blade Runner. This is a bit of a crossover episode as we explore why the kinds of A.I. exist in both of these worlds and what's really behind the need for such technology. This was a fascinating and complicated discussion. We hope you enjoy!

    To listen to the rest of this Artificial Intelligence mini-series, go to www.bladerunnerpodcast.com 

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    196 // Interviewing Andy Kelly, Author of Perfect Organism: An Alien: Isolation Companion

    196 // Interviewing Andy Kelly, Author of Perfect Organism: An Alien: Isolation Companion

    Alien: Isolation is the sort of game that attracts a certain type of Alien obsessive: packed with lore, overflowing with aesthetic detail, and completely unrelenting in its difficulty and terror, Isolation is an extraordinary achievement in game design that continues to enthrall Alien fans eight years after its release.

    Andy Kelly is a video game journalist who has written extensively about Alien: Isolation from the very beginning. Along the way, he's amassed a wealth of interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and level design knowledge that has culminated, finally, in his writing the definitive Alien: Isolation companion.

    In this episode, Andy takes Patrick and Christian behind the curtains for a deeper look at this incredible game, and lets us know what we can look forward to when the book is eventually published.

    To support the book's creation on Unbound, visit https://unbound.com/books/perfect-organism/. And be sure to follow Andy on Twitter @ultrabrilliant so you never miss an update along the way!

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    // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com.

    // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds

    // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available!

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    • 49 min
    195 // A Man With a Future: Discussing Dr. Clemens

    195 // A Man With a Future: Discussing Dr. Clemens

    Charles Dance's portrayal of Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 is a layered look at how substance abuse, grief, and loss function in the Alien universe. In this roundtable, Jaime, Patrick, Christian, and Andie are joined by first-time guest Forrest MacKnight for an in-depth examination of this fascinating character.

    // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes

    // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com.

    // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    194 // Interviewing Shiromi Arserio, Narrator of Alien: Colony War and Alien: Into Charybdis

    194 // Interviewing Shiromi Arserio, Narrator of Alien: Colony War and Alien: Into Charybdis

    Two recent Alien novels—Alien: Into Charybdis by Alex White and Alien: Colony War by David Barnett—share a common audiobook narrator. What you might not know about this narrator, though, is she's just as much an Alien nerd as you are!

    Shiromi Arserio's website describes her as an "Accent Chameleon," and listening to her work on these recent novels is a masterclass on how to balance character, dialect, and storytelling tension in a way that's at once unobtrusive and yet utterly riveting.

    Shiromi was kind enough to spend an evening goofing around with Patrick and Christian, spilling some trade secrets and geeking out about painting Alien miniatures along the way. 

    For more on Shiromi and her work, visit www.shiromispeaks.com.

    // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes

    // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com.

    // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds

    // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available!

    // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

    • 42 min
    193 // Propstore & Perfect Organism Podcast presents: An Aliens Panel Discussion

    193 // Propstore & Perfect Organism Podcast presents: An Aliens Panel Discussion

    Perfect Organism was honored to be asked by Propstore to host a panel discussion with ALIENS actors Ricco Ross, Mark Rolston, and ALIENS Visual Effects Supervisor Pat McClung. This event was hosted on top of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles and included industry players, fans and more. Please join us as we unveil this very special episode, hosted by Jaime Prater and Christian Matzke. 

     

    // Apple Podcasts: bit.ly/perfectorganismitunes

    // For more on this and our other projects, please visit www.perfectorganism.com.

    // If you’d like to join the conversation, find us on our closed Facebook group: Building Better Worlds

    // To support the show, please consider visiting www.perfectorganism.com/support. We’ve got some great perks available!

    // And as always, please consider rating, reviewing, and sharing this show. We can’t tell you how much your support means to us, but we can hopefully show you by continuing to provide better, more ambitious, and more dynamic content for years to come.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

82ndAirborneVet ,

A must listen for Aliens fans

An excellent show for lovers of the Alien universe. These guys really know film and have a gift for sharing that information in an entertaining fashion. I’m a fan.

Film Nerd Theater ,

Beware! Fantastic, deep-dives every episode!

Perfect Organism is the first podcast to hook he into regular listening. The hosts discuss details of the Alien saga to a level and depth I had not encountered. From behind-the-scenes to cast and creator interviews, they do a great job of separating episodes into focused series within their expansive back catalog for new listeners.

High production values set it apart from a lot of similar sci-if genre podcasts. They delve into a granular level of minutiae without alienating the uninitiated. Their format and pacing is so solid, I don’t know how they do it. But I’m glad they do. Every episode goes to the top of the queue.

Do yourself a favor and listen to these knowledgeable hosts and characters. Beware! They will pull you back into this franchise deeper than you ever have been!

jesvangosen ,

Love this podcast

I love this franchise, and these people do an amazing job diving in to each episode (regardless of the topic) to explore something new about a particular character or movie (or soundtrack!). It’s hard to find podcasts these days that are so entertaining AND stay away from current politics/political views (because if I wanted that I’d listen to some other show).
Thank you so much for all the work you put in to each episode and I look forward to many, many more to come!

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