18 episodes

Each week host Alex talks to a guest about movies, tv shows, and other media featuring UFOs, extraterrestrials, and otherworldly beings.

Saucer Cinema Alex Rancourt

    • TV & Film
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Each week host Alex talks to a guest about movies, tv shows, and other media featuring UFOs, extraterrestrials, and otherworldly beings.

    Freak 4 Frakes - Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction? (1995) w/Bitter Karella and Woosl

    Freak 4 Frakes - Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction? (1995) w/Bitter Karella and Woosl

    Saucer Cinema veteran (and recent Hugo Award nominee) Bitter Karella and newbie guest Woosl join me to dissect the infamous 1995 Fox TV special Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?, directed by Tom McGough and hosted by everybody's favorite Number One, Jonathan Frakes.

    We talk about the special’s dubious origins, media hoaxes and credulity, hugging celebrities, Klingon/goth kid encounters, unexpected trading card crossovers, Poppin' Fresh the Pilsbury Doughboy, and more!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Aliens To Some, Demons To Others - Signs (2002) w/Parker Bowman

    Aliens To Some, Demons To Others - Signs (2002) w/Parker Bowman

    Put on your tinfoil hats and swing away! Parker Bowman of the long-running podcast Junk Food Dinner joins me to talk about M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 blockbuster Signs starring Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. 

    We discuss the fascinating-if-checkered career trajectories of the movie’s director and controversial star, the power of quiet and minimalism in building suspense, aliens as metaphorical (and possibly literal) demons, downloading pre-release bootlegs in the early days of internet file sharing, and much, much more!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Contact High - Liquid Sky (1982) w/André Callot

    Contact High - Liquid Sky (1982) w/André Callot

    Sex! Drugs! Fashion! Alienation! More drugs! Tiny UFOS! This week's movie is the cult classic Liquid Sky from 1982, starring Anne Carlisle and directed by Slava Tsukerman. Joining me to talk about the film is André Callot, a professor of Film and Digital Media Arts at the University of New Mexico.

     

     

     

     

     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Taco Circus - Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) w/J.W. Friedman

    Taco Circus - Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) w/J.W. Friedman

    This week I am joined by J.W. Friedman of the podcast I Don't Even Own A Television to talk about the Chiodo Brothers' cult classic 1988 sci-fi horror-comedy Killer Klowns From Outer Space. 

    We discuss childhood fears, B-Movie ingenuity,  the persistence of clown-related horror, Ancient Clown Astronauts, Juggalo journalists, the Nickelodeon-to-delinquent pipeline, and much, much more! 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    ABBA-ducted - Fire In The Sky (1993) w/Erik Thybony

    ABBA-ducted - Fire In The Sky (1993) w/Erik Thybony

    Erik Thybony of the podcast Illogical Contraption: Nights After Dark returns to discuss the 1993 alien abduction drama Fire in the Sky, directed by Robert Lieberman.

    We compare and contrast the film's harrowing depiction of Travis Walton's purported 1975 UFO abduction with Walton's own account of the incident, catch up with recent controversies, contemplate being healed by Swedish pop gods, and discover President Joe Biden's sinister secret.

    Plus: Erik recounts his tour of the alleged Walton abduction site in the mountains of Arizona.

    • 54 min
    Death By Cola - The Tommyknockers (1993) w/Mandee of Fake Movies Podcast

    Death By Cola - The Tommyknockers (1993) w/Mandee of Fake Movies Podcast

    Saucer Cinema ushers in the new year with a look at the 1993 TV miniseries adaption of Stephen King's The Tommyknockers, directed by John Power and starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. 

    Mandee from Fake Movies Podcast returns to talk about magic typewriters, lipstick laser guns, deadly dolls, killer soda machines and other (literal) plot devices in this not-so-subtle sci-fi addiction allegory. 

    • 1 hr 2 min

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