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LAMBcast #107: Franchise look-back: Alien
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Publish-date-icon March 10, 2012
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(Due to Podomatic space constraints, the audio file for this episode had to be taken down. If you're listening to back episodes and would like this one, you can find it at the LAMBcast Archives. Thanks!)

For the 107th episode, we take a step in a new direction and open up a new recurring series for the show, in which we take a look at a popular series from film history.  Over at the LAMB Forums, the participants in the show voted from a number of franchises and the winner was the Alien series.  On hand for the show was host Dylan as well as Nick, Tom, Fogs and newcomer Mark of Green People Soup.

To commemorate this somewhat special occasion, we also decided to ask all you LAMBs for articles written on the Alien series.  Thus, I present to you Alien Chops:

Reviews of Alien:
Bill's Movie Emporium
Film Forager
Fogs' Movie Reviews
Forced Viewing
Life vs. Film
Movie Reviews by Tom Clift (covers the first two films)
The Stop Button
Top 10 Films

Reviews of Aliens:
Bill's Movie Emporium
Film Forager (covers the second and third films) 
Forced Viewing
PG Cooper's Movie Reviews
Top 10 Films 

Reviews of Alien³:
Bill's Movie Emporium
Forced Viewing
The Stop Button
Top 10 Films

Reviews of Alien: Resurrection:
Film Forager
Forced Viewing
The Stop Button

Reviews of Alien vs. Predator:
Film Forager
Forced Viewing
The Stop Button

Reviews of Alien vs. Predator: Requiem:
Forced Viewing
The Stop Button

Chuck Norris Ate My Baby (a look at H.R. Giger's artwork)
Net-flixation (a humorous look at the character of the Alien Queen)
philmalot  (Prometheus preview)
to the escape hatch! (Who is Peter Weyland?)
Top 10 Films (Top 10 Science-Fiction Films of the 1990s)
Top 10 Films (Top 10 Sequels of the 1980s)
Top 10 Films (Top 10 Ridley Scott Films)

Also on tap:

* Rants of the Week
* Raves of the Week
* Last LAMB Standing

A couple notes:

* Due to the bandwidth issues I've had with Podomatic recently, I've gotten rid of the embeddable player that is usually included with these posts. The show can be found, of course, via iTunes - just do a search for "LAMBcast." Also, I always post a link to the show on the LAMBcast's Facebook page, and there's a player there if you'd like to listen online.

* Shows will eventually make their way to the LAMBcast Archives. If you'd ever like to catch up on back episodes, go there.

If you're interested, you too can be a LAMBcaster - we love new blood! For more information on the LAMBcast, check out the topic at the LAMB Forums. Music provided royalty-free by Kevin MacLeod's Incompetech website. Big thanks to Kevin for providing this service. Opening song by Cake. The LAMBcast loves feedback, too - if you'd like yours read on a future show, leave it in the comments section at the LAMB. Please visit and like our Facebook page, and finally, we're on iTunes, and would still love a review, even if it's a bad one.

Thanks for listening!

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