In this exclusive interview, hosts Dan, Patrick, and Jaime sit down with Golden Globe award-winning actor Joanna Cassidy to discuss her career in acting, her role as Zhora in Blade Runner, and her decades in the film industry. From encounters with creepy studio executives to being a single mother of two, Ms. Cassidy is delightfully candid, funny and unforgettable. We hope you enjoy listening.
In Part eight of our series on ALIENS, Jaime and Patrick discuss whether or not the film is overrated and overhyped. This is an intriguing conversation that led to a few other topics surrounding how originals movies are allowed to be these days. This was a great discourse and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we loved talking about it.
Welcome to the first installment of our first-ever Shoulder of Orion miniseries: A 700 Layer Cake: The Cult of Blade Runner! Since we'll be spending a great deal of time over the coming months focusing on the first Blade Runner film, we thought it fitting to go back to the very beginning: Philip K. Dick's seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Before there was a global fan community—before there were films, before there were digital paintings and tribute albums and comic books and computer games and fan conventions—there was a little book by a brilliant, troubled man.
Our story—the story of this very podcast—begins with that novel.
Let's start from the beginning.
Jaime and Patrick step away from 40 Miles of Bad Road to address the recent swirl of rumors making their way through fandom. The hosts continue on to discuss their recent meetup at USC in Los Angeles to enjoy the 40th Anniversary Alien exhibit. Enjoy!
Shoulder of Orion teams up with fellow podcaster Tony from the FlicksXRayed movie podcast for the first ever cross-over episode of the show. Join us as we have fun seeing which of us is best at Blade Runner trivia (Hint: it's NOT Dan), and have deeper discussion on the film that started it all.
What makes the characters in Aliens so unforgettable? Join hosts Jaime and Patrick as they team up with special guests Dave (of Xenomorphing.com) and Dan (of Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast) to uncover some of the reasons these characters live on so strongly in our hearts and in our memories.
In this episode, Patrick and Jaime are joined by Dr. Robin Bunce to discuss the year we’ve stepped into and its parallels to Ridley Scott’s vision of 2019, challenges and lessons. This was a deep and heady discussion, just the sort of thing we love best. We hope you enjoy it.
Join hosts Jaime and Patrick on this extended look at Alien: Blackout, the brand-new Amanda Ripley-centric mobile game! Patrick's been playing it for nearly two weeks, and offers some extensive thoughts on the design, gameplay, replayability, and more.
For an even deeper review, check out our blog post!
In this episode—a brief break from our ongoing 40 Miles of Bad Road series—hosts Jaime and Patrick sit down with Johnnie Christmas, the writer and artist behind the groundbreaking new Dark Horse series based on the second draft of William Gibson’s unproduced screenplay for Alien 3.
Stay tuned at the end for listener questions, and check out more from Johnnie at johnniechristmas.com!
In part two of our Alien Queen discussion, Patrick and Jaime are joined by contributors and guests, Clara (MUTHUR9000), Conar (Building Better Worlds), Shaun (Perfect Organism Video Lead), Dave (Xenomorphing), Mykal, and special guest Bryant Dillon of Fanbase Press. This diverse roundtable further dissects the role of the queen questioning if she’s useful, divisive, or profound. This was a crazy fun episode with a surprise discussion at the end. We hope you enjoy it.
Patrick and Jaime convene in this special video epsiode to celebrate 100 episodes of the podcast, the road traveled and the road ahead. The hosts go on to discuss some of the happenings going on in fandom, and what's to expect (or hope for) in 2019.
In this episode, Jaime and Dan discuss the Secret Cinema Blade Runner event with producer Andrea Moccia and attendees Simao and Carlos. This is a three segment episode which provides a very exclusive window into a very, well, secretive experience. Enjoy.
In another entry in our Fandom Spotlight series, Jaime chats to Clara Fei Fei of Studio Yutani. From the state of fandom during the post-release of Alien: Covenant, to Studio Yutani and her hopes and dreams for the future, join us in a riveting and lovely conversation about all things Alien
In part five of our 40 Miles Of Bad Road series, Patrick and Jaime sit down to discuss in hilarious detail James Cameron’s queen. Does she work? Is she scary or is she just cool? Join us for a fun filled discussion and sound off by leaving us a comment or a voicemail.
Jaime, Patrick and Dan are joined by special guests Peter from the MidWest, and Iain Souter, admin and founder of Blade Runner - Worldwide Fans Group and Blade Runner 2049 - Worldwide Fans Group. In this fantastic episode, we all discuss in granular detail, Niander Wallace as played by Jared Leto. Is Niander a Replicant? Does he believe he’s god? We talk about that and so much more in this exclusive episode.
This sprawling roundtable brings the whole on-air gang together—JM, Patrick, Clara, Shaun, Mike, and Conar—for a wide-ranging discussion on what Aliens means to fandom, to ourselves, to science fiction as a filmic genre, to culture, and to the future. Along the way, they examine how the meaning of the film has shifted through the years.
They also perform the worst Lance Henriksen impressions you will ever hear.
Enjoy this one.
Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast is proud to release our first teaser for our original Blade Runner inspired fully produced audio drama. Set in between the events of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, 2020: Gethsemane centers around the lives of three Replicants as they deal with a choice they must make that could change their lives or end them. Scheduled for a release in February, 2019, 2020:Gethsemane aims to be a worthy fan-inspired entry into the Blade Runner mythos. #BladeRunner #BladeRunner2049
In another entry in our Fandom Spotlight series, Jaime sits down with Fanbase Press co-founder Bryant Dillon to discuss his love for the Alien series, where it’s headed and Fanbase Press, the company he co-runs. This was a fantastic conversation and we hope you enjoy it.
In this episode—part two of a series on Luv—Jaime sits down for discussion with guests Ricardo Silvestre and Iain Souter. From Luv being God’s angel of death, to whether or not she’s fragile, Iain, Ricardo, and Jaime spend an hour and a half diving into this incredible character.
In part three of our 40 Miles of Bad Road series, Patrick and Jaime discuss the importance of Ripley as a character within the science fiction genre, and why a character like her may never be seen again. The hosts go on to discuss Ripley being a woman in a man’s world and how that extends into fandom, along with a plethora of other issues. This was a fun one!