JM PRATER is a native of Chicago, Illinois. Studying film and video at Columbia College Chicago, JM (Jaime) has been a rabid fan of film and science fiction all of his life. A published author and filmmaker, JM started Perfect Organism Podcast out of a need for a solely ALIEN podcast, devoted to the fan community. Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast was formed from a similar need.
JM now resides in Los Angeles, California where he co-operates Perfect Organism Podcast and Shoulder of Orion with his partner in crime, Patrick Greene.
PATRICK GREENE fell in love with the Kenner Gorilla Alien as a seven-year-old and hasn't looked back since. He believes in the transformative power of science fiction as a tool for allegory and reflection, and he believes the original Alien film is one of the few truly perfect films ever made. He's also a lifelong Blade Runner nut, and is thrilled to have excuses to talk about his two favorite film franchises on a regular basis.
Outside of podcasting, Patrick is an award-winning composer. He's also a dad, and currently in the process of introducing his two young sons to the sci-fi universes he's loved since childhood. His wife, Micah, is a Contributing Host on Shoulder of Orion; she co-stars with Patrick on JM Prater's Alien: Proximity. For more on Patrick and his music, please visit www.patrickgreenemusic.com.
DAVE GOGEL is the founder of Xenomorphing.com, a blog dedicated to all aspects of the Alien universe. An avid fan with a keen interest in the prequels (especially David 8), Dave brings humor and a wealth of knowledge to the Perfect Organism team.
MYKAL McCULLOCH was introduced to the saga by his father at a relatively young age. The first one he saw was Aliens, which he feels was the perfect introduction to the franchise. He was subsequently terrified by Alien and had his heart broken by Alien 3, and he’s been hooked ever since. He enjoys the new films as well as the old, and loves all aspects of the Alien saga, including the Dark Horse comics and novelizations.
Mykal is a husband to Natalie and a proud father to Reaghen and Taylor. When not podcasting, he’s a Body Shop Parts Consultant.
CLARA FEI-FEI (also known as MUTHUR9000) has been a lifelong fan of Alien. Her page yutani.blog is dedicated to intertextual analysis of Alien, AI, Robotics and Sci-fi as well as exploring real world applications of technology from Science fiction. She is information-hungry and always willing to expand her knowledge.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the National Gallery of Victoria, walking around Melbourne city and hanging out with her two kids and very understanding husband who accepts her obsession.
She is also a qualified Jeweller and Designer for her fashion label Victoria's Kingdom.
MICAH GREENE has wanted to be Princess Leia since before she can remember. Growing up where family get-togethers almost always involved a viewing of the original Star Wars trilogy, sci-fi became a major influence in her life. Micah is attracted to the creative and daring storytelling in sci-fi films and literature that bring us to confront the most puzzling and challenging aspects of human nature.
Micah is a Nursing student with plans on becoming an RN, and has had a professional acting career for six years in Boston, MA. She is wife to Patrick, who has always inspired her to be curious and adventurous, and mother to Jude and Henry, their little space cadets. She is very proud to be a part of the Shoulder of Orion team.