MIKE ANDREWS (Contributing Host, Perfect Organism) began his passion for the Alien franchise at a young age. His father screened Alien for him at the age of 4 and, although terrified, it rooted deep into his brain. Drawing xenomorphs in elementary school and watching AVP fostered his interest further.
Working side-by-side with Clara/MUTHUR on Yutani and becoming moderator of the Prequel Paradise Facebook group, Mike has been delighted to join the Alien community in creating thought-provoking content and fostering other people's interest in the franchise. Now, with Perfect Organism, he is prepared to dedicate more time to our beloved franchise.
Mike graduated Western Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in History and is working on becoming a teacher.
CLARA FEI-FEI (Special Contributor, Perfect Organism), 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.
DAN FERLITO (Host, Shoulder of Orion) has been obsessed with Blade Runner ever since he was introduced to the film by his father when he was young. Since then, he has always fostered a nerdy passion for his favorite film but never knew what to do with it...until he discovered the Shoulder of Orion podcast and called in to comment. Since that moment he developed a friendship with the SoO team and was invited to be a host on the show.
The mix of philosophy, science fiction, and existentialism that the film explores lines right up with Dan's favorite things to talk about, and he couldn't be happier to be contributing to the Blade Runner universe!
Dan grew up in Italy and California, spent five years in the US Marines where he learned to work as an air traffic controller. He is currently a controller at San Francisco Tower.
DAVE GOGEL (Special Contributor, Perfect Organism) 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.
MICAH GREENE (Contributing Host, Shoulder of Orion) 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.
PATRICK GREENE (Host, Perfect Organism and Shoulder of Orion) 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.
SHAUN HEWITT (Contributor/Video Lead, Perfect Organism) began his passion for the Alien franchise after being introduced to it as a five-year-old from his parents. While the early years of being a fan were terrifying and often resulted in sleeping in his parents’ bed, the Alien franchise has always been a staple of his life. Now as an adult, Shaun is a member of various Alien communities and describes himself as a self-confessed Alien fanatic. He can often be seen posting in Building Better Worlds with his series dubbed “Shaun’s Spotlight,” where he looks at a certain aspect of the franchise and looks at it in detail, as well as how it can be applicable outside of the franchise.
Shaun is originally from Yorkshire, England and currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife, Holly and son, Noah. When Shaun is not watching Aliens, he is often found on the football (soccer) field or gaming. He works an IT technician for a private school.
INGE KOLSTAD (Social Media Liaison, Shoulder of Orion) has grown up in Oslo, Norway his whole life, and has since moved more out to the countryside (just outside of Oslo). He is happily married with a wife,son and a dog. He has been a movie fan as far back as he remember. His love for Blade Runner started in a local video store when he saw the cover for Blade Runner with a super cool looking Harrison Ford on the cover holding a gun by his face. Became a massive Blade Runner fan at a young age and never looked back. It was pure love. He also has a deep love for movie posters, fan art and movie stills.
MYKAL McCULLOCH (Regular Contributor, Perfect Organism) 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.
Born and raised in Scotland CONAR MURDOCH (Contributing Host/Listener Engagement Lead) was introduced to the franchise by his father when he screened Aliens for him at the age of six. Ever since then the beast has infected his psyche to the point of wonder. Further reinforced by the cosmic horror of the original and the gritty, nihilistic beauty of Alien 3. He an avid gamer and is still terrified to this day of Alien Isolation. Outside of leading the charge on Building Better Worlds Conar is the author of the fan fiction novel Aliens: Home and the accompanying short story series Aliens: Tales of the Fall. He currently resides in the city of Perth with his fiancée Michelle and works in the Retail industry.
JM PRATER (Founder and Host, Perfect Organism and Shoulder of Orion) 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.