Episode 5: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (2004)

You drill down into the Antarctic ice and discover what you’ve been doggedly searching for: an ever-shifting pyramid containing critical analysis of ALIEN VS. PREDATOR. Ancient hieroglyphics discuss why the film doesn’t work, how its white supremacist premise fits into racialised readings of the Alien films, and its weird contested position as a paratext in the multi/transmedia franchise.

Content warning: body horror; sexual imagery; white supremacy; racism.

Our theme song is Alien Remix by Leslie Wai available on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/lesliewai/alien-remix

Full references for this episode available in Zotero at https://www.zotero.org/simonxix/collections/ENGXD3R2

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