Episode 127

Alien vs. Predator & Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

Welcome to the third Nanorama episode - episodes slightly shorter, but focusing on interesting titbits of information.

For this episode, I'm concluding the Alien franchise by talking a little about the saga's attempts at crossover events:

Alien vs Predator was conceived instead of James Cameron's Alien 5, and was going to be the crossover event to end all crossover events. An Alien and a Predator smackdown, set on Earth, given a very distinct Resident Evil vibe, thanks to its director Paul W.S. Anderson. While it didn't set the critics alight, it did decent enough box office to give us a sequel....

Aliens vs Predator: Requiem continued the story from the end of the first movie, with the inclusion of the Predalien. It's a shame the movie was so dark that the audience could barely see the creature. Directed by first-time directors, and experienced visual effects artists, the Brothers Strause; AvP: Requiem wanted to up the stakes, make it more personal AND more gory....

About the Podcast

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Verbal Diorama
The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.

About your host

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Em .

Hi! I'm Em. I created Verbal Diorama in 2018, and launched the podcast in February 2019 to rapturous applause and acclaim.... from my cat Jess.

The modus operandi of Verbal Diorama is simple: movies are tough to make! The coming together of a team of people from all walks of life to make something to entertain, delight and educate us for 90+ mins is not an easy task, and yet so many succeed at it. That must be something to celebrate.

I'm here to do just that - to celebrate movies. Their history and legacy, and why they remain so special to so many of us.

I mostly host solo, but often you'll hear my cat Jess in the background (she's 17 years old, and very loud!).

I love podcasts and listen to many, but never my own.

I unashamedly love The Mummy (1999) and Grease 2. I'm still looking for a cool rider.