Science Fiction, LMC3214: Concluding Aliens and Feminist SF, Review for Exam 2

In today’s class, we finished watching James Cameron’s Aliens and discussed how it fits into our earlier discussions on feminist SF (Ripley as strong female hero, challenging stereotypes: Ripley, Vasquez, Ferro, and Dietrich vs. Gorman and Hudson, alternative modes of reproduction, the human role in alien reproduction–“impregnate,” remaking motherhood, what does it mean to beContinue reading “Science Fiction, LMC3214: Concluding Aliens and Feminist SF, Review for Exam 2”

Science Fiction, LMC3214: Alien, Aliens, Giger

Today, we began watching James Cameron’s 1986 film Aliens, and I lectured on Ridley Scott’s earlier 1979 Alien and how these figure into feminist SF via their characters, themes, and source material: H.R. Giger’s “Necronom IV.” I shared pictures of my visit to Gruyères with the class, too (for the juxtaposition of quaint, medieval Swiss townContinue reading “Science Fiction, LMC3214: Alien, Aliens, Giger”

AVP2 Requiem Post Round-Up

Aliens Vs. Preadator 2:  Requiem really left an afterimage on my retina for me to have written so many posts on that movie in the past week.  Here are all the posts collected for your reading pleasure: On Forced Deep Throat in Aliens Vs. Predator Requiem More Thoughts on Forced Fellatio in AVP2  Requiem TheContinue reading “AVP2 Requiem Post Round-Up”

The Cigarette Smoking Man and Ms. Yutani in AVP2 Requiem

Another interesting aspect of AVP2 Requiem is the appearance of the Cigarette Smoking Man from The X-Files. Okay, so the character is called Colonel Stevens, and he’s played by Robert Joy and not William B. Davis. However, he serves a similarly shady function within the AVP2 narrative. This American government/military official donning a black suitContinue reading “The Cigarette Smoking Man and Ms. Yutani in AVP2 Requiem”