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ALIEN (1979), Episode 1 | The Unsung Legacy of Dan O'Bannon, Part II

Cinema Shock

1h 4min
This episode may contain explicit content.

As we continue Dan O'Bannon's story, we're now arriving at the film that truly put him on the map, a film that would ever be synonymous with his name: Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi horror film ALIEN.

But although the film was massively successful, its success didn't translate to Dan O'Bannon being one of Hollywood's go-to screenwriters, thus continuing his streak of being highly undervalued by the studios.

In this episode, we'll trace ALIEN's origins from an idea that was hatched during DARK STAR's production, to its transformation from a low budget Roger Corman film to its eventual fate as a big budget studio tentpole.

NOTE: Due to the sheer amount of information out there about ALIEN, we've decided to do something different and split this into two episode. ALIEN episode 2 lands next week!

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This episode was written, produced and edited by Gary Horne, Justin Bishop, & Todd Davis.

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