The Popcorn Muncher Podcast: Episode 56 – Does Ridley Scott return with a vengeance in Alien: Covenant?

The xenomorph makes a triumphant return in Alien: Covenant
The xenomorph makes a triumphant return in Alien: Covenant

It’s the return of a horror icon this week on the Popcorn Muncher Podcast, hosted by Patrick Wilson with Luke Stevenson and Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.

The entire review section is devoted to Alien: Covenant, in which Ridley Scott returned to his franchise for a sequel to the much-derided but surprisingly interesting Prometheus a few years ago. Michael Fassbender returns from that film – this time playing a pair of androids – and Katherine Waterston takes on the Ripley role as the woman outsmarting every man on board the ship.

In the news section, we discuss Tom Hardy‘s casting as Venom, the trailer for The Emoji Movie and the news that Rowan Atkinson is returning to the role of his bumbling spy in Johnny English 3. We debate the merits of hard sci-fi in the modern world and Tom leads the quiz.

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Music by Bensound.



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