This episode visits the works of screenwriter Dan O’Bannon. First is his work with John Carpenter, Dark Star, which they made mostly during their time at USC. Second is Alien, which came after O’Bannon’s stint on Jodorowsky’s Dune project.
O’Bannon said that Alien is Dark Star as a horror movie. That, we’ll let you decide for yourself.
If you’re more interested in Dark Star and its place in cinema history, check out Masters of Carpentry.
Next up: Lady Marmalade!