The Directors Series with Ryan and Jesse continues with a discussion of John Carpenter’s SciFi movies, focusing on Escape from New York, The Thing, Starman, They Live and Ghosts of Mars. Ryan and Jesse also discuss the merits of CGI vs practical effects.

Listen to Jesse’s review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 mentioned in this episode: https://jessemercury.bandcamp.com/track/episode-21-guardians-2-reaction

Follow this week’s guest Ryan Casey on Twitter and check out his bio.

Follow Jesse’s post-apocalyptic pal Evan heard in this episode on Twitter, and check out his blog.

If you enjoy this episode please leave a positive rating and review on iTunes and consider supporting the show through Patreon or Paypal.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts

SciFi with Jesse Mercury Episodes

SciFi #88: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Jesse and Collin discuss the newest film from French auteur Luc Besson (writer/director of The Fifth Element and Lucy), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. They discuss the questionable misogynistic undertones and infamous Read more…

SciFi with Jesse Mercury Episodes

SciFi #87: Very Prime Directive

Zac and Jesse dive deep into Star Trek philosophy. They examine the beauty of the Prime Directive (Star Trek’s policy of non-interference) and how it can be applied to our fractured society. Check out Zac’s Read more…

SciFi with Jesse Mercury Episodes

SciFi #86: Losing Zac Gandara

Jesse’s guest is Zac Gandara, creator of the Losing Our Religion podcast. Zac shares his story of transition from megachurch pastor to heathen podcaster, triggered by a near-fatal congenital kidney issue. Jesse and Zac discuss Read more…