Danny Anderson returns to his wheel house. Joining the show today are David Grubbs and Jordan Poss to discuss the deep contours of the Ancient Astronaut Theory and its racist assumptions. This show was inspired by Jordan's recent blog post, which can be found here https://www.jordanmposs.com/blog/2020/11/6/im-not-saying-ancient-aliens-racist
An all-star lineup of geeks from the Christian Humanism Radio Network for this one. David Grubbs of the Christian Humanist Podcast and Charles Hackney of the Book of Nature Podcast both join Danny for a lively discussion about Quatermass and the Pit. The 6-part BBC miniseries aired in 1958/59 and has been an enduring classic in the sci-fi genre ever since. Furthermore, the influence of this series cannot be overstated, clearly inspiring artists like Stephen King and John Carpenter, and works like 2001, The X-Files, and a great deal of the “Ancient Alien” phenomenon. What makes this serial so effective? What are the philosophical and religious implications of its storyline? What are the connections with Dr. Who? What did Hammer Films do with these same tales? Are we all really just “Nazi Space Bugs” as Charles Hackney puts it?
Bonus: don’t forget to check out the upcoming Mount Aloysius College Teaching Conference! Details here: https://www.mtaloy.edu/teachingconference/
Quatermass and the Pit on YouTube
The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort