Ranking the Monsters: The Mysterians (1956) & The X From Outer Space (1967)

On this episode, guest Jack Davenport (the man behind our great theme music) brings Calvin and Stephen to the final frontier. That’s right, it’s space monster time! Our featured films — The Mysterians (1957) and The X from Outer Space (1967) — give a window into when kaiju filmmakers looked to the stars and in doing so altered the central metaphor of the genre. This time, Stephen explains how these films articulate paranoia around the future before being joined by Calvin and Jack for a wide reaching discussion of both films.

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