THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 38: Alien Abduction Part 2 – Communion (1989) and Fire in the Sky (1993)

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Alien Abduction sub-genre in cinema? Episode 116 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST was Part 1 in a crossover with your loyal hosts here at The Sci-Fi Podcast. On that ep, the HMP hosts and special guest Mattroid, from TSFP, spent some time exploring the theme and reviewed the films Alien Abduction (2014) as well as Altered (2006). We capped off Part 1 with an excellent interview with filmmaker Eduardo Sanchez.

Part 2 of that series is now here! In this episode, HMP co-hosts Dr. Shock (known as Dave Bowman on TSFP) and Wolfman Josh (known as SpaceWolf on TSFP) join the crew of The Sci-Fi Podcast to review the creepy Communion (1989) and Fire in the Sky (1993).

Mattroid, now joined by the other TSFP co-hosts, continue the epic discussion of Alien Abduction, remembering classic movies in the genre, exploring the trope that is Alien Abduction, and utilizing our resident scientist–The Brain–as a sounding board for our hypotheses regarding the probability and plausibility of life OUT THERE and that life coming here. You also will not want to miss Station!’s hilarious review of Communion or the great discussion about Fire in the Sky.

To Probe, or Not To Probe? Let us know in the comments section.

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production by Mattroid. Artwork by SpaceWolf.

Let’s take a peek at these ratings! I see you!



Mattroid: 9/10
Station! ZERO. Yes, really.
Solo: 8/10
Brain: 9/10
SpaceWolf: 8/10
Dave Bowman: 8/10

Mattroid: Perfect 10
Station! Likes it!
Solo: 9/10
Brain: 7/10
SpaceWolf: 9/10
Dave Bowman: 9/10


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6 thoughts on “THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 38: Alien Abduction Part 2 – Communion (1989) and Fire in the Sky (1993)

  1. Station’s review of Communion is EPIC. Brava! “Congratulations, Panda. There is now a level zero.”

    I’m very intrigued by the consensus good vibes about Fire in the Sky, which I’ve never seen. I probably already agree too much with Brain’s criticism of the movie’s factual fudges to give it an entirely unbiased viewing, but I’ll put it on my hit list. Also, shouldn’t there be about 50 more links in the show notes to things referenced on this episode? Maybe I’m confusing this one with the Alien: Covenant show over at MPW, but I could have sworn I heard someone say, “We can link that in the show notes,” about 10 or 15 different times.

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  4. My apologies, Cody (and everyone). I thought I’d added the others but obviously failed to do so; there are now several more links available in the show notes. Thanks though.

    Also, I thought Station! had the best review of Communion by far. Ha ha ha.

  5. Fire in the Sky is a favorite of mine. I just watched Communion yesterday and although I like it and I had lots of fun with it, I think I’d give it a 4/10. That anal probe scene is hilarious! Maybe aliens just really want to eradicate colon cancer before taking over the earth.

    Way to bring the science knowledge, Brain! It’s always interesting to hear your perspective.

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