We discuss Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), which stands in dialogue with 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still with two main points: aliens are not to be trusted, and monuments look amazing when being blown up. To prove that last point we have some amazing special effects from Ray Harryhausen, the undisputed king of stop-motion animation.
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The Team: Hosted by Jason Henderson, one of the writers for Bungie's Destiny 2 and creator of the HarperTeen novel series Alex Van Helsing; Featuring Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween Man; Tony Salvaggio, lead singer of the band Deserts of Mars, lead guitarist of the band Rise from Fire, and co-creator of Clockwerx from Humanoids; attorney Julia Guzman of Guzman Immigration of Denver; and Jamie Bahr, lead singer and upright bassist of the rock and roll band Danger*Cakes.