ITF Read & Watch: Enemy Mine (1979 novella & 1985 film)

Watch out for meteor showers! This week on episode 102, Luke & James are tackling Barry B. Longyear’s Enemy Mine and Wolfgang Petersen’s adaptation at the same time. From the story’s still-relevant allegories to the mainline of 80s Sci-Fi nostalgia, this cult-classic starring Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr. gives them plenty to discuss.

Questions include: Was the film ahead of its time? When did PG-13 become an official rating? What does the various designs of aliens in Sci-Fi films mean? Does the book or film depict asexual reproduction better? Which has the better final act? And who should watch this film or read this book?

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