Eric Molinsky knew he wanted to be a public radio producer by the tender age of 32. He had been hooked on Studio 360 while sitting in his cubicle along Sunset Boulevard, drawing storyboards for Rugrats. Finally it was time to stop annoying his fellow animators with his lunchbreak theories about the cultural zeitgest, and he moved back East to hook up with the Studio 360 crowd.
Cowboys & Aliens Invade America
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 06:00 AM
This weekend, a menace from outer space will invade a dusty town in the Wild West. The movie Cowboys & Aliens is the ultimate genre mash-up — science fiction meets the Western (starring the original space cowboy, no less). It opens Friday.
Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky thinks there’s a reason why we keep retelling the narrative of the alien invasion over and over: it's our history. Uninvited visitors arrive in a new world, seize the land, and take human lives — it’s the settlement of North America, as seen by American Indians. (Originally aired December 12, 2008)