Episode 132: ‘Galaxy Quest’ with ‘Mother’s Little Helpers’ Director Kestrin Pantera

Episode 132

14th May 2020

Writer, actor, and director Kestrin Pantera (‘Mother’s Little Helpers,’ ‘Let’s Ruin It with Babies’) joins April to discuss ‘Galaxy Quest.’

Episode notes

A still from 'Galaxy Quest' (1999). Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, and Sigourney Weaver wearing Star Trek-like costumes.

Galaxy Quest

A very fun and fantastic episode with the actor, writer, and director Kestrin Pantera (Mother’s Little Helpers, Let’s Ruin It with Babies). She’s on the program to discuss 1999’s classic Galaxy Quest. Kestrin elaborates on her deep love for Star Trek, and even throws in a “mind meld” reference. She talks about her process of writing for specific actors. And she also reveals her method for gaining actors’ trust on set and allowing them to work freely.

You can watch Mother’s Little Helpers on VOD now.

If you haven’t seen Galaxy Quest…it’s great!

AND, if you want to check out April’s Staff Pick – watch Mimi Leder’s Deep Impact

With April Wolfe and Kestrin Pantera

In this episode...


  • Kestrin Pantera

About the show

Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, screenwriter and former film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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