SDCC 2017: Paul Reiser talks Stranger Things Season 2 and Aliens similarities

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Jul 23, 2017

One of the most exciting parts about the upcoming season of Stranger Things, Netflix's breakout hit series, is seeing what kind of retro stars they can get to appease Generation X's love of nostalgia. Season 1 had Winona Ryder; Season 2 has added Paul Reiser, best known as Paul Buchman on the hit '90s sitcom Mad About You, and of course recognizable to genre fans as Burke from Aliens.

In Season 2 of Stranger Things, Reiser plays Dr. Owens from the Department of Energy, who is tasked with containing the events of last season. At San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Reiser spoke with us about joining the series, and the eerie similarities between Dr. Owens and Burke.