I wanted to try and do a spoiler-free review for this, but given the nature of the story and the points I want to raise about it, that would basically be impossible.
First, the good — I thought this was easily the best book of the trilogy. Some readers may not like the fact that there are literally no Aliens until around the halfway point, but personally I thought this was a good move. The first half takes its time setting up colony life and introducing us to the major players, and it pleasantly reminded me of the world-building Moore did at the beginning of Alien: Sea of Sorrows, which I thought was the strongest part of that book. Russ, Anne, Timmy and Newt are handled well, and Brackett was a decent enough (if perhaps a little bland) hero…Read more >
Having now finished , I have to say, it's probably the best Alien game I've ever played (although note I've never played fan favourite Aliens versus Predator 2).
My main worry prior to playing was that the game wouldn't manage to successfully drag out it's only-one-enemy scenario to a decent length without getting boring. Happily those concerns were allayed. The game throws in enough varied scenarios to keep it feeling fresh (as well as the big twist just over halfway through that reveals there are more than one Alien). It also mixes it up by making its Seegson androids a serious threat later in the game, with the added bonus that they make for very different opponents to the Alien — they're less immediately deadly, they're less mobile, and the…Read more >
I have been thinking about what kind of Alien/Predator movies that wee need to see inorder to actually make Prometheus and AvP and all the other films make sense. So I have a list of ideas that I think would be perfect for Fox to make. Hell, if any execituves from Fox reads this they can copy the ideas and not give me a fucking dime since they all make sense and would be intersting to see.
A Predator film in space. Come on, we all want to see this happen.
Colonial Marines vs. Predator. Nuff fucking said.
Would involve a group of mercenaries hearing Shaw's warning signal she left at the end on Prometheus and going to the planet to investigate, and instead of finding anything worth while, they find the Deacon.
- We need to see what happens to …
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This blog is all about Alien 3 here is what is covers
1.The alternate scripts,ranging from okay,good,to stupid
3.the hate of alien 3
4.what I like about alien 3
7.dedicated area too the Alien's earth hive trilogy being the actual film
6.how it could have been worse
1.Alien 3 had many diffrent variations,from the stupid alien virus,in which by the way there is a xenomorph chicken!There is one with it being on a prison but with WY(weyland-yutani) experimenting on the prisoners.There is one with monks and a wooden planet.One where NO JOKE xeno's can take over tech WTF.Some of them are good like the one involving monks,the Xeno experiments are okay.but I prefer that kept to the expanded universe.But I am so…
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Scar face you could say IS THE most badass predator of all time with tons of trophies and kills also restoring his position.he has wiped tons of crime organizations off the map killed the most dangourus things in the city at the time it be a Jamaican mutant or a abomdible human yatjua hybrid.He has so many weapons,all of great quality he vocal mimics all the time which he does ironiclly in some cases mocking his prey and destroying lots of xenomorphs too bad fox isn't smart enough. Damn as I writing this I might work for fox one day and get the record straight before a company steals the franchise,I actually wish a great dream ACM live action series with no CG and one episode per month due to timeRead more >
Over the course of this francise it has constantly,questioned,conterdicted it's own canon to the point where.Well lets be honest made it a maze here is a small list of all the things that are unknown or argued about
1st alien ressurection (which it's title is so ironic)
1.says that wal-mart bought weyland
a.non canon consider this a ploy to gain ripley 8's trust
2.the xenos were wiped out
a.non canon why? because they used that to also gain her trust and the novel that was a sequel dispproved that.
2nd Avp(the movie)
1.says that predators hunted xenos on earth long ago and collaberated which ancient nations(aztecs,mayans,egyptians)
a.canon because it makes sense and there is no reason to complain and if memory serves,the xenomorphs were on ear…Read more >
Having had a chance to play a bit of , here are some early thoughts. This isn't a full review, because truth is this game is hard, so I'm not even halfway through it yet.
Most importantly, is this game a scary, thrilling Alien experience?
Yes. Good God, yes. Even before the Alien shows up, it's terrifying. The lighting and sound design is perfect. One of the best bits is when you first wake up on the Torrens at the very beginning and have a look around, and each time you enter a new corridor all the lights in the walls flicker on exactly as they did in Alien. They've nailed the aesthetic.
What about the Alien itself?
One scary mofo. He is a terrifying presence, simply because if he sees you, he ends you. It's as simple as that. In fact, sometimes y…Read more >
my favorite predator is scar for i like his looks.Read more >
I have a few theories why the Predators skin some of their victims.
- They see the person as weak or pathetic.
- They do it as a warning. (Wolf from AVP-R skinning Deputy Ray) or
- It's another way of taking trophies.
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What's your opinion?
I've decided to novelise Aliens: Colonial Marines. I'm going to change the story a bit and get rid of the "Do this, kill that" feel from the game. I'm also going to give the marines the same weapons from the film to keep it around the same time. I'm also going to expand some of the marines background stories and add some background to the new Xenomorphs that appeared in the game. I will also add how some of the Marines got their nicknames.
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There have been two alternative reproduction cycles that have appeared in the movies that show how individual xenomorphs can reproduce without the need for a Queen: -The directors cut of Alien: There is a famous scene (deleted from the theatrical release) which shows Ripley discovering a barely-alive Captain Dallas and the body of Brett. They have been cocooned by the xenomorph, and are both mutating into one of the original eggs capable of creating a facehugger. This shows that a single xenomorph can use a victim for food and/or to continue the egg -> facehugger -> chestburster -> xenomorph -> egg life cycle. -Aliens vs Predator: Requiem: The Predalien (a xenomorph born from a Predator) is shown in this movie to have the unique ability to …Read more >
Planet of the Vampires (Italian: Terrore nello spazio) is a 1965 Italian/Spanish science fiction horror film directed by Mario Bava.Two huge interplanetary ships on an expedition into deep uncharted space receive a distress signal emanating from Aura, an unexplored planet. Both ships, the Galliott and the Argos, attempt to land on the surface of the fog-encased world. While entering the planet's atmosphere, the crew of the Argos becomes possessed by an unknown force and try to violently kill each other.Only Captain Markary (Sullivan) has the will to resist, and is able to force all of the others aboard his ship out of their hypnotic, murderous state. Debuted on the very same day of Lost in Space‘s. Film's narrative details and visual desi…Read more >
A well-known easter egg from Predator 2 is the presence of Alien skull in trophy case on the Predator ship. Aside from a couple human skulls, there are 4 others. Probably to show that Predators are not just predators of men, but whole galaxy. They travel the stars looking for "great hunt". It was also a nod to the Dark Horse Aliens vs. Predator comics wich were quite popular at the time. Idea came from Stephen Hopkins. Since Fox had own the Alien film series, it was easy to obtain the rights to use the Alien head in the film. This excelled popularity of the Aliens vs. Predator series crossover troughout the 1990s, and was promptly followed by more comic books, novels, video games, toys and eventually movies.Read more >
- Note: this is a big work in progress.
Quarax's Real Parts Aliens M314 Motion Tracker Assembly Guide is an X-part guide on building a replica of the M314 Motion Tracker seen in Aliens out of all the same parts that were used to make the props for film, or the most accurate alternatives.
The keypad on the right side of the Motion Tracker is made from a part of the keypad of a Casio SL-85. It is not the similar Casio SL-80 or Casio SL-8.
The grill appears to be from a Superswitch Intruder Alarm, which is better known as the base for the TNR Shoulder Lamps. This would make sense, as the part with the grill was removed to make the lamp props. The variant used is likely the one with the smaller "grill hole", as that is the variant used to make the door …
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Hi, I'm about to write an AVP novel.
It's all about a Predator dispatched to a planet to stop Weyland Yutani from cloning Predators. While on the planet, a smart Xenomorph Warrior/Drone releases a dozen facehuggers and warriors to find the Queen that's trapped on the planet. The Predator also discovers that a fellow clan has gone rogue and is using the cloned Predators as hosts for Predaliens. Also a human medical ship arrives on the planet.
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I am currently making a novelisation on Aliens Vs Predator Requiem. I know what many of you will be thinking, but it may help explain some of the flaws in the movie. I have never written a novelisation of anything before but it should prove interesting. If you have any advice please leave it in the comments section below. Thanks.Read more >
I know their are multiple clans in the AVP series, so I'm running down a list of clans from the Predator and AVP franchises.
- Jungle Hunter Clan- appears in Predator and Predators
- Los Angeles Hunting Party- appears in Predator 2
- AVP Clan- appears in AVP
- Dark Blade Clan- appears in Predator:Concrete Jungle
- Predator Clan- appears in AVP:R
- Elite Clan- appears in AVP 3
- Young Blood Pack- appears in AVP 3
- Super Predator Clan- appears in Predators
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Hi, similar to my New xenomorph blog, I'm going to create some new Xenomorphs that appear in jungle or forest landscapes.
Foresthugger- a Facehugger that causes any of its hosts to adapt to jungle or forest terrain
Aquabursters- a Xenomorph chestbursters that spawns when its host was submerged underwater
Swingers- a Xenomorph spawned from a monkey
Gliders- Xenomorphs spawned from birds
Swoopers- Praetorian Gliders
Jungle Xenomorph- any standard caste (Drone, Warrior, or Queen) but with a dull brown-grey colourationRead more >
I've got a few theories on the Raven from Aliens: Colonial Marines.
- It's an evolved Xenomorph that's gone rogue.
- It's a Xenomorph that's got a mental illness.
- It's a super form of Lurker.
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What do you think?
Hi these are some ideas for new Xenomorph types:
Genetic facehuggers- Royal facehuggers that are exposed to radiation and have the unique ability to infect three hosts; two with Slasher chestbursters and one with a Slasher Queen chestburster
Backbursters- chestbursters that emerge from their hosts' back; usually in pairs.
Brainbursters- chestbursters that when they are ready to emerge, they move up to and break out of the top of the hosts' head.
Cloned Predaliens- these predaliens come out of predators that have been cloned; they have green acid blood.
Slashers- these Xenomorphs have sharp blades for their hands; they attack anything that moves around the hive, including other non Slasher type Xenomorphs
Reapers- these Xenomorphs are praetorian …
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Unlike my Out of the Shadows review, I'm going to keep this spoiler free because I got through it so quickly.
I liked this more than the previous book (the pointless Ripley presence really did bug me), and it was a very enjoyable read. I appreciated how it took some time to develop the world before hitting us with the Xenomorphs, I felt like Out of the Shadows threw us straight into the thick of it too quickly.
Perhaps the only major negative I took from it was that the second half was a little repetitive. Aliens attack, some people die, the rest move on, repeat, repeat, repeat. That exact scenario must have happened twenty times. It didn't really help that we don't really get to know any of the survivors beyond the three or four core players. L…Read more >
Here's a recap of what happened at SDCC 2014 in no particular order.
At the Alien: Isolation booth the game was available for play in a massive Alien Egg that housed a chair and video screen. It looked like the door closed while visitors played and the green light from the floor was the only light you see.
Several items were given away at the booth (especially to cosplayers), including a Dark Horse Alien: Isolation comic, T-shirt featuring a toy robot, Alien: Isolation-themed bag, the same patch given at E3, and DLC.
An app was also released (and soon removed) to mimic the game's motion tracker that guided users to the location of the game's booth while at SDCC. It also has a Photo Booth feature to customize photos with art from the game.
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So, I was a bit confused when I saw Clive Curtis said he worked on Alien on his website as a stuntman, since the only stuntmen that worked on Alien I knew of was Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell, so I sent him an email, thinking I wouldn't receive a response, but this was in my inbox today:
The end sequence of the film was to be a big fight scene between The Alien and Yaphet Kotto, whom I doubled. However, after shooting the sequence, the powers to be decided not to use it for fear of upstaging the image of the alien bursting from the person’s chest, thus it was not used.
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Is this a picture of Drone (Sevastopol) or The Alien (Xenomorph)?Read more >
I can't think of a better topic.
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im not that worried for alien isolation but i dont agree with the hatred to colonial marinesRead more >
I'm just going to post this here because I keep forgetting the site. If anyone needs screenshots from the films, use this site. It takes screenshots every few seconds.
Here's a few screenshots from them (whoops, should of uploaded the higher quality versions):Read more >
I read that the Predators are called " Yautja " How do you pronounce that?
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I'm curious (again). Has anyone heard anything about the possiblity of a neca produced 7 inch Royce, or Mike Harrigan? I haven't seen anything (I found out about a neca Bishop!), but thought others might have. Anyway, Thank You!
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I'm just curious. I've seena all of the Alien movies, several times, and my favotite character is Hicks (which is one reason Alien 3 isn't one of my favorite movies to watch). After reading the article on him (I'm not the most knoledgable about video games and their stories, but I'm trying!) and found out that in Aliens: Colonial Marines game in "Stasis Interupted" that he survived the fate he was seemingly handed in Alien 3.
My question is if his survival is cannon with the rest of the Alien franchise; is he truly considered to be alive?
Thank you to any one who answers this!
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Well no predaliens queens or already existing alien caste and well besides that the title says it all...Read more >
it was less then staller game and in the industry there is still money to be made 2 or 4 years of development and fox and a well known fps company like Bethesda gearbox is no longer trustable on any franchise besides borderlands in the end if they had done ACM right it would have made millions more than borderlands 2 due to it being able to attract non gamers any almost every single fan to it the ALIEN franchise can make a lot and it seems creative assembly is taking advantage of that and Rebellion also did they too can still make money with the comic like storyline being continued from their 2010 title. to put it simple a good aliens game will make a lot of money and dlc too skin dlc story dlc, maybe even releasing novel as prequels to th…Read more >
Here's some of the stuff being done for the 35th anniversary of (released in 1979).
35 years later, fans are still “screaming” in space as Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products celebrates the 35th anniversary of the groundbreaking film ALIEN, one of the most enduring sci-fi horror franchises of all time, with multiple iconic partners for exclusive branded merchandise available worldwide.
National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in association with Fox Consumer Products, announces today the first-ever action figures of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley that feature the likeness of actress Sigourney Weaver, who was nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® for …
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Hello everybody. So Alien: Isolation is coming out soon and I think it is going to be a very cool game. The reason I made this blog was to ask you what you think about the new game and the last one, Aliens: Colonial Marines. So here are some questions you can answer if you'd like:
- Is Amanda Ripley-McClaren a good choice as the main character?
- Is one alien a good idea?
- Do you think this game will be scary?
- Did you like Aliens: Colonial marines?
- From what we know about the story, do you think it's a good idea?
- Will you buy this game when it comes out?
- Is there anything you really hope this game will include?
So if you want you can answer these questions and share your thoughts on this upcoming game!Read more >
I finished reading Alien: Out of the Shadows last night, so here's my thoughts on it.
If I'm honest, I was pretty disappointed. It was certainly written well enough, yet the story didn't really do anything for me. It seemed to want to copy the mystery of by having this huge underground extraterrestrial spacecraft loaded with Eggs, but it just came off as a cheap copy of what we get in the first film. The new characters Lebbon introduced were also pretty bland. Hoop was the only one who was developed even slightly, the rest just faded into obscurity and as a result I found it difficult to care when they died.
But by far the biggest problem I had was with the stupid inclusion of Ripley. Why was she in the book at all? Her presence added nothing …Read more >
]] So, I was going to do a Pulse Rifle first, but ended up doing this first because it's less expensive (not true anymore). Right now I'm still trying to locate some parts. I'd be nice if I could incorporate some electronics too, but that would probably be a bit too hard (and expensive) for me. Gathering all the parts is probably going to take forever :(.
Jobo "Laborleuchte" ("Laboratory lamp").
- Olympus T28 calculation panel.
- Hama remote control for pentax/remote release.
Hama "Selbst-auslöser 5401" ("Automatic shutter release"). Casio SL-85. Hama Slide Viewer B101 (3642). Vivitar Zoom Thyristor 2500. Matchbox Powertrack transformer from the 2000 series and up. Kango 426. Sling.
- Sling swivels.
- Thingy on the bottom.
Brown Bess-like paint.
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I have some troubles with the disposition of planets mentioned in the Colonial Marines Technical Manual.
So far, I know there's four arms in the colonized space: Core systems, American arm, Chinese arm and Anglo-Japanese arm, and this is the list I have:
Aurora 510 (Alpha Centaury A V), Nene 246 (52 Tau Ceti II), Lucien-Avril (Lacaille 8760 IV)
American and Chinese arm:
Helene 215 (82 Eridani II), Tientsin (Eta Boötis A III), Surier 430 (Delta Pavonis IV), Thetis (20 Reticuli) [Thedus?] and Solomons (Alpha Caeli V b-h).
Georgia 525 (70 Ophiuchi A V) and Bernice 378 (Mu Herculis A III).
There's no mention of which arm Linna 349 is located, but at some point, the manual states that in Neusheune, a location of Linna …Read more >
ok this is the first part of my fanfic so help if you want more.2 marines start talking in a hallway "hey Rick what happened to sarah last misson". Said 1 marine."uhh she got--" two men run past them one says"did you hear about the new agent shes going against 5 xenos.".1 marine says "I got to see this." they run in only to see a dark room and the marine Sarah in there with them."what the" one marines.3 wierd looking aliens enter with mussels on them."jumpys see those spikes try not to get shot by them." All the marines take out there guns Rick shoots one in the head George slices 1s hand off then stabs it in the eye then Sarah goes invisible and shoots the rest."Next round" said a speaker then 10 xenomorphs come in."Not xenos" then they o…Read more >
I noticed that the timeline in Aliens and Aliens: Colonial Marines videogames are somewhat inconsistent, so I made a timeline with data from the movie, videogame and Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual. Check it out and tell me if its OK. Some dates are maybe wrong, please clarify me that.
June 12th, 2179. Ripley is discherged from the hospital and attends the ICC inquiry about Nostromo loss and the Alien. Carter J. Burke sent the Derelict coordinates to Hadley's Hope (Date taken from Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual)
June 19th, 2179. Hadley's Hope receives transmission from Burke. Al Simpson sent Russ and Ann Jorden to the site. (Simpson says its a 2 week wait for a response from Gateway. The transmission take a week from Gatew…Read more >
Some weeks ago I found a Hungarian AvP Wiki : http://hu.alienspredatoraliens-versus-predator.wikia.com/wiki/Aliens-Predator-Aliens_versus_predator-wiki
Resident4ever is the creator. I think the xenopedia can translet some pages like:
Maybe someone can send a letter to Resident4ever to help translet some of his page.Read more >
pleas can i have help on myessay i need help on the alien vs predator on how the preds started to hunt the aliens and how the pyrimids startedRead more >
Hey there! Wikia is currently running a contest where we're asking communities to Gothify their Wikias, similar to how Wikias changed up their look for Halloween, and we think it's something that your community will find interesting. Head over here for details! If you have any questions, feel free to ask away in the comments.Read more >
With the reveal of announcement trailer for Alien: Isolation many questions the ultimate fate and level of contents Amanda's survival tale will provide. Youtube comments on the game's trailer have all been Aliens: Colonial Marines rant and illogical comparison between the minute and the half trailer and the poor received Alien/Aliens game of the past. I myself have faith and trust in Creative Assembly, being that they are one of U.K.'s most superb game developing studio. Only time will tell if Isolation will stand or fall. What are your opinions.
Watch this preview from an early demo of the game as it fantastically demonstrates the amount of Alien(not Aliens) within the design and tone of the game.Read more >
This is a photo archive so i may find images faster.
All images in which i upload should go here if i plan to use them for reference,or etc.Read more >
Help Create The Riddick Alien Survival Challenge Quiz!
How would you fare against hordes of extraterrestrial beasts in a barren alien wasteland? Wikia wants to know and we'd like YOUR HELP coming up with questions for a quiz. We want the final results to be "Alien Fodder", "Alien Slave Mind", "The Turncoat", "Survivor", and "Resistance Leader" -- make sure your question has an answer related to each result.
Head over to the Riddick Wikia before January 2nd to submit your questions!Read more >
So... does anyone live in Japan?
It contains some scenes not in the film, like one where David tells Shaw how to pilot the Juggernaut they use to fly to the Engineers' home world at the end of the film. Note: I think that below it's mentioned that it wasn't the one who did that or something.
"Prologue Part 1 (2089), pages 5 – 12 The first line of the book starts with “David, how do you feel”, asked by Dr. Christopher, a middle-aged Weyland company man who envied David in how good looking the android was. Vickers was sitting next to Dr. Christopher and after the doctor completed his initial diagnostics, Vickers started to grill David on his emotional stablity and the functions he’s capable of. David gave an example of how he can operate sh…
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Right, as promised, here's the first little teaser from my ongoing novelisation of . Here we're introduced to Major Thomas Van Zandt before the mission begins (and, predictably, goes very wrong). This guy is basically the reason I decided to add a sequence aboard the Marlow at the beginning of the story, I really liked him in the game but he had almost no screen-time. This way I got to enlarge his character slightly. Anyway, here's a few short paragraphs for you to read if you're interested!
- Major Van Zandt entered
through the door at the end of the long room, clad in his combat
gear and holding a flamethrower by its carry handle in his left
“As you were.”
He was considerably older than most of the other Marines aboard the Marlow, well in…
- Major Van Zandt entered through the door at the end of the long room, clad in his combat gear and holding a flamethrower by its carry handle in his left hand.
This is basically an idea for another real-time strategy game for aliens vs predator. (You could call it a sequel for aliens vs predator: extinction if you wanted, but hey! This is a FAN made idea, so don't take it seriously.)
The game could take place across the whole galaxy, involving Earth, Acheron, Fury 161, and many other planets. Maybe even proteus(the rumoured planet of xenomorph origin) or a predator game preserve. Each faction need to collect resources unique to each one to create units, build structures or use special abilities unique to them. There could be a maximum population capacity, but you could increase it by building a certain structures over control points. To actually do any of these things, you would need a command uni…
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