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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 14:38 
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On third watch, I've decided I quite like Alien Covenant and to hell with you all.


You must surely agree that everyone in it is astoundingly stupid and everything that happens to them is a direct result of them being astoundingly stupid though, right?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 14:51 
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On third watch, I've decided I quite like Alien Covenant and to hell with you all.


You must surely agree that everyone in it is astoundingly stupid and everything that happens to them is a direct result of them being astoundingly stupid though, right?

Well, no.
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The decision to head to the new planet was a sound one. It was closer, and clearly habitable. So good choice there. When they arrived in orbit it was clearly covered in vegetation and water, so a fantastic, and massively unlikely find. Yay for team Covenant.

Investigating a crashed ship is not an unusual thing to do – and indeed is precisely what happened in Alien, so unless we’re undermining the whole franchise, that’s not completely stupid either. So it was not astoundingly stupid to go and have a shufty on this new planet hat was only slightly out of their way and investigate the signal and the crashed ship at the end of it. So all good there too.

Biologist woman dragging infected man back to the lander was not completely stupid either – what else are you going to do? Pilot lady was right to lock them in the med bay.

David’s intervention was something that clearly came as a WTF, but they had an explanation as to why he was there – they knew about the missing Prometheus. It’s non-obvious that a synthetic would be a massive, massive psycho with daddy issues so following a familiar face was not insane.

The only specific two things I can think of that were stupid are (a) that pretty lady going off to have wash on her own and (b) religious replacement captain following the now-obviously insane David down into a cellar, and then sticking his face in an alien egg.


But you’ve got similar stupid things in all the Alien films – and indeed any film where anyone is in anyway in peril. That’s usually how they end up in peril in the first place.

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Letting anyone out onto the surface of an alien planet without full hazmat and quarantine?

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Risking a ship full of colonists to rescue three people on a planet?

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So what you are saying is this laundry list of very stupid decisions are all things you'd decide to do if placed in the same situation?


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Letting anyone out onto the surface of an alien planet without full hazmat and quarantine?

One can only assume that's the approach they were going to take with the original planet they were heading to.

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Risking a ship full of colonists to rescue three people on a planet?

That one paid off.

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So what you are saying is this laundry list of very stupid decisions are all things you'd decide to do if placed in the same situation?

Well, I've explained why I don't think they were astonishingly stupid. Feel free to provide some sort of counterfactual beyond "they were stupid".

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Feel free to provide some sort of counterfactual beyond "they were stupid".

I haven't even seen the film, I just like winding you up.


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Risking a ship full of colonists to rescue three people on a planet?

That one paid off.


That is absolutely the criteria required when assessing risk, yes.

WAIT NO, THE OTHER THING

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MrChris wrote:
The decision to head to the new planet was a sound one. It was closer, and clearly habitable.

Jeopardising a carefully planned mission by throwing in a million unknown variables?

Not sound.

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The decision to head to the new planet was a sound one. It was closer, and clearly habitable.

Jeopardising a carefully planned mission by throwing in a million unknown variables?

Not sound.


Oh, you were in that subterfuge game, too. It was quite the talk on Monday night.

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GazChap wrote:
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The decision to head to the new planet was a sound one. It was closer, and clearly habitable.

Jeopardising a carefully planned mission by throwing in a million unknown variables?

Not sound.


Also it was seeded with organisms that kill you mercilessly. An odd definition of clearly habitable.

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Not visible from orbit though! Or indeed from the ground. And there was just as likely to be something inpleasant on the other planet.

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Not visible from orbit though! Or indeed from the ground. And there was just as likely to be something inpleasant on the other planet.


Which is why you have the aforementioned inviolable quarantine procedures.

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If you'd been in charge we'd never have had an empire. "Oh don't get off the ship Smithers, those delicious pineapples and locals will give you a horrific gene altering disease".

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The problem, of course, is that the whole series is stupid. Quarantine! That's a great idea... It's never been seen in the entire series, though.


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If you'd been in charge we'd never have had an empire. "Oh don't get off the ship Smithers, those delicious pineapples and locals will give you a horrific gene altering disease".


I also, of course, wouldn't be horribly dead.

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Neither are 99% of the people on the Covenant!

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The problem, of course, is that the whole series is stupid. Quarantine! That's a great idea... It's never been seen in the entire series, though.

Except Alien.

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Seen Thor 3, bloody great film.

It is one of the funniest Marvel films. It is in my top 3 Marvel. GOTG, Deadpool and Thor 3

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Cras wrote:
MrChris wrote:
On third watch, I've decided I quite like Alien Covenant and to hell with you all.


You must surely agree that everyone in it is astoundingly stupid and everything that happens to them is a direct result of them being astoundingly stupid though, right?

Well, no.
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ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
The decision to head to the new planet was a sound one. It was closer, and clearly habitable. So good choice there. When they arrived in orbit it was clearly covered in vegetation and water, so a fantastic, and massively unlikely find. Yay for team Covenant.

Investigating a crashed ship is not an unusual thing to do – and indeed is precisely what happened in Alien, so unless we’re undermining the whole franchise, that’s not completely stupid either. So it was not astoundingly stupid to go and have a shufty on this new planet hat was only slightly out of their way and investigate the signal and the crashed ship at the end of it. So all good there too.

Biologist woman dragging infected man back to the lander was not completely stupid either – what else are you going to do? Pilot lady was right to lock them in the med bay.

David’s intervention was something that clearly came as a WTF, but they had an explanation as to why he was there – they knew about the missing Prometheus. It’s non-obvious that a synthetic would be a massive, massive psycho with daddy issues so following a familiar face was not insane.

The only specific two things I can think of that were stupid are (a) that pretty lady going off to have wash on her own and (b) religious replacement captain following the now-obviously insane David down into a cellar, and then sticking his face in an alien egg.


But you’ve got similar stupid things in all the Alien films – and indeed any film where anyone is in anyway in peril. That’s usually how they end up in peril in the first place.

Investigating a new planet without a environment protection suit... just silly

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https://www.theguardian.com/culture/201 ... ng-classes

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“The year was 1996 and Bonham Carter complained on record that people didn’t take her seriously because she was pretty and middle class.

At that time it was only actresses like Helena that were getting interviewed: people thought all actors or actresses thought the way they did,” Burke says. “Helena was doing a lot of work – and I think that’s where my umbrage came from. So I just wrote a letter to Time Out, that’s the only way I could think to express what I felt.”

The letter, which was printed, said: “As a lifelong member of the non-pretty working classes, I would like to say to Helena Bonham Carter (wholly pledged member of the very pretty upper-middle classes): shut up you stupid cunt.”

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The wee joke in Moana is brilliant

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I should really watch Moana.

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Zardoz wrote:
I watched The Princess Bride for the first time last night.

Was the perfect film to round off a busy weekend with the family.


I too watched this for the first time today.

It was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hungover hours with Mini Fop.

I hadn't realised what a star-studded affair it is. It was Mini Fop's first exposure to Peter Cook and she seems to be a fan. Will get some Derek and Clive for her 6th birthday.

Also, I had always thought the spanish sword fighter was played by Timothy Dalton. Because he looks like Timothy Dalton. I certainly wasn't expecting him to be played by SAUL FUCKING BERRENSON. I felt mighty confused for some time about that. I think I might still be.

Was also surprised to see lots of familiar scenery, with many of the countryside scenes being filmed in places I spent a lot of time as a kid in Derbyshire, like Wynetts Pass outside Castleton.


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Zardoz wrote:
I watched The Princess Bride for the first time last night.

Was the perfect film to round off a busy weekend with the family.


I too watched this for the first time today.

It was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hungover hours with Mini Fop.

I hadn't realised what a star-studded affair it is. It was Mini Fop's first exposure to Peter Cook and she seems to be a fan. Will get some Derek and Clive for her 6th birthday.

Also, I had always thought the spanish sword fighter was played by Timothy Dalton. Because he looks like Timothy Dalton. I certainly wasn't expecting him to be played by SAUL FUCKING BERRENSON. I felt mighty confused for some time about that. I think I might still be.

Was also surprised to see lots of familiar scenery, with many of the countryside scenes being filmed in places I spent a lot of time as a kid in Derbyshire, like Wynetts Pass outside Castleton.


Don't forget Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Andre The Giant, Robin Wright, Columbo, Kevin from The Wonder Years, Mel Smith, and Cary Elwes!!

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