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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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One of these has got to be good, right?

https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a2681 ... y-trailer/

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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One of these has got to be good, right?

https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a2681 ... y-trailer/

The screenshots make it look like middle-series Red Dwarf, or maybe Dr Who.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Ok.

These will be as good as if not better than the first two cult classic films.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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You think Alien and Aliens are cult classics?

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Grim... wrote:
One of these has got to be good, right?

https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a2681 ... y-trailer/

How many variations on "isolated group of humans encounter Xenomorphs; most die; some escape; the existence of Xenomorphs continue to be unknown to humanity at large" can be repeated within the Alienverse?


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Yeah. Don't you?

I don't think they're liked by a particular group of people, which is my understanding of what a cult classic is.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Grim... wrote:
One of these has got to be good, right?

https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a2681 ... y-trailer/

How many variations on "isolated group of humans encounter Xenomorphs; most die; some escape; the existence of Xenomorphs continue to be unknown to humanity at large" can be repeated within the Alienverse?

It's all right, Scott is explaining all that with the prequels!

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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It's all right, Scott is explaining all that with the prequels!

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Is the answer "the engineers put a DNA weakness in us that makes us forget about the xenomorphs minutes after we last saw one"?

I mean, to paraphrase Wilde: to narrowly escape from a hellish murderous alien species once and then somehow fail to warn humanity is misfortune; but to do it repeatedly starts to become foolish.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Grim... wrote:
One of these has got to be good, right?

https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a2681 ... y-trailer/

How many variations on "isolated group of humans encounter Xenomorphs; most die; some escape; the existence of Xenomorphs continue to be unknown to humanity at large" can be repeated within the Alienverse?


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Grim... wrote:
It's all right, Scott is explaining all that with the prequels!

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Is the answer "the engineers put a DNA weakness in us that makes us forget about the xenomorphs minutes after we last saw one"?

I mean, to paraphrase Wilde: to narrowly escape from a hellish murderous alien species once and then somehow fail to warn humanity is misfortune; but to do it repeatedly starts to become foolish.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Grim... wrote:
One of these has got to be good, right?

https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a2681 ... y-trailer/

How many variations on "isolated group of humans encounter Xenomorphs; most die; some escape; the existence of Xenomorphs continue to be unknown to humanity at large" can be repeated within the Alienverse?


Probably a few more.... but yes it can seem a bit formulaic when repeated too often.

I'm not fully up to speed with all the Alien 'Universe' films, I've seen many of them but not all.

At risk of sounding like I'm trying to defend something....

Wasn't there a bit about sinister companies / governments wanting to use the xenos as weapons or for their own benefit (in Aliens, and Prometheus, and possibly some others), so they'd be actively controlling and severely limiting the information spread so they could carry on sending out poor saps to get themselves all in a pickle.

Also, just like in real life, a lot of warnings go unheeded I guess. After all "It'll never happen to me"

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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One of the shorts: Specimen

Sats verdict: ok ... I guess.



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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Another one: Containment

Sat’s verdict: Worse. Also, pointless. Also “actors”.



Also, it ends with “Written by...” written what? There’s fuck all here.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Alien: Containment – Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship's destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might be infected. Written and directed by Chris Reading.


If this was the aim of the short, it failed entirely.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Satsuma wrote:
One of the shorts: Specimen

Sats verdict: ok ... I guess.

Critical super-tense moment interrupted by a "your video will continue after the advert" advert for the iPhone set in a brightly-lit cafe. :roll:

Oh well, I quite enjoyed it anyway. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Alien: Night Shift ???

Please oh please tell me this stars Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton as disgruntled Weyland-Yutani morgue workers startled to discover that an infestation of face-huggers are ruining their plans to find hot dates for the evening.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Right, I’ve watched Alien: Night Shift and it’s shit. Seriously, what’s the point of these fucking things if all they’re going to do is antagonise the fans.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Right, I’ve watched Alien: Night Shift and it’s shit. Seriously, what’s the point of these fucking things if all they’re going to do is antagonise the fans.


I mean, that already seems like a pretty cool reason.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Alien: Night Shift ???

Please oh please tell me this stars Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton as disgruntled Weyland-Yutani morgue workers startled to discover that an infestation of face-huggers are ruining their plans to find hot dates for the evening.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Alien: Night Shift ???

Please oh please tell me this stars Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton as disgruntled Weyland-Yutani morgue workers startled to discover that an infestation of face-huggers are ruining their plans to find hot dates for the evening.

"There's nobody here but us chick-aaaaarrrgh...ns..."


Nightingales, that was.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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If you haven't listened to them, the existing Alien audio plays on Audible are very good. The lady that does Ripley's voice is uncanny.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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You got these, Grim...?

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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41st, surely?

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33rd, surely?

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By the time those come out it would be the 41st. At the moment it's still the 40th.

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33rd, surely?

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the best cut of Aliens*?

https://www.filmstories.co.uk/features/james-camerons-aliens-finding-the-best-cut-of-the-film/

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That sounds spot on. I'll always watch the theatrical version as there's too much padding in the extended version, but I like the scenes they've picked to retain.


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