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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:47 
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Good good. In that case, get it open ;)

(my Collector's Edition of Colonial Marines for the PC (with the powerloader action figure) remains unopened and in it's shrinkwrap - although that's more my commentary on the game itself :P)

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:51 
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I wouldn't open it unless I had a second one - but I'm not you ;)

You kidding? I have sealed and open copies of nearly everything Alien related - even AvP on the 360, for God's sake.

I have three of these.

Sort of but the cards are probably different in each. I'd just open all of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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GazChap wrote:
(my Collector's Edition of Colonial Marines for the PC (with the powerloader action figure) remains unopened and in it's shrinkwrap - although that's more my commentary on the game itself :P)

I busted that open because I wanted the loader on my shelf at work.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:56 
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Grim-beard... the noisy wrote:
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I wouldn't open it unless I had a second one - but I'm not you ;)

You kidding? I have sealed and open copies of nearly everything Alien related - even AvP on the 360, for God's sake.

I have three of these.

Sort of but the cards are probably different in each. I'd just open all of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Grim-beard... the noisy wrote:
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I wouldn't open it unless I had a second one - but I'm not you ;)

You kidding? I have sealed and open copies of nearly everything Alien related - even AvP on the 360, for God's sake.

I have three of these.

Sort of but the cards are probably different in each. I'd just open all of them.

This sort of thinking is the reason I own three copies of an Alien poster book (because they are double-sided).

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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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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 13:44 
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Have you seen this, Grim... ?
Just pre-ordered my copy.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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"Stephani Danelle Perry has written numerous Resident Evil tie-in novels, as well as an in-universe Alien title." a flawless pedigree.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 14:17 
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She wrote the novelisations of Aliens: Labyrinth and The Female War, that's a decent pedigree IMO.

This new book is supposedly similar to the fap-worthy Colonial Marines Technical Manual.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Co-wrote them, with Steve Perry, but yeah, The Female War is easily the best book.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 20:45 
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Quick lurker post...

Audible have a new audio dramatisation of an Alien based novel(la)

http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sci-Fi-Fant ... B01D0FHRQQ

"As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey."

....with Rutger Hauer, so it must be good right ? seems pretty good 1hr in.

it appears there may be versions available at your [local library]


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Ooh! Also, hello lurker.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Have not found any stream of the actual panel yet


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:57 
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Quick lurker post...

Audible have a new audio dramatisation of an Alien based novel(la)

http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sci-Fi-Fant ... B01D0FHRQQ

"As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey."

....with Rutger Hauer, so it must be good right ? seems pretty good 1hr in.

it appears there may be versions available at your [local library]

Didn't see this post. I bought a copy of this book a few months ago when I saw it in Waterstones but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

Never really got into audiobooks though, for me they're like video tutorials - unnecessarily annoying, as I can't go at my own pace.

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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
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:36 
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GazChap wrote:
Didn't see this post. I bought a copy of this book a few months ago when I saw it in Waterstones but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

Never really got into audiobooks though, for me they're like video tutorials - unnecessarily annoying, as I can't go at my own pace.

It's not an audiobook, it's an "audio drama".

I might give it a go, even though the book was shit.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:42 
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Oh, OK - that might be worth a listen, then. Although if the book was shit that doesn't fill me with hope.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Wot no one know about this, happening at an Albert Hall near you this weekend?

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Balls. That looks awesome and I'm on holiday so can't go.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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I was going to say there's a remarkable lack of Covenant talk around here. I rewatched Prometheus the other day and it was better than I remember. Still some annoying things, but not terrible.

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Yeah, that poster's pretty encouraging.

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I was going to say there's a remarkable lack of Covenant talk around here. I rewatched Prometheus the other day and it was better than I remember. Still some annoying things, but not terrible.


I felt much the same way about it. At the cinema, it all looked great, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, but watching it a second time, it's not bad at all. Although that Scottish woman's acting still grated

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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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A new trailer has dropped. Looking promising, if a little redolent of the original Alien. But that's no bad thing. It's on all the usual sites...

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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A new trailer has dropped. Looking promising, if a little redolent of the original Alien. But that's no bad thing. It's on all the usual sites...


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Reminder: Promethearse had a good trailer.


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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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I think we will all be let down by the new Aliens film.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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I rewatched Prometheus recently (after only seeing it at the cinema) and was very surprised to find that I enjoyed it a lot the second time around.

I'm not entirely sure why that is.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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Maybe. There's plenty of sweet-ass bits, though. The whole thing with the two engineers being cut off and having to spend the night in the structure was superb.

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 Post subject: Re: Alien and Aliens
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It always seemed to me that they took a great explicitly 'Alien' film and cut and chopped it until they had a confusingly mediocre 'not-Alien, honest' film. There are some really good ideas in there. And Charlize in tight clothes.


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I rewatched Prometheus recently (after only seeing it at the cinema) and was very surprised to find that I enjoyed it a lot the second time around.

I'm not entirely sure why that is.

Read the original script, before they buggered about with it. It'll fully restore your disappointment with the film, and add 25% FFS! on top.


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Prometheus was great fewl

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Silliness of the characters aside, what makes Prometheus great is the spectacle. Scott is one of those directors who builds sets and tries to direct as much of the action in camera as opposed to green screen and cgi. I've watched Prometheus about three times now, I know it has many shonky moments, but I've always enjoyed it. One of the criticisms of it that never made any sense to me was how Charline Theron dies at the end, as that engineer ship (at least according to Alien and the shot when they first enter it), is at least 100 feet wide if not more (it looks about 10 storeys high in Alien) and she'd need to be pretty fucking quick to get out of it's way.

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this is out soon. Who wants to see it at imax? Either Sarfbank or Leicester Sq?

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FUCK YEAH

Sarfbank is slightly better for me (and it's bigger, right?), but I can do either.

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It's out on the 12th May, date fans.

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It's out on the 12th May, date fans.

It is indeed. I've signed up to their mailing list as tickets aren't bookable yet.

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Hmm. It's apparently Alien day, if you do American configuration on the date, then it makes sense. I've read that Fox are going to stream the first 15 mins of Alien: Covenant at 6pm on the official website.
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Indeed, and some cinemas are celebrating by showing the old movies: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Pi ... alien-70mm

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