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The Weyland-Yutani Report

Late November it was discovered that S.D Perry would be returning to the Alien literary world with the Weyland-Yutani Report:

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“Inside Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, you will find detailed information on the life-cycle of the xenomorph, those who had the misfortune to come into contact with it, the habitats in which the creature has been encountered, and a breakdown of the most effective weapons to use against it, from pulse rifles to flamethrowers. The last word on the alien, Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report contains all the information you’ll need to track down one of these creatures, and maybe even survive the encounter.

This in-universe book will utilize over thirty years’ worth of Alien movie concept art, production design art, film stills, and other visual assets to create a deeply engrossing reading experience that will thrill fans of the franchise. Covering events and characters from Prometheus, Alien, Aliens, Alien III and Alien Resurrection, Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report will be a uniquely immersive journey into a world that has thrilled audiences for over three decades.“”

This was previewed at the New York Comic Con and it would seem no-one has really taken note of this release. It will evidently weigh in at 160 pages and 20 inserts, coming in hardback format for $50. Insight Editions is set to be publishing it but there’s currently nothing on their website about it. There is no release date as of yet. Thanks to Cvalda for the news.



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Comments: 47
  1. PRJ_since1990
    I know.  Obviously huge resource are going to have to be spent.  But eventually people will be fighting for scraps with no chance of getting off planet.

    Better to work on the issue NOW while there is still a chance for self correction.  Its going to be a sad day when we have to rely on corporations for sustainable energy as they are the only ones with any plans for offworld travel at the moment.
    The problem I see, besides global economic turmoil and civil unrest, is that once you start having corporations begin space exploration, you run the risk of an Elysium-style reality.
    The biggest problem behind the idea of living in/exploring/exploiting space is the immense expense it is to fund the technology and engineer Star Trek /Star Wars/ Mass Effect vehicles capable of reducing space travel time, which is another problem all in itself. As much fun as it is to sci-fi folks like myself, I honestly do not see mankind seriously investing itself in space when there's still just as many untapped resources and mysteries to solve here on earth. Just throwing in my 2 cents.
  2. Kimarhi
    I know.  Obviously huge resource are going to have to be spent.  But eventually people will be fighting for scraps with no chance of getting off planet.

    Better to work on the issue NOW while there is still a chance for self correction.  Its going to be a sad day when we have to rely on corporations for sustainable energy as they are the only ones with any plans for offworld travel at the moment.
  3. Kimarhi
    I think if we can make it into space and get some returns from our exploration the world will be more peaceful.  People still fighting over resources when resources beyond the planet are infinite.  Somebody just has to take that first step.
  4. Kimarhi
    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/05/pentagon-preps-soldier-telepathy-push/

    I read an article somewhere that had all the rest of that stuff in there but I can't find it anymore.  Darpa DOES have the mad scientist wing, whether its every successful or not.....

    Truthfully I think that humanity will be modified through cybernetics and technology more than it will be bioengineered simply because we've already shown that capacity with prosthetics reacting to brain waves, exoskeletons in development, land warrior etc.  I also don't think people will voluntarily be modified by something they can't "undo".  I can't imagine a surgery or a technique that makes you psychic is somehow reversible. 

    But who knows.  We'll find out soon enough.  If we don't kill each other off the next thirty years are so should be exciting times.
  5. Kimarhi
    Whats bad is that we have already pretty much surpassed the Colonial Marines in terms of on the ground technology.  Sure they have stealth tanks and what have you but in other areas we have already surpassed them.

    That far in the future they are probably rocking combat suits powered by exoskeletons and have HUDs that show troop and enemy movements and let them see in different visual spectrums, etc.

    That landwarrior project that was almost but no quite cancelled allows a unit to see a map in their eyepiece and is updated as the troops clear buildings within the map.  That tech will be perfected in the future.  Likewise they are already working on exoskeletons for supply purposes (cough bullshit cough) to help lessen the burden on the trooper. 

    If you look at some of the stuff DARPA is working on it is downright crazy.  Soldiers with telekinetic powers, the ability to regenerate lost limbs, don't need sleep etc.

    One day we might be biomechanical hardasses ourselves.
  6. PRJ_since1990
    Indeed.  You know at the very least the Alien is going to have to get close to you to do damage.

    So YOU can modify YOUR tactics in dealing with them (I'd put an infantry unit out in the open and just use close air support all day on such a threat), but eventually whatever tactics they use to get close you know they are a limited opponent.
    I like the idea of Acid-Proof armor suits like those in Aliens: Genocide.

    I wonder how much material they'll pull from the CM Tech Manual...
  7. Kimarhi
    Indeed.  You know at the very least the Alien is going to have to get close to you to do damage.

    So YOU can modify YOUR tactics in dealing with them (I'd put an infantry unit out in the open and just use close air support all day on such a threat), but eventually whatever tactics they use to get close you know they are a limited opponent.

  8. dachande89
    Well who is to say they never change tactics? In Aliens they cut the power and did learn to avoid sentry turrets... although after many died. They really need to get back to the roots of these creatures being adaptive. Less zombie fodder like others have said.
  9. Kimarhi
    I don't disagree with the Aliens being overpowered, but Perry actually made the characters interesting.  A far cry from the comics.

    You mean underpowered, right?

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    Not saying they are deep, just that they are believable.  Barracks behavior from combat arms soldiers that want to go kill stuff sounds remarkably similar.

    Meh... Maybe. I just have really low tolerance with that stuff

    I did mean underpowered.  But Berserker happens at a time in the universe when humanity has been killing the Aliens for years.  It should be easier fighting that kind of enemy (one that never adjust strategies and has the same capabilities) over time.

    Bravado is real.  Maybe in some rear echelon support units it wouldn't be as bad but it is unbelievable how much conventional combat arms units talk shit.  We talk shit about each other, about each others mommas, about each others sisters (daughters are off limits), about other combat arms units (infantry is incapable of maneuvering without artillery support-which infantry claims to never use).  I suppose being put in position where you could potentially die every time a truck pulls up to your checkpoint brings out the hyper male in all of us. 


  10. Kimarhi
    I don't disagree with the Aliens being overpowered, but Perry actually made the characters interesting.  A far cry from the comics.

    Not saying they are deep, just that they are believable.  Barracks behavior from combat arms soldiers that want to go kill stuff sounds remarkably similar.
  11. SpreadEagleBeagle
    I like it that they excluded AVP from this book  ;D  ...Kind of weird though considering that Steve Perry is the author (why him? He sees Aliens as space-bug rottweiler zombies meant for target practice). I have really mixed feelings about this book.
  12. Powerloader
    Thanks.

    Encyclopaedia  :laugh: .  Your question is redundant.  That's for wikis or nerds like SiL & SM, who think they know everything.  :)

    I'm not really sure what you mean or are trying to say, but I had to ask because everyone seemed to be talking about Steve Perry's comic book writing.

    And please, enough of the smartass act, you're wasting finger energy neither pissing off nor impressing anyone here.

    Enough with the deconstruction act, you're wasting blah blah blah and blah..  :)
  13. MrSpaceJockey
    Thanks.

    Encyclopaedia  :laugh: .  Your question is redundant.  That's for wikis or nerds like SiL & SM, who think they know everything.  :)

    I'm not really sure what you mean or are trying to say, but I had to ask because everyone seemed to be talking about Steve Perry's comic book writing.

    And please, enough of the smartass act, you're wasting finger energy neither pissing off nor impressing anyone here.
  14. MrSpaceJockey
    Can someone tell me if I got this right - is this Weyland Yutani Report thing like a sort of "encyclopedia" regarding the alien?

    Also not to nitpick but someone should fix the news article's "Reports" to "Report."
  15. wmmvrrvrrmm

    This is a really good point, especially in light of how often 'Aliens' gets misinterpreted as the Aliens being mindless cannon-fodder. I mean yeah I can see where people could get that impression about the Aliens from that movie, but there's a lot of other things going on in that movie that run counter to it that people seemingly forget.

    I remember discussions on this very forum where Steve Perry himself defended portraying the Aliens as mindless cannon-fodder in his books. :P
    Makes me wonder if anyone ever brought up the very point with him that you're bringing up about Predators not all universally being "honorable space-samurai".

    Probably didn't help when Jim Cameron himself at least once described the alien "as a mindless, chaotic life urge that's out of control".
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