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Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Collector’s Edition Preview

In late 2013 it was announced that S.D Perry would be returning to the world of Alien literature with a new project called Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report. It would be a fictional report written as if by the scientists at Weyland-Yutani chronicling what they knew about the Aliens.

In September 2014, Sideshow Collectibles announced they would be teaming up with publishers Insight Media to produce a Collector’s Edition of the Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report . The Collector’s Edition should be released sometime this month (no solid date has been provided yet).

Copies of the book have been provided to contributors John Mullaney (who did the vehicle illustrations) and Markus Pansegrau, who the members of the online community will know better as Locusta (who provided the Alien illustrations) and they’ve been posting some pictures online:

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In addition to John’s pictures above, Insight Media also released a video teaser of  the Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Collector’s Edition on Friday:

Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report Collector’s Edition retails for $325 and is available to pre-order now. Whilst the French have already received their Standard Editions, there is no news as to the release of an English copy of the Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report.

We spoke to Stephani Danelle Perry last year and she talked a little about her work on the Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report. You can find that discussion (and others) in our Interviews section.



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  1. HuDaFuK
    It would be nice. While I could afford to spend the whole hog, I just can't justify parting with that much cash for a book, even one as lovingly crafted as this.

    So, in case it wasn't obvious, I eagerly await.
  2. predxeno
    They'd get a LOT more money if they made the "fancy" edition more affordable; the special versions of Star Wars guide books like Jedi Path or Book of Sith are expensive but they're still under $100.
  3. Quarax
    :(

    I guess I'm getting the French edition then. Good thing I went to a French-only elementary school.

    I wonder why they called it a Collector's Edition then? That promo card they gave out at NYCC 2013 did give a price of $50.00, but the ISBN is the same as the CE.
  4. HuDaFuK
    The only reason that springs to mind as to why they're holding off on announcing a standard edition is that they're trying to peddle these pricey ones first, because if they announced a budget $50 version I'm guessing a lot of people would just go for that instead.
  5. Perfect-Organism
    In the end, we will probably have some sort of volume published which traces the various different alternate EU threads that have been explored over time through various media.  Someone needs to make sense of all this for the uninitiated.  That would be a valuable guide to the Alien Universe...
  6. RakaiThwei
    I'm still trying to wrap my head to how Rage War is accommodating for Alienkamp (I refuse to call it Alien 5 since officially, it's not being called that) because that would imply that a script has already been produced, and that Lebbon has looked at it or that Fox has looked at it and given him a list as to what to do and not to do in order not to give anything away. For this movie to be set in the Resurrection era, more or less would set it in conflict with the upcoming movie UNLESS... references to Resurrection were removed.

    I'd be quite surprised if they did. Judging by the timeline included in the book, the info regarding the third and fourth films is quite ingrained into it. Be pretty hard to just lop it out without affecting the book. Plus, it's already been released as-is in some countries.

    I would be surprised if they had added Alienkamp to this book as well, though I wouldn't hold my breath for that to happen. Working Alienkamp around Alien 3 and Resurrection, and keeping in mind of the things Blomkamp said is pretty hard to do.. well, not really since the whole Bobby Ewing route is an easy, easy but cheap cop out. But even if those were retconned to be dreams (I'd be pretty mad if they were and just not ignored-- not because I hate 3 and Resurrection, I love 3 but Resurrection is another story) then how would the source book keep dreams as "real" in-universe or even have a reason to keep them? Why would new EU material so much as even reference them aside from dreams them?

    The only way I can see it being edited to fit the new film is if Blomkamp's movie somehow isn't a retcon and happens around the existing movies.

    Personally, I hope the movie ignores Alien 3 and Resurrection and has no relation to them aside from the characters. I say this not because I hate Alien 3 and Resurrection, but it would cement what I've long since believed-- alternate timelines. Everything would have an assigned place. Call me selfish, but if it does what other franchises have done (you know which ones since I reference them), then I would be very happy and no one would be wrong in which path they follow.

    Might be as simple as keeping the Aliens or the worlds or the company or whatever else in line with how they're going to be portrayed in the new film. Even if it's a different timeline, they probably don't want things straying too far off the path of what we're going to be seeing over the next few years.

    That might be the likely scenario. Everything which Blomkamp is saying so far suggest that this is a different timeline. Or as Hicks refers to it.. an alternate sequel. Having that said, Nightmare, I think you are on the ball with that statement.

    The only way I can see Alien 5 being put into new EU stuff, or Weyland-Yutani Report is if they print out a second edition which keeps Alien 3's concepts (not necessary the events of Fury-161) and outright ignore Alien Resurrection.
  7. Nightmare Asylum
    Might be as simple as keeping the Aliens or the worlds or the company or whatever else in line with how they're going to be portrayed in the new film. Even if it's a different timeline, they probably don't want things straying too far off the path of what we're going to be seeing over the next few years.
  8. HuDaFuK
    Why accommodate for a movie if it's supposed to ignore two movies?

    I'd be quite surprised if they did. Judging by the timeline included in the book, the info regarding the third and fourth films is quite ingrained into it. Be pretty hard to just lop it out without affecting the book. Plus, it's already been released as-is in some countries.

    The only way I can see it being edited to fit the new film is if Blomkamp's movie somehow isn't a retcon and happens around the existing movies.
  9. HuDaFuK
    If it is a full on retcon, then I would hope they include all of the A3, and AR material in the book somehow in the 2nd edition.

    What are you on about? The book already has Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection stuff in it. There are pictures of that content in this thread.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it was changed in some way to accommodate Alien 5. We know Rage Wars was.

    Difficult to see how they could, unless the new film is somehow going to ludicrously work around the pre-existing movies.

    Probably better to just release it as it is and not worry about the fact it won't fit with the new movie.
  10. RakaiThwei
    If it is a full on retcon, then I would hope they include all of the A3, and AR material in the book somehow in the 2nd edition.  But it would be difficult to maintain the "WY files" vibe to it if we are posed with alternate time lines...

    Given Blomkamp's statements, I reckon it is.

    Thing is with source books, they usually are printed long before a new installment is arrived. Like the Marvel Handbook Guides, they are printed before certain events are published, and when retcons happen.. more or less they are treated as authorative until the retcon takes place. So really... I see that happening here.

    This will be authorative... until Blomkamp's sequel comes out and re-assigns Alien 3 and Resurrection.
  11. Perfect-Organism
    It definitely features Prometheus information (they mispelled Millburn's name!  :D).  I wonder what kind of Prometheus extras will it include.

    Well that explains the delay.  I'm sure it'll come out once they fix that typo...

    I'm curious about how this book will be treated once Alien 5 comes out.  If it is a full on retcon, then I would hope they include all of the A3, and AR material in the book somehow in the 2nd edition.  But it would be difficult to maintain the "WY files" vibe to it if we are posed with alternate time lines...
  12. FiorinaFury161
    Overall, this looks AWESOME. I can justify spending much money on a book, as long as it is the first edition or just simply extremely rare

    however I will just wait for a standard copy like many others have mentioned already! ;)
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