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*Spoiler Alert: Explosion Seen on Location of Alien: Covenant

Spoilers follow – Explosion seen on location of Alien: Covenant! As filming continues on location in Milford Sound, New Zealand, it would appear effects work is beginning to take place! Several weeks ago we shared the first ever pictures from Alien: Covenant. They were of the construction of some sort of spaceship, possibly the airlock of a vessel of some sort. It would seem that particular construction maybe no more!

The above video comes from a crewmember of one of the tourist sight-seeing cruise ships that operate at Milford Sound. This video comes not long after another tourist spoke of an explosion on location: “Stumbled onto the set for the new ‘Aliens Covenant’ movie here in Milford – they blew up something late last night too.”

Below are some additional close-up images provided by a different tourist.

Explosion Seen on Location of Alien: Covenant *Spoiler Alert: Explosion Seen on Location of Alien: Covenant

Explosion Seen on Location of Alien: Covenant

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Here are another series of photos courtesy of silverfernz:

“Filming Alien:Covenant in New Zealand, they blew up the ship today, they spent a month building it and then boom!!”

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Thanks to Ikarop and LarsVader for the news of the video.



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  1. Stolen
    I apologize for the false joy...I had never seen this before!

    And it's amazing to see such impressive scenery for a film of 79'! Alien ... best of all.

    But I trust for a fantastic scenery in Covenant.
  2. NickisSmart
    Awesome, the sound stage sets felt positively huge in Prometheus. I just felt that they were a little empty-looking inside the derelict ship, itself. I imagine they were much larger than Alien's derelict, but I much prefer them using tricks (kids in space suits) and cool lighting (with Ridley wafting purfume around with cardboard sheets) and darkness to achieve something otherwordly and spooky. I liked Prometheus enough, but I'd rather have the ship and temple not be empty with only holograms to fill up the space.

    Sidenote: I didn't really like the holograms or the ghosts. The Orrery wasn't terrible, but the ghost Engineers were too grainy.
  3. Corporal Hicks
    Well we had that one snap that supposedly had Ridder and Fassbender in a field somewhere. Whose to say they were shooting elsewhere in NZ that we didn't know about too?

    I must have missed this. Is there a link to this snap? Oh, and hey everyone! First post!

    Welcome aboard!

    Thanks, 8th. It wasn't an exciting picture and there was no way to be sure.
  4. The Eighth Passenger
    I must have missed this. Is there a link to this snap? Oh, and hey everyone! First post!

    Here it is:

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/13047782_10153417778706360_4858955481630645270_o.jpg

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    Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, filming in Fiordland  ;) Film crew were everywhere. When the rain began to come down hard, I swear we caught sight of Scott and Fassbender in the camp's tent, about a few kms away from this fog bomb scene ... huddled over macs. ;-)))

    The two dots in the tent are Fassbender and Scott. Wowzers.
  5. Corporal Hicks
    According to Mara Redfield (one of the first crewmembers I started following) they are no longer filming in New Zealand.

    I split the patch discussion off and merged it with the other thread. Please continue over there.  :)
  6. Stolen
    Thank you for this  ;)

    Benjamin Rigby returned to New Zealand for several days. But part of the cast seems to be in the studio in Sydney.
    It's strange (or not).

    I hope a little something for tomorrow. Concept art , photo, poster ... just talking about the movie!
  7. Corporal Hicks
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    Here is some nerd gold for all of my movie buff friends out there. Whilst in Milford Sound, we came across this strange spaceship sitting in the mist. As it turns out, this spaceship is the set for the newest movie in the Alien franchise and sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant! And yes, they were filming. Mr. Ridley Scott and Mr. Michael Fassbender are somewhere in these photos!

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12950214_1706405882967536_882440172_n.jpg
  8. Enoch
    I asked Wayne Haag if he designed this piece on Twitter and he gave me a cagey reply.  :P "Well God was responsible for Milford Sound and I can neither deny nor confirm any involvement in that other thing!!"

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/13012659_10209023735328968_3510368407002037229_n.jpg?oh=f12601e728e8f2be7c736b6113db5fdc&oe=57B1694C

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/13051597_10156813636505052_8761719812684174782_n.jpg?oh=10e257aa60bec9765cbda30616e7d8f8&oe=57BC5C2B

    Hahaaha, Weyne is great. God is responsible for the environment of Milford Sound and Wayne for that craft ;D (He intentionally mentioned God in that reply ;)). He wasnt so satisfied with Prometheus story, and what about Covenant...? We expect that Covenant is going to look awesome just as Prometheus (or even better), but story is our main concern. He just said that Covenant is not what we expect... and what we expect the question is? ;D :D
  9. Corporal Hicks
    It's not just a single person. Most of them are tourists who move on after a day. I am trying to find out specifics though.

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12530674_1702419460037722_1354336309_n.jpg

    Not recent.

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    The explosion.

    I asked Wayne Haag if he designed this piece on Twitter and he gave me a cagey reply.  :P "Well God was responsible for Milford Sound and I can neither deny nor confirm any involvement in that other thing!!"

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/13012659_10209023735328968_3510368407002037229_n.jpg?oh=f12601e728e8f2be7c736b6113db5fdc&oe=57B1694C

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  10. Corporal Hicks
    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12985427_10153538236957423_1646455193880383876_n.jpg?oh=09c9fe72242b98f5fa7f53a0b8405ff6&oe=5780199C

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf6VLPbUYAAmIYX.jpg:large

    The flight providers are getting in on the action now. These are both from pilots. Not that they're shots from the air.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf6W5j4UsAArv1D.jpg:large

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    Alien Covenant Set, spaceship when tide comes in submerged #aliencovenant

    So tide it was.
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