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Tracking the Xenomorph – New Alien Covenant Clip!

For those of us in the UK, actor Michael Fassbender appeared on popular chat show The Graham Norton show on Friday night. Fassbender spoke a little about the film but a brand new Alien Covenant clip aired. The scene takes place towards the end of the film when Katherine Waterston’s Daniels and Danny McBride’s Tennessee are searching for the Xenomorph through the corridors of the Covenant spaceship.

Michael Fassbender’s Walter is directing them over the radio link and watching their movements as well as the Xenomorph scuttling through the vents. The video ends as Walter closes one airlock, the Xenomorph peers up towards the CCTV camera and destroys it.

Thanks to FreeFacehugz for the tip.



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  1. TheDerelict
    To everyone worried about the back tubes going through the floor, I'm happy to confirm this does not happen in the final film. The tubes clearly fold back as it crawls into the hole. (Saw the film last night)

    Ye of little faith

  2. juxtapose
    . .i never noticed the tubes going thrue the floor. .will have to watch again. .i loved how it uses it's tail on the ladder. .alien looks very sleek to me. .dunno why the cg is getting so much hatred. On the other hand. .i don't want them tubes going thrue the floor. .will go have a look see again. .only downloaded that bit last night. .
  3. echobbase79
    I hope for the home video release they go back and touch up some of the effects. From the trailers, everything I've seen looks good, but that clip with the Aliens tubes going through the floor just irritates me. Maybe I shouldn't be so picky, but little things like that can take you out of a scene.

    I noticed in my second viewing when the Xeno climbs down the ladder (in this clip) the tubes on its back actually fold and bend, they don't just go through the metal floor it looks like here.

    Good deal! :)
  4. M_Tak
    I noticed in my second viewing when the Xeno climbs down the ladder (in this clip) the tubes on its back actually fold and bend, they don't just go through the metal floor like it looks to do here.

  5. markweatherill
    Just got back from seeing the movie. I was truly appalled at the low quality of some of the effects ie cgi.

    It was as if they had run out of sfx budget and had to do some of these cgi pieces on the cheap. Oh well!
  6. Ironb4lls
    Apart from the bad CGI I just hate how the Alien moves towards that door. It appears to move on rails while it was so damn sneaky crawling through that went. And why does it have its tail proned like a scorpion?

    It looked like it was sliding along the floor, like it was trying to stop to avoid slamming into the closing doors. That would also explain why the tail was whipped forward all scorpiony.
  7. echobbase79
    Come on man....This is the shit that ruins movies. Dont write that garbage in there lol if you had never saw a Camera before , you would just think it was part of the structure. So the alien knows somebody is on the other end of the Camera??? Thats just dumb

    I'll have to watch the full scene, but the Alien has been on the ship at that point for a good bit of time I think. So it might have learned the structures of the ship. Like I said it can learn and adapt. Now if you think it's stupid, that's subjective. I think it's pretty cool that the Alien can figure things out. And it can see judging from the POV shots that we've seen in this particular moment so I'm sure it sees Walter.
  8. dlb
    Apart from the bad CGI I just hate how the Alien moves towards that door. It appears to move on rails while it was so damn sneaky crawling through that went. And why does it have its tail proned like a scorpion? goddamn, that clip is terribly bad and might be the only bad shot I have seen so far of this movie.
  9. Common Sense
    Come on man....This is the shit that ruins movies. Dont write that garbage in there lol if you had never saw a Camera before , you would just think it was part of the structure. So the alien knows somebody is on the other end of the Camera??? Thats just dumb
  10. Bio Mech Hunter
    I'm dumbfounded how Fox Studios and Ridley Scott could've allowed the CGI Alien's tubes to clip through the floor at the 0:08 mark. I just... no. Dammit, it's just so sloppy and unprofessional. It's not the kind of quality I expect from someone of the likes of Ridley Scott. Absolutely unacceptable. :-/

    Also, Walter wincing when the Alien snapped at the camera was extremely unusual given he's a droid. Is he reprogrammed with more human-like emotions and functionality at some point in the film? ???
  11. MrRipley
    Does the shower scene work,anybody.

    What's going on with the ALIEN around the 0:09 second point in the clip--it looks like the CGI ALIEN has magically disolved its back bones through the floor plates, not through the hatch opening but through the actual floor metal plates--not cool, not good at all!

    What made A L I E N so awesome (creature related) was that we never really saw the beast in the fashion we now do in the latest film.  Thank God the shark in JAWS never worked--a great lesson to be re-learned in todays cinema- ???
  12. Le Celticant
    That POV shot is so, so lazy. It's not even fish eye. It's just a regular perspective shot, slightly higher off the ground, with an overlay you can make in 3 minutes in After Effects. Doesn't add anything, doesn't achieve anything; would've been better left on the cutting room floor.

    That indeed look like a a simple After Effects overlay shots :D
    Not sure how it plays in the film but it doesn't add anything to the clip there.
  13. Citadel
    I suppose it's CGI working against the filmmaker. In Alien and Aliens, they had to work hard at disguising the fact that you were looking at a man in a rubber suit. Apart from the final reveal in Alien, it was hard to tell what you were looking at and even harder to distinguish how it moved. That was why it was so "alien". Now, with CGI, it's like they've forgotten the old 'less is more' adage.
    I really just think Ridley is more confident in the technology. If he utilised this technology back in '79 then Alien would also be very different to what we're used to. Obviously, the sloppiness of the CGI is no excuse. I'm hoping it's fixed for general release.
  14. Rudiger
    I suppose it's CGI working against the filmmaker. In Alien and Aliens, they had to work hard at disguising the fact that you were looking at a man in a rubber suit. Apart from the final reveal in Alien, it was hard to tell what you were looking at and even harder to distinguish how it moved. That was why it was so "alien". Now, with CGI, it's like they've forgotten the old 'less is more' adage.
  15. Lexxdog
    Dose anyone else think the shot at the end with the alien bite the camera looks like the cover art for the video game "alien breed " and that was a copy off alien
  16. motherfather
    Perhaps it would have been better if like some suggested, you only saw a limb or tail disappearing down the ladderwalk. Watching it "prance about" like a puppy dog that just dashed into a dead-end alley is very offputting.

    I suppose they could have even salvaged that scene by not being so closeup or dirtying up the image to mask a poor job at cgi. Anything surely would be better than currently.
  17. Saggit
    They should put an Alien Isolation creature instead of this. I think animation is really bad and it feels somehow... I don't know... artificial? Out of place? There is something wrong with it. Just compare it with the dinosaurs in last Jurassic Park. Hell! Compare it with the first one.

    Scary to think this is what Ridley initially wanted with his Xenomorph (in Alien) had they had the digital equipment in the (late) 70's.
  18. whiterabbit
    That was fun. Bad choice showing so much of the creature, (Isolation tribute) but fun none the less. So it can see like humans and light doesn't bother it? It doesn't care if the prey hears it banging around? No vents or attempts to stay hidden? I just don't see the Alien as an organism prone to loudly rumbling through open Hallways with the lights on. I had to severely suspend belief when playing Isolation because of this (masterpiece though it is). I know it's supposed to be an early version of the Xeno but, c'mon Ridley. Dallas's death in the original film and novelization are both good examples of how you do it. I just get the feeling this kind of thing is done to cater to the modern audience who wants to see everything all the time. Jaws, Alien 1979, Godzilla 2014. Masterpieces all, and for a reason.

    Godzilla 2014 a masterpiece? Do people really think that? The human element was pathetic, and Godzilla was kind of meh. Maybe I'm completely alone in that perspective.
    Humans are fragile and weak when faced with a god. So the human element was meant to be pathetic. I thought Godzilla 2014 played it very well indeed. Of course people have become accustomed to superhuman feats and beings; maybe a plain old giant radioactive lizard doesn't cut it anymore.
  19. Bonus Situation
    Not sure how anyone can defend that CGI. The quality is up for debate but the execution is unacceptable for any film. The quality of CGI in any film new or old isn't a big factor for me but even in the original Clash of the Titans you didn't have Medusa accidentally moving through walls due to the sloppiness of the puppeteers / VX team. So surprised this shot even made it out there.
  20. newagescamartist
    That was fun. Bad choice showing so much of the creature, (Isolation tribute) but fun none the less. So it can see like humans and light doesn't bother it? It doesn't care if the prey hears it banging around? No vents or attempts to stay hidden? I just don't see the Alien as an organism prone to loudly rumbling through open Hallways with the lights on. I had to severely suspend belief when playing Isolation because of this (masterpiece though it is). I know it's supposed to be an early version of the Xeno but, c'mon Ridley. Dallas's death in the original film and novelization are both good examples of how you do it. I just get the feeling this kind of thing is done to cater to the modern audience who wants to see everything all the time. Jaws, Alien 1979, Godzilla 2014. Masterpieces all, and for a reason.

    Godzilla 2014 a masterpiece? Do people really think that? The human element was pathetic, and Godzilla was kind of meh. Maybe I'm completely alone in that perspective.
  21. Huggs
    That was fun. Bad choice showing so much of the creature, (Isolation tribute) but fun none the less. So it can see like humans and light doesn't bother it? It doesn't care if the prey hears it banging around? No vents or attempts to stay hidden? I just don't see the Alien as an organism prone to loudly rumbling through open Hallways with the lights on. I had to severely suspend belief when playing Isolation because of this (masterpiece though it is). I know it's supposed to be an early version of the Xeno but, c'mon Ridley. Dallas's death in the original film and novelization are both good examples of how you do it. I just get the feeling this kind of thing is done to cater to the modern audience who wants to see everything all the time. Jaws, Alien 1979, Godzilla 2014. Masterpieces all, and for a reason.
  22. whiterabbit
    Aliens know when a camera is watching them.  Hmm...

    Not bad for only a few hours old.  And people say aliens are just mindless bugs.
    I like it. It's that alien esp. I liked how it had to go out of it's way and use it's little alien mouth to taunt
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
    Well I know what I mean. Although I guess that scene also answered another of life's pondering questions. Do machines experience fear?
  23. Alien Runner
    Alien Runner prefers CGI over ALIEN suit. The suit looks fake. Looks plastic and like a power ranger. He could see a human wearing it for halloween scaring the Nostromo crew. Glad Ridley Scott made the alien move on all 4s and behave more primal because we can do that now. He wanted it to be that way but back then, technology wasn't advanced enough. Now it is. Embrace change. Embrace progress.
  24. Scorpio
    I kinda agree. When u was Yong their were always effects that looked bad in movies but you overlooked it because there was no better way to do it, think of how better alien 3 would have looked if they had this alien instead of the blue screen rod puppet, or even just been able to blend it with the background better.

    I like those effects of the alien, it makes it look scarier.  CGI has killed horror because it makes everything look too perfect.
  25. Ragonk_Force
    Want to see some shit cgi? Watch Spawn and take a look at the hell sequences with Malebogia.  :laugh:
    exactly. Or anything in MK or MK2

    Liu Kang's animality:
     
    :D

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Frq87.flyingomelette.com%2FRQ%2FC%2FMKA%2F4%2F47.jpg&hash=4354f972e59cab8390c266962419c2dc
    Mother of god
  26. bobcunk
    I kinda agree. When u was Yong their were always effects that looked bad in movies but you overlooked it because there was no better way to do it, think of how better alien 3 would have looked if they had this alien instead of the blue screen rod puppet, or even just been able to blend it with the background better.
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