Mikey and I are back with April’s AvPGalaxy Podcast! Main topics of conversation this time around are the recent videos and news articles about Prometheus and Colonial Marines.
I’d also like to welcome on board, Sedna, our new podcast editor, who I think has done a great job on this episode.
We’ve been covering it for a while now, including having director/writer/producer/actor Darren Kemp on to chat with us in one of our older podcasts and now the time has finally come. Aliens Epilogue has been released!
The short movie clocks in at just under 30 minutes and includes many talented members of the community as well as Trevor Steedman, the man who played Wierzbowski in Aliens (as a different character) and Terry English, the armorer from Aliens. It’s easily up there amongst the best of the Alien fanfilms. But enough of my words, watch for yourself and let the guys know what you think on their Facebook page:
You should all remember the mysterious Project Prometheus website that went live last weekend. It’s entirely blank aside from two hidden passworded pages, eridu and 245409. We just received an e-mail from seeasea containing an image of the Prometheus that he says is from the eridu link!
There’s no word on how he managed to crack the code but he’s kindly shared them with us.
You can view it in full size on the forum!
Update #1: Turns out some fans deciphered the password to the eridu website following some hints left on Twitter. The password is tell abu shahrain. You find read more about it in our forums.
First off, I’d just like to apologize for the huge delay in the release of this podcast. It was originally recorded in October, not long after the Aliens Encounter: 25 Years of Aliens Convention but personal issues delayed it. Quite a delay, if I do say so myself. Anywho, without further delay, here is episode 6!
Episode #6 includes an interview with Trevor Steedman, the man behind the marine Wierzbowski and with Andrew David Clark, regarding the 25 Years of Aliens Conventions. You can listen to (or download) the rest of our podcasts here.Subscribe
Closely following the release of the full trailer for Prometheus, Fox have now released an international trailer which contains new bits of footage. There’s quite a few new segments of footage and dialog in the this trailer. Make sure you also grab a copy of the HD download here.
And for our non-English speaking members, there are other language versions of the trailer available online.
A new IMAX 3D trailer for Prometheus has just found its way online which includes plenty of new footage. It just over a minute long so we can still expect the full length trailer released later today. As well as that, a new website has also gone live, Project Prometheus.
There doesn’t appear to be anything on there at the moment aside from this hidden page but the Weyland Industries website has updated with a Corporate Timeline. It’s a very extensive timeline offering a lot of backstory for the Prometheus story and the Alien story.
You can download a medium quality copy of the trailer here.
You should all remember Dennis Lowe, one of the SFX artists behind Alien, producing a number of fantastic documentaries called Alien Makers. A year or so back he also produced a documentary called Alien Fans, looking at how the movie had effected the life of those who had watched it.
Dennis has now released his second Alien Fans video, this one including the fantastic Andrew David Clark, the man behind the upcoming Aliens Encounters: 25 Years of Superior Fan Power and Gareth Ellner, AKA Abe T. Alien amongst others. Be sure to check out the rest of Dennis’ work on his website!
We recently learnt that Titan would be publishing Prometheus: The Art of the Film. It turns out Titan is also going to re-publishing a number of older Alien books as well:
“With Prometheus on the way, they are replicating the format for themselves, with Alien: The Illustrated Story: The Artists’ Edition, now renamed from “The Original Edition” to closer mirror the IDW editions. The volume will reprint the original art of the Heavy Metal Archie Goodwin/Walt Simonson adaptation of Ridley Scott’s Alien at the 14″ x 17″ size.
The volume will also include colour tryout pages, the Goodwin script, an interviews with Simonson as well as his signature on every copy. Titan are also making the original story available in colour paperback at a… slightly more affordable price as Alien – The Illustrated Story.”
This comes from Bleeding Cool and is the first official announcement regarding the re-release. According to Amazon The Book of Alien and the Colonial Marine’s Technical Manual are also going to be re-published. If you’re interested in The Illustrated Story, be sure to Like their Facebook page.
Thanks to Darkoo and Ikarop for this news. A nice chunk of production information for Prometheus has been unveiled via iMoviei.com.
The website lists the shooting locations which includes the previously unknown, Petra: “Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges.”
The business section also mentions the usage of animals and horses. Might not be anything but it is curious.
For the first time in almost a decade, an Aliens story will be featuring in Dark Horse Presents, it has been announced:
The story is written by John Layman and the artwork is being done by Sam Keith. It was also revealed back in July that these pair would be working on a new Aliens series. Whether this is related to that series is unknown at the moment.
Liam Sharp’s novella, Alien – Fast Track to Heaven, was also recently released. You can find that online or in your local comic shops. Look out for news of an upcoming 2nd novella.