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Author Topic: I hate Fiefeld SO much.  (Read 8526 times)

HuDaFuK
Oct 31, 2017, 10:35:52 PM
Reply #285 on: Oct 31, 2017, 10:35:52 PM
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Which makes inviting such a f*ckstick along even more stupid.



Scorpio
Nov 01, 2017, 12:46:00 AM
Reply #287 on: Nov 01, 2017, 12:46:00 AM
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No worries.

I think the reason for the cynicism in certain characters like Fifield is to make Shaw stand out more.  She's optimistic about the mission, and that creates an interesting dynamic between the characters.







Alien³
Nov 01, 2017, 11:22:02 PM
Reply #293 on: Nov 01, 2017, 11:22:02 PM
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I think he looks one or two steps away from being sent to Fury 161.



skhellter
Dec 03, 2017, 12:15:19 PM
Reply #295 on: Dec 03, 2017, 12:15:19 PM
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Prometheus is actually a good Dumb and Dumber spin off.


Vermillion
Dec 04, 2017, 04:23:01 AM
Reply #296 on: Dec 04, 2017, 04:23:01 AM
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Burke was an effective character. He started out being "an okay guy" for the most part, especially in how gently he handled Ripley and then when he backed her up against Gorman cowardice.  I think that's what made the revelation of his true colors all the more disgusting.  We felt as betrayed as Ripley did for allowing ourselves to like him.
Just like Bishop 2 in Alien3.
He was a Droid. 
Misdirection


bb-15
Dec 08, 2017, 07:23:25 PM
Reply #297 on: Dec 08, 2017, 07:23:25 PM
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No worries.

I think the reason for the cynicism in certain characters like Fifield is to make Shaw stand out more.  She's optimistic about the mission, and that creates an interesting dynamic between the characters.

* The issue here is; what the viewer knows is not = to what the characters know/believe.
- The viewer knows there will be space alien monsters in the movie/story.
- The two scientists, Fifield and Milburn, do not expect that and they do not believe in that possibility.

* This is based on Vickers who set up the mission and who hired the two scientists.
- Vickers expected to find nothing important on LV-223 as she stated in the movie.
She was convinced no giant space aliens would be found.
She hired a geologist and biologist who were completely against Shaw's theory.
- The two scientists made this clear in the staff briefing.

* Logically the two scientists not only didn't believe in giant space aliens, they had no interest in giant space aliens.
- This is why Milburn walked away from the decapitated Engineer.
- This is why Fifield says to Shaw that he had no interest with giant space aliens.
They were hired because they agreed with Vickers and not Shaw. 

* But Milburn was interested in primitive life forms like worms and snakes.
This is why Milburn tried to examine or even capture the Hammerpede.
Wildlife experts do that kind of thing in our world, for research or for putting animals in zoos; And several of them have been killed by poisonous snakes in non fiction.
It is plausible that this can happen to a character like Milburn.   

;)

Edit; grammar/clarity

« Last Edit: Dec 14, 2017, 10:22:30 PM by bb-15 »

SM
Dec 08, 2017, 09:06:38 PM
Reply #298 on: Dec 08, 2017, 09:06:38 PM
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A biologist that isn't interested in biology.  Except when he is.

Righto then.


Kurai
Dec 08, 2017, 11:16:24 PM
Reply #299 on: Dec 08, 2017, 11:16:24 PM
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A biologist that isn't interested in biology.  Except when he is.

Righto then.

Biology is quite a massive field and interests can vary drastically, Milburn also may just be totally freaked out about the implications the dead Engineer has on his understanding of biology.

The hammerpede would have been more in line with his outward perception on exobiology, making him feel more comfortable. There's also the established dynamic of him trying to get Fiefield to like him and was probably... Peacocking? Trying to present an outward appearance of being far more competent and knowledgeable than he really was in the situation.

« Last Edit: Dec 08, 2017, 11:30:14 PM by Kurai »

 

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