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Teaser Trailer For Alien: Night Shift Released

The teaser trailer for this week’s Alien: 40th Anniversary Short has been uploaded to the various Alien Anthology social outlets. You can check it out below!

When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply depot where the trucker’s condition worsens, leaving a young supply worker alone to take matters into her own hands.

Written and directed by Aidan Breznick, Night Shift is due for release via IGN (and their YouTube channel) on Friday the 5th at 9am PST/5pm BST.

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Comments: 36
  1. Corporal Hicks
    Closest we've really gotten to seeing "pew pew" in action.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.imfdb.org%2Fimages%2F7%2F74%2FPrometheusWaltherGSP.jpg&hash=d556d2e1a67b871bc56ac5b9cbe12b266c231d10

    Fortunately, it wasn't quite Star Wars pew-pew so that didn't feel too out of place to me. Because it's the 70s, I've just got this notion of Star Wars lasers coming from those Nostromo pistols.  :laugh: Of course, they could just not do that way.
  2. Xenomrph
    I’ll admit that my mental image was pew-pew lasers, but I imagine ‘Alien’ was coasting off the pop-culture recognition of Star Wars in that regard. Like, in the wake of ‘Aliens’, laser pistols seem less likely, but in 1979 I suspect people would have been okay with it.

    Taking ‘Aliens’ into consideration, I could see laser pistols as being a space-based personal defense weapon that is perhaps designed to be effective against organic targets, but isn’t going to risk going through the hulk like a bullet might.
  3. The Eighth Passenger
    Kane literally has a laser pistol in ‘Alien’, he even draws it before he gets facehugged.

    Only in the DC, though we do see them hanging off their belts in both cuts.

    I honestly don't know if laser pistols would actually fit in with the feel of the universe.

    I don't think they were supposed to be Star Wars kinda lasers. Probably more in line with invisible real-life lasers.
  4. Local Trouble
    Me too, but that's part of the reason I'd like to see them.  Perhaps they lack the sheer stopping power of contemporary projectile weapons, which is why the USCM doesn't use them.

    As an aside, I still think "phased plasma" is the propellant used by the M-41A pulse rifle rather than some entirely separate weapon that goes pew-pew.
  5. Nightmare Asylum
    It seems silly to use the Covenant Alien from a narrative standpoint at this point in the timeline (unless somehow the Egg it came from is from David's initial batch) but regardless, I'm looking forward to seeing which shorts utilize it and how the go about shooting it.
  6. Highland
    True, could add touches though, like a different coloured Egg etc.
    On the flipside, changing shit for the sake of it is lousy design ethic.

    It's not really a must I guess. In the end the short story is more about the story. I really like the dog idea in specimen though. That's the kind of stuff that elevates the shorts.

    I'm sure everyone doesn't want to see 8 different versions off a chest burst.
  7. Xenomrph
    Alien.

    Budget likely wouldn't permit -- we've gone one film with no Alien, and one with a cheap CG hugger. The brief said they had to stick to concepts from the first movie, so new designs likely wouldn't have been allowed anyway.

    True, could add touches though, like a different coloured Egg etc.

    Like Jurassic Park Dinos in subsequent films.

    EDIT: On second thoughts would probably be met with " That's no meh Alien Egg, why's it purple, The LORE"
    I kind of doubt that - the Alien movies have changed stuff every step of the way and the fandom has been (mostly) accepting of cosmetic changes, or at least accepting that those things happen and that it's not the end of the world. I doubt casual viewers would notice, let alone care.
  8. Highland
    Alien.

    Budget likely wouldn't permit -- we've gone one film with no Alien, and one with a cheap CG hugger. The brief said they had to stick to concepts from the first movie, so new designs likely wouldn't have been allowed anyway.

    True, could add touches though, like a different coloured Egg etc.

    Like Jurassic Park Dinos in subsequent films.

    EDIT: On second thoughts would probably be met with " That's no meh Alien Egg, why's it purple, The LORE"
  9. Huggs
    If i'd been able to find a US producer for a pitch and got the gig I would've called Odd Studios pretty quick :P Cast and crew I could get for free; spend all the money on sets, effects and food.
    Pfft, tell them they'll get nourishment by way of self-fulfillment in a job well done, save a ton on the food budget.

    Likewise, if the cast or crew try to rest, remind them of what Ron Perlman said in 'Alien Resurrection'.
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Potatoes are the life's blood of any great human endeavor.
  10. Xenomrph
    If i'd been able to find a US producer for a pitch and got the gig I would've called Odd Studios pretty quick :P Cast and crew I could get for free; spend all the money on sets, effects and food.
    Pfft, tell them they'll get nourishment by way of self-fulfillment in a job well done, save a ton on the food budget.

    Likewise, if the cast or crew try to rest, remind them of what Ron Perlman said in 'Alien Resurrection'.
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  11. SiL
    If i'd been able to find a US producer for a pitch and got the gig I would've called Odd Studios pretty quick :P Cast and crew I could get for free; spend all the money on sets, effects and food.
  12. SiL
    Alien.

    Budget likely wouldn't permit -- we've gone one film with no Alien, and one with a cheap CG hugger. The brief said they had to stick to concepts from the first movie, so new designs likely wouldn't have been allowed anyway.
  13. Huggs
    Looks to revolve around a burster.

    Given the runtime of these shorts, I wouldn't expect a mature alien in this one.

    Will we be seeing any grown xenomorphs in these at some point?
  14. morseman
    Let’s see where this one goes, it’s be interesting to see if it’s possible to edit all these shorts together, maybe create a very interesting whole. I’m seeing a possibility for a narrative path of sorts
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