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Alien: Ore Released! – New Alien: 40th Anniversary Short

It’s Friday! So that can only mean it’s time for the new Alien: 40th Anniversary Short! Today sees the release of Alien: Ore, directed and written by

As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family.

After watching the latest Anniversary Short, be sure to head on over to the Alien Anthology social channels to check out the Meet the Filmmaker’s featurette to find out more about the ladies running this week’s show.

Next Friday is the 26th of April. Not only does that mean we’ve reached 2019’s Alien Day, it also means the release of the final two Alien: 40th Anniversary Short’s: Alien: Harvest and Alien: Alone.

Alien: Harvest — The surviving crew of a damaged deep-space harvester have minutes to reach the emergency evacuation shuttle. A motion sensor is their only navigation tool leading them to safety while a creature in the shadows terrorizes the crew. However, the greatest threat might have been hiding in plain sight all along.  directed by Benjamin Howdeshell.

Alien: Alone — Hope, an abandoned crew member aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden cargo, she risks it all to power up the broken ship in search of human life. Written and directed by Noah Miller.

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Comments: 18
  1. acrediblesource
    It felt intense and eerie, but I would have liked to have seen more of IT doing more of what IT does. Otherwise, good casting and acting as well. I'm not if that spike on his head was the mid-dorsal fin. It looks oddly out of place in the shot, the director  must have not wanted to mess with the design.
  2. TC
    Wow. Some pretty heavy hitters in the credits.

    Image Engine (visual FX: Jurassic World, Thor Ragnarok, Logan, The Meg...)
    White Noise Ltd  (sound production, contributions to Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Mortal Engines, a number of Peter Jackson films...)
    Victoria Burkhart (producer: Chappie, Elysium...)
    Cheryl Marion (production designer: The Predator, Skyscraper, Once Upon A Time...)

  3. Whos_Nick
    Having seen all of these shorts, this and Specimen were my favorite. Rewatching this just now I'm shocked how good the Xeno looks for such a low budget. Everything in this is real top notch.
  4. Never say no to Panda!
    I liked it a lot. I'm no big fan of the "One person/android works for the company, crew is expendable" storyline. Though, as a nod to the movie series, i guess that will accompany us quite a while - like flamethrowers and the revelation of the title screen :D.Has some faults, but the positive aspects clearly win.Technical production quality is great and i like the characters. My favorite so far, I'll even rewatch it  :D
  5. Still Collating...
    Wow! This is brilliant. How the hell did they pull this off? I really really loved Specimen, thought it felt much better than what the budget would allow, but Ore is on a whole new level. The acting, dialog, lighting, style, atmosphere, idea, execution, all phenomenal. Kudos to the team. I wanna see more of this.

    Honestly, I'm shocked these projects are as good as they are. This really brought a smile on my face.
  6. Xenomorphine
    Probably the best, over all, so far. Thought we were only going to see the AC design, but this had the ridged head on it.

    Some really nice shots: The opening segue visual. The convincing moving Alien attack (which I assume was CGI, but couldn't tell), which captured the wall-jumping motion really nicely from Cameron's film. The axe showing acid corrosion (which 'Alien 3' should have done!).

    Not sure why the observer was showing so much emotion if they were... Well...

    Part of me liked the general aesthetics (or at least, the atmosphere which was evoked), but everything was way too bloody antiquated, in terms of the office, equipment and even that elevator. It looked more like a mining operation from the 1980s than anything set in the far future. :/ The computer screens were nice, though. And the believable acting mostly outweighed those odd negatives.

    Didn't really buy the lead character's narration about fearing the thing would trail them up. They could have just blocked off the shaft. Especially after emerging and finding it wasn't anywhere near the door.

    But, yeah, best in general.
  7. Neocron
    Definitely the best of the lot so far... beating out Specimen by a long shot in my book.  Like XenoHunter99, I am curious where these eggs are coming from.
  8. Nightlord
    Best presentation so far, really nailed the shithole colony look.
    Best character motivation to actually turn and face the alien too.

    Only really odd thing was the alien, why does it have a spike sticking out of its head? ???
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