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Looking Towards 2021 & Beyond – New AvPGalaxy Theme/Design

Happy new year to everybody and hopefully this one will be better than the last one. A new design/theme is now out for AvPGalaxy – Version 8. Given that Aliens is going to be celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, I’ve based it around Hadley’s Hope. I’ve made the layout a little wider, there’s a new mobile layout and the Gallery has been completely redone. I’ve got rid of the old system and used something a bit more modern so images in there now will be presented in a mosaic-style layout. Thanks to Hicks and RidgeTop for trying to keep me motivated to get this new theme done for the site. It has been long overdue.

A lot of work has also been done to the Games section the last few months and I’ve tried to add as much as information as I could find even for really old games. Thanks to Ross Sillifant for suppling me with really obscure magazine articles for many games.

 Looking Towards 2021 & Beyond - New AvPGalaxy Theme/Design

It’s been quiet in these franchises for the past couple of years but I think we’ve finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel with the recent announcements at the end of last year. One of the biggest pieces of news in 2020 was that Marvel have taken over the licensing rights of new Alien and Predator comics from Dark Horse. New Alien and Predator Omnibuses are due out later this year but the first brand new Alien comic from Marvel will be hitting shelves in March 2021.

In November, a new Predator sequel was announced which is going to be directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Patrick Aison. Trachtenberg is best known for directing 10 Cloverfield Lane. The story is rumoured to be set in the past and will focus around Native Americans before the territories were taken by the American settlers.

The last big piece of news is that in December, Disney announced that an Alien TV Series is in active development at FX and will be coming to the Hulu streaming platform. Writer and Producer Noah Hawley will be overseeing the series. Hawley is best known for being the showrunner on the shows Fargo and Legion, and has been working to get an Alien TV series launched for quite some time.

As usual, we’ll be covering these projects intensely and will try to bring you all the latest news and rumours surrounding the projects. We’ll keep releasing new articles and videos where we can and keep up with the podcast. Hicks, RidgeTop, Xenomorphine and Voodoo do a great job with the podcast. We’ve come a long way with the series since the team first started it in 2011. In 2020, we released 21 episodes including interviews with the likes of writers Mark Verheiden and Alex Litvak, and Charles de Lauzirika. We’ve got a lot more planned for this year.



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Comments: 35
  1. [cancerblack]
    Forum, phone is an old Galaxy using Chrome, genuinely not sure what model since it's so old. It tends to struggle with a few sites, but loading the new forum for the first time made it crash so hard it reset. Hasn't done it again, but scrolling seems "sticky" and it doesn't like the buttons. So just a heads up that antique phones may not like it.
  2. Corporal Hicks
    Remember how embedded images would automatically fit in a post and then you just had to click on it to view it at full size?  I think we lost that feature.

    Yeah, that has been changed because it never really worked properly before. Now, it opens in a fancy window like the gallery images. When you open that window, look to the top right corner and you can use the magnify glass to zoom in or download it.

    That's not working on Firefox.
  3. Darkness
    Remember how embedded images would automatically fit in a post and then you just had to click on it to view it at full size?  I think we lost that feature.

    Yeah, that has been changed because it never really worked properly before. Now, it opens in a fancy window like the gallery images. When you open that window, look to the top right corner and you can use the magnify glass to zoom in or download it.

    Comments overlapping on mobile have been fixed now.

  4. The Eighth Passenger
    Remember how embedded images would automatically fit in a post and then you just had to click on it to view it at full size?  I think we lost that feature.

    It's still working for me. It's a bit different now, when you click on the image to enlarge it, it pops-up full screen and the background gets greyed-out. You can then zoom in even further if the image resolution is larger than your screen.

    Actually works much better now because you don't have to scroll the image around within the confined forum borders.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmLdiB2XIAEEleF?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

  5. The Eighth Passenger
    New site isn't working properly for me. I get this long list/menu of blue text on a white background and then it takes me half an hour to scroll down to the forum section. No images or logos visible.

    The forum section itself seems to be working fine except now I see double avatars on all the posts, and that's without even having had a drop to drink.  :-\
  6. Local Trouble
    My older posts with embedded FB links were broken just a while ago.  I didn't edit them, but suddenly they're working fine after I mentioned it here.  I can see the Twitter posts embedded by Hicks, but not yours.  Yours just looks like a hyperlink to me.

    https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1344737204271124481

    Does that show up as embedded on your end?  It doesn't on mine.

    EDIT: Turns out it's a browser thing.  The embedded Tweet shows up in Chrome and Edge, but not Firefox.
  7. Stitch
    It looks really nice, but where's the 'Unread Posts' button gone?
    That's the first thing I ever click on as it allows me to see everything that's been added since my last visit.

    EDIT
    Ignore me. I found it!
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