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Aliens Expanded Documentary Shares New Producer Q&A And Opens Fan Consultation!

Aliens Expanded, an upcoming documentary about James Cameron’s Aliens that was first announced on Alien Day, has updated their website with a new Q&A video from the documentaries producers as well as an open invitation to all fans to help shape the documentaries’ focus.

Aliens Expanded will be the most passionate and detailed examination ever made of this much loved classic; an ultimate companion that will enhance your viewing experience with new insights and revelations.

But to achieve something truly special, we’re going to need your help…

Our goal is to bring the entire Aliens fan community around this project, and then mine this collective hive mind for insights, questions, and unique viewpoints that will enhance our interviews with key cast and crew:

What do you wish you knew about Aliens, but have never heard about?

What incidental or not-so incidental plot point really interests you?

How could we think differently about classic elements?

That process starts here, with this initial fan consultation. Below, we’ve provided the first details about how we’re thinking about making this documentary, including a synopsis, and we want your input. 

With the announcement of the creative team behind Aliens Expanded, we now know that Ian Nathan will helming Aliens Expanded. Nathan is very well regarded amongst the film journalist community as not only a former editor and executive editor of the Empire magazine, but also as the author of Alien Vault and Ridley Scott: A Retrospective, and the upcoming James Cameron: A Retrospective.

On the Aliens Expanded website is a synopsis of the intent behind the documentary, an example of how scenes from Aliens will be explored and an emphasize on how much the production team at CreatorVC, the team that produced In Search of Tomorrow, wants to involve the fandom in shaping Aliens Expanded. You will also find a survey on the website that invites the fandom to share their thoughts on the intent of Aliens Expanded, and also to share their own experiences. Be sure to head on over and make your voice heard! You have all of July to get involved.

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Comments: 9
  1. SiL
    I'm curious what they'll come up with. What works about the movie is well documented, what's enduring is well documented, how it was made is well documented.

    QuoteWhat do you wish you knew about Aliens, but have never heard about?
    Is there really anything left? :laugh:
  2. BlueMarsalis79
    Absolutely not my experience honestly or that of; Clara, Valerie, Rei, Allison, or a number of others that I know.

    I am mainly referring to Facebook/Twitter/YouTube/Other although Blu-ray.com takes the cake for the most dismissive manchildren I have ever come across.

    And with all due respect as proven by Alien Vault J.W Rinzler was on another level in comparison to Ian Nathan.

    As for what it's going to be ultimately we will only know when it's fully formed I suppose.
  3. Kradan
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jul 15, 2022, 11:18:24 AMI thought that might be the case yes, but I'm just really not interested in a roundtable of what amounts to people discussing how perfect it is and showing contempt for everything else in the franchise, and I see that a lot from the "Aliens fans" in particular rivaling Star Wars fandom for how awful and toxic they can be.

    Are you talking Facebook/Twitter/etc? It seems to me that here, on AvPGalaxy, so called "Aliens fans" are being pretty civil and adequate with their opinions. Also, from my POV it seems Alien 1979 fans tend to be much more dismissive of Aliens than vice versa


    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jul 15, 2022, 11:18:24 AMEspecially after Superior Firepower and J.W Rinzler's book, my question's just why, what more do we have to uncover here?

    I heard people saying the same exact thing when Rinzler's book on Alien was coming out. There's always something new to discover, everything is in presentation
  4. BlueMarsalis79
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 15, 2022, 11:09:32 AMSo I'll also be involved in Aliens: Expanded too. As will other notable outlets amongst the community. Robin and CreativeVC really want to push the fan involvement aspect - they want to know what fans want to see, and not just be another rehash. Honestly, after speaking to him and learning Ian was involved I was really excited.


    I thought that might be the case yes, but I'm just really not interested in a roundtable of what amounts to people discussing how perfect it is and showing contempt for everything else in the franchise, and I see that a lot from the "Aliens fans" in particular rivaling Star Wars fandom for how awful and toxic they can be.

    Some of the descriptors in the synopsis make me nervous to that end honestly, we'll see, but I can't help wishing it was a documentary on any of the other entries in the series.

    Especially after Superior Firepower and J.W Rinzler's book, my question's just why, what more do we have to uncover here? That's why that Alien Isolation thing interests me most of the upcoming behind the scenes content.
  5. Corporal Hicks
    So I'll also be involved in Aliens: Expanded too. As will other notable outlets amongst the community. Robin and CreativeVC really want to push the fan involvement aspect - they want to know what fans want to see, and not just be another rehash. Honestly, after speaking to him and learning Ian was involved I was really excited.
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