My name is Aaron Percival - although I go by the handle Corporal Hicks in the Aliens/vs/Predator community - and I'm the co-administrator of AvPGalaxy. I also work specifically as editorial doing news posts, interviews, articles, etc and handle public relations for the website. I also host and edit the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast.
I first saw the first half of Aliens on my 5th birthday after going on the Aliens - Ride at the Speed of Fright 4D cinema at American Adventure. It gave me nightmares for 5 years until I finally saw the film in its entirety and became obsessed with the franchise.
I have worked on various Aliens vs Predator websites since 2003 when I learnt HMTL over a weekend and created a website called AvPWorld. In retrospect it was a terrible looking website but it further enhanced my love of the franchise and the online community. I became a newsposter for AbsoluteAvP (previously AvP2.net) later that year.
In 2005 I eventually decided to close AvPWorld and take on a more editorial role working for the re-incarnate version of AvPNews hosted on GameGossip. Unfortunately the administrator left and I was left to run an entire website by myself again. Following the AICN script review of Aliens vs. Predator 2 I eventually lost the heart and left AvPNews in April of 2006.
When I was contacted by Darkness in November 2006 about using my articles & reviews for AvPGalaxy, I volunteered to join him as permanent staff and have been here ever since.
I have a very open mind when it comes to the franchise so I enjoy reading the various comics and novels so I can experience other stories outside of the films. I enjoy attending various conventions and playing numerous games based on the series.
During my time working on Alien vs. Predator Galaxy I've had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the Alien Encounters: 25 Years of Aliens Convention. I've been featured in a documentary about Alien fandom called Alien Fans by Dennis Lowe. There is also a ship in the Aliens vs. Predator novel trilogy, The Rage War, named after me.
After a little bit of a break in August, we have just uploaded the 169th episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download). In our latest episode, Corporal Hicks and RidgeTop are joined by Thibaut Claudel, one of the writers and narrative designers who worked on Aliens: Dark Descent, to discuss Tindalos Interactive’s ... [Read More]
According to a new report from Deadline, filming on FX and Noah Hawley’s upcoming Alien series has stopped due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. It was previously reported that while it was believed several members of the series’ still largely unknown cast are members of SAG, and though might not cause an entire shutdown of production, ...[Read More]
Alien vs. Predator Galaxy is able to exclusively share with the fandom a draft of the script for Dan Trachtenberg’s much loved recent Predator film, Prey! Dated August 3rd 2021,
In addition to this first look at one of the drafts of Prey’s scripts, you can also check out scripts for the rest of the Alien and Predator films, ...[Read More]
There will also be a special Best Buy exclusive steel-book release of the 4K with artwork “designed by popular digital artist
We’re awaiting news on other Region releases. While there has been no announcement regarding a follow-up to Prey, the topic of a sequel is something that has been talked about. Speaking earlier this month, director Dan Trachtenberg told The ... [Read More]
As we await the
Actress Amber Midthunder, who played Prey’s main character Naru, also spoke about sequel progress back in January of 2023 where she coyly responded that a sequel to Prey was something that she had “probably” discussed with Dan.
“I mean, I don’t have a date for you. This is not an announcement, but I’m not saying it’s not. ... [Read More]
For a lot of fans of the expanded universe, the name Paul Church and the comic he debuted in, Aliens: Labyrinth, are held in particularly high regard. I personally consider him to be one of the most interesting “mad scientists” of Alien lore.
If you’ve never read this series, you’re going to find this entry of the Weyland-Yutani Debrief to ... [Read More]
With the 5th and final issue of Declan Shalvey and Andrea Broccardo’s Alien: Thaw due for release on the 16th of August, we now have confirmation that the creative team will be returning for another arc in November! Seemingly titled Alien: Descendant, the new series will also see Declan taking on some of the artistic duties himself ... [Read More]
When Josh Izzo, the former Director of Licensing at 20th Century Fox responsible for kicking off the production of the Alien vs. Predator anime, previously discussed the details behind the anime, he mentioned two people brought on board as Western animation consultants and producers – Dave Baker and Eric Calderon. Both recently appeared on an episode ...[Read More]
After much rumour, speculation and hoping, it’s now official – The Alien is joining the Dead by Daylight roster! A teaser trailer has been uploaded to YouTube (check it out below), showing us some gorgeous Nostromo scenery and a brief shot of the Alien emerging from smoke. It appears we’ll be getting further information on the 8th.
The suffocating silence of ... [Read More]
Though it had been
Deadline also notes that the negotiations were completed long before the on-going strike currently taking place, and that the shooting schedules have been adjusted around the absence of SAG cast members – including Sydney Chandler – who are not present on set.
The deals for the actors were made well before the SAG-AFTRA strike started August 14, ... [Read More]
Over the last couple of days we’ve been starting to see rumors’ making the rounds that Prey will finally be making its way to Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray! The rumor
Of course, it is still rumor at this point, but Prey has finally started to see licensed merchandise. Earlier this week Hot Toys announced they were working on a ... [Read More]