• <h2>The Amengi – The Race Who Enslaved The Predators (Predator Lore)</h2><span class='featuredexcerpt'>If you’re familiar with Alien vs. Predator Galaxy, it should come as no surprise that I’d be interested in exploring more of those could-have-beens. But unlike some […]</span>
  • <h2>Me and My Squad of Ultimate Baddasses, Reviewing Aliens: Fireteam Elite – AvP Galaxy Podcast #134</h2><span class='featuredexcerpt'>We have just uploaded the 134th episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)! Corporal Hicks, RidgeTop, VoodooMagic and Xenomorphine are back […]</span>
  • <h2>AvP Galaxy Reviews Alien 3: The Unproduced Screenplay by William Gibson!</h2><span class='featuredexcerpt'>From the moment Pat Cadigan’s Alien 3: The Unproduced Screenplay by William Gibson was first announced, I had been incredibly curious about how I was going to react to […]</span>

Corporal Hicks


Biography

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.

Location

United Kingdom

Recent Posts

Recent Articles


Titan Books New Alien Novel Details Are In! David Barnett’s Alien: Colony War!

Following Pat Cadigan’s Alien 3: The Unproduced Screenplay by William Gibson release back in August (read our review here), we hadn’t yet heard about any future Alien novels from Titan Books. Thanks to a new listing spotted on Amazon, we now have the first details of our next Alien novel from Titan and author David Barnett – Alien: Colony ... [Read More]

The Amengi – The Race Who Enslaved The Predators (Predator Lore)

If you’re familiar with Alien vs. Predator Galaxy, it should come as no surprise that I’d be interested in exploring more of those could-have-beens. But unlike some of our other articles, this isn’t an alternate script. It’s a look at an alternate design that has eventually been retconned into something completely different. And the road that this particular retcon has ... [Read More]

Me and My Squad of Ultimate Baddasses, Reviewing Aliens: Fireteam Elite – AvP Galaxy Podcast #134

We have just uploaded the 134th episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)! Corporal Hicks, RidgeTop, VoodooMagic and Xenomorphine are back to talk about the recently released Aliens: Fireteam Elite! We talk the fun factor, the customization, concerns over longevity, with tangents about canon and the Alien prequel’s now iconic flute, and plenty ... [Read More]

AvP Galaxy Reviews Alien 3: The Unproduced Screenplay by William Gibson!

From the moment Pat Cadigan’s Alien 3: The Unproduced Screenplay by William Gibson was first announced, I had been incredibly curious about how I was going to react to it. At the risk of repeating myself from previously talking about the other recent adaptations of Gibson’s material, this kind of project is something I’m really enthusiastic about.   It was one of the things ... [Read More]

Royal Armouries Firearms Expert Reacts to Aliens: Fireteam Elite Weapons

Gamespot have shared a video in which Jonathan Ferguson, a firearms expert and Keeper of Firearms and Artillery at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, England, reacts to some of the new Colonial Marine weaponry from Cold Iron Studio’s Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Jonathan Ferguson, a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries, breaks down ... [Read More]

The Phalanx Has Arrived! Aliens: Fireteam Elite Season One Content Update Now Live!

The Phalanx has arrived! Aliens: Fireteam Elite’s Season One DLC has now been released. The game’s first free content update includes a new class called Phalanx, 4 new weapons – including the EVA laser pistol seen in the Director’s Cut of Alien – and 5 new cosmetic upgrades. In addition to the free content upgrade, we’re also getting the first piece ... [Read More]

“Oh Magnificant Throbbing Rod of Revenge,” Reviewing Predator: Forever Midnight – AvP Galaxy Podcast #133

We have just uploaded the 133rd episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)! In our latest episode Corporal Hicks, RidgeTop and VoodooMagic are punishing themselves by putting RidgeTop’s claims of “it wasn’t that bad” to the test and revisiting the infamous novel Predator: Forever Midnight! We discuss the controversial portrayal of the Predators ... [Read More]

Behind The Scenes Of Aliens: Fireteam Elite’s Soundtrack With Austin Wintory

Austin Wintory, the BAFTA winning composer behind Aliens: Fireteam Elite’s soundtrack, has recently been sharing some behind-the-scenes videos looking at how he composed the game’s fantastic score! In January 2021 I documented the process for several weeks of writing a single 2-minute cue for ALIENS FIRETEAM ELITE, start to finish. From my earliest sketches to the final mix, and all the ... [Read More]

Never Send A Xenoarcheologist To Do A Biologist’s Job, Reviewing Aliens: Infiltrator – AvP Galaxy Podcast #132

We have just uploaded the 132nd episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)! In our latest episode Corporal Hicks, RidgeTop and VoodooMagic are reviewing Aliens: Infiltrator, Titan Books and Weston Osche’s prequel novel to Cold Iron Studio’s upcoming Aliens: Fireteam Elite. We discuss character motivations, similarities with The Thing and plenty more!  What did ... [Read More]
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