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Author Topic: William Gibson's Alien 3 - Audio Drama - 2019  (Read 22110 times)

SM
Aug 28, 2019, 11:59:29 AM
Reply #195 on: Aug 28, 2019, 11:59:29 AM
I've never really been a fan of the Gibson scripts, but the recent adaptations have really brought it to life in a way that's been pretty enjoyable.  Henriksen does sound quite old in this, but it's okay once you get used to it.  Some of the big violent scenes with people transforming into Hybrids are laughably underplayed.

But overall it ended up being a fun listen - despite the fact it really emphasises how much more work this script needed.  It's very uneven, and there's no obvious hero until the final act when Hicks takes on the mantle.  But he's often absent throughout the first half, and I think this displays that he's really a sidekick rather than the hero.  Spence, Tatsumi, Fox, Welles, Jackson, Rosetti, Sterling, Walker and Halliday are all underdeveloped and almost interchangeable (okay maybe not Fox and Welles).  Tully has a bit more to work with, but not much.

Maggs and co did a pretty good with the material they had to work with.



HuDaFuK
Jan 16, 2020, 09:17:35 AM
Reply #197 on: Jan 16, 2020, 09:17:35 AM
This has reminded me that I completely forgot to finish the drama :-[


The Old One
Jan 16, 2020, 09:42:21 AM
Reply #198 on: Jan 16, 2020, 09:42:21 AM
Wow, that's, unexpected.


Xiggz456
Jan 16, 2020, 11:48:51 AM
Reply #199 on: Jan 16, 2020, 11:48:51 AM
Well deserved! Maggs is a master of sound!


The Old One
Jan 16, 2020, 11:50:58 AM
Reply #200 on: Jan 16, 2020, 11:50:58 AM
Yes he is, I just wish the guy got to do a story worthy of his efforts, like The Cold Forge.


Prez
Jan 16, 2020, 12:05:50 PM
Reply #201 on: Jan 16, 2020, 12:05:50 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thrilled that Alien III has an ARIA award nomination at the <a href="https://twitter.com/radioacademy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@radioacademy</a>. <a href="https://t.co/3UZCaYlF4h">https://t.co/3UZCaYlF4h</a></p>— Dirk Maggs (@DirkMaggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/DirkMaggs/status/1217581968063451137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 15, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Brilliant.


The Old One
Jan 16, 2020, 01:10:26 PM
Reply #202 on: Jan 16, 2020, 01:10:26 PM
Yes absolutely deserved.



 

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