Alien: Covenant Novelization

Started by Corporal Hicks, Sep 22, 2016, 03:30:14 PM

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Scorpio

Scorpio

#225
Overriding the limited capacity of the lift's internal automatic stabilizer's, he turned the dorsal side of the ship back towards the surface below.

Caught by the surprise manuever, the alien lost its grasp on the smooth front of the cab and started to slide...

At that moment the alien life form faced two options.  Get pushed off the lift, or attack the oncoming mechanism.  It proved an easy choice.


pg 312

"Why did the alien 'attack' the crane?"  That's Alan Dean Foster's explanation.  Some people seemed to have an issue with that.

HuDaFuK

HuDaFuK

#226
It getting an explanation in the book doesn't mean the scene plays out any better in the film.

Foster had to "explain" a lot of stuff in the novel. If anything, it made some of the movie's flaws more obvious.

SM

SM

#227
That bit didn't need any explanation.

The Cruentus

The Cruentus

#228
Quote from: Scorpio on Jun 21, 2018, 03:45:24 AM
Overriding the limited capacity of the lift's internal automatic stabilizer's, he turned the dorsal side of the ship back towards the surface below.

Caught by the surprise manuever, the alien lost its grasp on the smooth front of the cab and started to slide...

At that moment the alien life form faced two options.  Get pushed off the lift, or attack the oncoming mechanism.  It proved an easy choice.


pg 312

"Why did the alien 'attack' the crane?"  That's Alan Dean Foster's explanation.  Some people seemed to have an issue with that.

Well the fact that it had more than just two options might be a reason, the Alien was fast and could easily dodge. I do feel sorry for ADF, the fact he has to do all that explaining in the first place means he must have been frustrated and unhappy with the way film went down, so he tried his best to "fix" it.

Scorpio

Scorpio

#229
How do you know that he wrote it after watching the film?


Just finished the book.  A little too short at about 330 pages.  Would have liked some more explanations, but ADF probably had his hands tied. 

Anyway, found this quote by 'Walter' about the Engineers interesting:

"From everything that I saw and experienced, as well as learned from David, the civilisation of the Engineers was not one with whom compassionate coexistence was possible.  True, there was beauty and elegance in their art and science, but there was also arrogance.  I do not think they were pleased to suffer any intelligences save their own."

pg 321

OpenMaw

OpenMaw

#230
I guess that tracks.

Man, that actually hit me with a wave of depression. Rather bleak.

Scorpio

Scorpio

#231
Bleak is the perfect description.  It makes a lot of sense.

Perfect-Organism

So... the Engineers are space Nazis.

Scorpio

Scorpio

#233
Why are they space Nazis?

Nazi actually means 'National Socialist', btw.

SM

SM

#234
Wow! Really???

Perhaps this is what Perfect-Organism was referring to...
QuoteI do not think they were pleased to suffer any intelligences save their own.

426Buddy

426Buddy

#235
Master race

SM

SM

#236
Well they are really, really white.  ;D

Scorpio

Scorpio

#237
Again with your virtue signalling racism, SM.  Getting predictable by now, or is that bait?

I shouldn't have to tell you that racism is racism, doesn't matter who it is aimed at.

As for the 'Nazis', 'Nazi' is just a label, I hope you're not referring to the German people (men, women and children) who lived during the era of WW2.  That would be as racist as calling all dark skinned people 'you know what'.

SM

SM

#238
Again with the pretentious drivel.

You asked the question; I answered what I thought P-O was referring to.

426Buddy

426Buddy

#239
Guy never gets tired of defending Nazis and telling everyone they're brainwashed by liberal elites.

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