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Author Topic: Alien: Awakening takes place between Prometheus and Covenant?  (Read 6145 times)

Drukathi
Jul 23, 2020, 01:22:34 PM
Reply #15 on: Jul 23, 2020, 01:22:34 PM
First, Scott had speculated about the Space Jockeys over the years starting with the first DVD commentary for "Alien".
- He said that the Juggernauts/Derelict were warships; bombers in space. How that worked was shown by David in "Covenant".

I was pleasantly surprised that this was implemented in the Covenant. But can you imagine the same with the original idea, without breaking your mind? Bombing ovomorphs instead of ampoules. The eggs descend to the planet's surface in ordered rows, like a DNA double helix? Or even without a gravitational elevator, they fall onto the planet's surface from a height of several hundred meters. ;D Will they shatter on impact or bounce off like a rubber ball?


bb-15
Jul 24, 2020, 01:56:35 AM
Reply #16 on: Jul 24, 2020, 01:56:35 AM
First, Scott had speculated about the Space Jockeys over the years starting with the first DVD commentary for "Alien".
- He said that the Juggernauts/Derelict were warships; bombers in space. How that worked was shown by David in "Covenant".

I was pleasantly surprised that this was implemented in the Covenant. But can you imagine the same with the original idea, without breaking your mind? Bombing ovomorphs instead of ampoules. The eggs descend to the planet's surface in ordered rows, like a DNA double helix? Or even without a gravitational elevator, they fall onto the planet's surface from a height of several hundred meters. ;D Will they shatter on impact or bounce off like a rubber ball?

Thanks for that. Until your comment I had never specifically imagined how the Space Jockeys would literally bomb a planet using some stage of the Xenomorph lifecycle. Bouncing eggs/ovomorps could look comical (something like this in our world was seen with a couple of bouncing Mars landers).

It's these concepts at the early storyboard stage when a filmmaker has to decide what makes the most sense on screen; visually and financially.
Over the years, as a bomber payload, the idea of the black goo works better as a weapon of mass destruction as well as being less expensive to film.

Honestly, years ago when I learned of Ridley's original bomber idea, I didn't think he thought that Xenomorphs were being thrown onto a planet from space but instead I thought that the Space Jockeys would land, open the hatch and then turn the Xenomorphs loose.

Thanks again for a fun post. ;)


Ingwar
Aug 31, 2020, 07:02:44 PM
Reply #17 on: Aug 31, 2020, 07:02:44 PM
Alien: Awakening doesn't exist, so it isn't before, between or after anything.


Kradan
Aug 31, 2020, 09:08:41 PM
Reply #18 on: Aug 31, 2020, 09:08:41 PM
Good point


Immortan Jonesy
Sep 02, 2020, 03:48:42 AM
Reply #19 on: Sep 02, 2020, 03:48:42 AM
Yeah, at least with stuff like the wooden planet you have a script or something. This is just an ethereal dream.



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Kradan
Sep 02, 2020, 04:54:34 AM
Reply #20 on: Sep 02, 2020, 04:54:34 AM
Nah, I'd say third prequel has higher chances being made than Alien movie about about wooden planet filled with monks

« Last Edit: Sep 02, 2020, 07:43:45 PM by Kradan »

The Eighth Passenger
Sep 24, 2020, 04:40:26 PM
Reply #21 on: Sep 24, 2020, 04:40:26 PM
Interview with creature designer/concept artist Carlos Huante by Whos Nick. Haven't had the time to listen to the entire interview yet (over an hour) but apparently Carlos touches on Alien: Awakening as well as Prometheus and Alien: Covenant:




Evanus
Sep 24, 2020, 10:07:59 PM
Reply #23 on: Sep 24, 2020, 10:07:59 PM
Might have missed some, but basically he heard from Arthur Max they're still working on the script but it's not a priority for Ridley because he's so busy. I hope that's still the case, at least it hasn't been cancelled by disney if so.


bb-15
Oct 05, 2020, 07:20:20 AM
Reply #24 on: Oct 05, 2020, 07:20:20 AM
Might have missed some, but basically he heard from Arthur Max they're still working on the script but it's not a priority for Ridley because he's so busy. I hope that's still the case, at least it hasn't been cancelled by disney if so.

Working on a script means a movie is in what's called ‘turn around’. A film can be in ‘turn around’ for many years.
- Anyway, the fate of the franchise is all up to Disney.

;)


 

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