So, you want us to not only rename the site and get a completely different URL, but purge the entire site of all 'Predator' and AVP material in general - including exclusive interviews and articles?
Yeah, not gonna' happen...
Should also point out the Alien skull in 'Predator 2'.
If you don't care for the Predator stuff, then just stick to the Alien-related sections. Best of both worlds! No pun intended.
You point to the Alien skull in Predator 2 but when has a proper Alien film made a reference to Predator? The answer is never.
It pisses me off to no end that because some franchise that I have no interest in made a reference to a franchise that I adore; I'm now expected to accept that they're one and the same. They're not and I don't.
Frankly, anyone who thinks that Predator is canonical to Alien is kidding themselves. Let's take a look at the atmosphere of the original entry in both series...
Alien - Serious and highly believable with dialogue that could almost come from the mouth of a real person.
Predator - Arnie throws a knife at a guy, pinning him to a wall and quips "stick around".
...How do those two elments gel? THEY DON'T.
Predator fanboys = the bane of my life.
Anyone who accepts the two series as being one whole are primarily (or certainly strong) fans of Predator. Absolutely no people who are primarily fans of Alien support this idea and that's what annoys me; it's us Alien fans who get the short straw.
I know that my post is going to piss off a few people (and I dare say please a few more) and that's fine. You keep your favoured franchise and I'll keep mine, let's just not confuse them as being one and the same.
I'm certainly not asking for this site to ignore the Predator or AVP films, I just want certain people to actually recognise that each series is kept in its own section within the forum. I come here to talk about the Alien series, so it's incredibly irritating whenever the Predator uses his cloak and stealthily sneaks his way into this section of the forum.
I've managed to avoid discussing this issue ever since being a member but I guess that having a hangover today finally pushed me over the edge.
I agree with you that it would be totally idiotic to have references to Predator in Prometheus. Only someone as tasteless as Paul WS Anderson would even think of doing that and I'm pretty certain Ridley wont stoop to that level of silliness.
Personally I'm one of the Predator fanboys that you say are the 'bane of your life'
I love Alien, yet I'm also a huge fan of Predator (the 1st instalment)
Alien is far more of a cerebral, 'arty', 'intelligent', innovative, thoughtful, multi layered movie and has 'masterpiece' written all over it. Massively influential and one of those genre defining pieces that are given the epithet 'important'. The stuff that Film degree dissertations are made of.
On the other side of the coin, Predator is an all out testosterone fest of explosive comic book violence and generic square jawed steroidal heroes
I appreciate both movies for what they are and am completely aware of how different they are yet both are well and truly in the top 5 of my all time favourite films list.
Like you I hope there is absolutely not even the vaguest or obscurest of references or 'nods' to Predator in Prometheus
Hell...I dont even think therell be any 'Giger' Aliens in Prometheus either, and I'm perfectly happy with that likelihood
From Ridleys public comments on AVP I dont think anything of the sort will happen, and I'm extremely happy for that
To all those hoping to see Predators in Prometheus, why stop there ?
Why not make it a Batman vs Predator vs The Joker vs Aliens vs Darth Maul vs Alf vs Robocop movie...........how 'cool' would that be ?!!!..............NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!