Started by Corporal Hicks, Dec 15, 2017, 11:50:29 AM
We have just uploaded the 60th episode of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast (right-click and save as to download)!
This Christmas marks the 10th anniversary of Aliens vs. Predator Requiem. Opinions on the film aside, AvP Requiem was an important film for this community as it saw an explosion in activity. The directors were posting on our forums and we had direct interaction with the people who were making the film. One other such person working on the film and posting on the forums was the mysterious man known as Crom.
After much detective work, we unveiled the identity of Crom as none other than Liam O’Donnell, the man behind the upcoming Beyond Skyline which has been receiving some pretty good reviews! It took some arm twisting but we eventually got him to agree to join us on the last episode of 2017 for a chat about his time working on Aliens vs. Predator Requiem!
Credited as a visual effects creative consultant, Liam did a lot of uncredited work with the Brothers Strause, seeing the film go from pitch to release. Liam talks frankly about his time on the film, detailing some of the challenges they faced working on the film, dealing with a narrative they knew wasn’t what the fans really want, his fondness for Wolf, that infamous scene during the sewers, his work on the Skyline franchise, his treatment for Aliens vs. Predator 3 and plenty more!
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Quote from: Xiggz456 on Dec 15, 2017, 09:28:05 PMGreat podcast guys! Certainly had me chuckling throughout. Recently rewatched both AVP movies as I finally purchased them on Blu-ray and watching them without my initial high expectations does make them somewhat more enjoyable. However being from Colorado (and having a friend who went to college in Gunnison when this film came out) I have to suspend my disbelief to an absurd degree, especially when the town gets nuked. But at the same time I always get a kick out of it whenever I go camping down in Gunnison. Fun fact: the next town over from Gunnison is Crested Butte (also mentioned in the film) and James Cameron owns a cabin there. The citizens of Crested Butte have had a long history of fighting and trying to preserve their mountain town from big mining corporations and the mayor of the town who led this fight was a paraplegic. So although Cameron has never admitted this, many locals believe that the history of Crested Butte is the inspiration behind Avatar.
Quote from: Hyperdyne120-a2 on Dec 15, 2017, 09:50:00 PMThat treatment for avp3 is so close to one I created it's scary!! Man that's weird. Mine ended up with space jockeys coming in at the end and was kind of a Star Wars-esque space battle at the end, along with 2 protags battling a space jockey in the pilot chamber at the end. Even had some sweet Space jockey creature designs which were suuuper creepy. Got the design from a Nightmare I had. Maybe I'll turn it into a comic...
Quote from: RidgeTop on Dec 15, 2017, 10:15:01 PM10 years just goes by so fast.
QuoteI very much enjoyed this conversation and learning a bit more about what went on in development. AVPR really was the horror/sci-fi film that resonated with me at the time, and while I've seen more of its flaws since then, the positive feelings around the film stuck. And all things considered... it could've been a lot worse.
QuoteGlad to hear Beyond Skyline is getting a lot more love than its predecessor. I'm excited to check it out this weekend.
Quote from: Darkness on Dec 16, 2017, 08:28:04 AMI'm really glad this podcast turned out as good as it did. I know I personally had aspirations to get Colin back but whether or not he would have done it or not is another story. Lucky that Liam contacted just as we were looking for somebody. Instead of the typical roundtable discussion, it was nice to hear from someone who worked on the movie post-release. There's a lot of nuggets in there we need to add to our Trivia page.
QuoteIt's a shame the Kendra stuff never made it to the DVD. I did hear from Colin that was like a whole second day of the film that had been totally cut out. It was me who told you about the west and east coast stuff. Colin told me Fox refused to show them the DVD masters and it turned out to be way darker than it was supposed to be.
Quote from: Predalien39 on Dec 16, 2017, 07:51:56 PMI've spoken with Dan Zimmerman before and what he told me contradicts some of the things in this interview. He said that what was shot was crazy dark already to the point that one of the Fox execs got really angry and ordered the footage be brightened. According to him, what we see is actually better than what they got. He also said the stuff with the kids was rushed and not good
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