Aliens Bishop

Started by felix, Apr 19, 2023, 04:56:25 AM

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Corporal Hicks

Corporal Hicks

#1
I was okay with this until I saw the Apone family connection.

SiL

SiL

#2
Where did you see that?

Also, why is Titan trying to turn the Alien universe into a soap opera of half a dozen closely connected families?

BlueMarsalis79

BlueMarsalis79

#3
Quote from: SiL on Apr 19, 2023, 01:10:26 PMWhere did you see that?

Also, why is Titan trying to turn the Alien universe into a soap opera of half a dozen closely connected families?

I don't know, it's f**king awful. It didn't work in the Director's Cut of Aliens imo, nor did it work in either Sea of Sorrows or in Vasquez, it actively brought them down a few notches.

From Titan as a publisher perspective, I get capitalising on known names, but this is the completely wrong way to go about it.

In the "read more" synopsis part;

QuoteMassively damaged in Aliens and Alien3, the synthetic Bishop asked to be shut down forever. His creator, Michael Bishop, has other plans. He seeks the Xenomorph knowledge stored in the android's mind, and brings Bishop back to life―but for what reason? No longer an employee of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, Michael tells his creation that he seeks to advance medical research for the benefit of humanity. Yet where does he get the resources needed to advance his work. With whom do his new allegiances lie?
This sounds potentially interesting, considering this: "Written by T. R. Napper, author of the acclaimed 36 Streets, whose explosive work explores the artificial intelligence and what it is to be human."

QuoteBishop is pursued by Colonial Marines Captain Marcel Apone, commander of the Il Conde and younger brother of Master Sergeant Alexander Apone, one of the casualties of the doomed mission to LV-426. Also on his trail are the "Dog Catchers," commandos employed by Weyland-Yutani.

Who else might benefit from Bishop's intimate knowledge of the deadliest creatures in the galaxy?

THIS sounds like really dumb melodrama.

Kradan

Kradan

#4
sigh

Stitch

Stitch

#5
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 19, 2023, 01:24:26 PM
QuoteBishop is pursued by Colonial Marines Captain Marcel Apone, commander of the Il Conde and younger brother of Master Sergeant Alexander Apone, one of the casualties of the doomed mission to LV-426. Also on his trail are the "Dog Catchers," commandos employed by Weyland-Yutani.

Who else might benefit from Bishop's intimate knowledge of the deadliest creatures in the galaxy?

THIS sounds like really dumb melodrama.
Yeah. First bit sounds good, but this bit sounds like the plot of a direct to video cheapie sequel.

xShadowFoxX

xShadowFoxX

#6
It's become like Star Wars. Where the universe is small and everybody's related.

Engineer

Engineer

#7
No thanks!!
It was total shit when Phillip Kennedy Johnson tried to bring back bishop.
This won't be any different.
Just like that terrible "Vasquez" novel, this is a hard pass.

Local Trouble

Local Trouble

#8
Will this book also confirm that Bishop was responsible for the egg on the Sulaco?

[cancerblack]

[cancerblack]

#9
Quote from: Local Trouble on Apr 20, 2023, 05:10:45 AMWill this book also confirm that Bishop was responsible for the egg on the Sulaco?

If it does that but the book sucks (looks like the case), then people will ignore it, and there will still be no consensus.

Engineer

Engineer

#10
Quote from: [cancerblack] on Apr 20, 2023, 05:15:50 AM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Apr 20, 2023, 05:10:45 AMWill this book also confirm that Bishop was responsible for the egg on the Sulaco?

If it does that but the book sucks (looks like the case), then people will ignore it, and there will still be no consensus.
Case and point...
I'm already ignoring it lmfao

Kradan

Kradan

#11
Quote from: Stitch on Apr 19, 2023, 02:42:05 PM
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 19, 2023, 01:24:26 PM
QuoteBishop is pursued by Colonial Marines Captain Marcel Apone, commander of the Il Conde and younger brother of Master Sergeant Alexander Apone, one of the casualties of the doomed mission to LV-426. Also on his trail are the "Dog Catchers," commandos employed by Weyland-Yutani.

Who else might benefit from Bishop's intimate knowledge of the deadliest creatures in the galaxy?

THIS sounds like really dumb melodrama.
Yeah. First bit sounds good, but this bit sounds like the plot of a direct to video cheapie sequel.

I don't think that the first bit sounds all that promising either

SiL

SiL

#12
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 19, 2023, 01:24:26 PM
QuoteMassively damaged in Aliens and Alien3, the synthetic Bishop asked to be shut down forever. His creator, Michael Bishop, has other plans. He seeks the Xenomorph knowledge stored in the android's mind, and brings Bishop back to life―but for what reason? No longer an employee of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, Michael tells his creation that he seeks to advance medical research for the benefit of humanity. Yet where does he get the resources needed to advance his work. With whom do his new allegiances lie?

QuoteBishop is pursued by Colonial Marines Captain Marcel Apone, commander of the Il Conde and younger brother of Master Sergeant Alexander Apone, one of the casualties of the doomed mission to LV-426. Also on his trail are the "Dog Catchers," commandos employed by Weyland-Yutani.

Who else might benefit from Bishop's intimate knowledge of the deadliest creatures in the galaxy?
Bishop studied one dead facehugger for a few hours and that was about it. Do these people watch the movies...?

Local Trouble

Local Trouble

#13
They could just plug him in like Ripley did and download whatever data they might think is so valuable.  Not sure why they'd bother rebuilding him.

BlueMarsalis79

BlueMarsalis79

#14
That's why considering the author's pedigree, I think the first part could be interesting if it is more a philosophical conversation type framing, but overall it does come across as trashy.

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