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Author Topic: The unused Alien 3 scripts  (Read 4607 times)

Snore
Jan 15, 2007, 04:23:19 AM
Topic on: Jan 15, 2007, 04:23:19 AM
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Anyone have any opinions, comments, complaints, or have even read these scripts?

I've read three of them so far: The William Gibson draft (Hicks and Bishop running around fighting Xenos on a Space Mall), the Eric Red draft (the very weird one where the Alien is doing it's impersonation of The Thing by genetic control of other lifeforms and even spaceships and space stations) and the Vincent Ward draft that eventually mutated into the final story.

I'd give my thoughts on them now, but I'll wait until we can actively exchange opinions and try to make as much sense to eachother as possible.


SiL
Jan 15, 2007, 07:11:41 AM
Reply #1 on: Jan 15, 2007, 07:11:41 AM
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I've read all of the drafts - Red, Ward, Picket, Twohy, Gibson, etc. and honestly think the script we got was probably the best of the lot.

Gibson's should be used as a good example of why Hicks had to die: He turned into John freaking McClane in space. He even said that his script was pretty much Die Hard in space anyway. And the airborne Alien spores, upgrading Aliens ... ew.

Red's script was a mess. Looked like it'd been written by an epileptic five years old. And all the Alien mutations were ludicrous. Set in a small mid-western town ... IN SPACE! Dun dun duuun.

Ward's was okay. Illogical in places, and the animal Aliens just ... wow. God no. But for the most part, okay.

Picket's was hacked up and made into the movie.

Twohy's was pretty decent, but again with the poor creature Aliens. And the Alien being able to dislocate itself and squeeze through metal bars didn't seem to make any sense.


Darkness
Jan 15, 2007, 09:37:08 AM
Reply #2 on: Jan 15, 2007, 09:37:08 AM
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I've only heard about the Ward script, the one with the Sheep alien. That was enough for me. Buy yeah, like Sil, says Alien 3 could have been a lot worse than what we got.


Snore
Jan 15, 2007, 03:59:13 PM
Reply #3 on: Jan 15, 2007, 03:59:13 PM
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Indeed.

I also can't stop laughing at some of the bad dialouge in Red's script.

"I'm the Robot Man, and I'll crush your face."

"It's breeding itself!"



Snore
Jan 15, 2007, 04:39:39 PM
Reply #5 on: Jan 15, 2007, 04:39:39 PM
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As a matter of fact, Red's in prison, I think.

On Wikipedia, it said he drove his car into a Bar "in a fit of blind rage" and killed a guy.

Besides, giving the nature of that particular line, we don't want a half dozen Eric Reds running around Hollywood.

« Last Edit: Jan 15, 2007, 06:32:03 PM by Snore »

Corporal Hicks
Jan 15, 2007, 07:38:53 PM
Reply #6 on: Jan 15, 2007, 07:38:53 PM
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Yeah. I've read all of 'em. It made me appricate A3 even more. I'm reading 'em again to do an A3 script page for Galaxy but some were entertaining and some were just...well, like I said, they made A3 all that more impressive to me.

Ward's script! Absolutely f**king hated it! It was ridiculous beyond belief.


tucko
Jan 19, 2007, 02:34:17 PM
Reply #7 on: Jan 19, 2007, 02:34:17 PM
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I don't know where to find any of the scrits you are talking about.Any hints of where to find them.




SM
Jan 23, 2007, 04:26:42 AM
Reply #10 on: Jan 23, 2007, 04:26:42 AM
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Gibson -  :P
Twohy - Not bad for a first draft.
Red - Utter  :P
Ward - Fascinating, but too hard to justify some aspects


 

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