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Author Topic: Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of...  (Read 14762 times)


T Dog
Oct 15, 2011, 11:57:32 PM
Reply #76 on: Oct 15, 2011, 11:57:32 PM
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AMAZON:
"Item Under Review

This product is not currently offered by Amazon.co.uk because a customer recently told us that the item he or she received was not as described.

We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you may still find this product available from other sellers on this page."

Damn, I have a voucher and want to get it. Hope it wasn't one of you guys who moaned that it wasn't "definitive" enough.


Mr. Domino
Oct 16, 2011, 09:22:07 PM
Reply #77 on: Oct 16, 2011, 09:22:07 PM
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I love the picture of Sigourney and Bolaji in full costume sitting talking to Ridley. I'd never seen that one before.



Alienseseses
Dec 21, 2011, 02:27:45 AM
Reply #79 on: Dec 21, 2011, 02:27:45 AM
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Just got this as a Chanukah present! Can't wait to crack it open.


EEV-2501
Dec 23, 2011, 09:33:13 PM
Reply #80 on: Dec 23, 2011, 09:33:13 PM
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^Got it for Christmas. Can't wait too.


Xenomrph
Jan 03, 2012, 06:43:19 PM
Reply #81 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:43:19 PM
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Finally bought myself a copy, should be here in the next week or so!


Promethean Fire
Jan 22, 2012, 08:30:35 PM
Reply #82 on: Jan 22, 2012, 08:30:35 PM
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I got this for £15 from Amazon and have to admit, I got slightly bored reading it.  If you have been exposed to every behind the scene media on the market, there is not much new on offer here.  Plus, I really hate the schoolboy error of combining "Weylan Yutani" with the W-Y logo from ALIENS.

Saying that it looks nice on a coffee table.


Xenomrph
Jan 23, 2012, 02:29:59 AM
Reply #83 on: Jan 23, 2012, 02:29:59 AM
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I actually thought that was pretty clever, and the book is actually self-aware about it - on the page with the Nostromo schematics, it specifically points out that the schematics have "Weyland", meaning they must be from a timeframe after 'Alien'.


Promethean Fire
Jan 23, 2012, 11:52:13 AM
Reply #84 on: Jan 23, 2012, 11:52:13 AM
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I actually thought that was pretty clever, and the book is actually self-aware about it - on the page with the Nostromo schematics, it specifically points out that the schematics have "Weyland", meaning they must be from a timeframe after 'Alien'.

The problem is though, the cover design feels more like a publishing error.  Yes, the author is aware of the change in name between the first and second film.  However, to feel more authentic towards the original movie, they really should have used the Egyptian Wings logo from the first movie instead of the logo from the second.

Unless they were actually trying to piss off Cameron haters in the first place.  ;)


SM
Jan 26, 2012, 05:44:50 AM
Reply #85 on: Jan 26, 2012, 05:44:50 AM
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I picked it up in Singapore only due to a very favourable exhange rate, meaning it was a shitload cheaper than at home.  Love the Nostromo schematic (noting the change in length), but only glanced at the rest so far.  The mention of WY being an invention of Ron Shusett was annoying.


Xenomrph
Jan 26, 2012, 03:51:44 PM
Reply #86 on: Jan 26, 2012, 03:51:44 PM
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Love the Nostromo schematic (noting the change in length)
What do you mean?


SM
Jan 27, 2012, 02:07:19 AM
Reply #87 on: Jan 27, 2012, 02:07:19 AM
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It's always been quoted as being 800' long.

The dude who did the blueprint measured it properly using known lengths from the film and came up with 1095'.

Mind you the accepted length for the Sulaco from the CMTM has been wrong for yonks too.


Xenomrph
Jan 27, 2012, 08:23:10 AM
Reply #88 on: Jan 27, 2012, 08:23:10 AM
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I didn't realize the length from the CMTM was wrong. How do we know it was wrong, though?


SM
Jan 27, 2012, 09:26:03 AM
Reply #89 on: Jan 27, 2012, 09:26:03 AM
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Measure the airlock set and compare it to the model when the Queen gets dumped out.

I think the CMTM says the length is over 385m.  I did rough calculations years and years ago and came up with a figure around 200m longer.  The guy who did the Nostromo worked with some other guys and they're arrived at a length of over 700m.


 

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