You can do what you like I'm just surprised there isn't an A L I E N forum that isn't lumbered with Predator.
There is - you're posting in it.
Should I point out the chestburster in a Jar in Mindwarp, or the chestburster in Spaceballs?
There's a difference between something presented in a serious manner and a parody. I've a Stan Winston interview where he in no way claims it to be for humour and the atmosphere/tone of the scene (one of the few decent ones in the film, IMO) is completely serious. Not exactly a quick cut away, either, but somehting the camera focuses and lingers upon. That's why, even if you prefer not to think the two series are literally
a part of one another, it's perfectly valid to mention in passing.
No idea, but Ridley wouldn't tie his classic to Predator.
Doesn't mean he couldn't make a decent effort if he wanted to. My earlier point was that, in terms of the concept
, there's nothing wrong with it. The films and games we've been given
? Different matter.
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.
That wasn't my point. See above. There are instances of silliness in both
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.
Right in with the likes of someone shooting a tiny spider away with WITH A GUN in 'Alien Resurrection
That film was full to the brim with poor attempts at macho humour.
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.
Which is lovely, but asking us to downplay one fandom against the other isn't going to happen.
have separate and
combined forum sub-sections. Short of changing our name and URL or, like, banning
any mention of one series from the other's forum (good luck with working out how to enforce that!), there's really nothing more which is practical to do.
If you've got any suggestions, though, put them in the relevant sub-section or message Darkness, directly. We'll be happy to look at them.