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Author Topic: ALIEN: Out of the Shadows (Novel 1)  (Read 97087 times)

HuDaFuK
May 17, 2017, 04:02:44 PM
Reply #675 on: May 17, 2017, 04:02:44 PM
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I couldn't get over how much she sounded like Sigourney.


Engineer
May 17, 2017, 05:02:17 PM
Reply #676 on: May 17, 2017, 05:02:17 PM
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Same here... I was blown away by that.


EJA
May 17, 2017, 08:00:30 PM
Reply #677 on: May 17, 2017, 08:00:30 PM
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Same here... I was blown away by that.

Shame the story's been spoiled now by

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


HuDaFuK
May 17, 2017, 08:14:17 PM
Reply #678 on: May 17, 2017, 08:14:17 PM
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Is it your mission to mention that in every thread on here? :laugh:

And anyway, it won't stop me enjoying the audio drama. It's not like there aren't a ton of other things in the EU that contradict the films.


EJA
May 17, 2017, 08:18:20 PM
Reply #679 on: May 17, 2017, 08:18:20 PM
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Is it your mission to mention that in every thread on here? :laugh:

And anyway, it won't stop me enjoying the audio drama. It's not like there aren't a ton of other things in the EU that contradict the films.

The EU has always changed to fit the canon. And what's being introduced in the prequels is pretty unavoidable.


426Buddy
May 17, 2017, 08:26:21 PM
Reply #680 on: May 17, 2017, 08:26:21 PM
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Is it your mission to mention that in every thread on here? :laugh:

And anyway, it won't stop me enjoying the audio drama. It's not like there aren't a ton of other things in the EU that contradict the films.

The EU has always changed to fit the canon. And what's being introduced in the prequels is pretty unavoidable.

Right, I think he's just saying  that his enjoyment of the EU isn't based solely on whether the story is canon or not.

I agree.

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Engineer
May 17, 2017, 09:35:21 PM
Reply #681 on: May 17, 2017, 09:35:21 PM
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I'm in agreement that the prequels destroy a major component of the mystery of the original film and subsequent sequels. However, my own personal preference is to ignore the prequels... the canon I follow is:

Alien (1979)
Alien: isolation
Alien: out of the shadows
Aliens (1986) & still considering River of Pain which I read recently
Alien 3 (sorry blompkamp; I'd never accept a retcon)

I could live with or without resurrection and sea of sorrows. And I haven't read any of the newer comics considered canon yet. But since I currently choose to ignore Prometheus, I'd imagine I'd be ignoring fire&stone too, but I'll reserve my judgement until I've actually read it. The stories from bug hunt, meh, some work for me but most not so much at all. And as far as the weyland yutani report goes, I know it's "canon" too, and I accept it as my own except for the parts which reference Prometheus, haha

With this in mind, I still find a great deal of enjoyment in the book and audio drama. And I'm hoping alien: covenant will allow for Prometheus to fit in in some way that doesn't suggest the alien was created by David just a few years before the nostromo found it, but I guess I won't find that out until this Friday!


Hudson
May 17, 2017, 11:20:36 PM
Reply #682 on: May 17, 2017, 11:20:36 PM
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Is it your mission to mention that in every thread on here? :laugh:

And anyway, it won't stop me enjoying the audio drama. It's not like there aren't a ton of other things in the EU that contradict the films.

The EU has always changed to fit the canon. And what's being introduced in the prequels is pretty unavoidable.

I never thought I would feel disappointed to see Ridley Scott helm two Alien films in a row, but we've reached that point.


Corporal Hicks
Jun 20, 2017, 07:30:28 AM
Reply #683 on: Jun 20, 2017, 07:30:28 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155582969289467&set=a.451549719466.238593.502864466&type=3&theater&notif_t=photo_reply&notif_id=1497940650641011

Dirk Maggs recently shared this to Facebook.

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Visited Audible today to cuddle up with our ALIEN OUT OF THE SHADOWS Audie Award. Nice to escape the computer. Daylight was painful, hence shades. I must get out more.


Prez
Jun 21, 2017, 01:14:07 PM
Reply #684 on: Jun 21, 2017, 01:14:07 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155582969289467&set=a.451549719466.238593.502864466&type=3&theater&notif_t=photo_reply&notif_id=1497940650641011

Dirk Maggs recently shared this to Facebook.

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Visited Audible today to cuddle up with our ALIEN OUT OF THE SHADOWS Audie Award. Nice to escape the computer. Daylight was painful, hence shades. I must get out more.

Should win an award for pulling off that hairdo ;-)
Seriously though - well deserved - I enjoyed the novels but found the audio dramatisations even better (hopefully we get a Sea of Sorrows adaptation to finish off the trilogy).


Corporal Hicks
Jun 21, 2017, 02:08:10 PM
Reply #685 on: Jun 21, 2017, 02:08:10 PM
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I'd really like some original ones from Maggs.




Corporal Hicks
Dec 10, 2019, 12:44:10 PM
Reply #688 on: Dec 10, 2019, 12:44:10 PM
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Only just released that Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter was in this.



 

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