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Author Topic: AvPGalaxy Alien Isolation Podcast Released  (Read 12210 times)

gabgrave
Oct 21, 2014, 03:25:25 AM
Reply #15 on: Oct 21, 2014, 03:25:25 AM
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I think this was harshed over before, but there are different types of ammo, and the one used in A I might not be that lethal to the alien. Then again, the bolt gun should have had enough power to drill it through, so its just the game.


cyt0sk3l3t0n
Oct 22, 2014, 07:11:37 AM
Reply #16 on: Oct 22, 2014, 07:11:37 AM
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I don't like the Alien being susceptible to bullets. Something about the idea just doesn't feel right. It's such a beautiful monster creation and its weakness is gunfire? Lame.
Ridley Scott intended to make something that we don't understand. Being able to kill it makes the Alien less... well,... alien. I applaud James Cameron for trying to go a different direction, and I think the Alien Queen looks cool, buuuut, I'm not a big fan of Aliens. In fact, I think I like Alien 3 better (though I see the movie's flaws). Aliens just dumbed down the Alien too much for me to like. It was so interesting and original and BAM it's shot with a pistol a couple times and it's dead.


SM
Oct 23, 2014, 07:42:05 PM
Reply #17 on: Oct 23, 2014, 07:42:05 PM
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I don't like the Alien being susceptible to bullets. Something about the idea just doesn't feel right.

It was never supposed to be bullet proof.


The Eighth Passenger
Oct 23, 2014, 07:54:38 PM
Reply #18 on: Oct 23, 2014, 07:54:38 PM
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Quite.

Quote from:  Dan O'Bannon
I was stuck on one point, once they got the thing on the spaceship I wanted to avoid the cliché of bullets bouncing off of it: the indestructible monster. I mean, that’s the ancient cliché, right? ‘You can’t stop it, bullets won’t stop it.’ Not at all. I wanted the thing to be, in every respect, a natural animal, which means, yes, if you shoot it, it’ll die. Though deadly, the critter was as vulnerable as any other animal to having holes drilled in it.


cyt0sk3l3t0n
Oct 24, 2014, 02:28:45 AM
Reply #19 on: Oct 24, 2014, 02:28:45 AM
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Quote from: SM
It was never supposed to be bullet proof.

I recall Giger himself saying that he saw the creature as bullet proof. I can't remember if I read it somewhere or if it was in a video, but I remember it very clearly because I agreed completely with it and it's changed the way I look at the franchise.


SM
Oct 24, 2014, 02:38:34 AM
Reply #20 on: Oct 24, 2014, 02:38:34 AM
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The guy who created it seems to disagree.

If it's bullet proof there's no need for acid blood.



SM
Oct 24, 2014, 03:13:29 AM
Reply #22 on: Oct 24, 2014, 03:13:29 AM
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Like blunt graplon hooks travelling at lower velocities.


cyt0sk3l3t0n
Oct 24, 2014, 07:33:59 PM
Reply #23 on: Oct 24, 2014, 07:33:59 PM
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Like blunt graplon hooks travelling at lower velocities.
It hit the Alien in the abdomen which, I think, looks like the only exposed and vulnerable area of the creature (besides the neck) because of all the tubes and cords running through it.


SM
Oct 24, 2014, 09:15:10 PM
Reply #24 on: Oct 24, 2014, 09:15:10 PM
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Therefore - not bullet proof.



SM
Oct 25, 2014, 07:08:32 AM
Reply #26 on: Oct 25, 2014, 07:08:32 AM
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No, none of it is.  It was never supposed to be.


Xhan
Oct 25, 2014, 07:41:12 AM
Reply #27 on: Oct 25, 2014, 07:41:12 AM
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Ops and vents had bullet proof


SM
Oct 25, 2014, 09:38:31 PM
Reply #28 on: Oct 25, 2014, 09:38:31 PM
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Got to them at with right bullet at right angle though but.


Xhan
Oct 25, 2014, 11:16:01 PM
Reply #29 on: Oct 25, 2014, 11:16:01 PM
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true


 

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