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Author Topic: Aliens: Bug Hunt – Aliens Anthology Announced!  (Read 53327 times)

Engineer
May 06, 2017, 09:59:26 PM
Reply #420 on: May 06, 2017, 09:59:26 PM
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Ah! Ok I get what you're saying now. But I'd agree, the telepathic abilities of the alien is not a new concept, and that doesn't bother me. What does bother me was HIS telepathic link and the way it was handled. And the descendent of ripley thing and the alien grudge against his bloodline *rolls eyes* I mean honestly, what are the chances of Ripley's descendant being on the same planet hundreds of years later, now being terraformed, and an accident spills his blood giving the aliens his scent and motive to carry out their revenge? Flimsy. I think the story would have been much better off if he had no relation to ripley and no telepathic link. Just another guy who stumbles onto the aliens. I did want to find out more about what would happen on lv178, I just wish it had been a different story ultimately.

Anyway, sorta getting off topic now, sorry about that... back to bug hunt now.


SM
May 06, 2017, 10:01:21 PM
Reply #421 on: May 06, 2017, 10:01:21 PM
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If there was no telepathic link and no connection to Ripley there was no reason for him to be sent back to LV-178.


Russ840
May 06, 2017, 10:01:59 PM
Reply #422 on: May 06, 2017, 10:01:59 PM
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Pretty sure that he was not telepathic. He was Empathic, no ?


The Cruentus
May 06, 2017, 10:06:21 PM
Reply #423 on: May 06, 2017, 10:06:21 PM
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Pretty sure that he was not telepathic. He was Empathic, no ?

Decker is classed as a low-level telepath but yes his ability was empathic which is too far fetched for my tastes. First we get superhero hybrids called Ripley 8, now there are psychics.....The Alien series just doesn't seem to be satisfied with telling a gritty and realistic down to earth story.



Russ840
May 06, 2017, 10:10:33 PM
Reply #424 on: May 06, 2017, 10:10:33 PM
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Pretty sure that he was not telepathic. He was Empathic, no ?

Decker is classed as a low-level telepath but yes his ability was empathic which is too far fetched for my tastes. First we get superhero hybrids called Ripley 8, now there are psychics.....The Alien series just doesn't seem to be satisfied with telling a gritty and realistic down to earth story.

I didnt mind the Empath elements throught the original comic series. It was always the queen doing it and thought that was a nice addition.


SM
May 06, 2017, 10:11:24 PM
Reply #425 on: May 06, 2017, 10:11:24 PM
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Pretty sure that he was not telepathic. He was Empathic, no ?

Decker is classed as a low-level telepath but yes his ability was empathic which is too far fetched for my tastes. First we get superhero hybrids called Ripley 8, now there are psychics.....The Alien series just doesn't seem to be satisfied with telling a gritty and realistic down to earth story.


Yeah lets ignore everything else they've done in the last 20 years.


The Cruentus
May 06, 2017, 10:15:55 PM
Reply #426 on: May 06, 2017, 10:15:55 PM
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Pretty sure that he was not telepathic. He was Empathic, no ?

Decker is classed as a low-level telepath but yes his ability was empathic which is too far fetched for my tastes. First we get superhero hybrids called Ripley 8, now there are psychics.....The Alien series just doesn't seem to be satisfied with telling a gritty and realistic down to earth story.


Yeah lets ignore everything else they've done in the last 20 years.

Who's ignoring? I said Alien series, mainly as of now. The first three films were quite grounded bar a few things. Then the EU started with the psychic nonsense among other things, Resurrection added superhumans, Rage trilogy added
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Ultramorph
May 06, 2017, 10:20:08 PM
Reply #427 on: May 06, 2017, 10:20:08 PM
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In Rage War's defense
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The Cruentus
May 06, 2017, 10:25:06 PM
Reply #428 on: May 06, 2017, 10:25:06 PM
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In Rage War's defense
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Engineer
May 06, 2017, 10:26:28 PM
Reply #429 on: May 06, 2017, 10:26:28 PM
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Pretty sure that he was not telepathic. He was Empathic, no ?
Toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe lol

If there was no telepathic link and no connection to Ripley there was no reason for him to be sent back to LV-178.
Yea that's true... but they could have just gone a different and more realistic approach. i.e., he never got injured and sent back to earth; maybe he fell part way down a shaft and discovered a long buried trimonite mine. Plenty of other ways to tell the story without all that nonsense

Pretty sure that he was not telepathic. He was Empathic, no ?

Decker is classed as a low-level telepath but yes his ability was empathic which is too far fetched for my tastes. First we get superhero hybrids called Ripley 8, now there are psychics.....The Alien series just doesn't seem to be satisfied with telling a gritty and realistic down to earth story.

I didnt mind the Empath elements throught the original comic series. It was always the queen doing it and thought that was a nice addition.
I didn't mind that in the original comic series either... but it was handled very differently here. And I really wanted something more in-line with the realism approach used in the movies, tbh

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EJA
May 10, 2017, 07:14:24 PM
Reply #430 on: May 10, 2017, 07:14:24 PM
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How many of the stories in the anthology adhere to the new EU of the recent novels and comics? Do any of them stand on their own?


Xenomrph
May 11, 2017, 04:16:37 AM
Reply #431 on: May 11, 2017, 04:16:37 AM
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How many of the stories in the anthology adhere to the new EU of the recent novels and comics? Do any of them stand on their own?
What do you mean by "adhere to"? Do you mean "directly reference", or "don't contradict", or what?



HuDaFuK
May 11, 2017, 06:52:01 PM
Reply #433 on: May 11, 2017, 06:52:01 PM
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With all the Covenant chaos last week, I've only just got around to reading the next story, Exterminators.

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So far I'd say there's only one story I've really loved - Reaper - and only one I've really hated - Reclamation. The rest have all been varying shades of meh.


Corporal Hicks
May 12, 2017, 07:32:45 AM
Reply #434 on: May 12, 2017, 07:32:45 AM
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I liked a few more than just the one and there were two I was really disappointed in (Reclamation and Dark Mother, the Burke one?) but otherwise, I agree. I think the over-all feeling of this one was just meh.


 

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