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Author Topic: Alien: Covenant - Origins - Prequel Novel  (Read 56973 times)

Scorpio
May 19, 2018, 01:53:11 AM
Reply #360 on: May 19, 2018, 01:53:11 AM
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He turned the heating off because he was sweating too much, not because of the heating but because of the exchange.

His hands were also shaking, so it had nothing to do with the heating.


SM
May 19, 2018, 02:21:21 AM
Reply #361 on: May 19, 2018, 02:21:21 AM
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He had to stop himself from laughing at them.  The heated couch induced the sweating.


Scorpio
May 19, 2018, 02:29:25 AM
Reply #362 on: May 19, 2018, 02:29:25 AM
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That was before they showed him the vision.

OH-TEE-BEE-DE


SM
May 19, 2018, 03:50:39 AM
Reply #363 on: May 19, 2018, 03:50:39 AM
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No he had to stop from laughing after they disconnected.


Scorpio
May 19, 2018, 04:09:26 AM
Reply #364 on: May 19, 2018, 04:09:26 AM
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It was not the visions he was laughing at.


SM
May 19, 2018, 06:16:34 AM
Reply #365 on: May 19, 2018, 06:16:34 AM
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He was laughing at them in general - none of which suggests he knew about the Aliens.


HybridNewborn
May 19, 2018, 07:24:07 AM
Reply #366 on: May 19, 2018, 07:24:07 AM
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Yes, it was very clear that he'd turned up the heat to induce sweating when he "sank back into the couch". He put on a performance for them.


Scorpio
May 21, 2018, 03:32:42 AM
Reply #367 on: May 21, 2018, 03:32:42 AM
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I must have missed that part where he turns up the heat so that it looks like he is sweating from fear to fool them.

Anyway, just finished the book, didn't know there were two landers.  I'll have to check for an empty lander bay next time I watch the film.



Jutland
Oct 01, 2018, 08:20:05 PM
Reply #368 on: Oct 01, 2018, 08:20:05 PM
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Ok I've just read this novel. It was ... slightly feeble.

It didn't go the way I thought it would. I knew it was going to focus on the Covenant crew's preparations for launch, because I had read the blurb on the back cover of the book before buying it. And I also knew it was very unlikely to have aliens in it, because by the time the movie starts no one on the ship has seen any aliens. But actually it started off ok, with the prologue about the Prophet's dream, and dreaming about aliens seems a good way to involve them without actually involving them, if you get my drift.

So I was hoping it would become almost supernatural, in a way, with a guy dreaming about aliens that haven't even been created yet (according to the Prometheus/Covenant timeline).

No such luck. Instead we get an insipid story about kidnappings and gun attacks, all of which go wrong. It felt like it had been written by a 14 year old. Ah well.

An earlier poster here said that it would have been a better story if they had put the Prophet into a dream-reading machine, like David reading Shaw's dreams at the beginning of Prometheus, and I agree.

Right then. Moving onto the novelisation of the actual film now.



SM
Oct 01, 2018, 08:59:09 PM
Reply #369 on: Oct 01, 2018, 08:59:09 PM
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The Prophet didn't want to inflict his dreams on anyone else.


Jutland
Oct 02, 2018, 06:32:10 PM
Reply #370 on: Oct 02, 2018, 06:32:10 PM
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The Prophet didn't want to inflict his dreams on anyone else.

Correct. However, if we're speculating about changing the storyline of the book, we can change the characters too! So the Prophet, in our new version, is quite happy about sharing his dreams  ;D


 

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