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Author Topic: William Gibson's Alien 3  (Read 64024 times)

Huggs
Aug 01, 2019, 01:40:33 AM
Reply #1065 on: Aug 01, 2019, 01:40:33 AM
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Finished the audio drama.

Oy Vey

I give it 1/5


Perfect-Organism
Aug 01, 2019, 02:53:24 AM
Reply #1066 on: Aug 01, 2019, 02:53:24 AM
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Really?  I thought it was pretty good.  Certainly the interpretation was good, even if the overall story could have used another draft or two.  Do tell.


Huggs
Aug 01, 2019, 03:23:44 AM
Reply #1067 on: Aug 01, 2019, 03:23:44 AM
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Well, a few things I can quickly think of would be

1. A terrible fake southern accent. Being a southerner, this was annoying.
2. Characters just standing around and seemingly calm while this lady changes into an alien right in front of them.
3. It seemed very uneventful overall.
4. I thought the station was supposed to be pretty big, but all of a sudden it's like there's only 8 people.

I have the utmost respect for Dirk. His work has been amazing and I enjoy it immensely, but I think this would've been a much better experience for me personally had it followed the more action heavy script and at least doubled the runtime. It really could've blown all the others out of the water. This just felt kind of empty and forced.


Perfect-Organism
Aug 01, 2019, 03:33:11 AM
Reply #1068 on: Aug 01, 2019, 03:33:11 AM
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Well, a few things I can quickly think of would be

1. A terrible fake southern accent. Being a southerner, this was annoying.
2. Characters just standing around and seemingly calm while this lady changes into an alien right in front of them.
3. It seemed very uneventful overall.
4. I thought the station was supposed to be pretty big, but all of a sudden it's like there's only 8 people.

I have the utmost respect for Dirk. His work has been amazing and I enjoy it immensely, but I think this would've been a much better experience for me personally had it followed the more action heavy script and at least doubled the runtime. It really could've blown all the others out of the water. This just felt kind of empty and forced.

Some valid points.  Point number two is by far the most contentious point for me.  It is too much, I agree.  However, if she went all Fifield, that might have made more sense.  I didn't catch the southern accent bit.  Who are you referring to?  I think Michael Biehn played an excellent role.  Lance Henriksen too, though you could tell his age through his voice.

« Last Edit: Aug 01, 2019, 12:51:29 PM by Perfect-Organism »


Keyes
Aug 09, 2019, 10:29:24 AM
Reply #1070 on: Aug 09, 2019, 10:29:24 AM
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Just got an e-mail from Amazon UK saying the hardcover collection for this now has an estimated release date in 1-2 months?! Bummer :(

May have to settle for the paperback elsewhere.


Corporal Hicks
Aug 09, 2019, 10:38:45 AM
Reply #1071 on: Aug 09, 2019, 10:38:45 AM
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Might have to look somewhere local, Keyes. I picked up my hard-cover last week and love it. Love those concept sketches.


Stitch
Aug 09, 2019, 12:05:30 PM
Reply #1072 on: Aug 09, 2019, 12:05:30 PM
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Just got an e-mail from Amazon UK saying the hardcover collection for this now has an estimated release date in 1-2 months?! Bummer :(

May have to settle for the paperback elsewhere.
Hang tight. They messed up the orders for Gears of War Ascendance, as well. Then they reordered when they realised, and now it's available for next day delivery. You'll probably find it'll actually be delivered within a few days of release.



Corporal Hicks
Aug 09, 2019, 01:57:50 PM
Reply #1074 on: Aug 09, 2019, 01:57:50 PM
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No, from my local independent store.



Russ840
Aug 10, 2019, 10:01:49 AM
Reply #1076 on: Aug 10, 2019, 10:01:49 AM
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Might have to look somewhere local, Keyes. I picked up my hard-cover last week and love it. Love those concept sketches.

Any chance you can throw up some pics of the book. The build and extras. That sort of thing ?



Hudson
Aug 10, 2019, 03:55:30 PM
Reply #1077 on: Aug 10, 2019, 03:55:30 PM
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Just got the hardcover in the mail today. Looking forward to finally checking this out.


Xenomrph
Aug 10, 2019, 05:52:46 PM
Reply #1078 on: Aug 10, 2019, 05:52:46 PM
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Just got the hardcover in the mail today. Looking forward to finally checking this out.
I'm reading through it right now - as someone not terribly familiar with Gibson's script, it feels a little... disjointed, for some reason. I can't tell if that's the fault of the script or the adaptation, though.

My plan is to read through the comic, then read the script, then listen to the audio drama.


Stitch
Aug 10, 2019, 10:23:44 PM
Reply #1079 on: Aug 10, 2019, 10:23:44 PM
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Just got the hardcover in the mail today. Looking forward to finally checking this out.
I'm reading through it right now - as someone not terribly familiar with Gibson's script, it feels a little... disjointed, for some reason. I can't tell if that's the fault of the script or the adaptation, though.

My plan is to read through the comic, then read the script, then listen to the audio drama.
That's a good idea. I'm still planning on combining the audio drama and comic into an... Audio comic?


 

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