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Author Topic: William Gibson's Alien 3  (Read 81803 times)

KiramidHead
Jul 18, 2018, 07:44:05 PM
Reply #315 on: Jul 18, 2018, 07:44:05 PM
Hmmmm, they could do a comic of Ellison's I, Robot... especially since he can't sue them anymore.

Never heard of that one. Any good?

It's a good script (Ellison published it in book form) but it's loooong, and gets kind of muddled by the end. Ellison basically doomed the project when he told an executive that he had "the intellectual capacity of an artichoke". :laugh:


Huggs
Jul 18, 2018, 08:02:13 PM
Reply #316 on: Jul 18, 2018, 08:02:13 PM
Hmmmm, they could do a comic of Ellison's I, Robot... especially since he can't sue them anymore.

Never heard of that one. Any good?

Ellison basically doomed the project when he told an executive that he had "the intellectual capacity of an artichoke". :laugh:

Hmmm. I'll just add that to my list of things "not" to say.  ;) Sounds like something to check out though. I'll give it a look. Thanks.


Perfect-Organism
Jul 18, 2018, 10:37:51 PM
Reply #317 on: Jul 18, 2018, 10:37:51 PM
Hmmmm, they could do a comic of Ellison's I, Robot... especially since he can't sue them anymore.

Never heard of that one. Any good?

It's a good script (Ellison published it in book form) but it's loooong, and gets kind of muddled by the end. Ellison basically doomed the project when he told an executive that he had "the intellectual capacity of an artichoke". :laugh:

I've seen some interviews with Ellison recently on Prisoners of Gravity, and that seems so within his character.  What a curmudgeon!!  Brilliant, and probably right about the exec, but what a sour, bitter guy..



Wweyland
Jul 22, 2018, 05:29:27 PM
Reply #319 on: Jul 22, 2018, 05:29:27 PM
I wonder if William Gibson is getting a nice payday from this or did he lose all future royalties when he sold the script to Fox?


Ultramorph
Jul 22, 2018, 05:40:28 PM
Reply #320 on: Jul 22, 2018, 05:40:28 PM
Not sure, but they did tag him in the announcement and he did comment on it positively, so maybe he’s getting at least a nominal fee for it.


Denton Smalls
Jul 22, 2018, 11:47:32 PM
Reply #321 on: Jul 22, 2018, 11:47:32 PM
Can't wait to see how the hybrid is going to look, including the little spore pod and the insane birthing sequence.


KiramidHead
Jul 23, 2018, 12:37:32 AM
Reply #322 on: Jul 23, 2018, 12:37:32 AM
I hope they keep the grander scale of Anchorpoint from the first draft. It can still be unfinished and manned by a skeleton crew, but I'd still like to see the different areas in one form or another like the mall and the aeroponics room.


HuDaFuK
Jul 23, 2018, 10:51:01 AM
Reply #323 on: Jul 23, 2018, 10:51:01 AM
While I've been quite vocal on how I prefer the second draft, I honestly think the more insane first version would make for a better, more fun comic.


Denton Smalls
Jul 23, 2018, 11:24:50 AM
Reply #324 on: Jul 23, 2018, 11:24:50 AM
While I've been quite vocal on how I prefer the second draft, I honestly think the more insane first version would make for a better, more fun comic.

Was just thinking the same thing. That initial panic and scramble among the masses who are safe and secure one minute and then not is always freaky.


Wweyland
Jul 23, 2018, 11:51:25 AM
Reply #325 on: Jul 23, 2018, 11:51:25 AM
I hope the artwork goes more wild with the cyberpunk, perhaps in the same line as Dead Orbit.


Local Trouble
Jul 25, 2018, 04:27:17 AM
Reply #326 on: Jul 25, 2018, 04:27:17 AM
While I've been quite vocal on how I prefer the second draft, I honestly think the more insane first version would make for a better, more fun comic.

Honestly, crazy shit like the airborne spores and kneebursters would probably be a lot more acceptable now in the wake of Covenant.


Corporal Hicks
Jul 25, 2018, 07:50:14 AM
Reply #327 on: Jul 25, 2018, 07:50:14 AM
To be fair, the second did include the viral stuff, if memory serves.


Local Trouble
Jul 25, 2018, 08:32:11 AM
Reply #328 on: Jul 25, 2018, 08:32:11 AM
Yeah, if infected Welles and that's how we got the Hybrid.  There were so few people on Anchorpoint in the second script so I don't recall who else died the same way.


Corporal Hicks
Jul 25, 2018, 08:38:49 AM
Reply #329 on: Jul 25, 2018, 08:38:49 AM
I think the legburster came from an infection via a bite in the second draft. It was unexplained in the first.


 

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