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Thoughts about castes in the alien hive ?

The queen and another caste of workers/warriors are enough
11 (55%)
Specialised aliens make sense, spitters, runners, warriors, drones... (tell which work for you)
5 (25%)
They don't even need the queen. Basic creature and procreation via eggmorphing
1 (5%)
I think the following, not yet invented, caste would make sense... (give a description)
0 (0%)
For me they are not f*ckin space bugs but an ancient, alien cosmic horror
3 (15%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Author Topic: Alien castes ?  (Read 980 times)

SM
Nov 26, 2018, 11:53:39 PM
Reply #30 on: Nov 26, 2018, 11:53:39 PM
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Yeah I know.

I don't imagine Dallas is going to say 'kill me' over some broken bones if there's an autodoc upstairs.



SM
Nov 27, 2018, 12:10:15 AM
Reply #32 on: Nov 27, 2018, 12:10:15 AM
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I don't picture Dallas asking for death or Ripley granting it if he wasn't as good as dead already.


Xenomrph
Nov 27, 2018, 12:55:48 AM
Reply #33 on: Nov 27, 2018, 12:55:48 AM
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I don't picture Dallas asking for death or Ripley granting it if he wasn't as good as dead already.
We don't know what the Alien did to him, be it turning him into an egg or any other horrific fate. Ripley doesn't know what she's looking at, he's in agony and begging to die (regardless of whether he's actually for-realsies terminally injured or not), Ripley obliges him because who knows what's going on?

It's like Lambert - we don't know what happened, but we know it wasn't good.


Local Trouble
Nov 27, 2018, 01:08:10 AM
Reply #34 on: Nov 27, 2018, 01:08:10 AM
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I don't picture Dallas asking for death or Ripley granting it if he wasn't as good as dead already.

We don't know what the Alien did to him, be it turning him into an egg or any other horrific fate. Ripley doesn't know what she's looking at, he's in agony and begging to die (regardless of whether he's actually for-realsies terminally injured or not), Ripley obliges him because who knows what's going on?

It's like Lambert - we don't know what happened, but we know it wasn't good.

At least he didn't have to drink out of a pool of green alien semen like Church did.  Or did he?

« Last Edit: Nov 27, 2018, 01:52:25 AM by Local Trouble »

Xenomrph
Nov 27, 2018, 01:24:35 AM
Reply #35 on: Nov 27, 2018, 01:24:35 AM
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I don't picture Dallas asking for death or Ripley granting it if he wasn't as good as dead already.

We don't know what the Alien did to him, be it turning him into an egg or any other horrific fate. Ripley doesn't know what she's looking at, he's in agony and begging to die (regardless of whether he's actually for-realsies terminally injured or not), Ripley obliges him because who knows what's going on?

It's like Lambert - we don't know what happened, but we know it wasn't good.

At least did didn't have to drink out of a pool of green alien semen like Church did.  Or did he?
Could we even see if Dallas still *had* arms and legs? Maybe he wasn't kneeling or crouching, maybe he was... shorter than he used to be. :P


Local Trouble
Nov 27, 2018, 01:26:48 AM
Reply #36 on: Nov 27, 2018, 01:26:48 AM
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Could we even see if Dallas still *had* arms and legs? Maybe he wasn't kneeling or crouching, maybe he was... shorter than he used to be. :P

That's why I mentioned Labyrinth.  Whether it's canon or not, it's conceptually relevant to the discussion.


Xenomrph
Nov 27, 2018, 01:31:05 AM
Reply #37 on: Nov 27, 2018, 01:31:05 AM
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Could we even see if Dallas still *had* arms and legs? Maybe he wasn't kneeling or crouching, maybe he was... shorter than he used to be. :P

That's why I mentioned Labyrinth.  Whether it's canon or not, it's conceptually relevant to the discussion.

Labyrinth is canon. It's more canon than the movies. Labyrinth is love, Labyrinth is life.

Praise be the One True Aliens Comic.


SM
Nov 27, 2018, 01:37:28 AM
Reply #38 on: Nov 27, 2018, 01:37:28 AM
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Could we even see if Dallas still *had* arms and legs? Maybe he wasn't kneeling or crouching, maybe he was... shorter than he used to be. :P

That's why I mentioned Labyrinth.  Whether it's canon or not, it's conceptually relevant to the discussion.

Is it?


Local Trouble
Nov 27, 2018, 01:41:38 AM
Reply #39 on: Nov 27, 2018, 01:41:38 AM
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It inspired me to imagine that the alien may have maimed Dallas to the point where he was too crippled to resist.  Kinda like Church's mom.


Xenomrph
Nov 27, 2018, 01:47:56 AM
Reply #40 on: Nov 27, 2018, 01:47:56 AM
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Could we even see if Dallas still *had* arms and legs? Maybe he wasn't kneeling or crouching, maybe he was... shorter than he used to be. :P

That's why I mentioned Labyrinth.  Whether it's canon or not, it's conceptually relevant to the discussion.

Is it?
People who have been messed up by Aliens, begging for death?


Local Trouble
Nov 27, 2018, 01:58:47 AM
Reply #41 on: Nov 27, 2018, 01:58:47 AM
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Does it even matter?  If Ripley actually saw what was happening to Brett and Dallas, she didn't connect the dots 57 years later when the subject came up again.  Hell, she didn't even recount her observation and let someone else float the suggestion that the aliens may turn their prey into eggs.  She just pointedly asked Bishop where they came from as if she had no information that may shed further light on the matter.

« Last Edit: Nov 27, 2018, 02:00:46 AM by Local Trouble »

SM
Nov 27, 2018, 02:06:31 AM
Reply #42 on: Nov 27, 2018, 02:06:31 AM
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It inspired me to imagine that the alien may have maimed Dallas to the point where he was too crippled to resist.  Kinda like Church's mom.

The crippling parts could fit.  Though it does seem a little OTT.

Does it even matter?  If Ripley actually saw what was happening to Brett and Dallas, she didn't connect the dots 57 years later when the subject came up again.  Hell, she didn't even recount her observation and let someone else float the suggestion that the aliens may turn their prey into eggs.  She just pointedly asked Bishop where they came from as if she had no information that may shed further light on the matter.

Quite.

Such are the perils of recutting films.


Local Trouble
Nov 27, 2018, 02:14:54 AM
Reply #43 on: Nov 27, 2018, 02:14:54 AM
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Didn't the novelization mention that some of the colonists had their limbs broken when the aliens unceremoniously shoved them into their cocoon alcoves?  I could swear I read that back in the day.

« Last Edit: Nov 27, 2018, 02:16:28 AM by Local Trouble »

SiL
Nov 27, 2018, 02:15:58 AM
Reply #44 on: Nov 27, 2018, 02:15:58 AM
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Think the script mentions it as well.


 

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