Author Topic: J.W. Rinzler's "The Making of Alien"  (Read 20820 times)

FenGiddel
Sep 06, 2019, 02:44:20 AM
Reply #225 on: Sep 06, 2019, 02:44:20 AM
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Rinzler's books have staying power...given their topics. Y'all should have plenty of opportunity to grab a copy some fine day.  ;)


Elmazalman
Sep 06, 2019, 12:37:19 PM
Reply #226 on: Sep 06, 2019, 12:37:19 PM
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Not seeing much discussion going on for this one. Anyone else been reading through? Any specific revelations?
There's an interesting bit of info I came across on my initial look. A breakaway prop computer terminal or wall (I've forgotten which one now) was constructed for Ian Holm/Ash to sink his fist into (see comic book & novelisation) - a demonstration of robot strength.

Elmazalman will tell you to just buy several copies!
I'm glad I did!


muthur9000
Sep 10, 2019, 10:36:39 PM
Reply #227 on: Sep 10, 2019, 10:36:39 PM
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Not seeing much discussion going on for this one. Anyone else been reading through? Any specific revelations?

The red planet concept after the first draft referenced Petra as the design of the Alien homeworld, you can see this also in Alien Covenant. Most probably a nod to the developing original script.


The Old One
Sep 11, 2019, 10:53:01 AM
Reply #228 on: Sep 11, 2019, 10:53:01 AM
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Interesting, I wonder if it's going to ever be utilised, as a location.

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Corporal Hicks
Sep 12, 2019, 09:56:58 AM
Reply #229 on: Sep 12, 2019, 09:56:58 AM
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Not seeing much discussion going on for this one. Anyone else been reading through? Any specific revelations?

The red planet concept after the first draft referenced Petra as the design of the Alien homeworld, you can see this also in Alien Covenant. Most probably a nod to the developing original script.

Yes! I thought of you when I read that. That was interesting connection.


The Old One
Sep 12, 2019, 04:20:06 PM
Reply #230 on: Sep 12, 2019, 04:20:06 PM
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I just hope we see the artificial planet one day, or a numerous amount of it turns out a great deal of worlds don't respond favourably to terraforming.


T Dog
Sep 15, 2019, 11:51:09 AM
Reply #231 on: Sep 15, 2019, 11:51:09 AM
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Hicks, how does this book compare to Alien:Vault? I quite enjoyed that a few years back.



Corporal Hicks
Sep 15, 2019, 09:27:05 PM
Reply #233 on: Sep 15, 2019, 09:27:05 PM
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I second Elmazalman above. From what I remember of Vault, I enjoyed it having a more personal feel to it, but in terms of the actual behind-the-scenes information Making Of just knocks everything else released out. It's by and far the most exhaustive released so far.



Darkness
Sep 23, 2019, 09:05:15 AM
Reply #235 on: Sep 23, 2019, 09:05:15 AM
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Better than Alien Vault or Alien The Archive?

What Giger Diaries were you referring to?



Mr. Clemens
Sep 23, 2019, 11:36:20 AM
Reply #237 on: Sep 23, 2019, 11:36:20 AM
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Great review, I agree on every point. But you've got the author's name as "J. R. Rinzler" a few times in there... just sayin'.  :)


Corporal Hicks
Sep 23, 2019, 11:40:34 AM
Reply #238 on: Sep 23, 2019, 11:40:34 AM
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Ooops. Twice. I kept doing it, though.  ;D I kept thinking of JR Bourne from Stargate. Thanks for the heads-up.


Darkness
Sep 23, 2019, 12:22:32 PM
Reply #239 on: Sep 23, 2019, 12:22:32 PM
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Why's it so expensive? Are you doing a review?


 

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