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Author Topic: Ridley Scott on the hard road to Alien  (Read 3833 times)

Samhain13
May 29, 2019, 09:27:27 PM
Reply #90 on: May 29, 2019, 09:27:27 PM
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A.I. is literally alien lol. You only see human similarities because that's what you're looking for. Nothing about David is human other than his appearance and the facade he maintains because of his programming, which he breaks.

Not when an A.I. is meant to replicate with accuracy a human mind. I'm not looking for anything I'm just capable of seeing human similarities when they are right in front of me. His current behavior is a result of  his human programming. Walter is more alien than David.




FenGiddel
May 29, 2019, 11:27:08 PM
Reply #93 on: May 29, 2019, 11:27:08 PM
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Plus, the David 8 couldn't tell time correctly.


Nostromo
May 29, 2019, 11:30:24 PM
Reply #94 on: May 29, 2019, 11:30:24 PM
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A.I. is literally alien lol. You only see human similarities because that's what you're looking for. Nothing about David is human other than his appearance and the facade he maintains because of his programming, which he breaks.


A.I. in both prequels has been top notch. TOP. Just wish the Alien was also. I'd love to see Scott and Cameron do one more film each at least. Wouldn't that be great. Full expansion, 2 different timelines expanding with Scott and Cameron at the helm, who woulda thunk of this ever happening again in the AR-AVPR era.


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Nostromo
May 30, 2019, 03:31:29 AM
Reply #96 on: May 30, 2019, 03:31:29 AM
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David w/ interesting A.I. as 3rd antagonist seems like a very safe bet and would be fantastic. Hopefully they do concentrate on at least some of these gems, otherwise you may get a Fire & Stone full psycho android with tentacles coming out of his rear and which may get old rather quickly.

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Some interesting developments I noticed, which got sidetracked -

1. Egg morphing
2. Deacon on LV223
3. The Octopus-like squeezing of the xeno-body in the Engineers script
4. David experimenting on Shaw
5. Ultramorph
6. Excretion of cocoon-substance from the alien's groin
7. The bizarre religious practices of the Engineers and cryptic use of the black goo.
8. Neomorphs
9. Cave under LV426

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Erik Lehnsherr
May 30, 2019, 11:41:18 AM
Reply #97 on: May 30, 2019, 11:41:18 AM
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Spoiler (click to show/hide)

The Neomorphs, although I'd like to see them again- got fully explored, by my count you only have the practices of the Engineers which "got sidetracked" and that's something better left mostly ambiguous, unless you're going to use it to say something meaningful about the whole Creator and Created cycle that's going on.

The LV-426 Derelict will apparently be the culmination in some fashion of the Prequel storyline.


Huggs
May 30, 2019, 09:09:29 PM
Reply #98 on: May 30, 2019, 09:09:29 PM
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A.I. is literally alien lol. You only see human similarities because that's what you're looking for. Nothing about David is human other than his appearance and the facade he maintains because of his programming, which he breaks.


A.I. in both prequels has been top notch. TOP. Just wish the Alien was also. I'd love to see Scott and Cameron do one more film each at least. Wouldn't that be great. Full expansion, 2 different timelines expanding with Scott and Cameron at the helm, who woulda thunk of this ever happening again in the AR-AVPR era.

A tree with too many branches, blocks out too much sun.

I don't know what that means, but it seemed pertinent.


Erik Lehnsherr
May 30, 2019, 10:35:15 PM
Reply #99 on: May 30, 2019, 10:35:15 PM
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It's clear A.I is where Ridley Scott's interest lies.
Now that the Alien retroactively is created by one,
I'm interested in what he means by evolving it because he didn't say it's done.



Huggs
May 31, 2019, 12:34:07 AM
Reply #101 on: May 31, 2019, 12:34:07 AM
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So it's confirmed then?


Evanus
May 31, 2019, 01:42:22 AM
Reply #102 on: May 31, 2019, 01:42:22 AM
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Nope, which makes me wonder why that lousy article exists in the first place.  :o


TC
May 31, 2019, 03:48:47 AM
Reply #103 on: May 31, 2019, 03:48:47 AM
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Nope, which makes me wonder why that lousy article exists in the first place.  :o

Opinion is the plague of the modern age. It has its place in certain corners of the internet (like fan forums - no, not joking ) but I'd hoped that established old media journals like the Guardian would hold out for actual news reporting for a few more years yet. This guy isn't even presenting us with an argument, with supporting facts and evidence or logic or reasoning, just boring us with his hot air.

TC



 

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