I see the Verheiden series sort of like I see Gibson's Alien 3 now. One more draft and it would have been perfect. I mean, if that whole scene where the woman morphs into an Alien were more along the lines of Fifield, I wouldn't have any problems with it. But that's a revision that should have taken place. In the same way, many aspects of the Verheiden series could be fine-tuned to work with the current prequels and the core ideas of the relationship between Hicks, Newt and Ripley, as well as the earth infestation and the home world discovery, still would work the best.