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Author Topic: Dark Horse Comics Announces Aliens: Colonial Marin...  (Read 6266 times)

SM
Jul 04, 2019, 08:30:04 PM
Reply #180 on: Jul 04, 2019, 08:30:04 PM
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That is a whole lot of soft targets to go after. 

Unless they repeal the second amendment - maybe not completely soft.  ;D


Whiskeybrewer
Jul 04, 2019, 09:00:27 PM
Reply #181 on: Jul 04, 2019, 09:00:27 PM
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Didnt the Special "The Alien" say that the Space Jockey cut the lines to some bombs or neutured the Nukes?



SM
Jul 04, 2019, 09:26:21 PM
Reply #183 on: Jul 04, 2019, 09:26:21 PM
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Didnt the Special "The Alien" say that the Space Jockey cut the lines to some bombs or neutured the Nukes?

Yeah I think they ended just being really big explosions minus the radioactive fall out.


Local Trouble
Jul 04, 2019, 09:46:56 PM
Reply #184 on: Jul 04, 2019, 09:46:56 PM
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Didnt the Special "The Alien" say that the Space Jockey cut the lines to some bombs or neutured the Nukes?

Yeah I think they ended just being really big explosions minus the radioactive fall out.

Indeed...

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Come to think of it, isn't that a giant retcon?

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SM
Jul 04, 2019, 10:17:27 PM
Reply #185 on: Jul 04, 2019, 10:17:27 PM
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That's certainly how it comes across.


Perfect-Organism
Jul 04, 2019, 10:58:12 PM
Reply #186 on: Jul 04, 2019, 10:58:12 PM
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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.



SM
Jul 04, 2019, 11:10:23 PM
Reply #188 on: Jul 04, 2019, 11:10:23 PM
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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.

I think the comics needed more than one draft.  There's the whole concept of both Ripley and Hicks abandoning Newt to an asylum, that's not satisfactorily resolved.  Hicks didn't even visit her once in 10 years.  That said, the first two series are among the best of any comic series, and the story of Earth War is adequate enough.

All told I do prefer the Alien 3 we got, but it's far from what everyone wanted.


Local Trouble
Jul 05, 2019, 12:19:03 AM
Reply #189 on: Jul 05, 2019, 12:19:03 AM
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It's worth noting that Alien 3 didn't prevent us from getting that.  It ended Ripley's story, but left the universe rife with possibilities.




The Old One
Jul 09, 2019, 12:35:00 AM
Reply #192 on: Jul 09, 2019, 12:35:00 AM
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Evidently; the anti-Alien Theory plagiarism campaign isn't effective.



426Buddy
Jul 09, 2019, 01:01:25 AM
Reply #194 on: Jul 09, 2019, 01:01:25 AM
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Heh i didnt even realize that was Alien Theory, shame on me.


 

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