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Author Topic: Dark Horse Comics Announces Aliens: Colonial Marin...  (Read 25316 times)

SM
Sep 10, 2019, 01:58:15 AM
Reply #360 on: Sep 10, 2019, 01:58:15 AM
I didn't say it wasn't a good idea.  I said I didn't see the point of doing a war movie with USCM unless it has them fighting monsters.

Cancel Culture at it's finest, getting a company to fire a guy without even having to provide evidence first.

What is it with guests and bad takes?



SM
Sep 10, 2019, 02:17:31 AM
Reply #362 on: Sep 10, 2019, 02:17:31 AM
Riveting drama about constructing trebuchets for which to fling shit.


Kimarhi
Sep 10, 2019, 02:25:46 AM
Reply #363 on: Sep 10, 2019, 02:25:46 AM
I could probably throw some explosives in there.





Even though I have totally forgot my demo calculations.


I just remember P is for plenty. 

« Last Edit: Sep 10, 2019, 02:36:08 AM by Kimarhi »

Immortan Jonesy
Sep 10, 2019, 02:32:16 AM
Reply #364 on: Sep 10, 2019, 02:32:16 AM
I didn't say it wasn't a good idea.  I said I didn't see the point of doing a war movie with USCM unless it has them fighting monsters.

Ok, here are my true colors on the subject. A movie with Colonial Marines that aren't fighting monsters is too dull for my personal taste. But even if we were talking about a war drama, portraying them in a recognizable way, I don't understand why it has to be something completely separate from Alien. You can count it as a spin-off of the main series. I think it has a potential for a TV show; addressing war, corporate espionage, space colonialism and stuff like that. There should be some monsters, or some kind of nonhuman threat though. But overall, I don’t see any reason whatsoever to completely separate it from the Alien universe. You just have to use recognizable elements of the Lore  to make it clear that this is not a generic or real-world military organization, but the USCM.

« Last Edit: Sep 10, 2019, 02:48:37 AM by Immortan Jonesy »

Kimarhi
Sep 10, 2019, 02:45:21 AM
Reply #365 on: Sep 10, 2019, 02:45:21 AM
I think it could work.  You might draw in some people with just the CM tag.  But almost all of those people would want the Alien involved because that movie is what made them famous. 


I think such things are better in a series format.  I'd have a Colony focus, a Corporate focus, and a CM focus with the CM focusing early on human combat to show how such a force would operate, and then tying them all in together with the Alien for the last episode. 


The CM would have to undergo a serious gear overall.  Their tech is still better but better by decades, not centuries.  I would love a carbine that I could shoot that wouldn't build up with carbon for me to have to clean later.  That'd be every field soldiers wet dream. 








Still Collating...
Sep 10, 2019, 03:42:45 PM
Reply #367 on: Sep 10, 2019, 03:42:45 PM
I think it could work.  You might draw in some people with just the CM tag.  But almost all of those people would want the Alien involved because that movie is what made them famous. 


I think such things are better in a series format.  I'd have a Colony focus, a Corporate focus, and a CM focus with the CM focusing early on human combat to show how such a force would operate, and then tying them all in together with the Alien for the last episode. 


The CM would have to undergo a serious gear overall.  Their tech is still better but better by decades, not centuries.  I would love a carbine that I could shoot that wouldn't build up with carbon for me to have to clean later.  That'd be every field soldiers wet dream.

This. It could work. Futuristic soldiers are always cool. Upgrade their tech, show a lot more of it, the different regiments and tactics but keep the Aliens' style and look to a certain degree. The military is fascinating to a lot of people. A future military that's grounded, realistic and down to earth is always nice for the imagination. And having that cool military in the same universe as the Aliens would be awesome.

The marines need to prove themselves to us in realistic combat against humans. Cause it's getting ridiculous, they keep saying (not showing) how badass they are and then getting their asses kicked by the aliens. We have no precedent for them being capable at their job, they seem frequently incompetent. And it's even worse when I see them fighting literal space bugs that look or are described ridiculous.


Naginata
Sep 10, 2019, 10:38:50 PM
Reply #368 on: Sep 10, 2019, 10:38:50 PM
THERE'S NO EVIDENCE!

*is shown mounds of evidence*

... Uh... HASHTAG CANCEL CULTURE!




SM
Sep 10, 2019, 11:28:27 PM
Reply #371 on: Sep 10, 2019, 11:28:27 PM
 ;D

I didn't say it wasn't a good idea.  I said I didn't see the point of doing a war movie with USCM unless it has them fighting monsters.

Ok, here are my true colors on the subject. A movie with Colonial Marines that aren't fighting monsters is too dull for my personal taste. But even if we were talking about a war drama, portraying them in a recognizable way, I don't understand why it has to be something completely separate from Alien. You can count it as a spin-off of the main series. I think it has a potential for a TV show; addressing war, corporate espionage, space colonialism and stuff like that. There should be some monsters, or some kind of nonhuman threat though. But overall, I don’t see any reason whatsoever to completely separate it from the Alien universe. You just have to use recognizable elements of the Lore  to make it clear that this is not a generic or real-world military organization, but the USCM.

Alien movies are about space monsters.  Either use the space monsters or you're wasting the IP.


Naginata
Sep 11, 2019, 12:53:17 AM
Reply #372 on: Sep 11, 2019, 12:53:17 AM
You forgot the admission of guilt

If by "forgot" you mean "brought it up multiple times in literal gigantic bold italicized all-caps," then sure, I forgot.

« Last Edit: Sep 11, 2019, 12:55:43 AM by Naginata »


Naginata
Sep 11, 2019, 01:05:36 AM
Reply #374 on: Sep 11, 2019, 01:05:36 AM
Oh, no worries!  :) I was just being catty.


 

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