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Author Topic: Egg morphing and Alien director's cut can't be can...  (Read 2282 times)

Jonjamess
Nov 14, 2019, 08:29:23 PM
Topic on: Nov 14, 2019, 08:29:23 PM
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Probably been discussed ages and ages ago but I'm watching Aliens now. Ripley says she doesn't recognise the hive structure. If Ridley's director's cut was canon she would recognise it.


FenGiddel
Nov 14, 2019, 11:46:57 PM
Reply #1 on: Nov 14, 2019, 11:46:57 PM
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They just haven't gotten around to updating Aliens yet...


The Old One
Nov 14, 2019, 11:49:57 PM
Reply #2 on: Nov 14, 2019, 11:49:57 PM
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Haha, Ovomorphing is canon- the DC isn't.


Local Trouble
Nov 14, 2019, 11:55:19 PM
Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2019, 11:55:19 PM
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She also didn't know where eggs came from in Aliens.


Huggs
Nov 14, 2019, 11:58:14 PM
Reply #4 on: Nov 14, 2019, 11:58:14 PM
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Probably been discussed ages and ages ago but I'm watching Aliens now. Ripley says she doesn't recognise the hive structure. If Ridley's director's cut was canon she would recognise it.

Just the side effects of such an unusually long hyper sleep.


SM
Nov 15, 2019, 12:23:51 AM
Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 2019, 12:23:51 AM
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Probably been discussed ages and ages ago but I'm watching Aliens now. Ripley says she doesn't recognise the hive structure. If Ridley's director's cut was canon she would recognise it.

Correct and correct, has been discussed ages and ages ago.

They just haven't gotten around to updating Aliens yet...

Also correct.  ;D


windebieste
Nov 15, 2019, 12:28:36 AM
Reply #6 on: Nov 15, 2019, 12:28:36 AM
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Of course there's another way to look at it. 

When Scott re-introduced the eggmorphing scene, he retconned 'ALIENS'.

BWAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!  Hilarious. 

-Windebieste.


Drukathi
Nov 15, 2019, 04:05:11 PM
Reply #7 on: Nov 15, 2019, 04:05:11 PM
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Tbh, the hive in Alien DC doesn't looks like the hive in Aliens. Ripley was right — she had never seen such a structure. She's just boring and pedantic. ;)


The Old One
Nov 15, 2019, 05:18:17 PM
Reply #8 on: Nov 15, 2019, 05:18:17 PM
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True, it isn't as consistent.


SM
Nov 16, 2019, 04:04:12 AM
Reply #9 on: Nov 16, 2019, 04:04:12 AM
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Tbh, the hive in Alien DC doesn't looks like the hive in Aliens. Ripley was right — she had never seen such a structure. She's just boring and pedantic. ;)

It looks just like the hive in Aliens.


SiL
Nov 16, 2019, 05:50:38 AM
Reply #10 on: Nov 16, 2019, 05:50:38 AM
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It really doesn't.




They're not completely dissimilar, but there's a lot more shape and flow to the Aliens hive than the roiling cancerous mess Ripley saw on the Nostromo.


Local Trouble
Nov 16, 2019, 07:03:04 AM
Reply #11 on: Nov 16, 2019, 07:03:04 AM
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Wasn't the colony hive supposed be more evocative of the derelict though?


windebieste
Nov 16, 2019, 07:30:30 AM
Reply #12 on: Nov 16, 2019, 07:30:30 AM
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The other consideration is Ripley doesn't know what an Alien egg looks like in ALIEN.  She has no correlation between Brett and Dallas fate and what they are becoming. As far as she is concerned, they're trapped and part of the hive mass. 

Ripley doesn't actually see an egg until a lot later in 'ALIENS' when she goes searching for Newt.  So no, she can't make a connection there.

-Windebieste.


PsyKore
Nov 16, 2019, 08:43:54 AM
Reply #13 on: Nov 16, 2019, 08:43:54 AM
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It really doesn't.




They're not completely dissimilar, but there's a lot more shape and flow to the Aliens hive than the roiling cancerous mess Ripley saw on the Nostromo.

There's no way she would outright say she doesn't know what it is though - the Aliens hive would definitely remind her of what she saw on the Nostromo. It doesn't need to be identical, but she'd be reminded about the weird foreign goop smeared over the walls and put two and two together.


Drukathi
Nov 16, 2019, 08:52:49 AM
Reply #14 on: Nov 16, 2019, 08:52:49 AM
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There's no way she would outright say she doesn't know what it is though - the Aliens hive would definitely remind her of what she saw on the Nostromo. It doesn't need to be identical, but she'd be reminded about the weird foreign goop smeared over the walls and put two and two together.
She's just boring and pedantic. ;)


 

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