History Franchise / Alien

13th Jan '17 11:34:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* LegoGenetics: The Xenomorphs, as part of their bioweapon design, can assimilate useful traits from their hosts to better survive in the environment and become stronger, and it often extends to physical appearance. The first two films had human-like Xenos, and the third featured a quadruped Xeno that came from a dog (or a bovine, depending on the version). The video games, comics and toy line take it to greater lengths with flying Xenos with wings like a bird or bat, gorilla Xenos with long powerful arms, bull and rhinoceros Xenos, and in the Franchise/{{Batman}} crossover comics the Xenomorphs even had physical similarities to the various villains their DNA was combined with (with the Killer Croc Alien being a gigantic crocodile-like beast). And the most iconic type, the Predalien, a Xenomorph born from a Predator with a shorter skull, mandibles, dreadlocks, and a stockier build than other humanoid Xenos. Interestingly, with few exceptions, the Queen Aliens and other higher castes like the Praetorian do not assimilate traits, keeping the Xenomorph line pure-blooded.

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* LegoGenetics: The Xenomorphs, as part of their bioweapon design, can assimilate useful traits from their hosts to better survive in the environment and become stronger, and it often extends to physical appearance. The first two films had human-like Xenos, and the third featured a quadruped Xeno that came from a dog (or a bovine, depending on the version). The video games, comics and toy line take it to greater lengths with flying Xenos with wings like a bird or bat, bat (an alien Queen that burst out of ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}), gorilla Xenos with long powerful arms, bull and rhinoceros Xenos, and in the Franchise/{{Batman}} crossover comics the Xenomorphs even had physical similarities to the various villains their DNA was combined with (with the Killer Croc Alien being a gigantic crocodile-like beast). And the most iconic type, the Predalien, a Xenomorph born from a Predator with a shorter skull, mandibles, dreadlocks, and a stockier build than other humanoid Xenos. Interestingly, with few exceptions, the Queen Aliens and other higher castes like the Praetorian do not assimilate traits, keeping the Xenomorph line pure-blooded.
11th Jan '17 7:43:48 PM Anicomicgeek
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* FranchiseZombie: Sigourney Weaver felt this way about the series. She didn't want to do another one after ''Aliens'' so she could move on to other projects. Ripley's death at the end of the third movie was included at her insistence, to make any further sequels starring her impossible. After that the writers had to resort to cloning the character, but she agreed to reprise the role again when Fox offered her an additional producer credit that would give her an 11 million dollar salary (which was more than ''the entire budget of the first film''[[note]]Although unadjusted for inflation, mind you[[/note]]), and because she thought the ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' concept which was pitched around at the time sounded awful. They later made this spin-off as well anyway... and even an even more awful sequel to it. Said crossover franchise has had a healthy life in video games, though. She finally signed back on with ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'' because she thought it genuinely added something new to the franchise.
1st Jan '17 8:20:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Judge Dredd vs. Aliens'' (2002)

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** ''Judge Dredd ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd vs. Aliens'' (2002)



** ''Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens'' (2016)

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** ''Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens'' (2016)
(2016)[[note]]A reprint of the 2002 story[[/note]]
1st Jan '17 8:19:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Superman/Aliens'' (1995)
** ''Batman/Aliens'' (1998, 2003)
** ''[=WildC.A.T.S=]/Aliens'' (1998)
** ''Green Lantern Versus Aliens'' (2000)
** ''Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator'' (2000)

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** ''Superman/Aliens'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}/Aliens'' (1995)
** ''Batman/Aliens'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}/Aliens'' (1998, 2003)
** ''[=WildC.A.T.S=]/Aliens'' ''ComicBook/WildCats/Aliens'' (1998)
** ''Green Lantern ''Franchise/GreenLantern Versus Aliens'' (2000)
** ''Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator'' Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' (2000)



** ''Aliens/Vampirella'' (2015)

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** ''Aliens/Vampirella'' ''Aliens/ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' (2015)
26th Dec '16 3:35:02 PM Arawn999
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** Neil Blompkamp's film was suggested to ignore ''3'' (and ''Resurrection'' by extension) due to early concept art featuring an older version of Newt, who [[DroppedABridgeOnHim had a bridge dropped upon her]] in the opening of that film.[[note]]Hicks was revealed to have survived in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''.[[/note]]

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** Neil Blompkamp's film was suggested to ignore ''3'' (and ''Resurrection'' by extension) due to early concept art featuring an older version of Newt, who [[DroppedABridgeOnHim had a bridge dropped upon her]] in the opening of that film.[[note]]Hicks was revealed to have survived in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''.[[/note]][[/note]] Blomkamp clarified that [[http://www.blastr.com/2015-3-2/why-neill-blomkamp-says-hes-not-trying-undo-alien-3-and-alien-resurrection his film would not be retconning them]], while Sigourney Weaver [[http://www.indiewire.com/2016/07/sigourney-weaver-neill-blomkamp-alien-sequel-continuity-1201703361/ indicated it would be set in]] an AlternateTimeline.
26th Dec '16 1:14:40 PM Galvatron29
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* ''Life and Death'' (2016)

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* ''Life and Death'' (2016)(2016 - 2017)



** ''Aliens: Life and Death''
** ''Alien vs. Predator: Life and Death''




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* ''The Rage War'' (2015 - 2016)
** ''Predator: Incursion''
** ''Alien: Invasion''
** ''Alien vs. Predator: Armageddon''




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** ''Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens'' (2016)
21st Oct '16 12:27:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* LargeAndInCharge: The Xenomorph foot soldiers or "drones" are already significantly larger than their hosts (usually humans), but the Queen Xenomorph who creates all the others is about the size of a ''T. Rex''.
26th Aug '16 8:23:56 AM MrNickelodeon
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[[AC:Theme Park Attractions]]
* ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide''
23rd Jul '16 1:21:47 PM ritzoreo
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* TheQuest: An evil corporate one at that; almost all of the films and most of the related media include references to Weyland-Yutani's attempts to acquire at any cost at least one of the Aliens.
4th Jul '16 7:11:51 PM babyhenchy1
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* FranchiseZombie: Sigourney Weaver felt this way about the series. She didn't want to do another one after ''Aliens'' so she could move on to other projects. Ripley's death at the end of the third movie was included at her insistence, to make any further sequels starring her impossible. After that the writers had to resort to cloning the character, but she agreed to reprise the role again when Fox offered her an additional producer credit that would give her an 11 million dollar salary (which was more than ''the entire budget of the first film''[[note]]Although unadjusted for inflation, mind you[[/note]]), and because she thought the ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' concept which was pitched around at the time sounded awful. They later made this spin-off as well anyway... and even an even more awful sequel to it. Said crossover franchise has had a healthy life in video games, though.

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* FranchiseZombie: Sigourney Weaver felt this way about the series. She didn't want to do another one after ''Aliens'' so she could move on to other projects. Ripley's death at the end of the third movie was included at her insistence, to make any further sequels starring her impossible. After that the writers had to resort to cloning the character, but she agreed to reprise the role again when Fox offered her an additional producer credit that would give her an 11 million dollar salary (which was more than ''the entire budget of the first film''[[note]]Although unadjusted for inflation, mind you[[/note]]), and because she thought the ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' concept which was pitched around at the time sounded awful. They later made this spin-off as well anyway... and even an even more awful sequel to it. Said crossover franchise has had a healthy life in video games, though. She finally signed back on with ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'' because she thought it genuinely added something new to the franchise.
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