History Trivia / Alien

22nd Apr '18 3:49:02 PM AmuckCricetine
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* OneBookAuthor: An acting variant. Bolaji Badejo, the guy in the Alien suit, apparently vanished into thin air after completing the 1979 film. Although considering he was found in a pub and only hired because he was massive and very thin, this is understandable. A 2016 CNN article revealed that after filming, he [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/07/africa/bolaji-badejo-alien/ just simply returned to normal life]] in his hometown of Lagos and ran an art gallery there before passing away from complications of sickle cell anemia in 1992.

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* OneBookAuthor: An acting variant. Bolaji Badejo, {{Jossed}}: One common story is that "Weyland" and "Yutani" were the guy names of two of Creator/RidleyScott's neighbors whom he didn't like. However, this isn't the case. Ron Cobb, the designers of the movie came up with the name "Weyland-Yutani":
--> ''...Weyland Yutani for instance is almost a joke, but not quite. I wanted to imply that poor old England is back on its feet and has united with the Japanese, who have taken over the building of spaceships the same way they have now with cars and supertankers. In coming up with a strange company name I thought of British Leyland and Toyota, but we couldn't use "Leyland-Toyota"
in the Alien suit, apparently vanished into thin air after completing the 1979 film. Although considering he Changing one letter gave me "Weyland," and "Yutani" [[{{Tuckerization}} was found in a pub and only hired because he was massive and very thin, this is understandable. A 2016 CNN article revealed that after filming, he [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/07/africa/bolaji-badejo-alien/ just simply returned to normal life]] in his hometown Japanese neighbor of Lagos and ran an art gallery there before passing away from complications of sickle cell anemia in 1992.mine.]]''



* TakeThat: One common story is that "Weyland" and "Yutani" were the names of two of Creator/RidleyScott's neighbors whom he didn't like. However, this isn't the case. Ron Cobb, the designers of the movie came up with the name "Weyland-Yutani":
--> ''...Weyland Yutani for instance is almost a joke, but not quite. I wanted to imply that poor old England is back on its feet and has united with the Japanese, who have taken over the building of spaceships the same way they have now with cars and supertankers. In coming up with a strange company name I thought of British Leyland and Toyota, but we couldn't use "Leyland-Toyota" in the film. Changing one letter gave me "Weyland," and "Yutani" [[{{Tuckerization}} was a Japanese neighbor of mine.]]''

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* TakeThat: One common story is that "Weyland" and "Yutani" were the names of two of Creator/RidleyScott's neighbors whom he didn't like. However, this isn't the case. Ron Cobb, the designers of the movie came up with the name "Weyland-Yutani":
--> ''...Weyland Yutani for instance is almost a joke, but not quite. I wanted to imply that poor old England is back on its feet and has united with the Japanese, who have taken over the building of spaceships the same way they have now with cars and supertankers. In coming up with a strange company name I thought of British Leyland and Toyota, but we couldn't use "Leyland-Toyota" in the film. Changing one letter gave me "Weyland," and "Yutani" [[{{Tuckerization}} was a Japanese neighbor of mine.]]''
StarMakingRole: For Creator/SigourneyWeaver.



** It had a smoother production than most of its sequels, but not an entirely trouble-free one. Most of the problems that did occur were in pre-production, firstly when the producers were having trouble finding a studio to back the film, and then when looking for a director. They were initially keen to hire Creator/RobertAldrich, but when they actually met him, they were dismayed to find that he didn't give a shit at all about their vision and was just looking for a quick paycheck. Several more directors passed on the project, and producer Walter Hill considered directing it himself before a sample of Creator/RidleyScott's work just happened to pass his desk.

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** It had a smoother production than most of its sequels, but not an entirely trouble-free one. Most of the problems that did occur were in pre-production, firstly when the producers were having trouble finding a studio to back the film, and then when looking for a director. They were initially keen to hire Creator/RobertAldrich, but when they actually met him, they were dismayed to find that he didn't give a shit at all about their vision and was just looking for a quick paycheck. Several more directors passed on the project, and producer Walter Hill Creator/WalterHill considered directing it himself before a sample of Creator/RidleyScott's work just happened to pass his desk.



* UpToEleven:
** Rumor has it that the scene where Kane dies from a ChestBurster emerging out of him was so violent that several audience members fainted or started vomiting.
** The scene where [[spoiler: Ash is decapitated]] caused an usher in London, England to faint.
21st Apr '18 4:51:47 PM Arawn999
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21st Apr '18 4:47:57 PM Arawn999
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** With the lacklustre-to-negative reception of the third and fourth films and the ''Alien vs. Predator'' duology -- the plans for the latter of which caused him to quit as the director of the third movie, Ridley Scott stated that he felt the Xenomorph was all played out, which was one of the reasons he went along with Damon Lindelof's rewrite of ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. The fan disappointment of the movie's lack of Xenomorphs -- and Scott's own dissatisfaction with how subsequent directors had portrayed the creatures -- led to their inclusion in ''Alien: Covenant'', and in interviews Scott lamented ever having left the ''Alien'' franchise and expressed the intent to make at least three more ''Alien'' films. Following ''Alien: Covenant''[='=]s mixed reception, however, he reiterated his previous view that "the beast is cooked" and expressed interest in having the next film center around David.

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** With the lacklustre-to-negative reception of the third and fourth films and the ''Alien vs. Predator'' duology -- the plans for the latter of which caused him to quit as the director of the third movie, Ridley Scott stated that he felt the Xenomorph was all played out, which was one of the reasons he went along with Damon Lindelof's rewrite of ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''. The fan disappointment of the movie's lack of Xenomorphs -- and Scott's own dissatisfaction with how subsequent directors had portrayed the creatures -- led to their inclusion in ''Alien: Covenant'', and in interviews Scott lamented ever having left the ''Alien'' franchise and expressed the intent to make at least three more ''Alien'' films. Following ''Alien: Covenant''[='=]s mixed reception, however, he reiterated his previous view that "the beast is cooked" and expressed interest in having the next film center around David.David and replacing the Xenomorphs with something else.
5th Apr '18 6:55:48 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** Of all the places, the Ride/DisneyThemeParks intended to make the franchise into a ride at Tomorrowland involving a Xenomorph being accidentally released into a confined spaceship with the guests. Due to some of the management not wanting to associate with an R-rated movie (a move they've since gone back on), changes were made at the last minute to create ''[[Ride/AlienEncounter The [=ExtraTERRORestrial=] Alien Encounter]]'', such as using an original species that was a vague Xenomorph expy. Another idea that had also been considered was a LightGunGame ride where guests would take aim at Xenomorphs invading a spaceship, but this too never came to be. ''Alien'' was finally able to make it into the Disney parks in 1989, when it was included among the many scenes of ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'' at Disney's Hollywood Studios. However, the ride was closed in 2017, leaving the franchise without any sort of theme park presence once again.

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** Of all the places, the Ride/DisneyThemeParks intended to make the franchise into a ride at Tomorrowland involving a Xenomorph being accidentally released into a confined spaceship with the guests. Due to some of the management not wanting to associate with an R-rated movie (a move they've since gone back on), changes were made at the last minute to create ''[[Ride/AlienEncounter The [=ExtraTERRORestrial=] Alien Encounter]]'', ''The Ride/ExtraTERRORestrialAlienEncounter'', such as using an original species that was a vague Xenomorph expy. Another idea that had also been considered was a LightGunGame ride where guests would take aim at Xenomorphs invading a spaceship, but this too never came to be. ''Alien'' was finally able to make it into the Disney parks in 1989, when it was included among the many scenes of ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'' at Disney's Hollywood Studios. However, the ride was closed in 2017, leaving the franchise without any sort of theme park presence once again.
5th Apr '18 12:26:14 AM dvorak
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** Cliff from the comic strip ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRocket'' has a Xenomorph drone as a son.

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** Cliff from the comic strip ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRocket'' ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRockitSpaceGuy'' has a Xenomorph drone as a son.
5th Apr '18 12:24:35 AM dvorak
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* ReferencedBy: The [[AdventureBoardGames Adventure Board Game]]''Lifeform'' is a WholePlotReference to the original film.

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* ReferencedBy: The [[AdventureBoardGames Adventure Board Game]]''Lifeform'' Game]] ''Lifeform'' is a WholePlotReference to the original film.film.
** Cliff from the comic strip ''ComicStrip/BrewsterRocket'' has a Xenomorph drone as a son.
5th Apr '18 12:19:12 AM dvorak
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* ReferencedBy: The AdventureBoardGame ''Lifeform'' is a WholePlotReference to the original film.

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* ReferencedBy: The AdventureBoardGame ''Lifeform'' [[AdventureBoardGames Adventure Board Game]]''Lifeform'' is a WholePlotReference to the original film.
5th Apr '18 12:06:37 AM dvorak
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* ReferencedBy: The AdventureBoardGame ''Lifeform'' is a WholePlotReference to the original film.
24th Mar '18 2:27:43 AM lakingsif
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21st Feb '18 11:06:59 AM Arawn999
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* DevelopmentHell: Neill Blomkamp's fifth ''Alien'' movie was green-lit by Fox but put on hold pending the success of ''Alien: Covenant''. Ridley Scott eventually stated that the project has been scrapped by FOX and wasn't much more than an outline to begin with plus Blomkamp stated in recent interviews that he was doubtful it would happen, in addition to Scott expressing his intent to retain creative control of the series and make ''Alien'' films until he dies.

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* DevelopmentHell: Neill Blomkamp's fifth ''Alien'' movie was green-lit by Fox but put on hold pending the success of ''Alien: Covenant''. Ridley Scott eventually stated that the project has been scrapped by FOX and wasn't much more than an outline to begin with plus Blomkamp stated in recent interviews that he was doubtful it would happen, in addition to Scott expressing and expressed his intent to retain creative control of the series and make ''Alien'' films until he dies.dies; and Blomkamp himself noted in interviews that he was doubtful it would happen.
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