History Trivia / Alien

17th Sep '17 3:25:00 AM Doug86
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** FaceFullOfAlienWingWong - TropeCodifier, but not the [[VGCats direct trope namer]].

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** FaceFullOfAlienWingWong - TropeCodifier, but not the [[VGCats [[Webcomic/VGCats direct trope namer]].
18th Aug '17 6:11:58 PM ThatTwerp
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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 movie 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 movie 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.
18th Aug '17 6:11:30 PM ThatTwerp
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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 movie 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.

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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 movie 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.
13th Jul '17 5:04:00 AM jormis29
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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 Robert Aldrich, 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 Robert Aldrich, 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.
13th Jul '17 12:55:32 AM spoonofevil
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*** Many fans have theorized that the [[https://youtu.be/pKWB-MVJ4sQ Zygote short film]] Blomkamp released in 2017 retained many elements that he had originally planned to include in ''Alien 5''. The most obvious signs are the two main characters being Expies of Hicks and Newt who are forced to fight and flee from an alien abomination. It's also been noted how the actress portraying the heroine of the short film, Dakota Fanning, was a perfect match for an older Newt.
20th May '17 1:38:56 AM Aurelian
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** When it came to casting Ripley, Creator/RidleyScott had to choose between Creator/SigourneyWeaver or Creator/MerylStreep.

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** When it came to casting Ripley, Creator/RidleyScott wanted to cast Creator/MerylStreep as Ripley. However, Streep's boyfriend John Cazale had just died, and it was felt it would be inappropriate to choose between Creator/SigourneyWeaver or Creator/MerylStreep.approach her about the part.


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** Sigourney Weaver was originally cast as Lambert, while Veronica Cartwright was going to play Ripley. At the last minute, their roles were switched.
16th May '17 10:49:56 AM igordebraga
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--> ''...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" was a Japanese neighbor of mine.''

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--> ''...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.'']]''
13th May '17 10:25:43 AM AlternativeCola
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13th May '17 10:21:46 AM AlternativeCola
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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, in addition to 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, 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.
12th May '17 12:52:40 AM 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 led to their inclusion in ''Alien: Covenant'', and in interviews Ridley Scott has lamented ever having left the ''Alien'' franchise and expressed the intent to make at least three more ''Alien'' films.

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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 Ridley Scott has lamented ever having left the ''Alien'' franchise and expressed the intent to make at least three more ''Alien'' films.



** Thus far the case with Neill Blomkamp's fifth Alien film. Blomkamp had been making conceptual art in his free time as a possible but unlikely film pitch since Fox didn't even know about his ideas. When the art was released on the internet, Fox surprisingly took interest and hired him for the project. However, the film was put on hold pending ''Alien: Covenant'', Blomkamp has moved on to other projects, and Ridley Scott has stated he intends to retain creative control of the franchise until he dies. Scott eventually stated that Blomkamp's film didn't develop beyond a basic outline and was ultimately scrapped by FOX.

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** Thus far the case with Neill Blomkamp's fifth Alien film. Blomkamp had been making conceptual art in his free time as a possible but unlikely film pitch since Fox didn't even know about his ideas. When the art was released on the internet, Fox surprisingly took interest and hired him for the project. However, the film was put on hold pending ''Alien: Covenant'', Blomkamp has moved on to other projects, and Ridley Scott has stated he intends to retain creative control of the franchise until he dies. Scott eventually stated that Blomkamp's film -- titled ''Alien: Awakening -- didn't develop beyond a basic outline and was ultimately scrapped by FOX.
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