History Trivia / Alien

29th Apr '16 3:11:27 PM Arawn999
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* FlipFlopOfGod: Whether the 3rd and 4th films are canon. In 2014, the ''Literature/AlienOutOfTheShadows'' trilogy of novels was officially recognized by Fox as canon to the ContinuityReboot of the franchise, but when the author of the second novel was going to disregard ''3'' and ''Resurrection'', they made him include references to them.

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* FlipFlopOfGod: Whether the 3rd and 4th films are canon. In 2014, the ''Literature/AlienOutOfTheShadows'' trilogy of novels was officially recognized by Fox as canon to the ContinuityReboot of the franchise, but when the author of the second novel was going to disregard ''3'' and ''Resurrection'', they made him include references to them. In a 2016 interview Sigourney Weaver said that ''Alien 5'' is set in an AlternateUniverse that "[runs] parallel" to the 3rd and 4th films, where Newt and Hicks survived.



* GodNeverSaidThat: After Neill Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver made ambiguous comments about the fifth film being a followup to the second movie in early 2015, sites began reporting that that the fifth movie was going to finally decanonize the controversial ''3'' and ''Resurrection''ólong regarded as FanonDiscontinuity by many fans. Blomkamp eventually had to come out and clarify that his statements had been taken out of context, and that the 3rd and 4th films were still canon.
** And yet the released concept art for the film features [[spoiler: an older Ripley, an alive but scarred Hicks, and an adult Newt]] so who the hell knows at this point.

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* GodNeverSaidThat: After Neill Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver made ambiguous comments about the fifth film being a followup to the second movie in early 2015, sites began reporting that that the fifth movie was going to finally decanonize the controversial ''3'' and ''Resurrection''ólong regarded as FanonDiscontinuity by many fans. Blomkamp eventually had to come out and clarify that his statements had been taken out of context, and that the 3rd and 4th films were still canon.
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canon. Concept art of an adult Newt [[FlipFlopOfGod makes the validity of that statement questionable]].
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And yet the released concept art for the film features [[spoiler: an older Ripley, an alive but scarred Hicks, and an adult Newt]] so who the hell knows at this point.
29th Apr '16 1:42:40 PM bloodhawk268
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** And yet the released concept art for the film features [[SpoilerTag an older Ripley, an alive but scarred Hicks, and an adult Newt]] so who the hell knows at this point.

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** And yet the released concept art for the film features [[SpoilerTag [[spoiler: an older Ripley, an alive but scarred Hicks, and an adult Newt]] so who the hell knows at this point.
29th Apr '16 1:41:47 PM bloodhawk268
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**And yet the released concept art for the film features [[SpoilerTag an older Ripley, an alive but scarred Hicks, and an adult Newt]] so who the hell knows at this point.
20th Mar '16 9:40:34 AM hamza678
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* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Alien'' features an AllStarCast including [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Dana Barrett]], [[Film/TopGun Viper]], [[Film/LiveAndLetDie Kananga]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Bilbo Baggins]], Film/TheElephantMan, [[Film/TheRightStuff Betty Grissom]], and [[Film/RepoMan Bud]]. Along with Bolaji Badejo in the Alien suit, these are ''the only people in the film''.
17th Feb '16 7:49:18 AM erforce
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** Heck, this film is one of the few good examples of this trope paying off. The above detail of Ash was introduced by two of the producers associated with Fox, David Giler and Walter Hill, who also extensively rewrote the script to give a more natural flow to characters' lines and interactions. Definitely appears to have paid off.

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** Heck, this film is one of the few good examples of this trope paying off. The above detail of Ash was introduced by two of the producers associated with Fox, David Giler and Walter Hill, Creator/WalterHill, who also extensively rewrote the script to give a more natural flow to characters' lines and interactions. Definitely appears to have paid off.
10th Feb '16 10:09:33 AM Phediuk
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* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Alien'' features an AllStarCast including [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Dana Barrett]], [[Film/TopGun Viper]], [[Film/LiveAndLetDie Kananga]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Bilbo Baggins]], Film/TheElephantMan, [[Film/TheRightStuff Betty Grissom]], and [[Film/RepoMan Bud]]. Along with Bolaji Badejo in the xenomorph suit, these are ''the only people in the film''.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Alien'' features an AllStarCast including [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Dana Barrett]], [[Film/TopGun Viper]], [[Film/LiveAndLetDie Kananga]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Bilbo Baggins]], Film/TheElephantMan, [[Film/TheRightStuff Betty Grissom]], and [[Film/RepoMan Bud]]. Along with Bolaji Badejo in the xenomorph Alien suit, these are ''the only people in the film''.
17th Dec '15 1:17:07 PM erforce
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** There were brief talks of James Cameron's interest in writing a script for a possible ''Alien 5'' with Creator/RidleyScott interested in directing, but Fox chose to focus on ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' instead.

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** There were brief talks of James Cameron's interest in writing a script for a possible ''Alien 5'' with Creator/RidleyScott interested in directing, but Fox chose to focus on ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' instead.
6th Dec '15 7:38:44 PM VenomLancerHae
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* ExecutiveMeddling: According to the audio commentary, Ash as a character did not exist in the original concept at all, and was added during production. This apparently annoyed one of the writers, thinking it an unnecessary and a distracting diversion from the main plot, though the other writer and Scott thought it a [[TropesAreNotBad good twist]].

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* ExecutiveMeddling: ExecutiveMeddling:
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According to the audio commentary, Ash as a character did not exist in the original concept at all, and was added during production. This apparently annoyed one of the writers, thinking it an unnecessary and a distracting diversion from the main plot, though the other writer and Scott thought it a [[TropesAreNotBad good twist]].



* 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.

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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.
6th Dec '15 4:22:23 PM Arawn999
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** Xenomorph - Used once or twice, among many other words, to describe the aliens in the franchise, this word stuck as the standard term used by fans. It became used to specifically refer to the films' creatures in merchandise and video game spinoffs, and was eventually canonized when Xenomorph [=XX121=] became the official name for the creatures in the ''Out of the Shadows'' trilogy and the ''Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report''.

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** Xenomorph - Used once or twice, among many other words, to describe the aliens in the franchise, this word stuck as the standard term used by fans. It became used to specifically refer to the films' creatures in merchandise merchandise, the Dark Horse comics, and video game video-game spinoffs, and was eventually canonized when Xenomorph [=XX121=] Xenomorph-[=XX121=] became the official name for the creatures in the ''Out of the Shadows'' trilogy and the ''Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report''.
17th Nov '15 12:14:16 AM Raidrik
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** The franchise nearly got a Disney theme park 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 "Alien Encounter: ExtraTERRORestrial", such as using an original species that was a vague Xenomorph expy.

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** The franchise nearly got a Disney theme park 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 "Alien Encounter: ExtraTERRORestrial", Extra-TERROR-estrial", such as using an original species that was a vague Xenomorph expy.
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