History Trivia / Alien

3rd Dec '17 6:59:31 AM fruitstripegum
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* DeletedScene: From near the end of the film, as Ripley comes across Dallas while setting up the ship's destruction, going through the process of being turned into another egg and finishing the explanation of the aliens' life cycle. Ridley Scott loved the idea, but found that the scene was too much of a speed bump in the middle of the climax.

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From near the end of the film, as Ripley comes across Dallas while setting up the ship's destruction, going through the process of being turned into another egg and finishing the explanation of the aliens' life cycle. Ridley Scott loved the idea, but found that the scene was too much of a speed bump in the middle of the climax.climax.
** One where the alien sneaks up on Lambert as she cleans some machinery.
30th Nov '17 3:34:21 PM fruitstripegum
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** [[https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--IPqrL3Ez--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/18o69f9afc4i7jpg.jpg Here]] is Dan O'Bannon's original concept art for the creature that terrorised the Nostromo.
28th Nov '17 11:01:15 PM Arawn999
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* CreatorBacklash: Ridley Scott has stated for years that he feels the Xenomorphs have been done to death and that he wants to move the focus of the series away from it. He attempted to start a sister series focusing on the Engineers with ''Prometheus'', but when this backfired [[CreatorRecovery he seemingly changed his mind]] with ''Alien: Covenant''. Following ''Covenant''[='=]s lacklustre reception, however, he reiterated his prior opinion regarding the Xenomorphs and expressed interest in having the sequel to ''Covenant'' focus more on David instead.

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* CreatorBacklash: Ridley Scott has stated for years that he feels the Xenomorphs have been done to death and that he wants to move the focus of the series away from it. He attempted to start a sister series focusing on the Engineers with ''Prometheus'', but when this backfired [[CreatorRecovery he seemingly changed his mind]] with ''Alien: Covenant''. Following ''Covenant''[='=]s lacklustre reception, however, he reiterated his prior opinion regarding the Xenomorphs being "cooked" and expressed interest in having the sequel to ''Covenant'' focus more on David instead.



** 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.

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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.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.
6th Nov '17 4:44:40 AM Arawn999
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* CreatorBacklash: Ridley Scott has stated for years that he feels the Xenomorphs have been done to death and that he wants to move the focus of the series away from it. He attempted to start a sister series focusing on the Engineers with ''Prometheus'', but when this backfired [[CreatorRecovery he seemingly changed his mind]] with ''Alien: Covenant''. Following ''Covenant''[='=]s lacklustre reception, however, he reiterated his prior opinion regarding the Xenomorphs and expressed interest in having the sequel to ''Covenant'' focus more on David instead.



* DisownedAdaptation: Co-creator Ronald Shusett has criticized ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' for being the complete antithesis of the first movie. As with many fans, he's also not fond of ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'' or ''Film/AlienResurrection''.

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Co-creator Ronald Shusett has criticized ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' for being the complete antithesis of the first movie. As with many fans, he's also not fond of ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'' or ''Film/AlienResurrection''.''Film/AlienResurrection''.
** Ridley Scott deliberately de-canonized ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' and ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' with ''Prometheus'' and ''Alien: Covenant''.
29th Oct '17 6:34:06 PM GarlicOverlord
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* WordOfGod: Creator/RidleyScott mentions on the DVDCommentary that [[spoiler:Ash is a [[Film/BladeRunner Replicant]].

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* WordOfGod: Creator/RidleyScott mentions on the DVDCommentary that [[spoiler:Ash is a [[Film/BladeRunner Replicant]].]]
23rd Oct '17 3:17:07 PM Arawn999
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** Like Scott and James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver was unimpressed by FOX's decision to make a film based on the ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' crossover series, which contributed to her insistence that Ellen Ripley be killed off in the third movie. While she returned for the fourth movie and cameoed in the ''Alien: Isolation'' game, Neill Blomkamp's proposed was what fifth movie reignited her passion for the character and the franchise.

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** Like Scott and James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver was unimpressed by FOX's decision to make a film based on the ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' crossover series, which contributed to her insistence that Ellen Ripley be killed off in the third movie. While she returned for the fourth movie and cameoed in the ''Alien: Isolation'' game, Neill Blomkamp's proposed was what fifth movie was what reignited her passion for the character and the franchise.
10th Oct '17 1:52:31 PM ClintEastwood
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* WorkingTitle: The first film was known as "Star Beast" in its earliest stages. When the writer went through the script he saw characters constantly referring to the Alien, and then the title came out at him, noting that is both a noun and an adjective.


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* WordOfGod: Creator/RidleyScott mentions on the DVDCommentary that [[spoiler:Ash is a [[Film/BladeRunner Replicant]].
* WorkingTitle: The film was known as ''Star Beast'' in its earliest stages. When the writer went through the script he saw characters constantly referring to the Alien, and then the title came out at him, noting that is both a noun and an adjective.
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.
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