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Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« on: 08 March, 2015, 04:07:49 PM »
Increasingly these days I'm becoming less and less interested in comic books moving to the big or small screen. This tantalising teasin however has peaked my interest.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/03/07/dark-horses-resident-alien-comic-to-be-a-tv-series/

Not only cos this will mean my much loved comics will become stratospherically valuable as people who were fool enough not to get onboard with this great series of mini-series clammor to catch up, but more realistically cos this could really work.

One to watch.

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #1 on: 08 March, 2015, 06:16:54 PM »
This just prompted me to do a quick Amazon search, and:

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Resident Alien 3: The Sam Hain Mystery
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24 Nov 2015
Hurroo.

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #2 on: 30 January, 2020, 01:21:19 PM »
Attached to the article is a trailer

https://downthetubes.net/?p=114475
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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #3 on: 30 January, 2020, 01:25:19 PM »
Looks like this could be fun, if basically nothing like the comic (which has some subtle comedy, but is mostly really low key). By contrast, that Locke and Key trailer that ran recently did nothing for me. (It looks like they’ve stripped the horror right back, and are aiming for the lowest common denominator of Harry Potter and Stranger Things.)

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #4 on: 20 August, 2020, 02:49:34 PM »
Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #5 on: 20 August, 2020, 03:18:04 PM »
Oh this is great news. Great to hear this is coming. I heard it was being working on and was planned to be the last. So the fact that we'll get 6 more issues to wrap things up is super exciting and it will be great to have this as a complete story. Super excited about this.

Also see that Dark Horse will have 3 Black Hammer comics out in November. Dark Horse, who needs Aliens and Predator!

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #6 on: 20 August, 2020, 04:18:39 PM »
Yep—this is it for RA. I hope this also means it might get reissued in two HC volumes. (I know there’s a softcover omni out now.)

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Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #9 on: 10 October, 2020, 09:30:41 AM »
Huge fan of the comic, so I have high hopes for the show.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #10 on: 10 October, 2020, 09:54:53 AM »
Yeah and the six part conclusion (I think) is coming out around the same time as the show is due to air so that's great.

This is a brilliant series and while we'll see how bold the telly show can be its great that this series is getting the exposure and that Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse are getting the reward (I'd hope???) they deserve.

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #11 on: 12 October, 2020, 11:04:56 AM »
The first seven minutes are now online, and, er, set your expectations accordingly:

https://tvline.com/2020/10/10/alan-tudyk-resident-alien-syfy-watch-video/

I found that depressing viewing. Having heard about the pre-production of this and Alan Tudyk being cast, I’d assumed it would be very different from the wonderful comic. My assumption was that they’d shift from a quite dry investigative procedural dotted with black humour to something goofier. Instead, this intro has the alien brutally murdering a doctor to take his place. As a tonal shift, that’s quite something, but it makes for a quite nasty start and means the protagonist cannot realistically be anything like the one in Hogan/Parkhouse’s series. A pity. (That doesn’t mean the series won’t be _good_, but there were countless other ways to have handled that scene. The most obvious: the doctor sees the alien and dies of a heart attack. He didn’t need to be hurled through a door and into a frozen lake.)

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #12 on: 12 October, 2020, 11:21:55 AM »
Yeah that was quite the shift. And yeah my first thought was please make him have a heart attack, or at least make it an accident - but the tone seemed to make it clear that brutal murder was on the cards. I'm okay with that, that's something that can be dealt with and don't think its a fatal blow to Harry's character, just something that needs to be dealt with.

Positives I thought Alan Tudyk seemed promising... and... well lets see.

...I also picked up the Twin Peaks vibe quite clearly. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing. I mean I adore Twin Peaks and there is that in the comic series, but this needs to be bold and be its own thing.

Not enough there to push me either way. And heck we'll always have the comics regardless.

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #13 on: 12 October, 2020, 11:28:39 AM »
I just thought it was a pity something sweet-natured and smart has been dumbed down to EVIL ALIEN KILLS HUMAN. And, really, I’m not sure that beginning is something the character can recover from in any meaningful sense, unless it eats him up inside with him realising what he’s done, and it makes him resolve to make amends. I note also that they’ve underpinned everything with a mission, which also feels a bit hackneyed. I rather liked the comic’s take, which was basic survival, a lack of desire to interfere, and then a gradual interest in humans.

But, hey, telly is its own thing. Decisions have been made. It just feels a tonal wrench that left a really bad taste for me.

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Re: Hogan and Parkhouse's Resident Alien to become a telly show?
« Reply #14 on: 12 October, 2020, 12:18:17 PM »
Even with the apparent changes, I like the source material, and Tudyk, enough to at least give it a chance.