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Trooper McFad

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Alien TV series
« on: 07 December, 2020, 10:54:16 PM »
Was passed this by my Alien super fan mate from work.
https://comicbook.com/comics/news/alien-new-marvel-series-comics/
If it gets off the ground I’ll definitely give it a watch as long as it’s based in “Aliens” and the space marine world as that’s my favourite.
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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #1 on: 07 December, 2020, 11:37:42 PM »
This will be a difficult one. Alien found, attacks, destoyed, rinse and repeat will be pretty tiresome quite quickly.

I would like to see a Dad's Army type unit at an outpost that believes they are surrounded by aliens.

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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #2 on: 08 December, 2020, 01:21:39 AM »


It's a comic not a TV series.

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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #3 on: 08 December, 2020, 07:12:48 AM »


It's a comic not a TV series.

Thanks on a reread your right my mind was filling in the nonexistent blanks. Doh!!
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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #4 on: 08 December, 2020, 09:06:37 AM »
I've seen various rumours online that the franchise might be heading to TV.

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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #6 on: 11 December, 2020, 01:57:04 PM »
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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #8 on: 11 December, 2020, 02:50:53 PM »
I always thought a film set on Earth would be great - a constant war of attrition where humanity is pushed to the brink, based on an enemy that does not feel emotion, does not fear death, is merciless, and seemingly endless in number.

This could be good!

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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #9 on: 11 December, 2020, 02:53:24 PM »
If this were the premise:

Insurance Man : Thank you Ripley, that will be all.
Ripley : [aggravated]  Goddammit, that's *not* all! 'Cause if one of those things gets down here then that *will* be all! And all this...
[Ripley grabs up a few pieces of paper]
Ripley : This *bullshit* you think is so important...
[Ripley tosses the paper, scattering them]
Ripley : You can just kiss all of that goodbye!


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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #10 on: 11 December, 2020, 03:41:33 PM »
And then humanity can genetically engineer cannon-fodder soldiers from -- oh let's say dogs and we can all settle down to watch Gene (as long as he doesn't 'get wet...')

I always thought a film set on Earth would be great - a constant war of attrition where humanity is pushed to the brink, based on an enemy that does not feel emotion, does not fear death, is merciless, and seemingly endless in number.

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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #11 on: 11 December, 2020, 03:44:01 PM »
I think you might be on to something here!! Get the producers on the line!

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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #12 on: 18 December, 2020, 10:24:45 AM »
I've said it before that Alien films no longer work.  The subject matter doesn't fit with how films are made today.  See also: Terminator and Predator.

But we're in a great era for TV and so this could work.  Maybe.

The danger is that it'll just be a slasher like AvP: Requiem (the worst film ever made).  But the hope is that it's like this...

I always thought a film set on Earth would be great - a constant war of attrition where humanity is pushed to the brink, based on an enemy that does not feel emotion, does not fear death, is merciless, and seemingly endless in number.

This could be good!

As long as it doesn't become another dreary show like The Walking Dead where the aliens don't really matter and it's just all about people being pricks to each other.

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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #13 on: 18 December, 2020, 10:38:16 AM »
It might be interesting to see how the scumbag Company uses the Aliens on Earth. Bio-Weapons for warfare were mentioned in the original Alien, or could an even more chilling 'urban pacification' or 'ethnic cleansing' role be considered? It might mean certain Earth regions being deliberately infected then overrun by the Xenos predators as punishment for defying the Market or as part of a horrifying social extermination campaign. Examining the cold-blooded indifference of the 1% to their fellow human beings would be good if depressing Television, very alien indeed. 
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Re: Alien TV series
« Reply #14 on: 18 December, 2020, 10:40:57 AM »
Hopefully it'll retain more of the suspense and tension of the first film, over the gung-ho heroics of Aliens, as much as I like the sequel.
The involvement of Fargo show runner Noah Hawley certainly bodes well though.  :)
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