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Alien: Engineers

A L I E N 4 2 6

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Posted Jan-08-2017 2:50 PM

If you have not read the original Alien: Engineers script, you guys definitely should! In it, we find the concepts of David overcoming his programming as is rumored in AC, we see the concept which we are getting this year in the form of the Neomorphs, we see the Ultramorph in action, a primative version of the facehugger, etc. etc. it's really a fascinating read! It does have some story issues of its own, but it's a really neat first draft. 

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Facehuggers!

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Posted Jan-08-2017 4:55 PM

Indeed, it is quite a read! Though it gets trite sometimes lol, those obvious references to 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (a masterpiece by the way) are really dull...

BigDave

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Posted Jan-08-2017 5:13 PM

some nice ideas... but its a bit too Alieny for me...

But indeed they could be re-using some unused ideas and concepts from it in future

I hope that the only AWAKENING we are in for is FOX/RS wake up and learn from their mistakes.

NonsenseBody

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Posted Jan-08-2017 9:09 PM

Where could I read this at?

Chris

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Posted Jan-08-2017 9:29 PM

We covered it a while back, there's a link to the download in this article if you wish. It is a great read and yes - many of its concepts are being explored in more detail in Alien: Covenant. It also featured an epic Engineer vs. Alien battle where an Engineer literally picks up a Xenomorph and snaps it in half almost, over his leg... like a boss. Engineers are bad MFers.

NonsenseBody

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Posted Jan-08-2017 10:06 PM

Omg, thank you. This sounds great. I'll be reading it tonight. 

ninXeno426

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Posted Jan-08-2017 11:31 PM

I've read the basic synapse of it(probably here since Chris mentioned it).I have it bookmarked and will probably read it sooner rather than later now.

Would you Kindly?

ali81

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Posted Jan-09-2017 2:04 AM

u can read it on simply scripts, they have loads of unproduced alien screenplays including several alien 3 concepts such as the wooden planet that fincher wanted to do. it wouldn't be the first time someone has read a script n changed it but said 'I love the ideas in this script but I think theyd work out better in the sequal'

ninXeno426

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Posted Jan-09-2017 3:20 AM

The only one I've read so far is William Gibson's version of three.Wasnt bad though i dont really know about the xenomorph literaly ripping there way out of people.

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ali81

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Posted Jan-09-2017 4:17 AM

theres one that is set similar to finchers film where they r on a prison planet and theres a xeno down in the basement, not sure whos that is tho. but fincher wanted to do the one set on the wooden planet with monks. was the one u read the one where its starts with the young military guy gets ripped to pieces and put back together but he and his buddy have been labotomised?

A L I E N 4 2 6

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Posted Jan-09-2017 6:10 AM

Chris I thought I was the Morphed Fifield that snapped the Xeno. Oh well, I must've read that wrong 

ninXeno426

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Posted Jan-09-2017 1:00 PM

No but i think i know what one your talking about though

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Thoughts_Dreams

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Posted Jan-11-2017 7:44 AM

Alien 426:

 

I have read it, it is a lot better both compared to Lindelof because it has far better characters and focuses more on the Xenos and compared to the final movie. That is what they should have made the movie based on instead of the screw up that we got. This is not to say that everything in Spaight’s script is good but at least it is better.

 

For example, Shaw was less naïve in AE than in what she became in the movie and she was also better written in Spaight’s draft compared to Lindelof’s. Holloway said something about (in Spaight’s script) that there could be things there that they don’t understand. Compare this to Prometheus where he acts like a reckless kid (“it is Christmas and I want to open my present”, stupid line) or when he removes his helmet.

 

Things are less vague in Spaight’s draft and it is easier to follow which is a plus.

 

Even though I think that Janek was alright I didn’t like the scene where he says that it might be a glitch when he is talking to Fifield and Milburn and then jokes “try not to bugger each other”. I don’t know I think that this line was out of place and a lame attempt at humor even though I think that the captain was alright in general. This was not in Spaight’s script so it might have been some lame thing that Lindelof added.

 

David was more evil in AE something that I didn’t like. He was the one that woke the Engineer up not Weyland. I like that they changed that in Prometheus. There still wasn’t any sub-titles to the Engineer speech in Spaight’s script something that was lame but David explained that later in some line.

 

I am not sure if I like that they changed it from Weyland’s idea of terraforming into wanting more life, whatever. It could have worked if they would have put sub-titles when he spoke to the Engineer.

 

Even in Spaight’s draft Chance and Ravel have some lines that they speak, they become more like humans rather than some side figures that you don’t know why they were here. They become easier to relate to. In Lindelof’s draft they are more passive. Yes, there are differences between Lindelof’s draft and the final movie where they are just like background pieces in a museum or something.

ali81

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Posted Jan-11-2017 10:53 PM

the morphed fifiend grabs a xeno from behind and rips it apart while the xeno is in hiding waiting to ambush shaw

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Alien: Covenant Movie

Release Date:

May 19th, 2017

Plot Synopsis:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS -- and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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