Alien: Covenant News ArticleLatest Alien: Covenant News Headline:
Introducing the NECA X Alien Club!
112 Now OnlineOpen Forums   ❱
Log in to unlock your profile!
Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant - Prometheus sequel by Ridley Scott

Alien: Covenant

COUNTDOWN TO COVENANT MISSION LAUNCH:

Chestburster food requirement?

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 1:38 PM

I was reading about a theory that in order to birth,the Chestburster must wait to be triggered by its host eating.Of course Kane was eating when his birthed,also the was echoed in Vincent Ward's Wooden Planet.Now i know there isn't much truth to this,Mary the colonist in Aliens certainly hadn't eaten.Neither had Purvis in Alien Resurrection.But would take food give the Alien more growth and power?The Big Chap was certainly more deadly than the drones in Hadley's Hope,how many of those colonists got to eat.I know it a silly question,but what do you guys think?

Replies

dk

Member

11

Posted Feb-15-2017 1:47 PM

I found this 7 minute video pretty good. This guy has some interesting theories (Thanks QES). It touches on your question but doesn't seem to outright and definitively answer it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i4IsLEgBHw

S.M

Member

0

Posted Feb-15-2017 1:57 PM

With only one recorded instance of someone eating prior to chestbursting, I'm not seeing a connection.

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 1:58 PM

Excellent video.Your right,I definitely have to find the time for those videos.The angle on the chestburster being cancerous was why i posted the chestburster surgical thread.

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 1:59 PM

I almost forgot.Thank you dk.

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:00 PM

It's a theory S.M. and I'm not the first to theorize it.

dk

Member

11

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:03 PM

nin- he has a video on surgically removing the chestburster too.

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:04 PM

I saw that.I'm definitely going to give it a watch!

dk

Member

11

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:11 PM

Here it is for convenience. I need to sub this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR2ILljzeeQ

Sorry if this gets the thread off target- it is still early!

Assimilated_Xenomorph

Member

0

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:11 PM

yea I agree I think eating has a part to play in how long it takes for chestbursting to occur. I think it would probably be safe to assume that the alien embryo will feed off of the nutrients of its host and so the more nutrients the host takes in, the more nutrients the alien embryo takes in and thus the less time it takes to chestburst.

 

It probably also depends on the health of the host aswell. If we compare two hosts, one healthy and one unhealthy, which have both taken in the same amount of nutrients, it might take longer for unhealthy host to experience a chestburst because of the strain the alien embryo will have on the host.


Maybe this is why the deacon chestburst out of the engineer that quickly and at that size aswell, due to the fitness and stregnth of the engineer

 

 

Assimilated_Xenomorph

Member

0

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:12 PM

This also begs the question, could a host so unhealthy that a facehugger would not allow its self to impregnate the host? that's if the facehugger could tell the health of the host obviously

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:13 PM

No problem dk.Thank you!

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:16 PM

Intriguing angle Assimilated_xenomorph.Purvis in Resurrection had a thyroid condition that lead to the delayed birth of his Chestburster.

Assimilated_Xenomorph

Member

0

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:24 PM

ninXeno426 woahhh, that's definitely why it took long to for the alien embryo to chestburst. If it took in nutrients at a rate which would have caused it to grow at a fast rate, I think it would have caused a large strain on Purvis due to his illness and would have probably caused him to die of stress and whatnot. obviously a dead host is not ideal so it has to control how much nutrients it takes in therefor controlling the rate at which it grows until it is ready to chestburst.

 

clever creatures when they aren't even born yet lol

Fire_Stream21

Member

3

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:25 PM

@dk watched that video, great video thanks

dk

Member

11

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:31 PM

Fire- QES originally shared and I went down the YT rabbit hole. All good!

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:44 PM

All hail Queen Elizabeth Shaw!Thanks for the amazing find!And thank you again dk for the links!

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:47 PM

Did a little research on that Assimilated_Xenomorph.Always wanted to know why all his buddies Chestbursted long before he did.Always great to know it wasn't just a plot hole.

Assimilated_Xenomorph

Member

0

Posted Feb-15-2017 2:55 PM

Got that right

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 4:16 PM

How about Spike the dog from Alien 3,do you think he ate before it burst?

dk

Member

11

Posted Feb-15-2017 4:24 PM

Tough to say. The embryo could have got nutrition from the dog's body- muscle, organs etc.

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 4:26 PM

Yeah good point.How about Babe?How did babe die is an even better question

dk

Member

11

Posted Feb-15-2017 4:36 PM

I would imagine a similar fashion to the dog. The interesting difference was Babe was dead and hanging but the burster survived. Either way I think viewers are supposed to just go with it. Back then, those creators probably didn't know their movies would be dissected to such a high level as they are now. That just goes to show how much we love it imo.

BigDave

Member

213

Posted Feb-15-2017 4:40 PM

I am going to agree with SM on this...

as far as how healthy a host is?  I think it would not matter to the Xeno it depends on how the Embryo Grows and what does it need and i would assume they would just need Genetic Material off a Host.

But its nice to speculate on health, i think its something to consider if the Host has some disease like Cancer or something maybe the Face Hugger would leave them alone?

But i would think they have a instinct and would be opportunistic 

Happy New Year Folks!!!!!

Centauri

Member

71

Posted Feb-15-2017 4:47 PM

 

 

****

 

"Must be something we haven't seen yet.."__Bishop

            

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 5:30 PM

Lol Centauri !Where did you find those

S.M

Member

0

Posted Feb-15-2017 6:40 PM

I've watched a bunch of those Alien Theory videos.  They're  well presented, but also a little frustrating in terms of the conclusions, or rather lack thereof.  For all the videos with 'Explained' in the title, stuff that actually gets explained is very rare.  There's a bunch of theories from different sources, which is helpful, but they generally end with 'What do you think?'

 

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 6:55 PM

What's an example S.M.?I haven't watched to many yet.

S.M

Member

0

Posted Feb-15-2017 7:00 PM

Pretty much anything with 'blah blah blah - Explained' in the title.

The embryo implantation one linked above is a prime example. And that one even states that 'the most widely held view is the hugger implants a cancerous tumour that becomes the chestburster'.  I've been around this online community for the better part of 20 years, and that ain't a widely held view at all.

ninXeno426

Member

32

Posted Feb-15-2017 7:08 PM

Alright thanks S.M. The first i heard about it was Colonial Marines.The wiki too.Now i know you're going to say don't take wikis seriously and Colonial Marines isn't canon,but when i posted the thread about surgical removal of Chestbursters,i was curious how many people thought that,because you're right really i don't hear it very often,but i thought it was worth asking.I take it that's not one covered in The Weyland Yutani report?

dk

Member

11

Posted Feb-15-2017 7:34 PM

At least the linked blah blah videos give better theories and research than some posts simply naysaying. It is asked what we think at the end because there is no official answer and invites discussion and debate. If there were official answers there would be no need for debate.

Sign in to add a reply to this topic!

Alien: Covenant Community Stats

Members Registered: 31,573

Alien: Covenant Fans Recently Online: 112

Welcome to the Alien: Covenant fan website & forum! Don't be a lurker, consider joining our community of like-minded Alien & Prometheus fans. By signing up you can comment on news articles, start your own forum topics, upload images and even win cool prizes! Over 31,573 fans have already signed up!

About Alien: Covenant

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.

Latest Alien: Covenant Images

Daniels vs. Aliens

Daniels vs. Aliens

Jan-08-2017 1:09 PM
4 Comments

Alien egg hatching

Alien egg hatching

Dec-31-2016 9:29 AM
1 Comments

Alien: Covenant Trailer 2016

Alien: Covenant Trailer 2016

Dec-25-2016 3:02 AM
4 Comments

Latest Alien: Covenant Forum Topics

Freedom- best checked or un checked?

24 Replies, Last Post: 2017-02-20 20:41:19

3 THINGS YOU MISSED IN THE TRAILER

10 Replies, Last Post: 2017-02-20 20:34:45

Shaw... Alive?!

5 Replies, Last Post: 2017-02-20 20:07:55

Alien and the troubles of Artificial Intelligence

62 Replies, Last Post: 2017-02-20 18:43:59

DAVID’S SNEER – PROGRAMMED OR NOT?

12 Replies, Last Post: 2017-02-20 18:31:16

black goo/acid blood

21 Replies, Last Post: 2017-02-20 18:01:12

Alien and the religious angle

96 Replies, Last Post: 2017-02-20 17:46:05

Another Covenant theory

74 Replies, Last Post: 2017-02-20 17:40:59

New Visual Media

5 Replies, Last Post: 2017-02-20 17:38:32

ALIEN: COVENANT will act as a sequel to 2012's PROMETHEUS as well as a prequel to 1979's ALIEN. Alien fans looking to know more about ALIEN: COVENANT as well as when its first trailer is set to debut, should check back often. Alien-Covenant.com is an information resource for film enthusiasts looking to learn more about the upcoming blockbuster Alien: Covenant. Providing the latest official and accurate information on Alien: Covenant, this website contains links to every set video, viral video, commercial, trailer, poster, movie still and screenshot available. This site is an extension of the Alien & Predator Fandom on Scified - a central hub for fans of Alien and Prometheus looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Images used are property of their respective owners. Alien: Covenant and its associated names, logos and images are property of 20th Century Fox and are in no way owned by Scified and its related entities. This is a fan-created website for the purpose of informing and exciting fans for Alien: Covenant's release. If you have any questions about this site, its content or the Scified Network in general, feel free to contact Scified directly.

Your account has not yet been verified. Please check your email for the verification link to begin posting.

Please review our rules before sharing content

Use Your E-Mail:


Password:


Stay Logged In

Content Policies & Legal Disclaimers