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early concepts for the nostromo were very odd.

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Timmy the ultramorph

Aug-17-2017 9:40 PM

here is some of them.

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16 Responses to early concepts for the nostromo were very odd.

I Raptus

Aug-17-2017 10:25 PM

Source of these images?


Timmy the ultramorph

Aug-17-2017 11:14 PM

an official book: alien the archive.

food ain't that bad! - Parker

Barf The Mog

Aug-17-2017 11:15 PM

Yes please cite the source. 

date / publication / author

Timmy the ultramorph

Aug-17-2017 11:25 PM

Publisher: titan books,date: october 28 2014, auther: Mark Salisbury.

food ain't that bad! - Parker

Timmy the ultramorph

Aug-17-2017 11:26 PM

Pretty sure it is official.

food ain't that bad! - Parker

Timmy the ultramorph

Aug-17-2017 11:31 PM

here is the cover.

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food ain't that bad! - Parker

Barf The Mog

Aug-17-2017 11:32 PM

Looks like a great book. 

Timmy the ultramorph

Aug-17-2017 11:32 PM

I think he collected some of the original concept art for the book. I am not sure though. he comes up as the auther.

food ain't that bad! - Parker

Barf The Mog

Aug-17-2017 11:34 PM

Right on. Love those old-school spacecraft drawings. 

I Raptus

Aug-18-2017 12:06 AM

cool. good stuff Timmy the ultramorph. They definitely ended up with a winning design 


Aug-18-2017 5:18 AM

People can just Google "Ron Cobb Alien Concept" even add ships and it will find these for you.

Its interesting as some of his work was clearly influential in Alien Covenant, from slight similarities with the Lander and some of his work, to the same with the Covenant ship which i had mentioned and shared some of those images in a previous post prior to AC hitting the Box Office...   Also the Covenant Bridge is very similar to some of Ron Cobbs Nostromo Bridge concept works.

Lucky they never used Ron Cobbs Alien Monster Concepts though lol

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


Aug-18-2017 5:51 AM

Yes, some Ron Cobb designs and the second image is by Chris Foss. They were first included in The Book of A L I E N by Paul Scanlon and Michael Gross.

1st Edition

Titan Books New Edition May 2012

I have 2 copies of both editions as that's the kind of geek I am!

I don't find them odd at all. What you have there are some classic late 70's designs!


"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


Aug-18-2017 10:16 AM

Great topic again Timmy the ultramorph.

I love this one.

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A very astute collection you have there Lone. My compliments.


Aug-18-2017 10:36 AM

I got this book on Amazon Prime day for a whopping $20 shipped.  It has some stuff I have never seen before.  Surprisingly Alien Resurrection had really cool pics and concepts to view. 

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