If you had to pick one image that sums up the Alien Franchise from any of the films, what would it be?
For me it is the image of the Runner Alien in A3 toying with Ripley. She is dead to rights and she knows it, but accepts it with grace..She didn't scream, didn't try to run, just turned her head and closed her eyes. The image shows the true power, strength and predatory instincts of both Ripley's character and the Xenomorph species.
Had she not had a Queen embryo in her this would have been the end of Ripley's story...but as it was, she survived... a while longer at least.
I still remember as a 12 year old kid seeing a cardboard cut-out of this image at a movie store (when they still existed) and was both captivated and horrified by it. It ultimately led to me pretending to be over 15, hiring the film and watching it in secret. It was the gateway into the franchise for me, and I was hooked ever since....and come on, I turned out alright dammit XD
Anyone else have an image and/or a story to share?
nice one! any significant story or memory attached to it?
The egg would be mine too! So iconic and mysterious. It can evoke practically anything, an unseen horror, and your worse fears.
It is mysterious- a familiar object with the suspense of appearing that something is about to happen.
In the light of recent "developments" this came into my mind:
You're doing it wrong!! XD
Eine Theorie die nicht auf Etwas solidem basiert ist für gewöhnlich nur Geschwätz.
This. The set and creature of design of Alien is legendary, and this Space Jockey set piece is, possibly, the most memorable one of all. I can close my eyes and relive the first time I saw the camera pull out to that wideshot and the musical cue... Man, I love it!
Not a map, an invitation
cuponator3000 nice one!! Very iconic that image.
This is an easy one. Originally I would have used an image such as...
For me, the Alien was a connotation of the terror one would feel when truly contemplating the empty, lifeless, void of space, its violent birth and it's unforgiving yet remorseless nature. To be honest the tagline said it all - in space, no one can hear you scream.
But after Prometheus and especially Alien Covenant this is the image I would use...
Alien Covenants retcon of the Aliens origins and the fascination over Davids attempts at creating the Perfect Organism from both the remains of the dead and a weapon of death, is heavily reminiscent of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. The reason I use an image from I, Frankenstein (one of the worst adaptations of the character) is simply because Alien Covenant wasn't the sequel I signed on for - following Prometheus I was invested in the character of Elizabeth Shaw and her quest for the truth, not the continued experiments of David; experiments he should have ceased following Weyland's death for it was Weyland that had ordered these experiments in the first place.
End of rant.
This excellent fan made poster for the original Alien.Perfectly sums up the series as a whole,Mankind's journey across the stars leads to a horrifying encounter with the unknown
Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for
Agree with many of you guys images
To me it was also the Space Jockey image/scene that really brings me to the Alien world. That scene was epic for me as a kid first watching the movie on a TV. It totally gave me a vision of how alien universe would be and it looked so authentic. I am so glad I got to experience that film as a kid. Alien is a classic hands down.
Please tell me this is not David wearing an engineer suit.
"He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"
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