9 Responses to “Somebody’s covering their Ash,…”
Excellent article, Ingeniero, thank you.
Beyond doubt, Foster was informed how to to form the hidden (?) background of the story. Probably the 'somebody' in question will be an AI.
I think it would be a good idea to see Noomi Rapace again in the Alien Covenant sequel in the role of an android looking like Elizabeth Shaw. Working in the background...
Thank you Ati. I hadn't thought of an angle like that regarding Dr. Shaw....I guess I'll take what I can get.
Foster did quite well with the previous Alien novelizations I've read and Aliens' novelization is great. I read it years ago and I'm going back through it now. I saw this gem below in the film.
I just caught what one of the board members was doing while Ripley was pleading for her livelihood...a newspaper crossword puzzle. Awesome.
Ingeniero - 'I hadn't thought of an angle like that regarding Dr. Shaw....I guess I'll take what I can get.'
Ok, let's imagine that Noomi Rapace is in the Alien Covenant sequel...
Then we have three possibilites:
A - Shaw is alive, she's been hiding on Planet 4, she joins Walter...
B - Shaw returns as a clone...
C - Shaw returns as an android...
I don't like flashback scenes at all. In Alien there are no flashback scenes!!! In Aliens there are no flashback scenes!
So... yes... I'd vote for version A, without doubt!
Ingeniero - As for the 'gem' you have found, it is awesome! :D
And there is another member who seems to be bored, too. I think he is drawing... a face.
That's great Ati. Thank you for the images.
Drawing a face, half eaten donut...that scene is done well. In the book, Ripley said it would just be easier if she read what they wanted to hear while they read out loud what they wanted to say for the record to save time. So very easy to believe.
The crossword puzzle- great find! "17 down- 5 letters, rhymes with witch. Hint- Ripley's address to the Alien Queen."
Thank you dk.
"They put Ash on board to monitor things for them and to make sure we followed something Mother calls Special Order 937."
Ripley from the Alien novelization, page 233.
The meeting was a formality for the record so they could collect insurance money for the lost Nostromo and it appears that the Company knew all along what to expect on LV-426 when steering the Nostromo towards the planet.
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