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AVP Galaxy interview with AC Engineer actors

AVP Galaxy interview with AC Engineer actors

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XenomorphStaff1181 XPJul-05-2018 8:15 AM


I talked with Mr. Mansell, James and others on FB many months ago. Really nice and lovely people. Mansell mentioned it was bloody cold on the day of shooting and they all had to wear sandals and peasant clothes. Luckily they had a heater in the tent. He also mentioned there were 6 of them in total, 4 guys and 2 girls. One of the girls was a boxer and a big brother housemate, Angel McKenzie. For the other girl, I'm not sure. In New Zealand principal photography there were much more people, around 50 I think.

Billy Mansell inside of the tent

Steve D. Doyle at Isle of Wight Comic Con

My favorite photos are a couple of selfies shared by Steve D. Doyle on FB.

9 Responses to AVP Galaxy interview with AC Engineer actors


PraetorianAdmin4319 XPJul-05-2018 8:17 AM

Featured this, thanks!


PraetorianMember2674 XPJul-05-2018 12:42 PM

Very interesting interview by Corporal Hicks, thanks for sharing!

Obviously a memorable experience for Billy & Scott, especially given they are both fans of the Franchise. Something they will never forget. They both did a great job! 

Confirms that there was more shot than ended up on screen. Ridley had to fight to include the Engineer extermination scene in the theatrical release! Although extremely short, that sequence was breathtaking!



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


TrilobiteMember8212 XPJul-06-2018 12:46 PM

These are almost always interesting! Funny how the only keepsakes from the set were payslips with AC stamped on them.


NeomorphMember1650 XPJul-07-2018 5:24 AM

Thanks for posting this. I really enjoyed to read this interview with some who were in the movie. Reading about what went on during the filming and things that you do not know unless you were there is really interesting. Alien Covenant should have had more of the Engineers IMO because it could have worked if they would have gotten it right. Who knows, maybe we as an audience would have cheered for the Engineers against David?


DeaconMember10358 XPJul-12-2018 2:57 PM

Thanks for the Share and Thanks to AVPGalaxy for getting the Interview.

Very Interesting and i especially like Billy Mansell's contribution as he seemed to really understand Prometheus and was a Fan of what Ridley Scott was attempting to Create.

There is a lot of Mystery Surrounding the Engineers, this interview does seem to touch on that these beings are Ritualistic and Sacrifice plays  a Large Role, and that these Ships come and go at certain periods of time, and that THE ARRIVAL of David and Dr Shaw was a Event that was not expected for those Engineers.

They appeared to not be in Fear or KNOW what was going to happen NEXT and those guys, Billy Mansell and Scott James seem to indicate these Engineers had no Fear of being Bombarded.

Which means either they are VERY Naive or maybe the Juggernauts Sole Purpose is NOT to Destroy Worlds.  So maybe by theory holds some Water ;)

But ALAS they both ponder that the LV-223 Engineers are Military Types, even as far as being Genetically Enhanced for this Role or Space Flight.   But lets not FORGET the Sacrificial Engineer had more in Common with the LV-223 Engineers than the Planet 4 ones.

So i think there is a STORY to be Told there, and looking at the Theme of the Prequels...  then i think we need to ASK this Question.

WHY did Weyland Create David?   And while there may be a few reasons i think the one to look out for is the ROLE David and Walter play in the Franchise.....  beings Created in our image who are Superior to us, but Cant Procreate and are Created to Serve their Creators and Perform Tasks/Missions and TOIL so that their Creators NO longer have to.

So i still WANDER if those Prometheus Engineers are to those Planet 4 Engineers as David is to Humans... only the LV-223 Engineers are Organic and not Synthetic...  so like Replicants....

Remember RS had said that Replicants are AI.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

Dark Nebula

XenomorphStaff1181 XPJul-14-2018 11:02 AM

Some interesting comments by Billy Mansell and Juke Hardy, from the FB group:


PraetorianMember3381 XPSep-07-2018 2:10 PM

I love the description of sandals challenges. Great topic.


DeaconMember10358 XPSep-09-2018 2:27 PM

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

I Moon Girl

ChestbursterMember611 XPSep-09-2018 5:28 PM

This is great.  I'm glad I got to read this.  Thanks for the notice and additional info Dark Nebula.

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