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Empire Classics Presents Alien: The Complete History

Empire Classics Presents Alien: The Complete History

daliens

Nov-08-2018 7:01 AM

Empire magazine released a new issue of Empire Classics dedicated to our beloved Alien universe, titled Alien: The Complete History.

"The collectors’ edition magazine charts the gestation of Scott’s horror classic and the genesis of its most shocking moment, as well as the making of James Cameron’s tooled-up sequel and a look at why it’s the perfect follow-up. Then it’s onto the troubled production of Alien 3, with original set reports and a journey into Vincent Ward’s left-field vision to set the third film on a wooden planet populated by monks. Completing the original cycle, there’s the making of Alien: Resurrection as well as interviews with Jeunet and Sigourney Weaver herself.

But the story of Alien didn’t end in 1997 – the series continued in the ‘00s with the controversial Alien vs. Predator entries, before Ridley Scott returned to repopulate the universe he originally spawned with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. Inside the mag, just waiting to burst out, you’ll find set reports, interviews, reviews, and much, much more from all of those movies.

Alien: The Complete History is jam-packed with gooey, Giger-y goodness – and you can find it on shelves now, or pick up a copy online here with free p&p. This is Empire Classics, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off."

 

I hope Disney will manage to grab one copy.

 

"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!"

6 Responses to Empire Classics Presents Alien: The Complete History

BigDave

Nov-10-2018 7:04 AM

I certainly think as a collectors item this is something that i would be looking to Purchase thanks for the News.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

daliens

Nov-14-2018 10:35 AM

Well, a friend bought for me the only copy available at a WH Smiths, but he hasn't mailed it yet. I heard it is very interesting and I even read something about it, so I will share to you, thanks to hnentertainment.co:

"EmpireMagazine has dropped some interesting plot details in their new Empire Classics Alien Special issue (we’ve been able to get a copy) concerning John Logan’s (Alien: Covenant) script for the on-hiatus Alien: Awakening, that may or may not ever see the light of day.

Mentioning that in that script surviving Engineers of David’s genocide on Paradise would enact some sort of revenge, and piecing together that the setting would take place on LV-426 from some previous statements made by Ridley Scott.

Here is the excerpt from the magazine concerning the Alien: Awakening details.

“LOGAN’S SCRIPT WOULD HAVE SEEN THE RETURN OF PROMETHEUS’ ENGINEERS, WITH THAT SPECIES’ SURVIVORS COMING AFTER THE GENOCIDAL DAVID. SETTING-WISE, SCOTT SAID IT WAS OBVIOUS ‘WE’RE GONNA ACTUALLY GO TO THE PLANET’. BY WHICH WE ASSUME HE MEANS LV-426.”

This would, of course, be the planet from Alien and Aliens, which could explain how the derelict ship that the crew of the Nostromo encounter in the original film. Some fan theories have suggested that the Space Jockey on LV-426 is actually David in a new hybrid body.

Could these Engineers be responsible for downing the ship and marooning the eggs on LV-426? Would we see the xenomorphs finally used as a bio-weapon against an army of Engineers? This brings up more questions than answers which is the idea with these movies.

That certainly would be interesting and give the Prometheus saga the bookend that Scott has been seeking and having it line-up directly with Alien."

I don't know if someone from EmpireMagazine actually read Logan's script for Alien Awakening or if they only assume as we do here, based on what Ridley Scott said. I know I want to see that movie and I hope I won't have to wait too long for it. I am a Ridley Scott and Alien fan and I might be subjective,  but I think a lot of people are waiting to see how the story ends. Or how it all begun.

"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!"

Membrane

Nov-14-2018 12:26 PM

Just sent in new content on the HNE article regarding this Empire Classics, not knowing you already did daliens...

BigDave

Nov-14-2018 1:24 PM

I think they could have Miss-Interpreted Ridley Scotts comments.

First i would say YES some Engineers Survived the Genocide this is Evident from Davids Work, and his Notes.. Quite HOW he could take advantage of the Engineers is another mater, but they are NOT the same Brutes that was in Prometheus... But there is likely OTHER good reasons for how David could have ended up having his WAY with them.

Maybe some Engineers took up hiding on Planet 4?  But why would they be in hiding for 10 years? Indeed OUTSIDE would be a Risk to them from the Contamination, even after-wards we see the Spores, and Certainly any Surviving Engineers could encounter them when investigating and succumb to Neomorphs... Maybe also some of Davids Creations could have gave them a GOOD REASON to Hide.

The Question would be HOW do those Engineers Survive and at WHAT point does it become SAFE to seek Revenge on David which we can assume is after he has LEFT?

We need instead to pay attention to what else Ridley Scott said... he mentioned that those Engineers (well some) come and go to that place at certain intervals and when some return they Discover their Planet Laid to Waste...

It is HIGHLY likely that a Group of Engineers that have left Planet 4 in the Past Prior to Davids Arrival will return to Discover what has happened and NO DOUBT not be pleased with what they Discover.

Regarding the PLANET... again this can be taken as a miss-interpretation...  The PLANET... what does that mean?  LV-426? it could be LV-223, but it likely means Origae-6.

The Advent and other Messages David sends seem to show us that Planet 4 is located within the Zeta 2 Constellation or at least not far, but then Stars in a Constellation can be VERY FAR away from Each other..  What we need to look at is that the Covenant was about a Year (or 9-10 Months) into its Mission (from Our System) before the Ship Suffered the Damage from the Neutrino Burst.  This means that PLANET 4 is within a Years Travel from Earth, likely 10-11 Months, which is not FAR off how long the Nostromo would have taken to get from LV-426 to Earth some 18 years later.

I think its SAFE to Assume Planet 4 could be within a few Light Years of LV-426 but Certainly Weeks/Months away.

What Benefit would David have of going to LV-426?  We have to consider what RS had said at the time of Prometheus (yes Plot has changed) but indications are LV-426 is Baron... It was indicated that the Derelict likely left LV-223 but only ended up as far as LV-426. and i think regardless of the Plot Change, its a Good Chance that MAYBE the Derelict leaves LV-223 and ends up on LV-426 still.

I assume this based on IF David goes to Origae-6 and the Engineers are incoming, then we have to ASK how does a Engineer Ship end up going to LV-426?  we have to ask WHY  because IF the Engineers arrive at Planet 4 and then go to Origae-6 then its too much of a Coincidence that they then go to EARTH but take a path that takes them close to LV-426 the only Logical Ways to look at WHY are..

*The Engineers go to LV-223 to get a Bio-Weapon to use on David (and maybe Earth) but only end up on LV-426 this could be wishful thinking for Fans to think the Engineers will go there to get their own Xenomorph to bring into the Fight.

*The Engineers and/or David end up going to LV-223 to Mass-Produce and Evolve his Creation, but then when they (David or Engineers) attempt to leave they become infected with ONE of the Cargo.

THIS ^^^ is the likely Scenario.

We have to Remember RS has said it will require TWO movies before we get to ALIEN and the Next Movie WILL-NOT Focus on Xenomorphs but will be about AI and where David is going and WHAT kind of a World would he create.

I would assume this means David would NOT be going to LV-223/426 in the Next movie because this would lead to a more Xenomorph/Alien like Movie.  Also IF David goes there, it could mean the Engineers and Weyland-Yutani could arrive SOONER rather than later...

I could be WRONG however and things are subject to Change.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

daliens

Nov-15-2018 9:15 AM

Scott Wampler at birth.movies.death confirms the script for Alien Covenant sequel is not yet written. 

"Yesterday, upon seeing the latest Alien: Awakening story, I was able to confirm - via a source who's certainly in a position to know - that there is no Alien: Awakening script at this time. This is not to say that things aren't happening behind-the-scenes on the Alien franchise (they definitely are), or that a Covenant sequel might not happen somewhere up the road. It is only to say that the rumors re: Logan's Alien: Awakening draft are inaccurate, and that it hasn't been written."

The EmpireMagazine does not actually say that such script exists, but what would have been like, most probably based on Ridley Scott's interviews on the topic.

Anyway, those surviving engineers could not have been from Planet 4, but ones who returned to Planet 4 after the events from Alien Covenant.

 

"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!"

daliens

Nov-15-2018 9:34 AM

BigDave I also believe the planet mentioned by Ridley Scott was Origae 6, but who can tell exactly what will be next?

Who could have told the engineers would be wiped out by David or that David created the xenomorph in a Prometheus sequel?  

The interesting fact is how fast any rumours about an Alien Covenant sequel are spreading across the internet, so it's like people are in waiting. Even if Ridley Scott is involved in so many projects now and with Disney owning the rights over the franchise (which I totally dislike), there is hope that the sequel will eventually happen.

"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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