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well at least its going to be inside a space ship or space station of somesorts, I hope this movie will be better than the TV series. I am not a fan of humans going medieval on the xenomorphs unless they were raised by the yautja (predators)
Well i would not say this is from the SET... if it is then its NOT that Great of a SpecialEffects... this is likely a Mock Up from some Concept Work.
If we do ASSUME this Shot is NOT from any Game but is a Concept Work based image then what it leads me to is that this is MOST likely to be a Space Station of sorts.
In which case the PLOT would seem similar to ALIEN ISOLATION in that we would have a Group this Time of 20 year old somethings... who END UP going to and Investigating some Research Station and then making a Horrific Discovery.
A Space Station will NOT be as Claustrophobic as a Ship it gives plenty more Space to RUN and HIDE which is what i think most of this Movie will be about.
You can replicate the Claustrophobic feel of ALIEN by having the Humans become CUT-OFF from their Space Ship (maybe Sabotaged) and then Power/Lights being CUT by either Xenomorphs or some Antagonist who came aboard with the Humans (or maybe is already on the Space Station).
Another Advantage of this being a SPACE STATION is we could see that some kinds of Experiments had been worked on which means we can get something thats NOT like 100% the Traditional Xenomorph.
But this may NOT sit well with some.... but i Welcome it VS the NormalXenomorph has been Collected to Mass Produce as a WEAPON based on just Unleashing the Beast upon a Populace... as YAWN! we been there in a way and we shall see this in the TV Series. (Accidentally but AVPR we already saw this too).
Xenomorph... the Ultimate Survivor i would say YES.... and this can be Expanded upon.
Xenomorph... the Ultimate Prey/Test for a Yautja? I would say YES...
Xenomorph... the Ultimate Weapon? Well absolutely NO!
I figured the Weyland-Yutani Corporation wouldn't release regular xenomorphs on people, that would do more harm than good for WYC.
In the Dark Horse Comics and Video Games, we see that Weyland-Yutani or its competitor BioNat or a rogue Colonial Marine Colonel attempt to breed a loyal brand of xenomorphs either via conditioning or turning the xenomorphs into cyborg servants (Xenoborgs).
The former was a bad idea as Colonel Thomas A.W. Spears found out the hard way. The latter worked better seeing the xenoborgs were completely loyal to WYC.
Ive NOT read many Comics but some of the ALIEN V ideas did seem to suggest that they was thinking of having some kind of TechnologyAttached to the Xenomorph in a ATTEMPT to Control them.... this is a ANGLE that could be Explored in a Movie or TV Series as ALONE the Xenomorph is just a kind of Pest Control..
As in you take out Mice with Cats but then if these Cats are Dangerous and Parasitic then you just Create another Problem.... UNLESS they have LimitedProcreation and Life-Span....
To a Degree the Xenomorph is like this.... if we have a Limited Life Span and even if the Queen would DIE eventually.... the Xenomorph can-not Procreate without a HOST and so Eventually you would have a Place that would just have EGGS which are waiting for a HOST..... if you can Safely Collect those Eggs to RE-USE then YES the Xenomorph as a Weapon has some USES... but then surely other forms of Biological Warfare are better or NUKES!
The WHAT NEXT has NEVER been covered in the Movies as things go to POT before we get to that Point (as a Example if the USM Auriga had Contained the Xenomorphs then WHAT was their PLAN).
Using the Xenomorph as it is would be RISKY its a case of Containment if you can Succeeded with this.. another thing then is HOW can you CONTROL them or Attempt and i think this is something that the TV Series could attempt to look at.
But i think there is a BIGGER PICTURE if you look at WHAT can be Gained from a Xenomorph, and its NOT to use it as a kind of Pest Control/Cat. I think RS had intended to look at it like this and to THINK outside the Box so to speak.
I always believed the Queen was a later evolution, kind of like the xenomorphs had genetic version of Skynet and the Engineers/Space Jockey lost control over their creations which is probably why they went to drawing board or abandoned the xenomorphs at some point before the events of prometheus.
also i don't believe the humans would drop wild xenomorphs on to settlements, I always believed they would try to make loyal servant out of the xenomorphs with some sort of experimental technology augmented to it.
Like how Umbrella in the Resident Evil Games were constantly researching and developing new techniques in creating BOWs (Bio-Organic Weapons) by either improving the t-virus or create a new virus which improved they way Umbrella made their BOWs.
Umbrella Chemical Corporation is inspired by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation.
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