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Lack of Alien Day 2020 hype is disappointing...

Lack of Alien Day 2020 hype is disappointing...

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I'm sure many of you are wondering - what's going on with Alien Day this year? If so, you're not alone. It appears there is little hype surrounding the upcoming makeshift holiday this year compared to previous years. Alien Day officially started back in 2018 following Alien: Covenant and takes place on April 26th (a play on the iconic planet LV-426 which most of the franchise is centered on). With less than 10 days to go before that date arrives, things are looking rather bleak...

Compared to the previous two years, there is significantly less to be excited for. There has been little to no word from Disney/Fox regarding anything special on their end and most retailers have significantly less to offer fans eager to grow their exclusive collections. Reebok announced a fresh pair of Colonial Marine sneakers and T-shirts (below) and the mobile game Alien: Blackout will be free to download... But that's about it.

The official Alien Day website hasn't been updated in a year and still sports information and promotions from 2019 and there is nothing on the site which indicates plans of an update for 2020.

It's difficult to say whether the lack of attention for the fandom holiday is a result of the Covid-19 Coronavirus disruption or due to Disney's lack of interest in the property they now own. Either way, we're pretty bummed out at the prospect that this could be the last Alien Day officially recognized by the property rights holders - leaving it up to us fans and a few select independent retailers to keep the tradition going...

We here at Alien-Covenant(.com) will be hosting a giveaway to members which we will be announcing next week. We're hoping other retailers hop on board and announce Alien Day plans as well, but at the time of writing this article, this is it, I'm afraid.

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Written by ChrisPublished on 2020-04-17 12:42:56

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18 Fan responses to Lack of Alien Day 2020 hype is disappointing...

Leto

Apr-17-2020 3:07 PM

I hope we get new information about AVP anime. Maybe a surprise is coming...

dk

Apr-17-2020 9:19 PM

We should just continue to have fun here. We can always watch the IGN shorts from the last Alien Day. 

ignorantGuy

Apr-17-2020 10:09 PM

It is possible that they will release Aliens on 4k, as the Reebok stuff is Aliens oriented.

dk

Apr-17-2020 10:44 PM

Aliens 4k has nothing new to offer from Aliens on DVD imo. I hate to see it become a time to sell slick looking shoes, but whatever. Maybe the Beast really is cooked with an apple inits mouth.

ignorantGuy

Apr-18-2020 12:23 AM

@dk well if done correctly 4k restorations of 4k 70s and 80s movies look and sound extraordinary.  It might have a lesser impact if you saw a movie a hundred times.

You must take into account that the average period between Alien movies (taken into account the 2 AvPs) is somewhere around 5 and a half years, with the biggest gap of 7 years between the original and Aliens, and least was approximately 3 years between the AvPs. What is happening conforms to the pattern, as now we are approaching the 3 year anniversary of AC. 

hox

Apr-18-2020 7:15 AM

If memory serves, Aliens was filmed on low quality videotape. Ironically, much older movies have superb 4K transfers because they were filmed on celluloid. Stretching the Aliens transfer to HD was probably hard enough a technical challenge, let alone 4K.

hox

Apr-18-2020 9:49 AM

Sorry, I don't know where I heard that story. Looks like it was recorded on film.

ignorantGuy

Apr-18-2020 1:11 PM

hox They did not need to rescan it in 4k or more for making a 4k release. Not even Alien Covenant was finished in 4k and it had one. They could have processed the HD release from 2010 and added HDR to it. Fox never remasters the sound in Atmos or DTS. 

BigDave

Apr-19-2020 4:43 AM

Well we will have the Release of the STARBEAST Comic from Dark Horse to look forwards too.

Unfortunately if there was anything else Planned for News then the COVID-19 Outbreak would put a lot of stuff on HOLD.  Or Certainly would effect the Schedule of anything ALIEN related that was to be released or announced.  (by Released i am not expecting any News on a Movie).

 

BigDave

Apr-29-2020 7:10 AM

These are the Covers to Issues 2 and 3 of the Dark Horse Comics adaption of O'Bannon's Starbeast, again the Face Hugger and Chest Buster appear to be Similar.

hox

Apr-29-2020 2:05 PM

@ignorantGuy, Alien Covenant is available on iTunes encoded for 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos.

Thoughts_Dreams

May-02-2020 10:11 AM

Shit happens, maybe there is really not very much news to speak of? It does not mean that Disney does not care about it. They bought it so maybe they are thinking about what they shall do with that. At least there are some things that there is going on.

There might be a combination of what has been written. They have not had many news regarding the franchise in general this year, right? If they have not written much about it I guess that there is no reason for them to keep all the news to 26 of April, right?

Covid-19 might have something to do with it, at least it has not made the situation better. I am more worried about that compared to no alien news, you got to keep things in perspective. Keeping a good health should be a bigger priority.

VivisectedEngineer

Aug-13-2020 5:25 PM

I'm sorry to have missed the big day, but that merchandise looks pretty cool. Three years ago for my birthday, I got a bunch of T-shirts with that "USCSS Covenant"/Weyland Corp logo, for me and all my friends. 

I'm in need of some new t-shirts, maybe I'll update my collection with some Alien themed stuff. 

Blackwinter-witch

Aug-18-2020 2:23 PM

This little outpost in the Outer Veil is where folks (all of us) keep the flame of the ALIEN franchise alive.

This past ALIEN DAY was a disappointment...but that just means we go into Hibernation, prowl around here, spin our own resin and thoughts while we Wait in the darkness we all find so comforting.

Patience...is a quality ALIEN fans have in abundance. We can Wait, and in time, we'll have something new to drool over and happily screech about. :D

VivisectedEngineer

Aug-18-2020 3:07 PM

@Blackwinter-witch

Yeah! And then when it's least expected...POW! We'll spring up out of the darkness and take everyone by surprise! 

(Also, I'm getting some Weyland-Yutani polos to wear to work, because I realized that the Weyland-Yutani logo is remarkably close to my school's logo, and if I get it in the school color I don't think anyone will notice. ...Wish me luck lol) 

Blackwinter-witch

Aug-18-2020 4:44 PM

VivisectedEngineer

LOVE that idea of the shirts!!! Awesome!!

Yeppers, we're the QUIET franchise...while Star trek and Star wars are making all the noise...for us it's just barren winds howling across barren landscapes on forsaken worlds where many fear to tread...while we Wait and listen to the wind's eternal songs...

 

...and wait for unsuspecting pizza delivery people to show up. :D

BigDave

Aug-19-2020 6:26 AM

I think its a Good Point about Star Trek and Star Wars... i remember RS saying that the ALIEN Franchise should be where those are Right Now!

some may have looked at that as though he is Clearly Bonkers!

But the point he was raising IMO was that the ALIEN Franchise is more than about Ripley and those Eggs from LV-426

The Prequels with the Engineers and Creation Plot does open up NOT just our Galaxy, but others.  And so its case of HOW MANY.... in regards to Worlds, Species and Threats are their in the Galaxy/Universe that the Engineers Plot has OPENED the Door to.

Blackwinter-witch

Aug-19-2020 10:29 AM

BigDave

Exactly!!

To me, the very title, that word 'ALIEN' connotes it about being so much,much more than just one human and one critter, but about the Universe of dark and shocking possibilities...of the very fact that by definition the universe is ALIEN to us, and will challenge all our perceptions, delusions and truths in many ways we are just ill or entirely un-equipped to cope with or understand fully.

That's my goal with the Manticore works...to eventually finish with the Big Chap, and start exploring other aspects of 'alienity' the universe can contain, just waiting for discovery.

The Plan:

ALIEN: Manticore -->The Sequel (connecting to ALIEN: Isolation)-->MY version of 'ALIENS' (I will be using that title, yes) which is much truer to the ALIEN universe in tone and feel and entirely disconnects from Cameron's work. Cameron gave people a 'shooter'. I will give people Nightmares. :D After ALIENS, I will not be dealing with the Big Chap as a primary anymore, and will be using a 'less is more' approach to the famous critter...it'll never go away entirely, but there's an entire universe out there of Other Things.

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