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What if you wrote the Rule Book- what rules would you have

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MemberTrilobiteMar-23-2017 7:17 PM

The only two I could think of would be 1: to have characters written and developed well with no wishy washy whimsical religious zealots.

2: Do not put too much emphasis on technology like holograms and such.

How about you? 

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MemberFacehuggerMar-23-2017 7:30 PM

No romance whatsoever in any alien movie.

No stupid characters such as fifield and milburn

No time travel

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MemberTrilobiteMar-23-2017 7:38 PM

I forgot about time travel- big no no.


MemberTrilobiteMar-23-2017 7:59 PM

#3- Put Chris and BigDave on the pay roll as consultants/writers with possible cameos.


MemberOvomorphMar-23-2017 8:10 PM

Don't know if this really counts, but here's one:

No more than 3 rewrites of the script. Pick an idea, flesh it out, and make the best version of that idea possible rather than trying to incorporate old versions into some new vision by some new writer. Prometheus suffered from having too many cooks in the kitchen and by the time the movie was done, it didn't really seem to know what it wanted to be. 



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MemberFacehuggerMar-23-2017 8:28 PM

1. there is no place for corny over the top cheesy/corny dialog and sequences in this film universe (aka anything similar to Resurrection would be banned)

2. No predators in the alien film universe, they are both cool but tonally too different to share a film and it be worthy of either,,save that stuff for the comic books

3. not everything has to be explained ,keep some mystery in this universe so we have something our minds can run wild with

4. NEVER turn it into an Avengers where our protaginists are just taking our hordes after hordes, it would be silly....even though Aliens went with the action/war vibe it still kept some of the bleak tone and impending doom and terror

5. Ripley is done, done done never again shoehorn her into a sequel or prequel 

6. Keep the main focus on morphing and mutating as the genesis of the species but still allow an occasional queen ...there is just more ghastly horror to play with when it comes to mutation, but the queen IMO is limited, she looks good our hero fights her thats it, having her on the screen dosnt really open up any storytelling doors for us other than a cool action scene

6. oh and someone above said to never have characters as weak as a Fifield or Milburn again, i have ti 2nd that, alot of the dialog in Prometheus was awful but yet what David and Janek said was typically gold...always puzzled me how good dialog wasnt consistent in Prometheus

7. Im fine with tech but make it look used or serviceable, if its too "bright and shiny" it takes away the tone and feel of the movie


MemberPraetorianMar-23-2017 8:45 PM

I kinda agree with a lot of what's said here.But if have an idea of my own it would be this.I do not ever want to see Weyland Yutani weaponize the xenomorph.If you want to know why,just play Colonial Marines.Enough said 

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MemberTrilobiteMar-23-2017 8:51 PM

ninXeno426 Sorry, friend. I refuse to play that and was not impressed with watching YT videos. Please enlighten those of us who have not played it.


ModeratorPraetorianMar-23-2017 9:11 PM

R rating only

No main character kids

Defined chest-burster gestation period(s)

Xenos not used as cannon-fodder that run around in open spaces, or broad daylight (the more primitive Protomorph being the exception to the rule). Ambush/stalking predator only.



MemberPraetorianMar-23-2017 9:16 PM

(Apologies for the late response)Alright here goes.To start your a marine deployment that finds the Sulaco back in orbit around LV-426,no idea why really.When they board they find that Weyland Yutani has been experimenting with the xenomorph(This is supposed to be the explanation for the eggs in Alien 3)they find people cocooned with cameras on them for no good reason.By the time you find yourself on LV-426,Weyland Yutani has set up various research stations on the moon including the derelict.There also a bunch of hybrid xenomorph they've created some how running rampant.They even have a queen is captivity and not quite like Alien Resurrection either.It's just a mess,the AVP Reqieum of games.If I can think of more I'll let you know 

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MemberTrilobiteMar-23-2017 9:19 PM

nin thanks.

I am thinking maybe giving this thread a week to cook and then compiling everyone's rules into a proper document in no particular order. It could be fun and there are already several good ideas. Hopefully some vets will weigh in.


MemberPraetorianMar-23-2017 9:23 PM

Sounds excellent!I should also express concern that judging from the artwork this is what Blomkamps Alien 5 has in mind 

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MemberTrilobiteMar-23-2017 9:26 PM

Personally, I don't see 5 happening- at least considering RS's plans and Weaver's aging. No disrespect but that seems like the reality.


MemberPraetorianMar-23-2017 9:29 PM

Yeah i count it out too.Ridley has big plans and i don't really believe Alien 5 is part of his agenda even though he is supposed to produce it 

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MemberTrilobiteMar-23-2017 9:38 PM

Sorry Scified. Rule 4: addition to GDL's rule 5: No quotes from Ripley as a fanboy nod to her like 'that's not exactly out of the manual' or 'get away from her, you bitch'.


MemberPraetorianMar-23-2017 9:41 PM

I second that.It's something cheesy about the Terminator sequels(sorry brother!)i wish we could go one film with out hearing "I'll be back"

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MemberTrilobiteMar-23-2017 9:55 PM


Maybe Daniels could yell "GET TO THUH CHOPPAA!"


MemberPraetorianMar-23-2017 9:58 PM

LOL,or maybe when she's swinging from that ship,Tennessee yells to her "The bridge is out!"True Lies for those who don't know 

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MemberTrilobiteMar-24-2017 1:17 AM

I think I may compile the ideas, list those who contributed and present in a different thread. I might edit if needed for flow but will cite members and ensure members' rules are recognized. It will tentatively be titled the Scified Alien Rule Book.

I recommend maximum participation if you want your rules posted.

Suspense date for entries is 03/30/2017 when I decide to go to bed.


MemberTrilobiteMar-24-2017 1:46 AM

I hate to bump but I see BigDave is up and around and would appreciate input.


MemberPraetorianMar-24-2017 1:49 AM

Lol that's ok i just bumped my thread too 

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MemberTrilobiteMar-24-2017 2:09 AM


Would you clarify main character kids and chestburster gestation periods (does that mean consistent time)?


MemberFacehuggerMar-24-2017 2:54 AM

1. Stay true to H.R Giger and his nightmareish world and design.

2. No comedy.

3. Never, ever again a newborn or anything that resembles that abomination. (I am fine with neomorphs though..)

4. No timetravel.

5. No "up in the blue, infantile dopehead" ideas in scripts or drafts like wooden planets ur sutch. Alien worlds yes, but please not stupid.

              "Bees have hives, man" 


MemberTrilobiteMar-24-2017 3:03 AM


Are you sure about no comedy? Does that include little dark humor things that were said in every movie? I am just trying to clarify what you mean about comedy. Thank you for contributing.


MemberPraetorianMar-24-2017 3:04 AM

Can't believe BigDave hasn't weighed in on this yet

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MemberTrilobiteMar-24-2017 3:09 AM


I know. On the other hand, he might drop a 2 page post or even excerpts from the real deal from an inside source.


MemberPraetorianMar-24-2017 3:15 AM

 Lol yeah he just might 

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MemberOvomorphMar-24-2017 5:53 AM

No time travel

No fan boy service other then set pieces and or details about the alien universe that serves to expand the world

No newborn

Always R

Never 100% CGI, always a mix of practical effects

Dont rely on Ripley storyline, there are many directions this franchise can explore, no need to focus on one person indefinitely.

DOnt have more than 2 years between movies.

Someone here said something about not changing scripts, agreed, stick to an idea and flesh it out.

Predator and Alien dont need to share screen time to be in the same universe...

Only hint at origins, never explain fully, only point to possibilities 

That's all I can think of for now...


MemberFacehuggerMar-24-2017 9:22 AM


Dark humor I have absolutly no problem with, but how Resurection turned out.... No, dont go there.

              "Bees have hives, man" 


MemberTrilobiteMar-24-2017 5:30 PM

Another shameless bump- hoping for more input.


MemberDeaconMar-24-2017 7:26 PM

"- Put Chris and BigDave on the pay roll as consultants/writers with possible cameos."

Sounds great, i would have to be a Fifield type Mutation... And i would end up like this

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