Alien: Covenant

Rule book Round 2

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PraetorianMember3073 XPApr-08-2017 11:54 PM

Last week dk created the Scified fan made rule book.These are Rules in no particular order:


to have characters written and developed well with no wishy washy whimsical religious zealots.

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

No romance whatsoever in any alien movie.

No stupid characters such as fifield and milburn (posted X 2)

No time travel (mentioned X 4)

Put Chris and BigDave on the pay roll as consultants/writers with possible cameos. (Dave chose a mutated Jabba)

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. (mentioned X 2)

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)

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 (mentioned X 2)

not everything has to be explained ,keep some mystery in this universe so we have something our minds can run wild with (mentioned X 2)

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

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

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

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

I do not ever want to see Weyland Yutani weaponize the xenomorph.If you want to know why,just play Colonial Marines.Enough said 

R rating only (mentioned X 2)

No main character kids

Defined chest-burster gestation period(s). To paraphrase, consistent time lines yet allow some wiggle room for hosts with mentioned physical conditions that may explain gestation time variations.

Xenos not used as cannon-fodder that run around in open spaces, or broad daylight; Ambush/stalking predator only.

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 *****'.

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

No comedy. (Dark humor is OK here and there but not to the extent of Resurrection)

Never, ever again a newborn or anything that resembles that abomination. (I am fine with neomorphs though..) (mentioned X 2)

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

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

Never 100% CGI, always a mix of practical effects

Dont rely on Ripley storyline

Don’t have more than 2 years between movies.

I just hope they have it all planned out A-Z even if we dont see every part of A-Z as long as they know what a A-Z would be and stick to things that wont contradict it, and so also to tidy up the mess that has been left before.

Projectile weapons preferred, yet allow for Laser-based weapons as they are making steady progress with them in the real world

NO stupid-looking weapons like the blue and orange (present-day Target-match pistols) weapons seen in PROMETHEUS. They looked like kid's toys.

NO MORE FLAMETHROWERS!! At least not pre-assembled ones in the armory/ready-for-use ones like we saw in PROMETHEUS. It is the absolute height of mindless and suicidal stupidity to fire one aboard a starship, they're cliche`, have no real practical use aside from menacing an Alien, and the last thing you want is an alien running amok, on fire, acid bleeding from multiple and increasing places where it's skin has burned through/sloughed off, and setting even more of the ship on fire and burning holes in the ship all along its path.

Do NOT even TRY to 'Star Trek It Up'...this is the ALIENverse, it has its own distinct feel, flavor and mien. There is NO Central Monolithic Unchallengeable Federation of Planets as The Prime Authority...and there NEVER will be. There are NO Government starships out 'patrolling the sector', and when you're between star systems, you're on your own.

Characters should act and inter-relate like people do in reality, not by way of artificial/idealized 'Niceness'. Watch ALIEN for some great scenes between Ripley and Parker and their friction-points in personality

People drink beer, some likely carry whisky/liquor flasks, they smoke, and have pin-ups all over the place. These are people, not Idealized Human Federation Citizens.                                                                                                           The idea behind the new thread is to 1:To seek possible new contributors.2:For new members to contribute new rules.3:Any new rules suggested Will be debated and okayed by current members.This thread is open to all and open for discussion.                                                                                                                                     

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 

96 Responses to Rule book Round 2


PraetorianMember2861 XPApr-11-2017 2:07 AM


Well, there's no rush and inspiration works on it's own schedule :)





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OvomorphMember79 XPApr-14-2017 11:50 PM

I was always hoping the score from the original 70's blacksploitation film Shaft would be incorporated into the films. Like for those shots similar to the introduction of the Queen, where the camera pans upwards from the floor giving the 1st person perspective lol.  (Joking but I think its hilarious nonetheless)


TrilobiteMember8212 XPApr-14-2017 11:58 PM

I hear you DDFM! I think John Hurt in Space Balls is as close as we will get to humorizing Alien in a meaningful way.


PraetorianMember3073 XPApr-15-2017 12:09 AM

LOL!That's a funny one 

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 


PraetorianMember2861 XPApr-15-2017 12:32 AM

Blew me away when I realized that was actually him in Spaceballs :D






TrilobiteMember8212 XPApr-15-2017 12:38 AM


Gotta plug the Alien recital 2.0 thread here. You can't win if you don't play!

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