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No Offline Alien Camaraderie?

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dk

MemberTrilobiteApr-11-2017 4:55 PM

I work two jobs and have noticed NO ONE is tracking on AC. They talk about Star Wars all the live long day and give a blank stare when asked if they are looking forward to AC. Anyone else in a similar situation?

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Blackwinter-witch

MemberPraetorianApr-11-2017 5:01 PM

Aside from my family, my friends here on this site, and a few others online, yeah.

BUT, the ALIENverse isn't really Mass-market in the same way Star Wars and Star Trek are.

It's for Adults, not one's 'inner-child', so yeah, it's fanbase tends to be more rareified due to that.
It's Death and Despair wrapped in Darkness, Silence and Blood...and it's Awesome!

IN SPACE THERE IS NO WARNING

 

 

 

dk

MemberTrilobiteApr-11-2017 5:06 PM

I get it. I could understand if I worked with kids but that isn't the case lol.

Mr. Nostromo

MemberOvomorphApr-11-2017 5:43 PM

Hm. I wonder if I agree with you BW-W? I say this because I enjoy all of the above, Star Wars, Trek, Comic Book movies from Marvel & DC, Alien & they all harken back to my inner child, in different capacities... When I was a kid I saw Aliens at home on cable and while I was riveted to the screen a family member snuck up behind me and scared me and I think every horror movie I've seen since then I'm still chasing that scare, trying to get that feeling again. Very little in adulthood is as scary as I remember that being, and in a way you trade the terror of childhood for the mood and tone of adulthood. My partner is very impatient with the exact same set of movies because he feels they just repeat the same stations of their particular crosses over and over again and I feel that is a fair enough criticism: if I didn't have that same backlog of nostalgia would I have as much affection for these movies, maybe they are actually intended for the inner child in a way that little else can completely satisfy...

Blackwinter-witch

MemberPraetorianApr-11-2017 5:55 PM

dk

Well, most folks to be honest, want to indulge their 'inner-child' as often as possible. That's fine, I enjoy Star Wars and Star Trek also.
BUT...
Those of us who enjoy the ALIENverse, we want more than simple black-and-white polarized storytelling. We want 'steak' instead of 'hamburgers'. :D

IN SPACE THERE IS NO WARNING

 

 

 

Blackwinter-witch

MemberPraetorianApr-11-2017 6:01 PM

Mr. Nostromo

I have NO problems or castigations vs people indulging their 'inner-child', not at all and I never will. Like everyone else, I indulge my 'inner-child' also. :) That's part of being Human.

GOOD point about the ALIENverse possibly indulging the 'inner-child' in the manner that appreciates the scarier stories, after all, as kids, most of us like scary stories and such, right?

But, the nature, tone, feel and such of the ALIENverse is definitely NOT one where it inspires a sense of wonder and the same associated feelings one gets from Star Wars, Star Trek and related, yes?
as example: The scene of Brett's death to me is and will always be the Defining moment of the ALIENverse. It's hard to put into words, but even now, having seen it so many times, it still grabs me by the throat and I can 'connect' to the scene, and get cold chills down my spine. :)

IN SPACE THERE IS NO WARNING

 

 

 

sp_jockey

MemberOvomorphApr-11-2017 6:36 PM

dk, I have noticed the same, even among fellow geeks. Not on their radar at all. I tell them about it, and they seem surprised. Even more surprised when I tell them it's Ridley Scott's follow-up to Prometheus. And then they tell me they don't remember much about Prometheus. Sad, really...

Rick

MemberXenomorphApr-11-2017 7:06 PM

I can relate.  The only Alien fans here are me and the IT guy.

Raido

MemberFacehuggerApr-11-2017 7:52 PM

I hear ya, dk. Aside from my cousin and my mom, no one I know is really that into ALIEN or the upcoming Covenant. I'm frankly obsessed, and it's depressing not to encounter others of similar mindset. That's why I love this forum so much. Even if I don't post regularly, I still take the time each day to read what my fellow ALIEN freaks are saying.

*Edited for a stupid typo.

dk

MemberTrilobiteApr-11-2017 8:02 PM

Raido

It is even more frustrating when they don't get situational one liners from the series. With some, when they opine about the ongoing SW series I  gave up on in 1983, I ask them 'Are they still making Darth Vadar movies?' just to mess with them.

ninXeno426

MemberPraetorianApr-11-2017 8:06 PM

Kinda.Most people I know (like my girlfriend)Don't even know wtf Alien Covenant even is.Hell my mother was barely aware of it till recently and she loves Aliens 

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

Blackwinter-witch

MemberPraetorianApr-11-2017 8:11 PM

dk

LOL Good one!!

IN SPACE THERE IS NO WARNING

 

 

 

Lone

MemberPraetorianApr-12-2017 1:18 AM

Not one single person I know has even heard about A:C. Mind you here in the UK we have yet to see a tv spot or trailer?

I'm absolutely burstin' to talk about it, but I am met with blank stares and/or the eye roll if I mention it.

Which means I'm kinda going crazy here!!

THE LONE GUNWOMAN

"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

Blackwinter-witch

MemberPraetorianApr-12-2017 2:59 AM

same here in Canada...

IN SPACE THERE IS NO WARNING

 

 

 

Drake

MemberFacehuggerApr-12-2017 6:28 AM

I have two people in real life who feel ALMOST the same as I do about Alien Covenant.  A good friend of mine as well as my father (my hero who also loves the Rolling Stones, my all time favorite band).  Both of these people are excited about seeing the film when it comes out, but neither are tracking the details like I have.  Both of them were let down by Prometheus so this is a redemption opportunity for the series.

All of us hated Resurrection and AVP.

Starlogger

MemberChestbursterApr-12-2017 6:57 AM

Yeah, pretty much no one I know, other than my son and my brother, seems to really know anything about this movie. And no one is looking forward to it more than me in my circle. What @Blackwinter said pretty much applies: "Alien" is kind of a niche/cult market. But a HUGE one, relatively speaking.

Cerulean Blue

MemberFacehuggerApr-12-2017 8:18 AM

I agree with the sentiments above!

IMHO - Sir Ridley has awakened a larger question about our origins, than the average movie-goer will grasp, unless it is show to them & spelled out.  Prometheus did not tell us what to think, it made us think!  That, my friends, is the difference in the Alien world!

And yes, I can only talk about my crazy, rambling theories on this site!

I love you all!!

SteveRogers1973

MemberFacehuggerApr-12-2017 8:29 AM

Honestly - I'm really grateful to have you guys.  One of my brothers and a buddy or two are interested in it but it's not something we really discuss.  I always forward them the new trailers and stuff like that but thats it.

and my wife just thinks I'm a complete nerd....this from a woman who thinks Fast & Furious movies are the greatest thing ever....talk about a nerd!

dk

MemberTrilobiteApr-12-2017 8:11 PM

I am considering going on opening night. I will wonder how many in the audience are on this forum since no one offline is tracking the movie.

Thoughts_Dreams

MemberNeomorphApr-16-2017 10:29 AM

Me and a friend will go and see it, maybe I can make another friend see it too but he doesn’t live in the same city as I do. There are not many people among those that I know that will watch it to my knowledge at least. No one that I have talked to this far have been annoyed when I have mentioned the movie.

 

I understand if few people are interested since Prometheus is what it is but I hope that AC will be better. Maybe more people would be interested if they had gotten Prometheus right but it is what it is.

 

Sp_Jockey: The thing is that Prometheus isn’t extremely good even though there are some good things in it. Prometheus could have been so much better. I understand their reaction, even though I still watch it from time to time.

SteveRogers1973

MemberFacehuggerApr-16-2017 10:47 AM

I think I will try and see it in IMAX as soon as I can.  What's best way to know when you local theater starts selling tix?  I signed up on Fandango for an email alert.  Any other suggestions?

BM

MemberOvomorphApr-16-2017 4:25 PM

I've asked a colleague and I got - 'loved the first one will it be like that?' followed by 'if it is I'm not going to see it, scared the crap out of me the first time!' Can't win!! 

BigDave

MemberDeaconApr-16-2017 5:49 PM

Totally Agree...

And i think Ridley Scott and Fox have teased a few times maybe they hope to expand the Alien Universe like Star Wars one..

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