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FacehuggerMember114 XPAug-05-2017 3:09 AM

Purely as a comparison, given we now know which deleted scenes are on the Blu Ray, are there any scenes from the novel that you would like to have seen filmed?

I believe the Neomorph/Xenomorph scene was filmed, but wasn't finished enough to be included... Maybe it'll show up one day on YouTube

For me, it's the little touches... Like Walter brushing Daniels' hair out of her eyes as she sleeps, how he talks to David towards the end of their encounter, after David's reference to Milton...

I think some scenes that were filmed with Walter/David showed Walter in a somewhat naive light, and the deleted scene where he is explaining his disturbing encounters with David to Daniels and Oram, would have gone some way to  develop his character and his understanding of just how different he is to David.

There was also a longer discussion David has with Daniels during their confrontation, where he is describing in details about all the things he knows about bodily fluids and how he'll teach her about them, knowing full well he's scaring the crap out of her...

He kissed her. It was savage, brutal, awkward.

When he drew back, his expression was thoughtful.

"Isn't that how it's done? I contain sufficient information to duplicate the requisite physicality. I know exactly which muscles are involved, though the finer points of time and pressure elude me. Variations are to be expected based on the dissimilar physiognomies of the individuals involved. Well, you can teach me the finer points. We'll have plenty of time."

Ignoring the sharp pain, she wrenched free of his grasp and lunged towards his face, teeth bared and ready to bite. He caught her, of course, intercepting her face at the last moment. Waited until she was as close as possible short of making contact.

"You stink of humanity," he murmured, "but I'll love you just the same."

She spat directly into his face. He ignored it, contemplative.

"Saliva. A bodily fluid usually available in surplus. In my time here I've learned a lot about bodily fluids, too. You'll come to know everything I know about them. Except for you, Danny, the learning process will be... different." (p.289)

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ChestbursterMember936 XPAug-05-2017 2:05 PM

I would have liked to have the Oram chest-bursting scene extended. Oram's response when he awakens is chilling and when David is trying to teach the Xenomorph would have been beautiful.

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."


FacehuggerMember114 XPAug-05-2017 3:28 PM

It would have been interesting to see Oram say more... And it seemed odd to have David be so happy to see his creation born, only to watch passively as Daniels kills it later on...


NeomorphMember1823 XPAug-06-2017 4:05 AM

I think when daniels kills the protomorph he is probably just assessing this first try. he probably just comes to the conclusion it isn't yet perfected so not too bothered as it is just a first attempt. if it was good enough daniels wouldn't have been able to kill it and definitely wouldn't need his help to survive 


FacehuggerMember114 XPAug-06-2017 4:32 AM

Even so, given that he was so distraught when Oram killed the Neomorph, you'd think he'd be equally upset over his hand-crafted creation...

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