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Alien: Covenant chestburster dance

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XenomorphStaff1160 XPMay-03-2019 9:36 AM

Alien: Covenant rod puppet test dance was shared by the odd studio on their Instagram.


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TrilobiteAdmin9516 XPMay-03-2019 10:45 PM

I'm going to be bluntly honest here (for a change, - sarcasm -), and it'll be interesting to see others opinion, but the Chestburster born from Oram is one of the worst Chestbursters put on film. In all honesty when I first watched Alien: Covenant I could hear the Thunderbirds theme in my head... and when it raised its hands, mimicking David I literally facepalmed.

I would say the Chestburster scenes improved with each movie (AvP's not included), with Shaw's C-section and the Deacon's birth being the best executed to date, although the Chestburster scenes from Alien and Aliens are the best classic Xenomorph Chestburster scenes, IMO.

Ironically the Backburster effects were well executed, but the performance and choreography felt too generic.


DeaconMember10128 XPMay-04-2019 1:04 AM

I kind of agree, the Mimicking of David seemed odd, but i could understand it was to indicate that David was the Puppet Master to his Creation.

I really did like the Translucence of the Chest Buster and its a shame the Adult was not the same but this would have required Total CGI for the most part, as to make a Suit that would appear as such would have to make the Xenomorph appear more Bulky due to being a good Few Inches Thicker in every department (Tail, Dorsal Tubes and Head excluded). 

Close Ups could have used a Animatronic instead but a combination of that and CGI would certainly have added a LOT to the Budget.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


PraetorianMember2674 XPMay-04-2019 6:02 AM

That test was amusing to a degree.

It was great to finally have a translucent version of the Alien, albeit a miniature one.

I thought that the rod puppet looked amazing, the guys from Odd Studios produced some brilliant work for Covenant. It was the CGI overlay, (as with some of the other creature scenes) that made it less than convincing.    

However, I understand why people hated it, or felt it didn't make sense, or was out of step with the Chestbursters we are used to.



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


TrilobiteMember8212 XPMay-04-2019 3:36 PM

I will just leave it here. When you wish upon a star.....



DeaconMember10128 XPMay-04-2019 4:21 PM

"However, I understand why people hated it"

To be fair some of those who disliked it also was not too Happy about David being the Creator and so the difference in the Chest Bursters could be the Silver Lining on that Cloud because it can be used to argue THIS cant be the same Xenomorph as in ALIEN, which it is not, but could Evolve to be, but leaves it open for Disney to show us in Future that Actually its NOT his Creation on LV-426.

I would actually welcome that, as it means maybe Davids Creation could Evolve into something a bit different than the Norm!

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


TrilobiteMember8212 XPMay-04-2019 6:22 PM

"However, I understand why people hated it"

It stood and regarded David in a quasi Jiminy Cricket/Pinocchio moment. It seemed like one of those things that would work in a book but was cheesy on screen. 


NeomorphMember1529 XPMay-09-2019 8:28 AM

That part was stupid, it was almost like a parody. I understand that it was meant to show that David controlled it but never the less it was dumb and added more bad things to an already disappointing movie (giving David a bigger role, and so on). As far as showing that David made it sure but never the less it was disappointing no matter what the point of it was.

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